Zirconium Valves – Proven performance and longevity

With its high resistance to corrosive substances, Zirconium is a versatile material that provides long-term efficiencies, extending the lifespan of your critical infrastructure and reducing maintenance costs.

Zirconium materials are utilised in highly critical industries such as energy, transportation and processing; therefore, they must deliver proven performance, safety and durability in the most demanding conditions. Its exceptional mix of properties helps withstand the harsh effects of acids, and alkalis without material loss, degradation or corrosion.

Zirconium – the ideal material choice for high-performing valve solutions

It is a specialist material that, when used delivers strength, heat and wear resistance, thermal stability and handles harsh, demanding and challenging environments, providing an ideal valve solution for various critical applications.

Operational excellence – reliable fluid flow across various applications

Valve solutions in high-flow applications sometimes experience wear and tear as a result of factors including pressure and force, friction and extreme temperatures during their operational usage. With its outstanding wear resistance, Zirconium provides complete peace of mind.

Sustainable manufacturing material

As a recyclable material, Zirconium supports a sustainable full-life cycle of the product from manufacture to end- of-life disposal.

Zirconium valve types

Because of its strength and corrosion resistance properties, Zirconium is an ideal material for valve types, including:

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

Zirconium valves: supporting industry applications

With its unique properties, Zirconium can support various applications for industries including: 

  • Biotech applications
  • Ceramics and refractories
  • Chemical processing
  • Medical devices
  • Mining and minerals
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemical industries
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power generation and plants
  • Pulp and beverage
  • Water and wastewater treatment

With its versatile compositions, Zirconium is an ideal specialist material for several industries and related applications such as chemical processing plants, petrochemical, medical and the oil and gas industry, where strength, performance, and corrosion resistance are critical factors.

Choosing Zirconium for your application

The decision to use Zirconium 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 Zirconium 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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