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Common leakage problems and remedies of resilient-seated gate valves

The resilient seated flange gate valve is an updated product of the gate valve, because the gate plate is wrapped by elastic materials such as rubber or PTFE, or the valve seat is made of elastic material. In short, one of the valve seat and the valve plate can be regarded as soft seal. The combination of soft and hard sealing can achieve zero leakage. And because the connection form is flange connection, hence the name. It is widely used in fluid pipelines such as

AWWA C509-C515-resilient seated gate valve-DN600-150lb (2)

AWWA C509-C515-resilient seated gate valve-DN600-150lb (2)

tap water, sewage, construction, petroleum, chemical industry, food, medicine, textile, electric power, shipbuilding, metallurgy, energy system, etc. The soft sealing flange gate valve is characterized by low fluid resistance, wide applicable pressure and temperature range, unlimited medium flow direction, and good sealing performance.
In procurement, the leakage inspection of resilient seated flange gate valves is always the first concern.  understand the product’s tightness, we first understand which components of the gate valve are prone to leaks, so that we can achieve good prevention and remedial measures. details as follows:
1. Leakage occurs at the junction of the gate valve and the gate valve
If this happens, first check whether the connecting bolts between the gate valves are tightened. This is to ensure that the inner gasket ring is fully integrated with the flange sealing groove surface. If a leak has occurred here, you can check the bolts and nuts in order and tighten them to the compression seal ring. Finally, check the size and accuracy of the gasket ring and the flange sealing groove surface, whether there is a bit of corrosion, sand holes, sand holes or impurities, and corresponding repair welding, repair or cleaning according to the situation.
2. The valve cover is leaking
Valve cover leakage is usually caused by the leakage of packing seals. If there is such a problem with the seal, you can check the selection first. If the selection of the seal and the sealing groove do not match, it is easy to leak. This problem can be solved by replacing the sealing ring or repairing the sealing groove. The appearance of burrs, fracturing, twisting, etc. of the seals may also cause leakage and need to be replaced in time. Finally, check whether the sealing surface of each sealing groove is rough or have other defects. If there are defects, remove the defects or update the damaged parts. Special attention should be paid to the packing installation situation and the matching surface of the packing seal. To check the installation of these packings, it is found that the upper and lower packings are installed upside down and need to be removed and reinstalled according to the correct method.
3. Leakage on the surface of the valve body cavity
In this case, the valve body may have sand holes, sand holes and other casting defects during the casting process, which are difficult to be found before the pressure test. But once pressure is applied, leakage will occur in these places. This kind of problem is to be repaired, repaired or updated.
4. Leakage at the valve seat gate
This is also a relatively common leakage phenomenon. There are two cases of leakage of the sealing surface and leakage of the root of the sealing ring. We can start by checking the accuracy of the sealing surface. It is too rough and needs to be removed and reground. Secondly, check whether the sealing surface has defects such as pitting, indentation, blisters, cracks, etc., and pay attention to the replacement of the gate or valve seat. Sometimes some valve seats with compression springs will leak due to the weakening of the compression spring’s elasticity. In addition, attention should be paid to whether the T-shaped connection between the valve plate and the valve stem is too loose. If there is a slope, it should be adjusted to its better size immediately.
5. Leakage caused by the entry of debris
If foreign matter such as welding slag, iron filings, impurities enter the valve body, it will also cause the valve plate to close to the expected depth and cause leakage. In this case, the valve body must be removed and cleaned.
6. Leakage caused by improper installation of valve seat
Special tools should be used to install the valve seat. If the valve seat is not installed in place, leakage will occur.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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Solution for accidental fall off of the valve plate of rising stem wedge gate valve

Solution for accidental fall off of the valve plate of rising stem wedge gate valve

In the previous Tanghai valve knowledge, we have mentioned that if the working conditions are too bad or the gate valve purchased is from an unqualified small manufacturer, or for the rising stem wedge gate valve, the valve will suffer corrosion and wear during the opening and closing process. Or improper operation may cause the valve plate

rising stem gate valve-RS-BB OS&Y (3)

rising stem gate valve-RS-BB OS&Y (3)

to be disconnected from the valve stem. Once this happens, it will undoubtedly be troublesome for the production pipeline and even cause huge losses. So, if this situation has already happened, how can we deal with it?
Generally speaking, if the valve cannot be opened after it has been closed, it can only be replaced after cutting it out of the piping system. This is mainly for the welding connection. If the gate valve cannot be cut out from the system, another connection process or device shutdown is required. Take the rising stem wedge gate valve as an example, the specific repair methods are as follows:

