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03-27-2010, 06:51 PM
Dear All

Recently I come across an issue related to valve trim material:

As per our approved Valve Material Specification the trim material should be 11-13% Cr steel. But as per the manufacturer data sheet the trim material is ASTM A105 + Stellite. Do this material comply with 11-13% Cr requirement? Also can anyone provide any data sheet regarding this.Please help.....



03-27-2010, 09:33 PM
Dear friend

A 105 is a plain carbon steel forging. It certainly doesnot fit to your requirement of 11 to 13% chromium steel


03-28-2010, 08:45 AM
but whether the hardfacing of stellite 6 (Cr 27-32%) on to ASTM A105 increases its chromium content?

03-28-2010, 06:14 PM
No, the specification required 11 to 13 % chromium to cover the needs of strength, hardness and protection against corrosion. Hard facing, assuming if attempted with all practical difficulties involved in actual hard facing of a valve trim , gives only local wear resistance.The specifier will be unlikely to accept the compromise.

Bye and best regards


06-30-2010, 05:03 AM
What kind of application that the valve serve for?

07-01-2010, 12:03 AM
ejectors probably, right?
use 42CrMo material for welding with stellite 6, use thermanit nicro 6 wire, weld wit wig process, preheat at >300C ...I can make you wps if you want?

07-01-2010, 11:33 PM
one more thing...you have to be very very careful when welding stellite 6, and it's not just welding, preparing for welding also must have be done carefully...and DO expect a -----ings..cause it's damn messed up material to be welded