May 17, 2010
DELAVAN, WI —May 17, 2010 — Taking advantage of parallel markets, Pentair Flow Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of AquaMatic commercial control valves through its BERKELEY® distribution network. AquaMatic control valves are designed for agriculture, turf irrigation, and car wash applications and are available in cast iron or composite materials, with sizes to accommodate ¾ to 6 inch pipe. These valves share characteristics of excellent flow rates at low pressure drops and low cost of operation.
The AquaMatic K520 Series composite control valves feature long diaphragm life, cost-effective design, and corrosion-resistant materials. They can accommodate ½ inch to 2 ½ inch pipe, and can be easily serviced while the valve is in-line. The AquaMatic 420 Series cast iron control valves feature extremely durable construction, separate diaphragm chambers for long life, and a Y-Pattern Diaphragm for higher flow rates at lower pressure. They can accommodate ¾ inch to 3 inch threaded pipe; or 3 inch to 6 inch flange drilled pipe. Both are adaptable to a wide variety of control devices.


Worldwide Reputation

“AquaMatic control valves are known worldwide for high quality and high value” said Jim Hughes, Vertical Marketing Manager for Pentair Flow Technologies. “Now our BERKELEY distribution and customers will be able to enjoy the well-deserved reputation of being simple to maintain, and easily serviced by maintenance staff.” According to Hughes, AquaMatic valves are industry-proven to be durable and have lower life-cycle costs than competitive valves. AquaMatic valves are available through a network of more than 5,000 authorized dealers throughout North America. More information on the AquaMatic valves, including where to buy, is available at .



BERKELEY manufactures a diverse line of high-performance pumps and motors for use in the industrial, commercial & agricultural markets. BERKELEY was founded in 1937, and is located in Delavan, Wisconsin. For more information, visit BERKELEY is a part of Pentair Flow Technologies, a division of Pentair, Inc.


About Pentair, Inc.

Pentair ( (NYSE:PNR) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2009 revenues of $2.7 billion, Pentair employs approximately 13,150 people worldwide.
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