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General's Four-Way does not rely on line pressure or


external hydraulic pressure for positive sealing. The
seating elements, or slips, move perpendicularly against
the face of the ports. The seals themselves are highly
resilient elastomers which are either bonded or
mechanically retained in the slips. Retraction of the slips,
away from the body prior to cycling prevents friction
and abrasion which can damage seals. There is never
any sliding or rubbing of the seals against the valve body
or ports. Metal-to-metal secondary seating prevents
overcompression of the resilient primary seal.

Resilient seal before compression.

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MECHANICAL RETRACTION & COMPRESSION


ASSURES NO-LEAK STREAM SEPARATION AND
LONGER SEAL LIFE

Resilient seal after compression.

MAINTENANCE
CUTS OPERATING
AND DOWNTIME
COSTS

FAST CYCLING
Fast and easy operation by hand or automatically
with electric motor or hydraulic actuators is possible.
Lower cycling torque permits use of smaller and less
expensive power actuators.
The standard gear operated Four-Way is NOT self
locking, therefore it is recommended that all manually
operated Four-Way Diverter Valves be equipped with a
latching device to maintain seating position when the
valve is unattended. This item is available as an option
(see page 8). When sold as a motor ADAPTED valve be
sure to select ONLY self-locking actuators.

Because the seating


segments are mounted
via dove-tailed connections to the plug, they
may be removed from
the top or bottom and
examined without having
to take the valve from the
line or disturb the
actuator. This added
flexibility allows the valve
to be installed upside
down for easy access to
actuator and slips.

Note: Watch for our exclusive features stamp, another


indication of General Valve's continued leadership.

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VALVE
COMPANY

AUTOMATIC PRESSURE GAUGE FOR


QUICK CHECK OF SEAL INTEGRITY
General's Four-Way Diverter uses the reliable pressure
gauge method of checking for positive sealing to assure
metering accuracy. The gauge automatically indicates seal
condition each time the valve is seated during proving, even
in low differential operating conditions.
The pressure gauge connects to the body cavity
between the valve slips. As the slips expand in the diverted
position, the resilient seals contact the valve body, trapping
the fluid between them. Further expansion of the slips
during valve seating compresses the seals further. The
resulting increase in volumetric space between the slips,
without an increase in the amount of fluid, will cause a drop
in pressure.
Any leakage through either seal permits additional fluid
to enter the body cavity, causing an immediate increase in
cavity pressure back to line pressure. Even the most

minimal fluid leak will register on the gauge immediately.


A pressure switch may be used to supplement the gauge
method as an option (see page 9).

CONTINUOUS FLOW CIRCULATION


MAINTAINED THROUGH CYCLING
Illustration 1
Valve is seated. Flow streams completely separated.
Pressure gauge in body would indicate reduced
pressure.
As the valve is unseated the plug is raised and both
slips are retracted. Plug and slips begin to turn. Slips and
resilient seals are fully retracted away from body.
Pressure gauge would indicate line pressure.
Illustration 2
At this point in the cycle, the hole through the plug
allows the flow to pass directly from the inlet port to the
outlet port. Both slips and plug are designed so that the
flow is not appreciably restricted when cycling. Pressure
gauge would indicate line pressure.

Seated in
"R/L-Close - CCW"
Position (Top View)

Neutral - Fully
Unseated Position

Illustration 3
Plug and slips in fully rotated position. Plug moves
down, expanding the slips against the body. Flow streams
are completely separated. As the seals trap fluid between
them and volumetric space increases the body pressure
gauge would once again indicate less than line pressure.

Note: Valve position is quickly identified with a topmounted flag. Position-indicator switches are avail-able
for remote locations. (see page 8)

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COMPANY

Seated in
"J/R-Open - CW"
Position

This bleed valve allows for a pressure balanced


plug condition and MUST REMAIN OPEN.
NPT Drain Provided

VALVE DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS


GEAR OPERATED
D

E
Std. Relief
Includes
Auto Press.
Gauge Sys

Close
Only
For
Repair

H & K are
Min. Clearance
Required to
Replace Slips

T
G

Approx. Dimensions (Inches)


ANSI
Class
150#

300#

600#

900#

Size

Valve
Model

4-Way
Operator

12
12
16
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
12
16
2
3
4
6
8
10
12
3
4
6
8
10

