For project managers, procurement specialists, contractors, and even foremen running a crew and having to place orders, having a trusted supplier is an added resource and source of vital information.
When it comes to valves and other system materials for any type of construction, retrofit or repair services, having valve suppliers that know their product lines and also know the industry is a plus. Working with these types of check valve suppliers gives the contractor or project manager the information needed to make comparisons between valves or even to consider a solution that may be a better option for the given system or application.
Company Expertise and Reputation
Before talking to check valve suppliers, take the time to learn a bit about the company. This should include how long they have been in business, the types of industries they sell and their overall reputation as a supplier.
Most check valve suppliers are going to offer a full line of PVF materials. By working with a company with a top reputation, extensive experience in supplying materials in the industry as well as a full line of all the materials needed for the job, you have the advantage of their expertise and knowledge.
Ability to Deliver
While the ability to fill orders in a short turnaround time and deliver on the schedule required by their customers is a part of the supplier’s reputation, there are other delivery factors to consider as well. As able direct delivery, international shipments and emergency shipping if these may be a factor on the job.
Find out if the industrial supplier can order in specialized valves and components, and if they have a good working relationship with top valve manufacturers. This is often critical on specialized types of applications where valves and other components may need to be customized to the system.