Pumps & Valve Industry

Ball & Gate Valve

Problem :

A ball valve is a device which controls flow of fluids and gases through it by its rotary motion along an axis. The bore at the center of the ball allows the media to pass when it is aligned with the direction of pipeline.

Gate valve serves the same purpose as that of ball valve. However it’s a rectangular piece of solid with through bore towards one end. The gate moves linearly along an axis when the valve is rotated. Knife gate valve has a similar mechanism with thinner cross section and tapered edge on one end.

These valves are secured in position with the help of metal seats such that it provides proper sealing when it’s in off position. However in certain critical applications where the media passing through the valves are abrasive, erosive or corrosive in nature such as slurries, mud, salt water, Hydrogen sulphide, Hydrochloric acid, high temperature fluids and gases etc., the surface of ball/gate and seat tends to wear out due to repeated action of the valve. As a result the sealing of the valve gets compromised thereby causing leakage and uncontrolled flow of media. In applications where the flow control mechanism is at most critical for the process it may lead to sub-standard quality of the process output or even hazards.

Solution :
Wear and Corrosion Resistant Coatings

We offer a variety of Thermal spray coatings and claddings that increase the operational life and performance of ball valves and gate valves. Our range of tungsten carbide coatings is engineered to sustain extreme abrasive, erosive and corrosive operating conditions. Our coating material selection is based on nature of media being handled, temperature, type of wear and compatibility with base material. The coatings are applied with robotic controlled HP-HVOF process that produces a dense and homogeneous coating with very strong mechanical adhesion to the base material. We can also provide weld overlays of stellite, Inconel and carbide based material deposited with our automated and controlled PTAW process. The coatings are ground and lapped, further reducing the co-efficient of friction and enhancing the sliding properties to reduce wear of mating seal parts. Our wear and corrosion resistant coatings will help you to increase productivity, reduce downtime and decrase maintenance costs.

Few critical applications where our coated valves are being used are listed below :

Industry Application
Oil & Gas Platform and subsea pipelines carrying petroleum products and by products
Mining Pipelines handling gold, silver and copper products
Paper and Pulp Valves handling slurries and steam from paper processing machines
Steam High and low pressure steam in turbine drain system

We have in-house capabilities to provide you coated and finished ball and gate valves. We can also provide you complete coated ball and gate valves as per your design and requirements.

Coating Properties PIC C53 PIC DC09 PIC DC12
Micro Hardness (HV0.3) 380 - 500 1100 - 1400 800 - 1100
Coating Application Erosion and Corrosion Resistance Abrasion and Corrosion Resistance High Temperature Corrosion Resistance
Bond Strength >10000 Psi
Finish Coating Thickness 200 to 300 µm
Surface Finish < 0.4 Ra µm

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