DURASEAL Double Block & Bleed Plug Valve. Franklin Valve chronicle. 2003 - Franklin Valve & Supply Company founded by Walter Randy Ray and his son Justin. Repair center for DBB plug valves (General TwinSeal). 2005 - Franklin’s DuraSeal DBB
Double Block & Bleed Plug Valve
2003 - Franklin Valve & Supply
Company founded by Walter Randy Ray and his son Justin.
Repair center for DBB plug valves (General TwinSeal).
2005 - Franklin’s DuraSeal DBB
Due to demand, the decision was made to design and cast a “Franklin” DBB plug valve.
Design & Patterned after GTS Series 800.
Interchangeability with the GTS Series 800.
DuraSeal initial offering: 2”-16” ANSI Class 150#.
Valve Systems & Controls signed on as the exclusive FV distributor.
2006- Franklin Acquisition
Franklin Valve & Supply acquired by Valve Systems & Controls (Owned by John Brennan).
Company renamed Franklin Valve, LP.
VSC expands customer base throughout the United States, Indonesia, South America and Israel.
Chevron HI, BP, Ecopetrol, Magellan, Kinder Morgan, Pertomina, CITGO, Transmontaigne, Plaines among others.
2007 – VSC Acquisition
Curtis Wright purchases VSC. FV not part of the acquisition.
2009 – New Company Direction/Brand Re-launch
John Brennan hires Lenny Pereira as the new GM of Franklin Valve.
Expands 150# product offering through 24”.
Launches 2”-12” Class 300# and 600# .
Established business model (stocking model), implements supplier quality metrics and upgrades drawings to AutoCAD.
2010 – New Sales and Market Approach
Company founders resign
New facility at 7720 Bluff Point Rd (25,000 SF facility).
VP Sales hired, Todd Howard, to formulate and implemented sales and marketing strategy.
Establish price list and tiered discount schedule (multiplier), revamped web site and literature (another revamping underway).
Phased out representative network towards a limited stocking distribution & OEM network.
Company’s experienced 900%+ growth from ‘09-’12
In the testing stages of adding the Franklin - 4 WAY Diverter valve – a complementing product line that is grossly underserviced in the measurement (prover) market globally. Q413/Q114 product launch.
CEO / Owner
Lisa Van Hoff
Franklin Valve Organizational Chart
DBB Consists of 5 Major Component Parts
ASTM A216 Grade WCB Cast Carbon Steel
Body, Bonnet, Lower Plate & Plug
WCC & LCC Available
Body & Plug chrome or electroless nickel plated (ENP)
Ductile Cast Slips with vulcanized seal. Wide range of elastomer materials
17-4SS Investment Cast Packing Gland
Graph oil type packing
Full Ball Bearing Gear Operator
DBB Provides Lower Cost, Less Maintenance, In-Line Repair , lower torque requirements and Better Performance for Critical Applications
Standard DTR (as shown). Alternative DTR configurations such as Safety Block, Welded & DTR with Gauge are available upon request
Generally, Multi-Turn Electric Actuation. Rotork, Limitorque & EIM Typically Specified
Certificates Available on FV Web Site
Franklin provides MTR’s and related documentation upon customer request
100% Component Incoming Inspection to Print
3Z (Korea), Control Seal (Netherlands) & Econ (Spain) other competitors European & ME market focused
Welker Flow Measurement
TransMontaigne Energy Services
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)