Seat leakage classifications

09/01/1999



Seat Leakage Classifications
(In accordance with ANSI B16.104-1976)


Leakage class designation


Maximum leakage allowable


Test medium


Test pressure


Testing procedures required for establishing rating


I


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No test required provided user and supplier agree.


II

0.5% of rated capacity

Air or water at 50 to 125

45 to 60 psi (3.1 to 4.1 bar) or maximum operating differential whichever is lower

Pressure is applied to valve inlet, with outlet open to atmosphere or connected to a low head-loss measuring device, full normal closing thrust provided by actuator.


III

0.1% of rated capacity

As above

As above

As above


IV

0.01% of rated capacity

As above

As above

As above


V

0.0005 liters per minute of water per inch (mm) of port diameter per psi (bar) differential.

Water at 50 to 125

Maximum service pressure drop across valve plug, not to exceed ANSI body rating. 100 psi (6.9 bar) pressure drop minimum.

Pressure applied to valve inlet after filling entire body cavity and connected piping with water and stroking valve plug closed. Use net specified maximum actuator thrust, but no more, even if available during test. Allow time for leakage flow to stabilize.


VI

Not to exceed amounts shown in Class VI Seat Leakage Allowance table based on port (orifice) diameter.

Air or nitrogen at 50 to 125

50 psig (3.4 bar) or maximum rated differential pressure across valve plug, whichever is lower.

Actuator should be adjusted to operating conditions specified with full normal closing thrust applied to valve plug set. Allow time for leakage flow to stabilize and use suitable measuring devices.

Source: Control Engineering with data from Fisher Controls.



Class VI Seat Leakage Allowance


Nominal port diameter


Leak Rate

Inches

Millimeters

ml per minute

Bubbles per minute (1)

1.5

38

0.30

2

2

51

0.45

3

2.5

64

0.60

4

3

76

0.90

6

4

102

1.70

11

6

152

4.00

27

8

203

6.75

45

1. Bubbles per minute as tabulated are an easily measured suggested alternative based on a suitable calibrated measuring device such as aary from those shown, as long as they correctly indicate the flow in ml per minute.

Source: Control Engineering with data from Fisher Controls



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