B4711
CA4711
B4711
C4721
C4721
C4721
C4721
C4721
C4721
B4721
CA4721
B4721
C4741
C4741
C4741
C4741
C4741
C4741
CA4741
C4751
C4751
C4751
C4751
C4751

1251
1277
1500
625
625
625
750
1251
1251
1251
1277
1500
625
625
750
1251
1251
1251
1277
625
750
1251
1251
1277

591/2
841/2
891/2
351/2
351/2
37
47
54
57
591/2
841/2
891/2
35
35
441/2
53
54
561/2
825/8
341/16
44
53
551/2
741/2

37
481/2
611/2
22
22
23
28
341/2
351/2
37
481/2
61
22
22
27
34
341/2
351/2
50
2111/16
27
34
35
461/2

15
20
181/2
6
6
7
9
91/2
11
15
20
181/2
6
6
71/2
9
91/2
11
24
53/8
7
9
101/2
12

20
32
32
14
14
14
20
20
20
20
32
32
14
14
20
20
20
20
32
14
20
20
20
32

141/4
161/4
16
121/2
121/2
121/2
121/2
141/2
141/2
141/4
161/4
16
121/2
121/2
121/2
141/2
141/2
141/2
161/2
121/2
121/2
14
14
161/2

44
42
60
14
15
20
24
28
32
44
42
60
141/2
153/4
207/8
253/8
295/8
335/8
48
12
211/2
28
32
37

19
19
231/2
61/2
81/4
10
121/2
15
171/2
201/2
201/2
251/2
61/2
81/4
103/4
14
161/2
20
22
-111/2
15
181/2
211/2

11
13
22
5
5
7
91/2
10
12
11
13
22
5
5
8
10
10
12
10
5
71/2
9
10
12

5
9
9
3
3
3
31/2
5
5
5
9
9
3
3
31/2
5
5
5
9
3
31/2
5
5
9

25
351/2
35
11
11
151/2
181/2
22
251/2
25
351/2
35
11
11
151/2
181/2
22
251/2
361/4
103/8
16
181/2
23
27

15/16
115/16
17/16
15
/16
13/16
15/16
17/16
111/16
115/16
21/16
21/16
21/4
1
11/4
11/2
17/8
23/16
21/2
25/8
-113/16
21/4
29/16
23/4

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VALVE
COMPANY

Approx
Weights
(lbs.)
2800
6200
7000
335
350
650
1050
1700
2490
3000
6500
7500
345
360
810
1460
2010
2850
8875
510
1050
1700
2250
3500

VALVE DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS


HYDRAULIC OPERATED

Automatic
Pressure Gauge
System

Automatic
Pressure Gauge
System

J
H & K are
Min. Clearance
Required to
Replace Slips

A
A

E
Close Only
For Repair

T
K

K
F

4W-110A TYPE

4-Way TYPE

Approx. Dimensions (Inches)


ANSI
Class
150#

300#

600#
900#

Size

Valve
Model

12
16
20
24
12
16
20
24
12
16
10

CA4711
B4711
C4711
C4711
CA4721
B4721
C4721
C4721
CA4741
C4741
C4751

4-Way
Operator
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A-20
4-Way
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A-20
4-Way
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A

A
3

114 /8
1141/2
134
176
1143/8
1141/2
134
176
123
123
104

20
181/2
291/2
721/4
20
181/2
291/2
721/4
25
25
12

80 /16
61
8811/16
80
803/16
61
8811/16
80
77
77
777/8

E
1

66 /2
50
75
563/4
661/2
50
75
563/4
65
65
643/16

42
60
62
78
42
60
62
78
60
60
37

19
231/2
271/2
32
201/2
251/2
301/2
32
27
27
211/2

13
22
20
-13
22
20
-18
18
12

8
8
8
14
8
8
8
14
321/2
321/2
8

See Page 10 for Performance Data.

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15

34 /4
35
60
68
341/4
35
60
681/4
47
47
26

1 /16
11/2
13/4
27/8
21/16
25/16
29/16
27/8
3
3
23/4

Approx
Weights
(lbs.)
7500
8500
13000
19000
7800
8800
15150
20000
11000
12000
3500

HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR
HGO
General Valve Company Four-Way Valve can be
supplied with hydraulically powered gear operators. The
General Valve Hydraulic Gear Operator (HGO) is custom
designed and engineered to maximize reliability while
minimizing installation and maintenance costs.
All actuating components are contained in a rugged,
compact, explosion-proof module designed to withstand
rough handling and hostile environments. The system
operates efficiently and quietly and can be installed or
retrofitted on any existing gear-operated Four-Way Valve.
The self-locking HGO can operate at speeds of up to
900 rpm. See page 10 for performance data.

