Velan 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.