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News about all things NVFCL. Catch up with the latest products developments from FITOK, news about upcoming trade shows and events

High Temperature Diaphragm Valves

With increasing number of applications require high temperature precursors, a valve that meets the needs of high temperature applications is critical for industrial pipelines with strict temperature control requirements. FITOK DK series high temperature diaphragm valves are applicable to completely enclosed high temperature, high purity and ultra high purity (UHP) environments where all components of […]

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Metal Gasket Face Seal Fittings

Why do metal gasket face seal fittings meet the needs of the semiconductor industry? The semiconductor industry continues to pursue smaller and lower-power consumption chips, so the process nodes are getting smaller, which places higher demands on process cleanliness. Substandard cleanliness may lead to product quality defects, or even spread contamination of the entire product […]

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FDR-1L Series

FDR-1L Series Automatic Changeover System Without Line Pressure Regulator Features With 2 regulators similar to FCR-1 Series Regulators Anodised Aluminium box with clearly marked panel With vent valves to relieve residual pressure quickly, easy and safe to remove and replace gas source Automatic switching of gas source to ensure continuous gas supply Four fixed outlet […]

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Gauge Valves

GV Series: Working Pressure: Stainless Steel up to 6000 psig (414 bar) Working Temperature: PTFE Packing = : -65℉ to 450℉ (-54℃ to 232℃), Graphite Packing = -65℉ to 1200℉ (-54℃ to 649℃) GR Series: Working Pressure: Stainless Steel up to 6000 psig (414 bar) Working Temperature: Acetal Seat = -20℉ to 250℉ (-28℃ to […]

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Pressure Gauges

GP Series Ultra High Purity (UHP) Pressure Gauges, assembled with FITOK FR face seal fittings, are applicable for gases, liquids and corrosive media in high purity conditions and also in corrosive environments. They are the ideal choice for ultra high purity gas distribution systems of industries including semiconductor, electronic, medical, etc. Features Dial Sizes: 2 […]

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Pneumatic Actuators

Features Low actuation pressure Opens and closes quickly and reliably Rotatable port for normally closed actuators allows easy installation Normally open actuators black capped for identification Actuation Modes Normally closed-air opens, spring closes Normally open-air closes, spring opens Technical Data Actuator Type Actuator Pressure Rating psig (bar) Valve and Actuator Working Temperature ℉(℃) Valve Working […]

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Fusible Plugs

Fusible plugs are pressure relief devices consisting of the body and the eutectic alloy. The eutectic alloy has a specific melting point. When the plug is exposed to temperature at or above this melting point, the eutectic alloy will melt and the pressure inside the plug will be released to the atmosphere for protection of […]

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Quick Couplings

HQP Series Working pressure: 10,000 psig (690 bar) Push-and-pull type quick coupling without check valve Stem and body material: high tensile 316 Stainless Steel Fluorocarbon FKM O-ring as standard, other O-ring materials available Flow coefficient (Cv) up to 8.2 Sturdy locking mechanism with large contact area to ensure reliable stem retainment Easy and quick connection […]

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Hydrogen Applications

FITOK Specialised Products Contribute to Safe and Sound Hydrogen Applications To alleviate the global warming caused by accumulated greenhouse gas emissions, major economies in the world are committed to achieving the goals of “peak carbon emissions” and “carbon neutrality”. Hydrogen, as one of the clean energy sources to replace traditional fossil energy, whose applications are […]

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Needle Valves

NG Series: working pressure up to 3000 psig NGH Series: working pressure up to 5000 psig Features One-piece forged body Easy external adjustments by packing nut Live-loaded packing system Handles of different colours available Compact design Panel mounting available Every valve leak tested with nitrogen or compressed air at the maximum allowable working pressure Working […]

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Sampling Systems

Two kinds of optional sampling containers: Bottles and Cylinders System main body materials: 316 SS, 316L SS, 304L SS, ect Connection: 1/4″ Tube fitting, 1/2″ NPT Thread or NPS 1/2″ Flange Working temperature and pressure range Applicable process conditions: High-temperature, high-pressure, high-viscosity, corrosive, high-toxicity or environmentally hazardous liquids Various mounting types BL – Bottle Configuration […]