HYDRAULIC POWER SUPPLIES


HPU
General Valve's electric or air-driven power supplies
are specifically designed and manufactured by General
Valve to power General's Hydraulic Actuators. Using
standard components as building blocks, the power
supplies satisfy a wide range of operating parameters
reliably and economically.

STANDARD HYDRAULIC FEATURES


Each power supply features an integrated hydraulic
control module composed of cartridge-type components,
many of which are interchangeable with General Valve
hydraulic actuators. This safe, easy-to-maintain module
minimizes exposed piping joints, and reduces costly
parts inventory.

STANDARD ELECTRIC FEATURES


Explosion-proof motor and motor control panel both
UL approved for hazardous location.
Low fluid level shut-off switch.
Off/Auto pressure switch.

GENERAL
VALVE
COMPANY

Having the ability to provide valve, actuator and


power supply enhances the dependability of our
equipment and amplifies your engineering,
procurement and service.

ELECTRIC MOTOR ACTUATORS


WHEN ORDERING ELECTRIC MOTOR OPERATORS
SPECIFY THE FOLLOWING DATA:
INSTALLATION
1. Mounting Style
2. Valve installation orientation (for proper location of
breathers and drains.)
TYPE OF VALVE
3. Valve figure number.
4. Size.
5. ANSI rating.
OPERATING CONDITIONS
6. Flow rate.
7. Operating time in seconds. See page 10 for fastest
self-locking time.
ELECTRICAL DATA
8. Explosion proof NEMA VII and/or weatherproof
NEMA IV.
9. Power voltage, phase and cycle/control voltage.
SPECIAL FEATURES
10. Gear limit switch (2 or 4 train.)
11. Reversing controller (if separate, it is to be explosion
proof NEMA VII, or weatherproof NEMA IV.)
12. Breather or drains, if desired.
13. Space heater, if desired.
14. Control transformer, if desired (specify voltage.)
15. Other special requirements.

HIGH SPEED
ELECTRIC MOTOR ACTUATOR
Typical self-locking electric motor operated valve speeds
are limited. Therefore by reducing the number of turns
required with the Speed Increasing Gear Box (SIGB) we
can significantly decrease actuation time. Torque
requirements increase proportionately.
See page 10 for performance data.

SlGB
Gear Box
Fits Neatly
Between
Actuator &
Operator

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REMOTE ELECTRICAL POSITION


INDICATOR - GOSP
Visual Indicator
General Valve's Gear Operated Switch Package (GOSP)
is designed to perform reliably in the toughest
environments. All electrical components are contained in
one housing with no external wiring. The housing is
explosion proof for use in hazardous locations.
Switch Housing

Standard switching arrangement is one switch in each


position, fully open and fully closed. Each switch is DPDTDB (form ZZ). Current capability is 10A resistive, 7A
inductive. Also standard is a space heater to prevent build
up of condensation. Please provide us with your required
voltage (standard voltage 110V).
3

/4 NPT Conduit
Connections
(2-180 Apart)

Switch Circuitry

MANUAL GEAR-OPERATED
LATCHING DEVICE

TWO METHODS OF CHECK ING FOR


SEAL INTEGRITY

The standard gear operated Four-Way is NOT self


locking, therefore it is recommended that all manually
operated Four-Way Diverter Valves be equipped with a
latching device to maintain seating position when the
valve is unattended. This item is available as an option.

1) LOCAL MONITORING METHOD WITH AUTOMATIC


PRESSURE GAUGE

The device uses a reversible latching pawl which can be


dentented in mid position to allow free handwheel spin.
At end of operation simply release pawl to latch valve in
either seated position.

Pawl Release
(Orientation may
be changed
incrementally)

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VALVE
COMPANY

General's 4-Way diverter valve uses the pressure


gauge method of checking for positive sealing to
assure metering accuracy. This method is useful
when in close proximity to the valve and is discribed
fully in the beginning of this catalog. (see page 3)

PORTABLE PROVER ACTUATORS


DCGO
This 12 volt DC Gear Operator is ideal for repeatable
proves with portable meter provers. It has no belts, so
there's no bounce-back.
General Valve Company's Direct Current Gear Operator is
a battery powered actuator and control system (available
with optional power pack) designed to be mounted on 2
inch through 6 inch ANSI 300/600/900 General 4-Way
diverter valve gear operators and to operate 4-Way valve
with DC power DCGO's are capable of self-locking speeds
in excess of 500 rpm. See page 10 for performance data.

Having the ability


to provide the
valve,
actuator
and power pack
enhances
the
dependability of
our
equipment
and
simplifies
your engineering
procurement and
service.

2) REMOTE MONITORING METHOD WITH


DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SWITCH
A differential pressure switch may be added, which
provides the user with the ability to monitor the body
cavity pressure from a remote location and/or
interface with other electrical devices.

Differential Pressure
Switch

Gauge

(Usually Set
at 10 PSID)

Notes:
1. Shut-off valves are provided for repair only and MUST
REMAIN OPEN DURING NORMAL OPERATION.
2. Thermal relief valve will allow pressure trapped in the
body cavity to be relieved to line should there be an
increase in pressure above line pressure.
3. For satisfactory valve operation the line operating
conditions MUST REMAIN CONSTANT during seal
integrity check.
4. Do not attempt to verify seal integrity by bleeding body
cavity pressure to atmosphere when line pressure
exceeds 100 psi.
5. Cavity pressure need not drop to zero while seated.
6. Dissimilar pressure drop can be expected in each
seated position.

Shut Off Valve


(Leave Open)

Thermal Relief
Valve

Shut Off Valve


(Leave Open)

Up or Downstream
Connection

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Body Cavity
Connection

TECHNICAL DATA
FOUR-WAY DIVERTER VALVES
VALVE

Size
(In)
2"
3"

4"

6"

8"

10"

12"

16"

Model

GEAR OPERATED (3)

ANSI
Rating

Max.
Flow
(GPM)

300
600
300
600
900
300
600
900
300
600
900
300
600
900
300
600
900
150
300
150
300
600
150
300

550
550
550
550
550
1000
1000
1000
2300
2300
2300
4000
4000
4000
6200
6200
6200
6400
6400
7100
7100
7100
10000
10000

C4721
C4741
C4721
C4741G
C4751
C4721
C4741
C4751
C4721
C4741
C4751
C4721
C4741
C4751
C4721
C4741
C4751
B4711
B4721
CA4711
CA4721
CA4741
B4711
B4721

Pressure
Drop at
Max.Flow
(PSIG)
(1) (2)
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.4
2.4
2.4
3.1
3.1
2.7
3.1
3.1
2.8
2.1
2.1
2.1
1.9
1.9
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6

Turn Distribution (Rev)

Cv

(1)

Model

300
300
300
300
300
600
600
600
1200
1200
1300
2100
2100
2200
3900
3900
3900
4300
4300
5300
5300
5300
7300
7300

625
625
625
625
625
625
750
750
750
1251
1251
1251
1251
1251
1251
1251
1277
1251
1251
1277
1277
1277
1500
1500

Model

Torque
(ft.-Lbs.)

Total
Turns
(Rev.)

Close

Divert

2.0
3.5
9
30
2.0
3.5
9
30
2.0
3.5
9
30
2.0
3.5
9
30
2.0
3.5
9
30
2.0
4.5
11
55
2.5
5.5
14
55
2.5
5.5
14
55
2.5
6.3
15
70
3.4
8.3
18
60
3.4
8.3
18
60
3.4
10.4
21
100
3.4
10.4
21
100
3.4
11.5
23
100
3.4
12.2
24
160
3.4
12.2
24
160
5.3
18.9
37
299
3.4
10.7
22
190
3.4
10.7
22
190
5.3
20.6
40
200
5.3
20.6
40
200
5.3
20.6
40
200
5.3
18.1
36
240
5.3
18.1
36
240
ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC OPERATED (4)
Press.
(psd)

Volume
(Gal)

Open
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.5
5.5
5.5
6.3
5.6
5.6
7.0
7.0
7.8
8.2
8.2
12.7
7.2
7.2
13.8
13.8
13.8
12.1
12.1

Time
Distribution
(Sec.)

