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                                                                                                                                                                                                           Design and Manufacture:cast steel gate valve to API600(ISO 10434)or API 6D;cast stainless steel gate valve  to API 603 or API 600;Forged steel gate valve to API 602.
Inspection and Test: API 598, API 600 or API 6D.
End flange dimension: ASME B16.5(for NPS≤24);ASME B16.47 series B、API 605 or ASME B16.47 series A、MSS SP-44(for NPS>24).
      BW end dimension:ASME B16.25.
      Socket-weld dimension:ASME B16.11.
      Face to face and end to end:ASME B16.10.
      Pressure-temperature ratings:ASME B16.34.

Design of Disc

Gate Valves with NPS ≥ 2 are of wedge flexible gate; 
Gate valves with NPS < 2 are of wedge solid gate.

Body and Bonnet Connection

The body and bonnet of Class150~Class900 gate valves are usually connected with studs and nuts. And the body andbonnet of Class1500~Class2500 gate valves are usually of pressure seal design.

Gasket of Cover Flange

Carbon steel or stainless steel + flexible graphite combined gasket is used for Class150 gate valve; Stainless steel + flexiblegraphite wounded gasket is used for Class 300 gate valve; Stainless steel + flexible graphite wounded gasket is used for Class600 gate valve,and ring joint gasket is also optional forClass600 gate valve; Ring Joint gasket is used for Class 900
gate valve;Pressurized seal design is used for Class1500 ~Class500 gate valve.

Actuation

Hand wheel or gear box is usually used for gate valve actuation. Chain wheel and electric actuator can be also used for gate valve actuation if being requested by the customers.

Belleville Spring Loaded Packing Impacting System

If being requested by the customer, the Belleville spring loaded packing impacting system can be adopted for enhancing the durability and reliability of the packing seal.

Packing Seal

Molded flexible graphite is used for packing material.PTFE or combined packing material can be also used ifbeing requested by the customer. The internal surface ofthe stuffing box, of which area is contacted with the packing, is of excellent finish (Ra3.2μm). The stem surface, contacting with the packing, should be rolled and pressed after being precisely machined, so as to reach to the high finish and compactness (Ra0.8μm) and ensure the reliable ightness of the stem area.


Back Seating Design

All our gate valves have the back seating design. In mostcases, the carbon steel gate valve is fitted with a renewable back seat. For stainless steel gate valve, the back seat is machined directly in the bonnet or is machined after welding. When the gate valve is at fully open position, the sealing of
the back seat can be very reliable. However, as per the requirement of API 600, it is not advisable to add or change packing by the mean of back seating when the valve is Pressure containing.

Seat

For carbon steel gate valve, the seat is usually forged steel.The sealing surface of the seat is spray welded with hard alloy specified by the customer. Renewable threaded seat is used for NPS ≤ 10 gate valves, and welded on seat can be also optional if being requested by the customer. Welded on seat is used for NPS ≤10 carbon steel gate valves. For Stainless steel gate valve, integral seat is usually adopted, or to weld hard alloy directly integrally. Threaded or welded on seat is also optional for stainless steel gate valve if being requestedby the customer.

Stem Design

The stem is of integral forged design. The minimum diameter of the stem shall per the standard requirement. The connection of the stem and disc is T type. The strength of the connecting area
is bigger than that of the T threaded part of the stem. The strength test of that area conforms to API 591.

Stem Nut

Usually, the stem nut is made of copper alloy. it is also can be made of ASTM A439 D2 if being requested by the customer. For large sized gate valves ( NPS 10 for Class 150, NPS 8 for
Class 300, NPS 6 for Class 600, NPS 5 for Class 900), rolling bearing is fitted at the two sides of the stem nut in order to minimize the open and close torque of the gate valve.

Special Gate Valve

Besides the common gate valves, YuanGao also makes cryogenic gate valve, Jacketed Gate Valve, Bellow Sealed Gate Valve, Extension Stem Gate Valve for underground application, Slat Gate Valve, etc.