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  • Types of Thermometers

    There are several types of thermometers available in our store. The one that suits you best will depend on the environment as well as the application in which you plan to use it. To answer the many questions that come our way regarding the different types of thermometers we have...
  • Pressure Gauge Reactions To Temperature and Vibration

    Since their introduction in the mid 1800s, pressure gauges have become the most common method of measuring pressure. The vast majority of these pressure gauges incorporate the Bourbon tube, socket and geared movement. The reason pressure gauges are still so widely used is the fact they work under almost any condition. However...
  • Understanding Adapters and Couplers

    We carry an extensive selection of couplers and adaptors that are designed to help enable your ball valves and pressure gauges work properly together. A coupler is a very short pipe or tube that has a socket at one (or both) ends. This allows two pipes or tubes to be joined...
  • Industrial Accessories

    When it comes to running a successful business, owning, and understanding the operating procedures behind ball valves, pressure gauges, and thermometers is vital. Lacking the right parts, or attempting to work with subpar equipment are among the top reasons businesses struggle to make ends meet. Effectively managing the parts you purchase...
  • Understanding Needle Valves

      Needle Valves 101: A needle valve is a valve with a small opening, or port, with a needle shaped plunger that allows a precise regulation of flow. Construction: A tapered pin is used in needle valves to gradually open a space. This can be regulated by using a spindle...
  • Ball Valves vs. Gate Valves: Which Is Right For You?

    When it comes to ball and gate valves, it can get very confusing. Despite sounding incredibly similar, ball and gate valves differ in a few key ways. Consumers often get confused as to what the actual difference is between the two and which is a better fit for their unique needs...
  • How to make a Brew Pot

    Brew pot       Making a brew pot is pretty simple as long as you have the right tools and hardware. After reading this article, you will understand the basics well enough to get started on your craft beer own project.  Brew Pot Items   Brewing Items 3 Piece Stainless...
  • 3 Piece Ball Valve used for our home brew pot

    This is the 3 piece 1/2" valve we will use for our  Home Brew Pot project. It is stainless steel, so it will not easily corrode or rust. It can handle up to 1000 PSI and is suitable for water, oil, or gas - or in our case, beer. Click here...
  • The right supplies for any level of #brewing

    . Did you know that Direct Material sells much of the equipment brewers use? We can supply you what you need no matter what size of brewing operation you run, whether just for personal use, commercial use, brewing equipment resale or manufacturing of brew pots and setups. We've got your...
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