1. The valve plate falls off but cannot be cut out for processing
Under the condition of ensuring that the medium is sealed, the valve plate can be exposed by changing the assembly methods of the gland, valve stem, packing, etc., and then the valve stem and the valve plate can be restored by conventional methods. This is to ensure that the three seals of the valve can continue to be maintained. After the bonnet is disassembled, the wedge angle of the valve plate is in the friction angle domain, so no matter whether the two ends of the valve plate are under pressure or not, the valve plate will not squeeze out of the valve seat by itself under the self-locking condition.

2. The valve plate falls off, the handwheel can still be turned
(1) In this case, the valve plate can be pushed back to the valve seat to form a seal through the handwheel. Loosen the packing nut but not completely. Loosen the packing first, and do the same for all the nuts on the bolts on the valve cover in turn.
(2) Next, turn the handwheel in the closing direction. The valve stem should be in a state where it will not move anymore. The upper part of the valve cover is separated from the valve body as a whole to ensure that the valve plate and the valve seat are indeed sealed or only A small amount of medium leakage that affects construction treatment. At this time, completely unscrew the nuts on all bolts, remove the upper part of the valve cover and the valve stem, and the top of the valve plate in the valve seat is exposed. Then check the reason and solution of the valve plate falling off.
(3) If it is not for special conditions, welding is generally used to re-establish the connection between the valve stem and the valve plate. However, if it is flammable and explosive oil, gas and other media, it is very unsafe to weld directly in this way. In this case, the end of the valve stem can be taken out and processed into the special form required. During installation, the contact surface of the valve stem and the valve core is treated with a high-strength adhesive repair agent, or directly drilled at the top of the valve plate. Tapping is changed to threaded connection. Special attention is to be paid to the valve stem and bonnet during the repair, which must be installed on a vertical plane to maintain good neutrality, so as to avoid opening difficulties when restarting.
(4) The sealing gasket should be replaced according to the situation to prevent leakage after the sealing surface is put into use, and then part of the packing should be added to the stuffing box as needed, and the packing gland should be properly compressed.

The above method can be used to repair the exposed rod wedge gate valve in a very short time. The repair requires less manpower and short working hours. The cost is mainly for disassembly, welding, bonding or drilling. The construction and material costs can be controlled within 1,000 yuan. . Practice has proved that the above method will open and close normally after repairing the valve, avoiding the loss of production shutdown, and will reduce the direct and invisible property loss of the enterprise. For more details about rising stem wedge gate valves, please contact Tanghai Valve’s online customer service.

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Requirements of various sealing materials for pneumatic gate valves

This article would like to discuss with you some of the material requirements of pneumatic gate valves, including the

pneumatic gate valve (3)

pneumatic gate valve (3)

material of the valve body, stem, stem bushing, nut, sealing surface and packing of the pneumatic gate valve. Each of them is an important component to ensure the good sealing performance of the valve. The quality of the sealing is the main criterion for evaluating the quality of the valve. Let’s share the standard requirements of various materials for pneumatic valves.
Let’s take a look at the valve body, valve stem, nut and other requirements. The material of the valve body should be mainly ductile iron, and the grade and actual physical and chemical test data of the cast iron should be indicated. The stem material strives to be stainless steel, and large-diameter gate valves should also be stainless steel embedded valve stems. The material of the stem bushing should not be greater in hardness and strength than the stem, and will not form electrochemical corrosion with the stem and valve body under water immersion. The nut material is made of cast lead brass or cast aluminum bronze, and the hardness and strength should be greater than that of the valve stem.
Let’s look at the material of the sealing surface of the pneumatic gate valve. We know that different types of pneumatic valves will require different sealing methods and materials because they are applicable to different working conditions. The sealing material is mainly divided into soft seal and hard seal. The soft seal is mainly an elastic seal based on rubber and plastic, and the hard seal is a rigid metal-to-metal seal. Take the ordinary wedge-type soft-seal gate valve as an example. The manufacturer’s fixing method, grinding method, physical chemistry and sanitary inspection data of the valve plate lining material should be clearly explained. And mark the valve body, the sealing surface material and the valve plate sealing surface material. Their physical and chemical testing data, especially the hygienic requirements, anti-aging performance, and wear resistance of rubber. Take the rubber soft sealing gate valve as an example, usually use nitrile butadiene rubber and EPDM rubber, etc. It is strictly forbidden to mix with reclaimed rubber.
Finally, the valve shaft packing has a great relationship with the sealing performance of the gate valve. Many leaks are caused by improper use of fillers. Since the pneumatic valves in the pipe network are usually opened and closed infrequently, the packing is required to be inactive for several years, the packing does not age, and the sealing effect is maintained for a long time. Therefore, the packing cannot be too tight or too loose. The valve shaft packing should also have a good sealing effect when it is subjected to frequent opening and closing. If the packing needs to be replaced, the pneumatic valve design should consider measures that can be replaced under water pressure. Therefore, the valve shaft packing is not to be replaced or not replaced for more than ten years.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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Correct installation method of pneumatic gate valve

