WC6 is a specific material designation used in valve manufacturing. WC6 is a cast version of chrome-molybdenum steel, also known as ASTM A217 Grade C12A WC6 material equivalent. It is a high-temperature alloy with excellent resistance to high-pressure and high-temperature environments.
Valves made from WC6 alloy offer superior strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance, particularly in applications where elevated temperatures and pressures are present. The inclusion of molybdenum provides enhanced resistance to corrosion and oxidation.
WC6 valves are commonly used in applications that involve high-temperature and high-pressure conditions. They are suitable for industries such as power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical, and refining. WC6 valves are often used for handling steam, high-temperature gases, and aggressive media in processes that require robust and reliable valve performance.
WC6 valves are not typically recommended for cryogenic applications that involve extremely low temperatures. They are primarily designed for high-temperature environments and may not retain their mechanical properties at cryogenic temperatures. For cryogenic applications, it is advisable to consider valves made from materials specifically designed for low-temperature performance.