Newsletter – February 2018

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February 2018

A substitute for Stellite™ on sealing surfaces

Today, the hardening of sealing surfaces is performed by welding a material harder than the valve body material.
Most of the time, this material is Stellite™, a cobalt-base.

Despite its frequent use, cobalt is strongly discouraged in radioactive environments.

Guichon proposes an alternative to this refilling mixture.

Know-more about the solutions proposed by Guichon

Learn with Guichon

In order to adapt each industrial process, different technologies can be found on the market. Today, industrial valves manufacturer offer a complete range of technologies for a solution that is tailored to the process. Among these technologies, eight large families can be identified.

  • Gate valves
  • Globe valves
  • Piston valves
  • Ball & plug valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Slide gate valves
  • Non-return check valves
  • Safety valves

Know more about valves technologies

A training coordinator at Guichon


Since September, Guichon incorporated a “training coordinator”. Her mission: be closer of our customers and reach a maximum satisfaction level.
Jennifer tells us more about her job.

Know more about Jennifer’s mission

Guichon renews its certifications

Guichon recently renewed several of its certifications :

Passage to the 2015 version of ISO 9001 : Proof of our professionalism, this new version strengthens staff empowerment, opens our satisfaction commitment to all our interested parties, ensures our knowledge keeping sustainability, as well as a better management of our risks.

Passage to the 2015 version of ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001: the renewal of this certification shows Guichon Valves’ commitment towards environment and health at work. It represents a real added value for the environment, for the company and for all the interested parties.

The CSR policy implemented since 2013 allowed us to anticipate on this new standard versions and through benchmarks with our partners (as historical supplier), we obtained it without accompaniment.

Know more about our quality system


From March 28th to 29th, 2018 –
PCH Meetings  (Lyon, France)

From June 11th to 15th, 2018 – ACHEMA 2018 (Frankfort, Germany)

Guichon Valves will be exhibiting to ACHEMA. Save the date !

Recents articles on our website

       Delayed Coking : how to improve the process performance ?
Back in the 30’s, vehicles’ improvements and war activities have increased the global gasoil and diesel fuel demand. In order to deal with this matter, ‘heavy residues processes’ and thermal cracking units were installed over the years (especially in US refineries at the beginning).

        Critical valves – Best practices for CSP & MSR – Molten salts applications

Since the 70’s, several types of molten salts have been used in various industrial applications. The general chemical industries already have a good experience with them and developed interesting technical solutions to face with the technical constraints on production units. Sodium, Potassium, Lithium production plants are some of these.

Know more about our valves for molten salts applications

Corporate Social Responsibility

“Results & goals” sequence at Guichon Valves

Like every year, Guichon Valves lived for a week at the pace of goals. As part of its collaborative management system, each department defines its own goals, in accordance with the company’s annual ones, previously defined by the executive committee.

Earlier in the week, the steering committee, composed of all the company’s managers, submitted the results for 2017. The steering committee’s integration in this sequence always leads further our collaborative management approach, in line with the 2015 version of ISO 9001.

The general presentation takes place at the end of the week. It unfolds as a forum, where everyone is invited to discover others departments’ and company’s goals.

This operating mode, proper to Guichon Valves, is a concrete example of collaborative management. Every employee is involved in the objectives’ deployment: through this alignment, each one finds sense in work and is aware of to the importance of customer satisfaction.


Multiways valve

Multiway valve for Polyester application recently shipped ! One inlet ND 2’’1/2 and four outlets ND 1’’1/2. Service conditions : 225 bar / 325°C ( 3260 PSI /620°F). Fully tailored design with 316Ti body and jacket.






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