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Submersible Check Valves Installation: When, Where & Why

As pioneers in the water well industry for decades, Flomatic’s engineering experts recognize the importance of installing multiple submersible check valves properly to help insure trouble free water systems. Within the water well industry, there are multiple resources available to the public regarding the installation of submersible check valves. The question that often sparks debate:… Read More

What is the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act?

Build America, Buy America (BABA) expands the transparency requirements of American made products established by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Under the title “Buy America Sourcing Requirements” within IIJA, materials that are subject to BABA include: iron and steel, manufactured products and construction materials. To… Read More

Electric vs. Pneumatic Actuators & Why They are Important

The Actual Difference in Actuators A valve actuator is defined as a mechanism that opens and closes a valve. By definition it seems simple but in reality there is nothing simple about them. There are two basic valve operating designs, linear and rotary. Therefore, basic actuator designs are linear, rotary and sometimes rotary linear. Typically,… Read More

Preventive Measures For Valve Maintenance

Any type of fluid or air system needs correctly placed valves to regulate flow. Without control, systems are either not functioning to their peak performance or not performing at all. To keep control, every system should undergo valve maintenance. Proper valve care is critical to sustain valve functionality and eliminate disruptions that may be extremely… Read More

Butterfly Valve Basics

Butterfly valves are commonly used in a wide range of applications. Chances are if you’re researching valves, you’ve come across the various offerings of butterfly valves. Flomatic is here to help answer all of your questions related to valve basics: What is a Butterfly Valve? Butterfly valves are a family of valves called quarter-turn valves… Read More

Cycle Gard® Valves: Reliable, Consistent, and Excellent Under Pressure

Exploring the Many Benefits of Constant Pressure Pump Control Valves Adequate and dependable water pressure is one of the simplest yet greatest luxuries of the modern-day household. Whether you’re washing dishes, running a sprinkler system, getting the kids ready for the day, or finishing up a load of laundry, the benefits of consistent pressurized water… Read More

Selection Guide: Buna, EPDM, Or Viton In Valve Products

Buna, EPDM, Viton® are all similar seal materials but what stands each of these apart? Choosing the right elastomer or polymer material is important for a number of reasons. While it may not seem like a major decision, the material chosen determines the quality, lifespan, and performance of an application. From snapping to peeling to… Read More

Nail Down The Facts About Water Hammer

Water hammer is a serious threat to the overall health and function of a pipeline system. The more you understand it, the easier it is to avoid. The clunking, thumping and banging sounds of water hammer in a pipeline system are not only annoying, but can very often be a sound that indicates costly repairs… Read More

How To Choose The Right Size Air Release Valve

One size-fits-all is not a good way of thinking when it comes to selecting air and vacuum valves and air release valves. In fact, choosing the wrong size valve can negate the purpose of a release valve completely. Air valves are hydro-mechanical valves designed to automatically release or admit air during the filling or draining… Read More

Choose The Proper Check Valve To Reduce Maintenance And Roping In Wastewater Pumping Systems

Recent increases in flushed nondegradable items can mean serious problems, but using the right valves will help Choosing the appropriate check valve for wastewater applications isn’t as simple as it used to be, as the amount and type of modern trash going through wastewater pipelines is steadily increasing and changing. Today’s increased use of cleaning… Read More