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API 6D Overview

Sr. #

Particular

Details

Scope

Design, Manufacturing, Assembly, Testing & Documentation of Valves as specified


in Section.2 for Pipeline & Piping Systems for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries.
Not Applicable for Valves for Subsea Applications.

Types of Covered Valves

Gate Valves, Plug Valve, Check Valve & Ball Valves


Class 150 to 600 NPS to 60

Covered Sizes

Class 900 NPS to 48


Class 1500 NPS to 36
Class 2500 NPS to 20
Gate Valve:
Class 150, 300, 400, 600 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 900 & 1500 NPS 2 to NPS 24
Class 2500 NPS 2 to NPS 12
Plug Valve:
Class 150 NPS 2 to NPS 24
Class 350,400 & 600 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 900 NPS 2 to NPS 16
Class 1500 & 2500 NPS 2 to NPS 12

Available Face to Face & End-toEnd Dimensions

Ball Valves (Full Bore & Reduced Bore):


Class 150 & 300 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 400 & 600 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 900 & 1500 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 2500 NPS 2 to NPS 12
Check Valves (Full Opening & Reduced Openings)
Class 150, 300, 400 & 600 NPS 2 to NPS 36
Class 900, 1500 NPS 2 to NPS 24
Class 2500 NPS 2 to NPS 12
Check Valves (Single & Dual Plate, Wafer Types)
Class 150, 300,400, 600, 900, 1500 NPS 2 to NPS 24
Class 2500 NPS 2 to NPS 12
*The F2F dimensions shall be from ASME B16.10 for the sizes not available in Tables
in Annex C and so marked in Nameplate of the valve.

Applicable Materials

Not Specified in Specification. The material shall be agreed between Manufacturer


and Purchaser.
Design Standard - API 6D
Design Calculations for Pressure Containing Elements - Internationally Recognized
Standards
Pressure Temperature Ratings - ASME B16.34 (ASME B16.5 for Class 400)

Reference Specifications

Sizes - API 6D
Face-to-Face & End-to-End Dimensions - API 6D
End Connections:
Flanged Ends - ASME B16.5 (Up to NPS 24, except 22) , MSS-SP-44 (NPS 22) or
ASME B16.47 Series A (Above NPS 26)
Welding Ends ASME B16.25

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Threads for Drain Connection ASME B1.20.1(Taper) or ISO 228-1(Parallel)


Sizes for Threaded Drain Connections API 6D
Actuator Sizing & Mounting Kits API 6DX
Fire Type Testing (Optional) API 6FA, API 6FD, API 607 or ISO 10497
Material Tests:
Tensile Tests ASTM A370 or ISO 6892-1
Toughness/Impact/V-Notch Tests ASTM A370 or ISO 148-1
Impact Testing for Bolting Material ASTM A320
Sour Service (Optional) NACE MR0175, NACE MR 0103 or ISO 15156
Chemical Composition Requirements of Carbon Steel & Austenitic Stainless Steel
Welding Ends API 6D
Requirements for Dimension, Pressure & Temperature Measuring Equipment API
6D
Heat Treatment Equipment Requirements API 6D
NDE of Repair API 6D Annex G
Requirements for NDE Personnel ASNT-SNT-TC-1A or ISO 9712
Requirements for Visual Examination Personnel ASNT-SNT-TC-1A
Requirements for Welding Inspectors AWS QC1
Requirements for Visual Inspection of Castings MSS-SP-55
Pressure Testing Requirements API 6D
Leakage Allowance in Hydro Seat Test ISO 5208
Coating/Painting Requirements API 6D
Marking API 6D, MSS-SP-25
Shipment Requirements API 6D
Minimum Documentation Requirements API 6D
Minimum Facility Requirements API 6D
Tolerance for Face-to-Face & End-to-End Dimensions - 1.5 mm/0.06 in. (Up to
NPS 10) & 3.00mm/0.12 in. (NPS 10)
Flanged Ends:
Maximum Flange Misalignment 2mm / 0.079in. (Up to NPS 4), 3mm / 0.118in.
(Above NPS 4)
Parallelism of Aligned Flange Faces Angular Alignment 2.5 mm/m (0.03 in./ft)
Maximum Total Allowable Misalignment of Holes 2 mm / 0.079 in. (For Up NPS 4),
3 mm / 0.118 in. (Above 4 in.)
Parallelism of Surface of Nut Bearing Area at the Back Face of the Flange Within 1
Degree.
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Other Specified Requirements

Welding Ends:
Outside Profile of Heavy Wall Body Tapered at 30 Degree & Then to 45 Degree as
specified in ASME B16.25
Acceptance (Conforming to) ASME B31.3, ASME B31.4 or ASME B31.8
Drains Drilled or Threaded
Maximum Force required at Handwheel or Wrench to apply breakaway torque 80
lbf (360 N)
Size for Wrenches No longer than Twice the Face-to-Face or End-to-End
Dimensions
Maximum Diameter of Handwheel 40 in. (1065 mm)

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Impact Testing for the Welding on Valves with the design temperature below : -20
F (-29 C).
NDE Requirements (Optional) Annex G
Testing:
Fluid Temperature for testing Below 38C
Chloride Content in Testing Water Max. 30 ppm
Shipment:
Plug, Ball, Reverse Acting Through-Conduit Gate Valve Fully Open Condition
Other Gate Valves Fully Closed Position

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