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WaterWorld Spotlights Sale of First AVT EZ Valve™ Kits to UK Water Company

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WaterWorld Spotlights Sale of First AVT EZ Valve™ Kits to UK Water Company

August 14th, 2019



Advanced Valve Technologies (AVT), and its UK distributor R2M Ltd. have provided AVT EZ Valve™ Kits to South West Water allowing the company to take a major step forward in controlling burst situations and reducing service interruptions to customers. With the strategic decision to acquire these kits from R2M Ltd, South West Water operatives now have the ability to quickly install valves using their own resources.

The award-winning AVT EZ Valve is a unique, patented inline valve that allows installation under pressure, enabling faster restoration than alternative solutions, preserving pipe integrity, and permitting installation to be carried out under full pressure with no need to shut off the water supply. The kits purchased by SWS include an innovative machine that mills a small 120° slot in the top of the pipe, eliminating the need to cut a coupon or remove a section of the pipeline.

“We are pleased to help South West Water improve its internal capabilities for managing potential interruptions to supply using our award-winning inline valve,” says AVT President Harry Gray. “We designed the AVT EZ Valve Kits to put our technology in the hands of companies that need it. As the first water company in the UK to take advantage of this innovation, South West Water is in a position to respond swiftly to emergency situations and better manage its supply interruption outcomes.”


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AVT Introduces New Valve Sizes for Installation on Smaller Applications

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Advanced Valve Technologies, A ClockSpring|NRI Company (AVT), a manufacturer of advanced industrial valve products with minimally invasive compact fittings, is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of 1.5-inch, 2-inch, and 3-inch inline valves. The new valve series is an extension of the award-winning AVT EZ Valve™, which is ranked among the industry’s most innovative solutions and requires no water shutoff while the valve is being installed.

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AVT EZ Valve™ Wins Recognition at 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

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(Houston) – Clock Spring Company, Inc. (Clock Spring), the world’s leading manufacturer of highly innovative and engineered products for the repair and rehabilitation of pipe-based critical infrastructure, announces that AVT, a Clock Spring Company, has won an innovation award for its patented EZ Valve™ at the 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards.

Award winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday, October 29, 2018, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders and supporters of innovation in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative products and services brought to market each year.

“The AVT EZ Valve™ helps make people’s lives better and businesses more productive because utilities can insert valves and make repairs without shutting down service or incurring the cost of expensive workarounds,” says Clock Spring CEO and President Matt Boucher. “We’re proud that the Chicago Innovation Awards recognizes the transformation we are enabling for maintaining the reliability of critical infrastructure.”

Ranked among the industry’s most innovative solutions, AVT’s award-winning EZ Valve™ features a built-in isolation gate that allows the valve to be installed under pressure on water and gas distribution lines. AVT products are safe and easy to install for emergency line repair and in ongoing maintenance operations, maintaining water and gas pipeline integrity throughout the installation. The company’s in-house engineering team has developed pioneering equipment that includes valve insertion tools, tapping machines, and a mechanical in-line stopper system for repairing and reinforcing vital pipelines.

The AVT EZ Valve™ is part of the Clock Spring family of products, which includes a range of solutions for repairing and maintaining critical infrastructure. Like all Clock Spring products, it is easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades.

About Clock Spring

Clock Spring simplifies asset stewardship and helps drive global economies by providing safe, sustainable solutions for maintenance and emergency repair of critical infrastructure, including oil, gas, product, and water pipelines, natural gas distribution lines, and high-consequence industrial pipe works. Our composite pipe repair and inline insertion valves have been deployed in 75 countries by installers trained and certified by Clock Spring. Clock Spring solutions include the innovative Snap Wrap, Contour, and DiamondWrap® composite products, the award-winning EZ Valve™ for water and gas lines. All Clock Spring products are easy to install, cost-effective to deploy, and durable for decades.

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AVT Installing EZ Valve Kits

American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual Fall Conference

Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, CA

October 22 - 25, 2018

AVT EZ Valve™ – Sustainable Solution for Reliable Water Service

Advanced Valve Technologies (AVT), a Clock Spring Company, is showcasing its AVT EZ Valve™ at the 2018 American Water Works Association (AWWA) annual Fall Conference at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

From October 22 to 25, this technical conference will provide a forum for more than 1,200 water professionals to engage in discussions about important industry issues. As you network and assess the technology on display at this year’s event, I invite you to come by Booth 304 to find out how we are using innovative products to ensure integrity for critical water lines.

The theme of this year’s conference, #Sustainability, aligns with our objective to simplify asset stewardship by providing safe, sustainable solutions for maintenance and emergency repair of water pipelines.

If you don’t have the chance to attend and want to know more about our sustainable solutions, please get in touch and let us know. Our experts are always happy to help.

New valve technology trialled by Yorkshire Water to help repair leaks and reduce supply interruptions

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Yorkshire Water has trialled a new innovative valve technology designed to reduce supply interruptions to customers when water pipe repair work is carried out.

The new technology, known as EZ Valve, means that water does not have to be re-zoned when carrying out repairs, which will result in less supply interruptions and discolouration issues.

Typically, water main repair involves rezoning several kilometres of water pipes or temporarily shutting off supply before damaged pipework can be isolated, clamped and fixed. However, the new rubber valve technology means that small sections of pipework can now be controlled to close off water flow, which will allow for pinpoint repairs of leaks and bursts without having to interfere with customers’ water supply or disrupt the network.

The trial was carried out in Harrogate with the valve installed by R2M Site Services, working for contract partner Morrision Utility Services.

Adrian Roberts, field technician at Yorkshire Water, said: “Through speaking to customers we recognise the impact interrupting water supplies can cause and so we aim to reduce average supply interruptions customers experience each year to just two minutes by 2025. The trial of this new valve technology which can be inserted under pressure, if successful, could result in proving to be very useful to help meet this target.”

Yorkshire Water aims to reduce its leakage rates by 40 per cent by 2025 to make it an industry leader. To help achieve this, over 30,0000 acoustic loggers are currently being fitted by the firm into its pipe network that will enable data scientists to listen to the flow of water and detect audio signals that highlight discrepancies that indicate a leak or a burst. This new approach by the firm is part of improving visibility and creating a CALM network to combat the issue of pressure surges.