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Fab Valve Launch

News 1

Fabricated, fabulous design for exotic alloy valves

Gosco is pleased to launch the new Fab Valve product line. It is a metal and/or soft seated valve aimed to serve the severe service valve market, specifically for high alloy applications.

The Fab Valve is offered in Class 150, 300 and 600, and up to NPS 6, standard port. It uses common internals for all pressure classes, and by machining only four components (body, bonnet and end connections) in any Fab Valve, you can change the pressure class, end connections, port size AND/OR the materials of construction – including exotic alloys. Take a look at the Gosco website to see how that can be done: http://goscovalves.com/fabvalve/#alloy/

Here are some great features you would like to know:

Size: NPS 1/2 full port to NPS 6, SP
Pressure Class: Class 150, 300 and 600
Temperature range: -50ºC/-58ºF to 593ºC/1100ºF.

• The most corrosive resistant spring material on the planet is Inconel 718. We matched all the internals of the Fab Valve to the springs.
• We have proprietary horseshoe plates that never come in contact with the process media. They are designed to bolt all the components together.
• We use the same Boronized Inconel 718 trim sets as our M-Class line – in fact, they are interchangeable.
• It is a truly bi-directional ball valve with no “preferred direction”.
• We offer an arcuate cut ball design to reduce the velocities in the first/last 5 degrees of opening/closing. This extends the life of ball and seats.
• There are endless Vari-V ball options for control applications.
• Any alloy option you can name, we can deliver.
We are taking orders now for the Fab Valve, and will ship in 18-20 weeks. That lead time will decrease as we bring in inventory, and will soon have an 8-10 week lead time. The Fab Valve is available to all current distributors on a NON EXCLUSIVE basis.

Updated Website

News 2

Welcome to the updated goscovalves.com.

Website

We are excited to launch our updated site, with new and current content. Our number one goal is for the new website to provide our customers with a more attractive and user-friendly experience that will allow for enhanced communication methods. Some of the new features include:

  • A section for the newly introduced Fab Valve

  • An interactive “Cost of Ownership” program that will calculate your 5 year cost of ownership, based on YOUR actual costs.

  • Updated content that reflects the current offerings at Gosco Valves

  • An easy to use, attractive interface, delivering you the content you need as quickly as possible

  • Brand new product downloads that reflect the revamping of our product lines (S-Class/ M-Class and Fab Valves)

  • A revamped quoting system making it quicker than ever to receive a quote from Gosco Valves

  • On the footer of every page, you will see a mailing list opt-in section. We encourage you to do so (if you aren’t already on our list) so we can keep you up-to-date with periodical email newsletters. We don’t like spam either, so emails will be sent at very reasonable intervals.
  • Support for Internet Explorer 6 has been dropped. The content management system that runs behind our new site has a lot of features that help us get content to you quickly and efficiently, however it does not play well with IE6. We struggled with the decision to drop IE6 support, however there is only a small percentage of our visitors still using it, and Microsoft no longer supports it as well. Launched in 2001, it is no longer relevant, secure, or fully functional. We recommend you use Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox.

    On the contact page, we have a general contact form. Please let us know what you think of the new site, how we can improve it, or if there is something that isn’t working properly. We want to hear from you, as you ultimately know what works best for you and your goscovalves.com web experience.

    Gosco and NASA Work with SEDS to Build Mobile Rocket Testing Stand

    News 3

    On June 16, the University of California San Diego’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) conducted a successful live fire test of its static rocket engine test stand, Colossus, which features over $50,000 of valves donated by Gosco Valves.

    Platinum sponsorship for Gosco Valves: https://www.sedsucsd.org/sponsors/

    Gosco specifically designed these custom valves for SEDS’ high pressure cryogenic static rocket engine test stand which operated at 1440 psi, -321° F on liquid oxygen, liquid methane, vaporized liquid oxygen, and vaporized liquid methane.

    The finished Colossus system is compatible with a wide range of rocket designs, and features an exchangeable engine interface and a versatile, dual-cryogenic fluid system to make that all possible.

    The SEDS team plans to make the stand accessible to other teams who wish to test their rockets. To learn more about SEDS and Colossus, visit here https://sedsucsd.org/

    Colossus Launch Video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlkVI3lPgEk&t=9s

    Colossus First Hotfire:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ylImcGjDY

    2018 Global Petroleum Show

    News 5

    We are proud to announce that we will be participating in the 2018 Global Petroleum Show from June 12th to 14th.

    The Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is one of the world’s largest oil and gas exhibitions, where oil and gas professionals gather to conduct business and identify solutions that will shape the future of the industry.

    Gosco Valves will be introducing the new “F” Class valve line. This valve includes all of our high-performance features that have made Gosco “M” Class valves the industry standard for extreme applications, but in a more economical package for more conventional installations.

    We will be teaming up with Link Industrial Technologies and Kinetrol to showcase our products in this year’s exhibition.

    Link has been the backbone of the industrial process automation industry in Alberta for over 17 years, and Kinetrol has established themselves as the world leader in actuation products since 1958.

