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Clarke Industrial Engineering sign distribution agreement with Curtiss-Wright

Clarke Industrial Engineering has entered into a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corp. to exclusively distribute Clarke’s patented and proprietary shutter valve technology for various markets.

The shutter valves will be exclusively available to Curtiss-Wright for the worldwide naval defence market, the US maritime homeland security market, and the commercial nuclear power market.

“We are very excited to partner with one of the world’s finest industrial companies. Curtiss-Wright's strong market position and Clarke's industry leading valve technology are a natural combination,” said Kyle Daniels, president and CEO of Clarke.

The shutter valve design is “whisper quiet” even in extreme operating conditions and provides limitless and precise flow control, zero pressure drop, and full port operation, along with reduced turbulence, cavitation, and water hammer.

Greatly reduced costs compared to other valves is generally achieved through its very low torque requirement providing for less expensive actuators, Clarke says.

From an ongoing cost perspective, the valve is easily maintained and its compact design allows for simple installation, repair and removal.

James White, senior general manager of the valve group at Curtiss-Wright’s industrial division, stated: “As a result of this agreement, we will be able to leverage many of our existing technologies toward the implementation of the shutter valve in our target markets. This is an exciting and complementary addition to Curtiss-Wright’s existing product portfolio of valve technologies.”