By John Koch,
Almost 50 years old, a valve from the 1970’s was returned to our offices from Padborg Water Company, who thought we should experience its condition first-hand.
Back in the 1970’s, the valve was sold from AVK Maskinfabrik; the original AVK machine shop which we now know as AVK International A/S. It was sold to Nordisk Wavin A/S, was then further distributed and ended up at Padborg Water in the South of Denmark.
Many years later, in 2018, the valve was returned to AVK International offices in Skovby, Denmark. It was sent to be inspected only, as customer was simply surprised that the valve was in such a good shape after almost 50 years of active use.
Since then, the valve has had a good brush-up and inspection here at AVK Tech’s tool shop, as we are always very interested in understanding the conditions of our products after so many years of use.