Technical Articles

Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Valves)
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2-Port Relief Valve vs. 3-Port Relief Valve: Which is better for your application?...
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It behooves all parties involved to ask a few simple questions, and prevent the mistakes that can lead to disaster in a flow control system....
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Comparison of features and limitations, as well as recommendations when to use one or the other......
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Comparison of features and limitations, as well as recommendations when to use one or the other......
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Quite simply, the difference between an air release valve and a degassing valve is volume and repeatability....
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This "turn-key" system is designed for minimal maintenance as it is installed in dialysis clinics throughout the world....
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REQUIREMENT:To provide instantaneous, repeatable and long cycle life shutoff....
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A leading international semiconductor manufacturer recently cut out and sent a section of pipe to Plast-O-Matic complaining of a leaking check valve, pointing to cracks on both the inlet and outlet....
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REQUIREMENT:To provide instantaneous volume control of corrosive chemicals...
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REQUIREMENT:To provide reliable, bubble-tight checking against reverse flow of water and chemicals....
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REQUIREMENT:To provide automatic low pressure shutoff of liquid nutrient/fertilizer lines...
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REQUIREMENT:To provide instantaneous open/close with bubble-tight sealing of corrosive chemicals...
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REQUIREMENT:To provide bubble-tight shut-off of corrosive chemicals under high vacuum conditions....
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A flexible circuit manufacturer in Chandler, Arizona was having a problem with backflow from a large reverse osmosis water storage tank....
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REQUIREMENT:To provide the necessary amounts of chemicals and water for proper washing machine mixture...
(Pumps)
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VPA Filling & Metering Pump used for precise filling of high-end auto detailing wax...
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Assessing the ways air can enter a liquid piping system, and how to remove it. Water & Wastes Digest, August 2016....
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Valve Terms & Acronyms Explained...
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how to calculate the amperage required for Plast-O-Matic AC or DC coils....
(Level Sensing)
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Level Indicator verifies quantity in waste storage tanks....
(Valves)
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Normally-closed check valve is effective in vertical pipeline applications where ball checks fail to seal....
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Fail-Safe Valves Explained...
(Flow Sensing)
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To prevent siphoning of water when pump is de-energized....
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There are many variables that affect success or failure of a particular material with any given chemical, including concentration, temperature, and the specific compound of the plastic. A material...
(Pressure Regulators)
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Pressure regulator provides constant feed pressure to booster pump....
(Valves)
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Flow Control Valve and 3-Way Electrically Actuated Ball Valve provide proper flow to rinsing system....
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Relief Valve provide synchronous recirculation in washing system with deionized water....
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Check Valve provides positive seal on a vertical line in a reverse osmosis system....
(Pressure Regulators)
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Pressure regulators protect lab sinks from overpressure in 16 story building....
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Thermostatically controlled valve to regulate cooling of 8,000 gallon fermentation tanks...
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There are many variables that affect success or failure of a particular material with any given chemical, including concentration, temperature, and the specific compound of the plastic. A material...
(Valves)
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The Why, When & Where of Plastic Valves...
(Seals)
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An O-ring is a round elastomeric ring. O-rings are ideally suited to be a compressed, static seal between non moving parts. O-rings can be used as a face seal on a valve, and used on rotating shafts....
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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overview of the types of plastics available, benefits of each...
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Immediately below is an overview of Plast-O-Matic's approach to Solenoid Valve design, followed by capsule descriptions with links to detailed catalog pages....
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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Maximum usage temperatures for KYNAR® resin with selected chemicals....
(Flow Sensing)
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This fluoropolymer material has superior chemical and abrasion resistance, mechanical strength and temperature capabilities in comparison to all other thermoplastic materials. It offers substantially...
(Pressure Sensing)
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Vacuum Breaker prevents implosion of lined tanks during drain process....
(Switches)
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Listing of Voltages by Country: PDF file provides quick look up & verification....
(Flow Sensing)
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Methane gas extraction application bulletin...
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Original findings and report on efforts to improve mitigation of particle contamination in PVDF materials, resulting in the cleanest pressure regulators available....
