Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc. (WVC USA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Atwood & Morrill Forged Gate Valve. WVC USA recently manufactured four forged valves that were ordered for installation at a new-build combined cycle plant in the Southeast U.S. - scheduled to go online in 2019.
Customers of combined cycle power plants have indicated that Type 91 gate valves have been experiencing shorter than anticipated life cycles. These valve bodies are traditionally cast in A217 C12A material. Based on customer feedback and industry research, WVC USA put together a dedicated project team to develop a product designed to tackle this specific customer problem. Forged valve bodies help minimize material defects and provide better quality and longer life valves, especially at elevated temperatures with thermal cycling conditions.
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