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FLOWSEAL VALVE MANUAL MAC / CRANE / FLOWSEAL HANDWHEEL REV1.

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1 Scope
This manual applies to
FLOWSEAL-High performance Butterfly Valves with gear and handwheel
FLOWSEAL-High performance Butterfly Valves with lever

Note:
To keep this manual clear and short, information that is also necessary for engineering of the pipe system is
available on the Crane website <www.cranevalve.com> or in printed Crane <publications>. See references in
the following clauses. These documents describe the design of the Flowseal butterfly valve.

2 Valve destination
These Flowseal Butterfly Valves are exclusively destined, after installation in a pipe system,
• between ANSI 125/150/300/600 flanges with mating surface form FF or RS, or between EN 1092-1
flanges with mating surface form A or B, machined as specified by the valve standard and installed
parallel and coaxially. For flanges of other standards, contact Crane,
• with fluids that are recommended in the attached <Boundary Conditions for Flowseal valves>,
• at no more than the maximum cold working pressure that is marked on the valve body,
• in the permissible range of pressure/temperature rating, which is specified in the Crane publication
<Flowseal> for CS and SS body material alternatives,
• installed with gear or a lever for manual operation,
• to isolate or to connect sections of a pipe system or to allow control service of the flow.
If a Flowseal butterfly valve is used for control service, the flow parameters should be chosen to
exclude damage in the valve and in the adjacent pipe by high flow speed in the valve seat area and
downstream. If in doubt, ask the supplier.
The valve design does not allow its use in applications other than described above, specifically not
• to exceed at room temperature the pressure limit marked at the valve body,
• to exceed the permissible limits of the temperature and pressure specified by the p/t-rating diagram in
the Crane publication <Flowseal> for CS and SS body material alternatives,
• to disassemble the gear (or the lever) from the valve in a pressurized pipe,
• to disassemble the valve body from the adjacent pipe connection under service conditions,
• to operate the valve at a flow velocity in the pipe higher than 8 m/s with liquid fluids (or with gas at a
velocity of the same dynamic pressure),
• to operate the valve with fluids containing abrasive particulates. For such and other fluids with solid
particulates, the Crane Center Line butterfly valve is recommended,
• to install a valve in end-of-line-position for normal service and/or for any use with gaseous, hot, or
dangerous fluids without a blind flange installed downstream, unless the valve is purchased as an
End of the Line service valve. Even in this situation, we recommend installing a blind flange or, at the
very least, installing the valve in a way that the retainer plate will be against the flange. For pipe sec-
tions, where internal or external fire can be expected: For such applications, choose the Flowseal
butterfly valve type “Fire-Flow”.

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3 Manufacturer’s declaration of conformity
Crane Flowseal Center Line
The manufacturer 3201 Walnut Avenue
Long Beach, California, USA 90807
Flowseal butterfly valve
Class 150 through class 600, 2” trough 48”,
declares, that (for) the valves • supplied with a (worm) gear,
• supplied with a lever,
1. are a pressure equipment within the meaning of the European Directive 97/23 EG (PED) and con-
form to those requirements of this directive which are applicable for valves,
2. this operation instruction supplied for the valve shall be observed.
Harmonised European Standards used
EN 593-2002 Product standard for butterfly valves
Technical Specifications and descriptions:
Design specification: ASME/ANSI B16.34: Valves – flanged, threaded and
welding end
Leaflet: <Flowseal, soft seat high performance
butterfly valves>
Admissible pressure/temperature (p/t) rating: See Crane publication <Flowseal>
Used method of conformity:
Up to category III defined by 97/23 EG Module H, see 97/23 EG, Annex II
Name of Independent Expert: Address of Independent Expert
Det Norske Veritas Region Norge
Veritasveien
1322 Høvik, Norway
Notified Body Number: 0434
Any change of the valve and/or the valve gear unit, which changes the design and/or the valve application other
than specified in clause 2 <Valve destination>, invalidates this declaration.

Long Beach, date


QA representative

3.2 Declaration for electric units


(If supplied) are included with the valve from the supplier.

4 Safety precautions
4.1. Important information for the user
These butterfly valves have been designed and produced to conform to the standards and specifications listed in
clause 3 <Manufacturer’s declarations>. To achieve the normal level of safety in practice, it is necessary, but it is
not the valve manufacturer’s liability, that
• the valve is only used as specified in clause 2 <Valve destination>,
• the valve has been connected to pipe system and the plant control system correctly and that these sys-
tems are regularly inspected for correct function,
• this plant control system conforms to the requirements of EN 292-2, Annex I, clause 1.2.1,
• in the pipe system, abnormal service conditions, such as water hammer, vibrations or thermal chocks, do
not occur
• the service parameters in this pipe system are those that have been the basis to choose the valve type
and the materials for the valve body and the valve functional parts,
• a valve used at high and/or low service temperature shall be insulated properly,

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• the valve is not charged with outside loads, which are not known to and not accepted by the valve manu-
facturer; i.e. earthquake or high pipe reaction loads,
• only trained and duly authorized personnel, who are instructed regularly in all aspects of local safety at
works and for environment protection (and for low voltage electric systems, if such units are supplied), –
specifically those involving corrosive and/or dangerous fluids, if any – install, operate, and repair the valve
and connect the gear to the plant control system,
• necessary tools are available for installation, service, maintenance, and repair,
• and that the personnel know the content and respect the requirements of this manual.
Failure to observe the instructions of this manual will invalidate any warranty offered by Crane.