Good valve products also need correct use and maintenance to ensure a good working condition and service life of the product, and pneumatic gate valves are no exception. The working state of the pneumatic gate valve directly affects the operation of the engineering system. Pneumatic gate valves have been widely used in metallurgy,

pneumatic gate valve (3)

pneumatic gate valve (3)

petrochemical and other fields. What we want to share today is how to properly use and maintain pneumatic gate valves to maintain their stability and reliability advantages in work. The details are as follows:
First of all, in order to ensure the normal operation of the pneumatic gate valve in the pipeline system and the safe operation of the system, we first need to do some work before the installation. For example, before installing a new valve, check whether the markings on the valve conform to the design requirements. At the same time, the basic error limit, full stroke deviation, return difference, dead zone, leakage rate, etc. are debugged. This is a new valve for pneumatic gate valves. If the pneumatic gate valve in the original system has been overhauled, in addition to completing the above work, the stuffing box and connections of the old gate valve should be checked for tightness. From the on-site use point of view, many problems in the operation of the system are often not caused by the quality of the valve itself, but because of the improper installation of the valve. This also includes factors such as the device environment, improper location and orientation of the device, or unclean piping.

Therefore, the following aspects should be paid attention to when installing the pneumatic gate valve:
1. Waterproof and cooling measures should be taken in the open air or high temperature places with strong sunlight. Where there is an earthquake source, stay away from the earthquake source or increase earthquake-proof measures.
2. Pneumatic gate valve can be installed tilted under special circumstances, but if the tilt angle is large or the weight of the valve itself is too large, it must be reinforced and supported.
3. The pipeline for installing the gate valve should not be too high from the ground. If the pipeline height exceeds 2m, a platform should be set up as far as possible to facilitate the operation of the handwheel and maintenance.
4. Before starting the valve for the first time, the pipeline must be cleaned to remove dirt and welding slag. Because if impurities in the pipeline pass through the valve with the medium at high speed, it is easy to cause damage to the sealing surface and cause leakage. After installation, the valve should also be cleaned to prevent impurities from getting stuck in the valve body. Remember to restore the original neutral position after using the handwheel mechanism.
5. The installation position of the pneumatic gate valve must meet the process requirements. In order to facilitate the later maintenance, it is better to add a bypass line to the valve, which is to continue the production during the maintenance process.
6. The electrical part of the pneumatic gate valve should be implemented in accordance with the construction requirements of the relevant electrical equipment. This should be communicated more with the manufacturer, strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s technical requirements.
7. The reducer of the actuator of the pneumatic gate valve should be lubricated after disassembly and repair. Generally, low-speed motors should not be disassembled, washed and refueled. After the motor is assembled, check whether the valve position conforms to the valve position opening indication.
The above are some precautions before, during, and after installation of electrical gate valves, which have a very important impact on the service life and use effect of the gate valve, and we need to pay attention to it. For more information about gate valves, please contact Tanghai online customer service for professional answers.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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Why is austenitic stainless steel magnetic

In the procurement case of austenitic stainless steel butterfly valves or gate valves, we can often find an interesting phenomenon. Customers carry magnets with them to check whether the material of the product is genuine. I think it is really “stainless steel” if it can’t be absorbed, and it’s faked with “stainless iron” if it sucks. This is really an “unjust case”. Today this article will share the unscientific aspects of this method.

high performance-double eccentric-butterlfy valve-wafer-lug-flanged (5)

high performance-double eccentric-butterlfy valve-wafer-lug-flanged (5)

