Wesco Valve and Manufacturing Company provides quality power engine valves for almost any application.
Even though dimensional conformity to the latest available O.E.M. prints is strictly enforced, Wesco
has found it necessary to offer a variety of material content to accomodate many different conditions
that affect engine valve life and performance.
Power valves in a four-stroke cycle engine are used to admit fuel and air into the combustion chamber and release burnt gases after combustion. They are used in conjunction with the rest of the valve train to do this at precisely the correct time to allow efficient operation, and at the same time, seal the intake and exhaust ports during combustion.
Proper selection of materials for spark and compression ignition engine exhaust valves depends on four major factors:
Total stress state -- including thermal and cyclic stress effects -- dictates the strength, fatigue, and creep properties a valve must have at a given operating temperature.
Because the exhaust valve functions as a high-temperature gas seal, the corrosivity of exhaust gases and the abrasiveness of solid combustion residues influence the types of corrosive attack and wear an exhaust valve must withstand. Critical contacting interfaces are as follows: The valve face/cylinder head, valve stem/valve guide, and valve tip/rocker arm. Excessive wear at any of these locations can cause valve failure.
Other alloys are available (by special order) for extreme service applications.
WESCO PROFILE | HYDRAULIC LIFTERS | POWER VALVES | FUEL INJECTION
FACTORIES/DISTRIBUTION | REPLY FORM | SAFETY SEAL