4.2 Basic safety measures


The safety requirements for pipe systems, into which the valves are installed, apply for the valves too. It is as-
sumed that the personnel installing and maintaining the valves respect such requirements.
For valves, the following measures should also be followed:
• Flowseal valves are designed for a test pressure in the pipe system not higher than 1.5x PN, under con-
dition, that the disc is (partly) open.
• The force to operate the manual of the gear or the lever is limited to normal ergonometric forces, see
standard EN 12570: <Method for sizing operational elements>.

4.3 Special kinds of danger

The shaft is sealed by a stuffing box. Before the nuts of the stuffing box flange are loos-
ened, be sure that the pressure in the pipe system is completely depressurised.

Before a valve is disassembled from the pipe or before a cover from the valve body is disas-
sembled, be sure that the pressure in the pipe system is completely depressurised.

Attention with toxic, hot, flammable, or other dangerous fluids: Take care that the adjacent
pipe system is completely drained, before the valve is disassembled from the pipe or before
the bolting of the stuffing box is loosened. Take special care of residual amounts of the fluid
that remain trapped in the valve and/or in the adjacent pipe.
A butterfly valve is not self-locking: The valve needs a gear or a self-locking lever for the sta-
ble position of the disc. If the gear shall be disassembled from the valve, take care that the
pipe system is depressurised.

If a valve is used in end-of-line-service and shall be opened under pressure, take special care
to disassemble the blind flange behind the valve. Even the space between disc and blind
flange may be filled with fluid under pressure. After that, open the valve very carefully.

5 Shipment and storage


The Flowseal butterfly valve is a high duty product and shall be shipped and stored with care.
If a hoist shall be used for better handling, fix the lifting devices at the valve body only, not at the
gear unit. Take care to protect the valve and the gear from any damage from the handling with
lifting devices.

⇒ Take special care to protect the flange faces from damage.


⇒ If the valve shall be stored before installation, store it in a clean location and protect the valve from harsh
environmental conditions, such as dirt, debris, and humidity.
⇒ Store the valve with the original packaging and/or flange protectors on a suitable skid, pallet, or box.
⇒ The valve shall be stored in the full closed position of the disc, do not operate the gear.
If the packaging is not damaged, bring the valve to the installation place in the original packaging. Keep an un-
packed valve away from any pollution, humidity, and corrosive environment.
If you receive the valve and it is damaged, notify the delivery personnel and ask for a claim number.

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6 Installation
6.1 General
All valves shall be installed by qualified personnel with respect to clause 5 <Transport> and the following clause
6.2.
The basic requirements for the installation of valves are the same as for the pipe system into which the valves
shall be installed. The following instructions give requirements that are additional for the installation of valves.

A butterfly valve is not self-locking: It needs a gear or a self-locking lever unit for the stable posi-
tioning of the disc. If the valve is supplied bare shaft, you may install it, but don’t pressurize it!

The gear end stops were adjusted at the Factory: Do not change this adjustment without agree-
ment of the valve manufacturer.

6.2 Steps to install the valve


At first installation, respect the following steps:
⇒ Remove the packaging and/or the flange protective covers and be sure that the valve, the connecting flange
surfaces at both sides of the valve body, and the gear are free from damage and any contamination. Valves
or gear units with visible damage should not be installed.
⇒ Check and be sure that the valve pressure class and the flange connecting dimensions correspond to the
flanged pipe end dimensions.
⇒ Check and be sure that both pipe flange ends correspond to clause 2 <Valve destination>, first item.
⇒ To protect damage of the valve disc, be sure that the clearance of the adjacent pipe flanges is sufficient for
the disc in full open position. See dimension “E” in the Crane publication <Flowseal>.
⇒ Inspect and be sure that the valve waterway and both adjacent pipe insides are free from dirt, rust, pipe scale,
welding slag, and any other foreign material: Specifically, solid and hard particles may damage the valve seat!
⇒ When installing into an existing pipe system, be sure that the distance between the pipe flanges conforms to:
(valve end-to-end dimension + 2x the gasket thickness plus about 1/8” [3 mm]).
⇒ The valve should be installed preferably in the optimal position with the valve shafts horizontal. Avoid putting
the gear directly under the valve: Stuffing box leakage may damage the gear unit.
⇒ Install the butterfly valve with the disc in full closed position. Just before installation, check and be sure that
the position indicator of the gear indicates this closed position correctly.

The valve shall be installed with the marked direction PREFERRED (see the valve marking tag)
conforming to the direction of the pressure working at the closed disc of the valve. This direction
is not always identical to the flow direction!

