Vallourec receives ASME certificate for ferritic steel grade

April 7, 2014

Vallourec, located in Düsseldorf, Germany, has received an ASME certificate for its new VM12-SHC ferritic steel grade. The product extends the company’s selection of ferritic seamless steel tubes for power plants.

Tubes made from this grade can be used for carrying extremely corrosive steam at temperatures up to 620 degrees C. It also offers very high creep strength and resistance to steam oxidation. Tubes in the new steel grade are available heat-treated and in wall thicknesses up to 0.47 in.