Blog

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

3D Printing Used in Water Filtration

A water technology startup by the name of Nano Sun has unveiled a new facility that will utilize 3D printers to create and manufacture water filtration membranes...

Read More...


Worm Gear Actuator Mounting Positions

Val-Matic's worm gear actuators provide precise quarter turn actuation in accordance with AWWA Standards. They are standard on Plug Valves and available on Ball and Butterfly Valves. Did you know the Worm Gear can be mounted in multiple positions depending on valve installation?

Read More...


Plug Valve Seating System

Did you know that the success of the eccentric plug valve seating system is predicated on three factors? The movement of the plug in and out of the seat, positioning of the plug in the seat and and the resilient/welded mating surfaces...

Read More...


Taming Struvite

A common occurrence in wastewater treatment plants, Struvite can quickly get out of control. When the conditions are right, the Struvite will rapidly form crystals that spread throughout a pipeline forming a concrete-like crust...

Read More...


Fireworks & Water Contamination at Mt. Rushmore

Past fireworks displays are the probable cause of elevated concentrations of a contaminant called perchlorate in groundwater and surface water within Mount Rushmore National Memorial, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey report...

Read More...


Making Sure it Sticks

Val-Matic demonstrates the adhesion of epoxy coatings for the interior and exterior of valves. The test is done per ASTM Standard D4541 and measures the strength of the bond between the coating and the base metal. Click below to view the video demonstration...

Read More...


Seat Retention System

The Tri-Loc™ seat retention system provides reliable sealing and positive mechanical retention of the valve seat while allowing easy adjustment or replacement in the field. The Tri-Loc™ overlapping seat segments provide for easy replacement and prevent scalloping of the resilient seat surface...

Read More...


Val-Matic's Traveling Nut Manual Actuator

Val-Matic's Traveling Nut Manual Actuators provide characterized closure which allows the valve to slowly close during the last half of travel to reduce pipeline surges. They are designed to specifically match the torque characteristics of Val-Matic Ener•G® Ball Valves and Val-Matic American-BFV® Butterfly Valves. Read more details in Val-Matic's Manual Actuation White Paper...

Read More...


Snipe the Leak Sniffing Dog

A water company is hunting leads on burst pipes by deploying Britain's first sniffer dog trained to hound down water leaks.

Snipe, a 16-month-old cocker spaniel, has undergone weeks of training by ex-military personnel to detect problem pipes by sniffing out tiny amounts of chlorine in tap water...

Read More...


Val-Matic aquired the American-Darling Butterfly Valve line

Throwback to 19 years ago, Val-Matic acquired the American-Darling (American Flow Control) Butterfly Valve line. For over 90 years, the name American-Darling was synonymous with quality and dependability earning it respect and acceptance in the industry, features important to Val-Matic...

Read More...


Page 5 of 10First   Previous   1  2  3  4  [5]  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last