Costs of energy and steam have fluctuated significantly in recent years. When costs were low, economic analysis did not justify repair of steam leaks from gaskets, holes , valves or steam traps. Later, when steam costs escalated dramatically, economics favored the quick repair of these same leak sources. While steam costs vary from time to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flotech Inc., Jacksonville FL- Announces the addition of the Apollo Valves ball valve product line. Apollo Valves -American-Made Success Since 1928 Conbraco Industries was created when two Detroit-based manufacturers of brass valves and fittings merged in 1928 forming Consolidated Brass Company. Over 80 years later, Conbraco is an American success story. […]
Happy Birthday Thomas Alva Edison, born February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio one of the world’s most prolific inventors. Al, the last of seven kids, was one of those inquisitive kids that never stopped asking questions about how things work. This fidgety boy with a hearing problem was maddening to his early teachers who described […]
James Watt was born , January 19th, in 1736 at Greenock, Scotland. He was a mechanical engineer and inventor who’s improvements to the steam engine were a catalyst to the industrial revolution. We have Watts to thank for the steam condenser, horsepower, early control valves and the SI unit of power the watt. After building […]
Erastus Boise Kunkle, born on December 14th, 1836, learned the machine trade from his dad. Kunkle labored in a high pressure job before inventing the relief valve. He worked in the locomotive shops for Pennsylvania Railroad where he invented a lock-up pop safety valve, designed to release steam pressure in locomotive engines. Boiler over pressure was […]
Flotech, a leader in valve repair services in the US southeast, has joined the Valve Repair Council, an affiliate of the Valve Manufacturers Association of America. Flotech supports the mission of the valve repair council which advocates the original equipment manufacturer (OEM ) to repairing valves. The proliferation of valve and actuator repair and rebuild […]
We moved our Jacksonville, Florida distribution center and expanded our inventory of valves, actuators and controls. We planned a customer Open House and BBQ lunch. Customers and Friends came by to meet everyone and enjoy some food, fun and a tour of our facility.
Combination Creates a Global Leader in Water and Fluid Solutions, Equipment Protection and Thermal Management SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) today announced the completion of the merger of Pentair, Inc. and the Flow Control business of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC). Pentair, Inc. and Flow Control have combined to […]
Refining and enhancing the steam cycle power generation process is essential to provide more efficient and cleaner power for the future.But keeping advanced technology operational in a cost-effective way sets the pace of change, writes Philippe Claeys. Supercritical (SC) power stations are becoming more commonplace and the technology behind them is quickly developing into the […]
In addition to the largest Tyco valve inventory in the country, let us show you our valve repair shop, automation shop, tube services division, pattern shop and foundry. Our valve manufacturing partners will be on hand to show you what they have been working on to reduce your downtime and maintenance headaches while we fix you lunch. […]
We moved our Jacksonville, Florida distribution center and expanded our inventory of valves, actuators and controls. We have planned a customer Open House and BBQ lunch for Thursday, October 7th from 11:00 until 3:00. Please come by meet everyone and enjoy some food, fun and a tour of our facility.