The main reason for the emergence of the magnet inspection method is the recognition of a characteristic of austenitic stainless steel, that is, everyone must know that austenite is non-magnetic or weakly magnetic, while martensite or ferrite is magnetic. . Stainless steel is classified according to its organizational structure at room temperature: 1. Austenite type: such as 304, 321, 316, 310, etc.; 2. Martensite or ferrite type: such as 430, 420, 410, etc.; however, everyone ignores the change in ferrite content caused by the difference in forging and casting processes. This kind of magnetism, which is caused by chemical composition fluctuations or different processing conditions caused by smelting, cannot be regarded as counterfeit or substandard. Let’s see why?
1. During smelting, if composition segregation or improper heat treatment, a small amount of martensite or ferrite structure will appear in austenitic stainless steel. In this way, the austenitic stainless steel gate valve will have weak magnetism.
2. After austenitic stainless steel is cold-worked, the structure will also be transformed into magnetic martensite. The greater the degree of cold-working deformation, the more martensite transformation and the greater the magnetic properties of the steel.

marine valve; butterfly valve; check valve; gate valve; manufacturer in China

marine valve; butterfly valve; check valve; gate valve; manufacturer in China

3. When polishing the product, use an iron wrist to polish it. If it is not cleaned or there are iron filings on the surface, it will show magnetism.
However, the magnetism of austenitic stainless steel caused by the above reasons is not at the same level as that of other stainless steels, such as 430 and carbon steel. That is to say, even if austenitic steel shows a certain degree of weak magnetism, it makes the magnet feel When it comes to suction, it is by no means strong magnetism, and the product itself is still qualified. In other words, if the austenitic stainless steel gate valve is weakly magnetic or non-magnetic at all, it should be judged as 304 or 316 austenitic stainless steel. If the magnetism is the same as that of carbon steel and shows strong magnetism, the product material is not austenitic steel but other materials are used indiscriminately.
If manufacturers want to completely eliminate the magnetic properties of austenitic stainless steel caused by the above reasons, they can restore and stabilize the austenitic structure through high-temperature solution treatment, thereby eliminating the magnetic properties. At the same time, select sand with high silicon content during forging and polishing treatment and then pickling passivation to remove magnetism. At the same time, as a user, when we are purchasing, we also recommend to choose products from reputable manufacturers, not to be greedy for cheap prices and avoid being deceived.

Therefore, it is unscientific to use a magnet to detect whether austenitic stainless steel contains magnetism.

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What to consider when choosing a suitable resilient seated gate valve

The soft-seal /resilient seated gate valve is widely used. It is favored by users because it overcomes the product defects such as poor sealing and rust of ordinary gate valves. The soft sealing gate valve has a unique elastic seat seal to achieve a good sealing effect. The soft sealing gate valve is easy to open and close, reliable in sealing, good elastic

DIN-F4-BB-NRS-soft seated-wedge gate valve-DN100-PN16-copper holding ring-handwheel (3)

DIN-F4-BB-NRS-soft seated-wedge gate valve-DN100-PN16-copper holding ring-handwheel (3)

memory and long service life. It can be widely used as a regulating and intercepting device on the pipelines of tap water, sewage, construction, petroleum, chemical industry, food, medicine, textile, electric power, shipbuilding, metallurgy, energy system, etc.
To choose a resilient seated gate valve, you must first select the corresponding product according to the use environment, that is, the difference in the medium. Followed by some other technical parameters such as specifications, models and pressures. The correct selection can ensure the performance characteristics of the soft seal gate valve to the extreme, as well as the good operation of the pipeline, extend the service life of the pipeline, pump, and valve, and achieve the expected use effect of production. There are many types of rubber, but the best and economical ones are nitrile rubber and natural rubber. As an elastic sealing pair, they have high elasticity, high tensile strength, good abrasion resistance and drought resistance. Operating temperature range: about -60℃~80 ℃ Non-corrosive or general corrosive medium, can be water, gas, etc.
Soft seal gate valve, the inner cavity surface of the valve is not lined or covered with various rubbers, suitable for various working temperatures and fluid pipelines. Relatively speaking, as a resilient seated gate valve, rubber gate valves are not as resistant to high temperature and corrosion as fluorine-lined gate valves, which is a disadvantage of rubber seals. Fluorine-lined gate valve, also known as fluoroplastic-lined corrosion-resistant valve, is to place PTFE resin on the inner wall of steel or iron valve pressure-bearing parts or the outer surface of valve inner parts by moulding or inlaying, and use it in The unique performance of anti-corrosive medium is made into various valves.
When choosing a resilient seated gate valve, you must fully consider the main issues of medium, temperature, pressure, caliber, etc., to ensure that the use of the valve conforms to the working conditions and the characteristics of the product itself, and to maintain the service life.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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Reasons and fixing for Leakage of the seat of the metal seated Gate Valve

