If you need to purchase some new valves, you will find they are made from different types of materials. This can make it difficult to choose what would be best for you. To help you, below is information about four types of materials so you can purchase and start using your valves.
You will find some valves are made of ductile iron. In most cases, this material is less expensive when compared to other types. Ductile iron valves also have more availability which can reduce the costs of the valves.
Ductile iron has its benefits. For example, ductile iron absorbs shock well. You do have to consider that ductile iron is not corrosive resistant. Because of this these valves may not last as long as other materials, which means you will have to replace these valves more often, which will affect the cost that you pay.
One of the best valve materials that you can choose is stainless steel. This is because stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion, which means the valves will last you a very long time. Not having to worry about replacing them can save you a lot of time and keep your business running without having to stop your machines to replace the valves.
You will find that stainless steel valves are more expensive when compared to other types. This cost is offset by the longevity of the valves, however.
Monel valves are generally used for cladding valve parts. This material is a nickel alloy, which is generally the same expense when compared to stainless steel. Monel valves are also not readily available which increases the cost.
Like stainless steel, monel material is highly resistant to corrosion, which means monel valves will last you a long time.
Bronze and Brass
Bronze and brass valves are also available. These valves offer benefits also. They are less expensive than stainless steel, but generally cost more than ductile iron. Expense is also cut down because bronze and brass are both readily available.
In the past, brass and bronze was not resistant to corrosion, but changes have been made and now these materials are highly resistant to corrosion.
Because it is important that you purchase the right valves, do your research to determine which material above would be best for you. You can also speak with the salesperson where you buy the valves to give you more information about these materials.