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Cast Ductile Iron Valves & Fittings for the Water Works/Water Treatment Application

The projects highlighted here exemplify our ability to provide precision, large scale machined castings. At Glidewell, our facility is geared towards projects such as this. These items feature dimensions up to 66" for components such as flanges, mechanical joints, eccentrics, butterfly, and gate valves, all in various sizes and configurations. In addition they also included a number of ancillary components including crosses, tees, bends, solid sleeves, reducers, and much more.

All of these parts were manufactured utilizing our floor molding system with an automated sand mixer, and cast on our semi-automated molding line. Composed of ductile and gray iron, the finished parts which were also machined weighed between 1,000 to 28,000 lbs., and were made in quantities of 1 to 100.

The variety of components required an equally varied array of testing. To meet the customer’s specifications, parts were subject to chemical and pressure testing, verification of tensile and yield strength, as well as BHN hardness and percent elongation. This customer’s orders are all manufactured to tolerances of ±.125", and completed with lead times of 8 to 10 weeks.

To learn more about this project, or the processes used top complete it, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Large Scale Ductile Iron Casting Project

Product Description
Up to 66" and 1600mm, Flange, Mechanical Joint, Eccentric, Butterfly, Gate Valves, All kinds and sizes, Crosses, Tees, Bends, Solid Sleeves, Reducers
Large Component Casting Ductile Iron Casting Capabilities Applied/Processes
Casting - Ductile Iron
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Floor Molding with Automated Sand Mixer
Semi-Automated Molding Line
Overall Part Dimensions
Estimated part weight - 1,000 to 28,000 pounds
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.125"
Material Used
Ductile Iron
Gray Iron available
Material Finish
Cast / Machined
In process testing/inspection performed
Chemical Testing
Tensile Strength
Yield Strength
Percent Elongation
BHN Hardness
Pressure Testing
Industry for Use
Water Works, Waste Water
1 - 100
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 - 10 Weeks
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Large Water Works Valves and Fittings
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Castings ProductionWe produce castings that range from
1,000 to 30,000 pounds in gray iron and
1,000 to 28,000 pounds in ductile iron.
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