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Operational and Maintenance Manual

Model FL and FLS Bi-Directional Gate Valve


Prepared for Actuator
Normally Closed/Threaded Gate Connection

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All the information contained in this manual is the exclusive property of Cameron International
Corporation ("Cameron"). Any reproduction or use of the calculations, drawings, photographs,
procedures or instructions, either expressed or implied, is forbidden without the written
permission of Cameron or its authorized agent.

Initial Release 01
July 2012

Copyright 2012 all rights reserved


by
Cameron International Corporation ("Cameron")
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PREFACE
The procedures included in this book are to be performed in conjunction with the requirements
and recommendations outlined in API Specifications. Any repairs to the equipment covered by
this book should be done by an authorized Cameron service representative. Cameron will not be
responsible for loss or expense resulting from any failure of equipment or any damage to any
property or death or injury to any person resulting in whole or in part from repairs performed
by other than authorized Cameron personnel. Such unauthorized repairs shall also serve to
terminate any contractual or other warranty, if any, on the equipment and may also result in
equipment no longer meeting applicable requirements.
File copies of this manual are maintained. Revisions and/or additions will be made as deemed
necessary by Cameron. The drawings in this book are not drawn to scale, but the dimensions
shown are accurate.
This book covers Cameron products, which are products of
Cameron International Corporation ("Cameron").

Cameron
P.O. Box 1212
Houston, Texas 77251-1212
713-939-2211
http://www.c-a-m.com

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STOP
GATE VALVE GENERAL WARNING
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS. Failure to follow may result in serious personal injury
and damage not only to the equipment but also the environment.
1. Safety is a combination of staying alert, common sense, and experience with the oil field equipment and
environment. Read this manual prior to operating and servicing the valve. Be familiar with the operation
terminologies of gate valves and oil field equipment.
2. This document includes basic valve repair guidance. The field service personnel shall be fully
trained in all aspects of handling pressure control equipment, as well as the job that they are going
to perform. If any of the procedures and policies listed in this document cannot be followed, contact
a Cameron Representative for the best course of action.
3. Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be utilized according to Company policies. Always use
proper tools when servicing the equipment.
4. A job hazard analysis (JHA) must be performed prior to beginning any service on a well location. A
JHA review meeting will be held with all affected rig personnel PRIOR to the commencement of work
to review the results of the JHA, evacuation routes, emergency contacts, etc. All meeting attendees and
a Company Representative will sign-off on the JHA to acknowledge this meeting has taken place.
5. Be aware of unexpected circumstances that may arise when operating or servicing the valve. Utilize
the Step Back 5X5 process in order to assess the hazards posed before, during, and after the servicing of
equipment under pressure or with the potential of hazardous chemicals present. Be familiar with the
companys and facilitys Lockout/Tagout program in order to ensure all sources of energy (i.e. electrical,
pneumatic, pressure) are isolated and/or de-energized prior to beginning work.
6. All governmental or Company safety requirements shall be met before working on the valve. Requirements of fully tested pressure barriers prior to servicing the valve shall be observed. Cameron
recommends that two mechanical pressure barriers is the preferred practice. The Lower Master Valve
(LMV) is a critical valve and additional precautions should be taken to ensure that the mechanical
pressure barriers are functioning correctly prior to any work being carried out on this particular valve.
7. Always check for any trapped pressure before servicing the valve. All valves downstream of the pressure
barriers must be cycled several times to release any trapped pressure.
8. Ensure the chemical and physical properties of the fluid flow product inside the valve are known. Obtain
applicable Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for commonly encountered chemicals such as hydrogen
sulfide, cements, etc. in order to identify appropriate PPE to use, emergencies, procedures, and methods
or exposure control.
9. Always use correct lifting devices and follow safety rules for handling heavy products. The actual valve
weight can vary for different valve configurations. Valve should be lifted from the valve body, flange
or studded end connection. Never lift valve from the hand wheel, hand wheel connection, actuator
or lower stem protector.
10. Cameron manufactures a variety of valve models with different features and operating requirements.
Be certain of the valve model and refer to the appropriate manual, before attempting any operation or
service on the valve.
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Table of Contents

1.0 SCOPE......................................................................................................... 6
2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION.......................................................................... 7
2.1 Description and Features.......................................................................................... 7
2.2 Parts List..................................................................................................................... 8
2.3 Dimensional Data...................................................................................................... 9
2.4 Surface Safety Valve Requirements........................................................................ 10

3.0 VALVE OPERATION................................................................................. 11


3.1 Open Valve.............................................................................................................. 11
3.2 Close Valve............................................................................................................... 11
3.3 Actuator Operation................................................................................................. 11

