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Kansas Facility Finds Fast, Reliable Fix to Cavitation Damage

By Singer Valve Inc. on May 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of Water and Waste Digest.

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Topics: Pressuring Reducing Valves, Anti-Cavitation

Patoka Lake Plant Upgrade requires New Control Valves

By Singer Valve Inc. on Apr 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Treatment Plant Operator.

Patoka Lake Regional Water & Sewer District (PLRWSD) serves 11 counties in southern Indiana with a population of around 130,000. The distribution of water travels through approximately 850 miles of pipe ranging in size from sizes 3 to 30 inches and includes numerous elevated towers or tanks in each District Metered Area (DMA). The treatment facilities are fed by an intake structure located at Patoka Lake a little over 1 mile from the water treatment plants. Sean Kluesner is Operations Manager and Jerry Allstot is the Plant Superintendent for the District.

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Topics: control valve

Learn to Set a Pressure Reducing Valve in 2 Minutes [VIDEO]

By Singer Valve Inc. on Apr 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The thought of having to set a pressure reducing valve usually brings on a wave of stress and frustration — often before you’ve even opened a toolbox. You know you’re in for a long and tedious day spent consulting a complex manual and making multiple calls to the manufacturer.

Ready for some good news? We’ve created an easier way to commission your PRV. In fact, we’ve condensed it into nine easy steps that we’ll teach you in just two minutes in the video below.

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Topics: Pressuring Reducing Valves

How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

By Patricio Egan on Feb 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM


The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level.

To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector pumps would work regardless of power or pressure differentials.

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Topics: automatic valve controls

The Next Generation of Level Control

By Ryan Spooner on Feb 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM


This article originally appeared in the November 2016 issue of Processing Magazine and the February 2017 issue of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine.

Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance.

Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low peak periods, as well as for firefighting, power outages and other emergency demands. There are many ways to store water in a distribution system, but what it all boils down to is the importance of the control system that ensures water storage is done right.

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Topics: level control

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