At installation flange bolts and studs with different lengths may be needed.
To ensure proper installation, refer to Crane publication < Bolting Selection Chart>.

⇒ Use graphite lubricant for all threaded holes in the valve body. Fasten all bolts according to Figure 2 in the
Crane publication, using the torque recommended by the flange gasket supplier.
⇒ When fastening the flange bolting, be sure that the flange bolts center the valve body correctly.

For the connection of limit switches (if any) to the plant control system, respect the manual in-
cluded with the unit. Trained and duly authorized personnel only shall connect this unit to the con-
trol system.

⇒ Last step of the installation: Make a functional test: Open and close the valve to the tight position and check
the correct signalisation of the limit switches (if any).

7 Pressure test, start-up, and normal service


The requirements for the pressure test and the start-up for valves are the same as for the pipe system, into which
the valve is installed. It is assumed that trained and duly authorized personnel do this.

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The following instructions give such requirements only, which are additional for the pressure test and start-up
of butterfly valves.
⇒ For pressure test and start-up, respect the requirements of clause 4 <Safety instructions>.
⇒ Be sure that all valves in the pipe section are in full OPEN position.
⇒ Flush the pipe system carefully before the pressure test to be sure that all hard particles (specifically in
newly installed pipe systems) have been flushed out, then fill the pipe section and bleed it of trapped air.
⇒ If a closed butterfly valve is used in an end-of-line position, the pressure test shall be limited to 1.1x PN
(for PN, see marking in the valve tag).
⇒ Check during pressure test that the valve (specifically the stuffing box) and the flanged pipe connections
are tight, if not, see clause 8 <Troubleshooting guide>. Any stuffing box leakage should be stopped as
quickly as possible!

Valves in end-of-line-position: For normal service, specifically with gaseous, hot, or dangerous fluids,
a Flowseal butterfly valve should be used only if a blind flange is installed downstream.
Do not operate such a valve if there is not sufficient space for the disc to move out.
A butterfly valve is not self-locking:
The gear should not be disassembled, as long as the valve is pressurised.

8 Troubleshooting Guide
At any troubleshooting, respect the requirements of clause 4 <Safety instructions>. For item numbers referred to
in the following clauses, see Figure 1.

Possible Defect Remedy Remark


Tighten the flange gasket to necessary torque
Leakage at flange shown in the gasket supplier documentation.
connection If this is in vain:
Replace the flange gasket(s).
Danger
To tighten the stuffing box:
Personal injury!
Leakage at the Fasten both nuts (15, 16) evenly in little steps,
stuffing box until leakage disappears.
When the packing (5) in the stuffing
After 1 to 2 hours, check stuffing box tightness box is to be replaced, strictly follow
again. If necessary, repeat procedure. clause 9.1.
A (hard) particulate may be clamped between the seat
surfaces:
Open the valve 2x to 3x under pressure to flush Change of the seat ring (6):
Leakage in the seat out the particulate. Follow clause 9.2.
If this is in vain:
Disassemble the valve from the pipe, respecting
clause 9.2 (and if necessary, clause 9.3, too).
Fasten the end cup bolting (12) of the lower
Leakage at the
stuffing box.
body cover
If this is in vain:
Replace the end cup seal (19) of the lower stuff-
ing box.
Disassemble the valve completely, clean all func-
Defect of the valve
tional parts, and replace the seat ring (6) and any
functional parts
other damaged parts. See clauses 9.2 and 9.3

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9 Replacement of worn parts
Worn parts of Flowseal butterfly valves may be replaced with usual tools and usual lifting devices.
If lifting devices must be used for the valve transport, fix these lifting devices at the body of the
valve only, not at the gear.
Take care to protect the valve and the gear unit from damage during handling.

Figure 1 Flowseal Butterfly valve assembly drawings

9.1 Replacement of the stuffing box packing (8)


When repairing, respect the requirements of clause 4.3 <Special kinds of danger>.

Danger – Personal injury! Before the nuts (15, 16) of the stuffing box flange are loosened, be
sure that the pressure in the pipe system upstream and downstream is zero.

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If the packing of the stuffing box is to be replaced, it is necessary to remove the gear unit or lever.
⇒ Depressurise the pipe system at both sides of the valve, close it and disconnect the electric supply of the
limit switch unit (if any) to the plant control system.
⇒ Mark or protocol the gear position relative to the connecting flange, unscrew the connecting flange bolting,
and disassemble the gear or lever from the valve,
⇒ Do not operate a disconnected gear and take care that the key remains fully located in the valve shaft and
secure it by an adhesive tape until reassembling of the gear.
⇒ Unscrew both nuts (15, 16) and take off gland flange (10) and the packing gland (9).
⇒ To take out the packing rings (8), use a packing extractor. Thoroughly clean the stuffing box cavity with a
suitable tool or cleaning measure.

Do not use sharp tools for cleaning: Any damage of the packing cavity surfaces may cause irrepa-
rable damage of the stuffing box.

