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3 Common Problems in Check Valve Selection

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Did you know that, unlike other types of valves, check valves continue to work if a plant loses electricity, air, manpower, or all of the above?  They come in a wide variety of sizes, materials, and end connections, and can be used in countless applications. So why is it that they’re often improperly sized or… Read More

The Growing Success—and Increasing Needs—of American Oil and Gas

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By now it should come as no surprise that American manufacturing is back, and all signs point to full speed ahead. There are many reasons for this, and one of them is our country’s natural gas boom—an abundance of production and supply that’s helping to make manufacturing here more cost effective and competitive. In fact,… Read More

DFT Inc. Hits the Airwaves with Net Worth and Terry Bradshaw

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Many people know Terry Bradshaw as a football player, and from his antics as part of Fox’s Sunday broadcast team. A growing number are learning about, if not his serious side, at least a side of him that isn’t all fun and games. As host of the television program Net Worth, Bradshaw has been letting… Read More

Is Your Check Valve Oversized for Your Application?

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In a recent blog post, we discussed some of the common check valve problems, and the fact that many of them are not related to the valve itself, but with the selection and/or application of the valve. One of these problems is oversizing that can lead to a host of problems. Such issues include excess… Read More

Harsh Conditions Call for Tougher Equipment

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Certain industrial environments are harsher than others, and not all valves can take the heat. For example, the pulp and paper industry utilizes processes called batch steam cooks. The processes involve very hot steam, tough chemicals, and a high level of repetition- not ideal for just any valve. Pulp is one of the most abundant… Read More

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