Timeline

Timeline2019-04-18T15:14:33+00:00
1909
Founded

Founded

Kerotest is incorporated as Pittsburgh Reinforced Brazing & Machine Company.

1914
High Pressure Valves

High Pressure Valves

Kerotest develops valves for high pressure compressed gases.

1917
Cast Steel Gate Valve

Cast Steel Gate Valve

The FIRST American manufactured cast steel gate valve for the oil industry is introduced.

1921
Kerosene-Tested

Kerosene-Tested

Testing of high-pressure valves with Kerosene is introduced and becomes an industry standard.

1927
A New Name

A New Name

“Kerotest,” taken from the term “kerosene-tested” is adopted as the new company name.

1930
An Industry First

An Industry First

Kerotest introduces the FIRST Packless Metal-Diaphragm valve to the refrigeration market.

1942

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.

1963
Another First

Another First

Kerotest enters the gas distribution industry with “Model 1”, the FIRST steel gate valve designed specifically for natural gas service.

1965
Ultra-Clean Valves

Ultra-Clean Valves

Kerotest develops “special” ultra-clean valves for the emerging semi-conductor industry.

1971
The ASME “N” Stamp

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.

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