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Materials System Specification

04-SAMSS-005

11 October 2010

Check Valves, Swing Type


Document Responsibility: Valves Standards Committee

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents
1

Scope............................................................. 2

Conflicts and Deviations................................. 2

References..................................................... 2

General........................................................... 3

Design............................................................ 4

Materials......................................................... 4

Testing and Inspection................................... 5

Marking........................................................... 5

Shipping......................................................... 5

Appendix A........................................................ 7
Appendix B........................................................ 8
Appendix C........................................................ 9
Appendix D...................................................... 10

Previous Issue: 14 October 2008 Next Planned Update: 14 October 2013


Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin
Primary contact: Shiha, Saad Mohammed on 966-3-8760163
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Scope
This specification, together with the Purchase Order, covers the minimum requirements
for steel, bolted bonnet, flanged and buttwelding end, swing check valves in 2 inches
nominal pipe size (NPS) and larger for ASME Classes 150 through 2500.
Valves covered by this specification shall be suitable for wet, sour liquid or gaseous
hydrocarbon services with design temperature between -18 and 400C.
Additional requirements for special services are covered in the following appendices:

Appendix A

Low temperature service from -45 to -18C

Appendix B

Cryogenic service from 46C and below

Appendix C

Steam service

Appendix D

Pipeline service from -18 to 120C

Conflicts and Deviations


2.1

Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs),
Standard Drawings (SASDs) or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be
resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Valves
Standards Committee Chairman (VSCC), Consulting Services Department of
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2

Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or
Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302
and forward such requests to the VSCC, Consulting Services Department of Saudi
Aramco, Dhahran.

References
Material or equipment supplied to this specification shall comply with the latest edition
of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted:
3.1

Saudi Aramco References


Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure
SAEP-302

Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a


Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirements

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Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications

3.2

04-SAMSS-003

Additional Requirements for Low Temperature


Valves

04-SAMSS-035

General Requirements for Valves

04-SAMSS-048

Valve Inspection and Testing Requirements

Industry Codes and Standards


American Petroleum Institute
API SPEC 6D

Specification for Pipeline Valves

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


ASME B16.10

Face-To-Face and End-To-End Dimensions of


Ferrous Valves

ASME B16.34

Valves - Flanged, Threaded and Welding Ends

ASME B31.3

Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping

ASME SEC VIII

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

British Standards Institution


BS 1868

Steel Check Valves (Flanged and Buttwelding


Ends)

National Assn of Corrosion Engrs/International Stds Org.


NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries
Materials for Use in H2S-Containing
Environments in Oil and Gas Production
Note:

In case of conflict between this specification and the referenced documents, this
specification takes precedence.

General
4.1

Valves shall meet the requirements of ASME B16.34 and BS 1868, except as
modified herein.

4.2

Valves shall meet the applicable requirements of 04-SAMSS-035.

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Design
5.1

5.2

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Body and Bonnet/Cover


5.1.1

The body-to-bonnet or cover joint shall be designed in accordance with


ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME SEC VIII D1, except
that the allowable stresses (including those for the bolting) shall be per
ASME B31.3, Tables A1 and A2.

5.1.2

Bolted bonnets shall be provided. Pressure seal bonnets are acceptable


when Appendix C (steam service) or other clean non-corrosive service is
specified. Alternative proposals shall be subject to the review and
approval of the Chairman of the Valves Standards Committee.

5.1.3

Valves shall be regular pattern unless specified otherwise in the Purchase


Order.

5.1.4

The area of the flow passage shall be at least equal to the seat port area.

5.1.5

Valves shall have a travel stop to limit disc swing in the open position.

5.1.6

Face-to-face and end-to-end dimensions shall be in accordance with


ASME B16.10.

5.1.7

Refer to 04-SAMSS-035 for flanged and welding end connection


requirements.

5.1.8

An arrow shall be provided on at least one side of the valve body, as part
of the body, indicating the direction of flow.

Disc and Seat


5.2.1

The body seat ring shall be inclined or the hinge shall have an offset.

5.2.2

The disc shall be one piece. The disc nut shall be drilled and pinned.

