Wärtsilä expands its valve range in duplex and super duplex materials

Wärtsilä’s Shipham Valves has extended its full range of duplex and super duplex stainless steel valves to cover higher pressure ratings. This portfolio expansion means that Wärtsilä is able to provide customers with all the corrosion resistant valves needed for their entire project from a single source. This will significantly reduce both the costs and complexity of the procurement process.

The full product range of Wärtsilä Shipham Valves, including gate, globe, check, ball, and butterfly valves, can now be specified in duplex and super duplex, with sizes ranging from ½ inch (15mm) to 48 inches (1200mm) and pressure ratings up to ANSI 1500 lbs. With Wärtsilä’s expanded offering of duplex and super duplex valves, a broader scope of applications requiring enhanced resistance to corrosion and erosion can now be handled.

“Wärtsilä Shipham Valves are known for their quality and focus on corrosion resistant materials. We are an acknowledged world leader in the design and manufacture of speciality non-ferrous, composite and high alloy material valves, for applications with seawater or other corrosive fluids. This expanded portfolio is the result of a two-year investment and development process and means that we can now support a vast range of challenging applications,” says Trevor Fairhurst, Business Development Director, Wärtsilä Valves.

Wärtsilä’s Shipham Valves division is based in the U.K. Each valve is manufactured to the industry’s most exacting standards. The extended offering of duplex and super duplex valves meet the requirements of NORSOK M-630, D46 and D56 material specifications, and have already gained vendor approval from a number of leading oil and gas sector companies. All Shipham castings are sourced from NORSOK M-650 qualified foundries to ensure consistently high integrity quality and 100 percent material traceability.

The new range will be launched at the Valve World Expo, which will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany from 2nd to 4th December 2014. Wärtsilä Valves will exhibit the new products at Stand B51 in Hall 3.