Clarke Closes $10 Million Venture Round Led by Saudi Aramco & Chevron

Today, Clarke Valve completed the sale of $10 million of Series B Preferred Stock to a group of investors led by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (“SAEV”). Chevron Technology Ventures (“CTV”) participated in the round.

Daniel Carter of SAEV US, stated, “Clarke’s unique Dilating Disk™ Valve design provides a step change in control valve technology. We see wide ranging applications for this new type of valve in the Oil and Gas industry and beyond.”


Clarke Valve Announces General Availability of World’s First ¼” Control Valve

Today, Clarke Valve announced immediate availability of the ¼” Dilating Disk™ Valve marking the first time in history that a valve this size offers both Class 6 bubble-tight shut off to 3,600 PSI and precise flow control from a fine mist up to full bore.

Previously, customers were forced to use small diameter ball valves which were not designed for flow control in ¼” lines.  Typically, these valves were used for on/off service but usually ended up in a partial open state creating excessive turbulence and cavitation.

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Clarke Valve Delivers First Dilating Disk™ Valve Shipment to the Denver-Julesburg Basin

Today, Clarke Valve (Clarke) announced that it has delivered its first shipment of Dilating Disk™ Valves™ into the Denver-Julesburg Basin to a producer known for innovation in making artificial gas lift systems more efficient and profitable. The end user is a natural gas producer that is well known in the Denver-Julesburg Basin for being at the forefront of efficiency.

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Pipe Tech Becomes Dilating Disk™ Valve Distributor

Clarke Valve is pleased to announce that it has added Pipe Tech of Mandeville, LA as an officially authorized Value Added Distributor. Pipe Tech brings over 28 years of experience as a master distributor and manufacturers’ representative for process industries, commercial construction, municipal utilities, power, oil and gas exploration and production, marine shipbuilding, and others.


IVRI Becomes an Authorized Distributor of the Dilating Disk™ Valve

IVRI has become an authorized distributor of the Dilating Disk™ Valve from Clarke Valve.  IVRI, founded in 1998 was designed to be a “go to” solution company.  The company has become a valuable partner to its customers by providing dependable value-added engineering, purchasing and inventory control functions.  IVRI is headquartered in York, PA & has a tenured sales team with significant experience in the Mid-Atlantic industrial market.  They also feature a branch office in San Antonio, TX covering the growing OEM segment in that area.

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FLW Southeast Partners with Clarke Valve

FLW Southeast of Marietta, GA has joined together with Clarke Valve to provide Dilating Disk™ Valve products as well as complete valve systems including actuators and positioners to customers throughout the Southeastern United States.

Established in 1981, FLW Southeast is an international supplier of Measurement Instruments & Control Systems to manufacturers in a wide range of industries. By combining world-class products, application expertise, and unsurpassed customer service, FLW Southeast enables its clients to increase manufacturing efficiency, reduce production costs, and improve product quality and value.


Announcing A Major Strategic Partnership With Curtiss-Wright

Today, Clarke Valve (Clarke) announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Curtiss-Wright), whereby Clarke’s patented and proprietary Dilating Disk™ Valve technology will be exclusively available to Curtiss-Wright for the Worldwide Naval Defense Market, the US Maritime Homeland Security Market,and the Commercial Nuclear Power Market.

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Clarke Valve Raises $1.9 Million and Expands Management Team

Clarke Valve Inc. (Clarke), which designs and markets the patented Dilating Disk™ Valve completed its 3rd round of venture funding in December bringing the total raised to $3.7 million.

Mark Kacer, Clarke’s CFO/COO, stated “This enables us to fund volume production of our 1”, 2” and 4” Dilating Disk™ Valves. As demand for our leading edge products continues to grow, the cost efficiencies realized from these volume builds will result in the ability for Clarke to price its premium products very competitively”.

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Clarke Valve featured in Enterprises TV segment

Clarke Valve recently collaborated with Enterprises TV to show how Clarke’s innovation-driven team worked together to bring the first major enhancement in the last fifty years to the world of flow control.  In this episode, Clarke CEO, Kyle Daniels explains how the company began with a blank sheet of paper to design the Dilating Disk™ Valve as a solution to problems caused by older valve designs. 

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Dilating Disk™ Valve for the Chemical Industry

When it comes to precise flow control, few industries are as demanding as the chemical industry.  Having exactly the right mix of chemical components is critical to batch quality, safety, and reducing waste.

This is where the Dilating Disk™ Valve shines.  The new K100 series of Dilating Disk™ Valve offers precise flow control coupled with zero pressure drop during full bore operation.  It also offers Class 6 bubble-tight closure to 1000 PSI of pressure.