Clarke Industrial Engineering entered into a licensing agreement with Curtiss-Wright Corp. through which Clarke’s Shutter Valve technology will be available to Curtiss-Wright for the worldwide naval defense market, the U.S. maritime homeland security market, and the commercial nuclear power market.

Clarke says the 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.

It says that reduced costs compared to other valves is generally achieved through its low torque requirement providing for less expensive actuators. From an ongoing cost perspective, the company says its valve is easily maintained and its compact design allows for simple installation, repair and removal.

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