6Mo Valves: An ideal choice for corrosive environments

6Mo Stainless Steel is super austenitic stainless steel that displays excellent corrosion resistance. It is designed for use in aggressive and demanding environments such as deaerated seawater, raw water and seawater services where the environment may be chloride-rich, helping to safeguard critical systems and infrastructure.

It is also a highly versatile material, displaying good ductility and weldability properties, contributing to its long service life and reducing the need for replacement. Additionally, 6Mo valves retain their mechanical properties at increased temperatures, making them suitable for applications subject to higher temperatures.

Valve types

The exceptional chemical composition, high strength, smooth surface, and corrosion resistance properties of 6Mo make it an ideal material for valve types, including:

  • Ball valves
  • Butterfly valves
  • Check valves
  • Gate valves
  • Globe valves

6Mo valves provide an additional advantage of high resistance to applications with the risk of stress corrosion cracking (SCC).


6Mo Valves: supporting industry applications

With its unique properties, 6Mo offers specific benefits and can support various applications across a wide of industries including:

  • Chemical processing
  • Desalination plants
  • Fuel gas desulphurisation
  • Marine engineering
  • Mining and minerals
  • Offshore and subsea applications
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power generation and plants
  • Pulp and beverage
  • Water and wastewater treatment

6Mo is an ideal specialist material for several industries and related applications, where traditional materials may be subject to corrosion and degradation, making it ideal for various critical applications.

Choosing 6Mo for your application

The decision to use 6Mo for your next valve project will always depend on your specific application and requirements. Considerations may include the criticality of your valve application, material performance, environment, fluid rate required, service media, project lifecycle, product service life and costs, especially where there is a need for corrosion resistance.

The importance of material selection

Choosing the right valve material is crucial for ensuring long-term performance and reliability. Shipham Valves holds extensive experience in helping customers make informed material selections that meet their specific needs and future-proof their investments.

Contact the team at Shipham Valves to discuss if 6Mo or any of our other specialist materials would meet your applications and requirements.

Specialist materials are Shipham Valves standard

The Shipham Valves range of Butterfly, Check, Gate, Globe and Y-Type strainers can be manufactured in a variety of specialist materials including Nickel Aluminium Bronze, Bronze, Duplex Stainless Steel, Super Duplex Stainless Steel, Hastelloy®, Monel®, Titanium, Inconel® and Zirconium in sizes ranging from 1/2″ – 48″, with additional sizes, available upon customer request.

By choosing to work with Shipham Valves, you can be confident that you have selected the right partner for your valve needs. Shipham’s expert guidance will assist you in navigating the complexities of valve selection and project execution.

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