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Doc 75 Mar 2004


VAAS uni-directional knife gate valves in a typical slurry pump suction Typical applications of VAAS uni-directional and bi-directional slurry valves

CONTENTS
2. VAAS SERIES 700 BI-D SLURRY VALVES
3. TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
4. DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
5. SEAT & GLAND SEALING FEATURES
6. VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE PARTS & MATERIALS
7. VAAS RCGC ACTUATOR PARTS & MATERIALS / ACTUATOR SELECTION TABLE
8 & 9. VAAS FIG. 755 EXPLODED VIEW
10. ACTUATION & ACCESSORIES
11. VAAS PNEUMATIC ACTUATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
12. VAAS GEAR OPERATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
13. VAAS HANDWHEEL OPERATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
14. VAAS FIGURE NUMBERING SYSTEM
15 & 16. INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
OneSteel has taken reasonable care to ensure accuracy of the material in this ‘catalogue’ but you should not rely on the whole or any part of the information which
is subject to change without notice for reasons including error rectification, product discontinuation, new product introduction. OneSteel expressly
disclaims all liability whatsoever for (including any direct or indirect loss or damage, costs or expenses howsoever incurred by any person) or reliance on the whole
or any part of the information contained in or omitted from this ‘catalogue’ and recommends that you verify any information with your independent expert adviser
and rely solely on that adviser’s recommendations.
• Remove cylinder tubing and release the air • Remove actuator from valve.
inside the cylinder. • Remove gland and gland packing.
• Disconnect piston rod from gate by removing • Loosen fasteners and separate valve body halves.
clevis bolts and nuts. • Inspect “Bore Liners” (Fig 755 valves) and
• Apply air slowly to bottom port of actuator so replace if necessary.
that piston rod is retracted from the gate. • Carefully remove gate from valve body.
• Remove actuator assay from valve by removing • Remove damaged seal from valve body.
fasteners connecting yoke to valve body. • Clean body halves. Place the new seal on one T H E VA A S F I G.. 755
5 F R L B I - D I R ECT I O N A L
body half and place the gate inside the seal. K N I F E G AT E VAA LV
L E
For Manual Valves:
• Place second body half over first body half with
• Close the valve fully. seal and gate in place. Finger-tighten fasteners.
• Disconnect stem from gate by removing clevis • With valve in a vertical position, attach actuator
bolts and nuts. (manual or pneumatic).
• Rotate handwheel anti-clockwise. Prevent stem • Mount actuator or handwheel and close gate
from rotating so that it is retracted fully from gate. fully to ensure gate and seal are perfectly aligned.
• If valves are supplied with bellows, ensure stem • Tighten body fasteners in criss-cross manner
does not rotate, as this will damage the bellows. from bottom (flange side) to top (chest area) and
Servicing is recommended in a clean workplace ensure gate is in full contact with seal.
(such as instrument workshop). • Disconnect actuator from valve.
• Remove gland nuts and gland. • Install gland packing as described in “Packing
• Remove old packing from packing chamber, one Replacement” instructions.
layer at a time, using a screwdriver. • Mount actuator onto valve. Operate /stroke the
• Insert new packing one layer at a time. Stagger valve a few times to test it for seat leakage.
the cut ends of each packing so that they meet BORE LINER REPLACEMENT
but do not line up. If a nitrile quad seal is • Place valve body in a hydraulic press.
supplied, this must be placed as middle layer. • Use a circular plate (with a diameter slightly less
• Tap each packing ring firmly and evenly into the than the bore liner’s OD) to remove bore liner by
chamber before installing the next ring. The ends pressing it from raised face side of valve body.
of each ring should meet but not overlap. • Clean new bore liners and press onto valve body
• Re-fit packing gland and gland nuts. from seal side.
• Tighten gland nuts - finger-tight plus 1/2 turn. • Ensure liner is fully pressed onto valve body.
• Apply air slowly for cylinder operated valves to • Repeat above process for second body half.
lower piston rod for fastening stem to gate.
• Lower stem by rotating handwheel clockwise. ACTUATORS
Prevent stem from rotating and fasten stem to
gate with nuts and bolts.
PNEUMATIC CYLINDER
If leakage is observed from the packing area after The VAAS pneumatic cylinder actuator does not
installing the valve in pipeline and after valve is require any routine maintenance. The FRP cylinder
pressurized or charged with media, tighten the is lubricated for life with a special coating on the
gland nuts just enough to stop leakage. Do not inside wall. However, if the actuator is dismantled,
over-tighten gland nuts. lubricate the cylinder wall, piston seal and cylinder
SEAL REPLACEMENT seals according to instructions. Filtered dry instru-
ment-quality air (non-lubricated) must be used for
Caution: To avoid injury and/or equipment damage,
operation at the specified air supply pressure.
relieve line pressure before attempting to remove
valve from line. If valve is fitted with pneumatic Refer to VAAS IOM – 94560/04/2001for details as the
actuator, solenoid valve, limit switches or other actuator parts are common to both Standard Knife MANUFACTURED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, INCLUDING
accessories, disconnect electrical and pneumatic Gate Valve and Bi-Directional Gate Valve.
MSS SP-81, THIS TOUGH INDUSTRY-PROVEN VALVE WITH FIELD-REPLACEABLE LINER
supply first.
• Relieve line pressure and close valve. Recommended spare parts: IS WIDELY USED IN MINING AND PROCESS PLANTS
If necessary, flush the line. • Gland packing • U-Seal • Bore Liners
FOR ABRASIVE & CORROSIVE SLURRY APPLICATIONS.
• Remove valve from line by loosening flange • Cylinder Repair Kit (consists of O-rings for cylinder
mounting bolts, studs and nuts. head, cap, piston, piston rod and piston seal).
VAAS SERIES 700 BI-D SLURRY VALVES INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

