The energy sector is certainly one of the key areas for the development of new technologies and applications, and certainly in the last twenty years has seen a constant drive to find alternative forms of energy production and heat, as well as to continually refine and improve the efficiency of “classic” production plants, such as hydroelectric plants or coal plants. The application of the range of INOX RIVA products is suitable in all the different technologies of production of electrical energy which are summarized below: In Hydroelectric power plants our quick couplings, our fittings and valves are used on turbines – model Francis, Pelton, Kaplan or Cross flow – on mobile bulkheads and on water deviation systems; Our products in power plants are applied to steam turbines, as well as on Turbogas machines, for example in control systems for diverters; In Solar energy plants, our products are found on the orientation lines of the photovoltaic panels, on the tracking systems and mirrors and on the power lines and the cooling of dry air; even in Wind Power Plants a part of our range of products is found mainly on control systems and positioning of the wind turbines; Finally, we point out the emerging field of Sea Energy where the application of stainless steel components is essential for the construction of the machines applied to it.

Oil & Gas

The world of oil and gas represents one of the aereas where the whole family of INOX RIVA’s products find direct or non-direct applications in the system lines, assembled and used on the machines and devices for regulation and control. Basically, you can consider two main divisions of Oil & Gas: On-Shore and Off-Shore. Usually On-Shore applications regard the construction of refining plants and storage, of primary chemical plants, and connection and distribution lines of oil and natural gas, the so-called pipelines, which require compression stations, control and reduction. A significant application for our products is on the control of the actuators. Off-Shore applications are mainly related to the construction and management of the platforms for the extraction and all the innumerable activities connected therewith, such as the construction of special vessels for the laying of underwater pipelines or construction of test systems in accordance with the strictest anti-explosion regulations.

General Industry

with the definition of Industrial Area we find in one specific macro area a multitude of applications where INOX RIVA products can be put to use. To give a complete and exhaustive definition of all the practical uses goes beyond the meaning of the present study, however, for completeness of information I would like to list a number of practical applications that have a significant presence in the so-called industrial market. The area of Iron and Steel sees our products used on rolling mills, on forges and continuous casting lines, as well as control systems for blast furnaces; the increasingly important world of waste disposal uses our products on preparation machinery of the supply chain management of solid waste, such as compactors and shredders; The paper industry, with particular reference to true and proper paper mills, where the INOX RIVA products are assembled on complete paper production lines and service machines, such as winding machines / unwinding machines and calenders. Given the choice of proposing articles completely made of stainless steel, also the food area is of obvious interest to us with the application of our range products on services machines, such as presses for cocoa or vacuum machines, or on the centralized lines of high pressure washing. Certainly the Defense area with machines and special solutions that the Navy or the Air Force develop to remain state of the art military technology, use in hydraulic or pneumatic control sections a wide range of our products; also the field of Rubber and Plastic represent an important development of our products, that perfectly match with various applications or machines such as extrusion lines with the help of industrial gases or hot forming. Other significant industrial markets for INOX RIVA are machines and systems for the Treatment and Desalination of Water, Industrial compressors for air and gas, machines for the treatment and control of moisture on the lines of breathable air, machines for processing of marble, special machines for use in mines and many many more.

Fire protection systems and safety

Fortunately, the issue of safety is finding increasing worldwide attention and is one of the fastest-growing aereas in recent years. INOX RIVA is able to offer a wide range of components that are used with satisfaction by the main Italian leaders in the design and construction of machines and systems and fire safety control. In particular, we point out the many applications of Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, founded in the early nineties and always more appreciated because of its flexibility of application, thanks to the fact that the water mist allows for an effective fire suppression both for solids and liquids.


The world of shipbuilding represents one of the "historic" sectors for our company that for years has offered many groups of products that are regularly used both in direct contact with external agents that of areas below deck. The major applications are installed on hydraulic and pneumatic systems such as cranes, access systems to gangways, on the drives of the steering system, bulkheads and many other practical applications that differ according to the type of vessel on which they are installed. On cruise ships the application of our products also extends to the management of the distribution systems of clear water, to firefighting equipment, as well as increasing space in the drive systems used for the movement of huge canopies to protect the scenic pools and recreational areas; other specific applications are made for cargo ships, both the container type and that of the great Vessels that store liquids or gases: given the continued growth in performance, the size and performance required in these giants of the seas is crucial that every single component installed on board is able to guarantee the best performance according to the latest industry regulations.

Automotive and Alternative Fuels

The automotive industry has traditionally been a pioneer in the area of quality and high performance requirements to the supply chain, and it is in this particular area that INOX RIVA confirmed to have the ability and skills to present itself as a supplier of a full range of products, mainly used on Testing and Braking Systems. In recent decades the Automotive has been influenced by the research for solutions that would limit on one hand fuel consumption and harmful emissions into the atmosphere and on the other hand would lead to a decrease in the dependency on hydrocarbons: especially in recent years alternative solutions like supply of Natural Gas or more recently Hydrogen have had an exceptional boost that led to the steady growth of this little market. Today INOX RIVA is able to offer a complete product portfolio and is approved for use on the supply line chains of CNG and H2 for automotive use: in particular the compression stations and CNG and H2 refueling are in need of fittings, valves and tubings specifically designed and certified in accordance with the latest international standards.

Chemical, Petrochemical and Pharmaceuticals

The chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical market consists of a diverse range of industries, each with their own needs and their own production processes. From acids to dangerous organic solvents, from the production of polyethylene and polypropylene to the production of primary pharmaceutical chemicals, INOX RIVA has a wide range of products which are applied on plant lines or on systems and devices for control and regulation, responding to individual requirements, whether it is linked to Filtration Systems, Machines for the homogenization, to Drying Systems, and to the use of autoclaves and many more.