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General Guidelines on Installation of Valves


Various types of Valves are required for instrumentation purpose: ISOLATING VALVES In any impulse line pipe work, 2 isolating valves must be fitted between the tapping point and the measuring instruments. These valves are known as primary and secondary isolation valves. Primary isolating valves (root valves) must be located at the tapping which can be globe valves. These valves shall be installed where access is possible. Secondary isolating valves shall be located at the end of interconnecting pipe. It should be as nearer as possible to the measuring instruments and should be of needle type. Sometimes, secondary valves may be forming part of the valve manifold supplied by the instrument manufacturers. The materials used in the isolating valves will be compatible to the materials used in the impulse piping line unless otherwise specified. Primary isolating valves shall be NB size with socket welded end. For pressure more than exceeding 40kg, 2 isolating valves shall be provided. In the case of heavy duty isolating valves, suitable support shall be provided to avoid any loading on the stubs. In viscous fluids, suitable steam tracing shall be provided.

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VENTING OR TESTING VALVES This valve is installed wherever the venting is required. Sometimes, a suitable screwed plug can also be installed in the place of venting valves. This valve can also be used for testing purpose with a suitable screwed plug fitted on the other side of the valve. This plug can be of standard and capable of being removed to enable the test instrumentation to be connected. This valve should be of needle type. These valves are always located as close to the measuring device as possible. Most of the Pressure Transducers are supplied with a suitable plug for venting purpose. However it is necessary in the impulse pipe in order to ensure proper venting of the gas bubbles or air that may be collected at the end of the impulse pipe and by providing vent pipe, venting can be carried safely without disconnecting the instruments.

EQUALISING VALVES These valves must be fitted inter-connecting the pipes differential pressure measuring device where both the impulse lines are filled with liquid and this valve will facilitate equalizing the measuring instruments while on load. These valves should be of needle type.

BLOWDOWN VALVES OR DRAIN VALVES These valves are fixed at the lowest end of impulse pipe. In the case of high pressure line always 2 valves shall be fitted in series. Normally, these valves will be of globe type. For low pressure application, single valve is sufficient. In case of air and flue gas measurements, either a plug or a suitable gate valve of gun metal on/off valve can be provided. Normally the drain valve shall be connected to the common drain header which finally is terminated at plate operation drain system.
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