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MODEL MP 13

Pneumatic Piston Actuator


Operation and Maintenance Manual
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All the information contained in this manual is the exclusive property
of Cooper Cameron Corporation, Cameron Willis Division. Any
reproduction or use of any of the calculations, drawings, photographs,
procedures or instructions, either expressed or implied, is forbidden
without written permission of Cooper Cameron Corporation, Cameron
Willis Division, or its authorized agent.
Initial Release A1
August 1998
Revision 01
July 2003
Copyright 2003 all rights reserved
by
Cooper Cameron Corporation
Cameron Willis Division
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Preface
The information contained in this book was prepared in accordance with American
Petroleum Institute Specification 6A, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree
Equipment, Section 10.20.7.2.1, Minimum Contents of Manufacturers Operating
Manual.
The procedures included in this book are to be performed in conjunction with the
requirements and recommendation outlined in API Specification 6A. Any major
repairs to the equipment covered by this book should be done by an authorized
Cameron Willis service representative. Cameron Willis will not be responsible for
loss or expense resulting from any failure of equipment or any damage to any
property or injury or death to any person resulting in whole or in part from repairs
done by other than authorized Cameron Willis personnel. Such unauthorized
repairs shall also serve to terminate any contractual or other warranty, if any, on
the equipment and may also result in the equipment no longer meeting API
requirements.
File copies of this manual are maintained. Cameron Willis will make revisions
and/or additions as deemed necessary.
The drawings in this book are not drawn to scale, but the dimensions are accurate.
Cameron Willis
11331 Tanner Road
Houston, Texas 77041
713-280-3000
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Table of Contents
I. Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
II. Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
III. Ordering Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
IV. Actuator Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
V. Actuator Selection Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
VI. Operating Pressure Calculations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
VII. Actuator Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
VIII. Actuator Assembly Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
IX. Actuator to Bonnet Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
X. Service and Repair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
A. Top Shaft Seal Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
B. Top Shaft Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
C. Replacement of Top Cap O-Ring Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
D. Replacement of Piston & Retainer Nut O-Rings. . . . . . . . . . . . 27
XI. Periodic Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
XII. Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Technical Specifications, Illustrations, and Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Illustration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Parts List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Physical Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Clearance Removal Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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I. Operation
The pneumatic piston actuator is operated by application of adequate air or
gas pressure to the port on the actuator head. Pneumatic pressure on the
internal piston will, in turn, force the bonnet stem to either open or close the
valve, depending upon whether the valve is direct acting or reverse acting.
The proper amount of air supply needed per operation is found in the
Operating Pressure Calculations chart included in this manual.
In a normally closed valve having a pressure differential across the gate, the
initial opening or cracking action may be quite rapid as the pressure
differential is reduced. This is normal and neither causes damage nor hinders
valve function. The remainder of the stroke can be expected to be normal.
Upon release of actuator pressure, the closing motion should be smooth and
without hesitation, until the valve comes to the end of its travel. This closing
action should be smooth, whether or not the actuator is operating a
pressured or un-pressured valve, regardless of orientation. This pneumatic
actuator incorporates a compression spring for assistance in closing. If the
motion is not as described, refer to the Troubleshooting section of this
manual.
II. Installation
An API 6A-Surface Safety Valve (SSV) should be the second valve in the
wellhead flow-stream. If two master valves are used, the SSV should be the
top master valve, or if a single master valve is used, the SSV should be the
wing valve. Other installations are flowlines, header valves, gathering lines,
and pipelines. Surface Safety Valves are designed to provide automatic valve
shut-in protection where needed. These SSV applications are ideal for oil and
gas installations where corrosive (H
2
S or CO
2
), abrasive and/or paraffin laden
products are produced.
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III. Ordering Information
The following information should be provided with any request for quote or
order placement for Cameron Willis Actuators:
Actuator
Model of Actuator
Series of Actuator
Size of Actuator
API 6A Requirements (PSL)
SSV Class of Service (PR1 or PR2)
Control Fluid Power
Well Fluid Power
Temperature (API 6A)
Location Environment (Onshore/Offshore)
Material Class (API 6A)
Actuator Control Pressure Availability
Special Test Requirements
Special Material Requirements
Special Coating Requirements
Other Specifications and/or Certifications
Accessories
IV. Actuator Selection
To determine the selection of an actuator, refer to the Operating Pressure
Calculations chart included in this manual. This chart indicates the correct
amount of control supply pressure to successfully operate the actuator against
well flowing pressure conditions.
