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At Hunt Valve, we don’t just provide superior fluid power engineering innovations and system solutions or engineering capabilities. As the Experts in Extreme Engineering, we are also dedicated to giving you the knowledge and resources you need to choose the right valves and materials to optimize your military and industrial applications. Our free white papers and videos are available to help you succeed in today’s highly competitive primary metals, energy, process and defense markets.

High-Pressure Water Valve Selection & Maintenance Handbook

As the Experts in Extreme Engineering, we are dedicated to supplying the industry’s top product technology and the application expertise needed to help you select and maintain harsh-duty valves in the most demanding environments. We’ve developed a free handbook to help ensure long-term safety and reliability at your facility.

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How to Choose the Proper High Pressure Water Valve Materials

When specifying the components of a water hydraulics system, extensive planning and analysis are required for long-term safety and reliability. This white paper helps you understand how the materials used in your high pressure water valve impact the performance of the valve as well as the overall hydraulic system.

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How to Select the Right Valve for High Pressure Water Applications

When selecting valves for high pressure water systems, experienced engineers take the time choose the right components during the initial design process. Moving water at high pressure through valves and other system components creates several unique challenges. This white paper discusses several methods for establishing the operating parameters for high pressure valves. It also explains how to use these parameters to assist select the best valve for a high pressure water application.

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How to Manage Leakage in Hydraulic Valve Design

Any plant manager who oversees a manufacturing facility where hydraulics are used has undoubtedly been told that leaks in those systems are inevitable. Leakage robs hydraulic systems of efficiency, increases costs and exposes workers and the environment to potentially harmful conditions. This paper will focus on leaks in one specific component, valves, and how leakage in valves can be minimized.

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Realizing the Benefits of Preventive Maintenance for Hydraulic Valves

Scheduled maintenance is prevalent in our daily lives, from six-month dental exams to ongoing vehicle upkeep. Any failure of any single component in a hydraulic system can lead to loss of productivity and potentially present a threat to the safety of workers, the public and the environment. This paper will discuss the benefits of installing a preventive maintenance program for one system component in particular—high-performance valves used in extreme or harsh conditions.

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Discover the Secret Behind Our Superior Engineered Solutions

At Hunt Valve, we’re the Experts in Extreme Engineering because we understand the goals and challenges of our military and industrial customers. We use this knowledge to manufacture and engineer solutions that deliver unmatched quality and dependability in the harshest, most demanding environments.

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Proportional Poppet Descale Valve Cuts Operating Costs & Extends Service Life

Water hammer, high-velocity fluid flow and contaminated hydraulic media are the worst enemies of high-pressure water valves in descaling applications. Hunt Valve’s new proportional poppet descale valve is designed to combat these common problems and last up to five times longer than traditional poppet valves. Watch the video to find out how this valve achieves such groundbreaking performance.

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Discover the True Value of Industrial Valve Maintenance

You’ve probably heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This saying holds true for maintaining high-pressure hydraulic systems. Find out how preventive industrial valve maintenance impacts your overall system performance and your bottom line.

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3 Ways to Fight the Damaging Drip of High-Pressure Water Valve Leakage

Don’t let a poorly designed and maintained hydraulic system leak profits out of your plant. Learn to apply principles from three important areas to minimize high-pressure water valve leakage. This will help you increase efficiency, decrease costs and protect workers at your facility.

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Why Hydraulic Valve Materials Matter

Materials of construction have a long-term impact on the performance of your high-pressure water valve and your hydraulic system. When selecting your industrial valve materials, consider corrosion, temperature, pressure, wear and cost.

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High-Pressure Water Valve Selection Checklist

Moving water and fluids through valves at high pressure creates several unique challenges. Follow these four steps to match the right high-pressure valve to your industrial application.

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May River Capital and Hunt Valve Company Acquire Precision Technology

Complementary Electro-Mechanical Motion Control Technology broadens Hunt Valve Company’s engineered products, components and services offering. May River Capital and Hunt Valve Company have broadened their engineered products portfolios, which primarily serves the attractive defense vertical, by purchasing the assets of Precision Technology, a severe duty, solutions-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of linear motion actuators for automation, machinery, material handling and..

Hunt Valve Releases the Longest Lasting Descale Valve Available

Higher-durability valves deliver continuous production, minimal downtime and cost savings Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released a new descale valve that delivers two to three times longer service life than any other plunger-style descale valve. The new Mega-Flo “C” plunger-style descale valve incorporates the world’s most advanced ceramic materials for reliable,..

