Ductile Iron Valves JIS 10K/16K/20K ASME Class 150/300
What is Ductile lron ? Gray iron, ductile iron and malleable iron are the three kinds of iron used for valve construction. Unlike gray iron, which has thin, flake-like molecular formations, the metallic structures of both ductile and malleable iron contain nodular graphite. (Refer to the microscopic views shown here.) This structure provides ductile and malleable iron with mechanical properties which exceed those of gray iron. lt almost equals the properties of cast steel, which is an expensive material for industrial valves. Furthermore, their superior castability and machinability help to increase their suitability as a vaIve material.