4.0 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE....................................................................... 12


4.1 Lubrication .............................................................................................................. 12
4.2 Lubricant Charts...................................................................................................... 14

5.0 TROUBLESHOOTING ............................................................................... 16


5.1 Valve......................................................................................................................... 16
5.2 Actuator................................................................................................................... 16

6.0 BOLT TORQUE......................................................................................... 17


Recommended Makeup Torque Ft-Lb........................................................................... 17
Recommended Makeup Torque Nm........................................................................... 18

7.0 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS.......................................................... 19

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1.0 SCOPE
The standard Model FL and FLS Bi-Directional actuated gate valve is available for bore sizes and pressures
shown in the table below.
If the bore size and pressure of a particular valve is not listed in this manual, contact Cameron for the appropriate maintenance manual for the valve.

This Manual is for

This Manual is NOT for

Bore

Pressure Rating

Bore

Pressure Rating

1-13/16"

2000-20,000 psig

1-13/16"

30,000 psig

2-1/16"

2000-20,000 psig

2-9/16"

30,000 psig

2-9/16"

2000-20,000 psig

3-1/16"

20,000 psig

3-1/8"

2000-5000 psig

4-1/16"

20,000-30,000 psig

3-1/16"

10,000-15,000 psig

5-1/8"

15,000 psig

4-1/8"

2000-5000 psig

6-3/8"

10,000-15,000 psig

4-1/16"

10,000-15,000 psig

7-1/16"

2000-20,000 psig

5-1/8"

2000-10,000 psig

9"

2000-5000 psig

6-1/8"

2000-5000 psig

6-3/8"

2000-5000 psig

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2.0 GENERAL INFORMATION


2.1 Description and Features
2.1.1. The Model FL and FLS actuated gate valve has a slab gate design. A tight mechanical seal is
obtained by the floating of the gate against the downstream seat.
2.1.2. Model FL and FLS bi-directional gate valve seals in either direction.

2.1.3. Please read the name plate to identify the valve model and other valve information.


2.1.4. The following are standard features of the FL and FLS bi-directional actuated gate valve:
Full bore, through-conduit API gate valve
Slab gate design
Bi-directional
Metal-to-metal sealing (gate-to-seat and seat-to-body)
Cavity parts are field replaceable

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2.2 Parts List


Model FL and FLS Bi-Directional Gate Valve
1-13/16" through 6-3/8"
10

1
2

4
7

( 2,000-5,000 PSI ONLY )

8
9 (FLS ONLY)

SD 042574

Item

Description

Stud

Nut

Gasket

Pin (Gate to Stem)

Seat

Gate

Body

Seal Ring OD

Seal Ring ID

10

Dowel Pin (2000-5000 only)

11

Nameplate

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2.3. Dimensional Data

Size

Working
Pressure

A
Inch (mm)

B
Inch (mm)

C
Inch (mm)

D
Inch (mm)

Weight
Lb. (kg)

10,000

18.25 (463.6)

9.00 (228.6)

3.88 (98.6)

5.75 (146.1)

180 (82)

15,000

18.00 (457.2)

9.50 (241.3)

3.88 (98.6)

5.88 (149.4)

230 (104)

20,000

21.00 (533.4)

11.38 (289.1)

3.88 (98.6)

7.88 (200.2)

450 (204)

2000

11.62 (295.1)

6.09 (154.7)

3.85 (97.8)

5.28 (134.1)

74 (34)

3000

14.50 (368.3)

7.00 (177.8)

3.85 (97.8)

5.50 (139.7)

127 (58)

5000

14.50 (368.3)

7.00 (177.8)

3.85 (97.8)

5.50 (139.7)

127 (58)

10,000

20.50 (520.7)

9.00 (228.6)

3.88 (98.6)

5.62 (142.7)

197 (89)

15,000

19.00 (482.6)

9.62 (244.3)

3.88 (98.6)

5.88 (149.4)

244 (111)

20,000

23.00 (584.2)

11.75 (298.5)

4.55 (115.6)

7.50 (190.5)

661 (300)

2000

13.12 (333.2)

7.00 (177.8)

4.66 (118.5)

6.00 (152.4)

109 (50)

3000

16.62 (422.1)

7.88 (200.2)

4.66 (118.5)

6.00 (152.4)

184 (84)

1-13/16

2-1/16

2-9/16

3-1/8

3-1/16

4-1/8

4-1/16

5-1/8

6-1/8

6-3/8

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5000

16.62 (422.1)

