Environmental testing is absolutely vital because our valves are used in such a wide variety of environments and process conditions. We must be able to duplicate these demanding conditions in order to test and verify product performance. Our labs let us test various temperatures and degrees of humidity. Our standard equipment simulates temperatures as low as -75 ˚C to over +800 ˚C. Salt spray chambers are used for accelerated corrosion testing to verify the performance of paints and other coatings, while vibration tables simulate severe process conditions and verify valve control performance when exposed to a wide range of frequencies.
Materials and coatings also need to be tested carefully. Our material testing capabilities include metallographic testing for chemical composition and heat treatment, tribology (wear) testing, and corrosion testing. We also perform extensive and complex analysis of polymers such as PTFE.