Check Valves Articles

  • 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 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • WaStop Inline Check Valve protects Hull from Flooding - Case Study

    Location:  Hull, United Kingdom Client:  The Environmental Agency, Hull City Council & Associated British Ports Problem:  In December 2013 a storm surge caused water to over top the existing flood defence along the Humber frontage and on the Albert dock causing flooding and widespread damage. Once the water had over topped the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop Access protects residents in Lewiston NY, USA - Case Study

    Location: Lewiston New York, USA Client: City of Lewiston Problem: The effect of combined sewers (combined wastewater and storm water) and an area prone to flooding from the Niagara River, a section of Upper Mountain Rd in Lewiston New York have experienced repeated flooded basements. On a visit with Jeffery Ritter of the City of Lewiston, Bob ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Xinhai Statement of the Implement Valve Standards

    Following are the design, manufacture and inspection standards of our company.   Check Valve: API 6D 24th Specification for Pipeline and Piping valves BS 1868-1975(R1990) Specification for Check Valves (Flanged and Butt-welding Ends) for the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Allied Industries EN14341-2006 Industrial valves —Steel Check Valves ...

  • Learining how to Choose Materials for Gas Valves

    The materials and the quality of gas valves are so important that their disqualification will lead to leakage in-or-outside the body of the valve. If the strength, rigidity and overall performance of the components of the valve body cannot meet the requirements or even break, it will result in the spillage of gas and explosion. Therefore, material and quality are the most critical part during the ...

  • Hirschthal, Switzerland protected with WaStop DN1200 - Case Study

    Location: Hirschthal, Switzerland Problem: During times of high river levels, flooding occurred in the town of Hirschthal. This flooding occurred when the river level was higher than the stormwater outfall. This lead to river water pushing back up the outfall pipe, and spilling onto roads and residential areas. Solution: A DN1200 (NPS 48″) ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Checking rotary valve clearances

    Rotary valves are precisely machined to accommodate very tight internal clearances. In a smaller standard valve there should be a .003” – .005” gap between the tips and ends of the rotor and the housing / headplate. However, the clearances on many valves are customized to meet the needs of a specific application. For example, in applications with temperature greater than ...


    By Wm. W. Meyer & Sons, Inc.

  • 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 and controlled somehow. Whether this control is to regulate pressure, a level or a flow, this usually will require some form of a ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • 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 years of operation without complaint, but eventually like everything else, they will fail. This article looks at 8 simple steps that if undertaken ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Aquantum Slides to Victory with Xylem

    When it comes to winter sports, some things are essential but nothing perhaps more so than snow and, in this instance, ice. As with many sports, conditions have to be right, with too many moisture and temperature fluctuations posing a real risk to the safety of athletes. For engineering company Aquantum, this was a primary concern for the bobsleigh track in Sochi, ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • Top 5 Causes for AODD Pump Failure

    1.       Air Valve Stalling, Clogging or Leaking: Stalling of the air valve often has to do with the design of the airways inside the valve. If the design in less than optimal it will stall under certain conditions. Same can be said about leakage of air where the air mostly blows through the valve instead of being redirected to push the diaphragm. Clogging on the other hand ...


  • Maintaining a pressure reducing valve: 5 things to check

    Like your car, your body and nearly every appliance you own, control valves require regular maintenance to continue working efficiently. However, due to budget and time constraints, we don’t always give our valves the TLC they need to perform at their best. Unfortunately, ignoring pressure reducing valves can mean serious ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Intensified ribbon blending of melamine compounds cuts cycle times 25% for furniture molder

    Melsur Corporation, the world's leading supplier of hard plastic melamine school furniture, molds components from a mixture of resin, wood flour and pigments. Each of the 32 color variations, 30 products and custom designs must be blended individually, a process that can take up to four hours, depending on product. Anything less than empirically defined cycle times alters the final color and ...

  • Tideflex Valves - No Problem Solving Difficult Scenarios

    Square openings, existing fixings, angled walls, difficult access? Tideflex can engineer solutions for problematic retrofit and flap valve replacements every time. MeasurIT have been providing solutions to drainage outfall valve problems for almost 20 years. It doesn't matter if you need to retrofit a valve to a square opening, align it with existing fixings or drilled holes, or fix ...


    By MeasurIT Technologies Ltd.

  • Valves - the Ideal and Cost effective Device for Efficient Fluid Control

    What are the Significances of Valves? A valve is a device responsible for handling the flow of fluid-like substances such as liquids, ...


  • Sound Refining, Inc. - a ROTAN® Pump Success Story

    Sound Refining, Inc. - a ROTAN® Pump Success Story Sound Refining Inc. of Tacoma, Washington provides bulk liquid storage and supplies fuels, lubricants, and other products and services to industry in the Pacific Northwest.  Plant Superintendent, Tom Beck is responsible for maintaining incoming and outgoing product schedules. Tom tells us, ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • the installation instructions on duckbill check valve

    Straight-lift check valve should be installed in horizontal pipelines, vertical lift check valve and bottom valve is usually installed in a vertical pipeline, and the media bottom-up flow. Swing Check Valve mounting location is wrong restrictions, usually installed in horizontal piping, but can also be installed in the vertical pipe or dump material pipeline. ...

  • Keeping Your Control Valves in Good Health

    Whether that brand new control valve in your system is the first one you have ever had to look after or if you are an old hand at valve maintenance with tens of valves in your system, there are a few simple guidelines and reminders for keeping it operating at optimal performance. It’s important to physically check valves at least every 12 weeks or so, assuming everything is running fine in ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Don’t Let Your Control System Control You

    Regular maintenance ensures valves remain healthy. If your system is operating properly, you should physically inspect all valves at least every 12 weeks to check for tubing leaks and other abnormalities. Pressure gauges should be checked to ensure each valve is performing as designed. If you find something wrong, refer to the appropriate instruction manual, which may be available online. Because ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Pumps’ chemical resistance, simple design help reduce downtime at trinity river water plant

    The Trinity River Authority’s Huntsville, Texas, Regional Water Supply System (HRWSS) provide six million gallons per day of portable water to 28,000 area residents. Each day, 330 gallons of alum are added to incoming river water to remove mud and suspended solids, along with 200 gallons of 50% caustic soda to raise the water’s pH level. In the past, the corrosive nature of the ...


    By Aquflow

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