Pumps & Valves White Papers & Case Studies

  1. Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing Of Critical Motors
    9/3/2019

    Constant monitoring of critical motors while de-energized prevents failures on startup, reduces unscheduled downtime, saves on major rewinding repairs and increases personnel safety

  2. Hurricane Harvey Was No Match For These Pumps
    8/28/2019

    The main lift station serving the waste water treatment plant in Morgan’s Point, Texas, continually experienced problems with its three standard non-clog pumps. The pumps frequently clogged when rainfall totals reached or exceeded 2 inches. Shop rags, pieces of 2 x 4 lumber, plastic bottles, gloves, and wet wipes all commonly clogged the pumps when the standard demand increased. Pump removal, unplugging, and recurring repairs were required, but the service company was not always available for immediate assistance, causing problems for residents serviced by this lift station.

  3. Identifying And Defining The Pressure Rating Standards For Flanged Valves
    4/29/2019

    Maintenance and performance of pressurized water distribution systems require a complete grasp on the pressure ratings of every component within the system.  Mueller gives valuable insight here for pressure rating standards needed for flanged valves.

  4. Fort Worth Texas Tackles Stormwater Infiltration Treatment With Dynajet Dry Polymer Feed System
    11/28/2018

    Like wastewater treatment plants across the country, Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility experiences fluctuations in the volume of water to be treated due to the inflow and infiltration of stormwater. During storm events, this variation can be between X and Y mgd.

  5. City Solves Wastewater Plant Dilemma With Dynablend™ Liquid-Polymer Technology
    8/6/2018

    The City of Marengo, Illinois operates an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant that processes an average volume of 1.8MGD with a maximum capacity of 5.94MGD. In the fall of 2007, the operators of the plant began to observe reduced performance of their liquid-polymer feed system that was in place at the city’s facility. The Dynablend™ liquid-polymer unit was a good fit for the Marengo plant because of its reliability and performance over a wide range of polymers commonly used for sludge processing. Read the full case study to learn more.

  6. Two Tennessee Water Utilities Discover ALPHA™ Joint Makes Installations Faster, More Efficient
    9/15/2017

    From Nevada to South Dakota and now Tennessee, cities across the U.S. are installing the AMERICAN Flow Control® ALPHA restrained joint, because it saves labor, time and money. Introduced almost a year ago, ALPHA is used on AMERICAN’s Series 2500 4- to 12-inch Resilient Wedge Gate Valves and American-Darling and Waterous fire hydrants.

  7. Large Utility Turns To Artificial Intelligence At Major Pump Station
    9/6/2017

    Pump Station #8 was outfitted with old equipment and operation and reliability had become problematic. It was time to turn over a new leaf and embrace new technology to solve the problem.

  8. Insertion Valves Eliminate System Shutdown
    9/1/2017

    Winchester Municipal Utilities (WMU) faced challenges regarding two separate sections of town. The lines required maintenance due to old inoperable inline valves that needed to be replaced. The challenge - replacing these valves using a procedure that eliminated the shutdown of the water lines that service hundreds of homes and businesses.

  9. Insta-Valve 250 Patriot Works Under Pressure
    8/28/2017

    Buchanan County had a project which required repairs to a pumping station that boosts the pressure high enough to get water to a tank at the top of a mountain. The line pressure needed to accomplish this is 250 psi. After considering options, Buchanan County selected the Hydra-Stop Insta-Valve 250 Patriot. Read the full project profile to learn more.

  10. Mixing It Up In Michigan
    6/19/2017

    The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority (YCUA) employs a total of 30 mixers in its aeration tanks as part of an anoxic nutrient removal process, and the mixers were failing. The mixers were old, inefficient, and starting to fail, so YCUA elected to replace them with Flygt 4320 mixers. Read the full case study to learn how the potential energy savings for YCUA could easily approach $1 million over a decade.