The information in this section is presented as general data for assisting a user in the selection of valves, fittings and tubing for elevated pressure and/or temperature applications in liquid or gas plumbing systems.
Maximator’s medium, high and ultra-high pressure valves, fittings and tubing are good for most services from light vacuum up to 152,000 psi, depending on the pressure series selected. Coned and threaded type tube fittings, standard on all Maximator valves and fittings, can be used for most liquids and gases including lighter gases such as Hydrogen and Helium.
Compatibility of the valve, fitting and tubing materials with the actual process fluid is ultimately the responsibility of the user. Maxpro Technologies can assist in applications but is not an authority on all process fluids.
Some special applications such as Oxygen service require special cleaning and that option is available from Maxpro Technologies.
Below is a reference chart showing the effects of pressure versus temperature of cold worked 316 stainless steel material. When operating temperatures are above 800°F, a phenomenon called intergranular corrosion can occur. This condition can permanently change the material properties of the cold worked stainless material. Once the material has seen this elevated temperature, the material is considered to be permanently altered and a lower allowable pressure applies.
Other factors such as creep resistance, packing design and materials, corrosion resistance, cyclic conditions, and other process variables may affect the use of components at elevated temperatures. Consult factory when operating above 800°F.