Q: Where are Ladish Valves made?
A: 316ss and Alloy 20 valves are made in South Korea and Taiwan. These valves are also available from the USA on special order. All high nickel alloy Ladish Valves are Made in USA.
Q: Are Material Test Reports (MTR's) available?
A: Yes. The MTR can be provided with the shipment, emailed to the customer, or mailed with the invoice.
Q: How long are MTR's kept on file?
A: MTR's are kept for a minimum of 5 years, but may be retained for longer periods with prior customer arrangements.
Q: Are MTR's compliant to EN10204, paragraph 3.1.6?
Q: What edition of ISO 9001 is Ladish Valve Company certified to?
A: ISO-9001:2008. This is the current certification status.
Q: Who is the ISO 9001 registrar?
A: ABS Quality Evaluations.
Q. Does Ladish Valve Company still make flanges and fittings?
A. No. That product line is currently being manufactured by Hackney Ladish. You can reach them at 800-527-4500 or at www.hackneyladish.com
Q. Does Ladish Valve Company make sanitary products formerly known as Tri-Clover?
A. No. All sanitary pumps, fittings and valves under the Tri-Clover brand and product line are currently being manufactured and marketed by Alfalaval, Inc. You can reach them at
800-558-4060 or www.alfalaval.com
Q. Does Ladish Valve Company have any affiliation with Ladish Company?
A. No. All designs, drawings, bills of material, engineering records, production technology, quality procedures, patterns, trademarks, Ladish name and logo, machining tools, and historical records were part of the acquisition, and are no longer part of the Ladish Company. Ladish Company, located in Cudahy, WI is now called ATI Ladish, which is part of Allegheny Technologies, Inc. and is no longer in the fittings, flange, pump or valve manufacturing business. You can contact them at 414-747-2611 or www.ladishco.com
Q. What is Austenitic Steel?
A. Austenitic steels have austenite as their primary phase. Its crystalline structure is a face centered cubic crystal. These are alloys containing Chromium and Nickel, and sometimes Manganese and Nitrogen, structured around the Type 302 composition of Iron, 18% Chromium, and 8% Nickel. Austenitic steels are not hardenable by heat treatment. Austenitic stainless steel can be tested by non destructive testing using the Dye Penetrant Inspection method, but not the Magnetic Particle Inspection method.