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Watch DFT Valves’ ALC® Axial Flow Check Valve in Action

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Check valves are instrumental for regulating fluid flow within a given valve system. When properly chosen and installed, check valves are meant to operate seamlessly throughout their design life; improper check valves can lead to harmful complications—such as water hammer. Water hammer is one of the most common problems befalling check valves. Simply put, water… Read More


DFT Model PDC® Solves Air Compressor Problems

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Inside their control valve test and research facility, a major valve manufacturer was using two reciprocating air compressors that were designed to run until the stored air pressure in the extremely large volume tanks reached a set point. They would then shut off for anywhere from several minutes to several hours, depending on demand. During… Read More


Consequences of and Solutions to Water Hammer

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Water hammer is a phenomenon that can be either a mild nuisance or a severe problem. It is usually considered a safety hazard. The extreme pressure caused by water hammer can blow out gaskets and cause pipes to suddenly rupture, causing serious injury to anyone nearby. Identifying Water Hammer Usually, you can identify water hammer… Read More


The Importance of Accurate Check Valve Sizing

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Check valves are among a system’s essential components. For greatest efficiency and maximum protection, however, check valves must be properly sized in order to work at their highest level. A properly sized check valve will make a system reliable and provide the longest service with the minimal amount of manual attention. Proper sizing will eliminate… Read More


The One-of-a-Kind HI-100™ Severe Service Control Valve

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DFT has been producing high quality check valves and control valves for a range of applications for decades. In that time, we’ve become known for quality and that is most apparent in our HI-100™ Control Valve. In-Line Straight Thru Design The HI-100™ severe service control valve features an in-line straight-thru venturi flow design, as opposed… Read More