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 - Gilbert’s focus is building on the legacy his grandfather started, his father grew, and he has amplified.


Mechanical February 2, 2023

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.

By Gilbert Welsford Jr.
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Plant Automation July 18, 2022

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.

By Gilbert Welsford Jr.
Making warehouse management efficient and better through CMMS June 27, 2022

How to mitigate reverse flow

Reverse flow in piping systems manifest into the form of sporadic pipeline vibrations, media contamination or physical damage

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