It is important to note that higher control supply pressure makes possible the
use of smaller size actuators.
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V. Actuator Selection Procedure
Determine valve specifications such as size, maximum rated working pressure,
expected shut-in pressure, and maximum flowline pressure. If maximum
flowline pressure is less than half of the maximum working pressure of the
valve, consult Cameron Willis for optimum sizing of the actuator.
Determine the available control pressure supply at the wellsite. This is
typically air supply pressure or natural gas supply. This supply can be rated up
to 250 PSI for Cameron Willis piston actuators.
VI. Operating Pressure Calculations
Valve Size Working Pressure Formulas
1-13/16 10,000 (.015 x WP + 6 psi)
2-1/16
2000/3000 (.015 x WP + 6 psi)
5000 (.015 x WP + 5 psi)
10,000 (.015 x WP + 6 psi)
2-9/16
2000/3000 (.018 x WP + 6 psi)
5000 (.018 x WP + 5 psi)
3-1/18
2000/3000 (.025 x WP + 6 psi)
5000 (.025 x WP + 5 psi)
4-1/16 2000/3000 (.040 x WP + 6 psi)
Note: Formulas above are based on Cameron FL & FLS valves.
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VII. Actuator Accessories
A. Non-Electric Accessories
Clear Stem Protector
This device protects the top shaft of the actuator
from the adverse effects of weather.
Manual Hold Open Device
This device is used to mechanically hold open the
actuator and valve. It is typically used on smaller
valves or low pressure valves while the valve
body is pressurized. This device is used on
wellhead trees during installation, and may also
be used to stroke small or low pressure valves
while the valve body is pressurized.
Hydraulic Override
This device is used to open the valve and
actuator independent of the supply circuit.
Fusible Hold Open Device
This device mechanically holds the actuator and
valve open during workover or when the safety
systems are inoperative. The device locks the
actuator in the down (full open) position,
allowing it to close only in the event of fire.
Fusible Manual Hold Open
Device
This device is used to mechanically hold open the
valve in lieu of the actuator. It locks the actuator
in the down (full open) position, allowing it to
close only in the event of fire. This device is used
on wellhead trees during installation, and may
also be used to stroke small or low pressure
valves while the valve body is pressurized.
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B. Electric Accessories
Electric Limit Switch
An electrical contact permits a remote indication
of gate valve position (full open or full closed).
The electric limit switch is typically used on large
production platforms or automated leases where
there is remote monitoring and control of valves.
Continuous Position
Indicator
Continuous position indicators operate at low
currents. The frequency of their output can be
used to provide exact position. Linear
displacement transducers are used throughout
the range between the open and closed position,
to measure the change in frequency.
Proximity Sensor
Proximity sensors sense the linear motion of the
valve by detecting the presence of ferrous and
non-ferrous metals. They are able to function
without the need for physical contact.
Proximity Switch
This magnetically operated switch senses linear
motion of the valve, and may function either
with or without the need for physical contact.
Pneumatic Limit Switch
The pneumatic limit switch permits a remote
indication of gate valve position when electrical
supply is not present.
Magnetic Reed Switch
The magnetic reed switch device is activated by a
magnetic field. It monitors linear travel of the
gate valve. The switches are totally sealed
against harsh environments.
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VIII. Actuator Assembly Procedure
A. Preparation For Assembly
1. Use an assembly work area with a metallic surface covered with a layer of
corrugated cardboard or soft rubber. Ensure that the work area is clean.
2. All grease or lubricants used in assembly should be clean. Clean all utensils
such as brushes or applicators of any foreign particles after each use. Do
not leave residue in grease or lubrication containers.
3. Ensure that all tools used in assembly are clean and in good working order.
4. Clean all metallic components prior to assembly.
5. Keep all elastomers and plastic base materials in bags or boxes until needed
for assembly.