Hunt Valve Named Plant Engineering Product of the Year Finalist

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has been selected as a Plant Engineering Product of the Year Finalist for 2016. Among eight finalists in the fluid handling category, Hunt Valve’s proportional poppet descale valve was chosen for its ability to control water hammer, operate for an extended service life and simplify maintenance.  ..

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Hunt Valve Offers Custom-Engineered Valve Solutions for Military and Industrial Applications

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, offers custom valve solutions to address unique engineering challenges that off-the-shelf products cannot solve. Custom- engineered valve solutions help plant and maintenance engineers increase efficiency and reduce operational costs in both military and industrial applications. Hunt Valve has successfully developed the following custom-engineered valve solutions:“Our Experts in..

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Hunt Valve Releases Pump Bypass Control Valves for Steel Manufacturing

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released pump bypass control valves for high-pressure centrifugal pump systems that require a minimum flow to provide cooling for the pumps when there is no system demand. With fail-safe features included, this valve technology provides increased pressure for the application while saving energy and improving efficiency. “Traditionally,..

Hunt Valve Provides Reliable Remanufacturing of Legacy Descale Valves

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, now offers reliable remanufacturing services on the company’s plunger-style descale valve designs that need repair or reconditioning. Hunt Valve’s remanufacturing technology helps plant and maintenance engineers extend the value and useful life of their legacy descale valves. “When your severe-service descale valve needs to be repaired or..

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Hunt Valve Publishes High-Pressure Water Valve Selection and Maintenance Handbook

New resource helps plant managers ensure long-term safety and reliability Salem, OH – September 29, 2016 – Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released a High-Pressure Water Valve Selection and Maintenance Handbook to help plant and maintenance engineers increase the safety and reliability of their high-pressure hydraulic systems. This comprehensive resource..

Hunt Valve Releases Critical-Service Descale Valves for Steel Manufacturers

Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released descale valves that deliver reliable, continuous production with the least amount of downtime at rolling mills. These valves have provided decades of dependable performance at the world’s leading steel production facilities. “To ensure superior surface quality and compete in the steel commodities market, steel..

Hunt Valve Releases Directional Control Valves for Steel and Aluminum Markets

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released directional control valves that offer the hydraulic directional control and long-term dependability required for steel and aluminum production. From pump unloading to coil handling, these rugged valves are ideal for a variety of low-viscosity applications due to their zero-leakage design and ease of maintenance.  ..

Hunt Valve Releases Wicket Gate Servomotors for Demanding Industrial Applications

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has released wicket gate servomotors that are custom-manufactured to meet the highest quality and reliability requirements of hydro energy applications around the world. The company’s full line of specialty hydraulic cylinders combine proven sealing technology with state-of-the-art materials and construction. “Our specialty hydraulic cylinders are utilized for..

Hunt Valve Reveals True Value of High-Pressure Water Valve Maintenance

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has published a new infographic designed to help plant and maintenance engineers understand the importance of preventive maintenance for high-pressure water valves. Download this free resource to learn how preventive industrial valve maintenance impacts overall system performance and safeguards a facility’s bottom line. “When it comes to..

Hunt Valve Highlights Three Ways to Minimize High-Pressure Water Valve Leakage

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has published a new infographic designed to help plant and maintenance engineers minimize high-pressure water valve leakage. Download this free resource to learn how to increase efficiency, decrease costs and protect workers at any industrial facility. “When designing high-pressure hydraulic systems, planning ahead for long-term operation in..

Hunt Valve Releases High-Pressure Water Valve Selection Checklist

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has published a free infographic that features expert advice on how to select a high-pressure water valve for an industrial application. Download this free resource to review four essential steps required to identify the ideal water valve during the planning stages of circuit design. “If you’re an..

Hunt Valve’s New Infographic Explains Why High-Pressure Water Valve Materials Matter

Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has published a free infographic designed to help plant and maintenance engineers select industrial valve materials that maximize the performance of their high-pressure hydraulic systems. Download the “High-Pressure Water Valve Infographic” to understand how corrosion, temperature, pressure, wear and cost impact material selection. “Once you’ve specified..

Hunt Valve Offers Rapid, Reliable Remanufacturing Services

Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, now offers reliable remanufacturing services on the company’s industrial valve products that require repair or reconditioning. Hunt Valve’s remanufacturing technology helps plant and maintenance engineers extend the value and useful life of their industrial valves. “For severe-service components and critical application hardware, the best way to..

