AMERICAN Videos

  1. 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.

  2. Hydrant: 5 1/4" American-Darling B-62-B-5 Overview
    11/30/2012

    The American−Darling B−62−B−5 hydrant is rated at 200 psig and is seat tested at 400 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 B−62−B−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 B-62-B-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.

  3. Ductile Vs. Gray Iron
    11/30/2012

    The selection of materials for engineered products is a key decision. It impacts the manufacturer, installation, reliability and long-term costs of water works systems. Two materials with a long history of service in the water works industry are ductile and gray iron. AMERICAN answers your questions about each in this video.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Nashville’s Metro Water Services 60-Inch Tie In
    5/29/2017

    Metro Water Services’ Low Transmission Water Main project will help the utility stay ahead of the area’s continued population growth. AMERICAN is providing almost 12,000 feet of 60-inch and more than 13,000 feet of 36-inch ductile iron pipe. AMERICAN Flow Control is also providing 13 resilient wedge gate valves with Flex-Ring ends in sizes 24, 36 and 60 inches in diameter.

  7. Hydrant: 4 3/4" Waterous Trend Overview
    11/30/2012

    AMERICAN’s Waterous Trend Fire Hydrant is rated for 250 psig working pressure and exceeds all of the requirements of AWWA C502. Ductile iron construction throughout assures strength and durability. The Trend hydrant has all the features you expect from a high-quality fire hydrant. The all−bronze valve seat and bronze seat insert ensure that the Trend hydrant remains easy to repair. The epoxy primed and polyurethane top coat system on the external surfaces on the upper barrel of the Waterous Trend 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.

  8. AMERICAN’s Series 2500 With ALPHA™ Restrained Joint Ends
    10/14/2016

    Compared to mechanical joint, which uses up to eight bolts on each end, the ALPHA joint uses only one top-mounted stainless steel bolt. This makes the valve with ALPHA ends easier to install, which saves time and money.

  9. 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.

  10. Introduction To Toruseal Flange Gaskets
    1/4/2012

    For improved joint performance, AMERICAN Toruseal flange gaskets are vastly superior to conventional full-face or ring gaskets.