THE APRIL 2018 INNOVATION NEWS NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
4/6/18 - The April 2018 edition includes information about our new products, Mi.Net, featured projects, and much more.
It is being mailed to over 14,000 Mueller catalog holders, distributor branch managers, and outside sales employees in the U.S and emailed to over 9,000 prospects next week. Download your copy now!
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Mueller® App Now Features a QR Tag Reader
02/22/18 - Launched in 2015, the Mueller App helps distributors determine equivalent service brass part numbers and request certifications. Using the improved navigation of the new muellercompany.com website, the resource links are no longer necessary but the Mueller App now includes an integral QR tag reader. Users no longer have to download a separate app for scanning hydrant tags; they can use the app to scan the QR tag on any Mueller® or U.S. Pipe Valve & Hydrant® fire hydrant and obtain data specifically for that hydrant. Search for “Mueller” in the Apple App or Google Play store to download this handy app.
Jones® Triton™ Fire Hydrant Features Auxiliary Port in Dome Top
02/07/18 - Mueller Co. has introduced the Jones® Triton™ model J-4048 dome top wet barrel fire hydrant. The new dome top features an auxiliary port that can be used to access construction water, install pressure sensors, and more. In the event of an emergency, the horizontal hydrant nozzles remain fully accessible to the fire department or utility, even if the dome port is being used. This feature is also available as an option with the J-4065 model.This new dome top feature is also available as an option with the J-4065 model.
For more information visit www.joneswaterproducts.com or call 800-523-8618.
Mueller Water Products Strengthens West Coast Customer Service
02/05/18 - Effective January 1, 2018, Mueller Water Products has strengthened its service and support of customers in California and surrounding areas by acquiring the talent of Waterworks Components, LLC, its exclusive representative for the past ten (10) years. As a result, we would like to welcome Mike Burr, Tim Paxson, Suzie Gonzalez, Teri Martinez, Heidi Rolon, and Kathy Salinas to the Mueller family. According to Mike Burr, “We are excited to be official members of the Mueller Western Regional sales and customer service teams, the most dynamic and resourceful group in our industry. Our customers can now enjoy the full weight of the Mueller resources.”
The move is part of the Company’s overall plan to make doing business with Mueller Water Products easier.
“It’s really about owning the entire process and bringing a great group of individuals onboard as Mueller employees, given their excellent support and representation as a manufacturer’s representative for all these years,” stated Human Resources Manager Travis Banfield.
The Western Regional Customer Service office is located at the Company’s West Coast Warehouse in Ontario, California and operates Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm Pacific time. In addition to customer service, this Mueller facility also assembles Jones® wet barrel fire hydrants and has extensive stock of Jones and Mueller water distribution products. Western regional customers will continue to enjoy top-notch service but now have the complete support from and knowledge and experience of the Decatur Customer Service team.
Q&A Interview on Aging Water Infrastructure: Repair Or Replace
01/11/18 - Aging infrastructure, including water networks, is an ongoing problem. According to The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave a “D” grade on the organization’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
In this Water Online article, two industry experts discuss how utilities can best make the decision to repair or replace pipes used in their water distribution systems. Cody Snell, District Engineer of Mueller Co., was interviewed and provided information from the point-of-view of a manufacturer in business for more than 150 years.
The January 2018 Innovation News Newsletter is Now Available for Download
01/09/18 - The January 2018 edition includes information about Mueller Co.’s new Technology Center, innovation in Bluetooth technology and how it is incorporated into Hydro-Guard flushing models, 10 tips for better Gate Valve operation, and much more.
This newsletter is being mailed to AWWA and UL/FM catalog (print & CD) holders, distributor branch managers, and outside sales reps in the U.S., and will be emailed to all lead respondents on January 5, 2018 and is available on our website. Download your copy now!
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Ever Heard of that 70's Band, Drilling-n-Tapping?
01/05/18 - Our fall 2017 nostalgic concert poster is now on display at authorized Mueller® distributors around the US. Stop by today and rock out with Drilling-n-Tapping!
New Features on Mueller Swing Check Valves
12/20/17 - To meet the higher pressure requirements of today’s water infrastructure systems, all 2- to 12-inch Mueller UL/FM swing check valves are now rated at 350 psig cold working pressure (CWP). In addition, the product line has been expanded to include 2-, 14-, and 16-inch sizes (with the largest two sizes still rated at 250 psig CWP). Standard features of our UL-listed, FM-approved check valve product line now include: all ductile iron construction, bronze to BUNA seating, lifting rings, PN16 drilling, bosses for bypass connections, and a drain plug. Read the Empowering Valves article here.
