AMERICAN Videos

  1. Hydrant: 4 1/2" American-Darling Mark 73-5 Overview
    11/30/2012

    The American−Darling Mark 73−5 hydrant is rated at 250 psig and is seat tested at 500 psig. This hydrant meets or exceeds all requirements of AWWA C502 for dry-barrel hydrants. The all-bronze seat and bronze drain ring assure that the Mark 73-5 hydrant is easily repaired by just one person. The epoxy-primed and polyurethane top-coat system on the external surfaces on the upper barrel of the AMERICAN Mark 73-5 fire hydrant provides a durable, high-gloss finish that, under normal conditions, should continue to look good for years without repainting. Watch this video to learn more.

  2. AMERICAN Experts Discuss Aging Water Infrastructure
    12/15/2014

    Out of sight, the country’s underground water infrastructure is aging and failing. In this interview, AMERICAN’s Derek Scott and Maury Gaston discuss the problem, challenges facing cities, and the latest technologies for providing and protecting one of our most precious resources — water.

  3. AMERICAN Products Used In Cobb-Marietta West Side Loop Project
    11/18/2016

    Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority’s West Side Loop 48-inch Replacement Project is being conducted to provide additional water to western Cobb County and Paulding County in Georgia. AMERICAN provided approximately 30,000 feet of 48-inch-diameter V-Bio wrapped ductile iron pipe and more than 20 resilient wedge gate valves with Flex-Ring® ends in sizes 24 to 48 inches in diameter.

  4. Fastite Joint Pipe With Fast-Grip Gasket Video Overview
    2/27/2015

    The AMERICAN Fastite joint is a flexible, rubber ring compression-type joint used extensively in underground service for water, sewage or other liquids. It has the proven long-life and high-strength qualities inherent in joints produced in accordance with AWWA C111 and pipe produced centrifugally in accordance with AWWA C151.

  5. Hydrant: 4 3/4" Waterous Trend Operation
    11/30/2012

    AMERICAN’s Waterous Trend Fire Hydrant's stylish and distinctive design provides real solutions to today’s water system demands. With many cities experiencing increased pressure to stretch their dollars, it is important to note that just one person can easily perform maintenance on the Trend hydrant. The removal of four nuts and bolts allows access to all of the working parts. Watch this video to learn more.

  6. Valves: Resilient Wedge Gate Valves Vs. Double Disc Gate Valves
    11/30/2012

    How important is valve selection? Has maintenance been considered? Should old specifications be used? AMERICAN is experienced in both resilient wedge gate valves and double disc gatevalves and answers your questions in this video.

  7. Disassembly Of 14-48 Flex-Ring Joint Pipe
    7/26/2011

    Combining the sealing features of the time-proven Fastite joint and a boltless restrained connection, AMERICAN Flex-Ring joint ductile iron pipe provides flexible, easily assembled, positive restraint against endwise separation due to thrust.

  8. The Benefits Of Ductile Iron Pipe
    9/12/2014

    V-Bio Polyethylene Encasement is the latest scientific advancement in corrosion control for ductile iron pipe.  In this interview with Water Online, Maury Gaston of American Ductile Iron Pipe and American SpiralWeld Pipe talks about the many benefits of iron pipe and the company’s improved polyethylene encasement, including how its revolutionary formulation allows for complete confidence on the part of the owner, engineer and municipality that no matter how aggressive the soils, the rugged iron pipe installed will last for generations. 

  9. Valves: Butterfly Versus Gate
    11/30/2012

    How important is valve selection? Has maintenance been considered? Should old specifications be used? AMERICAN is experienced in both butterfly and gate valves and answers your questions in this video.

  10. AMERICAN Flex-Ring Joint Pipe
    7/25/2011

    Combining the sealing features of the time-proven Fastite joint and a boltless restrained connection, AMERICAN Flex-Ring joint ductile iron pipe provides flexible, easily assembled, positive restraint against endwise separation due to thrust.