Water Works

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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Engineering & Construction
Valve Chronicles: Cla-Val University is Back with Online Training Sessions

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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Engineering & Construction
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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Engineering & Construction
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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air quality
Superior Air Quality and HVAC Systems are Crucial for Senior Care
May 29, 2024

The demographic shift towards an aging population, projected to reach 27 million Americans in nursing and assisted living facilities by 2050, raises significant concerns about indoor air quality in these environments. With respiratory health already being a critical issue among seniors, the stakes are high for ensuring that HVAC systems are up to par….

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Trades industry
The Future of Data Centers: Cooling, Power, and ESG with Saqib Ashraf
May 28, 2024

In a rapidly evolving data center industry, cooling technologies are finally taking center stage, driven by the rise of AI and other high-density computing needs. In the latest episode of Straight Outta Crumpton, Saqib Ashraf, Director of Solutions Architecture at CPG, shares insights on the future of data centers as well as the challenges…

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With Walmart Health Shuttering Its Doors, Retail Healthcare Has to Rethink Its Role & Strategy in Primary Care
May 28, 2024

Retail healthcare is an uncertain slice of the U.S. healthcare industry, being defined by both recent strategic retreats and bold expansions which have sparked crucial discussions about the future of primary care services within the retail sector. The most recent news that shocked the industry was the shuttering of Walmart Health, Walmart’s 51 health…

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Edge Computing Smart Cities Experts Talk
Edge Computing is the Foundation for Scaled Smart Cities. How Can the Industry Accelerate Adoption?
May 28, 2024

As cities globally accelerate their transformation into “smart cities,” the integration of a capable computing ecosystem to complement smart city initiatives has become an important part of smart city success. How critical will edge computing be in that ecosystem, and in the facilitation of today’s and tomorrow’s smart city projects, especially with where smart…

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Other Water Works
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…

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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…

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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….

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Why Going Electric with Your Valve Control Can Be a Smart, Economic Choice
November 25, 2020

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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