Electric ball valve installation method

Date:Jan 31, 2019

First, preparation before installation

1. The pipeline before and after the ball valve is ready. The front and rear pipes should be coaxial and the two flange sealing surfaces should be parallel. The pipe should be able to withstand the weight of the ball valve, otherwise the pipe must be equipped with appropriate support.

2. Purge the pipeline before and after the valve to remove oil, welding slag and all other impurities from the pipeline.

3. Check the sign of the ball valve and find out that the ball valve is intact. The valve was fully opened and closed several times to confirm that it was working properly.

4. Remove the protective parts on the flanges at both ends of the ball valve.

5. Check the valve hole to remove any dirt that may be present, then clean the valve hole. Even small particles of foreign matter between the seat and the ball may damage the seat sealing surface.

Second, the installation

1. Install the valve on the pipeline.

Any end of the valve can be mounted on the upstream end. Valves driven by the handle can be mounted anywhere on the pipe. However, ball valves with gearboxes or pneumatic drives should be installed upright, ie on horizontal pipes, with the drive above the pipe.

2. Install a gasket between the valve flange and the pipeline flange according to the pipeline design requirements.

3. The bolts on the flange should be tightened symmetrically, successively and evenly.

4. Connect the pneumatic line (when using a pneumatic drive).

Third, the inspection after installation

1. Operate the drive to open and close the ball valve several times. It should be flexible and free of stagnation, and confirm that it works normally.

2. According to the pipeline design requirements, the sealing performance of the flange joint surface between the pipeline and the ball valve is checked.

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