About Us

Bestobell Steam is a leading manufacturer of high quality steam products for the U.S. and International markets. We offer a complete line of steam systems solutions including steam traps, float & thermostatic traps, thermodynamic disc traps, le ak detectors, condensate return pumps, vacuum breakers, check valves, line strainers, as well as a host of complementary steam specialty products.

Bestobell Steam is well-known for its unique design principle - the "Delta" element. The Delta Element offers exceptional performance capabilities as compared with traditionally designed steam traps. The element is a triangular shaped bimetal strip of austenitic and ferritic stainless steels. The materials are rolled together, shaped into the delta pattern and then heat-treated to eliminate stresses. The single blade design provides faster response than found with stacked arrangements due to the large surface/mass ratio. The stem is situated at a point that allows the expansion of the bimetal to exert a linear pull on the stem to prevent uneven wear on the sealing surfaces.

Bestobell Steam is dedicated to providing comprehensive steam products and service to meet every customer need. Each year, the Bestobell line continues to expand - with new products, new designs, and advanced materials options - to better serve our customers. Whether modifying, upgrading, or developing new products, Bestobell Steam continues to remain in the forefront of the steam solutions industry.

Bestobell Steam Traps is a division of Richards Industries and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Richards Industries is the parent company of five other distinct industrial product lines: Jordan Valve - pressure regulators and control valves; Steriflow Valve - sanitary pressure regulators and control valves; LowFlow Valve - fractional flow regulators and control valves; Hex Valve - instrument valves and manifolds; and Marwin Valve - ball valves and automated accessories.

Richards Industries meets customer needs with a wide range of new and proven manufacturing technologies. Complete in-house CNC machining, painting, assembly and testing, along with material traceability and extensive quality procedures assures that Richards Industries products will exceed your expectation.