Hunt Valve’s Servomotors, Control Valves and Remanufacturing on Display at HydroVision

Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, will be showcasing a variety of specialty engineered control valves and servomotors/cylinders at HydroVision International, July 26–July 29 in Minneapolis, MN. Visit booth #451 to learn more about Hunt Valve’s 60-year history of providing specialty engineered products and solutions..

Hunt Valve Announces New Proportional Poppet Valve for Descaling Applications

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has announced a new proportional poppet valve for descaling applications that lasts three to five times longer than traditional poppet valves. By eliminating the effects of water hammer and system shock, this innovative poppet valve technology promotes safety in the..

Hunt Valve Wins Salem Safety Council Safety Award

Hunt Valve (www.huntvalve.com), a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, received a Salem Area Safety Council Safety Award from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The company’s employees were recognized for working an entire year without any lost time due to injury or illness. “At Hunt Valve, we make every effort to implement safe work practices..

Hunt Valve Wins 2015 Salem Beautification Sunflower Award

Company selected for well-maintained windows, sidewalks and building Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has won a 2015 Salem Beautification Sunflower Award. The company was honored by the Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Committee for its efforts to maintain an attractive presence in the local community. The Salem Beautification Committee was organized to..

Hunt Valve Hires Bill Korda to Join Engineering Team

Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe-duty valves and components, has hired Bill Korda to join its engineering support team as a drafter. Korda will use his engineering background and experience in machining and assembly to help the company develop more efficient and innovative products. “At Hunt Valve, investing in our engineering staff has proven to be..

Hunt Valve Acquired by May River Capital

Company Plans to Accelerate Growth in Core Military and Industrial Markets Hunt Valve, a fluid power engineering company specializing in severe duty valves and components, was acquired by May River Capital. May River plans to invest in the company to build a platform that will accelerate the company’s profitable growth. Brad Sterner, Hunt Valve’s new president and CEO, said that..

Selecting the Right Valve for High-Pressure Water Applications

Appeared in Valve World Magazine on November, 2016. Valve selection is never a “one-size-fits-all” process. Any engineer who has had the responsibility of designing a hydraulic or pneumatic circuit knows that selecting the right components during the initial design process will alleviate a lot of headaches down the road. System safety, useful life and overall efficiency can be greatly improved..

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High-pressure water valve selection, Part 2

Appeared in Flow Control Magazine on November 11, 2016. Designing a high-pressure water hydraulic system is no easy task. First, the engineer must select the proper high-pressure water valve design as well as the valve’s optimal configuration. Then, the appropriate materials of construction for the valves and valve components must be selected based on corrosion level, temperature and pressure of the..

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Avoid Water Hammer Problems in High-Pressure Hydraulic Systems

Appeared in Valve Magazine on October 11, 2016. Water hammer, high-velocity fluid flow and contaminated hydraulic media are among the worst enemies of high-pressure hydraulic systems. Water hammer, in particular, can be very destructive in high-pressure descaling applications. At steel mills, persistent water hammer in high-pressure piping systems often leads to burst pipes, cracked welds and descale header damage. In..

High-pressure water valve selection & maintenance, Part 1

Appeared in Flow Control on October 10, 2016. Hot strip mill process line. All graphics courtesy of Hunt Valve Experienced plant and maintenance engineers know that designing a high-pressure water hydraulic system is no easy task. During the design and planning phase, it is vital to take the time to specify the system parameters and analyze the additives flowing through..

New Poppet Valve: Proportional Poppet Descale Valve

Appeared in Steel Times International in the July/August 2016 issue US-based Hunt Valve, a company with almost 100 years of experience in the field of fluid power engineering solutions, has introduced a new poppet valve for descaling applications that it claims will last three to five times longer than traditional poppet valves. “By eliminating the effects of water hammer and..

Choosing the proper valve material

Engineers must consider flow media, pressure, flow velocity, and the intended purpose when selecting valves used in high-pressure water hydraulic circuits. Mickey Heestand, Hunt Valve Inc. 06/11/2016 High-pressure water hydraulic systems have been widely used since they were developed in the late 1700s. The first systems were designed as a means of harnessing the power-generating potential of water, an application..

Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design

Manage leakage in hydraulic-valve design Damage to the valve body resulting from leakage past the worn seal. Courtesy: Hunt Valve, Inc.Plant managers who oversee a manufacturing facility where hydraulic systems are used have most likely been told that leaks in those systems are inevitable. However, it is more accurate to say that design and maintenance are the main factors that..