Valves keep the lights on, in the sense that they’re an integral and important part of any power system. We say important, but essential works just as well. Each power plant uses hundreds of valves to regulate flow in virtually every detail of its operation, including in volatile, high temperature environments.
It’s not an exaggeration to say petro-chemical plants could not operate safely without high-quality valves. Valves not only regulate the pressure and flow of oil, gas, water, steam, and hydrocarbons through pipelines, but they protect the pipelines themselves from too much pressure, and also help with the safe storage of toxic and flammable petrochemicals.
The refining industry has helped to build America, bringing needed fuel and jobs. But the complex processes needed to refine crude oil into other useful products – including gasoline, diesel fuel, heating oil, and kerosene – is reliant on high-quality valves for safe and regulated flow. Strong, durable, non-corrosive, and completely leak proof valves are an absolute necessity for the refining industry.
Oil & Gas
Oil and natural gas are mainstays of the Texas economy, and the U.S. economy, too. But the companies responsible for their production need valves to operate. Valves are a necessity for any pipeline flow, and thus vitally important in the oil and gas industries, which rely heavily on this delivery system. They’re also critical from a safety perspective.