INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

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

AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation)
ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
API (American Petroleum Institute)
AWWA (American Water Works Association)
BS (British Standards)
DIN (Deutsche Norm)
EAC Eurasian Conformity
ISO (International Standards Organization)
JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards)
MSS (Manufacturers Standardization Society)
UNE (Spanish Standard)
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BODY

Available both in cast and forged steel, it has been designed to meet all therequirements of ASME, API and British Standards.
The body-bonnet connection is made by a pressure seal gasket. Its prestress condition is achieved by meansof bolts screwed to the bonnet flange. Ends are normally butt-welding although they can be also flanged on request.
All bodies are provided with integrally cast bosses, located and sized in accordance with ASME B16.34, which allow the provision of drain.

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COVER

Usually constructed in the same materials as the body.

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SEAT RING

Supplied in forged stainless steel, hardfaced with Stellite-6 (2mm of min. thickness). Seat ring is renewable, normally welded to the body. Sealing contact surface is lapped fora perfect tight seal.

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DISC

The disc is normally constructed in forged stainless steel for diamters upto 8”, and in cast steel of the same material as the body for larger sizes. Contact face is overlayed with 2 mm minimum thickness of Stellite-6.
It is designed so that the valve can operate both in horizontal and vertical positions.

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PRESSURE SEAL GASKET

The pressure seal gasket is usually supplied of compressed graphite,bordered on the upper and lower edges with braided filaments of carbon fiber.
Gasket can also be made in stainless steel.

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HINGE (ARM)

The arm is constructed of the same material as the valve body. Designed to swing smoothly, is provided with an integral mechanical stop, suitably machined, which contacts the valve body when the valve is in fully open condition, and avoids the disc to create the first contact.

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HINGE PIN (SHAFT)

Constructed from a stainless steel forged bar, is normally designed for being assembled externally through the side/s of the valve body, although internal shaft designs are also available on request.
In the normal external shaft construction, one or two cover/s (19A), fitted to the body with 4 studs (28A) assure a perfect tightness. Seal between cover/s and body is achieved by using spiral wound gaskets (17A).
For some special applications, to avoidslamming effect, shock absorbers (dashpots) are installed in the valve, connected to the hinge pin throughstuffing box/es.

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SPACER RING

Made of a single piece covering the upper part of the pressure seal gasket. It is normally manufactured in the same material as the body.

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GASKET RETAINER

It is made normally of the same material as the body, and constructed in four pieces, called segments. The segments are sized to minimize the gap between them.
The segmental ring supports all the forcers transmitted from the bonnet through the pressure seal gasket and the spacer ring. It is calculated to withstand all the force withoutcrac- king.

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COVER RETAINER

Designed sufficiently resistant to withstand the forces transmitted by the cover stud (28).
The cover retainer is normally made of the same material as the body, but it can be constructed in any other material on request. It is machined tomach exactly with the body, what guarantees a perfect alignment of the unit.

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BODY

Available both in cast and forged steel, it has been designed to meet all the requirements of ASME, API and British Standards.
The body-bonnet connection is made by a pressure seal gasket. Its pre-stress condition is achieved by means of bolts screwed to the bonnet flange.
Ends are normally butwelding although they can be also flanged on request.
All bodies are provided with integrally cast bosses, located and sized in accordance with ASME B16.34, which allow the provision of drain and by-pass connections, supplied on request.

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BONNET

Usually constructed in the same materials as the body, being designed so that the wall thickness always exceeds the require- ment of API 600.
A back seat bush (13.) is fitted inside the bonnet lower cavity, to provide a closure when de valve is fully opened. This permits the valve to be repacked while in service.
The bonnet has a deep stuffing box in which packing rings are placed.
Stuffing box is designed with sufficient space to allow lantern ring to be fitted.

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YOKE

Separate rigid yoke provided to withstand the thrust of the actuator. Large windows allow easy access and ventilation of the packing area. The yoke is connected to the body by a two piece clamping ring (193.) an four clamp bolts. This connection is very solid and enables easy maintenance at site.
The upper part of the yoke is suitably machined to house the yoke sleeve (11.).
The yoke is usually made of cast carbon steel regardless the type of body material, unless otherwise required by the client.