⇒ Reinstall new packing rings (8) in the following order:


→ one ground ring of graphite SS-reinforced (or PTFE),
→ three packing rings of graphite (not reinforced) (or PTFE),
→ one ground ring of graphite SS-reinforced (or PTFE),
and compress each packing ring (8) (use gland (9)) separately before adding the next one. Then put on the
gland (9) and the flange (10) and compress the stuffing box by the nuts (15, 16) evenly in small steps.

To compress the packing rings (8), fasten both nuts (15, 16) evenly in small steps. Compress first
smoothly, and then fasten the nuts (15, 16) with the torque listed in Table 1.

DN [mm] (in) 50-200 (2-8) 250-300 (10-12) 350-500 (14-20) 600-750 (24-30) 900-1200 (36-48)
MA [Nm] (in-lb) 3 (25) 4 (35) 6 (50) 9 (75) 12 (100)
Table 1 Torque to fasten the nuts (15)
⇒ Re-install the gear or lever in the position as marked before, reconnect the electric supply of the limit
switches (if any) to the plant control system and open the valve.
⇒ Bring the pipe system under pressure and check immediately the tightness of the stuffing box: In case
of leakage, tighten by the nuts (15, 16) evenly, until the leakage disappears.
⇒ Operate the valve 3x to 4x with full stroke.
⇒ Check again the tightness of the stuffing box 1 hour later and again 24 hours later. If necessary, tighten it at
the nuts (15, 16) as described above.

9.2 Replacement of the seat ring (6)


For disassembly of the seat ring, it is necessary to remove the valve from the pipe. During repair, respect the
requirements of clause 4.3 <Special kinds of danger> and clause 5 <Transport>. It is recommended to replace
the seat ring (6) in the workshop.
⇒ Depressurize the pipe system at both sides of the valve, close it, and disconnect the electric supply of the
limit switch unit (if any) to the plant control system.
⇒ Disassemble the valve from the pipe and bring it to the workshop.
⇒ Put the valve on a bench with the retainer ring (2) facing up. Use blocks as support.

Soft Seated valve installation

⇒ Remove set screws from valve.


⇒ Remove retaining ring from valve.
⇒ Remove old seat from valve.
⇒ Inspect the disc for scratches and carefully remove scratches from the disc.
⇒ Bend seat to make it pliable.
⇒ The green mark on the seat goes against the retaining ring.
⇒ Push the seat against the retaining ring until it snaps into place.

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⇒ Locate wire in retaining ring and place a gap in the wire in the 12 o'clock position and place the seat and re-
taining ring into the valve body.
⇒ Make sure valve disc is in the closed position.
⇒ Use four "C" clamps and press the seat into the valve body. The retaining ring should almost be flush with the
valve body.
⇒ Start in the 12 o'clock position and go clockwise until you return to the 12 o'clock position. Remove the "C"
clamps.
⇒ Open and close the valve 3 times to verify that the valve is closing properly.
⇒ If valve is not repeatable adjust handle or gear operator, until valve is repeatable.

Metal Seated valve installation

⇒ Remove set screws from valve.


⇒ Remove Retaining Ring from valve.
⇒ Remove old seat from valve.
⇒ Inspect the disc for scratches and carefully remove scratches from the disc.
⇒ The metal seat should have graphite tape on both sides, on the outer edge of the seat.
⇒ Install back-up ring into body cavity. It doesn't matter where the gap in back-up ring is located.
⇒ Install seat on top of the back-up ring.
⇒ Locate wire in retaining ring and place gap in the wire in the 12 o'clock position and place seat and retaining
ring into the valve body.
⇒ Make sure valve disc is in the closed position.
⇒ Use four "C" clamps and press the seat into the valve body. The retaining ring should almost be flush with the
valve body.
⇒ Start in the 12 o'clock position and go clockwise until you return to the 12 o'clock position. Remove the "C"
clamps.
⇒ Open and close the valve 3 times to verify that the valve is closing properly.
⇒ If valve is not repeatable adjust handle or gear operator, until valve is repeatable.

Fire-Flow valve installation

⇒ Remove set screws from valve.


⇒ Remove retaining ring from valve.
⇒ Remove old seats from valve.
⇒ Inspect the disc for scratches and carefully remove scratches from the disc.
⇒ Bend soft seat to make it pliable and lay it in the valve body.
⇒ The metal seat should have graphite tape on both sides, on the outer edge of the seat.
⇒ Lay the metal seat on top of the soft seat.
⇒ Locate wire in retaining ring and place a gap in the wire in the 12 o'clock position and place seat and retain-
ing ring into the valve body.
⇒ Make sure valve disc is in the closed position.
⇒ Use four "C" clamps and press the seat into the valve body. The retaining ring should almost be flush with
the valve body.
⇒ Start in the 12 o'clock position and go clockwise until you return to the 12 o'clock position. Remove the "C"
clamps.
⇒ Open and close the valve 3 times to verify that the valve is closing properly.
⇒ If valve is not repeatable adjust Handle or Gear operator, until valve is repeatable.

