They should look for a Valve that will:
1. Have the lowest operation & Maintenance Cost.
2. Have low operating Torque Values
3. have a long Lifespan (AVK give a 15 Year Warranty on their Resilient Seated Valves with an expected lifespan of >50 years)
~Ivan De Souza, Marketing/Sales, Mombasa, Kenya
Be very careful to select the right valve configuration for the right application. This is very critical in many applications where over sized valves lead to poor water efficiencies
~Jeanne C, Marketing/Sales, Brampton Ontario, Canada
Do not buy valves from India or China. Talk to the experts, the manufacturer, not any retailer, hopefully one would then get the correct valve for the job intended.
~John B, Senior Lecturer in marine engineering, Adelaide, Australia
Investigate QA thoroughly
Insist on certified performance , especially if price is a major consideration
~Dick G, Senior fire safety engineer, Brisbane, Australia
You get what you pay for, meaning cheap valves break a lot and expensive valves last a lot longer.
~Michael W, Engineer, Rock Hill, SC
1) Check flow and DP characteristics
~Massimo Marchese, Marketing/Sales, Milan (IT), Italy
Use valves with manufacturer track record
~SMR H, Project Manager, NUtley, NJ
Verify application and flow condition
~Y N Cheung, Marketing/Sales, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
Look to your need and select.
~KURUSH DARUVALA, Manufacturer, MUMBAI., INDIA
~Robert H, Plumbing Shop lead, Cheney, WA