Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pentair Residential Filtration Raising Prices

Pentair announced last month they will be raising prices on all of their products on January 1, 2011. The percentage increase varies depending upon the product group or groups you purchase. Unfortunately, we will have to pass on these increases. Since we will be taking an end-of-year inventory, we need to ship by December 22, 2010 to hold the current price. Please look at your inventories of:

  • Fleck valves and parts
  • Autotrol valves and parts
  • Aquamatic valves and parts
  • Structural Tanks

and plan accordingly.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Aquamatic Valve Page Added

A separate web page,, was added to the Res-Kem website dedicated to AquaMatic diaphragm valves, AquaMatic Stagers and Controllers. So the page is easier to find, Res-Kem also improved the navigation of our website.

On the web page we have AquaMatic ordering guides, technical drawings of these Diaphragm valves and the Stager/Controls. The stager/controls are used to operate indutrial water softeners, multi-media filters, sand filters, carbon filters, etc. We also videos explaining how to determine what valve you have and how to repair them are posted.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Condensate Polisher ROI Presentation

Reuse It – Don’t Lose It! The Economics of Condensate Polishing was presented at the GlobalSpec Industrial Processing virtual tradeshow on August 25, 2010. It is a rather long presentation so we posted in two pieces on YouTube.

Abstract of Presentation:
In today's environment of economic pressure and high energy costs, engineers are constantly asked to do more with less. A condensate polisher helps meet this challenge. Condensate polishers:

  • Save energy by reclaiming heat normally sent to drain
  • Save water by reducing boiler blow down
  • Reduce water treatment chemical usage

This presentation will use real world examples to show how condensate polishing reduces fuel consumption and minimizes water side fouling in medium- and low-pressure steam plants typical of the food, beverage, and chemical process industries.

Economics of Condensate Polishers - Part 1

Economics of Condensate Polishers - Part 2