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Overcome the problem of leaking Ball Valves in a water treatment plant

This article will demonstrate to you how Val-Matic Ener-G Ball Valves solved the problem of the continuous failing and leaks in the water treatment plant in Canada, Ohio, City of Findlay.

The rubber seated Ball Valves offer failure and maintenance-free performance as well considerably reducing the pumping stations energy consumption.

Rubber Seated Ball Valves

The problem with the rubber seated ball valves was that they were continuously failing at Findlay Water Treatment plant. On average the water treatment plant pumps six millions gallons of potable water per day and approximately 22,000 million gallon annually.  There are 5 motorise pumps with rubber seated balls pump the potable drinking water from 2 elevated storage tanks when required to the City of Findlay.

The main issue with the rubber seated ball valves are the seats which cause the leaks.  The continuous failing means that there is a high cost of maintenance and cost associated with the water treatment plants down time.

Val-Matic Ener-G rubber seated ball valves

Ball valves water treatment plant

The Val-Matic Ener-G rubber seated ball valves were a perfect solution and were installed to resolve the problem of the leaks; whilst also controlling surge and decreasing energy consumption.

The ball valves were specified for its quality and the improvement to the product life of the valve and system.  The valve also allows for regulated control on the flow and pressure.

Features of Val-Matic rubber seated ball valves

  • The Tri-Loc ™ seat retention system provides positive mechanical retention of the valve seat whilst allowing easy adjustment or replacement
  • The resilient seat, which is available for sealing in one or two directions and when fully open is completely out of the flow stream
  • The fusion-bonded epoxy coating which protects the valves from the highest level of corrosion, ensuring smooth flow surfaces and long life.

Equal percentage ball valve

Another benefit of the Val-Matic Ener-G rubber seated ball valve is that it opens in equal percentages which is the perfect solution for an application which needs to control flow and pressure.  For a pumping station having a ball valve with equal percentage, means the flow rate only ever changes at the same rate during the full travel of the valve.

Energy saving ball valves

In conclusion at The Findlay Water Treatment Plant, Ohio experienced a very short payback period on the Val-Matic Ener-G rubber seated Ball Valves due to the valves no longer needing constant maintenance. The plant was delighted with the costs saving and also their reduction in plant down time.

The biggest benefit that the valves delivered to the treatment plant was the energy savings. When the Val-Matic Ener-G Ball Valves are fully open, the valve provides 100% clear flow area equal to the valve size. Therefore, the valve’s headloss is equal to an equivalent length of pipe and this represents a significant saving in pump costs.

According the Findlay water treatment plant, if you are looking for a durable, energy-saving valves for a pumping system, the Val-Matic Ener-G Ball Valve is the valve of choice.

Company Profile

Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corporation

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of check valves, quarter turn shut-off valves, air valves and foot valves for water/wastewater, industrial and building markets.

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