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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.