Pumps & Valves White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient
    9/15/2017

    From Nevada to South Dakota and now Tennessee, cities across the U.S. are installing the AMERICAN Flow Control® ALPHA restrained joint, because it saves labor, time and money. Introduced almost a year ago, ALPHA is used on AMERICAN’s Series 2500 4- to 12-inch Resilient Wedge Gate Valves and American-Darling and Waterous fire hydrants.

  2. Large Utility Turns To Artificial Intelligence At Major Pump Station
    9/6/2017

    Pump Station #8 was outfitted with old equipment and operation and reliability had become problematic. It was time to turn over a new leaf and embrace new technology to solve the problem.

  3. Insertion Valves Eliminate System Shutdown
    9/1/2017

    Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) faced challenges regarding two separate sections of town. The lines required maintenance due to old inoperable inline valves that needed to be replaced. The challenge - replacing these valves using a procedure that eliminated the shutdown of the water lines that service hundreds of homes and businesses.

  4. Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Works Under Pressure
    8/28/2017

    Buchanan County had a project which required repairs to a pumping station that boosts the pressure high enough to get water to a tank at the top of a mountain. The line pressure needed to accomplish this is 250 psi. After considering options, Buchanan County selected the Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot. Read the full project profile to learn more.

  5. Mixing It Up In Michigan
    6/19/2017

    The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) employs a total of 30 mixers in its aeration tanks as part of an anoxic nutrient removal process, and the mixers were failing. The mixers were old, inefficient, and starting to fail, so YCUA elected to replace them with Flygt 4320 mixers. Read the full case study to learn how the potential energy savings for YCUA could easily approach $1 million over a decade.

  6. Using AMERICAN Products, Champlain, NY, Prepares For Business Boom Near US/Canadian Border
    3/31/2017

    A key driver of economic development is the availability of water and wastewater services. For the Town and Village of Champlain, NY, this is no exception. To capitalize on the region’s economic potential and make more land available for new businesses, the Town and Village of Champlain are working together on the Shared Water Project, a major water system upgrade that includes installing 44,000 feet of AMERICAN ductile iron pipe.

  7. No Compromise On Reliability: A WWTP Turns On A Dime
    2/10/2017

    Once discovering its main pump station was at risk, a critical Canadian wastewater treatment plant quickly set up a large bypass pumping system to allow the replacement of pump motors.

  8. A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    1/11/2017

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  9. AMERICAN Zinc, V-Bio Protect Iron Pipe Against Aggressive Soils In Bismarck, North Dakota
    9/22/2016

    More than 6,800 cubic yards of structural concrete are being used in the construction of a new Trickling Filter and Trickling Filter Pump Station in Bismarck, North Dakota. These structures are being built well below the area’s water table, and the more than 6,800 cubic yards of concrete will protect them against the effects of Mother Nature.

  10. Flygt Pumps Handle Too Much Of A Good Thing
    8/30/2016

    In Iowa, where agriculture is a critical component of the state’s economy, rain is good for crops, but too much rain is not good for anyone. In 2008 the Des Moines Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) retained consulting engineer HDR to provide planning, permitting, design, construction, and start-up services for a high-rate CSO treatment facility called the Combined Sewer Solids Separation Facility or CSSSF.