Are Bypasses Needed With Today's Waterworks Gate Valves? New Information Says They're Not.
Up until recently, there was no empirical data to support the position that bypasses, for the routine operation of resilient wedge gate valves, are not needed.
Demonstration Shows Strength And Resiliency Of AMERICAN Flex-Ring Pipe
Following recent floods, hurricanes and resulting washouts of pipeline backfill and trench support from Florida to California, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe set out to demonstrate the strength and resiliency of ductile iron pipe and the AMERICAN Flex-Ring joint.
AFC SEMPER® Remote Pressure Monitors Provide Real-Time Insight To Miami Beach Water
Over the past year, the Water Division of the city of Miami Beach, Florida, has seen its use of AMERICAN Flow Control SEMPER Remote Pressure Monitors (RPM) grow.
Lakes Powell And Mead Don’t Have To Dry Up
First, it was Lake Mead, behind Hoover Dam. Now it's Lake Powell, upstream of Mead and behind Glen Canyon Dam. The water supplies supported by these feats of engineering are dwindling. There are many reasons, but it's not necessary.
AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe Makes An Appearance In NYC… Again
When you think of a place that is highly dependent on infrastructure, New York City immediately comes to mind. Bridges, subways and streets are the most obvious, but NYC is also very dependent on underground infrastructure such as water mains and other buried structural pipe materials. Large-diameter water tunnels hewn through deep rock are legendary in engineering lore as a foundation of New York City’s infrastructure.
AFC SEMPER® RPM Aids Louisiana Water Utility After Hurricane Ida Strikes
The Lafourche Parish Water District used the AMERICAN Flow Control SEMPER Remote Pressure Monitor (RPM) to understand what was happening to their water system before Hurricane Ida made landfall.
Opflow Features American Flow Control Article On The Use Of Bypasses On Resilient Wedge Gate Valves
AMERICAN Flow Control recently published an article in the American Water Works Association’s January/February 2022 issue of Opflow on the use of bypasses on resilient wedge gave valves.
Earth Day: Alabama’s Iron And Steel Manufacturing Contributes To Our Environment
I was in fifth grade on the first Earth Day. There was an abandoned earth mover in the woods near my elementary school, and Mrs. Fields’ social studies class painted it with bright colors to improve our visual environment. It was 1970, Richard Nixon was President, and later that year he would establish the Environmental Protection Agency.
Little did I know then that Earth Day is about science, there are economics within environmentalism, and I would have a career promoting stewardship of the earth.
AMERICAN Invests In The Future Of Southwestern Economic Development With A SpiralWeld Pipe Plant In Paris, Texas
AMERICAN SpiralWeld Pipe, a subsidiary of AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, announces the imminent opening of a new facility to manufacture spiral-welded steel pipe in Paris, Texas.
Is Your Water System Trying to Tell You Something?
When something goes wrong, we often ask ourselves if there was some sort of sign that would have lessened the impact. Especially if you are in the business of providing water to people, you might wish you had a crystal ball to get in front of problems before they happen. While we can’t provide you with a crystal ball, we can help give some insight into what your water system may be telling you with the introduction of the AFC SEMPER Remote Pressure Monitor.