Video: From our family to yours, Season’s Greetings!
12/18/17 - Enjoy this special holiday video from Mueller Co.
Fluid Handling Magazine Features 10 Tips From 3 Experts On Better Gate Valve Operation
12/07/17 - Water professionals know gate valves are the most common, and possibly the most important, components of water distribution systems. Improper selection, installation, and maintenance of gate valves can lead to health, cost, and safety repercussions for utility companies and the public alike.
The NOV/DEC 2017 issue of Fluid Handling magazine features an article highlighting a trio of valve experts: John Petito, PE and associate VP with AECOM, and Mueller Co. district engineers, Virgil Diaz and Mark Snyder. Their 10 tips for the specification, selection, installation, and maintenance of gate valves centers on better gate valve operation now and in the future. Read the full article here.
Bluetooth® Programming Now Available for Hydro-Guard® Flushing Systems
11/13/17 - Imagine creating and changing flush events without a handheld controller; the KR-BL Bluetooth® programming solution for Hydro-Guard® flushing systems makes it a reality. This technology is available for use on all Hydro-Guard Flushing models and allows operators to use a smart phone (iOS and Android) to manage up to 24 different flush events. It also enables users to conduct manual flushes or change programming – all from up to 30 feet away. Now utility personnel have full control from the comfort of their service trucks.
For more information, review the manual here.
Water Talk Radio Interviews Eric Plate, Hydro Gate® Application Engineer, at WEFTEC 2017
11/08/17 - Do you know which water control gate best suits your application? Water Talk Radio caught up with Hydro Gate Application Engineer Erik Plate at WEFTEC 2017 to discuss the selection criteria for slide gates and some of the materials used in their construction.
Find out more by listening to Eric’s interview here.
Water Talk Radio Interviews Dave Cole, Mueller® Co.’s District Sales Manager, at WEFTEC 2017
11/02/17 - Lead content in brass service fittings is of high concern when dealing with potable water systems. In this interview with Water Talk Radio, Mueller’s Dave Cole discusses allowable lead content service line valves and fittings. He also provides information on the difference between low lead, no lead, and lead free. Dave then gives guidance on the legislative changes to the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act of 2011.
Water Online Feature: Mueller Co. Customers Discuss Their Solutions For Dead End Mains
10-19-17 - Do customers located at dead ends in your distribution system receive the best water quality? Moving drinking water prone to stagnation is critical in areas such cul-de-sacs, end of rural streets, and even a looped line – all known areas where this problem occurs. In this Q&A article with Water Online, two Mueller Co. customers discuss how Hydro-Guard® automatic flushing systems solve their end-of-the-line challenges. Read the full article here.
10 TIPS FROM 3 VALVE EXPERTS ON BETTER GATE VALVE OPERATION
10/11/17 - Water professionals know gate valves are the most common, and possibly the most important, components of water distribution systems. Improper selection, installation, and maintenance of gate valves sets them up for failure that causes health, cost, and convenience repercussions for utility companies and the public alike.
In this article, John Petito, PE and associate VP with AECOM, along with Virgil Diaz and Mark Snyder, district engineers with Mueller Co., provide ten tips for the specification, selection, installation and maintenance of gate valves. Learn how to guarantee better gate valve operation now and in the future by reading the full article here.
October 2017 Innovation News Newsletter Available for Download
10/04/17 - The October 2017 edition features articles about several line extensions, case studies, and product enhancements including the Hydro-Guard® pressure monitoring user interface, complete hydrant repair kits for rebuilding Mueller Centurion® hydrants, and the standardization of stainless steel 316 fasteners on gate valves. Information on the new Mueller® $5,000 Continuing Education Scholarship from AWWA is also highlighted in this issue.
This newsletter is being mailed to AWWA and UL/FM catalog (print & CD) holders, distributor branch managers, and outside sales reps in the U.S., and will be emailed to all lead respondents on October 4, 2017, and is also available on our website by clicking here. Download the newsletter here!
New Mueller® Continuing Education Scholarship from AWWA
09/25/17 - In partnership with Mueller Co., the American Water Works Association (AWWA) is now offering a $5,000 scholarship for a water utility employee seeking his or her first bachelor’s degree in the water sciences field. In addition, AWWA will be offering many other scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students with funding ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 annually. The application deadline is January 9, 2018. For more information, please visit: 2018 AWWA Scholarships.
