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  • Getting snubbed doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, something called a “snubber” may be just what you need if you are measuring pressure in a system where pressure spikes and pulsation are a concern. Pressure Snubbers as a Solution In the past week, two customers have called asking for a s...
  • When you look at the new lead-free brass ball valve (VBB02) on DirectMaterial.com, you see a lot more information on the body than the standard pressure rating and connection size. [caption id="attachment_412" align="alignright" width="450"] You can see from all the certification marks on the ...
  • How do pressure ratings work? On its face, a pressure rating seems like a simple enough statistic. The pressure rating is the maximum pressure a pipe, fitting or valve should be capable of withstanding in a normal conditions. Also known as maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP), a pressu...
  • This post is all about choosing the right material for the valve you are needing. This post is part of a series. Click here to read Part 2 So, we’ve settled on the kind of valve and the material it is going to be made out of. Now for some of the other considerations you might want to consid...
  • Whether you are maintaining a sprinkler system in your backyard, running an irrigation system for agricultural crops, or keeping a greenhouse green, there are many different issues that must be managed to keep everything healthy and thriving. One of those issues is knowing how to choose the ri...
  • This post is all about choosing the right material for the valve you are needing. This post is part of a series. Click here to read Part 1.  OK, so you’ve settled on the kind of valve you need and now we need to determine what kind of material suits you best. Question No. 2: What should t...
  •   [caption id="attachment_315" align="alignright" width="300"] DuraChoice's PL254L is a low pressure capsule gauge with a black steel case.[/caption] When to Use a Capsule Gauge When you need a precise low pressure measurement, a capsule gauge is the instrument to use. Capsule gauges...
  • We have compiled an industrial vocabulary list, for reference. Remember those vocabulary lists we all had to study in elementary school? They are the reason we know the difference between “brake” and “break” or the definition of “myriad.” Chances are that you already knew a few of the words...
  • OK. You know you need a valve to complete your project, but if you aren’t a professional plumber or engineer, you might not be sure which will work the best. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you find the right valve. Just answer the questions in the next few blog posts and you’ll be a lot cl...
  • Precision is the watchword when it comes to needle valves. What are needle valves? Much like the globe valves we talked about last week, needle valves are control valves. They share some of the same design features and have similar benefits. Both allow the operator to change flow rate and us...

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