A guide to the choice of common types of isolating (block), check and diverter valves for the energy, process, oil and gas industries. The book is applicable to both onshore and offshore locations, including subsea applications.
Part 1 Basic valve types and function. Part 2 Service characteristics: fluid characteristics; abrasive service; sandy service; slurry service; solids; flammable service; solidifying service; viscous service; fire hazard. Part 3 Valve types for isolation (block) duty: ball valves; butterfly valves; gate valves; globe or screw-down stop valves; plug valves; pinch valves; slam-shut valves; diverter valves; CCU slide valves. Part 4 Valve operations and isolation: operability; isolation. Part 5 Valve types for prevention of flow reversal (check): installation and process design considerations; lift check valves; diaphragm check valves; wafer check valves; plate check valves; foot valves. Part 6 Valves for special applications: low emission service; vacuum service; excess flow valves; iris valves; emergency shutdown valves; sub-sea valves. Part 7 Wellhead gate valves for the petroleum industry: valve types; valve selection; design requirements; materials; supporting calculations. Part 8 Valve materials: materials for fire hazard areas; high temperature service; chloride service and environments; hydrogen service; material composition of welding end valves; gland packings; materials temperature limitations. Part 9 Sizing and resistance to flow: incompressible (liquid) flow; compressible (gas or vapour) flow; surge. Appendices: common abbreviations; list of standards. (Part contents)