    Make sure to visit our booth to learn more about our products, and don’t miss the chance to have your picture taken in the Gosco Valves’ Race Car.

    Gosco Valves Partners with Santa For a Special Delivery!

    News 6

    Throughout the month of November and December Gosco Valves held a month long food drive competition. As a company we managed to gather 1,400 pounds of food to donate to our local food bank, The Oakville Fareshare Food Bank. In the spirit of the holiday season, we decide that it was only fitting that Santa Claus be on hand to deliver such a large gift. On the morning of December 19th, Santa along with his helpers loaded up the company forklifts and drove the 1,400 pounds of food to the Food Bank. The volunteers on hand greeted the donation with much appreciation “What a sight it was. Two forklifts carrying huge, gift wrapped containers of food! Without the support of companies and employees, such as yourselves, it would be very difficult to meet the needs of the almost 400 families we serve monthly.”
    Check out the link with a photo of Santa and his delivery! http://www.insidehalton.com/community/article/1268699—special-delivery-for-fareshare

    Two Is Better Than One?!  How About Three?! – The Tyco Split!

    News 7

    It was recently announced that the big conglomerate Tyco International Ltd. is splitting up into three separate publically traded companies. According to Chairman and Chief Executive Ed Breen, the split into three separate companies, ADT North America home alarm business, Flow Control Industrial pipes and valves business and Commercial Fire and Security business “will give each greater flexibility to grow as it sees fit.”

    Gosco Valves has been paying close attention to this announcement, as Tyco is a distributor for our Keystone Valves. Our Business Strategist Cheryl Duivesteyn commented on the Tyco split by saying, “as a company that works closely with Tyco, we at Gosco Valves are interested in observing how this split will better allow each company to grow on their own terms.”

    Since 2008 Tyco and Gosco have had a third party licensing agreement. This agreement has sold several of our severe service ball valves under the Tyco Flow Control’s Keystone brand.

    We are also pleased that Tyco will be featuring Gosco in an upcoming e-newsletter.

    Gosco Valves Connects with University of Toronto Students

    News 8

    As an avid promoter and participant of university partnerships, Gosco Valves was asked to offer employer insights to U of T students considering a research internship through the NSERC program. NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) is a federal agency which connects university students in sciences and engineering programs with Canadian companies who want to invest in innovation and advanced technology.

    Cheryl Duivesteyn, Gosco’s Business Strategist, let students in on the secrets of what engineering employers like Gosco really look for when hiring student researchers.  Offering tips about how to connect with companies, build a resume, create a cover letter, and succeed in an interview, the students were interested to learn that attitude, dedication, and enthusiasm were equally as important as skills and abilities.

    With its continued growth and drive toward innovation, Gosco Valves has unique research opportunities to offer students with its highly experienced engineering team. A project is currently underway with engineering graduates at McMaster University through NSERC’s Engage scholarship. Gosco Valves looks forward to continuing it’s partnership with NSERC and dedicated research institutions like McMaster and the University of Toronto.

    Gosco Valves featured in a Canadian business magazine!

    News 9

    After successfully putting the Canadian Exporters and Manufacturers’ SMART grant to work, the people at CME wanted to know more about Gosco’s lean manufacturing practises and growth. We opened up to the editor of CME’s magazine, 20/20, to tell her what we’ve achieved and where we plan grow!

    Read the full article here.

    M-Class & S-Class Introduction

    News 10

    Gosco Valves is separating its valves into two different product lines: M-Class (metal-seated) and S-Class (soft-seated). The M-Class line will be used specifically for metal seated applications, and the S-Class for soft seated applications. Several configurations will be offered in each line, such as, on/off, control, block and bleed, 3-way diverter, and FM approved. Seats aside, the M-Class line offers a more robust design to handle severe service applications, while the S-Class line, derived from the former Dual Pak Valve, is used for less intense processes. Make no mistake, however. S-Class can definitely hold its own.

    The creation of these two product lines has improved Gosco’s internal operations by making it much easier to differentiate the various products and their features. The M-Class / S-Class division will also help customers by providing them with easier part numbers for facilitating purchase orders. Gosco Valves is constantly making internal structural improvements to ensure that we provide our customers with the most comfortable and innovative experience as possible. Please contact inside sales at (905) 825-2627 if you have any questions regarding the changes.

    The New goscovalves.com

    News 11

    You asked, we listened. Welcome to the new goscovalves.com.

    We are excited to launch our new site, as there are a number of exclusive features that were not offered on our previous site. Our number one goal is for the new website to provide our customers with a more attractive and user-friendly experience that will allow for enhanced communication methods. Some of the new features include:

    • An easier to use, attractive interface, delivering you the content you need as quickly as possible.
    • Clear division between our product lines, S-Class and M-Class, which we have recently implemented. Article here
    • A push toward social networking, including Twitter, Flickr and RSS feeds. Article here
    • A careers section listing all the available job opportunities, and an online application system that you can upload your resume and cover letter
    • A completely revamped quoting system making it quicker than ever to receive a quote from Gosco Valves
    • A revamped News section, offering the latest updates on what is happening at Gosco Valves
    • Brand new product downloads that reflect the revamping of our product lines (S-Class/ M-Class division)

    On the footer of every page, you will see a mailing list opt-in section. We encourage you to do so (if you aren’t already on our list) so we can keep you up-to-date with periodical email newsletters. We don’t like spam either, so emails will be sent at very reasonable intervals.

