Valve Chronicles

Meeting the New Members of Cla-Val

Host of Valve Chronicles, Tyler Kern, spoke with members of the Cla-Val team, including two new members that the company “moved Heaven and Earth” to get on the team. Those two new members are Shirley Nelson, Fueling Sales Manager, and Jimmy Kmetz, Technical Sales Engineer, who had worked together for years before Tom Boriack, Director…

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Building Management
The Valve Chronicles: What Makes a Good Agent

This episode of the Value Chronicles was all about partnerships and making an excellent agent to cement relationships and deliver world-class service. Two long-time partners of Cla-Val joined host Tyler Kern to tackle this vital topic. Raeann Velasquez, Chief Executive Officer and Outside Sales Manager for Cimco-GC Systems, and Robb White, Regional Sales Manager at…

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Building Management
How This California Town Utilizes Link2Valves for its Water System

“The other thing I think is really nice is the monthly report you can get sent to you in email format,” Neumann said. “When you have a bunch of different job duties, it is important to get that reminder.” The app Link2Valves helps to make faster, more intelligent decisions on water system infrastructure. It has…

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Building Management
The Valve Chronicles: Replacing Aging Infrastructure of Control Valve Vaults in the U.S.

Robb White, Regional Sales Manager at ESI Fab Systems, broke down the aging infrastructure of control valve vaults in the United States and detailed the process of fixing the issue. White said the problem is widespread across the United States from coast to coast. “These control valve vaults are underground; they’re in concrete structures,” White…

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Building Management
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…

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Building Management
How Valves Play a Key Role in Fire Protection

On this episode of The Valve Chronicles, a podcast from Cla-Val, host Tyler Kern and Cla-Val’s Kyle Chism dove into perhaps the ultimate example of solutions that are often invisible, but always essential – fire protection products. Chism serves as Cla-Val’s Fire Products Manager and, over nearly a decade at the company, he’s become intimately…

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Engineering & Construction
A Future Look at Aircraft Fueling Operations in The US & Europe

For the final episode of The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the U.S. and Europe, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager, Aviation & Ground Fueling, EMEA for Cla-Val Europe, put on their forward-thinking caps. What does tomorrow look like for aircraft fueling…

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Construction of the HPC Data Center is Prime Destination for AI Progression
May 17, 2024

As digital infrastructure continues to evolve, the strategic development of data centers is crucial. A recent update from Applied Digital celebrates the progress of the company’s HPC Data Center in Ellendale, North Dakota, positioning it as a pivotal player in the advancement of AI technologies. Highlighted in this special video is the HPC Data…

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Nick Phillips of Applied Digital talks community engagement
Community Engagement is Key for Companies Aiming to Support and Impact Local Communities
May 17, 2024

Corporate responsibility is under the microscope but Applied Digital readily stands out for its positive impact on local communities. As part of the broader discussion on community engagement and economic development, there are several things companies can do to contribute to local prosperity. For a special episode for Applied Digital, Nick Phillips, EVP of…

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Ellendale HPC Datacenter
Ellendale HPC Datacenter
May 17, 2024

The shell of our groundbreaking Ellendale HPC Datacenter is nearly complete! With each panel and beam, we’re closer to launching a hub with unmatched AI capabilities, designed for high-density computing. Watch as we shape the future of AI infrastructure

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Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy
Sunstone Partners Offsite 2024
May 17, 2024

Sunstone Partners’ 2024 planning and strategy meeting was held offsite in Calistoga, CA this year.  During the event the team bonded in fun activities like wine making and fantastic meals.  On the business side, there was reflection on the significant accomplishments of the team for the year, as well as focusing on upcoming goals…

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Building Management
How Valves Play a Key Role in Fire Protection
June 22, 2021

On this episode of The Valve Chronicles, a podcast from Cla-Val, host Tyler Kern and Cla-Val’s Kyle Chism dove into perhaps the ultimate example of solutions that are often invisible, but always essential – fire protection products. Chism serves as Cla-Val’s Fire Products Manager and, over nearly a decade at the company, he’s become intimately…

