Valves

Valves play a critical role in all water and wastewater applications. Valves are devices that can adjust, change or otherwise redirect the flow of water or wastewater within a pipe network. This may be used to regulate system pressures, redirect water due to seasonal flow differences or to keep the flow of storm water manageable during a heavy storm. Valves come in many different styles, shapes and sizes, and examples of their use can be found in the articles below.

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Setting up a new pressure reducing valve
Setting up a new pressure reducing valve.
Apr 3 2014
How to Adjust Water Pressure If you are now the proud owner of a new pressure reducing valve or have just taken over a system that might have them…
Mar 24 2014
Knife gate valve Model VM is built to high manufacturing standards and combines rugged construction with design refinements. Features include a…
Mar 19 2014
Smooth opening and closing of butterfly valves has a large impact on system performance and long-term reliable operation. It not only extends the…
Feb 7 2014
Global demand for industrial valves is forecast to rise 5.1% per year through 2017 to $82.5 billion, according to World Industrial Valves, a new…
Nov 6 2013
The reservoir filling station at Pittsfield Township, Mich., provides water to about 39,000 people, with needs that vary from industrial and…
Sep 16 2013
Salalah is a coastal city in Oman, about 1,500 km south of Dubai. Although the beautiful city has an average population of 200,000, tourists flock…
Aug 14 2013
Yarra Valley Water (YVW) is the largest of Melbourne’s three water corporations, providing water supply and sewerage services to more than 1.7…
Aug 12 2013
Singer Valve, a manufacturer of control valves, has received an innovation award from an industry publication for the new SPI-MV—the first single-…
Aug 5 2013
The Water Distribution Div. of the Environmental Services Department in Ponca City, Okla., is responsible for providing potable water to…
Jun 10 2013
Solve the problem of worn valve nuts with Lowell's valve key socket set. Just attach one of the three sockets (small, medium, large) to a valve key (…
Apr 4 2013
Diaphragm-operated automatic control valves (ACVs) require reasonably clean water to function effectively and reliably. Having a strainer upstream of…
Mar 27 2013
A major coastal city in Florida had been experiencing problems with high tidewater surcharging storm water pipes located in a densely populated beach…
Mar 20 2013
In 2006, the Merrimac River flooded into two residential areas in a Massachusetts city. Twenty-five homes were damaged during the incident. In the…
Mar 18 2013
This new electrically actuated polypro ball valve will automatically accept virtually any input power signal. Designed for pure water and chemical…
Mar 15 2013
The 106-RPS-RR and 206-RPS-RR surge anticipating relief on rate of rise valves are based on the 106-PG and 206-PG main valves. Each valve is…
Mar 13 2013
During typical rain events, a storm drain located in a Michigan community would rise significantly and backflow into a connecting storm sewer,…
Mar 11 2013
The new Festo solenoid valve VZWD can switch at any pressure from 0 to 90 bar without differential pressure—even in closed media circuits. This new…
Mar 8 2013
The 106-AC series control valve is designed to solve high pressure-drop problems by allowing smooth control and protection from cavitation damage. It…
Mar 6 2013
The Pressure Reducing Valve with Integral Back-Up (PR-SM) has a built-in independent backup system. If the primary diaphragm is damaged or fails, the…
Mar 6 2013
The patented Dynamic Lifter is a direct-acting spring-loaded relief valve that opens when the inlet pressure exceeds the set point. It closes drip-…
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