SERIES 700 OFFERS A RANGE OF KNIFE GATE


MODELS AND FEATURES • Ensure supply air is free from moisture, dirt and
VALVES DESIGNED FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL
other foreign particles. Drain filter regulator
TIGHT SHUT-OFF TO HANDLE DIFFICULT before operating actuator so that pipe rust and
MEDIA SUCH AS ABRASIVE SLURRIES, Model 755 FRL - Bi-directional, mid flange design,
dirt in the airline is removed before actuation.
elastomer seated knife gate valve with replaceable
SLUDGES AND DRY POWDERS. • If valves are supplied with electrical accessories,
bore liners for handling heavy-duty abrasive and
e.g. limit switch and solenoid valve, ensure wiring
corrosive slurry applications.
Unlike the VAAS uni-directional knife gate complies with local electrical safety codes and
Model 752 - Bi-directional, mid flange design, regulations. Ensure correct supply voltage to
valves (e.g. Fig. 940 and Fig. 950) which employ elastomer seated knife gate valve with optional body electrical accessories for proper functioning and
face sealing on a raised seat, the Series 700 inserts for handling medium slurry and clean fluid safety of the equipment.
uses an elastomer seal around the periphery of applications. • Open valve by energizing solenoid valve for air
the gate to effect fluid sealing. Since the UNPACKING supply to cylinder and operate valve 2-3 times.
peripheral seal is symmetrical, the sealing Check for external damage to box before unpacking. MANUAL VALVES
remains identical from either direction of valve Ensure there is no damage to valves and acces- • Open /Close valve manually and observe valve
flow, thus offering fully bi-directional shut-off. sories that might have occurred during transit. operation.
The valve is fitted with a special elastomer Notify your insurance agency in case of damage. • Gland packing is tightened to hold the specified
quad-seal in the gland packing for effective MARKINGS pressure and tested for no leakage before
sealing to atmosphere. Size and brief material specification are marked on despatch. However, this may require some
valve body. Stainless steel nameplate contains rele- adjustment at site due to loosening in transit.
Unlike conventional knife gate valves which • Check for gland leakage after valve is subjected
vant information including VAAS work-order number
have raised seat flow restrictions, the Series and unique serial number. These details should be to pressure. If leakage is observed, tighten gland
700 offers a straight, unrestricted flow path to quoted for all service and spares requirements. uniformly in criss-cross pattern until leakage
the media being handled. The bore of the valve stops.
is equal to Schedule 40 pipe diameter, and INSTALLATION & MOUNTING ORIENTATION Caution:
combined with the minimum face-to-face • Incorrect power supply to accessories will
• Valves, being bi-directional, can be mounted with damage the equipment.
dimension of the wafer design, offers the least flow from either end. • Do not over-tighten gland nuts as this may cause
possible pressure drop across the valve. • On horizontal lines, if there is a possibility of excess friction and premature damage to packing.
The standard range is designed for 10 bar CWP. particles /solids settling at the bottom, it is
preferable to install valve so that the stem is MAINTENANCE
Valves are also available for 16 bar & 20 bar
horizontal/inclined.
high pressure applications with specials for • Install valve between flanges using fasteners and LUBRICATION
even higher pressures on request. gaskets. Manual valve stem and thrust bearing should be
The superstructure is designed for easy inter- • Bolt holes in chest area are always blind tapped. lubricated at regular intervals for smooth operation
Do not bottom-out bolts while tightening. Refer to of valve. Lubrication nipple is provided on the collar.
changeability between the manual handwheel
GA Drawing /Technical Bulletin for quantity and Cylinder operated valves do not require routine
construction and VAAS pneumatic actuation. size of blind tapped holes in valve chest area. In lubrication. However, if disassembled for repair, the
Series 700 offers two models - Fig. 755 FRL (full case correct size bolts are unavailable, use studs cylinder wall and seals are to be lubricated with
bore, replaceable polyurethane liners) and Fig. and nuts in chest area to avoid damage to body. lithium-based grease.
752 (available with optional polyurethane body Caution: Valve sizes 200mm and above (Cylinder PACKING REPLACEMENT
inserts). Operated) should be supported at the yoke (cylinder
end) when being installed in vertical /inclined lines. Caution: Relieve line pressure before loosening
gland nuts to avoid injury and/or equipment damage.
COMMISSIONING GUIDELINES • Relieve line pressure.
• Close valve fully.
VAAS Fig.755 FRL Actuated
CYLINDER OPERATED VALVES • Ensure line is empty. Flush the line, if needed.
• Connect instrument quality air, preferably through For Cylinder operated valves:
an Air Filter Regulator of adequate size. Optimum • Switch off electrical supply to solenoid valve
air supply pressure is 5-8 bar (80-120 psi). and limit switches.
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VAAS FIGURE NUMBERING SYSTEM

ITEM CODE OPTIONS ITEM CODE OPTIONS


Size 0200 50mm (2 inch) Seal RS80 RS 80 NITRILE seal with steel reinforcement - max 90°C
0300 80mm (3 inch) RS 85 VITON seal with steel reinforcement - max 200°C
0400 100mm (4 inch) RSx Special
0500 125mm (5 inch)
0600 150mm (6 inch) Packing C CQ Square braided PTFE impregnated syntex fibre with
0800 200mm (8 inch) nitrile quad seal middle layer - max 90°C
1000 250mm (10 inch) C Square braided PTFE impregnated syntex fibre for
1200 300mm (12 inch) high temperature application - max 200°C
1400 350mm (14 inch) Mx Special
1600 400mm (16 inch) Option
1800 450mm (18 inch) S Scraper layer polyurethane - max 80°C
2000 500mm (20 inch)
2400 600mm (24 inch) Rating CWP-10 CWP-10 10 bar CWP
CWP-16 16 bar CWP - On Application
Model FIG 755 Bi-directional valve, wafer style, mid-flange two piece CWP-20 20 bar CWP - On Application
split body design with full bore polyurethane liner CWPx Special
FIG 752 Bi-directional valve, wafer style, mid-flange two piece
split body design Specials BI1 BI1 Polyurethane body insert - max 80°C
Endstyle WT Blind holes in chest area and others as through holes (applicable for Fig 752 only)
WTM Metric blind holes in chest area and others as BP1 Body purges, 1/2” NPT (F), 2 per valve -
through holes available for sizes 200mm (8”) and above
PI Mechanical gate position indicator
Drilling F F To suit mounting between ANSI 150lb flanges SPC Stem protection cover - steel, epoxy painted
G1 To suit mounting between DIN PN10 flanges
G2 To suit mounting between DIN PN 16 flanges Actuator CHG CHG Rising stem direct mounted handwheel
HD To suit mounting between BS10 Table D flanges CRG Non-rising stem direct mounted handwheel
HE To suit mounting between BS10 Table E flanges CGGx Open bevel gear operator
F8 To suit mounting between JS1 10K flanges CRGxx Enclosed bevel gear operator
F10 To suit mounting between AS 2129 Table D flanges RCGC Pneumatic cylinder
F11 To suit mounting between AS 2129 Table E flanges MAx Special manual actuator
Fx Special drilling PAx Special pneumatic actuator
Hydraulic and Electric Actuators - On Application
Body CI CI Cast Iron
DI Ductile Iron
S1 SS304 Painting PS PS Standard painting - two pack blue epoxy on all
S2 SS316 non-stainless steel parts
Bx Special Px Special painting

