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Featuring a variety of Val-Matic informational posts, as well as industry information.

Understanding Torque for Quarter-Turn Valves

Valve manufacturers publish torques for their products so that actuation and mounting hardware can be properly selected. However, published torque values often represent only ...

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How to Stop the Ground from Shaking

Do you know How to Stop the Ground from Shaking? Val-Matic’s Slam! video will show you how. The dynamic test in the video demonstrates that the Val-Matic Surgebuster® Check Valve closes faster than a conventional air cushion swing check valve which reduces check valve slam up to 80%.

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Clog "Steels" Pipeline Efficiency

A steel mill was having a reoccurring problem at their quenching station. They were frequently replacing the conventional swing check valves installed in a vertical flow up application.  The first swing check valve they installed clogged within days of use and/or backflushing with the seat leaking a few months after installation. 

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QuadroSphere® Training Video

Are you curious how the QuadroSphere® Ball Valve works? Have your heard about the Ring Master® Seating System and want to know more? Val-Matic has a video to explain all the ins and out of the trunnion ball valve and it’s seating system. Did you know the unique contoured full port ball adds 4 additional flow paths? The QuadroSphere® ball design allows debris to be flushed from the valve body instead of accumulating. The Ring Master® Seating System provides excellent shut-off and ease of operation in applications when sand, scale, powers and other solids are present in the media. Click to watch the video.

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Seating for Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves

General industrial ball valves seal by fluid pressure pushing the ball into the downstream resilient seat. At extreme pressures however, the floating ball valve may wear prematurely and require high torques during operation. Conversely, trunnion mounted ball valves are ideally suited for extreme pressures because the ball is supported by trunnions rigidly secured in the body thereby reducing the operating torque.

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Think Before You Bake This Holiday Season

Baking all sort of glorious calorific creations is a must-do activity for Christmas, yet it is extremely water-intensive & energy-consuming. Read on to see just how much water it takes to make a single gingerbread man.

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Quarter-Turn Valve Training

Do you know how quarter-turn valves can be used in industrial applications? Val-Matic offers product webinars that focus on the features and benefits of Val-Matic products for use in various industrial applications such as industrial wastewater, power, oil & gas, mining and fracking. If you are curious how you can use an Val-Matic Quarter-Turn Valves in an industrial application check out our website and YouTube page.

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Tilted Disc® White Paper

Tilted Disc® Check Valves are energy efficient and also provide non‐slam closure by utilizing a short disc stroke of 40°. The energy savings produced by its 140% flow area, streamlined body and hydrodynamically designed disc make it an excellent choice for pump discharge applications. The valve will pay for itself many times over in ease of maintenance and energy savings.

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How Artificial Intelligence Aids in Wastewater Treatment

The loss of expert know-how, already a problem for years, has been made worse due to the coronavirus pandemic. A network of expertise, optimized by artificial intelligence, may be the way to get ahead of the problem.

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Eccentric Plug Valves White Paper

Wastewater systems present many challenges to pumps and valves because wastewater can contain grit,solids, and debris depending where in the process the equipment is located.  First used in the 1930’s in paper industry, the eccentric plug valve can...

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