Kelso is an innovator in the railroad equipment supply industry in North America. The company is engaged in the design, engineering, sales, production and distribution of patented technologies. A series of external pressure relief valves, eduction tubes and a revolutionary new manway design for rail tank cars and roadway tank trailers are product lines available from Kelso. These innovative technologies are designed to reduce the risk of environmental harm due to non-accidental releases (NAR) in the transport of hazardous commodities in North America.
Kelso's edge is new technology. Our external pressure relief valve replaces current product designs that are 50 years old; and the Kelso Klincher™ manway replaces the old eye-bolt versions that are nearly 100 years old.
Eye-bolt manway Kelso Klincher® manway
With the enforcement of more stringent American and Canadian environmental regulations, the adverse effects of wear and tear on existing railroad fleets and the eventual economic recovery in North America, management expects that the railroad industry will rebound significantly. The sale of Kelso products into this environment should result in solid revenue opportunities as the company scales its production upward to meet the industry demands.
"I can tell you that on the valves we have torn down and performed a qualification on, the parts were found to be in very good condition. I don’t believe we’ve had to replace anything other..."Paul Williams, Vice President, Victoria Mechanical Services in Victoria, Texas