Valve Chronicles: Preventative Maintenance


For any parts in a mechanical process, preventative maintenance is critical for a longer, useful life. That’s true for valves in water systems. On Valve Chronicles, host Tyler Kern spoke with Jake Corzine, Western Regional Manager, Cla-Val, and Randy Harris, EMT Superintendent, California Water, about the subject.

Harris’ role with Cal Water is to manage a network that maintains electrical and mechanical systems, including valves. He explained the different types, “We use altitude, pressure reducing, pressure, release, and pump control. Additionally, sometimes there are combination valves.”

In Harris’ area, which includes 1750 valves, it’s a tall order to keep them in top shape. He shared that some are as old as 1953, while they just installed a new one. So, how do they service all these valves?

Harris answered, “We are constantly checking the condition to ensure something that’s worn out is replaced before failure.”

They use a computerized maintenance management system that includes all the valves and have a five-year cycle for each one. Corzine commented, “Cal Water has also standardized each type of valve, which helps with maintenance.”

Replacement versus fixing is another consideration. “It’s the age and condition. We look at the inside of the valve. Before the mid-90s, they didn’t have an epoxy coating, so rust builds up and has to be scraped away, which makes the body thinner,” Harris said.

Corzine noted that Cal Water has an excellent maintenance program and encouraged all organizations to “allocate funds and time to this because it prolongs the life of the valve.”

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook –
LinkedIn –

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!



student athletes training
The Anticipation of Record Heat Must be the Concern of Educational Institutions and the Safety of their Student Athletes
April 17, 2024

Temperatures around the globe are continuing to set new records, and as a result, universities now face increasing challenges in ensuring the safety and performance of their student athletes.  Rising mercury poses risks of heat-related illnesses and affects the athletic performance and recovery of student athletes. Educational programs on recognizing the symptoms of heat […]

Read More
HVAC building efficiency goals
Improving HVAC Systems Plays a Key Role for Meeting Building Efficiency Goals
April 17, 2024

In today’s rapidly advancing world, the role of HVAC systems for building efficiency goals has become a pivotal topic for businesses and property owners alike. With energy costs soaring, the shift towards more energy-efficient systems isn’t just a luxury—it’s a financial imperative. Building efficiency upgrades could slash global energy demand by 12% and save […]

Read More
Generative AI Remains at an IP and Privacy Crossroads
April 17, 2024

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives and business operations, the conversation around its ethical and legal implications grows louder. It’s clear that generative AI will continue to face legal battles; applications from oncology, to mental health services, to the classroom, are raising questions about AI’s ethics and the consequences of […]

Read More
strategic Capital allocation
Strategic Capital Allocation Can Help Businesses Leverage Employee Knowledge and Collaboration for Better Returns
April 17, 2024

Strategic capital allocation, a critical aspect of business management often emphasized by investment experts like Warren Buffett, involves more than just distributing financial resources; it’s about strategic investment that drives long-term value. Firms are increasingly recognizing the need to integrate capital allocation with broader corporate strategies, ensuring that investments are not only financially sound […]

Read More