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Water hammer, also known as hydraulic shock or hydraulic surge, is a result of uneven or steady flow of water through pipes. It is best characterized as the clunking, thumping and banging sounds of a...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Preventative maintenance is key to groundwater and well water protection. Groundwater Awareness Week, celebrated annually March 6th - March 12th, serves as a yearly reminder to tend, test, and treat...
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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 in the near future. When the flow of a...
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Water is life. It's as simple as that. Water is a key factor on a shortlist of necessary resources required to sustain life on this planet. As important as it is that we intake water, the quality we...
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Not all valves are built the same and there's good reason for that. Knowing a few basic facts about the different materials will ultimately have long-term effects on your application's capabilities....
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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...
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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...
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The year 2022 was a been a busy and productive one for Flomatic Valves. As we deep dive into 2023, we can't help but look back at some of our top highlights and product developments throughout this...
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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...