Nuclear power vessels’ valves require an elite class of standards. The stringent testing and detailed documentation are daunting. The engineering itself – classified.
Cornerstone Valve has solutions for the most extreme maritime challenges:
1. Quality Control
The Navy required Cornerstone Valve to pass a Nuclear Class I Audit to qualify for the right to create its valves. The stringent testing includes shock testing, vibration testing to MIL standards, and extensive operational testing. Cornerstone completed the normally exhausting certification program in only 3 months.
2. Standards and Procedure Requirements
Massive amounts of detailed documentation are required – every component and the chemical makeup of every valve part must be verified and recorded. These standards come naturally to Cornerstone where credentials are checked and rechecked, before the customer even sees the final product.
Naval nuclear power vessels call for solutions engineered and developed for problematic applications in high security situations.
The US Navy selected Cornerstone to provide the valves needed in the most sensitive and extreme conditions because its solutions meet the highest standards.