7.88 (200.2)

4.66 (118.5)

6.00 (152.4)

184 (84)

10,000

22.25 (565.2)

9.38 (238.3)

4.70 (119.3)

6.75 (171.5)

301 (136)

15,000

21.00 (533.4)

11.25 (285.8)

4.88 (124.0)

7.75 (196.9)

449 (204)

20,000

26.50 (673.1)

14.62 (371.3)

6.50 (165.1)

10.00 (254.0)

988 (448)

2000

14.12 (358.6)

7.88 (200.2)

5.57 (141.5)

7.12 (180.8)

173 (79)

3000

17.12 (434.8)

8.38 (212.9)

5.57 (141.5)

7.25 (184.2)

213 (96)

5000

18.62 (472.9)

9.12 (231.6)

5.57 (141.5)

7.25 (184.2)

260 (118)

10,000

24.38 (619.3)

10.12 (257.0)

5.60 (142.3)

8.12 (206.2)

408 (185)

15,000

23.50 (596.9)

13.75 (349.3)

6.13 (155.8)

9.75 (247.7)

726 (329)

2000

17.12 (434.8)

9.62 (244.3)

7.20 (182.8)

9.00 (228.6)

292 (132)

3000

20.12 (511.0)

10.38 (263.7)

7.20 (182.8)

8.75 (222.3)

351 (159)

5000

21.62 (549.1)

10.75 (273.1)

7.20 (182.8)

9.88 (251.0)

468 (212)

10,000

26.12 (663.4)

12.75 (323.9)

7.23 (183.6)

10.25 (260.4)

713 (324)

15,000

29.00 (736.6)

14.50 (368.3)

7.70 (195.5)

11.62 (295.1)

1136 (515)

2000

22.12 (561.8)

11.00 (279.4)

8.85 (224.8)

12.62 (320.5)

831 (377)

3000

24.00 (609.6)

13.00 (330.2)

8.85 (224.8)

12.75 (323.9)

852 (387)

5000

28.62 (726.9)

11.50 (292.1)

8.85 (224.8)

12.62 (320.5)

984 (446)

10,000

29.00 (736.6)

14.50 (368.3)

9.44 (239.7)

13.25 (336.6)

1013 (459)

5000

29.00 (736.6)

14.12 (358.6)

10.32 (262.1)

12.88 (327.2)

1021 (463)

2000

22.12 (561.8)

12.38 (314.5)

10.32 (262.1)

12.88 (327.2)

785 (356)

3000

24.12 (612.6)

12.62 (320.5)

10.32 (262.1)

12.88 (327.2)

864 (392)

5000

29.00 (736.6)

14.12 (358.6)

10.32 (262.1)

12.88 (327.2)

997 (452)

Model FL and FLS Bi-Directional Gate Valve


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2.4 Surface Safety Valve Requirements (SSV)


2.4.1 SSV Inspection
The following procedure is to be performed in conjunction with applicable API
specification recommendations.

2.4.1.1 Valve Inspection Procedure Prior to Hook-Up


Visually inspect and contact Cameron for any repair work.
1. Valves Prepped for Actuator

a. End connection ring grooves and bonnet face for any damage.
b. Insure that the body thru bore and cavity are free of all foreign material,
such as solid particles, grit, trash, etc.
2. Valve with Actuator Installed

a. End connection ring grooves for any damage.


b. Insure that the body thru bore is free of all foreign material, such as
solid particles, grit, trash, etc.
2.4.2 SSV Installation and Testing
1.) The

Cameron SSV operates properly when installed in any orientation.

2.) Refer

to the actuator manufacturer's instructions for information on


installing the actuator onto the valve.

3.) Install

the valve and actuator assembly (SSV) onto the Christmas Tree using
the correct end connection gaskets. Apply lubrication to the stud threads
and nut bearing faces and tighten in criss-cross pattern. See BOLT TORQUE
section of this manual for bolt torque requirements.

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3.0 VALVE OPERATION

STOP
VALVE OPERATION
1. Be aware of the surrounding environment and the valve condition when operating the
valve. Be certain of the gate position (open/close) before operating the valve. Be aware
that unexpected circumstances may arise when operating or servicing the valve. Review
the completed JHA and perform a Step Back 5X5 to prepare for unplanned situations.
2. Always use the correct operating media for the actuator cylinder.
3. Do not exceed the operating pressure rating of the actuator cylinder. Exceeding the
maximum cylinder pressure rating can damage the actuator or the valve.
4. If the valve does not operate to the full open or full close position refer to the Troubleshooting Section of this manual.
5. When pressure is bled from the valve bore, there may be trapped pressure in the cavity
when the valve is in either the open or close position. The valve should be cycled to relieve
this pressure.
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3.1. Open Valve


3.1.1.