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Engineering & Construction
Meeting the New Members of Cla-Val
July 7, 2022

Host of Valve Chronicles, Tyler Kern, spoke with members of the Cla-Val team, including two new members that the company “moved Heaven and Earth” to get on the team. Those two new members are Shirley Nelson, Fueling Sales Manager, and Jimmy Kmetz, Technical Sales Engineer, who had worked together for years before Tom Boriack, Director…

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A Future Look at Aircraft Fueling Operations in The US & Europe

For the final episode of The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the U.S. and Europe, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager, Aviation & Ground Fueling, EMEA for Cla-Val Europe, put on their forward-thinking caps. What does tomorrow look like for aircraft fueling…

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The Valve Chronicles: Pressure Control Guideline Differences in Aircraft Fueling Operations Between the US & Europe, Part 2

On this episode of The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the US and Europe, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager, Aviation & Ground Fueling, EMEA for Cla-Val Europe, joined host Tyler Kern for a discussion on the origins of vehicle design and…

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The Valve Chronicles: Pressure Control Guideline Differences in Aircraft Fueling Operations Between the US & Europe

For this third episode in The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the United States and Europe, the subject was pressure control and the differences in guidelines between the two geographies. As always, to duke it out, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market…

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Engineering & Construction
The Differences in Fueling Operations Between the US and Europe
March 25, 2021

Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager of Aviation & Ground Fueling for EMEA with Cla-Val Europe, returned to the Valve Chronicles for this second installment on a series about the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the United States and Europe. One key difference between the two nations…

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Building Management
The Valve Chronicles: What Makes a Good Agent
January 24, 2022

This episode of the Value Chronicles was all about partnerships and making an excellent agent to cement relationships and deliver world-class service. Two long-time partners of Cla-Val joined host Tyler Kern to tackle this vital topic. Raeann Velasquez, Chief Executive Officer and Outside Sales Manager for Cimco-GC Systems, and Robb White, Regional Sales Manager at…

Read More
How This California Town Utilizes Link2Valves for its Water System

“The other thing I think is really nice is the monthly report you can get sent to you in email format,” Neumann said. “When you have a bunch of different job duties, it is important to get that reminder.” The app Link2Valves helps to make faster, more intelligent decisions on water system infrastructure. It has…

Read More
The Valve Chronicles: Replacing Aging Infrastructure of Control Valve Vaults in the U.S.

Robb White, Regional Sales Manager at ESI Fab Systems, broke down the aging infrastructure of control valve vaults in the United States and detailed the process of fixing the issue. White said the problem is widespread across the United States from coast to coast. “These control valve vaults are underground; they’re in concrete structures,” White…

Read More
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…

Read More
Engineering & Construction
Valve Chronicles: Cla-Val University is Back with Online Training Sessions
March 1, 2021

George Aguilar, Training Manager at Cla-Val, provided some exciting news for industries looking for Cla-Val valve training. CVU (Cla-Val University) is back. The pandemic may have halted in-person training sessions for the time being, but CVU is now running online training sessions through Zoom. “We’re providing online courses for operators and end users on our…

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Setting Yourself Up for Control Valve Success

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…

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Meeting Valve Sizing and Noise Requirements with Innovative Software Solutions

On this episode of Valve Chronicles, a Cla-Val podcast, Daniel Litwin hosts Roger Lah, Technical Product Specialist for Cla-Val. The duo explored how technical software can help industrial water professionals analyze and meet their valve sizing and noise requirements. Cla-Val’s products are made to refine valve noise and have adaptable sizing software to meet difficult…

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Understanding the 39A Air Valve and How It Prevents Pipe Ruptures and Bursts

We’ve all seen it–the Old Faithful geyser on the corner gushing water into the street, blocking traffic and sending pedestrians running in the other direction. It is a partial pipe rupture, and over 250,000 happen in the U.S. each year. This episode of “Valve Chronicles” uncovers how these bursts happen and how they can be…

