Cla-Val features leading experts in automatic control valves and flow control solutions – so they know the steps users should deploy to set themselves up for success.

The biggest pitfalls can generally be avoided by something as simple as clear communication, said Jake Corzine, Western Regional Sales Manager for Cla-Val.

“When I’m talking to a customer or end user about starting up a valve, we just want to make sure they’re set up for success,” Corzine said. “There are a lot of times when we go out there, and they might not have all the information or we didn’t have all the information, and you end up wasting their time or ours. We don’t want to do that. We want the experience to be pretty seamless, so they’re prepared for starting up that valve. The most important thing is getting that valve brought online so they can finish their project.”

With waterworks being an industry that can trace its history back for centuries, many systems don’t need to reinvent the valve, as it were. Yet, the electronics and the technology around the valves have progressed leaps and bounds in the last few decades, with technicians off-site able to control valves remotely, now. Making sure those workers and the install team are working in conjunction is another key element of control valve success.

“Being able to communicate with the customer on the electronic side, as well as the hydraulic side, and make those two both work in parallel has been a welcome dance – but a dance, for sure,” Corzine said.

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