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

Hydrogen Production Operation

It is estimated that over 10 million tons of hydrogen are produced annually in the US. Hydrogen is an essential element used in the production of...

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Energy Cost Calculator

Did you know Val-Matic expanded the scope of their Energy Cost Calculator to cover larger AWWA Ball and Eccentric Plug Valves up to 72 inch sizes? Since valve selection affects energy consumption in pumping systems this program allows you to enter specific application information to find your consumption...

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WEFTEC Charity Event

Did you know WEFTEC has a charity event? Water Charities Fundraising, an independent North Carolina non-profit corporation, raises funds for water-related charities by producing an annual benefit called Jammin’4Water on the Saturday prior to Water Environment Federation WEFTEC™ Conference...

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WWEMA Corner Feature on Pump Control

Plants consume nearly 80 percent of their costs pumping water and overcoming pressure and friction losses. With proper valve selection to minimize valve headloss, significant energy savings can be achieved...

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure

In May 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to invest $256 million towards the improvement of water infrastructure in rural communities...

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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...

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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?

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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...

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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...

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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...

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