Our know-how in the manufacturing of valves for aircraft industry

Specialized in fluid mechanics, Schrader Pacific Advanced Valves is a fully integrated company. All of the key functions and departments are thus present on our Pontarlier facility such as: Research & Innovation, Research & Development, Production, Methods, Sales, Purchasing, Quality, Financial, Logistics, After-Sales service etc.

Schrader Pacific Advanced Valves implements considerable resources to develop and manufacture valves for refrigeration systems.

Human resources

Some 500 people including a team of 35 engineers and technicians responsible for :

  • Product development
  • Development and improvement of production processes
  • Project management (working in project mode)
  • Quality development

Intangible resources with the following software

  • Inventor: for CAD design
  • Mechanical: for FEA simulation
  • CF Design: for fluid simulation
  • Moldflow: for plastic injection simulation
  • Matlab Simulink suite: for data analysis and algorithm development

Material resources

We have a laboratory spread over three levels that allows us to carry out the vast majority of our charging and safety valve validations in-house, using the following installations and equipment:

  • Climatic and hydrometric chamber
  • Salt fog test chamber
  • Thermal shock test chamber
  • Ozone chamber
  • Traction bench
  • Elastometer
  • Durometer
  • Helium leak spectrometer
  • ATEQ tools for leak testing
  • Proof pressure test bench for determining the burst values
  • Nitrogen pressure test bench
  • Flow meter