Inline Check Valve Protects Museum From Stormwater Flooding

Dec. 1, 2010
Recently, a historic house museum needed to improve the drainage system on its property.

Recently, a historic house museum needed to improve the drainage system on its property. The museum is home to extensive botanical gardens, making drainage and flood control of the utmost importance. In order to protect the museum and its gardens from flooding, new stormwater drainage pipes, a stormwater collection system and a stormwater pump station were installed on the site.

The CheckMate Inline Check Valve prior to installation.

The project engineer overseeing the design and installation of the museum's new drainage system needed a reliable check valve to place in the underdrain outfall of a box culvert. The engineer decided that a Tideflex CheckMate Inline Check Valve would be the ideal solution to protect the historic house and gardens from flooding.

Easily installed into any type of pipe, the CheckMate Inline Check Valve is ideal to retrofit existing structures. The CheckMate Valve also boasts extremely low headloss, lower than any other check valve, and can open to a near full pipe diameter. This maximizes the flow capacity of the outfall, which is particularly beneficial in low-lying coastal areas where limited driving head is available.

The installed CheckMate Valve, holding back water.

The CheckMate Inline Check Valve also keeps offending odors from coming up through the sewer system. Odors are effectively stopped by the CheckMate, while water is still allowed to discharge as needed. The CheckMate Valve is designed to eliminate the backflow of unwanted gases that typically result in complaints about odor from the public.

The CheckMate Valve being installed in the box culvert.

CheckMate Inline Check Valves have become a frequently specified solution for drainage and outfall lines. Municipal, commercial and even residential areas use the CheckMate where complete, dependable backflow prevention and odor mitigation is necessary. The 100% elastomer construction of the CheckMate Valve eliminates corrosion. The CheckMate also has a unibody construction that has no mechanical parts to catch debris or fail. The result is an inline check valve that can provide savings - both in time and cost.

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