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Engineering & Construction
Elevating Valve Service with Thorough Data and Scheduling
December 3, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, water management facilities have had to figure out how to keep systems up and running while avoiding putting their technicians and other employees at risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Simply not servicing valves is not an option. A malfunction can lead to a serious headache, said…

Read More
How Link2Valves Can Modernize Your Water System Management

Mark Gimson has seen it all when it comes to valves. Now Director of Marketing and International Sales for Cla-Val, Gimson has worked with control valves for more than 35 years and said, while the basic valve has not changed a whole lot but they have become a lot smarter in what they can do….

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Why Going Electric with Your Valve Control Can Be a Smart, Economic Choice

It’s comfortable to stick with a known commodity, but that can lead to becoming stuck in the past. That’s becoming the case with many water districts that aren’t exploring their valve control options. Systems engineers are likely familiar with a traditional PLC, but, while the base product may be competitive with an electronic valve control…

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Other Valve Chronicles
The Valve Chronicles: Pressure Control Guideline Differences in Aircraft Fueling Operations Between the US & Europe, Part 2
April 22, 2021

On this episode of The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the US and Europe, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager, Aviation & Ground Fueling, EMEA for Cla-Val Europe, joined host Tyler Kern for a discussion on the origins of vehicle design and…

Read More
The Valve Chronicles: Pressure Control Guideline Differences in Aircraft Fueling Operations Between the US & Europe
April 7, 2021

For this third episode in The Valve Chronicles’ look at the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the United States and Europe, the subject was pressure control and the differences in guidelines between the two geographies. As always, to duke it out, Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market…

Read More
The Differences in Fueling Operations Between the US and Europe
March 25, 2021

Cla-Val’s Tom Boriack, Global Market Manager for Fueling, and Richard Hooton, Market Manager of Aviation & Ground Fueling for EMEA with Cla-Val Europe, returned to the Valve Chronicles for this second installment on a series about the differences in aircraft fueling operations between the United States and Europe. One key difference between the two nations…

Read More
Valve Chronicles: Cla-Val University is Back with Online Training Sessions
March 1, 2021

George Aguilar, Training Manager at Cla-Val, provided some exciting news for industries looking for Cla-Val valve training. CVU (Cla-Val University) is back. The pandemic may have halted in-person training sessions for the time being, but CVU is now running online training sessions through Zoom. “We’re providing online courses for operators and end users on our…

Read More
Setting Yourself Up for Control Valve Success
January 28, 2021

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…

Read More
Meeting Valve Sizing and Noise Requirements with Innovative Software Solutions
December 21, 2020

On this episode of Valve Chronicles, a Cla-Val podcast, Daniel Litwin hosts Roger Lah, Technical Product Specialist for Cla-Val. The duo explored how technical software can help industrial water professionals analyze and meet their valve sizing and noise requirements. Cla-Val’s products are made to refine valve noise and have adaptable sizing software to meet difficult…

Read More
Understanding the 39A Air Valve and How It Prevents Pipe Ruptures and Bursts
December 7, 2020

We’ve all seen it–the Old Faithful geyser on the corner gushing water into the street, blocking traffic and sending pedestrians running in the other direction. It is a partial pipe rupture, and over 250,000 happen in the U.S. each year. This episode of “Valve Chronicles” uncovers how these bursts happen and how they can be…

Read More
Elevating Valve Service with Thorough Data and Scheduling
December 3, 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, water management facilities have had to figure out how to keep systems up and running while avoiding putting their technicians and other employees at risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Simply not servicing valves is not an option. A malfunction can lead to a serious headache, said…

Read More
How Link2Valves Can Modernize Your Water System Management
November 30, 2020

Mark Gimson has seen it all when it comes to valves. Now Director of Marketing and International Sales for Cla-Val, Gimson has worked with control valves for more than 35 years and said, while the basic valve has not changed a whole lot but they have become a lot smarter in what they can do….

Read More