Archive: Mar 2018

Why You Should Replace Your Swing Check Valve With a Silent Check Valve

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Used to restrict fluid flow to a certain direction, check valves are employed in the vast majority of industrial processes. At DFT® Inc., we provide a wide range of check valves for use in diverse industrial applications. Our spring-assisted in-line check valves, for instance, are specifically designed to prevent water hammer by eliminating the risk […]

Steam Condensate: Important Things to Know

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In our latest webinar, we provide an engaging, informative overview of steam condensate and its critical role in industry today. The webinar includes a short history of steam condensate, some of the most common problems that arise when utilizing it, solutions to those problems, and a survey of its many modern applications. The History of […]

What Is Water Hammer?

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Water hammer is a shockwave that moves through the fluid (liquid) contained in a piping system. This shockwave occurs when a fluid already in motion is suddenly stopped, ceasing to move through the pipe. The abrupt stop creates a pressure surge that moves through the fluid, affecting everything within the closed pipe system. Though the […]