Gate S1 S1 SS304 Testing TS TS Pre-despatch test as per VAAS standard


S2 SS316 TC Special tests
Bx Special
Option Special SPx Other special constructions
HC Hard Chrome Plating Construction
BI-DIRECTIONAL
POWDERS.

THE VAAS FIG. 752


PUMPING LINES.

VAAS Fig.752 shown with

partially covering the bore.


optional Polyurethane Insert
VAAS Fig.752 Actuated
APPLICATIONS
A WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA.
• HIGH PRESSURE SLURRY HANDLING.
• ISOLATION OF INTERCONNECTED SLURRY

DEMANDING BI-DIRECTIONAL APPLICATIONS


TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

• AIR / GAS TIGHT APPLICATIONS INVOLVING

IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LESS


• GENERAL BI-DIRECTIONAL ISOLATION DUTIES FOR

THE VAAS FIG. 752 IS AVAILABLE FOR LESS DEMANDING


VAAS Fig.755 FRL Actuated

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ØF
DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS

TWO PIECE BOLT-ON BODY


• Easy to dismantle for seal and liner replacement; unique design with identical cast body halves.
• 10 bar CWP rating with face-to-face dimensions complying with MSS SP-81 for easy
interchangeablity with conventional knife gate valves.
• Wide choice of international flange drilling options - ANSI, BS, DIN, AS, JIS etc.
• Full port flow minimizes pressure drop, eliminates turbulence, abrasive wear and premature
failure of valve.
• Bi-directional capabilities facilitate easy installation.
• Optional flushing ports.

REINFORCED REPLACEABLE LINERS

E-approx
• Field replaceable full bore liners (steel reinforced polyurethane) standard for Fig. 755, for fast
turn-around and low cost maintenance.

D-approx
• Optional polyurethane body inserts available for Fig. 752.

REINFORCED PERIPHERAL SEAL


• Offers bi-directional zero leakage shut-off.
• Steel reinforcement of the elastomer seal increases strength of seal and provides long lasting
resilience in tough slurry applications. Maintenance friendly replaceable.
• Peripheral seal also doubles as body gasket - no additional gasket is required for body halves.
• Wide material options are available to suit process media - nitrile rubber, viton and others.

GATE
• High quality ground-finished stainless steel gate reduces packing stress and operating force
thereby increasing packing life for optimum sealing and lower maintenance.
• Generous gate thickness, well supported by body halves, resists distortion or deflection.

C
PACKING
• Multi-layered, square braided packing provides efficient gland sealing at full rated pressure
of valve.
• Valve is fitted with a central layer of elastomer “quad” seal for increased gland sealing
(semi-energised). A ØB
• Wiper seal options available to increase packing life for tough slurry services.
SIZE A B C D E F
50 On Application
NON-RISING STEM OPTION VAAS HANDWHEEL 80 51 190.5 95.5 412 445 203
• Rising stem as standard supply. OPERATED VALVE 100 51 228.5 114.5 479 555 203
• Non-rising handwheel operation is also available for tight spaces and to provide increased DIMENSIONS 125 70 254 127 519 645 254
operator safety. 150 57 279.5 140 597 717 254
200 70 343 171.5 716 887 305
ACTUATOR 250 70 406.5 203.5 775 1040 406
• Upsized double acting pneumatic cylinder actuator easily retro fitted on site for all sizes. 300 76 482.5 241.5 868 1181 406
350 76 533.5 267 964 1313 508
• Options: Electric and hydraulic actuators, chainwheels, etc.
400 89 597 298.5 1101 1498 508
• Handwheel operated as standard up to 300mm. Gear operators fitted 350mm and above but 450 89 635 317.5 1229 1675 508 Dimensions indicated are for
also available for smaller sizes in higher pressure applications. 500 114 698.5 349.5 1317 1860 508 general reference only.
Certified drawings are available
600 114 813 406.5 1520 2185 508 on request.
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F ØG
SEAT AND GLAND SEALING FEATURES

PACKING AND GLAND BOX Fig. 755 FRL


• Self-aligning gland box ensures Replaceable polyurethane bore liners
positive seal between gate and cover entire bore of valve.
packing.
• Gland box is fully serviceable on
site which facilitates easy
replacement of packing and
adjustment of gland nuts by
spanner.
• Machined gland pocket area
provides tight seal between gate
and seating face in body
E-approx

achieving correct alignment and


enhanced seal life.
D-approx
• Enhanced gland sealing is
obtained by a central layer of
semi-energised elastomer
SEAT DESIGN
“quad” seal.
• Bi-directional tight shut-off is achieved
through seal formed when the periphery
of gate comes in contact with nitrile
rubber U-seal.
• Steel reinforcement increases strength of
nitrile U-seal and provides long-lasting
resilience.
• Fig. 755 (above) has field-replaceable
(FRL) steel reinforced polyurethane liners
which cover the entire bore of the valve
preventing media contact with body.
Gland packing details:
Multi-layered square braid packing with • Fig. 755 has just three field-replaceable
C

central “quad” seal layer. parts for ease of maintenance i.e. U-seal
and two body liners.
• Fig. 752 (below) has same seat design as
A Fig. 755 i.e. replaceable U-seal.
ØB

