Steam Valve Application for Fortune 100 Company

Blog posted by Gilbert Welsford on Jun 14th 2014

A steam valve application is very common in many of the industries ValveMan works in. In fact, the parent company of ValveMan was founded on steam applications. The first product Fred Welsford Sr., founder of the parent company to ValveMan, represented was a line of steam traps. So, we would say, steam applications in industries ranging from pharmaceutical production to food manufacturing, power generating stations, and many others are our “bread and butter”. ValveMan recently helped a prominent Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company based in Northern New Jersey build a valve for an on/off application on one of its steam lines.

Steam Valve Application

The Fortune 100 company needed a 1-1/2″, 3 piece, carbon steel body  ball valve with NPT end connections. ValveMan specified a VMDM4600 that adhered to the customers specifications and was safe to use for their steam application. The company wanted the valve automated as well; so, ValveMan created the valve assembly with a spring return actuator and a NEMA 4 solenoid as well as a NEMA 4 limit switch with a SPDT mechanical switch.


The  custom valves were delivered in two weeks. With the quality of the service, product, professionalism, and delivery, the large company purchased – and continues to purchase – more of these valves for their steam applications.

If you require a valve for your steam valve application or anything else, please contact the ValveMan  valve store today to visit us at

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Gilbert Welsford, a renowned valve industry expert and third-generation owner of FS Welsford Company, is the visionary behind, a leading platform for valve-related products. Gilbert's profound understanding of fluid dynamics and precision engineering plays a pivotal role in designing and applying various valve types. Known for his collaborative approach and outstanding communication skills, he builds strong relationships across multiple sectors and consistently ensures successful project outcomes. Committed to innovation and excellence, Gilbert remains at the forefront of industry advancements, consistently delivering solutions that exceed expectations.