Carbon steel valves are kept in stock in forged ASTM A105 and it’s cast equivalent ASTM/A216-WCB. The European/DIN equivalent is C22.8 DIN17243 (1.0460). ASTM A216-WCC and LCC is also available ex stock and on an indent basis. ASTM A216 WCC has a slightly higher pressure/ temperature rating than A216 WCB and A216 LCB as they have a higher yield strength and a slightly higher manganese content. A216 LCC is basically the same as A216 WCC except it is charpies impact tested at -46ºC for low temperature service. (Global Supply Line stock A216 LCC triple conforming to WCB, LCB and WCC). Refer to low temperature carbon steel overview at this website (go to link below). LCC and WCC is a better casting than WCB and LCB due to it’s higher density and a better bind.  This is why in larger sizes and higher classes many manufacturer with standard on WCC lieu of WCB. A105 and WCB are for non corrosive service applications from -29ºC (-20ºF) to 427ºC (800ºF) for petrochemicals, gas, water, steam and general industrial applications. For H2S Sour Service, Global Supply Line stocks carbon steel valves fully conforming to NACE MR0175 & MR0103/ISO 15156. This is specified for petroleum, natural gas and geothermal production services containing small amounts of H2S. For higher percentages of H2S Global Supply Line also stocks upstream wellhead, corrosion resistant, alloy valves and chokes manufactured in chrome-moly 4140 and 4130 that resists sulfide stress corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement cracking. A105 and WCB are compatible with A234 WPB fittings, and ASTM A106/API5LB line pipe.

Chemical Composition A105/WCB/WCC/LF2

CARBON MAX 0.35 0.30 0.25 0.30
MANGANESE 0.60 – 1.05 1.00 MAX 1.20 MAX 0.60 – 1.35
PHOSPHORUS MAX 0.035 0.04 0.04 0.035
SULFUR MAX 0.040 0.05 0.05 0.040
SILICON 0.10 – 0.35 0.60 MAX 0.60 MAX 0.15 – 0.30
NICKEL MAX 0.40A 0.50 0.50 0.40A
CHROMIUM MAX 0.30A,B 0.50 0.50 0.30A,B
MOLYBDENUM MAX 0.12A,B 0.20 0.20 0.12A,B
COPPER MAX 0.40A 0.30 0.30 0.40A
VANADIUM MAX 0.08 0.03 0.03 0.05
TENSILE STRENGTH PSI 70 000 MIN 70 000 – 95 000 70 000 MIN 70 000 – 95 000
YIELD STRENGTH PSI MIN 36 000 36 000 40 000 36 000
ELONGATION 2″ % MIN 22 22 22 22
REDUCTION AREA % MIN 30 35 35 30
HARDNESS† (HB) MAX 187 185 185 197

The above table for A105 & LF2 is as per ASTM A350/A350M-2012 for LF2 and A105/A105M-12.

† NACE MR-01-75 specifies 237 maximum brinell hardness. For LF2 refer ASTM A961/961M.
A The sum of copper, nickel, chromium, molybdenum and vanadium shall not exceed 1.00%.
B The sum of chromium and molybdenum shall not exceed 0.32%.
D By agreement, the limit for columbium may be increased up to 0.05% on heat analysis and 0.06% on product analysis.

Carbon Steel Grades

Material Group Common Name Material Type UNS Forging Spec. Casting ASTM Equivalent DIN Din W No. Application
Carbon Steel CS C-Si K03504 A105 A216-WCB C22.8 DIN 17243 1.0460 General non-corrosive service from -29ºC (-20ºF) to 425ºC (800ºF)
Carbon Steel CS C-MN-Si A105N A216-WCC General non-corrosive service from -29ºC (-50ºF) to 425ºC (800ºF) Slightly higher pressure ratings than WCB

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Global Supply Line offers valves in a wide variety of material combinations in carbon steel, stainless steels, exotic and special materials. We keep extensive stocks which are inventoried in our warehouses. Global Supply Line stocks and indents the following valves in all grades:-

  • Ball Valves (Firesafe & non Firesafe)
  • Check Valves (Piston, Swing, Tilt)
  • Wafer Check Valves (Dual flap/ Single flap)
  • Gate Valves (API603 & API600)
  • Globe Valves (ANSI B16.34 & BS1873)
  • Needle Valves (Plug and Globe type)
  • Plug Valves (Lined & Sleeved)
  • Strainers (Y, Basket & Duplex type)


Gate Valves

  • API 603 & API 600 150# – 2500#
  • API 602 & ANSI B16.34 800#, 1500#, 2500#, 2690#

Globe Valves

  • ANSI B16.34 & BS1873 150# – 2690#
  • API 602 & BS5352 & ANSI B16.34 800#, 1500#, 2500#

Check Valves

  • ANSI B16.34, API 6D, API 600
  • API 602 & BS5352 & ANSI B16.34
  • 800#, 1500#, 2500#, 2690#

Ball Valves

  • ANSI Class 150# – 2500#

Multi-way Ball Valve

  • 3 Way
  • 4 Way

Wafer Check Valves

  • Dual & Single flap
  • ANSI Class 150# – 2500#

Strainers (Y) Pattern & Basket

  • ANSI Class 150# – 2690#

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