Fig. 752.
VAAS GEAR Cross-sectional view of Dotted line indicates optional
Fig. 755 FRL. polyurethane body inserts.
OPERATED VALVE
DIMENSIONS

SIZE A B C D E F G
U-seal and body bore liners.
250 70 406.5 203.5 916 1090 256.5 450 Field-replaceable parts for
300 76 482.5 241.5 1003 1231 256.5 450 Fig. 755.
350 76 533.5 267 1098 1363 261 450
400 89 597 298.5 1235 1548 261 450
450 89 635 317.5 1472 1724 412 700 Dimensions indicated are for
500 114 698.5 349.5 1628 1910 412 700 general reference only.
Certified drawings are available
600 114 813 406.5 1950 2235 445 700 on request.
12 5
E

VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE 15


PARTS & MATERIALS
14

13

VAAS Fig.755 FRL


15
14
13 10
11
9
12
10

D-approx
11 5
9 8
12
5
8 7

7
4
4
6
6

3
3

1
VAAS Fig.752 FRL 2

C
NO. DESCRIPTION MATERIAL ØB A
1 BODY CAST IRON / DUCTILE IRON *
2 BORE LINER POLYURETHANE with STEEL REINFORCEMENT
3 SEAL NITRILE * SIZE A B C D E
VAAS PNEUMATIC
4 FASTENERS (Body) CARBON STEEL ACTUATED VALVE 50 On Application
5 GATE 316 STAINLESS STEEL * DIMENSIONS 80 51 190.5 95.5 560 137
PTFE IMPREGNATED SYNTEX FIBRE with 100 51 228.5 114.5 700 165
6 PACKING
NITRILE QUAD SEAL * 125 70 254 127 715 260
7 GLAND DUCTILE IRON 150 57 279.5 140 890 260
8 FASTENERS (Gland) CARBON STEEL 200 70 343 171.5 1070 295
9 YOKE DUCTILE IRON / WCB 250 70 406.5 203.5 1250 355
10 STEM 304 STAINLESS STEEL 300 76 482.5 241.5 1392 355
11 CLEVIS 304 STAINLESS STEEL 350 76 533.5 267 1510 355
12 FASTENERS (Clevis) CARBON STEEL 400 89 597 298.5 1765 540
13 COLLAR DUCTILE IRON 450 89 635 317.5 1942 540 Dimensions indicated are for
14 YOKE SLEEVE ALUMINIUM BRONZE 500 114 698.5 349.5 2100 585 general reference only.
* See Pg 14 for optional Certified drawings are available
15 HAND WHEEL CAST IRON materials available 600 114 813 406.5 2296 585 on request.
6 11
ACTUATOR SELECTOR TABLE 1
ACTUATION AND ACCESSORIES
VALVE ACTUATOR 2
THE VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE IS
SIZE (mm) MODEL
AVAILABLE WITH A SELECTION OF 4
50 RCGC4/2
ACTUATOR OPTIONS THAT COVER VAAS Actuator RCGC 80 RCGC4/3 5
MOST AUTOMATION NEEDS. 100 RCGC6/4
6
125 RCGC8/5
11 7
PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS 150 RCGC8/6
The VAAS designed RCGC pneu- 200 RCGC10/8 10
matic cylinder actuator is available 250 RCGC12/10
12
in double acting and suitable for air 300 RCGC12/12
supply pressure up to 8 bar. 350 RCGC12/14
9 3
The RCGC with it’s low-main- 400 RCGC16/16
tenance design is rugged, reliable 450 RCGC16/18 8
and available in a wide range of 500 RCGC20/20 *
models to suit valve sizes. 600 RCGC20/24 * 17

The RCGC models are upsized to Selection based on 10 bar CWP rated valves 14
provide sufficient output to meet with minimum 5 bar air supply.
increased torque requirements of * Packed Gland Design (not illustrated). 15
bi-directional valves.
A variety of optional accessories
are available in general purpose,
explosion-proof and all voltages. 13
HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS
Hydraulic actuators can be sized to VAAS Actuator RCGC 16
suit application and supplied
against specific customer require-
ments.
ELECTRIC ACTUATORS
Various types of electric actuators VAAS RCGC ACTUATOR
are available for on-off applications PARTS & MATERIALS
with a selection of voltages and
RPM to meet customer require- NO. DESCRIPTION MATERIAL
ments including open and close 1 HX. BOLT CARBON STEEL
operating times. 2 LOCK NUT CARBON STEEL
General purpose (water-tight) and 3 TIE ROD CARBON STEEL
flame-proof actuators can be sup- 4 HX. NUT CARBON STEEL
plied to meet industry needs. 5 CAP DUCTILE IRON
6 O-RING HEAD & CAP NITRILE RUBBER
ACCESSORIES 7 NYLOCK NUT CARBON STEEL
8 PISTON CAST IRON
• Solenoid Valves
9 SEAL PISTON PTFE
• Limit Switches
10 O-RING PISTON NITRILE RUBBER
• Safety guards and shrouds
11 CYLINDER TUBE FRP
• Pneumatic fail-safe systems
12 PISTON ROD 304 STAINLESS STEEL
13 NECK SEAL HOUSING BRASS
14 GUIDE CARBON FILLED PTFE
15 O-RING NITRILE RUBBER
16 WIPER SEAL POLYURETHANE
17 HEAD CAST IRON
10 7
16

