To guarantee the high quality of our product range, the Quality Assurance Department possesses a rigorous control and testing system which is implemented trough the manufacturing process. Moreover, Babcock Valves has an operational quality control and assurance manual which enables us to maintain an optimum level of quality.

PROCESS

  • Design & seismic calculation
  • Design & seismic calculation by finite elements
  • Pretest inspection
  • Fundamental frequency determination
  • Cold cycle test
  • Hot cycle test
  • Intermediate inspection after cold & hot cycle
  • Pipe reaction end-loading test
  • Seismic test
  • Post-test inspection

STANDARDS

Babcock Valves’ valves are designed, manufactured and inspected, in accordance with the most relevant international standards, such as:

  • API (American Petroleum Institute)
  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
  • AWWA (American Water Works Association)
  • DIN (Deutsche Norm)
  • JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards)
  • BS (British Standards)
  • AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation)
  • MSS (Manufacturers Standardization Society)
  • ISO (International Standards Organization)
  • UNE (Una Normativa Española)

That means an additional guarantee for our clients who are, consequently, able to see how their products comply with international codes and specifications.

DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES

Babcock Valves’ designs are based on advanced computer simulations, that minimizes the possibility of design lacks and deficiencies that would affect to the product expected standards.

 3-D designs
 babcock valves The use of computer aid design during the designing process, allow us to test and make simulations of our new products, adding a higher reliability in projects execution.
 Heat transfer analysis
 Babcock Valves Heat transfer analysis in the design of finned valves for frozen seal, with calculations of:

  • temperature variation results
  • temperatura-lenght chart. design
  • heat stress calculations (to avoid plastic deformation)
 Flow simulations
valve flow simulation Flow simulations and pressure drop calculations.
 Qualifications
Seismic valve quelification Seismic and other spacial qualifications.

 

TESTING

All our products are tested during the design phase and after assembly, prior of being shipped away. Some of our test concern to cryogenics testing, hot cycles testing, vibration on multiple axis testing, aging testing, flow pressure testing, seismic resistance testing, valves hammer-impact testing, actuators testing and others.

QUALITY POLICY