Application: Steam Reclaiming Valve Springs
Problem: A potential customer’s existing 17-7 ph Stainless steel spring design was breaking in valve operation.
The MWI Solution:
- Performed extensive testing and failure analysis
- Developed replacement spring design using Inconel 718
- Implemented component-specific load testing procedures to ensure 100% compliance with very tight load requirements
The valve spring in question was failing due to the material of the spring. A simple upgrade in material eliminated the prior spring failure and any associated maintenance costs.