Flowrox Pinch Valves - The Ideal Valve for Abrasives, Slurries, Powders or Granular Substances

Heavy duty pinch valves from Flowrox are intended for shut off and control applications involving abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders, or granular substances. The valve is full bore and has no flow restrictions when it is in the open position. Two pinch bars squeeze the valve sleeve shut on the centerline during closing. Even if solids have accumulated on the sleeve wall, a bubble tight shut-off is provided. 

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"In A Pinch" for a Valve That Will Last in Your Toughest Slurry and Abrasive Applications? Flowrox Valve Solutions In Virginia and Washington D.C.

Flowrox Valve Solutions In Virginia and Washington D.C.

Heavy-duty pinch valves from Flowrox are built to last and are ideal for shut-off and control applications involving abrasive or corrosive slurries, powders, or coarse materials. The operation of Flowrox pinch valves is straightforward. The valve is full bore and has no flow restrictions when it is in the open position. Two pinch bars squeeze the valve sleeve shut on the centerline during closing. The sleeve is naturally wear-resistant, and when particles strike the rubber surface of the sleeve, the energy is absorbed and released when the rubber bounces back. Even if solids have accumulated on the sleeve wall, heavy-duty pinch valves provide bubble-tight shut-off. Any crystallized particles flake off the sleeve surface when compressed. The full bore structure ensures that the medium flows freely. 

Flowrox control valves handle the most demanding control applications where conventional valves wear out due to increased turbulence.  When the controlled flow is abrasive, having only one wear-resistant valve part in contact with the medium is significant. Maintenance and spare parts are no longer required. Each valve can be sized and optimized for the best control range, limiting wear and velocity while preventing cavitation in the control valve. Controllability is improved further by using conical sleeves and smart positioners. The Flowrox Control Valve Sizing Program is available to help you with your work. Sizing adheres to the international IEC60534 standard (which is compatible with ANSI/ISA S75). 

Even in the most demanding process conditions, Flowrox slurry knife gate valves isolate flow. The entire valve design maintains the concept of ease of maintenance in mind. Flowrox Slurry Knife Gate Valves evolved from the company's years of experience in providing dependable solutions for abrasive and corrosive process applications.  A load distribution ring prevents over-compression and ensures tight sealing between the sleeve and the valve gate. The load distribution ring is integrated into the valve sleeves to simplify maintenance. The universal tower design of the valve accommodates most actuator types, allowing for actuator interchangeability. In addition, the tower ensures that the top plate, body, and actuator are always aligned and that the gate is in the proper position. The valve body is a one-piece casting, so there is no need for sealing between the body halves.

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The Bettis XTE3000 Electric Actuator

The Bettis XTE3000 intelligent multi-turn electric actuator is part of the Bettis family of actuators. The XTE3000 meets the most demanding valve automation demands of the Oil & Gas, Power, and Process industries. It is compliant with many international standards, making it the ideal solution to your plant's safety and reliability requirements. 

For more information about sales, service, and support of Bettis or EIM products, contact Automatic Controls of Virginia. Call (804) 752-1000 or visit https://acva.com.

Pressure and Temperature Switches for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Switches for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water treatment occurs before the water reaches a business or community, whereas wastewater treatment occurs after the business or community uses the water. 

Water treatment has higher pollution control standards and necessitates more costly treatment procedures such as chemical coagulation and flocculation and the use of granular activated carbon filters. However, contaminant levels are usually low and predictable because most water goes through water treatment from a natural source (such as a river). 

After a business or community uses water, it becomes wastewater and is in most cases returned to the environment after treatment. The treatment standards are typically lower than those used in drinking water facilities. Unlike water treatment, wastewater treatment does not usually take place in a single location. Certain enterprises with highly dirty wastewater must have their treatment system before delivering it to community wastewater treatment plants. 

Temperature and pressure switches apply to many water and wastewater treatment processes at practically every stage. Water flow sensors and switches enable pump vibration control, handle slurry environments, monitor pressure spikes, and endure corrosive media, and address the application difficulties of water and wastewater treatment systems. CCS pressure switches are resilient to pump impulses, pressure spikes, and hammering thanks to Belleville disc spring technology, tight construction, and durable assembly.

For more information about CCS pressure and temperature switches in Virginia, contact Automatic Controls of Virginia. Call them at 804-752-1000 or visit their web site at https://acva.com.

Questtec Solutions Introduces New "Level Up" Online Magnetic Level Gauge Configurator

Online Magnetic Level Gauge Configurator

Questtec Solutions has released its new online 'QTS Level Up' product configurator, which includes millions of product combinations from its Magne-Trac series. The QTS Level Up configurator improves the user experience on Questtec's website by quickly allowing engineers to customize and download 3D models. 

Questtec Solutions, a pioneer in liquid measurement innovation, provides high-quality products with dependable performance. The new QTS Level Up product configurator, currently available on the Questtec website, enables Questtec to complement its high-quality products with an equally remarkable digital customer experience. 

The new tool assists engineers in swiftly locating a Questtec product and configuring it on the fly to meet project parameters. The configurator creates a product number and a 3D representation of the configured part, allowing Questtec clients to see the specific item they requested. Users can then test their application by downloading a free 3D model in their selected native CAD file (among 150+ 3D and 2D CAD formats). 

Users can also receive a PDF product datasheet of the configured item in addition to on-demand CAD files. This PDF contains the configured product's technical specifications, the produced product number, and an interactive 3D preview.

Questtec Solutions has over 125 years of combined experience with liquid level gauge and valve product lines. Questtec Solutions, situated in Houston, Texas, can provide creative engineering solutions to satisfy our customers' demands thanks to a new state-of-the-art production facility and custom weld shop. 

Automatic Controls of Virginia can help with Questtec Solutions product commissioning, startup, and calibration, as well as service and repair. 

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Installing a Waterman Cast Iron Sluice Gate Valve Using the Double-Nut Method

This video describes how to install a Waterman cast iron sluice gate valve using the double-nut method.

A sluice gate is a water flow control system. Typically made of wood or metal, they open and close vertically on a frame, allowing water to flow in or out of an area. They're also known as sluice gate valves because of this. A sluice is a manufactured canal or a modified natural stream that conducts water.  This type of gate controls the flow of water and where it goes and is highly beneficial in regulating flooding and managing water levels.

Waterman, a recognized leader in water control products for water treatment, wastewater, high-volume agricultural and rural surface water delivery, hydro-power, and flood control management, manufactures heavy-duty cast iron slide (sluice) gates. You'll find Waterman gates in applications where safety, longevity, and reliable performance are essential, such as dams, tidal environments, water treatment plants.

For more information about Waterman products in Virginia and Washington D.C., contact Automatic Controls of Virginia. Call (804) 752-1000 or visit https://acva.com.