Come and hear the Velan Family Story and see what has helped them be so successful not only in Canada but across the globe after 70 years in the industrial valve business. They say the best inventions start with a sudden flash of illumination. That’s exactly what happened when A.K. Velan first came up with the idea for a new steam trap a few months after he arrived in Canada in 1949 from Soviet-dominated Czechoslovakia. More than seven decades and 3 generations later, that same innovative and entrepreneurial spirit continues to flourish in a company that has a proven portfolio of engineered products installed in oil & gas, power, and mining applications worldwide.