Inconel® (also known as Ni Alloy) is a family of nickel-chromium-based superalloys which resist a wide range of severely corrosive fluids, including acids (sulphuric and phosphoric), alkalis, salts and oxidising agents. Therefore it proves an ideal material choice for various erosive-corrosive services.
Inconel® valves demonstrate exceptional wear resistance making them suitable for high-flow applications. This wear resistance reduces maintenance costs and improves operational efficiency in applications involving abrasive or severely corrosive fluids. Inconel® can be easily machined and by working to tight tolerances, complex valve solutions can be created.
This robust material delivers proven-valve performance, extended lifespan and operational reliability under challenging conditions, minimising maintenance and downtime costs.
The exceptional chemical composition, of Inconel®, allows for usage in various valve types, including:
With its robust properties, Inconel® offers some specific benefits and can support various applications across a wide of industries, including:
Inconel® valve’s excellent corrosion resistance at high temperatures ensures they are suitable for applications where temperature fluctuations are common, such as power generation and petrochemical processing.
Shipham Valves can machine and manufacture high-quality valves in two different Inconel material grades – 625 and 825. The decision to use Inconel® 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 Inconel® or any of our other specialist materials would meet your applications and requirements.
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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