Kerotest is incorporated as Pittsburgh Reinforced Brazing & Machine Company.
High Pressure Valves
Kerotest develops valves for high pressure compressed gases.
Cast Steel Gate Valve
The FIRST American manufactured cast steel gate valve for the oil industry is introduced.
Testing of high-pressure valves with Kerosene is introduced and becomes an industry standard.
A New Name
“Kerotest,” taken from the term “kerosene-tested” is adopted as the new company name.
An Industry First
Kerotest introduces the FIRST Packless Metal-Diaphragm valve to the refrigeration market.
Our War Efforts
The Unites States Maritime Commission grants Kerotest three “M” Awards for outstanding production effectiveness supporting War efforts, an achievement obtained by less than 5% of participating manufacturers.
Kerotest enters the gas distribution industry with “Model 1”, the FIRST steel gate valve designed specifically for natural gas service.
Kerotest develops “special” ultra-clean valves for the emerging semi-conductor industry.
The ASME “N” Stamp
Kerotest receives the ASME “N” stamp, introduces the FIRST Packless Metal-Diaphragm valve for nuclear service and becomes the leading valve supplier to over 100 nuclear power plants worldwide.