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Viega MegaPress Green vs Yellow Dot

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021 in PVFundamentals

The Viega ProPress system revolutionized the way pipe and tubing connections are made by reducing sealing time to 7 seconds and eliminating the need for welding permits and fire watches.  As this method continues to grow in popularity, we hear many questions about the product and proper use.  One of the most commonly asked questions about the Viega ProPress system is:  What do the colored dots mean found on the press ends of the fittings? Read more to find out what the MegaPress green and yellow dots mean.

Troubleshooting Spirax Sarco BRV2S Series PRVs

Posted on Friday, Jun 25, 2021 in PVFundamentals

Utilizing Steam in your plant is very cost efficient, however if the parts processing the steam aren’t operating to their optimal capacity, you could be losing money. But how do you know which products are causing an issue? If you have a Spirax Sarco BRV2 Series Pressure Reducing Valve, here we will guide you through troubleshooting the five most common failure systems. Click the 'read more' button below for BRV2 steam pressure reducing valve maintenance information.

Cooney Brothers awarded Spirax Sarco PartnerFirst Pinnacle of Excellence Award

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2021 in News

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, representatives from Spirax Sarco presented Cooney Brothers with their PartnerFirst Pinnacle of Excellence Award. Pictured from left to right, are Bill Cooney (VP Inside Sales), Gerry Cooney (President), and Jake Fegely (COO), who were on hand to except the award. Read more to learn more about this honor and our partnership with Spirax Sarco.

Launch Promotion: Enjoy 5% online orders in May

Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Promotions

To celebrate the launch of our new website, we're offering 5%* off orders placed online during the month of May. You can even us it multiple times! Read more for qualifying order information. 

Cooney Brothers Launches New Website

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 in News

Cooney Brothers is proud to announce we have launched a completely redesigned ecommerce website including streamlined checkout, expanded order tracking and delivery confirmations, enhanced order filtering, improved quick order and shareable lists, and expanded user roles including budgeting. Read more to learn about the benefits and features.

NEW from RIDGID StrutSlayr: Strut Shear Head for Press Tools

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 in News

RIDGID recently introduced a new product for cutting struts: RIDGID StrutSlayr. This accessory which attaches to most RIDGID 32kN Press Tools, gives professional contractors a new tool to get jobs done faster and with fabrication-shop quality results. With multiple dies and accessories available, the RIDGID StrutSlayr cuts up to gauge steel struts. Read more to learn about the new RIDGID StrutSlayr head and accessories.

How often should Spirax Sarco CSF16 Steam Filter Elements be replaced?

Posted on Monday, Jul 27, 2020 in PVFundamentals

Filters are an important part of every steam system. Within the food and beverage industry, filters play a major role in reducing contaminates from reaching your product. Spirax Sarco's CSF16 Culinary Steam Filters and Filter Stations are specially designed for use in food and beverage plants. While filter housings have a long life, the filter elements, which remove and retain unwanted contamination, in time, become saturated and must be replaced. Read more to find out when CSF16 Filter Elements should be replaced.

New Product: Spirax Sarco Clean Steam Generators for Healthcare

Posted on Monday, Jul 20, 2020 in News

Spirax Sarco is proud to introduce a new line of Clean Steam Generators for Healthcare specifically designed to deliver high quality steam dryness necessary for demanding Hospital sterilization processes. Read more to learn more about the new Spirax Sarco Clean Steam Generators.

Five Ways to Convert to Touchless Flush Valves

Posted on Monday, Jun 15, 2020 in PVFundamentals

Hygiene is important in every commercial restroom. As facilities prepare for increases in traffic volume, buildings such as schools, restaurants, airports, and stadiums are converting public restrooms into touch-free environments. Read more to find out the top 5 ways you can replace your manual flush valves with automatic touch-free sensor flush valves.

Cooney Brothers Participates in Delaware County Food Drive

Posted on Monday, Jun 8, 2020 in News

In an ongoing effort to help members of the community affected by the pandemic, this past weekend, Gerry Cooney and his family participated in a food drive held in Delaware County. The donations will be distributed to food pantries across the county, from Media to Upper Darby and Havertown. Read more to see full coverage from CBS3 Philly and to learn how you can help.

Top 5 Considerations when Replacing Manual Faucets with Touch-free Sensor Faucets

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in PVFundamentals

In today’s safety-conscious environment, providing touch-free technology is essential to protecting every person who enters your facility, from essential personnel and employees returning to work, to customers, patients and guests. Sloan, a major manufacturer of quality commercial plumbing fixtures offers a wide variety of touchless, sensor-activated faucets. Read more to find out the top 5 things to consider when replacing your manual faucets with automatic touch-free sensors.

Custom Stainless Steel Spool Pieces for a Chemical Manufacturer

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in Fabrication

When yard staff at a chemical manufacturer noticed the parts used to transfer their product to tankers for transport were corroding quickly, they contacted Cooney Brothers for help. After determining no off-the-shelf product would work Cooney fabricated custom spool pieces to reduce replacement needs. Read more to find out how we solved their issue with custom fabricated spool pieces.


Are Viega ProPress fittings for steam use?

Posted on Thursday, Apr 2, 2020 in PVFundamentals

The Viega ProPress system revolutionized the way connections are made by reducing sealing time to 7 seconds and eliminating the need for welding permits and fire watches. As this method grows in popularity, we hear many questions about proper use. As a distributor that specializes in steam products, we are often asked if Viega ProPress and MegaPress is rated for steam application use? Read more to find out which Viega Press fitting are rated for steam.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Business Update - We are open

Posted on Friday, Mar 20, 2020 in News

Cooney Brothers is committed to remaining fully operational during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, As a supplier to a number of industries crucial to this crisis, from pharmaceutical and personal care plants, to hospitals and the government, we will continue providing above and beyond service and support to the maintenance staff at these facilities responsible for keeping their institutions fully functional. Click the 'read more' for a full statement from Gerry and Bill Cooney.

Drip Pan Elbow Installation Guidelines

Posted on Monday, Mar 2, 2020 in PVFundamentals

Drip Pan Elbows are for use with safety relief valves in steam systems, improving longevity and performance, while collecting condensate in a safe way. Spirax Sarco's DPE series is available in 3/4 in to 8 in. Click the 'read more' button below for the basics of Drip Pan Elbows.