15

14

13

15

12

11

10

7 8

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BI-DIRE
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EXPLODED VIEW OF
VAAS FIG. 755 FRL BI-DIRECTIONAL
VA
KNIFE GATE VALVE.
LVE VAAS F
4
1. BODY - 2 HALVES
2. U-SEAL
3. FULL BORE LINER - 2 PIECES
4. GLAND POCKET 2
5. BODY FASTENERS
6. GATE
7. GLAND PACKING
8. GLAND
9. GLAND FASTENERS
10. YOKE 3
11. CLEVIS
12. STEM
13. PNEUMATIC ACTUATOR 1
14. TIE RODS
15. CYLINDER AIR PORTS
16. STROKE ADJUSTMENT BOLT

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY
3
FROM ONESTEEL.
ACTUATOR SELECTOR TABLE 1
ACTUATION AND ACCESSORIES
VALVE ACTUATOR 2
THE VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE IS
SIZE (mm) MODEL
AVAILABLE WITH A SELECTION OF 4
50 RCGC4/2
ACTUATOR OPTIONS THAT COVER VAAS Actuator RCGC 80 RCGC4/3 5
MOST AUTOMATION NEEDS. 100 RCGC6/4
6
125 RCGC8/5
11 7
PNEUMATIC ACTUATORS 150 RCGC8/6
The VAAS designed RCGC pneu- 200 RCGC10/8 10
matic cylinder actuator is available 250 RCGC12/10
12
in double acting and suitable for air 300 RCGC12/12
supply pressure up to 8 bar. 350 RCGC12/14
9 3
The RCGC with it’s low-main- 400 RCGC16/16
tenance design is rugged, reliable 450 RCGC16/18 8
and available in a wide range of 500 RCGC20/20 *
models to suit valve sizes. 600 RCGC20/24 * 17

The RCGC models are upsized to Selection based on 10 bar CWP rated valves 14
provide sufficient output to meet with minimum 5 bar air supply.
increased torque requirements of * Packed Gland Design (not illustrated). 15
bi-directional valves.
A variety of optional accessories
are available in general purpose,
explosion-proof and all voltages. 13
HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS
Hydraulic actuators can be sized to VAAS Actuator RCGC 16
suit application and supplied
against specific customer require-
ments.
ELECTRIC ACTUATORS
Various types of electric actuators VAAS RCGC ACTUATOR
are available for on-off applications PARTS & MATERIALS
with a selection of voltages and
RPM to meet customer require- NO. DESCRIPTION MATERIAL
ments including open and close 1 HX. BOLT CARBON STEEL
operating times. 2 LOCK NUT CARBON STEEL
General purpose (water-tight) and 3 TIE ROD CARBON STEEL
flame-proof actuators can be sup- 4 HX. NUT CARBON STEEL
plied to meet industry needs. 5 CAP DUCTILE IRON
6 O-RING HEAD & CAP NITRILE RUBBER
ACCESSORIES 7 NYLOCK NUT CARBON STEEL
8 PISTON CAST IRON
• Solenoid Valves
9 SEAL PISTON PTFE
• Limit Switches
10 O-RING PISTON NITRILE RUBBER
• Safety guards and shrouds
11 CYLINDER TUBE FRP
• Pneumatic fail-safe systems
12 PISTON ROD 304 STAINLESS STEEL
13 NECK SEAL HOUSING BRASS
14 GUIDE CARBON FILLED PTFE
15 O-RING NITRILE RUBBER
16 WIPER SEAL POLYURETHANE
17 HEAD CAST IRON
10 7
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VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE 15


PARTS & MATERIALS
14

13

VAAS Fig.755 FRL


15
14
13 10
11
9
12
10

D-approx
11 5
9 8
12
5
8 7

7
4
4
6
6

3
3

1
VAAS Fig.752 FRL 2

C
NO. DESCRIPTION MATERIAL ØB A
1 BODY CAST IRON / DUCTILE IRON *
2 BORE LINER POLYURETHANE with STEEL REINFORCEMENT
3 SEAL NITRILE * SIZE A B C D E
VAAS PNEUMATIC
4 FASTENERS (Body) CARBON STEEL ACTUATED VALVE 50 On Application
5 GATE 316 STAINLESS STEEL * DIMENSIONS 80 51 190.5 95.5 560 137
PTFE IMPREGNATED SYNTEX FIBRE with 100 51 228.5 114.5 700 165
6 PACKING
NITRILE QUAD SEAL * 125 70 254 127 715 260
7 GLAND DUCTILE IRON 150 57 279.5 140 890 260
8 FASTENERS (Gland) CARBON STEEL 200 70 343 171.5 1070 295
9 YOKE DUCTILE IRON / WCB 250 70 406.5 203.5 1250 355
10 STEM 304 STAINLESS STEEL 300 76 482.5 241.5 1392 355
11 CLEVIS 304 STAINLESS STEEL 350 76 533.5 267 1510 355
12 FASTENERS (Clevis) CARBON STEEL 400 89 597 298.5 1765 540
13 COLLAR DUCTILE IRON 450 89 635 317.5 1942 540 Dimensions indicated are for
14 YOKE SLEEVE ALUMINIUM BRONZE 500 114 698.5 349.5 2100 585 general reference only.
* See Pg 14 for optional Certified drawings are available
15 HAND WHEEL CAST IRON materials available 600 114 813 406.5 2296 585 on request.
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F ØG
SEAT AND GLAND SEALING FEATURES

PACKING AND GLAND BOX Fig. 755 FRL


• Self-aligning gland box ensures Replaceable polyurethane bore liners
positive seal between gate and cover entire bore of valve.
packing.
• Gland box is fully serviceable on
site which facilitates easy
replacement of packing and
adjustment of gland nuts by
spanner.
• Machined gland pocket area
provides tight seal between gate
and seating face in body
E-approx

achieving correct alignment and


enhanced seal life.
D-approx
• Enhanced gland sealing is
obtained by a central layer of
semi-energised elastomer
SEAT DESIGN
“quad” seal.
• Bi-directional tight shut-off is achieved
through seal formed when the periphery
of gate comes in contact with nitrile
rubber U-seal.
• Steel reinforcement increases strength of
nitrile U-seal and provides long-lasting
resilience.
• Fig. 755 (above) has field-replaceable
(FRL) steel reinforced polyurethane liners
which cover the entire bore of the valve
preventing media contact with body.
Gland packing details:
Multi-layered square braid packing with • Fig. 755 has just three field-replaceable
C

central “quad” seal layer. parts for ease of maintenance i.e. U-seal
and two body liners.
• Fig. 752 (below) has same seat design as
A Fig. 755 i.e. replaceable U-seal.
ØB

Fig. 752.
VAAS GEAR Cross-sectional view of Dotted line indicates optional
Fig. 755 FRL. polyurethane body inserts.
OPERATED VALVE
DIMENSIONS

SIZE A B C D E F G
U-seal and body bore liners.
250 70 406.5 203.5 916 1090 256.5 450 Field-replaceable parts for
300 76 482.5 241.5 1003 1231 256.5 450 Fig. 755.
350 76 533.5 267 1098 1363 261 450
400 89 597 298.5 1235 1548 261 450
450 89 635 317.5 1472 1724 412 700 Dimensions indicated are for
500 114 698.5 349.5 1628 1910 412 700 general reference only.
Certified drawings are available
600 114 813 406.5 1950 2235 445 700 on request.
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ØF
DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS

TWO PIECE BOLT-ON BODY


• Easy to dismantle for seal and liner replacement; unique design with identical cast body halves.
• 10 bar CWP rating with face-to-face dimensions complying with MSS SP-81 for easy
interchangeablity with conventional knife gate valves.
• Wide choice of international flange drilling options - ANSI, BS, DIN, AS, JIS etc.
• Full port flow minimizes pressure drop, eliminates turbulence, abrasive wear and premature
failure of valve.
• Bi-directional capabilities facilitate easy installation.
• Optional flushing ports.

REINFORCED REPLACEABLE LINERS

E-approx
• Field replaceable full bore liners (steel reinforced polyurethane) standard for Fig. 755, for fast
turn-around and low cost maintenance.

D-approx
• Optional polyurethane body inserts available for Fig. 752.

REINFORCED PERIPHERAL SEAL


• Offers bi-directional zero leakage shut-off.
• Steel reinforcement of the elastomer seal increases strength of seal and provides long lasting
resilience in tough slurry applications. Maintenance friendly replaceable.
• Peripheral seal also doubles as body gasket - no additional gasket is required for body halves.
• Wide material options are available to suit process media - nitrile rubber, viton and others.

GATE
• High quality ground-finished stainless steel gate reduces packing stress and operating force
thereby increasing packing life for optimum sealing and lower maintenance.
• Generous gate thickness, well supported by body halves, resists distortion or deflection.

C
PACKING
• Multi-layered, square braided packing provides efficient gland sealing at full rated pressure
of valve.
• Valve is fitted with a central layer of elastomer “quad” seal for increased gland sealing
(semi-energised). A ØB
• Wiper seal options available to increase packing life for tough slurry services.
SIZE A B C D E F
50 On Application
NON-RISING STEM OPTION VAAS HANDWHEEL 80 51 190.5 95.5 412 445 203
• Rising stem as standard supply. OPERATED VALVE 100 51 228.5 114.5 479 555 203
• Non-rising handwheel operation is also available for tight spaces and to provide increased DIMENSIONS 125 70 254 127 519 645 254
operator safety. 150 57 279.5 140 597 717 254
200 70 343 171.5 716 887 305
ACTUATOR 250 70 406.5 203.5 775 1040 406
• Upsized double acting pneumatic cylinder actuator easily retro fitted on site for all sizes. 300 76 482.5 241.5 868 1181 406
350 76 533.5 267 964 1313 508
• Options: Electric and hydraulic actuators, chainwheels, etc.
400 89 597 298.5 1101 1498 508
• Handwheel operated as standard up to 300mm. Gear operators fitted 350mm and above but 450 89 635 317.5 1229 1675 508 Dimensions indicated are for
also available for smaller sizes in higher pressure applications. 500 114 698.5 349.5 1317 1860 508 general reference only.
Certified drawings are available
600 114 813 406.5 1520 2185 508 on request.
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VAAS FIGURE NUMBERING SYSTEM

ITEM CODE OPTIONS ITEM CODE OPTIONS


Size 0200 50mm (2 inch) Seal RS80 RS 80 NITRILE seal with steel reinforcement - max 90°C
0300 80mm (3 inch) RS 85 VITON seal with steel reinforcement - max 200°C
0400 100mm (4 inch) RSx Special
0500 125mm (5 inch)
0600 150mm (6 inch) Packing C CQ Square braided PTFE impregnated syntex fibre with
0800 200mm (8 inch) nitrile quad seal middle layer - max 90°C
1000 250mm (10 inch) C Square braided PTFE impregnated syntex fibre for
1200 300mm (12 inch) high temperature application - max 200°C
1400 350mm (14 inch) Mx Special
1600 400mm (16 inch) Option
1800 450mm (18 inch) S Scraper layer polyurethane - max 80°C
2000 500mm (20 inch)
2400 600mm (24 inch) Rating CWP-10 CWP-10 10 bar CWP
CWP-16 16 bar CWP - On Application
Model FIG 755 Bi-directional valve, wafer style, mid-flange two piece CWP-20 20 bar CWP - On Application
split body design with full bore polyurethane liner CWPx Special
FIG 752 Bi-directional valve, wafer style, mid-flange two piece
split body design Specials BI1 BI1 Polyurethane body insert - max 80°C
Endstyle WT Blind holes in chest area and others as through holes (applicable for Fig 752 only)
WTM Metric blind holes in chest area and others as BP1 Body purges, 1/2” NPT (F), 2 per valve -
through holes available for sizes 200mm (8”) and above
PI Mechanical gate position indicator
Drilling F F To suit mounting between ANSI 150lb flanges SPC Stem protection cover - steel, epoxy painted
G1 To suit mounting between DIN PN10 flanges
G2 To suit mounting between DIN PN 16 flanges Actuator CHG CHG Rising stem direct mounted handwheel
HD To suit mounting between BS10 Table D flanges CRG Non-rising stem direct mounted handwheel
HE To suit mounting between BS10 Table E flanges CGGx Open bevel gear operator
F8 To suit mounting between JS1 10K flanges CRGxx Enclosed bevel gear operator
F10 To suit mounting between AS 2129 Table D flanges RCGC Pneumatic cylinder
F11 To suit mounting between AS 2129 Table E flanges MAx Special manual actuator
Fx Special drilling PAx Special pneumatic actuator
Hydraulic and Electric Actuators - On Application
Body CI CI Cast Iron
DI Ductile Iron
S1 SS304 Painting PS PS Standard painting - two pack blue epoxy on all
S2 SS316 non-stainless steel parts
Bx Special Px Special painting

