FAQs

  • Why Thermometers Need Thermowells for Protection

    Are the temperature sensors inside your equipment protected? If you have temperature sensors like thermocouples, thermistors or bimetal thermometers, you should protect them with a thermowell. What's a thermowell? A thermowell serves as a casing that surrounds the temperature sensor and offers protection from damage, excess pressure, corrosion, and material...
  • How to Crack a Perfect Valve

    What causes cracked valves? This week, we’re focusing on how to crack a valve. Crazy? No, not really. To learn how to protect a valve, we need to understand why do valves have cracks. So instead of increasing your risk of cracking a valve, you could actually increase the life...
  • Mommy, Daddy, Where Do Valves Come From?

    Most people have had that moment where they are asked how valves came to be.  It can be a stressful, awkward conversation; but I am here today to tell you it doesn’t have to be. In this article, we will equip you with a few pointers that can guide you...
  • Instagram Contest

    We hope you all are having a great week so far. Starting today we are running a little contest over on our Instagram page.  To enter, simply follow us on Instagram and "like" (double-tap) the most recent photo of mini ball valves. It's super easy! We will announce the winner...
  • Why Is There An Air Bubble In My Liquid Filled Gauge?

    Liquid filled pressure gauges are the cat’s pajamas.  They are the bee’s knees. There are a number of reasons why they are fantastic.  To start with, the liquid inside dampens the effects of pulsation and pressure spikes, lubricates the gauge’s moving parts so that everyday friction is reduced, and helps...
  • What Is The Hammer Effect?

    No, unfortunately this article will not be dealing with the effects of Thor’s hammer, though that is a topic well worth diving into.  Today we will be looking at the kind of hammer effect that impacts industrial fluid applications. The hammer effect (or water hammer) can harm valves, pipes, and...
  • Thanks For A Great 2015!

    2015 was a wonderful and memorable year. We are very grateful for you and the trust that you have in us to help you solve the complex problems and projects that you face. We have the privilege of serving many different kinds of customers in many different fields including brewing...
  • Which Teflon Tape Should I Use With NPT Threaded Valves?

    Most valves, nipples, and fittings are designed to use Teflon tape to form a leak-free seal.  However, depending on the products that you are using, some Teflon tapes work better than others. STAINLESS STEEL VALVES AND FITTINGS For example, with stainless steel threads if you use standard, plain Teflon tape...
  • Why Do I Need To Use Teflon Tape With NPT?

    There are a variety of pipe thread types that can be used in the world of fittings, valves, and threaded pipes but the two most popular in the United States are NPT and NPTF. NPT stands for national pipe thread and is by far the more common of the two...
  • DirectMaterial - Net 30 Terms FAQ

    Net 30 Terms FAQ’s   Does DirectMaterial.com offer credit accounts? Yes, we offer Net 30 terms for customers who meet our credit standards and an annual purchase minimum of $10,000.   How can my company apply for Net 30 Terms? Companies who meet our minimums (see answer above) can apply...

1-10 of 37

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4