Oil Refinery Valves: How Are They Used?

The oil and gas industry earned $4 trillion last year worldwide. There is no question that this industry is vital to modern life. While most people are familiar with the product and the consumable products available, they don’t know all the small parts and elements that go into them. One component worth mentioning is oil […]


High Pressure Butterfly Valve Advantages

Are you having trouble choosing a valve for your engineering project? Consider a high-pressure butterfly valve. Research shows the market for butterfly valves generated $6.24 billion in revenue in 2022. It is expected to be worth more than $14.5 billion by 2033, growing 8.1%. The high-pressure butterfly valve offers several advantages in oil and gas, […]


Which Valve Is Best for Flow Control?

There are numerous types of valves available that can be used in a wide range of industries and applications. Are you wondering which valve is best for flow control? It’s important to understand that not all valves are created equal. Different types of valves have different advantages and disadvantages. Choosing the correct one depends on […]


How Often Should Shut Off Valves Be Replaced?

When it comes to shut-off valves, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that they can last for 20 to 25 years. The bad news is that if they are not used and exercised every two years (at least), they may freeze in the open position and need replacement. While true, […]


Difference Between Soft Seated and Metal Seated Valves

Are you wondering which type of valve is right for your needs? Whether you’re involved in industrial processes or simply looking to upgrade your home plumbing system, understanding the differences between soft seated and metal seated valves is crucial. These two types of valves have distinct characteristics. These characteristics make them suitable for specific applications. […]


How Does a Diverter Valve Work?

SchuF invented the diverter valve in 1965. It originally consisted of the combination of two or more piston or disc valves. Fast forward 45 years, and it has applications in a multitude of industries. But how does a diverter valve work? What is it exactly and what are the most common uses? Get up-to-speed on […]


How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Ball Valve?

How much does it cost to replace a ball valve? A question asked by many of our clients. While a residential ball valve usually comes with a price tag, what about commercial ball valves? If you’ve ever wondered about the factors that influence the cost of replacing a commercial ball valve, you’ve come to the […]


Types Of Control Valves Used in Industries

Some control valves on the market will typically fail within about a year, while others can last for decades. Control valves are used in a range of applications. They’re vital to the oil and gas industry, manufacturing sectors, chemical storage, and even for residential applications. If you need valves for a project, it’s important that […]


Severe Service Control Valves: How Do They Work?

Valve technology has a little-known connection to musical instruments. Heinrich Stoelzel drastically improved upon the double piston valve in the early 19th century as a means of allowing horn players greater access to a range of pitches. Today, valves play an integral role in transportation, crude oil refinement, and other sectors that make modern life […]


Double Offset Butterfly Valve Advantages

Did you know that the oil and gas, chemical, and automotive industries all rely on double offset butterfly valves? They offer unique advantages over other types of valves for engineering. If you have large volumes of liquid to process, they’re likely the right valve for the job. The following guide will explain double offset butterfly […]