The metal seated gate valve is well used in high temperature and high pressure media, but it also requires high quality due to the particularity of the working conditions, and the sealing problem that makes users most concerned about. What are the main reasons for leakage on the sealing surface? What measures can we take? The sealing

PN40-DN100 cast steel WCB gate valve photo

PN40-DN100 cast steel WCB gate valve photo

surface of the gate valve is the core part of the valve. There are four ways of leaking, namely, leakage of the sealing surface, leakage of the joint of the sealing ring, leakage caused by the falling of the closure and leakage of foreign objects embedded between the sealing surfaces. Today we mainly take a look at the leakage causes and solutions of the sealing surface.
1. The sealing surface of the metal sealing gate valve is unevenly ground and cannot form a tight line. Therefore, when the manufacturer grinds the sealing surface, grinding tools, abrasives, emery cloth, sandpaper and other objects should use reasonable grinding methods to be accurate. After grinding, they should be colored and checked. The sealing surface should be free of defects such as indentation, cracks, and scratches.
2. The top center of the connection between the valve stem and the closing part is suspended, incorrect or worn. In production, it is necessary to pay attention to the connection between the valve stem and the closure piece to meet the requirements. The top center should have a certain movable clearance, especially the axial clearance between the valve stem table and the closing part is not less than 2mm.
3. The valve stem is tortuous or the equipment is not right, which makes the closing part tilted or misaligned. If it is because of this situation, it is necessary to straighten and adjust in time to ensure that the valve stem, valve stem nut, closing parts, and valve seat are on a common axis after adjustment.
4. Unscientific selection of raw materials for the sealing surface or unsuitable working conditions of valve selection, resulting in corrosion, erosion and abrasion of the sealing surface. When selecting a valve or replacing the sealing surface, it should meet the working conditions.
5. Surfacing and heat treatment are not operated in accordance with the regulations. The defects such as wear due to low hardness, corrosion due to burning of alloy elements, and cracks due to excessive internal stress will also cause leakage of the sealing surface of the metal sealing gate valve. During the production process of the manufacturer, pay attention to the surfacing welding and heat treatment skills to meet the technical requirements of the compliance procedures and standards. After the sealing surface is processed, the inspection should be carried out to eliminate any shortcomings that affect the use.
6. The sealing surface is not tightly closed or the crevices appearing due to cold shrinkage after sealing, causing a phenomenon of eclipse. For high-temperature valves, some of the slits that show cold shrinkage after being closed should be closed again at a certain time after being closed to be used as a shut-off valve.
7. The metal sealing gate valve has reached the fully enclosed position and continues to exert excessive sealing force, including inaccurate use of long lever operation, and the sealing surface is crushed and squeezed. Therefore, whether it is a metal-sealed gate valve or not, all valves must be opened and closed in accordance with the operating specifications and signs given by the manufacturer. Strictly implement one-person operation or two-person operation according to the size of the valve handwheel, and whether levers within 500mm are allowed.
8. Excessive wear of the sealing surface causes the sealing pair to fail to fit perfectly. To prevent this situation, it should be adjusted in time, and the sealing surface that cannot be adjusted should be replaced.
The quality assurance of the metal seated gate valve is deeply related to the unevenness of the valve manufacturing quality, the quality of the working conditions, the quality of the operation, and the quality of maintenance. Only strict design and production of each link can ensure the safe operation of the valve without problems.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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Can a gate valve be used for oxygen as the medium?

If the soft-sealed gate valve you purchase will be used for oxygen media, the manufacturer will usually advise you not to do so, and inform you that it is prohibited to use gate valves in oxygen media pipelines in the specification. What

Grooved resilient seated BB NRS wedge gate valve (4)

Grooved resilient seated BB NRS wedge gate valve (4)

is the reason for this requirement? In fact, this is mainly related to the movement of the gate valve. The opening and closing method of the gate valve is the vertical movement of the gate. The gate and the valve seat will have strong friction and sparks may be generated. Since the contact between the valve plate and the valve seat is not continuous, it is also Static electricity may occur, which is very dangerous when used in flammable and explosive oxygen media pipelines. Let’s analyze it in detail below.

