For more than 100 years, hydro power has been a key source of electricity generation. With presence in 2/3 of the states and an increasing emphasis on the use of renewables for power generation, the outlook for increased hydro growth is bright. Cast wicket gates are an essential component of the hydro generation process, helping to regulate water flow and electricity generation rates. Wicket gates must feature high metal integrity to perform in power generation, an industry built on reliability. Tight metallurgical and casting process control helps MetalTek’s production facilities manufacture wicket gate components ‐ like castings of high performance martensitic stainless-steel alloy CA6NM ‐ that operate for long durations in a variety of hydro facilities nationally. Metallurgical expertise in environments that feature wear and corrosion, the ability to cast nearly any product geometry, and expertise in hundreds of alloys for parts large and small make MetalTek a source you can count on for wicket gates and other hydro components.
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