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STEM

Constructed in stainless steel, machined from solid bar stock. The single piece stem in connected to the wedge by a tee connection.
A conical shoulder is also provided to ensure effective and tight seal backseat which allows the stuffing box to be replaced with the valve in service. The stem dimensions conform to API 600. Connection stem-wedge also meets the requirements of API 600. Pull test has been carried out to verify the design. Special care is taken in the machining of the stem, including the final polishing of the travelling area (contact with the stuffing box). This allows a low-friction surface and a superior corrosion resistance.

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GLAND BOLTS & NUTS

The gland studs are of the eyebolt type, which can be swing outwards for ease of gland repacking.

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GLAND BUSHING & GLAND FLANGE

They are supplied in two separate self aligning pieces, to ensure uniform pressure is effected during tightening of the packing.
The upper part of the gland, which comes in contact with the gland flange, is spherical in shape.
The gland flange is made of carbon steel but, upon request, other materials can be supplied.

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SEAT RINGS

They are supplied in forged stainless steel, hardfaced with Stellite-6 (2 mm of minimum thickness). Seat rings are renewable, normally welded to the body.
Sealing contact surfaces, are lapped for a perfect tight seal. Controlled hardness differentials are maintained between the wedge discs and the seat rings, as requi- red by API 600 Std.

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WEDGE

The wedge is normally constructed in forged stainless steel for diameters up to 3”, and in cast steel for larger sizes.
Wedge is commonly flexible, though it can be also solid. Guides are carefully machi- ned for a smooth sliding in the body cast-in guides.
Contact faces are overlayed with stellite-6 (2 mm of. minimum. thickness).

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YOKE CLAMP

The connection between body and yoke is created by means of a bipartite clamping ring. The internal connection between the clamp, body and yoke is conical, assuring a perfect tightening.

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YOKE SLEEVE

Designed to permit removal from the bonnet or yoke while the valve is in service.
The yoke bushing assembly is mounted in ball bearings. It is normally made of cast aluminium bronze, having high resistance to wear and high melting point. Other materials such as Ni-resist can be supplied on request.

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BACK SEAT

The back seat can be supplied as a threaded stainless steel bush, welded to the bonnet or of integral type. It can be hardfaced with Stellite-6 or orther materials as required.
This seat allows the valve to be repacked under pressure.

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HANDWHEEL

The handwheel can be supplied either in cast construction of fabricated from steel tube.
The handwheel is designed to allow easy operation of the valve. Other types of control are available and, in some cases, are indispensable for a good operation, for instance: Chain wheel, gear operator, hammer handwheel, geared hammer handwheel, electric actuator, electro-hydraulic actuator or pneumatic actuator.

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PRESSURE SEAL GASKET

The pressure seal gaskets are usually supplied of compressed graphite, bordered on the upper and lower edges with braided filaments of graphite and Inconel.
Gaskets can also be made in stainless steel.

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PACKING

Packing is made of an adequate number of preformed rings.
For general applicatios high grade graphite material is supplied, using compressed rings in the center and braided anti-extrusion rings on top and bottom. Graphite is selec- ted of an approved quality.
Other types of packing are also available for particular services.

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SPACER RING

Made of a single piece coverting the upper part of the pressure seal gasket. It is normlly manufactured in the same material as the body.

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BODY

Available both in cast and forged steel, it has been designed to meet all the requirements of ASME, API and BS..
The body-bonnet connection is made by a pressure seal gasket. Its pre-stress condition is achieved by means of bolts screwed to the bonnet flange.
Ends are normally butt-welding although they can be also flanged on request.
All bodies are provided with integrally cast bosses, located and sized in accordance with ASME B16.34, which allow the provision of drain connections, supplied on request.

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BONNET

Usually constructed in the same materials as the body, being designed so that the wall thickness always exceeds the requirement of API 600.
A back seat (13) bush is fitted inside the bonnet lower cavity, to provide a closure when de valve is fully open. This permits the valve to be repacked while in service.
The bonnet has a deep stuffing box in which packing rings are placed.
Stuffing box is designed with sufficient space to allow lantern ring to be fitted.