Caution: Never use chlorinated solvents to clean O-rings or other seals.
6. Inspect all components for burrs, dings, marks, scrapes, nicks, cuts, or
abrasions.
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A. Assembly of Top Cap/Piston/Retainer Nut Sub-Assembly
1. Place the top cap on a flat surface with the top threaded boss up. Apply
grease to the through bore and seal bore of the threaded boss.
2. Install seal into top cap.
Caution: The lips of the seal must be facing toward the bottom of the
actuator.
3. Install the wiper ring into the seal retainer bore.
Caution: The wiper ring lip must point away from the actuator and seal, toward the
grooved end of the seal retainer.
4. Install the seal retainer into the bore of the threaded boss, on top of the
seal. Push down firmly.
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5. Install the retainer ring into the groove to hold the seal retainer in place.
Verify that the retainer ring is fully seated. Grease the seal and seal
retainer with grease.
6. Install the large piston O-ring in
the top cap OD O-ring groove,
grease it lightly and set the top cap
subassembly aside.
7. Apply grease to all three retainer
nut O-ring seal grooves. Lightly
grease two O-rings and install into
the I.D. grooves of the retainer
nut. Lightly grease an O-ring and
install it into the face groove of
retainer nut. Set the retainer nut
aside.
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8. Place the piston on a flat
surface with the lifting eye
holes facing upward. Apply an
anti-seize compound to the
threaded bore of the piston.
Install the pre-assembled
retainer nut into the threaded
bore of the piston by aligning
the threads and rotating it in a
clockwise manner. Tighten the
retainer nut securely.
9. Lightly grease and install the piston O-ring into the upper groove.
Caution: Care should be used during assembly to protect the O-rings and top shaft
from damage. Firmly push the top shaft inside the piston, allowing the top
shaft to shoulder on the retainer nut. Set the sub-assembly aside.
10. Generously grease the top shaft and insert it slowly from the bottom side
of the piston through the retainer nut.
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B. Lower Housing Assembly
1. Place the housing on a flat surface. Lift the lower housing and center it
over the housing. Lower the lower housing into the housing.
Caution: The lower housing must shoulder on the housing. A slight tap from a
dead-blow hammer may be needed to achieve proper shouldering.
2. Insert the snap ring into the groove
of the housing.
Caution: Make sure the snap ring overlaps
properly in the groove.
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3. Insert the lock ring into the groove behind the snap ring, and secure it with
the 3/8hex-head bolts. Install vent fittings in lower housing.
4. The lower assembly is now complete. Place the assembly right side up.
D. Assembly of the Piston to the Housing
1. Wipe the inside of the housing to insure that the
sealing area is clean. Generously apply grease to
the entire bore of the housing.
2. Lift the piston sub-assembly down into the
housing, carefully centering the piston and
lowering it slowly. A lifting eye (5/8" -11 UNC) may
be used in the top shaft to help lift the piston
assembly.
3. Keep the piston as level as possible and press it
firmly to install it into the housing. A dead-blow
hammer may be used softly to drive the piston
down into the housing bore.
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E. Final Assembly
1. Generously grease the top shaft with grease. Lift the top cap sub-assembly
and center it over the top shaft and housing sub-assembly. Lower it slowly,
allowing the top shaft to slide smoothly through the seal. A slow, smooth
movement will help protect the seal from damage.
Caution: The top cap must shoulder on the housing. A slight tap from a dead-blow
hammer may be needed to achieve proper shouldering.
2. Insert the snap ring into the groove of the housing.
Caution: Make sure the snap ring overlaps properly in the groove.
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3. Insert the lock ring into the groove behind the snap ring, and secure it with
the 3/8" hex-head bolts.
4. Thread a lifting eye (5/8-11 UNC) into the top shaft and pull the top shaft
through the top cap. The actuator is now completely assembled and ready
to be mounted onto bonnet. (See Actuator to Bonnet Installation
below.)
IX. Actuator to Bonnet Installation
A. Preparation For Assembly
Note: Drift the valve before installing the actuator to the bonnet and valve.
Inspect the bonnet threads and bonnet stem threads for dings, nicks, burrs or
debris. Clean and apply an anti-seize compound generously to all threads.
