AMPO POYAM VALVES, a worldwide leader in highly engineered valves for the most severe services, and CLARKE VALVE, developer and intellectual property owner of the Dilating Disk Valve, industry-leading control valve technology for reducing fugitive industrial methane emissions, announced an exclusive world-wide licensing agreement.

The Clarke Valve-AMPO exclusive license covers manufacturing, distribution, and service, expanding the global market for zero-emissions Dilating Disk Valves to projects of any size, anywhere in the world, for the energy, chemical, power, and other major industries. The agreement was signed and closed on October 1st, 2023, in Idiazabal, Spain, at AMPO’s headquarters.

Importantly, the agreement provides confidence to customers in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment to support the maximum amount of methane applications across the industry; the Dilating Disk Valve is certified to PED/CE for use in the European market, CRN for use in the Canadian market, ISO-15848 with an “A” rating for fugitive emissions, SIL-3 for the highest safety rating, and NACE for corrosive applications.

The Dilating Disk Valve, a plug-and-play alternative to traditional globe control valves, has been field-proven with stellar results over the last several years, through the allocation of substantial financial and technical resources in partnership with Clarke Valve investors, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, and Climate Investment, a specialist decarbonization investor founded by a number of the world’s leading energy companies.

The Dilating Disk Valve is recognized on several Approved Manufacturer’s Lists (AML), operating successfully on five continents in a wide range of applications, while meeting the highest engineering standards for performance, emissions, and quality. The result of these efforts has provided a control valve with demonstrably superior performance and extraordinary reliability in comparison with other control valve products.

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