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3 Benefits of Custom Valve Automation

With over 30 years experience, Automated Valve & Equipment is an industry leader in valve controls and automation.  Industrial valves play an important role in most industries.  Here are a few examples of their use: Steel and chemical plants use valves for water, steam, hydraulic and air lines Hospitals need valves for sterilization and the

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Mueller Steam Specialty Exclusive Representative

Mueller Steam Specialty Exclusive Representative

With the acquisition of Techniquip Inc. on July 1st 2015, Automated Valve & Equipment Co. was named the exclusive Northern Ohio manufacturer’s representative for the Mueller Steam Specialty division of Watts. Since 1955 Mueller Steam Specialty has been a leading manufacturer of pipeline strainers, check valves and pump trim. Originally located in New York City,

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TURNING UP THE HEAT!

A leading louver and damper manufacture needed an electric failsafe operator that could endure a tunnel fire and still operate the ventilation system (without an external power source).  To qualify, the unit had to undergo a 2HR burn test that required it to “bake” at 500 deg F for 2 hours, while being cycled every

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HOT OIL PUMP RUNS LEAK FREE

A specialty products manufacturer with 20 hot oil pump units was looking for a better pump sealing system.  Their current mechanical seals would last 3-4 months.  The seal failure caused the entire hot oil unit to fail and release oil onto the floor causing a safety concern. The pump sealing system would be required to

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OUR CONTROL VALVE KEEPS CUSTOMER IN HOT WATER

A manufacturer of equipment for commercial laundries was developing a system to deliver instant hot water to washers using steam already onsite.  The problem was finding a control valve to precisely heat city water within the limited confines of the panel board. After reviewing the application parameters, (desired temperature, volume and temperature range) we recommended

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TechniQuip, Inc. Is Acquired on 7/1/15

TechniQuip, Inc. Is Acquired on 7/1/15

Automated Valve & Equipment Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of TechniQuip, Inc. of Eastlake, Ohio. We welcome Jack Ambrose and Tom McNamara to our staff. Their years of experience in the valve industry and TechniQuip, Inc’s outstanding level of customer service fits nicely with our company’s focus. In addition, this acquisition brings with

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What Is Duplex Stainless And When Should I Consider Using It?

High Alloy Stainless Steels For many years, the 300 series stainless steels (SST) have been the workhorse alloys for corrosive applications. For severe applications, the nickel-base alloys were the next step up in corrosion resistance. The cost differential, however, was great (four to ten times, or more). In recent years, duplex and superaustenitic SSTs have

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TIGHT CONTROL KEEPS THE LID ON

A manufacturer of lids for the food industry was developing a new lid in their R&D lab.  The lab’s retort (pressure cooker) was using traditional control valves (rising stem globe) with a 3-15PSI signal.  The problem arose when the control valves could not control the retorts pressure and temperature at the desired response time. Our

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