Wärtsilä expands its valve range in duplex and super duplex materials

Wärtsilä Corporation
  • Press release
11 November 2014 at 3:00 PM FLE Standard Time

Wärtsilä 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.

Shipham Valves is a Wärtsilä company and 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.

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Caption 1: Illustration of a new Wärtsilä Shipham Valves 8-inch size, 150 lbs duplex butterfly valve.

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Caption 2: A butterfly valve undergoing liquid penetrant inspection to check integrity of casting quality.

Media contact:

Trevor Fairhurst
Business Development Director
Wärtsilä Valves
Tel: +44 1482 383345

Ms Marit Holmlund-Sund
Senior Manager Marketing, Communications, Ship Power
Wärtsilä Corporation
Tel: +358 10 709 1439

Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

In 2013, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,700 employees. The company has operations in more than 200 locations in nearly 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.