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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

Top 10 Valve Considerations for Pressure Management Zones/DMA’s

By Singer Valve Inc. on Mar 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM


For basic pressure management or more advanced modulating pressure management, water suppliers create a network of District Metered Areas (DMA’s) or smaller, more manageable pressure management zones. The DMA or pressure zone gives the ability to measure flow and control pressure, when a Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) or Automatic Control Valve (ACV) is installed at the takeoff of the DMA from the Main Distribution line. Here are the top 10 considerations when choosing the correct valves to optimize the functionality and performance of the DMA.

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Topics: Pressuring Reducing Valves, automatic valve controls

Automated Electronic Control Valves: The Future of Water Management

By Mark Gimson on Oct 29, 2014 9:00:00 AM

At the end of the 19th century, few people could imagine life without their horse and buggy. Just a few short decades later, few people could imagine returning to such an inefficient, archaic method of transportation. In seemingly no time at all, a brand new invention replaced a centuries-old method. Yet, when asked about his success in developing the modern automobile, American industrialist Henry Ford is now famously quoted as saying, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses.’”

Thus is the life of an engineer. Improving the current standard solution isn’t enough—we’re always seeking something better. The water management industry is no different.

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Topics: automatic valve controls, Valve Control

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