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What is NSF Certification?

If you manufacture, distribute, or use  valves for potable water or food processing, you most likely have come across the acronym NSF.  A valve that does not clearly have a NSF rating should not be used for distributing potable water or in food processing.  Using a valve that isn't certified when you have [...]

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The Perfect Check Valve for Water Processing

Check valves for water applications require just as much thought as you would put into any other valve selection. Like every liquid and other various media, water has its own peculiar characteristics which should be coupled with a valve that addresses these specifically.  Granted, this is an obvious assumption, but selecting the perfect check valve for water may depend [...]

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Introducing Bonomi Butterfly Valves

If you are in the market for a quality butterfly valve, consider Bonomi Butterfly Valves. Rugged, reliable, and competitively priced, Bonomi butterfly valves might just be your best choice.  Bonomi embraced the slogan, "Passion is an ingredient that cannot be missing in our job."  Believing this sums up the company's goals, values, and work ethics, Bonomi [...]

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Why Choose Conbraco Backflow Preventers?

A  backflow preventer is a crucial point in any piping system that utilizes one.  It must be fool proof, and fail safe, as it is the defensive shield against grey or polluted water from contaminating drinking water.  Conbraco backflow preventers fulfill this important obligation by utilizing a commitment, technology, and an attention to detail second to [...]

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Choosing a Vane Actuator vs a Traditional Rack & Pinion

When it comes to a critical service valve, you want the best  valve actuator you can buy.  For decades, rack & pinion designs have dominated the field.  However, recently vane actuation have begun to take a significant portion of the marketplace; this is due impart to its versatility and compact design.  Regardless, the question remains, "which [...]

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Why Choose a Valve with a Deadman Handle?

Otherwise known as a spring return handle, a deadman handle on a valve serves a specific purpose.  Without it, tasks like drawing a media from a drum or tank; introducing an addition to a media; or performing any job that demands that an unattended valve must not be left open would [...]

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Introducing Apollo Safety Relief Valves

Apollo is a name synonymous with quality, and that very quality is built into the Apollo  safety relief valves line. Water boilers and similar equipment must have an escape route for excess pressure in case something within the system fails. As a relief valve is the last line of defense for anything under pressure, they simply [...]

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What Types of Valves are Piggable?

Pigging, an operation typically used in larger bores, is becoming more popular as a means of keeping smaller pipe lines clean.  However, while miniaturizing the process is relatively simple, designers wanting to capitalize on it may have to rethink their valve choices for any new or upgraded piping system, as only [...]

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What is the Difference Between Lug and Wafer Type Butterfly Valves?

What is the Difference Between Lug and Wafer Type Butterfly Valves? Butterfly valves have been around for a long time, and are used for various applications quite frequently today.  They made their first appearance sometime during the 30s, and have been utilized by multiple industries ever since. Often made of cast iron, and used for large [...]

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Choosing Between Bronze and Brass Valves

While a valve's intended application often determines its composition, as one media or another may be more compatible, it's not always clear as to why this is true. Choices of materials, however, are limited to man's metallurgical prowess. Two of the most common materials used to produce valves are bronze and brass. This preference came [...]

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