Forty Four Years of Service


Houston Valve and Testing Co., Inc. is celebrating its 44th anniversary as a leading supplier of fully tested and warranted, cast steel, iron, and stainless valves manufactured for industry. Founded in 1972, Houston Valve and Testing stocks such names as Crane, Powell, Vogt, Alloyco, Lunkenheimer, Pacific, Smith and Walworth, to name but a few. Our inventory has grown to include all configurations, sizes, and pressures of gate, globe and check ball and plug valves, in both domestic and import. This extensive inventory and continuous monitorium of the market allows Houston Valve and Testing to better meet its customers' needs for prompt service, especially the hard-to-find items.

In addition to this extensive inventory, Houston Valve and Testing has a complete valve repair and modification facility capable of serving virtually all our customers' needs. This capability includes, but is not limited to, trim changes, flange face conversion, butt  welding, tapping, by-pass installation, bonnet extension, and coating. Also, we can adapt all valves for operator and actuator installation as well as install all types of manual, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators.

Valve repair capability is equally as extensive and includes repairing gates, globes, checks, balls and plugs. This process involves disassembly, shot blasting, flange refacing, stem cleaning and polishing, reseating, gasketing, packing, rebolting, hydrostatic testing to manufacturers' specification, and painting. The specialized machining and testing needed for this work is a matter of special pride to the company and its staff. Along  with other special equipment, we operate four Hydrostatic Testers, which are specifically made for valve service. Houston Valve and Testing offers capable and dependable work, fast turnaround, and warranted performance saving our customers time and money. Typically valve repair costs less than half the cost of a new valve. Demanding customers are our best references and many visits our plant for inspection tours and to discuss the latest "state-of-the-art" in valve repair.

In the final analysis, however, Houston Valve and Testing's people are its greatest asset. Howard H. Louvier, president and founder of the company has 50 years experience in meeting the challenge of supplying the petrochemical, refining, shipping, and oil industries with all its valve and valve service needs.

His expertise in locating hard-to-find valves and his constant concern that no shipment leaves his dock without proper quality control and testing has contributed significantly to the success of this company. Experience and expertise is not limited to Mr. Louvier: many plant and sales personnel have over 15 year experience in valve sales, repair and modification.

In a highly competitive and changing market Houston Valve and Testing has reached the top in its 44 year history. Continuing to provide quality valves, and timely service to its customer will keep Houston Valve and Testing Company a leader in the valve industry.

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LIMITED VALVE WARRANTY: Houston Valve and Testing Company warrants that all valves sold by it to be free from all defects in materials and workmanship for one full year from the date of shipment. At the discretion of Houston Valve and Testing Company the exclusive remedy of the purchase in the event of a defect is expressly limited to repair or replacement of the valve, subject to availability. FOB Houston. The company will not assume any liability, or expense for transportation or repairs made outside it's plant, without consent. Equipment or accessories manufactured by other companies are not warranted. In no even shall the company be liable to the purchaser or anyone else for indirect or consequential damages of any kind. The company's liability shall in no case exceed the unit value of the valve. Any unauthorized disassembly, repair, or modification of the valve or its components will cause the above warranty to be void. This warranty is made in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied . In particular there is no implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.