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Types of Valve Actuators: How to Select a Valve Actuator

There are literally dozens of types of valve actuators and valves. Wherever there is a valve, there must be a means to operate it. There are a range of options to do this that include gears, levers, and hand wheels. But valve actuators are one of more preferred choices for operating valves as they can be [...]

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Difference Between a 1, 2, and 3 Piece Valve

Difference Between a 1, 2, and 3 Piece ValveA valves construction must meet or--very often--exceed engineered performance levels.  This means the body construction of each valve type has very different stress levels that it can withstand.  Manufacturers and industries moving oil and gas need ways of dealing with valve maintenance and valve failure that are inexpensive, [...]

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Steam Valve Application for Fortune 100 Company

A steam valve application is very common in many of the industries ValveMan works in. In fact, the parent company of ValveMan was founded on steam applications. The first product Fred Welsford Sr., founder of the parent company to ValveMan, represented was a line of steam traps. So, we would say, steam applications in industries ranging [...]

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Product Profile: 3 Piece Firesafe High Performance Ball Valve

Product Profile: 3 Piece Firesafe High Performance 2000 psi Ball Valve The VMFSDM7300 series ball valve is one of the best sellers for our valve store. This valve has many uses which is the reason for the high volume of the product.Some of the different options available on this series valve are:Stainless Steel or Carbon Steel Body [...]

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What is the Difference Between Full Port and Standard Porting?

What is the Difference Between Full Port and Standard Porting? Valve terminology is much like any other jargon. Some words and descriptions mean the same thing, and can be used interchangeably, while others are almost the same, but not quite. As with any other subject that revolves around specifics, there is correct and incorrect [...]

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Product Profile: High Purity Ball Valve- Sanitary Type Applications

The 3-piece high purity ball valve offered exclusively by ValveMan is a very popular item for microbreweries and other food manufacturers or distributors. We have often be asked, “What is the difference between a high purity ball valve and a sanitary valve?” Well, the short answer is, anyone that tells you they have a sanitary [...]

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Press Release: Stainless Steel and Ductile Iron Butterfly Valves Now Available on ValveMan

ValveMan is announcing today that they will now be offering stainless steel and ductile iron wafer or lug butterfly valves on their website. To continue with their past commitments to unmatched prices, quick availability, and high quality, they are offering the Delta-T line of butterfly valves.Delta-T is a supplier of butterfly valves with warehouses across the United [...]

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What to Think About When Buying a Valve

Consider Valve Function Valves can serve many different purposes- control of flow, regulating pressure, on/off, temperature regulation, and many more. Each function requires different valves and configurations. Review the Media Process What is the process medium of what you are putting your valve on? For instance, if a valve is on -320F liquid nitrogen, it requires different [...]

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Pneumatic Automation Explained by the ValveMan Valve Store

What is pneumatic automation and--ultimately--how do pneumatic valves work? Well, our blog covers all types of information about valves, the valve industry, and the industries that valves serve. Sometimes very technical, other times less. Today, I am going to talk about the less technical, I am going to focus on pneumatic (air) actuation. The two most common valves types are [...]

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Special Pricing and Services for OEMs - the ValveMan Valve Store

OEMs or Original Equipment Manufacturers make up a large portion of our clients at ValveMan. With this type of business, the engineers, purchasing agents, and others that are specifying and buying valves rely on us tons. We have taken this reliability to the next level by offering something we call kitting also known as bundling [...]

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