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ISO 9001
Cert. No. LRQ 0963008
TI-P405-24
AB Issue 4
BBV980A
Air /Water Actuated Boiler Blowdown Valve
Description
The Spirax Sarco BBV980A is used specifically for bottom
blowdown duty on steam boilers. The BBV980A can be air or
water actuated and is also fitted with a hand lever. An internal
scraper ring protects the spindle seals from any deposits on the
stem, ensuring a long maintenance free seal life.
When used with the BT1000 blowdown controller the system
provides timed control of bottom blowdown, ensuring that the
recommended blowdown occurs with the minimum of heat loss
and also avoids duplication and omissions.
The valve can be fitted with a mechanical switchbox. This can be
linked to a BT1000 or a BMS system to indicate when the valve
has not closed.
A " 3-way solenoid valve is required, and may be directly
mounted on the side of the actuator.
Sizes and pipe connections
DN25, DN32, DN40, DN50 and DN65 flanged BS 4504 PN40
or DN32, DN40 and DN50 flanged BS 1560 ANSI Class 300.
(Note: Flanges are not ANSI, but PN40 drilled to suit ANSI flanges)
Optional extras
Spirax Sarco BT1000 automatic bottom blowdown timer
Spirax Sarco WAV1 3-port solenoid valve
Spirax Sarco VSB1 mechanical switch
Spirax Sarco Actuator air set
Spirax Sarco BBV980A manual actuation lever
Limiting conditions
Maximum operating pressure 32 bar g
Maximum operating temperature 239C
Designed for a maximum cold
PN40 60 bar g
hydraulic test pressure of:
ANSI 300 76 bar g
Ambient operating temperature -20C to +90C
Maximum air / water supply pressure 4 bar g
Valve Differential pressure at valve bar g
size 5 10 15 29 32
Minimum
DN25 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7
air / water supply DN32 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.9
pressure bar g
DN40 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.7
DN50 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.2 2.7
DN65 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.7 3.5
Maximum water actuation supply temperature 70C
Mechanical switch rating 1 A, 25 Vdc
Protection rating IP65
Technical data
Operating time 5 seconds
Clean compressed air free from oil.
Operating media Water free from dirt and corrosives.
Maximum temperature 70C
Air/ water
consumption
3.6 L of air @ reference conditions.
(litres/ stroke)
0.9 L of water.
Materials (valve)
No. Part Material
1 Body Carbon manganese steel DIN 17245 GS-C25
2 Bonnet Carbon manganese steel DIN 17245 GS-C25
3 Cone head Martensitic stainless steel 1.4122 DIN 17442
4 Cone spindle Austenitic stainless steel 1.4571 DIN 17441
5 Seat ring
Austenitic stellited
stainless steel
1.4571 DIN 17441
6 Stuffing ring Leaded brass Cu Zn40 Pb2 DIN 17672 (PT1)
7 Chevron rings PTFE
8
Chevron
spring
Austenitic stainless steel 1.4310 DIN 17224
9
Chevron
washer
Austenitic stainless steel 1.4301 DIN 17440
10 Scraper ring NBR
11 Bush Brass Rg7 DIN 17007 (2.1090)
12 Bonnet gasket Reinforced graphite
13 Studs 1.0501 DIN 17240
14 Nuts 1.1181 DIN 17240
Materials (actuator)
No. Part Material
15
Diaphragm
housing
Pressed steel
16
Rolling
diaphragm
Fabric reinforced nitrile rubber
17 Piston Pressed steel
18 Springs Steel
19 Pillars Steel
20
Stainless steel manual actuation lever
(Supplied separately at extra cost)
K
vs
values
Valve size DN25 DN32 DN40 DN50 DN65
K
vs
values 7.5 11 24 30 45
For conversion: C
v
(UK) = K
v
x 0.963 C
v
(US) = K
v
x 1.156
WAV1
VSB1
BBV980A
Assembly
Lever
Bracket
BBV980A Air /Water Actuated Boiler Blowdown Valve TI-P405-24 AB Issue 4
Spare parts
The spare parts available are detailed below. No other parts are
supplied as spares.
Available spares
Head/ spindle set - 3, 4
(one piece welded cone head and spindle - please state valve size)
Gasket / packing set - 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
(stuffing ring, chevron rings, chevron spring, chevron washer,
scraper ring, bush and bonnet gasket - please state valve size)
How to order spares
Always order spares using the description given in the column
headed 'Available spares' and state the size and type of valve.
Example: 1 off Gasket / packing set for a Spirax Sarco DN32
BBV980A air / water actuated boiler blowdown valve.
Dimensions/weights (approximate) in mm and kg
*
Hand lever
Valve size A B C D E F1 F2 Valve bore Weight
DN25 265 337 160 115 90 334 361 20 21
DN32 265 342 180 140 90 334 361 25 23
DN40 265 364 200 150 90 568 616 40 26
DN50 265 360 230 165 90 568 616 40 28
DN65 265 365 290 185 90 803 871 50 34
*
This is supplied as a separate item at extra cost
Hand lever sections
Valve size Lever sections
DN25 - DN32 1 off
DN40 - DN50 2 off
DN65 3 off
How to specify
Two port single seat valve suitable for bottom blowdown applications
up to 32 bar. The valve should be water or air actuated with
stellited seats and an internal scraper ring to remove deposits from
the valve stem.
How to order
Example:
1 off Spirax Sarco DN50 BBV980A boiler blowdown valve with
actuator flanged to PN40.
1 off WAV1 3-port solenoid valve 240 V suitable for air and water.
1 off VSB1 mechanical switch.
1 off Actuator air set.
2 off BBV980A hand lever sections.
*
3, 4
10
6
7
9
8
11
Part view showing stem seal arrangement
A
B
F1
F2
E
D
C