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Prevent disasters at sea with Winteb air pipe heads

As of January 1, 2016, Valveco is stockholding distributor.

What if you are at sea and one of the air pipe heads is broken or damaged and seawater is leaking into one of the tanks? Winteb air pipe heads prevent this kind of disaster thanks to seawater resistant Aluminum DIN1725. The Dutch producer is the world’s largest when it comes to seawater resistant aluminum air pipe heads and their complete product range is type approved by all major classification societies. In this way Winteb is able to provide customized solutions all over the world. As of January 1, 2016, Valveco is stockholding distributor for Winteb.


Albert van der Velde, owner and director: “Winteb is founded by my grandfather in 1952; the company started as a classical foundry serving the local industry. Nowadays we are serving the maritime industry around the globe. All our products are handcrafted and made in our own Dutch foundry.” Both Winteb and Valveco are Dutch family businesses that met each other while supplying the maritime sector. Albert says, “We decided to work with Valveco, because of their broad coverage with seven branches spread across Europe and a newly opened office in the United States. Valveco will take care of the air pipe heads distribution, stock and in addition Valveco serves the replacement market, so we can focus on the new construction market.”

Custom-made flexibility
Producing the air pipe heads in Winteb’s own production facility is a conscious choice made by Albert and team. “In this way I can ensure the quality,” says Albert. “Plus we can respond immediately to custom requests. This flexibility is very important to our customers. Our seawater resistant aluminum air pipe heads make sure, water doesn’t have any chance to enter the tanks. A ball plays a major roll in this innovative construction, because this simple item starts floating as soon as it comes into contact with water. As a result the entrance of the air pipe is cut off and water doesn’t have any chance to enter.” These well-crafted products will not corrode and require no maintenance if fitted according to the producers Fitting Instructions. Winteb’s 10-year warranty on each product is proof of craftmanship.

Please check the product specification page for a complete product range overview.