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Valve Industry Changes and Effects of the Global Recession

The global recession has caused changes in most industries but sometimes in more peculiar ways than you would expect. Our company has built our niche in high quality products but generally with non-brand name companies. Generally brand names are high quality but that name does come with a price and quality is not exclusive to [...]

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50/50 Seats for Ball Valves

50/50 seats are generally used in ball valves for steam and other high temperature services, up to 500 degrees F at 200 psi. A 50/50 seat is actually 50% teflon and 50% stainless steel powder. Due to the hardness of the seat and the friction of the stainless steel powder against the ball, the torque [...]

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-320°F Cryogenic Liquid Nitrogen Valve - Buy Valves from ValveMan

Were you looking for the  Liquid Nitrogen Valve Shop?  Well then you should visit here: Liquid Nitrogen Valve. Google decided that this page may be more relevant, but we'd like think we know you guys better than Google does. ValveMan was recently contacted by an American Petroleum Institute (API) testing facility that tests products to ensure they meet [...]

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My Packing Gland is Leaking! Help, ValveMan!

June 2012, Philadelphia, PA: A Fortune 500 company that designs and manufactures industrial and laboratory ovens and furnaces and environmental temperature cycling and stability test chambers contacted ValveMan. They called when the vacuum in their chambers to create silica crystals were not holding. The problem was chronic and could potentially cost the company millions of dollars. They [...]

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Valve Seats and Seals Selection Guide for Industrial Valves

Download Our "Valve Seats and Seals Selection Guide for Industrial Valves" eBook for FREE At ValveMan.com, our valve store engineers are often asked to help customers vet through all of the different options available when selecting valve seat and seal materials.  There are a numerous configurations of seats and seals that can be used in almost every application. Download our [...]

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What are the Different ANSI Classes for Valves?

What are the Different ANSI Classes for Valves? In the valve industry, we often have to adhere to different ANSI classes for valves such as ANSI, ANSI 300, ANSI 600, ANSI 900, or even above. However, is that all there all there is to know ANSI Classes for Valves? The answer [...]

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What is a Limit Switch? Types of Limit Switches and their Benefits

A limit switch is a device that is used to prove the open or closed position of a valve.These switches can either be a mechanical device or a proximity switch. Many times when it is a proximity switch, they are referred to as a “prox switch”. Limit switches can send a confirmation signal to a [...]

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Top 10 Coolest Valve Applications - Valve Supplier Wholesale Valveman

Our online valve store has been selling valves for over 50+ years but we took some time to think over the years and come up with some of the coolest valve application we have worked on! We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed working on the projects! Maintaining back pressure on the fuel [...]

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