Composite materials for best valve performance

 

Over the past years construction materials such as iron, stainless steels and metal alloys have become more and more expensive. In addition the involved labour costs to machine these materials into useable valve components have risen as well. The elevated mechanical properties of the engineered composite materials described in the article have caused these valves to deliver comparable performances (to traditional valves) in corrosion resistance and mechanical strength.

 

Take note

  • Composite materials are now commonly used in valves.
  • Composite materials mean valves are light, strong, easy to handle and install.
  • Composite valves are corrosion resistant and comply with the relevant codes.

 

Published as:

Enhanced valve performance

By Z Fredericks, Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution SA

Electricity+Control, July 2011 (pgs 38 – 39)

Email:  zfredericks@tyco-valves.com

 

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