Material Control and Traceability

Material Control


Meeting Critical Requirements

Material control and traceability are critical requirements of Level 1 valves. At Hunt Valve, we incorporate the controls and inspections required to maintain the material traceability back to the original mill heat.

Hunt Valve utilizes a segregated, controlled storage areas for both finished components and raw materials. The raw material and finished component storage areas are secured with restricted access. Raw material and finished machined components are segregated into three different areas depending on their required level of traceability: Military Non Level 1, Military Level 1 and Industrial. This separation prevents any commingling of raw materials or finished parts, ensuring superior product quality and integrity.

All materials are inspected before being received at Hunt Valve. Our precise receiving inspection process includes:

  • Dimensional inspection
  • Mercury-free inspection
  • Alloy verification
  • Material certification review

If any element is found to be in violation of our strict standards, then the material is rejected before being received into our facility.

Welding consumables stored in a temperature and humidity controlled containers to ensure quality
Material segregation by material type Military Non-Level 1 and Military Level 1
Receiving Inspection, material alloy verification and dimensional inspection for all incoming materials


Level 1 Traceability for Welding Consumables

Hunt Valveā€™s welding facility is designed to ensure that material control and joint traceability for Level I welds are maintained. Our staff is trained to uphold the highest standards of quality and security, resulting in better products for our customers.

  • Welding consumables are stored in a securely locked environment.
  • Only plant supervisors have keys to access the consumable storage area.
  • Process sheet and weld procedure verification by a supervisor or another welder is required before welding consumables are issued.
  • Controlled ovens and hermetically sealed containers are used to store welding consumables.

Questions about material control and traceability?

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