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b2ap3_thumbnail_firesafevalve.jpgWe all are worried about the safety of our loved ones and our assets. Life is uncertain, and it is not really possible to live free from the worries of any unforeseen natural or error-driven threats. As the machinery and industrial parts are getting more complex, the need to keep things in control is increasing more than ever. To prevent any unfortunate event of fire or accidental damage, you must use new age technology auto parts and tools.

One of the most recent developments in industrial tools to prevent any sad event due to fire is the introduction of fire safe valves. These valves are designed to prevent fire from spreading or turning into a life threat, if the fuel valve gets damaged or generates a leakage.

The fire safe valves constitute spring loaded valves which are thermally actuated. In case of fire, these close automatically and stop the fuel flow. The fuel flow from crankcase of the engine and the reserve oil supply gets hindered, thus minimizing the chances of leakage.

Preventing the flow of fuel such as oil, gas, petrol and other combustibles, these spring loaded valves prove to be very useful and effective against any damage. The benefits of using fire safe valves in a system are:

  • Protection of personnel or life
  • Lower insurance rates
  • Protection of equipment
  • Protection of environment
  • Prevents oil supply from feeding a fire


It is because of these advantages and benefits that the use of these valves is highly recommended and appreciated. These days, a number of companies offer a large range of fire safe valves which provide great protection even in high temperature and high pressure conditions.

You can find a wide range of valve products in the market these days, to be used in a multitude of places, from small equipment to giant machinery. Depending upon your requirements, you can select valves suitable for oil, gas, petroleum and other combustible fuels.

The price of the fire safe valves is not necessarily higher than the non-fire safe, making them a perfect alternative over the conventional choices. You can ensure safety of your equipment and the personnel around them, by opting for fire safe valves for your industrial machinery and tools.

So, get going and find a reliable supplier of these valves on the internet like ValtorcĀ® International and get great protection from fire for your essential systems. After all, living without worries is what we all seek!

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API SPEC 6D
Specification for Pipeline Valves. API Specification 6D is an adoption of ISO 14313: 1999, Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries-Pipeline Transportation Systems-Pipeline Valves. This International Standard specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design, manufacturing, testing and documentation of ball, check, gate and plug valves for application in pipeline systems.

API 600
Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries - Modified National Adoption of ISO 10434:1998.

API 599
Metal Plug Valves - Flanged, Threaded and Welding Ends. A purchase specification that covers requirements for metal plug valves with flanged or butt-welding ends, and ductile iron plug valves with flanged ends, in sizes NPS 1 through NPS 24, which correspond to nominal pipe sizes in ASME B36.10M. Valve bodies conforming to ASME B16.34 may have flanged end and one butt-welding end. It also covers both lubricated and nonlubricated valves that have two-way coaxial ports, and includes requirements for valves fitted with internal body, plug, or port linings or applied hard facings on the body, body ports, plug, or plug port.

API 602
Compact Steel Gate Valves - Flanged, Threaded, Welding, and Extended-Body Ends. The standard covers threaded-end, socket-welding-end, butt-welding-end, and flanged-end compact carbon steel gate valves in sizes NPS4 and smaller.

API 603
Corrosion-Resistant, Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves - Flanged and Butt-Welding Ends. The standard covers corrosion-resistant bolted bonnet gate valves with flanged or butt-weld ends in sizes NPS 1/2 through 24, corresponding to nominal pipe sizes in ASME B36.10M, and Classes 150, 300, and, 600, as specified in ASME B16.34.

API 609
Butterfly Valves: Double Flanged, Lug- and Wafer-Type. The standard covers design, materials, face-to-face dimensions, pressure-temperature ratings, and examination, inspection, and test requirements for gray iron, ductile iron, bronze, steel, nickel-base alloy, or special alloy butterfly valves that provide tight shutoff in the closed position and are suitable for flow regulation.

API STD 594

Check Valves: Flanged, Lug, Wafer and Butt-welding. API Standard 594 covers design, material, face-to-face dimensions, pressure-temperature ratings, and examination, inspection, and test requirements for two types of check valves.

API 598
Valve Inspection and Testing. The standard covers inspection, supplementary examination, and pressure test requirements for both resilient-seated and metal-to-metal seated gate valve, globe valve, plug valve, ball valve, check valve, and butterfly valves. Pertains to inspection by the purchaser and to any supplementary examinations the purchaser may require at the valve manufacturer's plant.

API 607
Fire Test for Soft-Seated Quarter Turn Valves. The standard covers the requirements for testing and evaluating the performance of straightway, soft-seated quarter-turn valves when the valves are exposed to certain fire conditions defined in this standard. The procedures described in this standard apply to all classes and sizes of such valves that are made of materials listed in ASME B16.34.

API 6FA
Specification for Fire Test for Valves. The standard covers the requirements for testing and evaluating the performance of API Spec 6A and Spec 6D valves when exposed to specifically defined fire conditions.

ANSI/API 608
Metal Ball Valves - Flanged and Butt-Welding Ends. The standard covers Class 150 and Class 300 metal ball valves that have either butt-welding or flanged ends and are for use in on-off service.

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