Safeguarding the Snake River with ProFlex™ Check Valves

wp121323_ProcoThumbnail.pngThis paper details the successful upgrade of Ontario, Oregon's wastewater treatment plant to enhance the safety and efficiency of its effluent discharge into the Snake River. Facing population growth and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, the plant required a new system to minimize ammonia discharges and maximize its mixing capacity. Proco Products, Inc., in collaboration with CONSOR Engineers, LLC, and Ballard Marine Construction, responded by developing a multi-port diffuser system using ProFlex™ Style 710-E Flanged Duckbill Check Valves, which became operational on November 1, 2023. With low cracking pressure (1” – 2”) and a unique duckbill design, Proco’s ProFlex™ Style 710-E Flanged Duckbill Check Valves proved crucial for the project for their robust construction and adaptability to a wide range of flow rates and operating pressure. Their maintenance-free, Neoprene-based construction as well as their installation flexibility allowed customization for the specific diffuser orientation, ensuring seamless integration with the system. This upgraded system allows the Ontario WWTP to reliably serve its customers while protecting the delicate Snake River ecosystem.

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About Proco Products, Inc.

Proco Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and supply of expansion joints for piping/ducting systems. For over 35 years, Proco has prided themselves on offering the most complete line of products to suit a variety of applications. Some of these products include rubber and molded PTFE expansion joints, and braided flexible hose assemblies.

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December 14, 2023

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