The valve is opened by applying control pressure to the actuator cylinder.

3.2. Close Valve


3.2.1.

The valve is closed by releasing control pressure from the actuator cylinder. This
allows pressure in the valve cavity acting across the stem and the springs in the
actuator to close the valve.

The gate must be positioned either "fully-open" or "fully-closed". Leaving the valve in the
partially open position can cause throttling and damage the valve components.

3.3. Actuator Operation


3.3.1.

Refer to the actuator manufacture procedures for the actuator operating instructions.

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4.0 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE

STOP
VALVE CAVITY LUBRICATION
1.

Danger: Lubricating the valve involves injection into the valve body. This can present a hazard while the
well is flowing or under pressure. Be aware of unexpected circumstances during or after lubricating the
valve. Review the completed JHA and perform a 'Step Back 5x5" to prepare for unplanned situations.

2.

Isolate valve pressure source and release valve pressure before lubricating the valve whenever possible.
If a valve is lubricated under pressure, a second check valve or needle valve should be manifolded onto
the grease fitting as a second barrier. This can isolate pressure if the grease fitting check fails. Reference
the facility's work instruction on grease gun safety in order to verify condition of grease equipment before
performing the work.

3.

Besides wearing appropriate PPE, be sure to read and understand the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
of the grease or any other chemicals being used on the job to ensure adequate control measures are in
place.

4.

Be aware of trapped pressure and the physical and chemical properties of well fluids. Stroke the valve
to verify the release of any trapped pressure. Use proper unseating tool to check any residual trapped
pressure through grease fitting.

5.

When removing the fitting cap be certain the fitting does not rotate with the cap. If a constant pressure
release is heard when loosening the cap, re-tighten the cap and plan to replace the fitting.

6.

During lubrication or other maintenance operations, do not place any part of one's body in front of the
fitting, especially when removing the fitting or fitting cap.

7.

The standard gate valves do not have a buried check valve. However, some special customer designs
may have a buried check valve with the word "CHECK" stamped next to the grease fitting.

8.

During lubrication do not exceed the rated working pressure of the valve. A slowdown in the pumping
speed shows resistance and can be an indication that the valve cavity is full.
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4.1. Lubrication
4.1.1. Valve Body Cavity Lubrication

NOTICE

Proper lubrication will improve the performance and the life of the valve. It is recommended
to lubricate the valve cavity after ten operating cycles. One cycle equals opening and closing the valve one time. The service interval can vary according to application, fluids used,
and well conditions. If pressure is equalized across the valve before it is opened, the service
interval can be extended. If the valve is removed from service, the body cavity should be
lubricated before it is returned to service or put in storage.

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If it becomes necessary to cement, acidize, frac through, or subject the valve to any other
unusual service, it is recommended to lubricate the valve body cavity before the operation.
After the operation, flush the valve with an appropriate cleaning/neutralizing fluid. Then
operate the valve with fresh water or appropriate neutralizing fluid in the line. Finally,
lubricate the valve body cavity again. Cycling the valve during flushing and the lubrication
will greatly improve the effectiveness of the maintenance.

The lubricant selection chart, Table V, recommends the proper grease for different valve
service conditions. Table IV shows the amount of grease required for different Model FL and
FLS valves. Lubrication of the valve cavity is performed through the grease fitting located
on the actuator bonnet as follows:
4.1.1.1. Isolate the valve from flowline pressure.
4.1.1.2. Operate the valve to the fully-open position.
4.1.1.3. Remove the safety cap from the grease fitting located on the actuator bonnet.

When removing the grease fitting cap be certain the fitting does not rotate with
the cap. Do not place any part of one's body in from of the fitting vent.

4.1.1.4. Attach the high-pressure grease gun to the bonnet grease fitting. Pump the required
amount of grease into the valve body. Refer to Tables IV and V.

The lubricating pressure must not exceed the rated working pressure of the valve.

4.1.1.5. When the valve cavity has been filled, remove the grease gun and re-install the
grease fitting cap. For Cameron actuators, torque to 50-60 ft-lb (70-85 Nm). Refer
to the actuator manufature procedures for non-Cameron actuators.
4.1.1.6. Operate the valve several times, and then return it to its normal operating position.