    Support for Internet Explorer 6 has been dropped. The content management system that runs behind our new site has a lot of features that help us get content to you quickly and efficiently, however it does not play well with IE6. We struggled with the decision to drop IE6 support, however there is only a small percentage of our visitors still using it, and Microsoft no longer supports it as well. Launched in 2001, it is no longer relevant, secure, or fully functional. We recommend you use Apple Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox, but if IE is a must (unfortunately this is the case for some), use IE8. IE9 will launch soon, bringing features that will hopefully bring it up to speed with our recommended browsers.

    On the contact page, we have a general contact form. Please let us know what you think of the new site, how we can improve it, or if there is something that isn’t working properly. We want to hear from you, as you ultimately know what works best for you and your goscovalves.com web experience.

    Join us on Twitter & Flickr!

    News 12

    Just when you thought that we couldn’t get any more creative, Gosco Valves is now getting social! We have decided to get involved with the social media scene as a way to keep our customers up-to-date on what is happening at Gosco Valves.

    You can now follow us on Twitter for news and updates on the most recent products and services featured at Gosco Valves. We invite you to show us your support by viewing our “tweets” and “following” us on Twitter. Click here to visit Gosco Valves Twitter page. The latest “tweet” can also be found in the right-hand column of the News page.

    Gosco Valves has also joined Flickr in order to provide you with images of our latest products and accessories, including one-offs and specialty items. This has been a heavily requested feature, as people want to see some of the weird and wonderful valves we have created. Our Flickr account will continue to be updated upon every development project, so be sure to visit Gosco Valves’ flickr page here. The six latest images posted at flickr will display in the right hand column of the News page as well.

    We now have RSS feeds set up for our “News” and “Careers” sections. RSS is a technology used to deliver a website’s latest content to an RSS reader on your computer using push technology, so you know right away if there has been a website update. To learn more about RSS and how it can help you, visit What Is RSS?.

    If you look in the bottom right-hand corner of the website footer (the bar at the bottom of each page in the website) you will see icons for Twitter, Flickr and RSS, which you can click to be brought to these specific pages at any time.

    Valves for the Aerospace Industry

    News 13

    Gosco ball valves can be found in several unique applications around the world. When one of the top aeronautics research organizations came to us and needed a ball valve to perform in a 1 X 1 supersonic tunnel using an air system where the valve would see temperatures of 250 °F at 450 psi-g, we were ready to take on such a task

    We provided them with a standard On/Off Valve (S-Class) in full confidence that it would outperform in this application. Since its installation in 2002, the research centre has yet to notice any leakage. An employee from the research centre was quoted as saying, “We are extremely pleased with the performance and will consider a Gosco Valve for any future process systems that we develop.” To this day, they continue to be one of the many satisfied customers of Gosco Valves.

    API 607 5th Edition Approval

    News 14

    Gosco’s M-Class & S-Class valves (On/Off, Vari-V, Cryogenic, FM) are now API 607 5th Edition approved.

    API 607 5th edition was released in June 2005. It is a joint standard with ISO and is titled, “FIre Test for Soft-seated Quarter-turn valves, ANSI/API Standard 607, Fifth Edition, June 2005, ISO 10497-5:2004 for “fire type-testing requirements”. The basic test parameters are similar to API 607 4th edition with some changes to the probe locations and qualification of other sizes/pressure classes/materials.

    For more information on API 607 and other approval ratings, please visit the API website at http://www.api.org

    Accuracy with the Vari-V

    News 15

    A major manufacturer of lids for the food industry was developing a new lid in their Research & Development lab. The lab’s retort (pressure cooker) was using traditional control valves (rising stem globe) with a 3-15 psi signal. A problem arose when the control valves could not handle the retort’s pressure and temperature at the desired response time.

    Gosco Valves was able to provide a solution that included our S-Class Vari-V Control Valve (with characterized V-ball) and a vane-style pneumatic actuator with modulating control. The 10˚ V ball resulted in tighter control parameters enhanced by the vane actuator and a 4-20 mA positioner.

    As a result, greater accuracy was achieved by the retort to successfully develop the new lid. By using the characterized ball technology within our Vari-V, the R&D lab was able to use the existing retort pressure vessel, avoiding the expense of engineering and procuring a new, larger retort. This specific request goes to show the manufacturing/engineering capability of Gosco Valves being able to provide a quick and logical solution within such a short time frame.

    CRN Approval for On/Off & Vari-V

    News 16

    The On/Off & Vari-V Valves (M-Class/S-Class) with detachable bonnet design are now registered in all provinces for the Canadian Registration Number. For further information regarding the Canadian Registration Number code or any other approvals, please contact Gosco Valves.

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