KITZ Corporation R&D Activities

KITZ Corporation R&D activities focus on three vital goals: (1) meeting the manifold needs of user industries, (2) continually upgrading quality and reliability of KITZ products, and (3) heightening the efficiency of the Company's entire operations.

Ongoing R&D projects include developing new basic materials for valve production and designing valves with higher pressure tolerances and larger diameters. The pressure rating of KITZ valves now includes ANSI Classes 1500 and 2500 for extremely high to low temperatures. Beyond standard-size valves, which range to 36 inches in diameter, the company also manufactures custom-made valves with diameters of up to 60 inches.

As part of its goal of becoming the most versatile manufacturer in Japan's general flow control industry, KITZ is working hard to expand its product range. Among our new products are actuator driven valves for computerized plant process control and valves for use in instrumentation, sanitation, and agriculture. In the past five years the Company has also steadily reinforced its production lines for industrial butterfly valves, which have won increasing demand worldwide.

To upgrade product quality and reliability, KITZ's laboratory tests ensure that all its valves meet or exceed the standards set by the world's recognized industrial codes, such as the ISO, ANSI, API, BS, DIN, and JIS. The company's R&D efforts also encompass study of flow dynamics, knowledge of which is vital to the design of new valves. In 1989, to strengthen its sophisticated engineering research of flow dynamics, KITZ established a new laboratory at its Ina Plant. This is one of the very few hydrodynamics laboratories established by valve manufacturers in Japan.

Valves must be engineered to meet the demands of a broad spectrum of applications. Designs need to match the material, whether water, gas, oil or another substance, that is to be controlled. Temperature, pressure, control systems and other factors are also key considerations. With a diverse assortment of products, KITZ Corporation is able to meet every customer need involving valves.

Ongoing research and devlopment includes developing new basic materials for valve production. Valves must be engineered to meet the demands of a broad spectrum of applications. With a diverse assortment of products, KITZ Corporation is able to meet every customer need involving valves.
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