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Posted March 28, 2017

Poppet vs. Plunger: The Great Descale Valve Debate

When it comes to descale valves, one of the biggest questions is which type to use: poppet or plunger. While either can be used in most systems, there are situations to choose one over the other. We’ll examine what considerations to keep in mind when choosing, when to use each, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Posted March 21, 2017

Breakthrough Descale Valve Technology: Advanced Ceramic Materials

Hunt Valve is leading the way in innovation in the descale valve industry. It’s newest products, namely the Ceramic Proportional Poppet Valve and the Mega-Flo C Plunger Valve, feature advanced ceramic materials in key components of these valves. The ceramic technology makes these the longest lasting descale valves by a long shot over any other valves (up to five times longer for the poppet valve and up to three...

Posted March 14, 2017

New State of the Art Descale Valve Options Reduce Costs for Steel Mills

Our engineers have been working diligently over the past year, refining our proven descale technology to deliver the highest level of durability and reliability of any descale valve in the world. The result is a complete spectrum of descale valve options that help you reduce operating costs for steel producers.

Posted March 07, 2017

Make Your Job Easier with the Breakthrough Mega-Flo C Descale Plunger Valve

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What matters to you when it comes to descale valves? Cost savings are key, but that’s not the only consideration. Time and hassle are just as important. When you can save on all three, you’ve hit a descale trifecta. We built our new Mega-Flo C plunger valve to address those three issues.

Posted February 28, 2017

3 Biggest Risk Factors for Leakage in Your Descale Valve System

In a past post, we explained how to minimize leakage in your high-pressure water valve system by choosing a descale valve that operates within its recommended design parameters. However, this is easier said than done. You also need to consider the following risk factors related to operation, flow media and alignment:

Posted February 21, 2017

3 Steps for Choosing High-Pressure Water Valves that Minimize Leakage

High-pressure water valve leakage is the enemy of any hydraulic system operating in a harsh environment. Over time, valve leakage can diminish the performance and efficiency of the system. Excessive stress on the system components can create unnecessary operating, maintenance and replacement costs.

Posted February 14, 2017

How to Determine Tolerable Amounts of Descale Valve Leakage

If you take the time to properly design and configure your high-pressure water hydraulic system, then valve leakage should be minimal. The first step to managing this issue is understanding the difference between internal and external leaks. Some leakage may be inevitable and tolerable within a descale valve system.

Posted February 07, 2017

External vs. Internal Hydraulic Valve Leakage: What You Need to Know

If you oversee hydraulic system in your steel plant, you may have heard leaks are inevitable. The truth is that leaks are only inevitable if your system has a poor designed or isn't maintained. This leakage saps your facility’s efficiency, increases costs and can lead to dangerous conditions.
Posted January 31, 2017

Four Ways to Maximize Your Valve Preventive Maintenance Program

When it comes to golf, your swing will make or break your success. Players constantly analyze their swings for ways to improve. Many times it comes down to their follow through. And, it's not just golf. Follow through is important in many sports. In basketball, jump shooters focus on their follow through, as do quarterbacks in football. What does this have to do with high-pressure water valves? Just like in the...

Posted January 24, 2017

How To Write Effective High-Pressure Water Valve Maintenance Policies

Preventive maintenance leads to a prolonged life for your high-pressure water valve system. You'll save money with fewer part replacement costs. Writing preventive maintenance policies is an important step in the process. What should you include in your policy? Start with the OEM guidelines. But, for more crucial information, include recommendations from your maintenance employees. Who better to tell you what you...