Materials
6.1

When referenced in the Purchase Order, "trim" shall consist of the following:
a)

seat ring or body seat surface

b)

disc seating surface

c)

hinge pin

d)

other small parts in contact with the line fluid


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6.2

All parts, welds and heat-affected zones of welds exposed to line fluids shall
meet the hardness and heat treatment requirements as specified in NACE
MR0175/ISO 15156. This includes materials under overlays, platings or
coatings.

6.3

Body, cover and hinge material shall be in accordance with API SPEC 6D,
Table 3.1.

6.4

Disc and seat material shall be one of the following materials:


a)

Stainless steel - AISI Type 410, 304/304L, 316/316L.

b)

Carbon steel having a weld deposited AISI Type 410, 304L, 309, 316L
stainless steel or Inconel 182 seating surface. The minimum finished weld
deposit shall be 1.5 mm thick. The weld overlaid surface shall have a
minimum of 11.0% Chromium.

6.5

Hinge pin material shall be AISI Type 410 stainless steel or 17-4 PH. Hinge pin
bushing material shall be appropriately selected to avoid galling with the hinge
pin. The corrosion resistance of the hinge pin plugs and flanged retainers shall
be at least equal to the material of the body.

6.6

Disc retaining components such as studs (when separate from the disc), nuts,
and washers shall be made of materials specified in paragraph 6.4a.

6.7

Bolting for body-to-cover joint and flanged hinge pin retainers shall be in
accordance with NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.

6.8

Gaskets for body-to-cover joint and hinge pin retainers shall be one of the
following materials:
a)

Soft steel or iron

b)

Spiral wound stainless steel graphite filled.

Testing And Inspection


Refer to 04-SAMSS-035 and 04-SAMSS-048.

Marking
Refer to 04-SAMSS-035.

Shipping
Refer to 04-SAMSS-035.

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Revision Summary
Revised the "Next Planned Update". Reaffirmed the contents of the document, and
reissued with editorial revisions.
Editorial revision to reflect the changes in committee members list.

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Appendix A
(Applicable only when specified)
Additional requirements for valves for low temperature service from -45 to -18C:
1)

The requirement to meet NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 is not mandatory for valves
supplied to this appendix unless otherwise specified.

2)

Valves shall meet the requirements of 04-SAMSS-003.

3)

Trim shall be stainless steel AISI Type 304 or 316.

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Appendix B
(Applicable only when specified)
Additional requirements for valves for cryogenic service from -46C and below:
1)

The requirement to meet NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 is not mandatory for valves
supplied to this appendix.

2)

Valves shall be made entirely of stainless steel AISI Type 304/304L or AISI Type
316/316L. Valves shall be made entirely of stainless steel AISI Type 304 or 316.

3)

Body-to-cover bolting and flanged hinge pin retainer bolting shall be austenitic
stainless steel ASTM A320 Grade B8 or B8M.

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Appendix C
(Applicable only when specified)
Additional requirements for valves for steam services:
1)

The requirement to meet NAVE MR0175/ISO 15156 is not mandatory for valves
supplied to this appendix.

2)

Pressure seal type body-to-cover joints are acceptable, provided that the face-toface dimensions of the valves are the same as for bolted cover valves.

3)

Integral or welded seats are required. For valves Class 600 and higher, the body
seating area (or seat ring) and disc seating surfaces shall be hard-faced with
Stellite No. 6 or 21.

4)

Minimum body and bonnet/cover wall thickness shall be in accordance with


ASME B16.34.

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Appendix D
(Applicable only when Specified)
Additional requirements for pipeline valves:
1)

Valves shall be suitable for wet, sour liquid or gaseous hydrocarbon services
between -18 and 120C.

2)

Valves shall meet the requirements of API SPEC 6D and may be either metal-tometal or soft seated.

3)

Valves shall be full opening type and shall allow for the passage of a pipeline
scraper per Figure 8 of the 22nd edition of API SPEC 6D

4)

When applicable, nonmetallic seals shall be FPM, TFE, PTFE, or ETFE.


Nonmetallic seats shall be RPTFE, PEEK or TEFZEL. Non metallic including
Nitrile rubbers, SBR, Neoprene and EPDM are not permitted.

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