Maintenance

  • Keep Valves Functioning with These 3 Maintenance Tips

    Valves play an important role in controlling the passage of air or fluid through pipes or tubing, and it’s common to ignore them until something goes wrong. But proper valve maintenance can go a long way in preventing problems from occurring in the first place. Here are some tips to...
  • 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...
  • Why Your Thermometers Fail

    Thermometers have one job: to provide accurate temperature readings. This is very important, especially for industries where incorrect temperature readings could endanger other people. There are many different kinds of thermometers. Here at DirectMaterial.com we carry a variety of thermometers including bimetal thermometers and glass industrial thermometers. The DuraChoice models have dial sizes in 3” or...
  • 3 Things That Will Kill Your Pressure Gauges

    Pressure gauges are a crucial piece of the industrial puzzle, yet they are often not managed in the most efficient way.  Similar to valves, if you don’t use them correctly, there can be costly consequences. Gauges are used to measure pressure in industries such as brewing, food processing, petrochemical extraction and...
  • 3 Tips For Valve Maintenance

    Valve maintenance is important.  The lifespan of a valve depends on its ability to function as intended. If not cared for properly there can be many undesirable, costly, and even potentially dangerous consequences. Plus valves have feelings and need attention too; but I digress. Despite the wide variety of valves...

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