MKS Blog

A Renewed Commitment to Excellence

Posted on Monday Jul 20, 2020 at 09:35AM in General News & Articles

For more than 70 years MKS Pipe and Valve has made a commitment to our customers to provide exceptional and dependable service. We have also made commitments to our employees and our community to be leaders when it comes to the health and welfare of our workforce and neighbors.In light of recent events, we felt it was time to renew our commitments with an emphasis on how we conduct business in this new environment.

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The Necessity of Expansion Joints in Piping Systems

Posted on Thursday Jan 26, 2017 at 12:05PM in General News & Articles

Pipes carry many types of fluids including liquids and gases from one location to another. Piping systems are often designed for extreme high or low temperatures. However, both hot and cold applications will expand and contract with an increase or decrease in temperature.

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Get in the Groove with Grooved Fittings

Posted on Monday Jan 09, 2017 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Many contractors have been taking advantage of grooved mechanical piping for more than 90 years. However, this method of pipe joining is still not known or understood in some of the fields in the commercial facility industry.

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PVC Pipe for Sustainability and Versatility

Posted on Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 at 12:10PM in General News & Articles

PVC pipe is used for many applications in many different industries. With so many performance advantages, PVC pipe is replacing many traditional materials. PVC pipe is versatile, environmentally friendly, durable and offers many other benefits as well.

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Keeping Your Pipelines Clean with Strainers

Posted on Monday Nov 14, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Keeping pipelines clean is important. When pipelines are corroded and filled with debris, flow and production decreases. Pipeline strainers are a compact and efficient method for filtering debris and corrosive materials.

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The Titanium Advantage

Posted on Tuesday Nov 01, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Titanium is gaining popularity across several applications and industries. Titanium is quite versatile and a valuable metal due to its physical and chemical properties. The aerospace industry is at the forefront of using titanium for the building of various different aircraft components.

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Ensure Steam Dryness with a Clean Steam Separator

Posted on Tuesday Sep 20, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Many industries today require the use clean steam for their environments. Medical, pharmaceutical, consumer, industrial and research and development are all lines of business that require a clean environment for health and success.

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Valve Maintenance for Success

Posted on Monday Sep 12, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Valve maintenance is important and can determine its lifespan and functionality. Costly and potentially dangerous conditions can result If valves are not cared for properly. Although there are a wide variety of valves, there are some general tips for maintenance.

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Improved Steam System Performance with Steam Traps

Posted on Tuesday Sep 06, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

Summer is winding down and cooler weather and winter will arrive soon. Many commercial, residential and industrial facilities use steam systems for heat. It’s time to make sure your steam system is ready to go and you have everything you need for a successful operation.

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Do You Need Pipe or Tubing? There is a Difference!

Posted on Monday Aug 22, 2016 at 12:00AM in General News & Articles

The terms pipe and tubing are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference. Experts that work with these products across many industries may not even know how to completely differentiate between the two. Even online research can be misleading because many websites mistakenly misidentify the real differences between them.

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