Valves are an important part of any piping system, as they allow the user to have precise control over the flow of liquids and gases. When choosing what type of valve to use in your next project, you need to consider your desired application and the conditions you expect it to operate in. While steel valves may be sufficient for many applications, there are instances where stainless steel valves or cast steel valves would be better suited to meet your specifications and performance needs.
Cast steel valves in comparison to stainless steel valves
Cast steel valves, while less expensive than stainless steel, are subject to corrosion and can lead to a loss of pressure. The cast iron material is porous and does not offer the durability or easy maintenance associated with stainless steel valves. Anix Fittings USA offers both stainless steel and cast steel valves, which we carry in stock for immediate delivery. For more information on our products or services, please contact us today. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have! You’ll be glad you did! Anix Fittings USA carries various types of fittings, valves and pipe products that allow you to complete your job in one trip. In addition, as an authorized distributor for John Guest’s Trade link product line, we also carry their connectors which will save you time by allowing piping to be assembled offsite before installation.
If a company or contractor already has specific requirements in mind, let our experts help find the perfect solution for your needs. Our team has over 65 years combined experience providing assistance for everything from installation assistance to estimating costs.
How long should a valve last?
Valves may last anywhere from five to ten years depending on the size, type, and usage. The length of a valve’s life is dependent on many factors: where it is used, what it is being used for, how often it is used, how well it was designed by the manufacturer, and how well the valve has been maintained.
Anix Fittings USA specializes in stainless steel valves which are long-lasting due to their corrosion-resistant properties. These valves can last as long as three times longer than cast steel valves with proper care. If you maintain your valves regularly with our company’s high-quality products such as Anix Valve Cleaner & Degreaser or Anix Valve Lubricant you can extend their lifespan even further! So don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about any of our products!
Other uses for Anix valves
Anix valves are manufactured in the United States with American-made stainless steel, cast steel, and bronze. We offer a variety of different types of valves to meet your needs.
Anix valves are durable and robust. They can withstand high pressure levels, high temperatures, large amounts of flow, and other unfavorable conditions.
We have a wide range of valve types for you to choose from: ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, check valves, butterfly valves…
Anix valves are manufactured in numerous sizes and can be installed in areas as small as 1⁄2 (13mm) or as large as 8 (203.2mm). The larger an Anix valve is, however, the heavier it will be. Anix offers valves that can weigh anywhere between 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) to over 100 lbs. (45 kg)! For more information on this topic, read our blog post Valve Size & Weight.