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TFO Series

TFO Series L-ring Face Seal Fittings Features Reduced internal entrapment Lubricant-free L-ring seal Controlled L-ring extrusion to prevent over-tightening Butt weld connection to ensure the system unhindered Standard surface roughness finished to an average of Ra 20 μin. (0.51 μm) Each fitting marked with size, material and heat number Technical Data Sizes range from 1/4″ […]

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Subsea

Hydraulic Ball Valves Features Working pressure up to 20,000 psig (1379 bar) Maximum external pressure: 6,000 psig (414 bar) Hydraulic supply pressure: 3,000 psig (207 bar) Working temperature: 0°F to 200°F (-17.8℃ to 93℃) High tensile 316 stainless steel or S17400 stainless steel for valve body and S17400 for hydraulic actuator Fluorocarbon FKM O-ring and […]

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Face Seal

FR Series Face Seal Fittings Features Metal-to-metal seal to provide perfect leak-tight service for working conditions from critical vacuum to high pressure Precision manufactured gasket to ensure best performance Test port at nut for easy leak testing Silver-plated female threads Standard surface roughness finished to an average of Ra 10 μin. (0.25μm) or electropolished to […]

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Sampling Systems – BLC3

BLC3 – Fixed Volume Type with Heating/Cooling Jacket Features Sampling from vacuum, low or high pressure devices or process lines Fixed volume sampling Sampling with a piston valve to ensure zero dead volume Sampling for highly viscous liquids Heating/cooling jacket to ensure sampling within a certain range of temperature Needle purge Basic Configuration Typical Installation […]

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Bleed Valves

RB Series Bleed valves can be used on instrument devices such as multi-valve manifolds or gauge valves to vent signal line pressure to atmosphere before removal of an instrument or to assist in calibration. Features Compact design for easy installation Hardened stem and tip to extend cycle life Working pressure up to: 10000 psig (690 […]

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Plug Valves

Features Max working pressure: 3000 psig (207 bar) Working temperature: -10 F to 400 F (-23 C to 204 C) Sizes from 1/8″ to 3/4″ and 6 mm to 12 mm Easily maintained and cleaned Low operating torque Replaceable plug assembly Handle as indicator of flow direction Options for handle colour Positive handle shutoff Every […]

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Purge Valves

RP Series Purge valves are manual bleed, vent or drain valves. The knurled cap is permanently assembled to the valve body for safety. One-quarter turn with a wrench from finger-tight obtains leak-tight closure during initial installation. Tightening with a wrench ensures closure to the rated pressure with subsequent installations. Features Compact design for easy installation […]

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6 Series Tube Fittings

Features Sizes range from 1/16″ to 2″ and 2 mm to 50 mm Diverse materials and configurations are available Precision machined components ensure perfect deformation of the ferrules and tubing Hardened threads with smooth surface finish avoid galling and help to extend the fitting service life Female nut threads are silver-plated to reduce the friction […]

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Relief Valves

RV, RL and RM Series FITOK relief valves open when systems pressure reaches the set pressure and close when system pressure falls below the set pressure. Features Working Temperature: -40°F to 300°F (-40°C to 148°C) Variety of end connections Liquid or gas service Adjustable bonnet cap and adjustable set pressure Lead seal lock wire through […]

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Check Valves

CV, CH, CO, CA, COA, CL and CW Series Features CV Series Resilient O-ring seat design for leak free sealing Working pressure up to: 300 psig (207 bar) Working temperature: -10°F to 375°F (-23°C to 190°C) Cracking pressure: 1/3 to 25 psig (0.02 to 1.7 bar) Variety of end connections and materials available Fixed cracking […]

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20D Series

Features Working pressure up to 20,000 psig (1379 bar) Easy and quick connection to T15 and T20D series tubing, tubing sizes available in 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 3/4″, and 1″ High tensile 316 stainless steel material Nut threads coated with molybdenum disulfide based lubricant to minimise the friction Long-tube support area to improve vibration […]

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Tubing Variables

Tubing Variables Wall Thickness Outside and Inside Diameter Type of Material Seamless or Welded Hardness Concentricity and Ovality Surface Finish Wall Thickness The wall thickness is directly related to the pressure rating of the system. If the wall thickness is too thick, it will not allow the ferrules to deform the tube. If the wall […]

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Needle Valves

Construction Special Handle Design: Large area for torque transmission Spring washer against loosening, screw does not bear the load Firm and reliable handle Special Design for Upper and Lower Stem: Helical movement of upper stem Linear motion of lower stem Low friction to ensure long service life Construction for High Temperature Max Working Temp: 649℃ […]

