If you’re an experienced plant or maintenance engineer, you already know that designing a high-pressure water hydraulic circuit is no easy task. Before selecting your industrial valves, you had to take the time to specify your system parameters and analyze the additives flowing through your hydraulic circuit, consulting all available material incompatibility charts.
Now you’re ready to begin selecting your high-pressure water valves. A key part of the industrial valve selection process is considering the materials of construction. Why is this decision so important? Because hydraulic valve materials matter. In fact, the materials of construction have a direct impact on the long-term performance of your valve as well as your overall high-pressure hydraulic system. If you’re trying to maintain a strict budget at your facility, you simply can’t afford to lose out on performance because you used the wrong material.
A key aspect of this process is understanding how corrosion, temperature, pressure, wear and cost impact material selection. At Hunt Valve, our Experts in Extreme Engineering work with you to help you select the optimal materials that will deliver the long-term performance and cost benefits that your application demands.
To get you started, we published a free infographic designed to help plant and maintenance engineers select industrial valve materials that maximize the performance of their high-pressure hydraulic systems. Download the industrial valve material selection infographic to explore two important checklists for selecting industrial valve materials:
Materials for valve bodies, seats and spools: Explore the characteristics of popular materials such as ductile iron, stainless steel and various alloys.
Materials for seals, gaskets and packing: Discover the traits of several materials including polyurethane, Viton and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
If you make the right choice, the industrial valve materials you select will help keep your high-pressure system operating with superior safety, reliability and efficiency.
To learn more, click the button below to download the “Choosing the Proper High-Pressure Water Valve Material” white paper: