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Test Procedure for Floating ball valves VTP-01

Test Procedure for Floating ball valves

Test Procedure for Floating ball valves VTP-01

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Test Procedure for Floating ball valves VTP-01
VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Sl.No

Description

Page No

1.0

Scope

01

2.0

Relevant Standard

01

3.0

Test Requirements

01

4.0

Test Fluid

05

5.0

Test Gauges

05

6.0

Test Certification

06

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VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves 1.0 SCOPE The

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1.0

SCOPE

The scope of this document is to define the factory test requirements for floating ball valves. Standard testing comprises hydrostatic testing of the pressure envelope (body), and seat tightness testing (hydrostatic and/or pneumatic) as applicable.

2.0

RELEVANT STANDARD

 

The requirements set out in this document are in accordance with the following national and international standard:

01. API 598

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Valve Inspection and Testing

02. BS 6755 part1

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Testing of valves

03. BS EN12266 part1 -

Industrial valves - Testing

The hydrostatic test pressures expressed in this standard comply with ASME B16.50 for flanges and fittings and ASME B16.34 for valves and BS EN 17292 for Class 800 valves

3.0

TEST REQUIREMENTS

 

3.1 General

Surface treatments of pressure containing valve components to prevent corrosion during storage prior to and during manufacture with a single primer coat(Minimum 5 microns thickness) or Phosphate/Black oxide coating is acceptable provided these preservations do not hide any porosity.

3.2 Test Apparatus

Valves which are flanged end connections must not be tested on equipment which subjects the valve to externally applied loads which may affect the body joint sealing performance. Single piece bodied valves may be clamped.

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VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves 3.3 HYDROSTATIC SEAT

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3.3 HYDROSTATIC SEAT TEST

a) PRINCIPLE :

The seat test assesses the sealing capability of the Valve Seat(s) in the direction for which the valve is designed. Since ball valve is bi-directional, can be tested in any direction.

b) PROCEDURE:

Using the clean dry cloth, wipe the Seat(s) clean (Not for Valves where Lubricant or sealing Compound is the primary means of sealing), if accessible.

Clamp the Valve; fill the Valve including the Body / Cavity, with Test Fluid.

Move the obturator to the closed position, apply and maintain the test pressure as per standard (Ref. Table 1, 3, 4.) on one side of the valve.

c) CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE:

No visually detectable leakage for the duration of test time as given in the appropriate valve product standard or test duration mentioned in (Table 2, 5.) from the vent area.

d) Repeat the same procedure in other stream side and check for leakages.

3.4 HYDROSTATIC SHELL TEST

a) PRINCIPLE:

The shell test assesses the pressure containing capability of the Valve Shell.

b) PROCEDURE

Keep the assembled Valve in partially opened position and clamp the Valve on the Test Rig.

Fill the cavity with the Test Liquid (Water), vent off the air from the cavity and blank off the ends of the Valve.

Apply the Test Pressure as per Standards (Ref. Table 1.) and maintain the Test Pressure to a period specified as per Standard (Ref. Table 2.). In the mean time inspect the Valve Shell (Body) thoroughly.

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VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves c ) CRITERIA

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c) CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE:

Visually detectable leakage / wetting through the pressure Boundary Walls is not acceptable. Stem Seal Leakage during the Shell test shall not be the cause for rejection, provided that the stem seals when the internal test pressure is reduced to the maximum permissible working pressure at 20 C.

3.5)

PNEUMATIC SEAT TEST

a) PROCEDURE:

Clamp the Valve, and move the obturator to close position.

Apply the Pneumatic Test Pressure on the upstream side of the closed Valve and maintain the pressure as per standard.

b) CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE:

No visually detectable leakage for the duration of test time as given in the appropriate valve product standard or test duration mentioned in Table 2.

Repeat the same procedure in other stream side and check for leakages.

4.0 Test Fluid

4.1 Test Liquid

Hydrostatic tests shall be carried out with water at ambient temperatures, within the range of 41 F (5 C) and 122 F (50 C),unless the use of another liquid is agreed between the purchaser and the manufacturer. If water is used, it will contain water-soluble oil or rust inhibitor. Potable water used for pressure test of austenitic stainless steel valves shall have chloride content less than 30ppm and for carbon steel valves shall be less than 200ppm.

4.2 Cleaning

Austenitic and duplex stainless steel valves and valves made of 9% nickel alloy shall be flushed with demineralized water (chloride content of 1ppm maximum) immediately after the hydrostatic test.

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VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves 5.0 4.3 Drying

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5.0

4.3

Drying After Hydrostatic testing, the valves should be blown through using dry compressed air, followed by a visual inspection for dryness. If moisture is still found, the above process shall be repeated until visually dry.

Test Gauges

Test bay gauges shall be calibrated at intervals not exceeding three months.

6.0

Test Certification

When specified by the purchaser, the manufacturer shall issue a BS EN10204 Type 3.1 test certificate confirming that the valves have been tested in accordance with the requirements of this specification.

Table 1: Test Pressure (ASME B 16.34 & BS EN 17292 for Class 800 valves)

Sl.No

Valve Class

Hydro Shell

Hydro seat

Kg/cm2

psig

Kg/cm2

psig

01

150

32

450

22

315

02

300

79

1125

58

815

04

800

105

1500

77

1100

03

600

157

2225

115

1630

05

900

236

3350

172

2445

06

1500

396

5575

287

4080

07

2500

649

9280

475

6790

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VOLTECH TEJAS VALVES PVT LTD VTP-01 Test Procedure for Floating Ball Valves Table 2: Test

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Table 2: Test Duration

Nominal Size (NPS)

Minimum Test Duration (seconds)

 

Hydro shell test

Back seat test

Hydro seat

Air seat

test

test

< 2

15

15

15

15

2 ½ 6

60

60

60

60

8 12

120

60

120

120

>14

300

60

120

120

Note: The test duration is the period of inspection after the valve is fully prepared and is under full pressure.

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