On the Front Line in the War Against Water Shortages: Leading Valve Manufacturer for the Waterworks Industry Introduces a New Water Conservation Valve

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Cla-Val Advanced Pressure Management Valves (PMVs) give water utilities the power to automatically manage water distribution system operating pressures based on demand to help prevent pipe breaks, minimize background leakage and reduce excessive use. This is done without impacting the ability to provide adequate pressure during periods of extreme demand or for fire flow. Simple, affordable and durable, Cla-Val PMVs are on the cutting edge of water conservation technology.

Cla-Val, the leading manufacturer of automatic control valves for the waterworks industry, announced today that they have released a revolutionary new product specifically designed and manufactured to meet the needs of utilities and communities struggling to deal with water shortages.

This product - the 98 Series Advanced Pressure Management Valve (PMV) -- automatically adjusts pipeline pressure based on system demand to conserve water, reduce the incidence of pipe breaks and minimize background leakage, without any external devices such as orifice plates, meters or SCADA communication.

The valve does this by lowering normal operating pressure during off-peak periods rather than maintaining the maximum constant downstream pressure which can leave the system pipeline over-pressurized and vulnerable to pipe breaks and higher background leakage. In the event there is a sudden increase in demand, such as for fire flow, the valve automatically adjusts pressure to the system's maximum set point and then lowers it when demand decreases.

Additional benefits of using the 98 Series Advanced PMV include preventing service interruptions caused by pipe breaks to help optimize system efficiency; and reducing pumping requirements to save energy and lower operational costs. Further cost savings can be realized by retrofitting existing, installed Cla-Val pressure reducing control valves with Advanced Pressure Management Pilot System retrofit kits.

Simple, affordable, durable and reliable, Cla-Val Advanced Pressure Management Valves are on the cutting edge of water conservation technology.

To learn more about the Cla-Val 98 Series Advanced Pressure Management Valve, visit http://www.cla-val.com/savewater

About Cla-Val
Cla-Val is the leading manufacturer of automatic control valves, serving waterworks customers throughout the world. Founded in 1936, Cla-Val is a global company with headquarters and a 20-acre manufacturing complex in Costa Mesa, California, in addition to production facilities in Canada, Switzerland, France and the United Kingdom. With more than 400 employees in Costa Mesa alone, Cla-Val has long been the standard bearer in the industries they serve.

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