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The Everchanging Landscape of the Valve Industry

April 12, 2018

Two thought provoking articles in Valve Magazine started me thinking about all the changes over the years in the Valve…
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Pressure Recovery Factor Explained

January 25, 2018

Cv is defined as the number of gallons per minute of water that will pass through a given flow restriction…
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Frozen Pipes Revisited

January 11, 2018

I will briefly share my recent tale of woe.  Monday morning, barely into my first cup of coffee, I received…
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A Quick Guide to End Connections

January 4, 2018

The following is a list of the most common end connections for valves: ANSI Flanges — are connections that do…
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Learn about all the valves used at Richards Industries (blog)

Valves In Action – Answer

April 1, 2016

Last week, we issued a challenge to see who could tell us the correct number of Richards Industries’ products in…
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Learn about all the valves used at Richards Industries (blog)

Valves In Action

March 24, 2016

What Valve Would Jordan Valve Use? A Jordan Valve, of course! Some of you reading this have been through our…
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Interview with Rick Cromer

An Interview with Rick Cromer – Chemical Industry Expert (Part 3)

February 10, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Rick Cromer, a recently retired, 36 year veteran of the…
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An Interview with Rick Cromer – Chemical Industry Expert (Part 2)

February 4, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Rick Cromer, a recently retired, 36 year veteran of the…
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Interview with Rick Cromer – Chemical Industry Expert (Part 1)

January 29, 2016

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Rick Cromer, a recently retired long time veteran of the…
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Preventing Frozen Pipes

December 30, 2015

Last week, we discussed why water pipes freeze and burst.  The following tips from the American Red Cross will prevent…
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Why Water Pipes Freeze & Burst

December 23, 2015

Why do water pipes burst, and why do they always fail the same way? These are two interesting questions. Water…
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Challenges Faced When Conducting Business in a Global Market

December 4, 2015

oday, most manufacturing companies view their geographical target market as the world. Thirty to forty years ago the situation was…
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Blog post on the history of valve standards

The History of Valve Standards

November 19, 2015

The history and evolution of valve design and standards makes for entertaining reading.  It was not all that long ago…
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Blog post on hands on training being effective

Hands On Product Training Most Effective

October 30, 2015

One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Benjamin Franklin and no, it is not the often misquoted, “Beer is…
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A blog post on industrial valve delivery time

Industry Valve Delivery Time

October 11, 2015

There are three important metrics manufacturers should use to determine on time delivery performance. 1.  On-time delivery to Customer Request…
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