According to the characteristics of the gate valve: the gate valve should not be used to adjust the flow and pressure, otherwise, the sealing surface will wear out quickly and the tightness will decrease.

Moreover, the gate valve cannot be slowly opened for pressure adjustment, so the gate valve is not suitable for oxygen pipelines. One of the reasons why gate valves are forbidden in peroxygen pipelines is that the sealing surface of the gate valve will fall off from the sealing surface due to friction due to relative movement. Although this seems so trivial to us in normal times, in an environment of high-pressure pure oxygen, these small particles of iron powder are very easy to reach the ignition point and burn, and bury potential safety hazards.

Here, there is one more thing to pay attention to, that is, the safety hazards of the oxygen pipeline are not all to blame on the gate valve. When the pressure difference between the two sides of the valve is large, an explosion accident will also occur. Judging from the lessons learned from the accident, banning the gate valve is actually prohibiting the production of combustibles, and the purpose is the same as the regular removal of rust, degreasing, and banning oil. The need to further control the flow rate, do a good job of static grounding and other measures to eliminate the source of ignition, it has a great relationship with the valve material. Although copper-based alloy gate valves are more effective than cast iron and cast steel gate valves in preventing the production of combustibles, this does not mean that there are no hidden safety hazards. The reason is that there is no control of the fire source, and it is impossible to focus on the safety of the gate valve without controlling the source. The attention to operating pressure and the meticulous maintenance of the entire pipeline at all stages must tighten the nerve of safety, not just considering whether a gate valve is used.

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Is it better to install gate valve or ball valve next to regulating valve?

Because both gate valve and ball valve can be used behind the regulating valve, the functions they undertake are basically similar. The two are only different in structure, so users often have questions about whether the gate valve is better or the ball valve is better. This is exactly what this article will discuss today.

DIN-F4-BB-NRS-soft seated-wedge gate valve-DN100-PN16-copper holding ring-handwheel (3)

DIN-F4-BB-NRS-soft seated-wedge gate valve-DN100-PN16-copper holding ring-handwheel (3)

Before the problem unfolds, we must first make it clear that there is no concept of which product is better for installing a gate valve or a ball valve before and after the regulating valve. Only the more suitable one can be selected according to the actual situation of the user and the working conditions. Let’s first briefly understand the characteristics of gate valves and ball valves.
In terms of function, the gate valve can be installed before and after the regulating valve, mainly used for water supply and hot water pipelines, commonly known as water valves. Generally not used on steam pipelines, because when the steam pressure is high, the gate is difficult to open under pressure, and it is also not suitable for use on pipelines with sediment. The sediment accumulates in the ram seat groove, which will cause the gate to close. strict. The opening and closing part of the gate valve is a gate. The movement direction of the gate is perpendicular to the direction of the fluid. The gate valve can only be fully opened and fully closed, and cannot be adjusted or throttled. The ball valve can also be installed before and after the regulating valve. It is mainly used to cut off, distribute and change the flow direction of the medium in the pipeline. It has the same action of rotating 90 degrees. The difference is that the cock body is a sphere with a circular through hole. Or the channel passes through its axis.
In terms of advantages, the more prominent advantages of gate valves are small resistance, short size, and low price. The relative advantage of ball valves is that they have better fluid control characteristics than gate valves. It only

electric ball valve

electric ball valve

needs a 90-degree rotation operation and a small torque to close tightly. Ball valves are most suitable for use as on-off and shut-off valves.

