I’d like to take a moment to post the first in a series to acknowledge our generous sponsors. We’re extremely fortunate to have the support of the Red Valve Company who, together with their divisions Tide Flex and RKL Controls, are manufactures pinch valves, check valves, pressure sensors, slurry knifegates, expansion joints, and diffuser valves. To be honest, I am one little lady who doesn’t know much about this sort of thing; but I’m certain all of you technically inclined fellows out there are dialed in to the lingo.
Founded in 1953, Red Valve is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylania. Their initial order was for the first coal slurry pipeline, the result of which led to the creation of the inaugeral pipeline of its type. They are the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of pinch valves, servicing municipalities and industrial plants throughout the world. They manage flow applications for such industries as power and wastewater treatment plants, mining, pulp and paper mills, the food industry, and many, many more. You can find out more about their company by visiting their site, linked above.
Series 5200 Control Valve on a dirty water pumping line at a western Pennsylvania coal fired power plant.