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Tubing VS Pipe

Differences Weight Product Variants Surface Condition Application Fewer Connections and Less Pressure Drop Weight Tubing – Full wall Thickness of tubing is used to contain pressure. Pipe – Wall thickness of pipe needed to contain pressure. Extra pipe wall thickness required for threading. Wall thickness of pipe that must be used. Product Variants Tubes can […]

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Quick Couplings

HQP Series – Features MAWP: 10,000 psig (690 bar) Body material: high tensile 316 SS a variety of O-ring materials optional Push-and-pull type quick coupling without check valve Flow coefficient up to 8.2 Locking mechanism with large contact area for for safer and more reliable connections of coupler and nipple. HQP Series Construction Locking mechanism […]

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Stream Switching Systems

FITOK SSM Series Stream Switching System is a modular assembly designed for process analyser systems. The system utilises surface mount technology and modular design to integrate multiple streams into a compact assembly. It boasts the advantage of compact design, easy maintenance and high reliability. Features Modular design for easy installation and maintenance Compact design for […]

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Drip Feed – Issue 1

NVFCL invite you to read the first copy of our newsletter Drip Feed. We plan to release a couple of issues every year to keep you updated of any new FITOK product news and any general information we would like to share about NVFCL. We hope you find it informative and useful. https://www.nvfcl.com/dripfeed/mobile/index.html

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Weld Fittings

Features Radius junction design with elbows to provide smooth flow path Precision machined diameter to match tube diameter Square, burr-free tube weld ends to enhance alignment Manual or automatic welding equipment both applicable Tube wall uniformity to promote weld repeatability Standard surface roughness finished to an average of Ra 10 μin. (0.25 μm) o a […]

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Medium & High Pressure Hoses

Introduction FITOK HPH series medium & high pressure hoses are made of multi-layer steel wire and polymer reinforcement and are applicable in most of the high pressure working conditions. Features Core tube materials: Polyoxymethylene or nylon Reinforcement: Multi-layers of steel wire Cover materials: Nylon or polyurethane, different colour for different working pressure Working pressure up […]

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Pressure Regulators

Principle and Application of Pressure Regulators The pressure regulators adopt a special flow path structure. When the high pressure medium flows through the orifice from the inlet, the flow rate of the medium increases and the pressure decreases, thus achieving the purpose of pressure regulation. In addition, the pressure regulators can balance the medium load […]

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Breaking News

If you are currently struggling to satisfy your twin ferrule or valve and fitting requirements from your usual suppliers, PLEASE give NVFCL a call. We are hearing from various sources that some our competitors have closed their order books due to a back log of orders as a result of long delivery lead times and problems with their supply chain. Contact our sales team at sales@nvfcl.com or 01942601209

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Capillary Tubing

FITOK Capillary Tubing, is a kind of miniature stainless steel tubing, available in a wide range of stainless steels. Sizes range from 1/16’’ to 1/4’’ O.D. In varying lengths, wall thickness and grades. It is widely used in instrumentation Industries. Features Fully annealed stainless steel capillary tube provides excellent flexibility with the minimum bending radius […]

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Diaphragm Valves Purify Semiconductor Industry

Overview High purity diaphragm valves are mainly used in semiconductor, natural gas, photovoltaic solar, microelectronics, liquid crystal panel, chemical, pharmaceutical and other industries. They are applicable to conditions with ultra high purity gases, corrosive gases, toxic gases, flammable and explosive fluids. FITOK has successively developed a variety of ultra high purity diaphragm valves based on […]

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Hydrogen Systems

FITOK products for hydrogen systems are designed to deliver the high level of safety, reliability, and high performance for on-vehicle and infrastructure applications. To ensure the high level of quality and safety for hydrogen systems, FITOK has applied a higher standard in designing, manufacturing and testing. The higher standard covers the raw material specification, brands […]

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Semiconductor Application

Overview Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a method of applying thin films to various substrates with atomic scale precision. As chip node dimensions are continuously shrinking, traditional deposition techniques have reached their limits. Depositing ultra-thin layer at the nanoscale requires Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, which allows materials to be deposited one atomic layer at […]

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Low-cost Ball Valves for Medium & Low Pressure Pipelines

