AboutVelan is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial steel valves, recognized as a standard-bearer in quality and innovation. The company was founded by acclaimed inventor and entrepreneur A.K. Velan in 1950, and continues to leverage advanced engineering capabilities and innovation to create hard-working valves that meet critical industrial needs in the areas of power generation, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, cryogenic, and ship-building industries.
Velan's many product lines are grouped into the broad categories of: gate, globe, and check valves; quarter-turn valves; specialty valves; and steam traps. Within these product groups, Velan offers one of the most comprehensive product offerings available from any valve manufacturer, in sizes varying from 1/2” to 60”, with pressure ratings from vacuum to over 10,000 psi, temperature ratings of up to 1,500 °F, and availability of many material and design options. All of Velan’s valves are designed and manufactured with quality as a priority, and incorporate many unique design features for environmentally friendly performance, simple maintenance, and reliable service.
Velan valves have an extremely broad installation base and are approved by major companies worldwide. In addition, Velan has been an active and trusted name in the nuclear industry since its inception, and has supplied valves to the vast majority of nuclear power stations in the world. We are currently involved in the global renaissance of nuclear power, focusing our design, applications, and manufacturing resources on a market that projects a growing number of units to be built.
Today, the company has a global network of 17 specialized manufacturing plants, including five in Canada and the US, six in Europe, and six in Asia. The company’s global network also includes five stocking distribution centers and hundreds of distributors and service shops worldwide. Velan employs over 2,000 people, 75% of whom are located in North America.
We owe much of our success to the capability, experience, and dedication of our employees who have made quality and innovation the cornerstone of Velan since its inception. We concentrate on one business—designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced technology steel valves in a broad range of types and sizes. That’s why we can truly claim: Velan. Quality that lasts.
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