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.
- 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.
Enhanced valve performance
By Z Fredericks, Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution SA
Electricity+Control, July 2011 (pgs 38 – 39)
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