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  • A Checklist To Keeping Your Control Valves In Good Health

    A Checklist To Keeping Your Control Valves In Good Health

    Don’t let your valves flat-line! Learn how to properly examine your valves, diagnose critical issues and treat problems to ward off expensive valve surgery. This simple guide offers engineers and water professionals helpful ...

  • The Visual Guide to Troubleshooting Your Valves

    The Visual Guide to Troubleshooting Your Valves

    It’s 2 a.m., and you’ve received an emergency call—one of your valves isn’t functioning properly. If you’re like most water management professionals, your first instinct is to call the factory for support—but ...

  • Kansas Facility Finds Fast, Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    Kansas Facility Finds Fast, Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    The Hutchinson (Kansas) Water Plant gets its water from 20 wells. The water is pumped out of the wells and into a reverse osmosis water treatment center to purify and ensure safe drinking water. At that point, a portion of the water is taken off ...

  • Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Plant upgrade requires new control valves

    Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 ...

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To ...

    Patricio Egan

  • Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Let’s face it: Few people enjoy going to the doctor for routine exams — but it’s important. Routine visits help make sure you’re in good shape, and highlight things you can do to be even healthier. As you schedule your ...

  • The Next Generation of Level Control

    The Next Generation of Level Control

    Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance. Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low peak periods, as ...

  • Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    Automatic control valves: how to assess ACV applications

    As automation and computers claimed a foothold in the operation and control of reservoirs and elevated water tanks, the industry moved the valve control from mechanical automatic control valves (ACV) to actuated butterfly and ball valves. The ...

    Jody Malo

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is ...

    Brad Clarke

  • A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    A practical guide for steering clear of pipe disaster

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Now, the good news: There are several measures you can take now to avoid future pipe catastrophes, locate and eliminate potential break risks and prevent expensive emergency ...

  • Q&A With Joe Cupp: Singer Fire Valve Manager

    Q&A With Joe Cupp: Singer Fire Valve Manager

    When it comes to investing in fire protection, it’s not enough to simply seek out the lowest price—at least not if you truly care about your community’s safety. Although your budget will always play a factor in your investments, ...

  • 10 Flags in Valve Chambers that Should Make You Question What Else is Wrong

    10 Flags in Valve Chambers that Should Make You Question What Else is Wrong

    I have reached the conclusion, as a lot of you may relate too, that I may be considered one of those “cranky old men”. It shows itself in the little things. Sentences starting with the phrase “when I was your age” or ...

    Mark Gimson

  • Shannon Creek Dam Switches to Custom Anti-Cav Control Valve Solution

    Shannon Creek Dam Switches to Custom Anti-Cav Control Valve Solution

    Shannon Creek Dam and pump station is the core feature of the Regional Water Supply scheme, a joint venture of the Coffs Harbour City Council and the Clarence Valley Council. With an inundation area is 37 square Km, the reservoir provides 30,000 ...

  • Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Diaphragm Actuated Control Valve

    Top 10 Reasons to Choose a Diaphragm Actuated Control Valve

    Every water system typically consists of piping networks that distribute water from a source or storage reservoir to the end users. This frequently requires miles of piping mains along with pumps systems and controls that all have to be monitored ...

  • South Australia’s $403 million NSISP Uses a “Super” Valve to Perform in a Variety of Extreme Conditions

    South Australia’s $403 million NSISP Uses a “Super” Valve to Perform in a Variety of Extreme Conditions

    NSISP is one of South Australian Water Corporation’s (SA Water) biggest infrastructure projects undertaken in Adelaide metropolitan to connect the north and south drinking water distribution systems and to increase access to their desalination ...

  • Top 8 things to check when maintaining a Pressure Reducing Valve

    Top 8 things to check when maintaining a Pressure Reducing Valve

    Like every other piece of mechanical equipment we use, a control valve does require some maintenance. As budgets are stretched and time is tight, it can be tempting to ignore checking on valves that are often located in underground vaults and give ...

  • Melaka Gets Tough on Non Revenue Water Loss and Claims Two Awards

    Melaka Gets Tough on Non Revenue Water Loss and Claims Two Awards

    Melaka is a relatively small state on the southwest side of the Malay Peninsula with a city so rich in history and beauty that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a population around 850,000, the Melaka Water Company Ltd. (SAMB) ...

  • Hutchinson Finds a Quick Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    Hutchinson Finds a Quick Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

    The Hutchinson Kansas Water Plant gets its water from twenty wells. The water is pumped out of the wells and into a reverse osmosis water treatment center to purify and ensure safe drinking water. At that point, a portion of the water is taken off ...

    Wes Caudle

  • Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones/DMA’s

    Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones/DMA’s

    For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure management zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability ...

  • Abha water utility comes out on top with automated control valves

    Abha water utility comes out on top with automated control valves

    Abha is a small modern city in the fertile mountains of southwestern SAUDI ARABIA. Its cool summers make it a popular destination for tourists, but in general the population hovers around 250,000. The city has a new reservoir on top of a hill that ...