The valve shall be reassembled in inverse sequence, but respect:


Adjust the CLOSED end stop in the gear (if necessary):
The tight disc closure shall not be disabled by the mechanical end stop in valve body!
If necessary, readjust the mechanical end stop in the gear: In „CLOSED“-position under full
closure torque, the disc (3) shall be in a position parallel to retainer ring (2).

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⇒ Before the valve is reinstalled into the pipe, check the seat tightness – if possible, in a testing device: This
tightness should be the same as at the valve’s first supply. In case of seat leakage, adjust the gear or lever
until the leakage stops.
⇒ If the valve is tight, reinstall it into the pipe and respect all relevant steps in the clause 6.2 <Steps to in-
stall…>.
⇒ Finally, check the valve functions and the correct signalisation of the limit switches (if any) at pressurized
pipe.

9.3 Disassembly of the Flowseal butterfly valve


If other functional parts of the valve shall be replaced or if the seat in the disc edge shall be re-machined, the
Flowseal valve must be disassembled completely. The valve manufacturer normally should do this repair.

9.4 Exchange of the gear


If a valve bare shaft shall be assembled with a gear or if an existing gear shall be replaced, follow the instructions
in clause 9.1 <Replacement of the stuffing box packing>.

If a gear is ordered separately from the valve supply, be sure that the gear is correctly sized: See
Crane publication <Flowseal, Torque tables>

Additionally check and be sure that the end stop in the CLOSED position of the gear is correctly adjusted as de-
scribed in clause 9.2 <Replacement of the seat ring>.

10 Maintenance
Check regularly, that the valve is tight at the stuffing box and at the flange connection. Flowseal butterfly valves
normally do not require more than the maintenance of the stuffing box. In case of leakage:
⇒ To seal the packing (8) fasten both nuts (15, 16) evenly in little steps, until the leakage disappears.
⇒ Check 1h and 24h later, if necessary, repeat.
At the limit of the admissible temperature, at high operational frequency, and with corrosive fluids, the valve body
and the trim (trim = functional parts inside) may wear and/or corrode more than usual.
For the corrosion resistance of the valve body and the trim, the customer normally has sufficient experience at
comparable service conditions and with comparable elements in his pipe system. According to this experience,
the valve should be removed from the pipe for inspection after an appropriate period.

If the corrosion and/or erosion effect of the fluid used is unknown, the valve’s inside surfaces
should be inspected at suitable intervals. Parts with corrosion/erosion damage should be replaced,
if possible by a more suitable material alternative.

The valve body wall thickness has – in additional to the design requirements – a corrosion reserve
of more than 1mm. If the corrosion rate is considerably higher, the valve should be replaced

11 Spare parts
For any wear and/or repair, use original Crane spare parts only.
Sets of spare parts for Flowseal butterfly valves can be supplied from the stock of the valve manufacturer. To
identify the valve supplied, the valve manufacturer needs the following information:
⇒ the number and the supply position on the confirmation of order,
⇒ or all markings on the tag of the valve body.

Spare parts for the stuffing box are sensitive parts and should be handled with care and stored in
the original packing in a cool and dry place.

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12 More information
In case of any questions on this manual or for further information, please contact your local Crane representative
or contact the factory at

3201 Walnut Avenue


Long Beach, CA 90807
U.S.A.
T: +1 562-426-2531
F: +1 562-490-9546
www.cranevalve.com

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Boundary Conditions for Flowseal valves

Scope of product: See price list & catalog data


Service fluid: Flowseal valves are not recommended for use with fluid (gas) that
has presence of any solids. This also applies to liquids subject to
solidification in lower temperature ranges. (Unless provision is
made to maintain the temperature above solidification limit.) Fluid
(gas) in contact with pressure boundary component shall be
compatible with materials of construction based on published
reputable corrosion data.
Pressure boundary For valves not intended for DDES, the only pressure boundary
components: component is the body. Retainer plate, shaft & bolting are not
included in the definition of pressure boundary components.
For valves intended for use in DDES, in addition to the body, the
following components become pressure boundary components:
- Retainer Plate
- Retainer Plate Bolting
- Disc
- Shaft
Service Life: 20 years on pressure on main boundary component, based on
corrosion rate of 0.006” per year and corrosion allowance of .120”.
The rest of the components subject to wear should be replaced
within normal scheduled maintenance periods. If the valve material
selection is compatible with the media (corrosion rate equal or less
than 0.006”/year), end user shall perform annual inspection of the
valve wall thickness. If not, depending on severity of application,
inspection shall be done no less than twice per year.
Allowable pressure Valve is designed to operate within published limits shown in the
and temperature: catalog/IMI pressure/temperature chart.
Materials for pressurized parts: Only materials identified in ASME section II, part D can be used as
materials for pressure boundary parts for non CE marked products.
For CE marked valves, we can use only Harmonized and/or
approved by using PMA method materials. All the materials can be
used within the limits defined in their application range and/or
pressure/temperature chart (whichever is lower) as pressure
boundary materials. (See attached list of approved materials.)
Materials in contact with fluid (gas) shall be compatible with media
based on published reputable corrosion data.
Packing and gasket materials: Packing and gasket materials to be compatible with expected
operating conditions.
On request a purge connection can be supplied.
Corrosion Allowance: 1/8 of an inch as a minimum
Method of operation: See Actuation Price List for standard actuation selection
guidelines. Non-standard actuation can be supplied as an
Engineered option.
Limits for actuation selection: The actuator must have the adequate minimum torque value to
operate the valve.
Frequency of operation: Standard valve design is based on a life span of 10,000 cycles.
Installation orientation: Ideal installation position is with the shaft located in horizontal
position. It is acceptable to install the shaft in vertical position for
sizes 14” & smaller.

