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Biz Chat Part 1: Unexpected Costs of Compliance

Compliance has become a buzz word of sorts in the Backflow Industry. It’s a rather wide ranging term that can mean different things for everyone, based on where they are in the US and what requirements have been set forth by their individual jurisdictions.

For the purposes of this post we

Winter is Coming

… never mind, it’s here!

As the temperatures drop to record lows across many parts of the US it’s important to remember that your Back Flow Test Kit is a sensitive piece of equipment, and can easily be damaged by the cold temperatures, especially if allowed to freeze!

Each year we see

Backflow Accuracy & Calibration

A backflow preventer technician is only as good as his/her equipment, the most important being the backflow test kit.

All test kits are made up of several key parts: differential gauge, hoses, needle valves, plumbing, and (in most instances) a carrying case.

Mid-West Instrument, a major

WIKA Instrument Corporation Announces cULus Approval for A-10 Pressure Transmitter

Lawrenceville, GA –WIKA Instrument Corporation (WIKA) recently announced that its A-10 general industrial pressure transmitter has been awarded the globally recognized cULus certification. The Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval for the pressure transmitter makes it easier for customers to achieve regional and specific customer approvals. WIKA offers the highly functional, yet

New Model 835 Backflow Test Kit

For over 30 years Mid-West Instrument has been producing Quality Backflow Test Kits. Our Model 830 has been a benchmark of the industry for decades. Constant input from field testers led to refinements such as inline filters, laminated test procedures, removable lids, soft seated needle valves & line pressure gauges.

Continuing development led