From the above we can see that both gate valve and ball valve can be used before and after the regulating valve. Both of these valves are not suitable for flow control, but the ball valve has better fluid control characteristics than the gate valve, and the sealing performance is also better than that of the gate valve. . However, in actual installation cases, although gate valves and ball valves are installed before and after regulating valves, gate valves are more selected by users. This is why? details as follows:
1. It is troublesome to open and close the ball valve, and it has high requirements on the sealing surface. The sealing of the ball valve has strict requirements on the production and processing technology. If the correct manufacturer is not selected, it is easy to cause the internal leakage of the ball valve if the technology cannot meet the requirements. The cost is therefore relatively high, especially for large-caliber ball valves. The gate valve purchase cost is low, the sealing effect is good, the switch is relatively labor-saving, and when the gate valve is fully opened, it can provide the largest flow passage without causing resistance.
2. If the ball valve is in a static state for a long time, it will jam after a period of use.
3. The requirement of the ball valve for the medium is higher than that of the gate valve. For example, with more fibers and oxygen media, only ball valves can be used.
To sum up, whether it is better to install a gate valve or a ball valve before and after the control valve, we conclude that: Consider the economy, use the gate valve, and the gate valve is much cheaper. Or use gate valves on large-caliber, low-pressure oil, steam, and water pipelines. Considering the tightness, use the ball valve. The ball valve is suitable for working conditions with high requirements for leakage, and is suitable for fast opening and closing, and its quality life is better than that of gate valves.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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cast steel gate valve vs stainless steel gate valve

The statement “cast steel gate valve is a gate valve made of stainless steel” is inaccurate. It is only a one-sided understanding of the two types of valves from the literal meaning. In fact, there are still very big differences between the two. Cast steel gate valves refer to all gate valves made of metal steel materials that are cast into castings. Such

PN40-DN100 cast steel WCB gate valve photo

PN40-DN100 cast steel WCB gate valve photo

gate valves are collectively referred to as cast steel gate valves. According to the material, it can also be divided into: carbon steel gate valve, stainless steel gate valve, low alloy steel gate valve (high temperature resistant chromium molybdenum steel belongs to this category), low temperature steel gate valve and so on. Corresponding to cast steel gate valves are also cast iron gate valves, forged steel gate valves, malleable cast iron gate valves.
I believe that at this time we can already see that the cast steel gate valve and the stainless steel gate valve are actually a molding method, that is, a process, and the other is a material type. Cast steel gate valves may be stainless steel gate valves, carbon steel gate valves, alloy steel gate valves. The stainless steel gate valve alone refers to the stainless steel valve, which can be cast or forged. In terms of scope: cast steel ≥ stainless steel valve.

Various cast steel gate valves correspond to different steel grades, which will be engraved on the valve body. The commonly used ones are as follows:
1. The grades of carbon steel gate valve castings are: WCA, WCB, WCC, LCB, etc.; applicable temperature is -46°C~425°C.
2. Stainless steel gate valve casting grades: 301 stainless steel, CF8 stainless steel (corresponding to forging 304 stainless steel), CF8M stainless steel (corresponding to forging 316 stainless steel), etc.; applicable temperature is -198 degrees ~ 816 degrees.

electric stainless steel gate valve

electric stainless steel gate valve

3. Low-alloy steel is divided into high-temperature alloy steel and high-strength low-alloy steel, among which high-temperature alloy steel is often referred to as chromium-molybdenum steel. Casting grades of chromium molybdenum steel gate valve: ZG1Cr5Mo, ZG15Cr1MoV, ZG20CrMoV, WC6, WC9, C12A, etc. The applicable temperature is between 550 degrees and 750 degrees.

The applicable temperature for each specific grade of material is different, depending on the actual working conditions.
Another point worth mentioning here is that cast steel gate valves and forged steel gate valves are often confused because of their similar names, making it unclear how to choose. In fact, the direct way to distinguish is to look at the material grades. For example, 304 stainless steel castings are generally marked as CF3 or CF8, and forgings are generally marked as 06Cr19Ni10 or directly marked as 304. The choice of cast steel gate valve or forged steel gate valve is mainly determined by the working conditions. Forged steel gate valves are mainly used when the medium conditions are special. Because forged steel gate valves are more mature in technology, many domestic manufacturers can do it. It can also be a general reference from the caliber. Generally, forged gate valves below DN40 and cast gate valves above DN40, the pressure will be lower for larger calibers than for smaller calibers. But in the end, of course, we must actively consider the actual requirements of customers, and manufacturers can give some reasonable suggestions.

TH Valve is a professional manufacturer of butterfly valvegate valvecheck valveglobe valveknife gate valve, ball valve with API, JIS, DIN standard, used in Oil, Gas, Marine industry, Water supply and drainage, fire fighting, shipbuilding, water treatment and other systems, with Nominal Diameter of DN50 to DN1200, NBR/EPDM/VITON, Certificates & Approvals: DNV-GL, Lloyds, DNV, BV, API, ABS, CCS. Standards: EN 593, API609, API6D

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