Gate S1 S1 SS304 Testing TS TS Pre-despatch test as per VAAS standard


S2 SS316 TC Special tests
Bx Special
Option Special SPx Other special constructions
HC Hard Chrome Plating Construction
BI-DIRECTIONAL
POWDERS.

THE VAAS FIG. 752


PUMPING LINES.

VAAS Fig.752 shown with

partially covering the bore.


optional Polyurethane Insert
VAAS Fig.752 Actuated
APPLICATIONS
A WIDE RANGE OF MEDIA.
• HIGH PRESSURE SLURRY HANDLING.
• ISOLATION OF INTERCONNECTED SLURRY

DEMANDING BI-DIRECTIONAL APPLICATIONS


TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

• AIR / GAS TIGHT APPLICATIONS INVOLVING

IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LESS


• GENERAL BI-DIRECTIONAL ISOLATION DUTIES FOR

THE VAAS FIG. 752 IS AVAILABLE FOR LESS DEMANDING


VAAS Fig.755 FRL Actuated

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VAAS SERIES 700 BI-D SLURRY VALVES INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE

SERIES 700 OFFERS A RANGE OF KNIFE GATE


MODELS AND FEATURES • Ensure supply air is free from moisture, dirt and
VALVES DESIGNED FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL
other foreign particles. Drain filter regulator
TIGHT SHUT-OFF TO HANDLE DIFFICULT before operating actuator so that pipe rust and
MEDIA SUCH AS ABRASIVE SLURRIES, Model 755 FRL - Bi-directional, mid flange design,
dirt in the airline is removed before actuation.
elastomer seated knife gate valve with replaceable
SLUDGES AND DRY POWDERS. • If valves are supplied with electrical accessories,
bore liners for handling heavy-duty abrasive and
e.g. limit switch and solenoid valve, ensure wiring
corrosive slurry applications.
Unlike the VAAS uni-directional knife gate complies with local electrical safety codes and
Model 752 - Bi-directional, mid flange design, regulations. Ensure correct supply voltage to
valves (e.g. Fig. 940 and Fig. 950) which employ elastomer seated knife gate valve with optional body electrical accessories for proper functioning and
face sealing on a raised seat, the Series 700 inserts for handling medium slurry and clean fluid safety of the equipment.
uses an elastomer seal around the periphery of applications. • Open valve by energizing solenoid valve for air
the gate to effect fluid sealing. Since the UNPACKING supply to cylinder and operate valve 2-3 times.
peripheral seal is symmetrical, the sealing Check for external damage to box before unpacking. MANUAL VALVES
remains identical from either direction of valve Ensure there is no damage to valves and acces- • Open /Close valve manually and observe valve
flow, thus offering fully bi-directional shut-off. sories that might have occurred during transit. operation.
The valve is fitted with a special elastomer Notify your insurance agency in case of damage. • Gland packing is tightened to hold the specified
quad-seal in the gland packing for effective MARKINGS pressure and tested for no leakage before
sealing to atmosphere. Size and brief material specification are marked on despatch. However, this may require some
valve body. Stainless steel nameplate contains rele- adjustment at site due to loosening in transit.
Unlike conventional knife gate valves which • Check for gland leakage after valve is subjected
vant information including VAAS work-order number
have raised seat flow restrictions, the Series and unique serial number. These details should be to pressure. If leakage is observed, tighten gland
700 offers a straight, unrestricted flow path to quoted for all service and spares requirements. uniformly in criss-cross pattern until leakage
the media being handled. The bore of the valve stops.
is equal to Schedule 40 pipe diameter, and INSTALLATION & MOUNTING ORIENTATION Caution:
combined with the minimum face-to-face • Incorrect power supply to accessories will
• Valves, being bi-directional, can be mounted with damage the equipment.
dimension of the wafer design, offers the least flow from either end. • Do not over-tighten gland nuts as this may cause
possible pressure drop across the valve. • On horizontal lines, if there is a possibility of excess friction and premature damage to packing.
The standard range is designed for 10 bar CWP. particles /solids settling at the bottom, it is
preferable to install valve so that the stem is MAINTENANCE
Valves are also available for 16 bar & 20 bar
horizontal/inclined.
high pressure applications with specials for • Install valve between flanges using fasteners and LUBRICATION
even higher pressures on request. gaskets. Manual valve stem and thrust bearing should be
The superstructure is designed for easy inter- • Bolt holes in chest area are always blind tapped. lubricated at regular intervals for smooth operation
Do not bottom-out bolts while tightening. Refer to of valve. Lubrication nipple is provided on the collar.
changeability between the manual handwheel
GA Drawing /Technical Bulletin for quantity and Cylinder operated valves do not require routine
construction and VAAS pneumatic actuation. size of blind tapped holes in valve chest area. In lubrication. However, if disassembled for repair, the
Series 700 offers two models - Fig. 755 FRL (full case correct size bolts are unavailable, use studs cylinder wall and seals are to be lubricated with
bore, replaceable polyurethane liners) and Fig. and nuts in chest area to avoid damage to body. lithium-based grease.
752 (available with optional polyurethane body Caution: Valve sizes 200mm and above (Cylinder PACKING REPLACEMENT
inserts). Operated) should be supported at the yoke (cylinder
end) when being installed in vertical /inclined lines. Caution: Relieve line pressure before loosening
gland nuts to avoid injury and/or equipment damage.
COMMISSIONING GUIDELINES • Relieve line pressure.
• Close valve fully.
VAAS Fig.755 FRL Actuated
CYLINDER OPERATED VALVES • Ensure line is empty. Flush the line, if needed.