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B. Installation of Lower Ring and Lower Spring Retainer
1. Lift the lower ring over the bonnet stem and down on the bonnet. Align
the ring threads with the bonnet, then rotate the lower ring in a clockwise
direction until it bottoms out on the bonnet.
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C. Installation of Spring and Upper Spring Retainer
1. Generously grease both ends of the spring. Place the spring on the lower
ring, centering the spring with the bonnet stem.
2. Grease the bottom and inside surfaces of the upper spring retainer and
place the upper spring retainer on top of the spring. The upper spring
retainer should fit comfortably on the spring.
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D. Installation of Downstop
Apply an anti-seize compound to the downstop threads. Insert the downstop
through the upper spring retainer. Aligning threads, rotate the downstop in a
clockwise direction. This will begin the spring compression process. Use an
adjustable wrench on the downstop wrench flats to compress the spring. The
downstop will bottom out on the bonnet stem. This will fully load the spring
and will apply a backseat spring force to the bonnet and bonnet stem.
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E. Final Assembly
1. Place the actuator on the
spring/downstop
sub-assembly, then rock
the actuator from side to
side to assist with
alignment.
Caution: The counterbore on the
bottom of the top shaft
must seat on the nub of
the downstop, and the
counterbore of the lower
housing must seat on the
lower ring.
2. Rotate the actuator to
align the bolt holes of
the lower ring and the
threaded holes in the
lower housing. Install the
hex head bolts and lock
washers and tighten
them securely.
3. Attach the actuator
supply lines. Actuator
installation is now
complete.
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X. Service and Repair
A. Top Shaft Seal Replacement
1. Disassembly
a) Bleed off all pressure to the actuator.
b) Using a small flat screwdriver, remove the retaining ring and pry the
seal retainer up and off the top shaft.
c) Remove the wiper ring from the seal retainer ID, clean it thoroughly,
and set it aside. Replace if damaged.
d) Carefully remove the seal from the top plug of the actuator top cap and
off the top shaft.
2. Reassembly
a) Remove dirt and grease from the top shaft and the top cap sealing
bore. Inspect both the top shaft and the sealing bore for nicks, dings,
excessive wear or damage; replace them if necessary. Lightly grease the
top shaft and sealing bore.
b) Install a new seal over the top shaft and down into the sealing bore of
the top cap.
Caution: Make sure the seal lips are facing down toward the bottom of the actuator.
c) If required, Install a new wiper ring into the groove in the seal retainer.
Caution: Make sure the lip of the wiper ring is pointing away from the actuator and
seal, and toward the grooved end of the seal retainer.
d) Grease the assembled seal retainer, place it over the top shaft, and push
it down the top shaft into the sealing bore of the top cap until it has
been recessed below the retainer ring groove.
e) Install the retainer ring into the groove in the top cap sealing bore.
Caution: Make sure the retainer ring is seated completely into the groove.
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f) Apply pneumatic supply pressure, stroking the actuator several times to
verify that the top shaft, seal, and top cap seal are installed properly.
B. Top Shaft Replacement
1. Disassembly
a) Bleed off all supply pressure to the actuator and remove the supply line.
b) Inspect and clean the top shaft thoroughly.
c) Remove the hex head bolts used to retain the lock ring, then use a small
flat screwdriver to pry the lock ring out from behind the snap ring.
Remove it and set it aside.
d) Use a screwdriver to dislodge the snap ring from its groove in the
housing. Remove it and set it aside.
e) Lift the actuator top cap and piston sub-assembly from the actuator and
place it on a flat surface. A lifting eye (5/8" - UNC) may be threaded into
the top shaft and used to lift the assembly.
f) Lift the top cap from the top shaft and piston sub-assembly. Inspect all
components thoroughly and replace any damaged or excessively worn
parts. Clean the seal, seal retainer, and O-ring areas, grease them, and
set the top cap aside.
g) Remove the top shaft by turning the top shaft-piston sub-assembly on
its side and pushing the top shaft through the retainer nut and piston.
Inspect the top shaft and the piston sub-assembly thoroughly; replace
any damaged or excessively worn parts.
