State allocations revealed for pending infrastructure bill

California, Texas and New York will likely cash in big on the trillion-dollar infrastructure package if the bill makes its way to President Biden’s desk, according to CNBC on Aug. 31.


National Compassion Fund and Mueller Water Products Establish Survivors’ Fund

In the wake of the Albertville tragedy, National Compassion Fund, a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, announced the launch of the Albertville Survivors’ Fund with support from GoFundMe and Mueller Water Products.


Innovation: Helping Customers Cope with Today’s Challenges

One of the most acute challenges in the business of water/wastewater today is the failure of systems and piping, which are aging faster than many municipalities and water authorities can react.


Market Outlook 2021: Uncertainties Create Strategy Challenges

The well-received VMA/Hydraulics Institute event was not all doom and gloom. One of the main themes that the speakers repeated was that it is just such times of challenge when innovation and new ideas are born.


New Requirements for Actuator Sizing

After decades of confusion, the American Water Works Association has created new standards for actuator sizing that clear up some of the confusion and also provide guidance on where safety factors need to be applied.


Controlling Our Water Systems, Part I

Editor's Note: This article is an excerpt from Cylinder and Vane Actuators and Control—Design and Installation, published by the American Water Works Association in 2015.


The Outlook for LNG and Water/Wastewater Markets

Every valve end-user market is feeling the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.


Water Infrastructure: Getting Some Long Overdue Attention

The situation presents enormous challenges to local water utilities struggling with aging, and insufficient piping and valves, while trying to deal with limited budgets.


Automating Old Sluice Gates with Electric Actuators

Since the early days of water and wastewater treatment plants in the U.S., municipalities and industries have continued to expand and upgrade existing plants and distribution infrastructure as well as build new facilities.


Advanced Pressure Control in a City Water System

Every water supply district experiences unnecessary losses from leakage and expenses for repairing line breaks.


The Basics of Eccentric Plug Valves

Wastewater systems present many challenges to pumps and valves because the flow can contain grit, solids and debris, depending where in the process the equipment is located.


National Compassion Fund and Mueller Create Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund

On Feb. 25, 2019, the National Compassion Fund and Mueller Water Products announced creation of the Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund to aid families of victims and employees physically injured or traumatized by their presence at the February 15 shooting in Aurora, IL, at Henry Pratt Company, a Mueller subsidiary.


LACSD: Keeping a Giant Water District Running

The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) are among the largest water/wastewater agencies in the country, operating 10 water reclamation plants and one ocean discharge wastewater treatment plant.


AIV, LP Acquires Zenith Supply

AIV, LP, a Houston-based global wholesale distributor of valves and actuators for the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, petrochemical, refining, pulp and paper and water treatment industries, has announced that it has acquired Zenith Supply.


Where Valves Are Used: Everywhere!

Valves can be found just about anywhere today: in our homes, under the street, in commercial buildings and in thousands of places within power and water plants, paper mills, refineries, chemical plants and other industrial and infrastructure facilities.


Applications in Water Harvesting Systems

Water harvesting in commercial projects involves collecting rooftop rainwater, stormwater runoff, condensate from air handlers and greywater from showers, baths and lavatory sinks.


Why Air Valves are Needed in Water Applications

Air valves are hydromechanical devices designed to automatically release air and wastewater gases or admit air during the filling, draining or operation of liquid piping systems for water and wastewater services.


Water Hammer

Water hammer is a shock wave transmitted through fluid contained in a piping system.


Valves Help Achieve Net-Zero Water Use

With drought and climate change affecting countries around the world, there is a tremendous need for development of sustainable architecture.


The Valve Industry’s Role in Climate Change

The world may not agree on all the causes of climate change, but most people realize our actions over the last 150 years have directly contributed to greenhouse gas (GHG) buildup, most notably accumulation of carbon dioxide and methane.


Great-Tasting Brews Show Value of New Water Purification System

Consumers don’t often think about the fact that their electric power, clothes and even the semiconductors that go into the chips for computers and cell phones are manufactured using massive amounts of water.


Avoid Water Hammer Problems in High-Pressure Hydraulic Systems

Water hammer, high-velocity fluid flow and contaminated hydraulic media are among the worst enemies of high-pressure hydraulic systems.


Wastewater Treatment

Society’s desire for a clean environment shines light on the importance of understanding the essential role wastewater treatment plants have in our communities.


Controlling Our Water Systems, Part II

To better understand the actuators and controls in our water systems, we discussed the types and some of the considerations for sizing in the first part of this article, which appeared in the print version of VALVEMagazine and is posted here.

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