UL Standard for Safety Electrically Operated Valves
|Publication Date:||6 November 2013|
These requirements cover electrically operated general purpose and safety valves rated 600 volts or less and intended for the control of fluids, such as air, gases, oils, refrigerants, steam, water, and the like. Electrically operated valves, other than automotive fuel valves, covered by these requirements are intended to be used in other than hazardous locations as defined by the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
These requirements also cover electrically operated valves intended to be factory installed on or in certain appliances as operating or safety controls.
These requirements do not cover automatic valves for gas appliances that are covered by the requirements in the Standard for Automatic Valves for Gas Appliances, ANSI Z21.21/CSA 6.5.
These requirements do not cover valves employing electrical parts, including coils, switch contacts and resistance elements, located in the flammable gas containing compartment of a valve. Valves constructed as such shall comply with the requirements in the Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II, and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 913.
When the valve assembly includes a pressure or flow regulator, its regulating ability is not covered by requirements in this standard.
When a mechanically actuated indicator is provided to indicate whether the valve is open or closed, its visibility from any distance is not covered by requirements in this standard.
In addition to the requirements in this standard, valves intended for fire protection service are required to comply with the Outline of Investigation for Electrically Operated Valves for Fire Protection Service, SU 429A.