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Orbit Valve Co.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
https://www.orbitvalves.com/[email protected]+17249421000

About Company:

Only five years after Oklahoma became a state, The Oil Well Improvements Company was established by Alf G. Heggem in 1912 as an iron foundry and machine shop with the purpose to manufacture and sell oil well supplies and machinery. Early products included the ‘wire-line oil saver,’ a tool that was fitted around cable tool drilling lines to save excess oil. Heggem also developed the ‘control casing head’ – a modified version of a plug valve that allowed closure on the drilling line, rather than a tapered plug. These were products born out of ideas Heggem conceived while working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines on trips to the early oil fields of Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Texas. His inventions and concern for oil and natural gas conservation earned him the title, ‘Petroleum Engineer’ – the first known occurrence that title was ever given. His groundbreaking ball valve seating principle, patented in 1935, was considered by many at the time to be the first major advancement for valves in half a century. Nearly 80 years later, the same engineering technology is still used to safeguard against seat rubbing – a leading factor for why ORBIT valves today are world-renown for high integrity and long service life.
  1. Ball Valves

  2. Oil and gas

  3. Petrochemical

Categories of Products Manufactured by Orbit Valve Co.:

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    Ball Valve
    6 Devices

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