Founded in 1917, John Crane is one of the leading providers of engineered sealing systems in the world. The company serves clients in the chemical, food and beverage, and oil and gas markets. It designs and manufactures sealing support systems and power transmission couplings. John Crane also provides bearing isolators, lantern rings, graphite gaskets, emission packing sets, valves and coolers. The company offers products under the John Crane, Sealol, Safematic, Flexibox, Metastream, Powerstream and Lemco brands. It manages a service center that provides refurbishment options. The company uses a reliability management software, INTERFACE. John Crane manages the John Crane Academy and is a part of Smiths Group.