We continue the series written by John Ballun, president and CEO of Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corp. and released in 2016 as a book dedicated to the mentors who saved him and others from making costly mistakes in the field. Ballun’s enlightening and humorous stories are a popular read in the valve world.
The central character, Duke Waters, is a compilation of Ballun’s mentors; the stories are about what John learned from them. In this sixth installment, Duke helps Johnny B use a novel approach to quiet the slam of a battery of swing check valves in a new water treatment plant.
VALVEmagazine.com will be running other chapters over the coming months.