Total
Time
(Sec)

Close Divert Open


10"
12"

16"

20"
24"

V =

C4751
CA4711
CA4721
CA4741
B4711
B4721
C4741
C4711
C4721
C4711
C4721

900
150
300
600
150
300
600
150
300
150
300

Q x .4
Approx. Velocity
=
Thru Valve FT
D2

6800
8800
8800
8800
13000
13000
15000
27800
17800
23250
23250

2.6
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.7
2.7
3.7
2.0
2.0
3.5
3.5

3900
5300
5300
5300
7300
7300
7200
11500
11500
16500
16500

4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A
4W-110A-20
4W-110A-20
4W
4W

1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.8
1.81
.9
2.2
2.2
6.8
6.8

5
6
6
6
8
8
10
12
12
22
22

1
1
1
1
1
1
1.5
2
2
5
5

NOTES:

( SEC )

(1) Through one side of valve.


(2) Values indicated are with 0.85 sq. qr. crude oil.
(3) See page 4 for dimensions
(4) See page 5 for dimensions

Q 2
Pressure drop across
P = ( Cv )
x S = one side of valve (PSI)
Q = Flow GPM
Cv = Valve flow coefficient
S = Specific gravity
D = Nom. Pipe Dia. (in.)

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COMPANY

800
800
800
800
900
900
1200
1700
1700
2000
2000

10

3
4
4
4
6
6
7
8
8
12
12

1
1
1
1
1
1
1.5
2
2
5
5

ORDERING INFORMATION

G Gear
G-MO Motor Operated - specify
G-MA Motor Adapted - specify
G-HGO Hydraulic Gear Operator
G-DCGO 12 VDC Gear Operator
G-SIGB MOV High Speed Gear Box
4W110-A/20 Hydraulic Actuator

Operator Type

XX - C4721 - G - XXX
Flanged End
Press Class
4 WAY
Model (C, CA, B Etc.)

Specify Other Options and Trim

1
2
4
5

Size Inches

=
=
=
=

150#
300#
600#
900#

STANDARD MATERIALS
Body

Cast Carbon Steel ASTM A216-WCB Chrome Plated

Bonnet/Lower Plate

Cast Carbon Steel ASTM A216-WCB, or Carbon Steel


ASTM A36 Plate

Plug

Cast Carbon Steel ASTM A216-WCB Chrome Plated

Slips

Cast Ductile Iron ASTM A536-80-55-06

Packing Gland

Type 2 NI-Resist or ASTM A487-CA6NM

Packling

Graphite-Type or Chevron Synthetic Fabric and Nitrile

O-Rings & Slip Seals

Viton

USEFUL CONVERSIONS (APPROX.)


Flow

Pressure

1BPH = .7007 GPM

1 Bar (Atmosphere) = 14.7 psi

1 IMP Gal/Min = 1.20 GPM

1 Kg/Cm2 = 14.2 psi

1 M3/Hr = 4.40 GPM

1Kp (Kilopascal) = 0.145 psi

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11

Latching Devices
Switches
Special Bleed Systems
Special Trims
Special Seal Material

Four Way

6D-0075
6D-0075.1

Registered Firm
ISO 9001/Q91
Certificate Qsr-27

GENERAL VALVE'S modern Corporate Headquarters


and manufacturing complex cover 250,000 square feet on 53 acres
in Brookshire (Houston), Texas.

GENERAL VALVE'S West Coast Factory on Cherry Avenue


in Long Beach, California.
Main Office and Manufacturing Plant:
800 Koomey Road, Brookshire, Texas 77423
Tel: (281) 934-6013 Toll-free: (800) 926-2288
Fax: (281) 934-6058 Toll-free Fax: (800) 765-2266
http://www.general-valve.com
West Coast Factory:
2817 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, California 90806
Tel: (562) 426-5280 Toll-free: (800) 624-8261 Fax: (562) 595-0296

a PCC Flow Technologies Company


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VALVE
COMPANY

2000 GENERAL VALVE


Bulletin 200
All specifications and materials are subject to change without notice.
GENERAL TWIN SEAL, GVM, REZILON, VFR, GVX, BEST VALVE BEST VALUE, WHEN LEAKS MATTER, SEAT AND RESEAT,
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