Municipal Articles

Savings Through Serviceability

Butterfly Valves

The City of Elgin began serving its residents as a community water supplier in the late 1880’s using the Fox River as the source of drinking water...

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Technology and Pump Control Valves

Pump Control Valves

Technological advances related to pump control valves also help pumping system performance and energy savings ...

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Valves

Society’s desire for a clean environment shines light on the importance of understanding...

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Ener•G® = Cost Savings

Ener•G® Ball Valve

Located in northwestern Ohio, the City of Findlay is the epicenter of Hancock County...

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Test Drive a Check Valve

Check Valves

Selecting a check valve is similar to buying a new car. There are many types of...

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"A Methodology for Predicting Check Valve Slam"

Check Valves

Although check valve slam is a common problem associated with check valves...

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Silent Treatment

Swing-Flex® Check Valve

Michael Goltz, superintendent of the Mt. Horeb, Wis., Wastewater Treatment Plant, had a problem...

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Why Check Valves Slam

Check Valves

Check valves are important in water and wastewater pumping systems: They automatically open to allow forward flow and...

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Engineered Quality

Valve Industry

In 2016, Val-Matic Corp. celebrated fifty successful years. As a respected, service-oriented, ...

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Goodbye Headloss, Hello Savings

Ener•G® Ball Valve

The East Cherry Creek Valley Water and Sanitation District (ECCV) located in...

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Easy Being Green

Ener•G® Ball Valve

Built in 1911, the Roseland Pumping Station is located on the south side of Chicago...

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All's Well That Ends Well

Surgebuster® Check Valve

The City of Fresno Water Department in California was experiencing valve slam...

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Inflow Prevention

FloodSafe®

Prior to cross connection and security issues, valve vaults were simply part of...

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Texas Slam Dance!

Surgebuster® Check Valves

System operators have their work cut out for them when their pumping applications...

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Climate Change

Valve Industry

The world may not agree on all the causes of climate change, but most people realize our actions ...

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Crossness Upgrade

Cam-Centric® Plug Valve

The US valve manufacturer Val-Matic has entered the UK market on a major project for...

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Salt Creek Coating Test

Wastewater Air Valves

Located within a half mile of two water and wastewater treatment facilities....

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Clog Steels Pipeline Efficiency

Surgebuster® Check Valve

AK Steel Corp., a steel mill in Ashland, Kentucky, was having a reoccurring problem...

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Mission Possible

Cam-Centric® Plug Valves

Your system is running like clockwork. The pressure and flow are normal and everything...

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Duke Waters Article Series

Air Error

Air Release, Air Vacuum and Combination Air Valves

It was late on Friday, almost 4:30, when I got the call with Miller Time on my mind...

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Big Slam

Tilted Disc® Check Valve and Combination Air Valve

I let the phone ring four times before I picked up the receiver so I could have another sip...

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Boiling Filters

Air Release, Combination, Well Service Air Valves and Dual Port Throttling Device

I knew I was in trouble when I saw area code '518' on my pager. It could only mean...

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KISS

Tilted Disc® Check Valve

It was a bright morning, and being the semi-retired, free-lance engineer that I am...

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Big Bubble

Air release air valve

It’s not often that you run into a valve problem on the 17th hole of the Blue Monster...

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Plugged Plug

Cam-Centric® Plug Valve

Samantha and I were rounding the curve on I-285 doing about 75 when I heard...

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