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Flow velocity/Pressure drop: To keep noise and erosion to a minimum, the velocity through the
valve shall not exceed the limits for fluids. (See attached limitation
table with compatible pipe velocity/pressure drop through the valve
for fluids.) For gasses, the maximum velocity should not exceed
200 ft/sec.
Dynamic torque limitation: To prevent possibility of “stalling” the valve or even damaging the
internals, the dynamic torque value shall not exceed the maximum
published torque value for this valve or actuator torque rating,
whichever is lower. The methodology of calculating dynamic torque
is defined in IMI/Catalog
Hydrostatic test: Per Annex 1 of PED, MSS-SP-61 or API-598, whichever is larger.
Pressure cycles: Unlimited cycles < Design Pressure/3
Thermal cycles: Unlimited cycles < 30 °F
Heat up/cool down rate: Valve not to be subject to warm-up rate exceeding 200 °F per hour.
Pipe & support reactions: All reaction loads transmitted through valve ends. Cross section
and Moment of Inertia of valve ends to be greater than that of the
connecting pipe.
External fire capability: Only Fire-Flow configuration has a provision to be used in
flammable applications.
Wind and Earthquake rating: 1g load in any direction.
Vent or drain method: None.

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Minimum Wall Thickness for Flowseal Valves

CLASS 150# CLASS 300# CLASS 600#


Valve t Valve t Valve t
size min size min size min
2" 0.15 2" 0.23 2" 0.23
2.5" 0.15 2.5" 0.25 3" 0.28
3" 0.15 3" 0.27 4" 0.32
3.5" 0.16 3.5" 0.28 6" 0.40
4" 0.16 4" 0.29 8" 0.48
5" 0.18 5" 0.32 10" 0.56
6" 0.19 6" 0.35 12" 0.65
8" 0.20 8" 0.41 14" 0.72
10" 0.22 10" 0.45 16" 0.81
12" 0.25 12" 0.51
14" 0.26 14" 0.56
16" 0.28 16" 0.61
18" 0.30 18" 0.66
20" 0.32 20" 0.71
24" 0.36 24" 0.82
30" 0.43 30" 0.92
36" 0.49
42" 0.56
48" 0.61

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FLOWSEAL VALVE MANUAL

150# Lug Valves Wafer Valves


Cap Screw Studs & Nuts Studs & Nuts
Valve Tread Qty Length Qty Length Qty Length Qty Length Qty Length
Size Size
IN "A" "A" "B" "B" "C" "C" "D" "D"
2" 5/8 -11 4 1.50 4 1.50 4 2.25 4 2.25 4 5.00
2.5" 5/8 -11 4 1.88 4 1.81 4 2.63 4 2.63 4 5.38
3" 5/8 -11 4 2.13 4 1.69 4 3.00 4 2.50 4 5.50
4" 5/8 -11 8 2.00 8 1.75 8 3.00 8 2.50 8 5.75
5" 3/4 -10 8 1.88 8 1.93 8 3.00 8 3.00 8 6.13
6" 3/4 -10 8 2.38 8 1.88 8 3.50 8 2.75 8 6.25
8" 3/4 -10 8 2.63 8 2.13 8 3.63 8 3.06 8 6.75
10" 7/8 -9 12 3.00 12 2.25 12 4.13 12 3.37 12 7.50
12" 7/8 -9 12 3.38 12 2.38 12 4.50 12 3.50 12 8.13
14" 1-8 12 3.63 12 2.63 12 5.00 12 3.88 12 9.00
16" 1-8 16 4.13 16 2.75 16 5.50 16 4.00 16 9.50
18" 1 1/8-8 16 4.25 16 3.25 16 5.75 16 4.63 16 10.50
20" 1 1/8-8 16 5.13 16 3.19 16 6.50 16 4.50 16 11.25
4 4.06 4 3.19 4 5.50 4 4.25 8
24" 1 1/4-8 20 5.63 20 4.19 20 7.25 20 5.75 20 13.06
30" 1 1/4-8 24 6.38 24 6.13 24 8.13 24 7.75 24 15.88
4 4.88 4 4.50 4 6.50 4 6.13 8
36" 1 1/2-8 28 7.56 28 7.56 28 9.38 28 9.38 28 19.25
4 5.63 4 5.38 4 7.50 4 7.19 8
42" 1 1/2-8 32 8.19 32 8.19 32 10.00 32 10.00 32 20.63
4 6.38 4 5.50 4 8.25 4 7.38 8
48" 1 1/2-8 40 9.83 40 9.16 40 11.63 40 11.00 40 22.63
4 7.13 4 6.50 4 9.00 4 8.25 8

