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Directional Valves: Top 5 Things You Need to Know

When selecting directional valves, there are five things that should be kept in mind.  It would be simpler if one valve could suffice for more than one material, but all fluids, gasses, oils, etc., as well as their respective applications, have different characteristics that require different valve construction and configurations.  It's no longer like the old [...]

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Why Choose ASCO Solenoid Valves?

If you're contemplating choosing an ASCO solenoid valve, you need not to think about it too long; ASCO Valves should always be your number one choice when it comes to solenoid valve applications. Founded in 1888, ASCO has been around for well over a century, and is well known as a world-leader in solenoid valve [...]

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Essential Valves for Craft Brewing

A Brief History in Craft Brewing Craft brewing has been around since ancient Egypt. In the past 30 years, there has been a significant and--rather sudden--resurgence in craft brewing in the United States. Before the growth of breweries and microbreweries in the 1980’s, the beer industry had taken a [...]

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Hazardous Locations: Groups, Classes, and Divisions

Staying safe in the workplace--or keeping job site conditions safe--hinges upon a knowledge of Hazardous Locations, what this classification means, and how it all breaks down. Understanding the nature of these particular conditions may be of the utmost importance to anyone working with electricity, such as someone installing, repairing, or replacing something electrical, like a solenoid [...]

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Best Valves for Pools for Commercial and Residential Use

Olympic training facilities, universities, country clubs, and other establishments giving center stage to swimming pools are willing to invest a lot of money to keep them in pristine condition. Achieving the best results necessitates utilizing the best products available. For pool plumbing, that means PVC, especially for pool valves. Why PVC [...]

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Introducing the Hayward TC Series True Union Ball Check Valve

The Hayward TC Series True Union Ball Check Valve - Many valve applications require--or would highly benefit from--using PVC, or related thermoplastics. Utilizing PVC valves are advantageous, as they are highly corrosive-resistant, fire resistant, non-toxic, and will never rust. The Hayward name is well known, and well respected in the world of valves, and for [...]

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When to Use a PVC Valve in a Valve Project

PVC is simply an acronym for polyvinyl chloride, a blend of synthetic material that, in its completed state, is not only structurally integral, but is also fairly corrosive resistant. A PVC valve, then, is nothing more than a valve made from this same material. Since there are piping systems made from other materials besides metals, [...]

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Plumbing Supply Company ValveMan Offers Valves for Industry Gurus

A trustworthy plumbing supply company is hard to find, and supplying America's valve needs--while keeping up with growing industry demands--is no easy task. It takes a thorough knowledge of both commercial and industrial valves, their various applications, intended environments, alloys, configurations, stress limitations, etc. that need to be considered when purchasing valves for any application. From [...]

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Why Choose Apollo Ball Valves

The old adage, "you get what you pay for," is steeped in truth. It may cost a few extra bucks to buy a better part, but when you think of what you're really buying--peace of mind--the price difference won't seem so significant. If you're going to spend money, why not spend it on the very [...]

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Going Lead Free - It's More Than Just a Trend

Going lead free is more than just a health trend or another mandate by the EPA. In today's health and environmentally conscious world, lead has become the latest target of debate. While it offers us numerous benefits, it also poses a serious risk: lead poisoning. Only recently, the city of Flint, Michigan has had a lead [...]

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