Mueller Co.’s Harold Mosley Discusses Water Pressure Monitoring In Water Efficiency’s Sep/Oct 2017 Issue
09/19/17 - In the September/October issue of Water Efficiency magazine, Mueller Co.’s Harold Mosley, product manager for Hydro-Guard® monitoring and flushing systems, discusses the challenges utility managers and operational personnel face by only having a rough idea of their delivery systems’ water pressure. One of the industry’s most reliable resource to address this issue is the Hydro-Guard remote pressure monitoring system, which enables utility companies to monitor their water pressure 24/7. Read the full article here.
Mueller® Water Distribution Products Catalog Available In Digital And Print Formats
09/15/17 - Sticking to Mueller Co.’s commitment of innovation, the company provides two convenient ways for customers to access the Mueller Water Distribution Products catalog: digital and traditional print formats. You can interact with the digital catalog online here or order the traditional print version here.
Easier to Find: Pratt® BIM 3-D Models
09/06/17 - In an effort to make locating and downloading Pratt® BIM 3D models easier, we have implemented a new ‘resource library’ located here. Enjoy and share with our customers!
New White Paper: Allowable Lead Content for Underground Service Line Valves and Fittings
09/01/17 - Using low lead brass fittings in supply pipes (service lines) is essential to the integrity and purity of tap water. As most service lines are located beneath a street, a simple and low-cost method of eliminating lead is to use low lead brass fittings in the service lines. This new white paper from Mueller Co. discusses the need for low lead service fittings, reviews the terms “no lead,” “low lead” and “lead-free,” and examines some of the principal protection choices for water service pipeline systems. Read the new whitepaper here.
Mueller® Hydro-Guard® Solutions Reduce Costs and Preserve Resources in Nova Scotia
08/31/17 - In the beautiful spot of Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, an estimated 10 million gallons of treated, chlorinated water is flowing annually into the Sydney River. Since local lobster trapping grounds are nearby, this activity causes major concern for the Department of the Environment. Find out how Mueller's Hydro-Guard flushing systems combat this environmental concern. Read more and share our LinkedIn post here.
Mueller® Hydro-Guard® HG-6 Automated Flushing System Animation Now Available
08/21/17 -This technical animation shows how the Hydro-Guard® HG-6 automatic flushing system works. It can be installed in the water distribution system anywhere a fire hydrant is available. It’s portable and adjustable so it can be connected to the hose nozzle of any brand of fire hydrant. It is the perfect solution for temporary or emergency flushing needs. View and share this new animation on Mueller Co.’s YouTube channel here.
Proper Painting of Fire Hydrants for Maintenance and Color Classification
08/15/17 - While traffic lights and fire hydrants are used for different purposes, these two staples of daily life have a number of elements in common. In order to ensure public safety, they must both be in good repair. Additionally, they both rely on colors to convey important information. But while the general public knows what colors mean at a traffic light, it is typically only firefighters or water distribution personnel that know the meaning behind the colors of a fire hydrant. This new white paper explains the various paint colors of fire hydrants, explains the advantages of a universal system, and demonstrates why proper coating application is crucial to their serviceability. Read the new whitepaper here.
Retired Mueller Canada Technical Sales Representative passes legacy to his son
08/04/17 - The cover of Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association’s (SWWA) July 2017 Pipeline features retired Mueller Canada Technical Sales Representative, Don Webb, and his son Jordan. The issue includes a brief interview with Jordan outlining his experiences and future goals as new the Mueller Canada Technical Sales Representative. This quick read is definitely worth your time. Read the SWWA Pipeline article here.
Mueller Co. Introduces Standard Stainless Steel 316 Fasteners on All Gate Valves
07/28/17 - Staying true to the Company’s constant efforts to improve existing product lines, Mueller Co. has standardized the use of stainless steel 316 fasteners on its gate valves. Fasteners made from this alloy increase resistance to environmental stresses and are included at no additional cost, demonstrating Mueller’s commitment to meeting market demand and exceeding all standards and expectations.
New Mueller® Brand Essence Video Defines Reliable Connections™
07/17/17 - Mueller Co. has released a new a video explaining the company tagline, Reliable Connections. The video, and the tagline, explain how the people and the products that make up Mueller brands work together to connect people to vital natural resources through the safe and dependable operation of our flow control products. Click here to watch the video.
