Our History

To many Upstream, Refining and Petrochemical professionals, a “Hex Valve” is a generic description for bar stock instrument, gauge and orifice valves. That didn’t happen by accident. These valves were originally developed and marketed by us decades ago as a means to simplify the piping associated with gauge and differential pressure transmitter applications.

Since our acquisition in 1985 by Richards Industrials, our product line has expanded to cover almost every conceivable primary and secondary valve (2, 3 and 5 valve manifold) application for a variety of automated process industries. From small 1/4″ needle valves and patented stabilized instrument platforms for the Natural Gas Industry to high temperature primary valves and hydrocarbon sampling valves for Refineries and Power plants, to exotic gas distribution manifolds for our Biopharm customers.

Hex does it all with our original objective in mind…”Create value for the customer by simplifying the piping associated with instrumentation, and the distribution of process and utility fluids.”

Hex Valve Proposition:

  • Hex Valves reduce customer Capex cost by: reducing installation size, material, weight and installation labor.
  • Hex Valve reduces customer SH&E cost by: reducing number of potential leak points and reducing total installation weight and moment arm
  • Hex Valve reduces O&M costs by: creating time saving and unique instrument valve vent and calibration access.

Richards Industrials is the parent company of six other distinct industrial product lines: Steriflow Valve – sanitary regulators and control valves; Steriflow Food & Beverage – sanitary valves specifically for the food and beverage markets; LowFlow Valve – fractional flow valves; Marwin Valve – ball valves and automated products; Hex Valve – instrument valves and manifolds; and Bestobell Steam Traps – steam traps and steam specialty equipment.