Overview Instrument air in power plants and instrument gas sources in petrochemical plants are typically medium and low pressure gas pipelines. Normally, the media in this medium and low pressure gas pipeline is compressed air or nitrogen with pressure≤10MPa at room temperature. Typical applications of source ball valves in methane cryogenic separation devices, sulfur recovery […]

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Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing

What are the advantages of enhanced-316/316L tubing Except for ordinary type 316/316L steel, FITOK tubing can also be supplied in enhanced-316/316L. Ni, Cr and Mo contents of the material are in close approximation to upper values defined in ASTM requirements, among which, molybdenum content exceeds 2.6%. With increased molybdenum content, enhanced-316/316L tubing shows improved pitting […]

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Sampling Assemblies

Overview Sample cylinders can be used for many applications across several industries. With a variety of configurations and requirements for sampling, FITOK has developed an offering to cover every need. In addition to manufacturing each component, FITOK also offers full assembly, testing, and certification on standard, TPED, and DOT rated cylinders. Technical Data Assembly Working […]

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Integrated Gas System

Integrated Gas System is a modular system used for gas control in semiconductor industry. With the advance of semiconductor process technology, higher requirements for gas control system arise. FITOK integrated gas system adopts surface mount components conforming to SEMI standard for modular design, which makes installation and maintenance simpler while reducing the size of the […]

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Build Your Safe and Efficient Compressed Air Lines with QCA Series Quick-connects

Overview FITOK QCA series quick-connects are designed for connecting high-flow compressed air circuits. Pressure release prior to disconnection eliminates the risk of dangerous hose whipping. Large orifice along with full bore design maximizes air flow and contributes to greater tool efficiency. Benefiting from unique internal structure and high quality materials, the quick-connects deliver reliable sealing […]

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“With pressure building, FITOK provides a subsea solution”

Subsea Robotics ROV’s, also known as remotely operated vehicles, are essentially underwater robots. ROV’s are unoccupied, highly manoeuvrable underwater machines that can be used to explore ocean depths and perform complex tasks, while being operated by someone at water surface. ROV’s are used to replace humans to increase safety and efficiency, where there is a […]

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VPR Series Steam Heated Vaporizing Pressure Regulator

Introduction FITOK VPR Series Steam Heated Vaporizing Pressure Regulator is designed to use steam to heat process media, it can be used to vaporize liquid or to preheat gas to prevent it from condensing. Users may disassemble the regulator and heat transfer components for easy cleaning and repair. Features Convoluted diaphragm design to improve regulation […]

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Semiconductor Application – FITOK ALD Series Atomic Layer Deposition Diaphragm Valves

Overview Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a method of applying thin films to various substrates with atomic scale precision. As chip node dimensions are continuously shrinking, traditional deposition techniques have reached their limits. Depositing ultra-thin layers at the nanoscale requires Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology, which allows materials to be deposited one atomic layer at […]

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Air Headers – Why Do You Need A Modular Design?

Why use air headers? Air headers or distribution manifolds are common components for air source distribution to distribute a single air source to multiple pipelines. Air headers (FITOK AH Series) are manufactured from tubing, and distribution manifolds (FITOK CM Series) are processed from bars. Threads or flanges at the inlet ports connect with air source, […]

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Select the Right Hoses for Your Tire Curing Presses

Vehicles have become an indispensable part of people’s everyday lives. The performance of vehicles is highly dependent on reliable tires. Tough, durable tires not only help contribute to your vehicle’s handling and performance, but can also impact fuel efficiency and safety. Tire manufacturing process is complicated, and mainly includes compounding and mixing, component manufacturing, assembly, curing […]

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Common Methods to Obtain Representative Samples

Sampling analysis is a very critical part in petrochemical and other industries. Obtaining correct analysis results requires operators to carry out standardized operations step by step according to the standard operation process of the sampling system, and more fundamentally, and more importantly, the design of the sampling system requires to ensure that representative samples are […]

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FITOK Sulfinert® Coated Products

What are FITOK SilcoNert® 2000 (Sulfinert®) Coated Products? Natural gas samples often contain varying amounts and types of sulfur compounds, which can interfere with reaction or poison catalysts in many petrochemical processes. Because sulfur compounds quickly react with stainless steel surfaces, accurate determination of these compounds is impossible when using untreated sample cylinders. In order to […]

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Hydrogen Powered Fuel Cell Vehicles