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300# Lug Valves Wafer Valves
Cap Screw Studs & Nuts
Size Tread Qty Length Qty Length Stud Length Qty Length Qty Length
Size Length
Wafer
Body
IN "A" "A" "B" "B" "C" "D" "D"
2" 5/8-11 8 1.63 8 1.63 5.255 2.50 8 2.50 8 5.25
2.5" 3/4-10 8 1.88 8 1.88 5.875 2.88 8 2.88 8 5.88
3" 3/4-10 8 2.13 8 2.00 6.155 3.13 8 2.88 8 6.25
4" 3/4-10 8 2.50 8 2.13 6.625 3.44 8 3.13 8 6.63
5" 3/4-10 8 2.25 8 2.25 7.005 3.25 8 3.25 8 7.00
6" 3/4-10 12 2.75 12 2.25 7.165 3.75 12 3,38 12 7.13
8" 7/8-9 12 3.38 12 2.75 8.490 4.50 12 4.00 12 8.50
10" 1-8 16 3.75 16 3.25 9.630 5.00 16 4.50 14 9.63
5.000 4 5.00
12" 1 1/8-8 16 4.00 16 3.50 10.615 5.50 16 5.00 12 10.63
5.250 8 5.25
14" 1 1/8-8 16 4.63 16 4.25 11.855 6.00 16 5.75 16 11.88
4 3.75 4 3.44 5.25 4 4.88 8 5.25
16" 1 1/4-8 16 4.75 16 4.93 12.995 6.44 16 6.50 16 13.00
4 3.75 4 3.88 5.38 4 5.50 8 5.50
18" 1 1/4-8 20 5.31 20 5.31 13.885 6.88 20 6.88 20 13.88
4 4.00 4 3.88 5.63 4 5.44 8 5.50
20" 1 1/4-8 20 5.75 20 5.50 14.555 7.31 20 7.13 20 14.63
4 4.25 4 4.00 5.75 4 5.63 8 5.75
24" 1 1/2-8 20 6.31 20 6.31 16.560 8.25 20 8.13 20 16.63
4 4.50 4 4.50 6.50 4 6.44 8 6.50
30" 1 3/4-8 24 8.00 24 8.00 20.490 10.13 24 10.13 24 20.50
4 5.68 4 5.75 7.88 4 7.88 8 7.88

600# LUG VALVES WAFER VALVES


CAP SCREW STUDS & NUTS STUDS & NUTS
SIZE TREAD QTY LENGTH QTY LENGTH QTY LENGTH QTY LENGTH QTY LENGTH
SIZE
IN "A" "A" "B" "B" "C" "C" "D" "D"
3" 3/4-10 8 2.50 8 2.50 8 3.50 8 3.50 8 7.13
4" 7/8-9 8 3.00 8 3.00 8 4.13 8 4.00 8 8.25
6" 1-8 12 3.50 12 3.50 12 4.63 12 4.63 12 10.00
8" 1 1/8-8 12 4.25 12 4.25 12 5.63 12 5.63 12 11.75
10" 1 1/4-8 12 5.25 12 4.75 12 6.75 12 6.25 12 13.75
4 4.13 4 4.75 4 5.75 4 6.25 4 6.25
12" 1 1/4-8 16 5.50 16 5.63 16 7.13 16 7.13 16 14.50
4 4.25 4 4.63 4 5.75 4 6.25 4 6.25
14" 1 3/8-8 16 5.75 16 5.75 16 7.50 16 7.50 16 15.63
4 4.50 4 4.63 4 6.25 4 6.25 4 6.25
16" 1 1/2-8 16 6.75 16 6.75 16 8.75 16 8.75 16 18.00
4 5.25 4 5.25 4 7.25 4 7.25 4 7.25

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FLOWSEAL VALVE MANUAL
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED FLUID VELOCITIES – 150# ANSI

