Industry Insights

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Safety Valve Repair and Testing Interview

We sat down to ask a few clarifying questions with our very own Marianne Brodeur, who until 2019, was the owner of IVI and also sits on the National Board. IVI has held a VR stamp for the last 34 years.

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Automated Valve Assemblies

Customer Case Study

The industrial PVF sector of our industry has at times had the reputation of being “old school” or a little slower to adopt change; however, we beg to differ. The Collins Companies is celebrating our hundredth year in business in 2020, and we have seen a myriad of changes to our business model over the years.

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Ball Valve Vs. Butterfly Valve

Customer Case Study

In this month’s case study, we discuss how replacing an actuated valve package with the same product that you used 30 years ago is not necessarily the most cost effective nor the safest solution for your people or your facility.

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Selecting the Correct Valve for the job

Customer Case Study

Recently while visiting a pulp and paper customer our Territory Sales Manager, Tom was posed with a problem to solve. Our customer was experiencing inconsistencies in their pulp stock.

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Know Your Options

Welded End Ball Valves

It's time. The ball valve is leaking for the second time this year and needs service. The options can be replacing it with the same ball valve or consider choosing one with an extended-body using pup pieces and an estimated 15% increase in cost. The following discusses why the extended body option might be best, followed by a cost evaluation of valve life. Welding 3-piece resilient seated ball valves in line can be accomplished in three ways as follow.

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Project World

Sourcing for Large Projects: The Distributor's Role

Project work, it is exciting, it can be lucrative and it can be very complex as well as very price sensitive. Pairing up with the correct vendors can make or break the success of a construction project. More and more our customers ask us why they should not just order their industrial valves directly from the manufacturer.

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Mom, Where Do Valves Come From?

The Origin of a Valve

Although we joke, it is a routine question asked of us by our plant-owner customers. Why is this? It should be an easy question to answer, right? WRONG.

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