2. Reassembly
a) Clean the piston, retainer nut and O-ring areas; grease them and set
them aside.
b) Inspect the actuator housing; replace it if it is damaged. Clean the
housing thoroughly and apply grease to the entire housing I.D.
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c) Generously grease the top shaft and insert it slowly from the bottom of
the piston through the retainer nut. Firmly push the top shaft inside the
piston, allowing the top shaft to shoulder on the retainer nut.
Caution: Care should be used during assembly to protect the O-rings and top shaft
from damage.
d) Lift the piston sub-assembly, carefully center it, then lower it slowly
down into the housing. A lifting eye (5/8" - UNC) may be threaded into
the top shaft and used to lift and lower the piston assembly into
housing.
The top shaft counterbore should slip over and down onto the nub of
the downstop. Keep the piston as level as possible and press firmly to
install it into housing. A dead-blow hammer may be used (softly) to
drive the piston into the housing bore.
e) Again, generously grease the top shaft. Lift the top cap sub-assembly
and center it over the top shaft, then lower it slowly to allow the top
shaft to slide smoothly through the seal. A slow and smooth movement
will help protect the seal from damage.
Caution: The top cap must shoulder on the housing. A slight tap from a dead-blow
hammer may be needed to achieve proper shouldering.
f) Insert the snap ring into the groove in the housing.
Caution: Make sure the snap ring overlaps properly in the groove.
g) Lightly grease the lock ring and insert it into the groove behind the
snap ring. Secure it with hex head bolts.
h) Re-attach the pneumatic supply lines, then stroke the actuator several
times to verify that all seals are functioning properly.
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C. Replacement of Top Cap O-Ring Seal
1. Disassembly
a) Bleed off all supply pressure to the actuator and remove the pneumatic
supply lines.
b) Inspect and clean the top shaft thoroughly.
c) Remove the hex head bolts used to retain the lock ring, then use a small
flat screwdriver to pry the lock ring out from behind the snap ring.
Remove it and set it aside.
d) Use a screwdriver to dislodge the snap ring from its groove in the
housing. Remove it and set it aside.
e) Lift the top cap from the actuator and place it on a flat surface with the
thread boss end down. A lifting eye (5/8" - UNC) may be used to lift the
top cap.
f) Remove the old O-ring and thoroughly clean the O-ring groove. Apply
silicone grease to the O-ring groove and to the new O-ring, then install
the new O-ring.
2. Reassembly
a) Visually inspect all components and replace any damaged or excessively
worn parts. Clean the seal, wear ring, and seal retainer areas. Clean the
O-ring sealing bore in the housing. Apply grease to all of the O-ring
sealing bore in the housing.
b) Apply grease to the top cap through bore, then generously grease the
top shaft.
c) Lift the top cap sub-assembly over the top shaft, center it, then lower it
slowly, allowing the top shaft to slide smoothly through the Polypak
seal. A slow and smooth movement will help protect the seal from
damage.
Keep the top cap as level as possible and press it firmly to install into
housing.
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Caution: The top cap must shoulder on the housing. A dead-blow hammer may be
used (softly) to drive the top cap sub-assembly down into housing bore.
d) Insert the snap ring into the groove in the housing.
Caution: Make sure the snap ring overlaps properly in the groove.
e) Lightly grease the lock ring and insert it into the groove behind the
snap ring. Secure it with hex head bolts.
f) Re-attach the pneumatic supply lines, then stroke the actuator several
times to verify that all seals are functioning properly.
D. Replacement of Piston and Retainer Nut O-Rings
1. Disassembly
a) Bleed off all supply pressure to the actuator and remove the pneumatic
supply lines.
b) Inspect and clean the top shaft thoroughly.
c) Remove the hex head bolts used to retain the lock ring, then use a small
flat screwdriver to pry the lock ring out from behind the snap ring.
