Rubber-Seated Butterfly Valves, 3 In. (75 mm) Through 72 In. (1,800 mm)
|Publication Date:||20 June 2010|
This standard establishes minimum requirements for rubber-seated butterfly valves, 3 in. (75 mm) through 72 in. (1,800 mm) in diameter, with various body and end types, for fresh water having a pH range from 6-12 and a temperature range from 33°-125°F (0.6°-52°C). This standard covers rubber-seated butterfly valves suitable for a maximum steady-state fluid working pressure of 250 psig (1,723 kPa, a maximum steady-state differential pressure of 250 psi (1,723 kPa), and a maximum full open velocity of 16 ft/sec (4.9 m/sec).
Body types, classes, and sizes. Valves described in this standard are provided in four body types and in classes as follows:
Wafer valves. Class 150B, in sizes 3-20 in. (75-500 mm).
Short-body and long-body flanged valves. Class 25A, class 25B, class 75A, class 75B, class 150A, and class 150B, in sizes 3-72 in. (75-1,800 mm), and class 250B in sizes 3-48 in. (75-1,200 mm).
Definition of classification. In each case, the numeric designation represents the pressure rating (the maximum steady-state fluid working pressure, in pounds per square inch gauge) and also the maximum steady-state differential pressure, in pounds per square inch, for which the valve is designed. The designations
A and B define the flow-rate capabilities with the valve in the fully open position. A valves are rated for a maximum velocity of 8 ft/sec (2.4 m/sec), and B valves are rated for a maximum velocity of 16 ft/sec (4.9 m/sec) in the piping section upstream of the valve.
The purpose of this standard is to provide the minimum requirements for rubber-seated butterfly valves, suitable for freshwater service.