Introducing the QuadroSphere® trunnion mounted ball valve from Val-Matic. The QuadroSphere® is not a typical ball design, the non-essential sealing faces of the ball have been recessed in all 4 quadrants, creating additional flow paths. The recessed surfaces provide lipped edges that wipe the seat surfaces clean during opening and closing, to avoid particulate build-up.
The valve is a full bore,..
Did you know that check valves are among the most commonly used valves across all industrial processes? With a simplistic design and straightforward function, check valves can be found in most applications and systems. In this informative article, MGA Controls provides readers with an understanding of how check valves work and their most common operations.
How does a check valve work?
The purpose of..
Val-Matic are leading check valve manufacturers, specialising in water and wastewater applications. Based in Chicago, their products have been used in applications across the globe since 1966. Here, MGA Controls discuss Val-Matic’s check valve selection.
Choosing a check valve material
Choosing the right material for a check valve depends on the chosen application. Commonly available in brass and..
The Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Resilient Hinge Check Valve (RHCV) has been used in wastewater and clean water applications around the world for nearly 30 years. The significant benefits of the Swing-Flex™ check valve can now be realised in clean water applications across the UK, as this innovative valve not only meets the British Standards for check valves and is WIMES compliant, it is also available..
Northumbrian Water has given MGA Controls confirmation that the Val-Matic NRV has now been adopted for use for appropriate applications across Northumbrian Water sites in North East England and its sites in Essex and Suffolk. This recommendation has been made based on existing installations at the company sites and endorsements from a number of other UK Water Companies.
Statement from Northumbrian..
The WIMES specification differentiates between Resilient hinge check valves and Recoil resilient hinge check valves. Both check valves are types of Non-Return Valves, and both are used in pumping applications across the UK to prevent back-flow of a liquid or gaseous media and to protect the pump from the damaging surge pressures of water hammer following pump shut-down.
What is a Resilient hinge check..
Swing Check Valves, Resilient Hinge Check Valves and Weight and Lever check valves are commonly used in pumping applications throughout the water and wastewater industry.
Click here to find out the differences between Swing Check Valves and Resilient hinge check valves.
Are resilient hinge check valves superior to weight and lever valves, or do both have a place? This article explains the benefits..
What exactly is a non-return valve? Why are they sometimes referred to as swing check valves?
Where does a Resilient hinge check valve fit in?
The terminology surrounding swing check valves can be confusing. With so many different names for essentially the same product; a valve specifically designed to prevent back-flow in water and wastewater applications, it seemed sensible to produce a short blog..
If you are looking for a completely CLOG FREE & potentially MAINTENANCE FREE costs within your wastewater application, MGA Controls have the solution to your problem.
Solution – Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Resilient Hinge Check Valve
The Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ Check Valve, exclusive to MGA Controls, has operated successfully for over 25 years around the world. It has now featured heavily in..
The Val-Matic Swing-Flex™ resilient hinge check valve supplied exclusively by MGA Controls, has now passed extensive trials at a UK based major water company. The Swing-Flex™ NRV’s were installed to replace the standard ball check valves supplied with the RAM pump used to remove sludge from PST’s. This was to assist with the long standing problems of clearing blockages within the ball checks..