Remove it and set it aside.
d) Use a screwdriver to dislodge the snap ring from its groove in the
housing. Remove it and set it aside.
e) Lift the top cap and piston sub-assembly from the actuator and place it
on a flat surface. A lifting eye (5/8" - UNC) may be threaded into the
top shaft and used to lift the assembly.
f) Lift the top cap from the top shaft and piston sub-assembly. Inspect all
components thoroughly and replace any damaged or excessively worn
parts. Clean the seal, seal retainer, wear ring and O-ring areas, then
grease them and set the top cap aside.
g) Remove the top shaft by turning the top shaft-piston sub-assembly on
its side and pushing the top shaft through the retainer nut and piston.
Inspect the top shaft and piston sub-assembly thoroughly; replace any
damaged or excessively worn parts.
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h) Remove the retainer nut from the piston by rotating it in a
counter-clockwise direction.
i) Remove the old O-rings from the retainer nut. Clean the retainer nut
thoroughly and apply grease to all three O-ring grooves. Install new
O-rings, then set the retainer nut aside.
j) Remove the old O-ring from piston. Clean the O-ring groove
thoroughly and apply grease to it. Install a new piston O-ring.
2. Reassembly
a) Apply an anti-seize compound to the threaded bore of the piston.
Clean the retainer nut sealing surface on the top face of the piston.
b) Align the retainer nut and piston threads. Rotate the retainer nut in a
clockwise direction and tighten it securely. Apply additional grease to
the bore of the retainer nut and the piston O-ring OD.
c) Inspect the actuator housing; replace it if damaged. Clean the housing
thoroughly and apply grease to the entire housing I.D.
d) Generously grease the top shaft and insert it slowly from the bottom of
the piston and through the retainer nut. Firmly push the top shaft inside
the piston, allowing the top shaft to shoulder on the retainer nut.
Caution: Use care during assembly to protect the O-rings and top shaft from damage.
e) Lift the piston sub-assembly, carefully center it, then lower it slowly
down into the housing. A lifting eye (5/8" - UNC) may be threaded into
the top shaft and used to lift and lower the piston assembly into
housing .
The top shaft counterbore should slip over and down onto the nub of
the downstop. Keep the piston as level as possible and press firmly to
install it into housing. A dead-blow hammer may be used (softly) to
drive the piston into the housing bore.
f) Again, generously grease the top shaft. Lift the top cap sub-assembly
and center it over the top shaft, then lower it slowly to allow the top
shaft to slide smoothly through the seal. A slow and smooth movement
will help protect the seal from damage.
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Caution: The top cap must shoulder on the housing. A slight tap from a dead-blow
hammer may be needed to achieve proper shouldering.
g) Insert the snap ring into the housing groove.
Caution: Make sure the snap ring overlaps properly in the groove.
h) Lightly grease the lock ring and insert it into the groove behind the
snap ring. Secure the lock ring with hex head bolts.
i) Re-attach the pneumatic supply lines, then stroke the actuator several
times to verify that all seals are functioning properly.
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XI. Periodic Maintenance
The following maintenance schedule is recommended for normal operations:
When actuator seals are
replaced.
Inspect pistons, actuator head, actuator cap and
top shaft.
Twice a month
Close and open SSV. Operation should be smooth
and consistent in both directions.
Every month
Inspect relief valve and control line fitting for
leaks. Remove any debris from fitting.
Every 6 months
Visually inspect for external damage such as
dents, scratches, etc. If scratched or chipped,
touch up with paint to prevent rust. If dented,
disassemble and inspect actuator to ensure the
damage does not affect the actuators
performance.
At least every 12 months or
when leakage occurs.
Replace seals.
Every five years or when
leakage occurs.
Replace seal and O-ring seals.
As required following
damage or continual
leaking.
Replace relief valve.
As required Clean debris from vent or breather holes.
Note: In order to maintain the traceability requirements, all certified replacement
parts must be documented and referenced in writing to each individual SSV
Actuator by its serial number.
NO EXCEPTIONS
Use the API 6A-Appendix L SSV Failure Report form for reporting failures.
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XII. Troubleshooting
Problem Probable Cause Corrective Action
Control pressure in actuator
will not build.
Damaged control line. Inspect control line for damage and/or leaking.
Insufficient pressure in control
line.
Install gauge at pressure source to verify desired pressure
available.
Faulty pressure gauge. Verify pressure gauge is correctly calibrated.
Leaking around bottom of
actuator.
