Blast off for Cheshire firm after winning NASA order

A valve manufacturer has sealed an order which is out of this world!

Oliver Valves, based in Parkgate Industrial Estate, in Knutsford, Cheshire, has received an order with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NASA has ordered the company’s gauge bleed instrument valves.

A company spokesman said: “This is a fantastic order in Oliver Valves history as it is a huge honour to be involved in a project that includes space travel and exploration.”

This is the first order Oliver Valves has secured with NASA and the company said it was “extremely excited to be involved in such a project that is so prestigious to the company”.

Oliver’s carried out training at their North American master distributor’s Florida HQ. Following the training, the Oliver distributor had initial meetings with NASA where they were given an opportunity to present to NASA’s base maintenance group, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Both SpaceX and ULA are remodelling their Moon and Mars mobile launch platforms.

This was the series of events that secured the NASA business.

At NASA, gauge bleed instrument valves are for use on nitrogen gas lines that will run all over the Kennedy Space Centre and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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