FITOK 20D Series Double Ferrule Tube Fittings are qualified up to 20000 psi (1379 bar) and are EC-79 Certified For decades, Hydrogen has been safely used in a variety of applications, such as petroleum refining, glass purification, semiconductor manufacturing, fertilizer production, aerospace applications, as a cooler for powerplant generators, etc. New applications for Hydrogen are […]

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A Customized Approach for Your Sampling Process (Sampling Systems)

Overview A sampling system, known simply as a sampler, is a complete system for collecting a representative sample from industrial processes. Due to the growing complexity of the industrial processes, and the increased environmental awareness, the requirements for products analysis and the safety practices continue to increase. What used to be a very simple and […]

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CNG-Powered Vehicle (NGV) and Fueling System Solutions

FITOK Fast-fill Ball Valve for CNG Filling Station New ‘fast fill’ 3-way ball valveHigh-cycle lifeHigh-pressure Part Number: BFSS-FNS4-P-3DL-LTMax. Working Pressure: 6000psig (414bar)Working Temperature: -40~200℉ (-40~93℃) Better external sealing performance by using Hard sealing design for the port connections. Higher cycle life by using PEEK seats, Low temp, NBR O-rings and a special vent orifice Ease […]

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Semiconductor Manufacturing and Applications (High Purity & Ultra High Purity)

FITOK provides a full range of fittings and components that are designed to be compatible with Semiconductor manufacturing and applications. FITOK High Purity & Ultra High Purity Products FITOK manufacture Face Seal Fittings, Cylinder Connections, Weld fittings, Diaphragm Valves, Regulators, Back Pressure Regulators, Bellows-sealed Valves, Bellows-sealed Metering Valves, Check Valves, Integrated Gas Systems and Point-of-use […]

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Product Spotlight: Permabond A131 and MH052

NVFCL are now stocking two different kinds of thread sealant suitable for use with liquid and gases services. Permabond A131 is an anaerobic adhesive designed to seal threaded metal pipe connections and designed specifically to be used with oxygen. The pipe connections carry wide varieties of gases and liquids. It’s suitable for both parallel and […]

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Product Spotlight: Leak Detector and Cutting Fluid

LD-90 is a professional industrial grade, gas leak detector fluid which is completely non-flammable. LD-90 makes it possible to immediately locate any compressed gas or air leaks caused by corrosion, vibration, and mechanical faults. This will help to avoid dangerous, labour intensive and expensive gas leaks. LD-90 gas leak detector will detect mini leaks and […]

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Additions to the Team

Darrell and Pat are pleased to welcome both Ethan Wood and Harvey Brooks to the NVFCL team! Ethan and Harvey are our first apprentices and will be based in our main office in Leigh. Ethan will be our digital marketing apprentice, who will assist Adam Roddick in our marketing endeavour, and helping maintain an active […]

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FITOK News Release, July 2020

FITOK News Release_EN Integrated Gas System   FITOK recently launches a new product – Integrated Gas System, a device specifically used for gas control in the semiconductor industry. FTIOK Integrated Gas System accommodates the growing requirements for the accuracy and reliability of gas control in semiconductor industry. SEMI compliant surface-mounted components and modular design not […]

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NVFCL are Recruiting… Again!

As of today, NVFCL are looking to hire a Digital Marketing Apprentice to join our vibrant and expanding company. A great opportunity for those looking to start a career in marketing, and seeking a progressional role! More details on the position and job application form are available here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-527306

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FITOK is now EC-79 certified

NVFCL are pleased to announce that FITOK have just received their EC-79 certification for both the 6 series and 20D series range of fittings. EC-79 is a European standard required for use on Hydrogen vehicles. The 6 series are used on 350 bar systems and the 20D series used on 700 bar systems. We would […]

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NVFCL Are Recruiting!

Northern Valve & Fitting Company Limited are looking for an accomplished technical sales engineer to join our vibrant and expanding company. As the only authorised distributor in the UK and Ireland for the FITOK group of companies, we are looking for an energetic individual to cover the South of England. As member of the external […]

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Full Steam Ahead!

Well Northern Valve & Fitting Company Limited are into week 2 of our new Scottish adventure in Aberdeen. The office and facilities at H1 are outstanding. Matthew Parker is managing the office and is available for face to face meetings there or on site with customers. For all enquiries please email sales@nvfcl.com We will also […]

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