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A Guide to Valve Actuators

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At RED-WHITE VALVE CORP., we are a premier supplier of valves and related products for the plumbing, commercial, industrial, and HVAC markets. One of our core product offerings is valve actuators, which are used to facilitate valve operation in fluid handling systems across a wide range of industries and applications. Our experts have put together […]

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A Guide to PEX Valves

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The term “PEX” is an acronym for cross-linked polyethylene. The material is used for a variety of industrial components, such as tubes and pipes for valves. What Are PEX Valves? PEX valves are highly similar to regular valves. The main difference between them is how they are connected; PEX valves can connect with PEX tubing […]

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An Introduction to Pneumatic Actuators

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What Is a Pneumatic Actuator? Actuators convert potential energy into kinetic energy (i.e., mechanical motion) when prompted by a control signal. They are integrated into a variety of devices and systems to perform various tasks. There are many types available, each of which is suitable for different applications. One way of categorizing them is by […]

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What is a Gas Ball Valve?

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Valves come in a wide array of types to control the flow of liquids and gases within a system. Industries rely on numerous valves in applications ranging from chemical process systems to plumbing, with some of the most common valve types including: Ball valves Butterfly valves Check valves Diaphragm valves Gate valves Globe valves Knife […]

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Swing Check Valve vs. Spring Check Valve

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Valves are versatile devices used for controlling the flow of liquids or gases. They play an important role in countless piping and process systems, typically serving to regulate flow and pressure, start or stop flow, or prevent the occurrence of back flow within a system. Swing check and spring check valves are two relatively common […]

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Balancing Valves 101

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Hydronic systems are HVAC systems that utilize water to heat and cool different areas of a facility. Balancing valves are valves designed to attain hydraulic balance within such systems by regulating fluid flow and pressure. When selected and installed properly, they equalize system pressure, creating comfortable thermal conditions in the building while optimizing energy and […]

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Use of Balancing Valves in Hydronic Systems

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Balancing valves are throttling devices designed to regulate the fluid flow through hydronic components. In hydronic systems (HVAC systems that use water as a medium to heat and cool areas of the facility), they facilitate the distribution of heated or chilled water to all terminals. As a result, the system is able to achieve optimal […]

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What is a Differential Pressure Manometer?

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As the name might suggest, a differential pressure manometer measures the difference in pressure between two readings. These devices help operators and technicians assess the functionality of industrial equipment or HVAC systems. For example, a technician can measure the pressure on either side of an air filter and use the difference to determine if the […]

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How Does an Electric Valve Actuator Work?

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Electric valve actuators control the opening and closing of valves. They can provide either linear or rotary motion and work with different types of valves, including ball and butterfly valves. Electric valve actuators respond to prompts through remote control or centralized process control systems, which make them invaluable for managing systems that are hard to […]

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Wafer vs. Lug-Style Butterfly Valves

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A butterfly valve is a type of quarter-turn valve that controls the flow of a product in a pipeline. From pharmaceuticals to manufacturing and food processing, the valve has a variety of applications and can be used to limit solid, liquid, or gas material flow. Butterfly valves are usually grouped into two types: lug-style and […]

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