TLV International, Inc.

TLV International, Inc.

TLV has grown to become a world authority in steam engineering products and services. TLV now counts subsidiary offices in 12 different countries and offers products through over 100 distributors worldwide. TLV is a steam specialist company that produces and sells steam engineering products and offers consulting, site inspections and seminar training services.

Company details

881 Nagasuna, Noguchi , Kakogawa , Hyogo 675-8511 Japan
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Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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A Steam Specialist Company
Since its founding over a half century ago, TLV's goal has been to produce dependable, long-lasting steam traps. One early outstanding success was the A3, a thermodynamic steam trap offering an amazing 10 times the durability of previous products.

Behind the A3 was the concept of the 'Trouble Less Valve', from which the company name originated. From this solid foundation, the line of products and services has expanded until now, more than 50 years later, TLV has become a Steam Specialist Company - a recognized leader in the steam-engineering field.


TLV is true to the philosophy of complete customer satisfaction through strict adherence to its two fundamental policies:

  • Quality First
  • Incomparable Originality

Only through providing superior products and services that are of great benefit to the customer can complete satisfaction be guaranteed. This is the credo that has supported TLV's growth since its inception, and will continue to be the guide into the future.

Quality First
TLV's quality system is certified to ISO9001, with products and services exceeding the strictest standards and requirements for a wide range of applications including nuclear power generation and pharmaceutical grade clean steam.

Incomparable Originality
TLV approaches product development with continuous dedication to customer needs. Development means the creation of totally new ideas and concepts. The many patents derived through this development process attest to TLV's dedication to innovation.


Producing quality equipment you can trust
From casting to machining, assembly and more, TLV prides itself in having created a highly accurate, quality-driven production system. State-of-the-art machinery helps maintain outstanding levels of precision, while rigorous quality control ensures that equipment delivers the performance you need right from the start.


  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • ASME N-Stamp*

TLV has continuously worked towards improving the quality of its production system. Certifications of compliance with global standards were sought out and received as early as 1991 (ISO9001) for our centralized plant in Kakogawa, Japan. Also, the recent acquisition of ASME N certifications (2010) is a testimony of our dedication towards providing the best quality steam equipment available.