Replace and/or inspect seals in accordance with assembly
instructions.
Actuator will not stroke on
a valve whether or not
valve is pressurized. Gate
valve does not stroke open
when control pressure is
applied.
Insufficient pressure in control
line.
Verify pressure availability from source. Consult operating
pressure calculation information from the information chart
per size valve application.
Bonnet to stem binding.
Consult appropriate maintenance and operating
instructions for bonnet.
Valve and/or seats improperly
installed.
Remove actuator. Remove bonnet per appropriate
maintenance and operating manual per bonnet
manufacturer. Repair and/or replace valve components in
accordance with valve manufacturers instruction manual.
Debris in valve.
Remove actuator per instruction manual. Remove bonnet
per instructions per bonnet manufacturer maintenance and
operating manual. Clean debris from valve body.
Actuator will not attach to
bonnet assembly.
Debris in spring housing. Re-inspect housing and spring.
Bonnet stem is not fully
extended and back seated.
Grasp stem in bonnet and pull to full extension, properly
back-seating stem.
Damaged or wrong thread on
bonnet stem and downstop
on bonnet/spring assembly.
Check threads on bonnet stem and downstop for burrs,
nicks, dings, and debris. Check size and thread pattern for
proper engagement.
Actuator will not stroke to
full closed or failsafe closed
position
Gate and seats are improperly
installed causing excessive
friction.
Remove actuator per instructions in manual. Manually push
and/or pull bonnet stem to determine severity of binding. If
severe, clean and inspect gate and seats for wear abrasion.
Replace if necessary.
Valve will not drift after
assembly of
bonnet/actuator.
Incorrect number of spacers
installed.
Remove actuator per instructions in the manual. Check
number of spacers.
Incorrect spacer per valve size.
Remove actuator and check for proper spacer per bill of
material.
Improper gate to stem
engagement.
Remove actuator per instructions in manual. Remove
bonnet per bonnet manufacturers instructions. Check
engagement per valve manufacturers instructions and/or
drawings. Reassemble.
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MP13 Pneumatic Piston Actuator Assembly
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Parts List
Item Description Quantity
1 Top Shaft 1
2 Top Cap 1
*3 Seal Retainer 1
*4 O-Ring 1
*5 O-Ring 2
6 Retainer Nut 1
*7 Wiper Ring 1
*8 Seal 1
*9 O-Ring 2
10 Snap Ring 2
11 Lock Ring 2
12 Piston 1
13 Downstop 1
14 Spring Retainer 1
15 Lock Washer 8
16 Retainer Ring 1
17 Housing 1
18 Spring 1
19 Lower Housing 1
*20 Relief Valve 1
21 Caution Tag 1
22 Nameplate 1
23 Drive Screw 4
24 Lower Ring 1
25 Bolt 8
26 Bolt 4
27 Vent Fitting 2
*Included with repair kit. Recommended spare parts.
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Technical Specifications
Non-Retained Fluid Powered
Model MP13
Sizes MP1302 through MP1304
Sizing See Operating Pressure Calculations
API Classification 6A, 6D
TRIM. Standard - AA
PSL 1, 2, 3
6A SSV Service Class - Performance Rating PR1 or PR2
Maximum Operation Pressure 250 PSI
Relief Device Setting 250 PSI (17 Bars) at 130F (54C)
Test Pressure 375 PSI (26 Bars)
Nominal spring preload at full closed position 750 lb force
Weight 135 lb (61 kg)
Temperature rating 0F to 150F (-18C to +66C)
Retained Fluid Powered*
Trim Same as valve
PSL Same as valve
Temperature rating Same as valve
*Consult Cameron Willis Engineering for further details on retained fluid powered
actuators.
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Physical Dimensions
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SD 034723
1.25
8.12
14.00
A
B
C
2.75 - 8 Stub Acme
NPT
Valve Size
2
3
4
19.81
19.81
22.18
15.84
15.84
17.12
13.74
13.74
15.00
A B C
Clearance Removal Dimensions
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SD 034722
A
Actuator Removal
Clearance
A
3
4
11.00
11.00
12.00
2
Valve Size
Valve Size
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