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Update from Kelso Technologies in angle valve service trials

Kelso says management expects to generate multi-million dollar revenues from the K2AV as oil refiners specify the company’s products in larger numbers. 

February 17, 2022   by CM Staff

VANCOUVER —Kelso says that all of the participating oil refiners engaged in the service trials of the company’s new 2” angle valve have installed the requisite number of K2AV units.

Kelso’s K2AV is designed to transfer LP-Gas and anhydrous ammonia in pressurized railroad tank car applications. The company also announced that Hull AAR compliance testing continues.

The current pressure car fleet includes approximately 85,000 tank cars and each pressure tank car uses three K2AV units.

Kelso says management expects to generate multi-million dollar revenues from the K2AV as oil refiners specify the company’s products in larger numbers.

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The Kelso K2AV is a single piece of fabricated steel. It is designed for universal use and has a self-draining, self-cleaning seat; it has a low operating torque for ease of use; it has an adjustable packing gland; and it is a serviceable valve. The K2AV has an AAR standard mounting that will allow for ease of interchangeability with other 2” angle valves. The K2AV is manufactured only in the USA.

The K2AV rounds out the Kelso Pressure Car Kit which includes the pressure relief valve, an excess flow check valve, a thermometer well, a needle valve and magnetic gauging device.

“The response to Kelso’s K2AV from potential customers who were involved in the final design specifications has been very encouraging. Kelso is prepared for full K2AV production and distribution when the final AAR approvals are received,” said James R. Bond, CEO at Kelso in a statement.


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