Pnuematic, Electronic, and Self-Contained Valves, Controls, and Process Control Equipment


Alamo Pipe Inc. (API) is a Distributor of pneumatic, electronic, and self-contained valves, controls, and process control equipment. API's commitment to quality products and exceptional service is renowned in the industry.

Our products include:
  • Valves: gate, ball, butterfly, gas valves, solenoid, control, needle, water, steam, instrument, automatic, thermostatic, pneumatic, electronic, mixing, check, and relief valves.
  • Gauges: pressure gauges, utility gauges, process, industrial, commercial and contractor gauges, HVAC/R, and specialty gauges.
  • Controls and Controllers: pneumatic/electronic HVAC, process, combustion, PID, recorders (strip/circular/paperless), and indicators.
  • Calibrators, Steam Traps, Flow Meters, Strainers, Regulators, Thermocouples, RTD's, Thermometers, Transducers, Transmitters, Sensors...And More!

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  • Apollo Valves · Aquatrol · Armstrong International
  • Belgas · Bellofram PCD · Blue White · Bonomi
  • Cal Controls · Cash Acme · Cash Valve · CLA-VAL · Conbraco · Consolidated
  • Dwyer
  • FIREYE · Flo-tech
  • Gould Valve
  • Hammond Valve · HEDLAND · Homestead · Honeywell
  • Johnson Controls
  • Keckley · KEROTEST Valves · Kingston Valves · Kundle
  • LFE Instruments · LANDIS & GYR · Leonard Valve · Love Controls
  • Mamac · MARSH Bellofram · Marsh Gauges · Marshalltown · Marsh Steam · MCC POWERS ·  Mercoid · Milwaukee Valve · Moore Industries · Mosser Valve · Mueller Steam Specialties
  • Nicholson Steam
  • PARTLOW · Pennant Valve · POWERS Process Controls · PYROMATION
  • Reotemp · Robertshaw · Rustrak
  • Schubert & Salzer · SensorTec · SIEMENS · Spence ·  Spirax Sarco · Sterling - STERLCO
  • Tel-Tru · TRERICE
  • United Brass Works · US Guage
  • Vaisala
  • W.E. Anderson · Warren Controls · Watson McDaniel · Watts Regulator · Weksler · West Instruments · Williams Valves

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The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership be vested in a man or in a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes a standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts of the envious few. If his work be mediocre, he will be left severely alone – if he achieve a masterpiece, it will set a million tongues a -wagging. Jealousy does not protrude its forked tongue at the artist who produces a commonplace painting. Whatsoever you write, or paint, or play, or sing, or build, no one will strive to surpass or to slander you unless your work be stamped with the seal of genius. Long, long after a great work or a good work has been done, those who are disappointed or envious, continue to cry out that it cannot be done. Spiteful little voices in the domain of art were raised against our own Whistler as a mountebank, long after the big world had acclaimed him its greatest artistic genius. Multitudes flocked to Bayreuth to worship at the musical shrine of Wagner, while the little group of those whom he had dethroned and displaced argued angrily that he was no musician at all. The little world continued to protest that Fulton could never build a steamboat, while the big world flocked to the river banks to see his boat steam by. The leader is assailed because he is a leader, and the effort to equal him is merely added proof of that leadership. Failing to equal or to excel, the follower seeks to depreciate and to destroy – but only confirms once more the superiority of that which he strives to supplant. There is nothing new in this. It is as old as the world and as old as human passions – envy, fear, greed, ambition, and the desire to surpass. And it all avails nothing. If the leader truly leads, he remains – the leader. Master-poet, master-painter, master-workman, each in his turn is assailed, and each holds his laurels through the ages. That which is good or great makes itself known, no matter how loud the clamor of denial. That which deserves to live — lives.
written by Theodore F. MacManus
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