Grande provides quality products well suited for the petroleum industry. From a global perspective, Grande is the leading butterfly valve and actuator manufacturer in oil and gas. The fully diverse line of products used in every facet of petroleum from drilling to refining gives Grande an edge over competitors. Petroleum is a global industry and as such should have a global institution to provide the highest quality products. A global presence in over 60 countries around the globe on six continents, Grande has developed a fully integrated and innovative product portfolio engineered to meet the needs and expectations of its customers in the world’s largest and fastest growing economies. These products include standard and severe service butterfly and ball valves, specialty slurry valves, knife gate valves, check valves, pneumatic and electric actuators and controls.
Market-driven product development is fully incorporated during the initial stages of their product development. The first step in their product development process is to reach out to their customers. Grande’s global objectives focus heavily on having, maintaining and increasing customer relationships. A great amount of emphasis is placed on customer relationship management to ensure there is not only strong communication on the sales side, but also significant influence into their product development efforts as well. It is important to all Grande employees that their customers feel very involved in everything Grande does, especially with the products they develop.
The petroleum industry changes to meet the demands of consumers, and Grande changes to meet the demands of the industries it serves. The Grande design team uses the most innovative technology to ensure every product will perform optimally. Prototypes are then ‘put through the wringer’ to guarantee the design process was successful. Individual materials and assemblies are subjected to a rigorous testing protocol prior to production release and during manufacturing. After assembly each valve is actuated and tested prior to shipment. All products are certified for their capabilities, i.e. flow capacity, fire safe, etc. These steps insure the quality that customers have come to rely on from Grande.
Product realization within ISO 9001 requires design and manufacturing validation to be performed in accordance with planned arrangements to ensure the resulting product is capable of meeting the performance requirements for the specified application. Grande has a strict regimen of controls and facilities in place to ensure its products are capable of meeting those requirements.
Grande has unique capabilities to design and manufacture a complete line of flow control products ranging from valves to actuators and controls. All Grande factories are ISO certified and products are designed and capable to comply to CE/PED, SIL, ANSI, JIS, DIN/PAS 1085, API, NSF, ASME and other relevant standards to meet the special requirements for cryogenic, fugitive emissions, water, nuclear, sanitary and many other applications.
For nearly thirty years, Grande has continued to improve and broaden its line of products to suit the needs of a growing global community. The petroleum industry is no exception. Grande leads the way with superior products designed by top engineers to outperform all competition. For all your industry needs, Grande has the solution.