News | March 20, 2014

AMERICAN Flow Control Valve And Hydrant Digital Manual Now Available

Source: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company
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Customers, contractors, engineers and project managers now have on-the-go access to information on AMERICAN Flow Control (AFC) products with the introduction of the AFC Valve and Hydrant Digital Manual. The digital manual can be viewed on any laptop or mobile device, and replaces the paperback manual. It contains links to sections and subsections as well as product and maintenance videos.

“The demand for paper-type literature is less than a tenth of what it was just a couple of years ago. We want to make it easier for our customers to find information on our products anytime or anywhere,” said AFC Product Technical Manager Derek Scott. “With the introduction of the digital manual, we are providing a true e-reader experience.”

The manual can be downloaded at From the home page, click on “Products” and then “Complete Valve & Hydrant Manual” in the second column under Valves and Hydrants. The pdf file is 24 MB.

Below are tips to maximize your viewing of the AFC Valve and Hydrant Manual on your laptop or mobile device.

  • If using the digital manual in a Windows environment, you will need to save it to a frequently used location, such as your desktop. Once the file is open, click on the “Bookmarks” tab for easy browsing.
  • For iOS (Version 7.0.4) operating systems such as the iPhone or iPad, place a copy of the file in iBooks for optimal viewing. Once the manual is downloaded and opened, you can save it to iBooks by tapping on the manual cover. If your device does not have iBooks, it is available for free through the Apple App Store.
  • If using in an Android environment, apps such as PDF to Go or Polaris Office allow for optimal viewing and function.

Founded in 1905 in Birmingham, Ala., AMERICAN is a manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, spiral-welded steel pipe, fire hydrants and valves for the waterworks industry and electric-resistance-welded steel pipe for the oil and natural gas industries. AMERICAN’s diversified product line also includes static castings and fire pumps. For more information, visit

SOURCE: AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company

AMERICAN - American Cast Iron Pipe Company