Alvin Markus

Alvin Markus is owner of PVF Engineering, consultant to the PVF industry. He is a veteran of 30 years’ manufacturing as president of Sunweld Fitting Co.; 15 years’ distributing with Smith-Cooper International as vice president engineering & quality assurance; and 15 years as a PVF consultant, including sales & inspection training seminars. He can be reached at 310/551-5273 or e-mail at amarkusla@aol.com.

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The wonders of grooved piping

Increasingly popular option provides material and installation savings.
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Although grooved fittings originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to allied forces, grooved piping systems have become the fourth conventional piping method along with threaded, welded and flanged.
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New Applications for Basic Piping Materials

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Grooved piping systems and quarter-turn valves bring their own advantages.
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PVF FORUM: A Piping Primer

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The initial cost is not always the deciding factor.
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