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The SINGER PFC Water Control Valve

Helps Reduce Substantial Water Loss

So Bernardo do Campo, Brazil Sergio Mendona was economic savings were just as great. And the results
troubled. How could he reduce the municipalitys water continued even after one year. We have had zero line
losses by controlling the pressure and flow of its major breaks and we have less maintenance, says Mendona,
pipelines? the chief engineer of So Bernardos water and sewage
department. With Singers PFC, we can keep the line
One source of So Bernardo do Campos water supply is open day and night regardless of flow. We reduced our
120 metres above four residential suburbs. During the overall maintenance budget by 68% and we recovered
day, the water pressure was sufficient due to the high our investment in only 90 days.
demand. At night, with reduced customer demand, the
pressure would increase substantially. And, because the Impressed with the results, Mendona has specified
main supply lines were manually closed, they would Singer valves for other So Bernardo do Campo
often leak or break. applications. Is he concerned about a Brazilian city
depending upon a Canadian company for its valves?
Wanting a solution, Mendona contacted Singer Valve Not at all. The information we received about the
Inc. for information about its pressure regulating valves. installation procedure was easy to follow and we had
After hearing about So Bernardos problem, Alejandro no problems, he says. Our crew installed them all.
Duque, Singers territory manager, introduced him to
Singers Pressure/Flow Control Valve. By comparing In countries like Brazil, reducing water loss is the number
Singers PFC Valve with another brand, Mendona one priority. In North America, an additional concern is
looked at each valves specifications, price, availability, maintaining a constant pressure at a remote location.
ease of installation and performance. The winner? Singers PFC Valve solves both of those problems. The
Singers PFC Valve. PFC pilot is a simple, reliable device that you can easily
maintain, says Brian Blann, president of Singer Valve
Inc. Although its used to solve water loss applications,
the PFC is also ideal in maintaining pressure at a distant
point without any electrical requirements because it
functions 100% on hydraulics.


Since March 2002, when So Bernardo installed five

Singer PFC Valves, Mendona has been documenting
the results and the savings. After two months, studies
showed that water loss had been reduced by 15%; the

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