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About us


Big Taps Valve Consultants only works with reputable manufacturers from Europe and Korea with full quality and environmental certification to ISO, CE, SIL API and Gost-R standards.  Our valves are designed and manufactured in accordance with ASME, ANSI, BS and API standards with full material traceability (including country of origin if required).

Big Taps Valve Consultants  - Technical, Responsible, Safe, Guaranteed

Iain Garvin

Iain Garvin

CEO & Founder

Iain has 30 years knowledge and expertise in the valve industry.

Iain has worked on some of the largest projects in the metals & minerals, oil & gas, power generation and pulp and paper industries, including nickel and gold refineries, chemical plants, offshore platforms, gas pipelines, airport refuelling, gas processing, water treatment, wharf loading / unloading facilities and LNG trains.

Our philosophy is safety, quality and reliable products.


Big Tap Valve Consultants is a response to how much the valve industry has changed in Australasia over the past ten or so years. Large global companies have gradually swallowed up the smaller ones and as such prompt deliveries and customer service have gone out the window. Unfortunately what has also happened is that the person that you have been dealing with for the last ten years has also left, taking with them their in depth valve experience and knowledge of your plant.

Coupled with the above in many cases product quality has decreased due to suppliers always looking for the cheaper, more profitable option and as such product lifespans are getting shorter culminating in more down time, higher maintenance costs, loss in productivity and greater energy wastage. Over many years we have seen the consequence of contractors and end users focusing on price as the driving factor, our focus is on total life cycle costs or best solution for the application, first time.

Project schedules and maintenance shut downs are getting shorter, yet valve deliveries for specialised applications are getting longer. Big Taps Valve Consultants prides itself in working with quality manufacturers who are flexible enough to work delivery schedules around customer needs.

After 30 years’ experience in the local valve market we believe we have a good understanding of most of the issues that you are currently experiencing when it comes to valve supply and after sales service. Whilst Big Taps Valve Consultants does not have all of the answers, but our aim is to partner with you to find the best valve solution for your applications.