Stray electrical currents can be present in water service lines and may cause issues in the metallic piping systems, including shock hazards for field personnel and accelerated corrosion of water distribution system components. This can even occur on service lines located on the water service lateral.
In general, a coating is defined as a thin layer or covering. In the natural gas industry, the application of coatings on the parts that make up the natural gas meter set is an efficient way of reducing the effects of corrosion on the material.
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For nearly a century, submersible pumps have been an effective solution for transferring water from well systems to its destination inside a structure or home. While designed to operate totally submersed in the water which is being pumped, this well water pump stands out in the fact that it can be installed without the worry of freezing.
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Safety is paramount in the water works industry, where the need to deliver clean and reliable water to communities drives innovation and progress. One critical aspect of this safety concern lies in the protection of workers and equipment against electrical hazards. Di-electric bushings play a pivotal role. These insulating components serve as a barrier between electrical currents and the surrounding environment, safeguarding against shocks and preventing potential disasters.
In general, bypass technology applies to gas parts that allow maintenance and service of any kind without interrupting gas flow for the consumer.
True or false: A plumbing part that looks high-quality on the outside also means a high-quality product on the inside. False.
Standards provide people and organizations with a basis for mutual understanding and are used as tools to facilitate communication, measurement, commerce, and manufacturing. For industries where there is very little room for mistakes, such standards bring consistency to the processes and products. That’s why, when it comes to pumps, several standards exist so all players involved – from production to installation – have expectations to fulfill.
The Cambridge Coupling is a unique fitting with a patented design that provides the installer with a 0.400” range to accommodate varying outside diameter (OD) sized pipes. Additionally, the part will accommodate pipes that are slightly oval or slightly deformed, saving time and materials in different sizing situations.
In order to maintain a set pressure in the structure or reduce the high incoming water pressure, a pressure reducing valve is often installed. While commonly known as a regulator, the pressure reducing valve provides a lower, more functional pressure for distribution to the consumer, thus protecting the water supply system in the process.
The natural gas meter set includes many parts that work together to safely deliver and measure natural gas to a structure. This can include the meter, valves, fittings, a meter bar or valve, a regulator, and the accessories that complete the set. Natural gas meter sets bring safety, convenience, and consistency to any application.
Water works parts are responsible for providing a home/building access to the public water supply. The water service lateral itself includes any water service part, from the water main to the water meter. One of these solutions includes the meter stop.
Electrical current powers a submersible pump motor and contributes to its reliable, safe, and efficient operation.
Valves are very important devices that control and direct the flow of liquids and gases by opening and closing various passageways. While there are many valve designs, the ball valve is the most popular member of the quarter-turn valve family.
Hand pumps are one of the most ancient water-lifting devices that have been used for thousands of years.
PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) tubing was invented in 1968 by a German scientist named Thomas Engle and introduced to the U.S. around 1980.
Water works parts are responsible for providing a home/building access to the public water supply.
For utility companies, having to shut off access to gas for one reason or another can be a headache for both the customer and the utility. Not only does this require a scheduled appointment but it also leaves the utility company responsible for anything that can potentially go wrong throughout the process. In addition, having to enter a customer’s premises was a true obstacle during the peak of the pandemic and will be going forward.
A.Y. McDonald’s commitment to providing top quality water works, pump, plumbing, and natural gas parts means our company also places great importance on following, respecting, and promoting the standards, organizations, associations, and committees that make up the industries we serve.
When it comes to providing water to a community, there is very little room for error.
Jet pumps are considered one of the two most popular types of pumps used for private well systems and low flow irrigation applications.
PEX tubing was invented in 1968 by a German scientist named Thomas Engle and introduced to the U.S. around 1980.