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

Val-Matic ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Val-Matic is pleased to announce it has been approved for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. Val-Matic has been ISO registered since 2006. Their Quality Management System scope, as on their ISO 9001:2015 certificate is: Design, Manufacture, and Service of Valves and Related Products for the Water and Waste, Commercial Building Construction, Irrigation and Industrial Markets...

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Geothermal Power

Although geothermal energy generation is a growing renewable resource, it still presents challenges for equipment suppliers in controlling the often harsh geothermal fluids. A geothermal plant can use direct steam, hot water, or a mixture of steam and water but in all cases, the fluids can contain...

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Closing Faster = No Slam

Is it possible to close a valve faster without slam? Yes! Watch Val-Matic’s video Closing Faster=No Slam to see how the high performance air cushion makes this possible. Two swing check valves are put to the test in Val-Matic's laboratory with the same flow and line pressure...

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FloodSafe® Vault Installation Video

The FloodSafe® Inflow Preventer is a revolutionary system that works with air valves and provides unrivaled protection of potable water systems from contamination. By preventing water from passing through the FloodSafe®, contaminated floodwater or water that has been...

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Satellite Imagery & Algorithms in Infrastructure

When most people think of satellites, they think about the exploration of outer space, distant planets, satellite internet or even cellphones. But many satellites—the Union of Concerned Scientists estimates there are 1,738 active satellites orbiting the Earth—are pointed back at our planet, often to research weather and ocean patterns...

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Making Your System Safe - Val-Matic FloodSafe®

The FloodSafe® Inflow Preventer is a revolutionary system that works with air valves and provides unrivaled protection of potable water systems from contamination. Watch our video to learn more about the FloodSafe®...

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Valve Magazine Feature - Interior Coatings

Since the 1990s, two types of epoxy coatings have been commonly specified and used for iron valves in the waterworks industry: fusion-bonded epoxy and liquid epoxy. Both coatings are based on thermo-set epoxy systems with similar corrosion resistance and are...

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Air Today, Gone Tomorrow

Check out Val-Matic’s Air Today, Gone Tomorrow video on their YouTube page. The useful video demonstrates the importance of using Air Valves in water and wastewater pipelines. The presence of air in pipelines often raises many questions for Engineers and Operators, many of which have never been answered. Many problems in pipelines are caused by a failure to deaerate the line. Deaerating the pipeline will safeguard these from various air related problems. The video determines how Val-Matic’s Air Release Valve, Air/Vacuum Valve and Combination Air Valve solve such problems...

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Wastewater Air Valve Coating Test

A working environment for valve testing is similar to the saying, “A picture is worth a 1000 words.” Val-Matic was fortunate to test four of their 2-inch 802A combination air valves, each with different coatings on a trial installation at the Salt Creek Sanitary District Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant in Villa Park, IL...

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Water Stories - Big Bubble

It’s not often that you run into a valve problem on the 17th hole of the Blue Monster at Doral. But that’s what happened one day around dusk when Jim Wickman and yours truly were trying to squeeze in 18 holes before dark. (Jim and I ran an engineering consulting firm many years ago. He’s still at it but I am more of the...

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