The O.C. Keckley company is a family owned manufacturer located in Skokie Illinois. They are really a fantastic company to work with, providing friendly and personalized service. Factory Direct Pipeline Products has worked with O.C. Keckley as a distributor since January 2009.
O.C. Keckley offers a complete line of cast and fabricated pipeline strainers in addition to various industrial process valves (check, knife gate, float, diaphragm and pressure relief). Factory Direct Pipeline Products initially began working with O.C. Keckley after Eaton divested themselves from the cast iron and bronze Y strainer products (Eaton sold that portion of their product line to Titan).
Keckley offers the broadest Y strainer product line, including flanged pressure classes 600#, 900#, 1500# and 2500# which aren't offered by Eaton. They also offer cast simplex basket strainers in the 300# pressure class in bronze, carbon steel and 316SS materials which aren't offered by Eaton, so we've incorporated those products within our website as well.
Having a Hayward/Eaton background, we've relied on Keckley as an alternate vendor for products not offered by Eaton or for when Eaton doesn't have stock; sometimes Keckley does and lead time is a critical factor.
Our technical understanding of pipeline strainers enables us to properly compare different brand and styles of pipeline strainers to assist our customers in making an informed choice with an emphasis on performance for a given application. Just because two different brand strainers are made from the same material and have the same connection size/type DOES NOT mean they will have the same clean differential pressure drop or straining ratio which are important factors affecting operational costs, exposure of personnel to process fluids and downtime.
Keckley valves are complimentary to our overall pipeline strainer product offering; suction diffusers and check valves are examples of items commonly purchased along with pipeline strainers used in new pump systems.