• Connect instrument quality air, preferably through For Cylinder operated valves:
an Air Filter Regulator of adequate size. Optimum • Switch off electrical supply to solenoid valve
air supply pressure is 5-8 bar (80-120 psi). and limit switches.
2 15
• Remove cylinder tubing and release the air • Remove actuator from valve.
inside the cylinder. • Remove gland and gland packing.
• Disconnect piston rod from gate by removing • Loosen fasteners and separate valve body halves.
clevis bolts and nuts. • Inspect “Bore Liners” (Fig 755 valves) and
• Apply air slowly to bottom port of actuator so replace if necessary.
that piston rod is retracted from the gate. • Carefully remove gate from valve body.
• Remove actuator assay from valve by removing • Remove damaged seal from valve body.
fasteners connecting yoke to valve body. • Clean body halves. Place the new seal on one T H E VA A S F I G.. 755
5 F R L B I - D I R ECT I O N A L
body half and place the gate inside the seal. K N I F E G AT E VAA LV
L E
For Manual Valves:
• Place second body half over first body half with
• Close the valve fully. seal and gate in place. Finger-tighten fasteners.
• Disconnect stem from gate by removing clevis • With valve in a vertical position, attach actuator
bolts and nuts. (manual or pneumatic).
• Rotate handwheel anti-clockwise. Prevent stem • Mount actuator or handwheel and close gate
from rotating so that it is retracted fully from gate. fully to ensure gate and seal are perfectly aligned.
• If valves are supplied with bellows, ensure stem • Tighten body fasteners in criss-cross manner
does not rotate, as this will damage the bellows. from bottom (flange side) to top (chest area) and
Servicing is recommended in a clean workplace ensure gate is in full contact with seal.
(such as instrument workshop). • Disconnect actuator from valve.
• Remove gland nuts and gland. • Install gland packing as described in “Packing
• Remove old packing from packing chamber, one Replacement” instructions.
layer at a time, using a screwdriver. • Mount actuator onto valve. Operate /stroke the
• Insert new packing one layer at a time. Stagger valve a few times to test it for seat leakage.
the cut ends of each packing so that they meet BORE LINER REPLACEMENT
but do not line up. If a nitrile quad seal is • Place valve body in a hydraulic press.
supplied, this must be placed as middle layer. • Use a circular plate (with a diameter slightly less
• Tap each packing ring firmly and evenly into the than the bore liner’s OD) to remove bore liner by
chamber before installing the next ring. The ends pressing it from raised face side of valve body.
of each ring should meet but not overlap. • Clean new bore liners and press onto valve body
• Re-fit packing gland and gland nuts. from seal side.
• Tighten gland nuts - finger-tight plus 1/2 turn. • Ensure liner is fully pressed onto valve body.
• Apply air slowly for cylinder operated valves to • Repeat above process for second body half.
lower piston rod for fastening stem to gate.
• Lower stem by rotating handwheel clockwise. ACTUATORS
Prevent stem from rotating and fasten stem to
gate with nuts and bolts.
PNEUMATIC CYLINDER
If leakage is observed from the packing area after The VAAS pneumatic cylinder actuator does not
installing the valve in pipeline and after valve is require any routine maintenance. The FRP cylinder
pressurized or charged with media, tighten the is lubricated for life with a special coating on the
gland nuts just enough to stop leakage. Do not inside wall. However, if the actuator is dismantled,
over-tighten gland nuts. lubricate the cylinder wall, piston seal and cylinder
SEAL REPLACEMENT seals according to instructions. Filtered dry instru-
ment-quality air (non-lubricated) must be used for
Caution: To avoid injury and/or equipment damage,
operation at the specified air supply pressure.
relieve line pressure before attempting to remove
valve from line. If valve is fitted with pneumatic Refer to VAAS IOM – 94560/04/2001for details as the
actuator, solenoid valve, limit switches or other actuator parts are common to both Standard Knife MANUFACTURED TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, INCLUDING
accessories, disconnect electrical and pneumatic Gate Valve and Bi-Directional Gate Valve.
MSS SP-81, THIS TOUGH INDUSTRY-PROVEN VALVE WITH FIELD-REPLACEABLE LINER
supply first.
• Relieve line pressure and close valve. Recommended spare parts: IS WIDELY USED IN MINING AND PROCESS PLANTS
If necessary, flush the line. • Gland packing • U-Seal • Bore Liners
FOR ABRASIVE & CORROSIVE SLURRY APPLICATIONS.
• Remove valve from line by loosening flange • Cylinder Repair Kit (consists of O-rings for cylinder
mounting bolts, studs and nuts. head, cap, piston, piston rod and piston seal).
VAAS uni-directional knife gate valves in a typical slurry pump suction Typical applications of VAAS uni-directional and bi-directional slurry valves

CONTENTS
2. VAAS SERIES 700 BI-D SLURRY VALVES
3. TYPICAL APPLICATIONS
4. DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS
5. SEAT & GLAND SEALING FEATURES
6. VAAS SERIES 700 VALVE PARTS & MATERIALS
7. VAAS RCGC ACTUATOR PARTS & MATERIALS / ACTUATOR SELECTION TABLE
8 & 9. VAAS FIG. 755 EXPLODED VIEW
10. ACTUATION & ACCESSORIES
11. VAAS PNEUMATIC ACTUATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
12. VAAS GEAR OPERATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
13. VAAS HANDWHEEL OPERATED VALVE DIMENSIONS
14. VAAS FIGURE NUMBERING SYSTEM
15 & 16. INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
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is subject to change without notice for reasons including error rectification, product discontinuation, new product introduction. OneSteel expressly
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