150# ANSI VALVES SHAFT DOWNSTREAM / SEAT UPSTREAM

OPENING SIZE 3” 4” 6” 8” 10” 12” 14” 16” 18” 20” 24” 30”
∆P 22 21 12 12 12 11 12 11 14 11 11 11
90° Q 994 1897 3436 6304 10538 13986 22620 29335 42665 45770 69650 108620
V 43.1 47.6 38.1 40.3 42.7 39.9 53.4 53.2 60.1 52.6 55.9 52.6
∆P 27 28 14 13 13 12 14 12 15 12 12 12
80° Q 1158 2301 3898 6090 11316 15339 25656 31208 44965 48688 74090 113610
V 50.3 57.7 43.2 44 46.6 43.5 60.5 56.6 68.3 55.9 59.5 55.9
∆P 25 27 13 11 11 11 13 11 13 11 11 11
70° Q 795 1610 2682 4527 7568 10490 17660 22000 30827 34327 52236 81466
V 34.5 40.4 29.8 28.9 30.7 30 41.7 39.8 44 39.4 41.5 39.4
∆P 37 41 20 18 18 15 20 24 20 16 16 15
60° Q 712 1460 2440 4247 7098 8981 16064 23833 28040 30360 46200 69760
V 31 36.7 27.1 27.2 28.8 25.6 38 43.1 40.1 34.9 36.7 33.7
∆P 55 59 34 30 30 21 35 24 35 24 22 22
50° Q 600 1206 2198 3790 6332 7341 14678 16465 25628 25690 37430 58372
V 26 30.3 24.4 24.2 25.7 20.9 34.7 29.8 36.6 29.5 29.8 28.2
∆P 86 90 60 52 51 42 57 46 57 46 43 42
40° Q 492 987 1937 3310 5477 6889 12427 15118 21690 23589 34700 53485
V 21.4 24.8 21.5 21.2 22.2 19.7 29.4 27.3 31 27.1 27.6 25.9
∆P 135 139 102 90 89 72 96 80 96 79 73 73
30° Q 349 684 1404 2419 4019 5006 8955 11073 15637 17172 25119 39174
V 15.4 17.2 15.6 15.5 16.3 14.3 21.2 20 22.3 19.7 19.9 18.9
∆P 219 224 177 148 146 131 166 138 166 138 135 134
20° Q 192 374 798 1326 2211 2895 5050 6238 8813 9726 14640 22747
V 8.3 9.4 8.8 8.5 8.9 8.3 11.9 11.3 12.6 11.2 11.6 11
∆P 285 285 285 223 221 212 250 216 250 215 216 213
10° Q 54 105 250 407 678 922 1549 1940 2703 3035 4629 7165
V 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.7 2.6 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.4

P = Maximum allowable pressure drop at degree opening, in PSI.


Q = Flow rate of water assuming no cavitation, in GPM.
V = Fluid velocity of Q in Schedule 40 pipe, in FPS.

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FLOWSEAL VALVE MANUAL
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED FLUID VELOCITIES – 200# ANSI

200# ANSI VALVES SHAFT DOWNSTREAM / SEAT UPSTREAM

OPENING SIZE 3” 4” 6” 8” 10” 12” 14” 16” 18” 20” 24” 30”
∆P 55 56 33 32 32 29 33 30 36 29 31 31
90° Q 1572 3098 5608 10295 17208 22710 31192 42992 55500 54659 89641 149773
V 68 77.8 63.2 65.8 69.8 64.8 75.7 77.7 79.2 62.8 71.2 72.4
∆P 54 57 36 31 33 30 37 32 39 33 32 33
80° Q 1635 2282 6060 10318 18348 23406 34681 46626 60654 61223 95629 162255
V 71.3 83.2 67.7 66.5 75.2 67.5 81.5 84.3 86.7 70.3 76 78.5
∆P 66 70 35 30 29 28 36 30 37 31 29 31
70° Q 1292 2594 4401 7476 12289 16737 24432 29785 42202 43846 65025 112320
V 55.9 65.1 48.8 47.8 49.8 47.8 57.7 53.9 60.3 50.4 51.9 54.4
∆P 98 108 53 48 47 39 55 46 57 45 44 44
60° Q 1158 2369 3975 6935 11470 14482 22145 27047 38414 38740 58737 98139
V 50.1 59.5 44.1 44.3 46.5 41.3 52.3 48.9 54.9 44.5 46.9 47.5
∆P 145 155 90 80 78 55 93 69 103 66 66 64
50° Q 975 1954 3576 6189 10209 11880 19895 22885 35673 32415 49703 81776
V 42.2 49.1 39.7 39.5 41.4 33.9 41.4 41.3 50.9 37.2 39.5 39.5
∆P 225 235 156 135 132 109 151 128 157 123 117 118
40° Q 795 1594 3122 5333 8812 11098 15810 20670 29208 29346 43883 73638
V 34.4 40 34.6 34.1 35.7 31.7 39.7 37.3 41.7 33.7 34.1 35.6
∆P 350 362 265 235 231 186 252 214 254 211 199 197
30° Q 561 1103 2263 3909 6475 8046 12665 14848 20638 21353 31796 52858
V 24.2 27.7 25.1 25 26.2 22.9 28.5 26.8 29.5 24.5 25.3 25.6
∆P 570 583 460 385 380 340 431 368 438 364 361 402
20° Q 310 604 1286 2138 3567 4665 6708 8345 11615 12019 18354 32361
V 13.4 15.1 14.2 13.6 14.4 13.3 15.9 15.1 16.6 13.8 14.7 15.6
∆P 740 740 740 560 574 550 668 572 663 566 570 561
10° Q 87 168 405 657 1092 1484 2326 2607 3579 3881 5778 9569
V 3.7 4.2 4.5 4.2 4.4 4.2 5.5 4.7 5.1 4.4 5.1 4.6

∆P = Maximum allowable pressure drop at degree opening, in PSI.


Q = Flow rate of water assuming no cavitation, in GPM.
V = Fluid velocity of Q in Schedule 40 pipe, in FPS.

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