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Detecting the Issues with your Control Valve

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Control valves are a single component of a bigger system, but they control fundamental parameters of a process to keep applications performing optimally. Control valves are used to control fluid passage through regulation of flow, level, pressure, or temperature. Control valves are commonly used in oil & gas and manufacturing industries. The efficiency of automatic… Read More


Water Hammer Q&A

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Water hammer, the generation of high-pressure shock waves formed as a result of liquid in motion suddenly stopping or changing direction, is one of the leading causes of damaged check valves and damaged pumps. Often occurring either when a valve closes suddenly at the end of a pipeline system, or a pump is suddenly shut… Read More


Water Hammer Webinar Recap

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DFT® Inc.’s Vice President and General Manager Arie Bregman recently gave an in-depth, solutions-oriented presentation on water hammer — a common issue that can lead to devastating effects. Arie is an expert in the valve sector, with over 35 years in the valve industry, with companies such as Nibco, Jamesbury and Metso. Arie holds a… Read More

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Highlights From the 2017 Global Petroleum Show

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DFT® Inc. recently had the opportunity to attend the 49th annual Global Petroleum Show. Held at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, from June 13-15, this exciting event provided a forum for energy and petroleum companies from all over the world to showcase their products and services. Every year, the conference displays and demonstrates new technologies,… Read More

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Customizing Your Condensate Line Check Valve for Low Cracking Pressures

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Understanding Low Cracking Pressure in Condensate Lines One of the most common issues in steam systems is the pooling of steam condensate — a byproduct of all steam processes — inside of the equipment. When released from a high-pressure area to a low-pressure area, pooled condensate can flash, or quickly heat back up into steam,… Read More


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