Mueller Co. Discusses the H-306 Fabricated Tapping Sleeve with Water Talk
07/10/17 - Larry Aulich, senior product manager with Mueller Co., discussed the H-306 fabricated tapping sleeve for pipe repair projects with Water Talk at ACE17. The interview included an overview of the new product and the features and benefits it provides to water industry customers. Click here to listen to the interview.
Water Talk Interview with Nick Peyton at ACE17
07/05/17 - Nick Peyton, VP of Product Management and Marketing for Mueller Co., discussed reliable connections with Water Talk during ACE17. The interview focused on the company’s new tagline “Reliable Connections” and how Mueller has embraced technology when working with customers and new product innovations. Click here to listen to the interview.
July 2017 Innovation News Newsletter Available for Download
07/05/17 - The July 2017 edition includes articles about several new products including the H-306 fabricated steel tapping sleeve, a fire sprinkler meter setter and the EchoShore®-DX cellular node for fixed leak detection. Meter box improvements and the Singer 206-2PR-630 pressure management valve are also highlighted in this issue. Click here to download the newsletter.
Upcoming Webinar for Water Professionals
06/15/17 - In this webinar, “How Aging Infrastructure, Sea Level Rise, and Growing Public Concern Create Opportunities and Challenges for Water Managers,” a panel of three industry experts from GEI Consultants will discuss the state of flood management infrastructure and opportunities and challenges facing agencies across the country. Topics include solutions to address challenges, funding and prioritization of projects. This free webinar, sponsored by Hydro Gate, will be presented June 26 at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Click here to register.
Introducing the H-306 Fabricated Steel Tapping Sleeve
06/12/17 - Mueller Co. has introduced a new H-306 fabricated steel tapping sleeve designed for hot tapping ductile iron pipe and thick-wall C900 plastic pipe. It is made from A36 fabricated steel and meets the requirements of AWWA C223. It features an integral bolt flange, Rilsan nylon coating, working pressures up to 300psi, and is available in 4”-16” sizes. The H-306 is an economical tapping sleeve ideally suited for use with Mueller® CL-12, C1-36, and Mega-Lite drilling machines in less corrosive soil environments. Click here to learn more about this tapping sleeve.
Technical Animation of Hydro-Guard® S.M.A.R.T. System Now Available
06/09/17 - A new technical animation demonstrates the operation of the Hydro-Guard S.M.A.R.T. Water Quality Monitoring & Flushing System, Mueller Co.’s latest cellular communication-based intelligent water technology. The S.M.A.R.T. system can be outfitted with a variety of water quality sensors, allowing the system to flush when disinfectant residuals or other water quality conditions exceed parameters set by the user. The technology conserves water and saves money when compared to conventional flushing and monitoring techniques. The S.M.A.R.T. system complies with EPA Stage II DBPR standards, installs easily, and integrates with existing SCADA networks and water quality analyzers. Click here to view the animation or click here for detailed information about the S.M.A.R.T. System.
New Websites Provide Easier Printing Capabilities
05/25/17 - We continue working to improve our websites to ensure our customers have the information they need right at their fingertips. Recent feedback indicated a need for easier printing of product information. After exploring several options we have added printer functionality directly from each product page. A printer icon has been added to the upper right corner of each web page which will allow you to print the entire formatted page to either your local printer or to a PDF, if you have a PDF printer on your device. To date, this functionality has been enabled on Muellergas.com, USPVH.com, Joneswaterproducts.com, Henrypratt.com, Millikenvalve.com, and Hydrogate.com.
Mueller Co. Discusses “Reliable Connections” with Water Online
04/26/17 - Nick Peyton, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Mueller Co., recently discussed the company’s approach to water distribution products, information and customer relationships with Water Online. The interview included a discussion about issues facing the industry today and how Mueller Co. is addressing those challenges, connecting with customers, and the company’s new tagline “Reliable Connections.” Click here to read the full interview.
April 2017 Innovation News Newsletter Available for Download
04/05/17 - The April 2017 edition includes articles about new patents, the Singer Valve acquisition, the interactive water products catalog, the 350psi flanged RW gate valve with redesigned body, and an introduction to Mueller Water Products’ new President & CEO Scott Hall.
Innovation News from Mueller Co. summarizes recent product line enhancements and step-change innovations at the company. Click here to download your copy today.
Milliken® Launches New Website
03/02/17 - Milliken® is proud to announce the launch of their new millikenvalve.com website.