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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Water Treatment Plant Implements New Technology

A newly-constructed water treatment plant built in Redwood Shores, Calif., will implement new technology developed at Stanford University that utilizes the treatment process to create energy. The technology utilizes anaerobic bacteria and will be supported by a $2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)...

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Protecting Lake Michigan from Sewage Pollution

When everything is working smoothly with a water system, whether that system is delivering potable water or removing wastewater or storm water, few people give any thought to what is taking place. When something goes wrong, however, the entire story changes and the complexities of a properly...

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Val-Matic's Energy Cost Calculator

Since valve selection affects energy consumption in pumping systems this program allows you to enter specific application information to find your consumption. The Energy Cost Calculator displays the 40-Year energy consumption of various check valves, pump control valves and shut-off valves so that the system designer can evaluate alternate design strategies...

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Air Valves in Piping Systems

Liquid piping systems are prone to collecting air from incoming fluids, pumps and connections. This air can cause inefficiencies and serious operating problems. Last year, VALVE Magazine published “Why Air Valves are Needed in Water Applications,” which outlined the sources and effects of air in pipelines. This article explains how the various types of air valves operate in liquid piping systems...

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Goodbye Headloss, Hello Savings!

The East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV) located in Aurora, Colorado has a new high service water treatment plant. For more than 40 years, ECCV depended on finite water supplies in deep underground aquifers, known as the Denver Basin, to serve the residents in eastern Centennial, Colorado and unincorporated Arapahoe County...

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