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YOKE

Separate rigid yoke is provided to withstand the thrust of the actuator. Large windows allow easy access and ventilation of the packing area. The yoke is connected to the body by a two pieces clamping ring (193) and four clamp bolts. This connection is very solid and enables easy maintenance at site.
The upper part of the yoke is suitably machined to house the yoke sleeve (11).
The yoke is usually made of cast carbon steel regardless

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STEM

Constructed in stainless steel, machined from solid bar stock. The single piece non rotating stem is connected to the disc (8) by a rounded head connection trough bearing ring (31A), and a stem retainer (29) and disc nut (18) assure the integrity of the kit.
A conical shoulder is also provided to ensure effective and tight seal backseat which allows the stuffing box to be replaced with the valve in service. The stem dimensions conform to API 600. Special care is taken in the machining of the stem, including the final polishing of the travelling area (contact with the stuffing box). This allows a low-friction surface and a superior corrosion resistance.

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GLAND BUSHING & FLANGE

They are supplied in two separate self aligning pieces, to ensure uniform pressure is effected during tightening of the packing.
The upper part of the gland, which comes in contact with the gland flange, is spherical in shape.
The gland flange is made of carbon steel but, upon request, other materials can be supplied.

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SEAT RING

Supplied in forged stainless steel, hardfaced with Stellite-6 (2 mm of minimun thickness). Seat ring is renewable, normally welded to the body.
Sealing contact surface is lapped for a perfect tight seal. Contolled hardness differentials are maintained between the disc and the seat ring, as required by API 600 Std.

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DISC

Constructed in forged stainless steel.
Disc is of swivel type, allowed to turn round freely upon the stem. Normally is of loose, Plug type, though can also of Ball, Needle and Parabolic shapes (equal percentage). Contact face is overla- yed with Stellite-6 (2 mm of minimun thickness).
The stem-disc combination can be adapted to Stop-Check function.

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YOKE SLEEVE

Designed to permit removal from the bonnet or yoke while the valve is in service.
The yoke bushing assembly is mounted in ball bearings. It is normally made of cast aluminium bronze, having high resistance to wear and high melting point. Other materials such as Ni-resist can be supplied on request.

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BACK SEAT

The back seat can be supplied as a threaded stainless steel bush, welded to the bonnet or of integral type. It can be hardfaced with Stellite-6 or orther materials as required.
This seat allows the valve to be repacked under pressure.

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HANDWHEEL

The handwheel is normally supplied of Hammer type, made of cast construction.
The handwheel is designed to allow easy operation of the valve. Other types of control are available and, in some cases, are indispensable for a good operation, for instance: Chain wheel, gear operator, geared hammer handwheel, electric actuator, electro-hydraulic actuator or pneumatic actuator.

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PRESSURE SEAL GASKET

The pressure seal gaskets are usually supplied of compressed graphite, bordered on the upper and lower edges with braided filaments of graphite and Inconel.
Gaskets can also be made in stainless steel.

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GLAND BOLTS & NUTS

The gland studs are of the eye-bolt type, which can be provided with live load systems, by means of belleville rings.

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PACKING

Packing is made of an adequate number of preformed rings.
For general applicatios high grade graphite material is supplied, using compressed rings in the center and braided anti-extrusion rings on top and bottom. Graphite is selected of an approved quality.
Other types of packing are also available for particular services.

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SPACER RING

Made of a single piece coverting the upper part of the pressure seal gasket. It is normlly manufactured in the same material as the body.

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GASKET RETAINER

It is made normally of the same material as the body, and constructed in four pieces, called segments. The segments are sized to minimize the gap among them.
The segmental ring supports all the forces transmitted from the bonnet through the pressure seal gasket and the spacer ring. It is calculated to withstand all the force without cracking.

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BONNET RETAINER

Designed sufficiently resistant to withstand the forces transmitted by the bonnet screws (111).
The bonnet retainer is normally made of same material as the body, but it can be constructed in any other material on request. It is machined to match exactly with the body, what guarantees a pefect alignment of the unit.

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YOKE CLAMP

The body-yoke connection is created by means of a bipartite clamping ring. The internal connection between the clamp, body and yoke is conical, assuring a perfect tightening.

BABCOCK VALVES S.A.

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P.E. Abra Industrial, Parcela 1.5.6 – 48530 Ortuella (Bizkaia) Spain

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