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Posted April 30, 2018

Nondestructive Inspection and Predictive Maintenance Plans Prevent Expensive Unscheduled Downtime

When it comes to your high-pressure water systems, the only thing worse that unscheduled downtime is extended unscheduled downtime. If the components of your system are old and are subjected to thousands of pressure cycles per day, fatigue failure of one or more of the components will eventually happen due to cyclic loading.

Posted March 27, 2018

How to Reduce Your Descale Valve Costs

Is focusing on reducing costs from your hydraulic valve one of your 2018 goals? Or, maybe your overall budget was cut this year. Whatever the case, there are ways you can cut costs or save money with your valves.

Posted February 08, 2018

Is a New Descale Valve in Your 2018 Budget Plans?

For many of us, the new year brings with it a new budget. If you’ve noticed a downgrade in performance from your descale valve, chances are that you’ve included upgrading or replacing it in your 2018 plans. But, before you call your supplier and just order the same replacement model, you should check out what new technologies are available since the last time you needed a valve.

Posted November 28, 2017

How To Solve Your Descale Valve Unreliable Shifting Issues

Have you noticed a degradation in the surface quality of your steel? Chances are that you have at some point. This is one of the most common issues for all steel engineers who use standard metal seat poppet descale valves. It’s usually due to unreliable shifting of your poppet descale valve.

Posted October 19, 2017

3 Crucial Components You Need for Your Pump Bypass Control System

One of the biggest issues that steel mills need to control for is the overheating of their pumps so they aren’t damaged. Many mills use a continuous bypass flow to keep their pumps cool. But, this solution wastes a lot of energy and it’s expensive. A better way is pump bypass control.

Posted October 03, 2017

3 Preventive Measures to Prolong Your Hydraulic Valve's Service Life and Save You Money

If you’re like most maintenance managers, high-pressure water valves are one of the pieces of equipment on which you hate to go over budget. But, it’s also one thing you just don’t have time to think about…until you have to. Those two scenarios don’t work well together. What if you could add a few simple preventive maintenance measures that would make your life easier? Here are three that can help prolong your...

Posted August 24, 2017

5 Key Factors You Need to Know to Select the Right Hydraulic Valve

Selecting the right valve for your hydraulic system is rarely an easy task. Most of us want to be able to install the valve and then only think about it when it’s time for maintenance. Understanding the factors you need to consider when selecting the valve is the best way to make sure you don’t have problems once it’s installed.

Posted August 03, 2017

5 Reasons You Need to Upgrade Your Hydraulic Valves Now

Hydraulic and descale valves are the type of equipment that you tend to only think about when there’s a reason. And, those reasons usually relate to problems such as leaks, malfunctions, system downtime, etc. When addressing these issues, do you look for quick, band-aid-type fixes or long-term solutions?

Posted June 22, 2017

4 Extreme Customized Specialty Hydraulic Cylinders in Action

When it comes to system designs for steel/aluminum plants or nuclear and hydro power generating plants, you’ll need to incorporate hydraulic or specialty cylinders to move loads or to enable movement in specific applications.

While there are standard cylinders available, some applications require special designs due to the nature of the environment or the work it’s required to do. Hunt Valve designs and...

Posted May 05, 2017

Hunt Valve Has Your Biggest Takeaway at AISTech 2017

If you're heading to AISTech 2017 in Nashville, Tennesse from May 8-11, make sure you stop by the Hunt Valve booth #1351. You'll get the best takeaway for saving money on descale valve costs and return to work a hero! What could that be? We have the best, longest-lasting descale valves available! Our Mega-Flo C Plunger Valve and Proportional Poppet Valve are designed with state-of-the-art ceramic technology. The...

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