This RAVE won’t keep you up until the wee hours of the morning…


Our new air canister valve (RAVE™) won’t keep you up until the crack of dawn, because you can sleep peacefully knowing the following information (also available in the following video for those non-readers):

  1. Our valve is 100% stainless steel. This includes all of the wetted surfaces, which for the record have no moving parts. What does this mean? It means we are able to surface passivate every last nook and cranny (mmmm… English muffin) of these valves for maximum inertness. And… no moving parts in the wetted area means fewer points subject to wear and tear.
  2. We designed the new valve with a w-type seat, which has been roller burnished. What does this mean? It means this valve seat is less prone to particle damage (the #1 killer of valves).
  3. We helium leak check 100% of our valves down to 1 x 10-6 mL/sec (with only 10 in-lb of torque to the valve handle). What does this mean? It means that after using the strength of a newborn infant to close the valve on your 6 L canister, you can then proceed to let that canister sit around for the next 10 years and when you come back you will have no more than a 5.3% leak in or out of that canister.

Obviously I am very proud of our new valve. So be sure to check them out. Now if for some reason you are looking at other valves (for reasons unbeknownst to me), be sure to ask if their valve has all of the aforementioned features.

One Response to “This RAVE won’t keep you up until the wee hours of the morning…”

  1. so what you are saying: these valves are the best around and have definite a longer life time.. sweet!!

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