Gilbert Welsford Jr.
Gilbert Welsford Jr. is the founder of ValveMan and a third-generation valve entrepreneur. He has learned valves since a young age and has brought his entrepreneurial ingenuity to the family business in 2011 by creating the online valve store - ValveMan.com. Gilbert’s focus is building on the legacy his grandfather started, his father grew, and he has amplified.
Five ways to improve process valve safety in manufacturing facilities
Process engineers should prioritize valve safety in manufacturing as they strive to streamline industrial processes.
Know what to prioritize when choosing a valve
Certain valves are suited for certain areas and applications. Four areas on what to prioritize when choosing a valve are highlighted.
Fluid viscosity effects on valve performance
Selecting valves for viscous fluid service is not as straightforward as it may appear. The valve must support variance caused by system variables like temperature and pressure drops.
Five things to look out for with actuated valves in high-pressure environments
When using actuated valves, users should consider the valve size, actuation speed, where the application is being used and more.
How to mitigate reverse flow
Reverse flow in piping systems manifest into the form of sporadic pipeline vibrations, media contamination or physical damage