(Pumps)
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REQUIREMENT:To provide precise volume (9 ounces) of fluid for filling heat sealed plastic bags....
(Valves)
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Encapsulated spring eliminates contamination...
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REQUIREMENT:To apply high viscosity colorant during mulch production; eliminate binding / seizing inherent to metal valve...
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REQUIREMENT:To prevent siphoning through pump....
(Flow Sensing)
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To provide a visual monitoring of possible fuel leakage within a dual containment piping system...
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REQUIREMENT:To provide vacuum relief and pressure venting during transfer operations....
(Valves)
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Pilot Solenoid Valves used for water treatment at Bremerton Public Works...
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Air pockets and outgassing in a liquid piping system can result in water hammer, pressure surges, pump damage, and in extreme cases, compressed air will cause catastrophic failure. Strategic use of...
(Pressure Sensing)
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Pressure regulators are often misunderstood and misapplied. Somebody might call it a "pressure sustaining valve," still another might know it as a "pressure reducer valve." To make matters worse,...
(Metals and Alloys)
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Level Indicator compatible with phosphoric acid and sodium cyanide is used for recovery of gallium and silver....
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Backpressure Valve and Vacuum Breaker combine to create a foolproof way to prevent unwanted system siphoning...
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An engineering firm recently specified two seemingly unrelated Plast-O-Matic valves to provide redundant siphon prevention in a ferric chloride piping system....
(Pressure Regulators)
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Sight Glass and Gauge Guard provide visual verification of purity and pressure....
(Flow Sensing)
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To divert corrosive used rinse water to either the waste treatment facility or ion exchange equipment....
(Flow Sensing)
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Beneficial for Liquid & Gas Pipelines Cedar Grove, New Jersey & Odessa, Texas - To satisfy a need for visual monitoring of leakage in dual containment systems, a petroleum plant has installed a series...
(Valves)
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PRIMER AND/OR SOLVENT CEMENT/GLUE USED IMPROPERLY WILL PERMANENTLY DAMAGE A PVC OR CPVC VALVE....
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By knowing how to avoid situations that will create water hammer or pulsations during the specification process, or while trouble shooting, you can eliminate a lot of problems, failed valves and...
(Pressure Regulators)
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what styles are available how do they operate...
(Valves)
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This document explains: I. WHAT styles of Relief Valves are available? II. HOW do they operate? III. WHERE would I use a Relief Valve?...
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WHAT styles of solenoid valves are available? HOW do they operate?...
(Seals)
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A leading international semiconductor manufacturer recently cut out and sent a section of pipe to Plast-O-Matic complaining of a leaking check valve, pointing to cracks on both the inlet and outlet....
(Valves)
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Do's & Dont's for making threaded connections in thermoplastic valves...
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Trunnion Design Explained...
(Seals)
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Intro to Plastic Valves: Seals...
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In an effort to clarify and prevent possible mis-applications of Plast-O-Matic products in dry chlorine service, in either the liquid or gaseous phase, we are restating specific passages as found in...
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Vacuum Breaker prevents implosion in intermediate bulk containers...
(Valves)
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Valve Pressure Loss & Flow - Q&A and Equations...
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Valve Terms & Acronyms Explained...
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An optional vent is added to all True Blue trunnion ball valves specified for bleach applications. Without a vent of some sort, sodium hypochlorite would be trapped inside the ball whenever it is in...
(Flow Sensing)
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To provide small dosages of chemical(s) on an as-called-for basis to neutralize wastewater...
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REQUIREMENT:To provide control of Feed and Discharge lines in R. O. (Reverse Osmosis) systems that convert seawater into potable water....
(Flow Sensing)
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To provide visual confirmation of color (yellowish) to assure proper mixture has taken place...
(Valves)
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Water Utility Corrosion Problems Solved in Jacksonville, Florida using Plast-O-Matic solenoid valves, check valves, and gauge guards....
(Flow Sensing)
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Switch to turn off large pumps when cooling water flow stops....
(Valves)
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Definition of a Valve...