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4.2 Lubricant Charts


Table IV Grease Volume Requirements
Bore Size
(Inch)

Pressure Rating

1-13/16
2-1/16

Volume of Grease Required

Weight of Grease Required

cu in

cc

lb

kg

10,000 - 20,000

45

745

1.50

0.7

2000 - 20,000

45

745

1.50

0.7

2000 - 10,000

91

1,490

3.00

1.4

15,000

106

1,738

3.50

1.6

20,000

121

1,986

4.00

1.8

2000 - 5000

136

2,235

4.50

2.0

10,000

133

2,185

4.40

2.0

15,000

182

2,979

6.00

2.7

2000 - 5000

303

4,966

10.00

4.5

10,000

303

4,966

10.00

4.5

15,000

333

5,462

11.00

5.0

2000 - 5000

379

6,207

12.50

5.7

10,000

561

9,187

18.50

8.4

6-1/8

2000 - 5000

697

11,421

23.00

10.4

6-3/8

2000 - 5000

697

11,421

23.00

10.4

2-9/16
3-1/8
3-1/16
4-1/8
4-1/16
5-1/8

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Table V Lubricant Selection

5 lb Can

120 lb Drum

400 lb Drum

-20 to 250 F
(-29 to 121 C)

700149

700667

700668*

700669

700670

-50 to 250 F
(-46 t0 121 C)

700123

700671

700672

700673

700674

-75 to 350 F
(-59 to 177 C)

711027

711027-01

711027-02

711027-03

711027-04

-20 to 350 F
(-29 to 177 C)

713837-10

713837-01

713837-02

713837-03

713837-04

0 to 450 F
(-18 to 232 C)

700217

700679

700680

700681

700682

-20 to 500 F
(-29 to 260 C)

710194

710194-01

710194-02

710194-03

710194-04

E = Excellent (Recommended)
G = Good (Recommended)

F = Fair (Not Recommended)


P = Poor (Not Recommended)

25 lb Pail

(Per Pound)

High
Temp

With High CO2

Diesel
Resistant

Quantities (By Part Number)


Available on a Standard Order Basis

With H2S

Low
Temp

Operational
Properties

Diesel

Standard

Service
Temperature

Standard Crude

Service

*Available in 20 lb pail only


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5.0 TROUBLESHOOTING
5.1. Valve
Symptom

Cause

1. Gate is not closed


Fluid leaks past the
gate and seat assembly 2. Gate or seats are worn
Fluid leaks at the
bonnet flange

Fluid leaks from the


bonnet grease fitting

Valve does not close

Action
1. Stroke valve open and close (A,B)
2. Replace the gate or seats (A,B)

1. Bonnet seal ring is worn

1. Replace the bonnet gasket (A,B)

2. Bonnet or body ring


groove is damaged

2. Return the valve to Cameron for


repair

1. Check valve inside the


grease fitting is worn
2. Leaking by thread
1. Pressure remains in
actuator cylinder
2. Excessive friction on gate

Refer to actuator manufacture


operating instructions

1. Bleed off actuator pressure (A,B)


2. Lubricate the valve (A,B)

A - These actions are recommended for Cameron personnel or facilities only.


B - Refer to Repair Manual.

5.2. Actuator

5.2.1.

Refer to the Actuator manufacture procedures for the actuator operating instructions.

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6.0 BOLT TORQUE

Recommended Makeup Torque Ft-Lb


Per API 6A: preload = .50Sy
Bolt Size
Nom OD - TPI

B7M, L7M (80 ksi Sy)

B7, L7, 660 (105 ksi)

cf=0.07

cf=0.13

cf=0.07

cf=0.13

.500-13

27

45

35

59

.625-11

52

88

68

115

.750-10

90

153

118

200

.875-9

143

243

188

319

1.000-8

213

361

279

474

1.125-8

305

523

401

686

1.250-8

421

726

553

953

1.375-8

563

976

739

1280

1.500-8

733

1280

962

1680

1.625-8

934

1640

1230

2150

1.750-8

1170

2050

1530

2700

1.875-8

1440

2540

1890

3330

2.000-8

1750

3090

2300

4060

2.250-8

2500

4440

3280

5820

2.500-8

3430

6120

4500

8030

2.625-8

3970

7100

4720

8430

2.750-8

4570

8180

5420

9700

3.000-8

5930

10,700

7050

12,700

3.250-8

7550

13,600

8970

16,100

3.500-8

9430

17,000

11,200

20,200

3.750-8

11,600

21,000

13,800

24,900

3.875-8

12,800

23,200

15,200

27,500

4.000-8

14,100

25,500

16,700

30,300

NOTICE The information in this table is based on API-6As recommended torques for a given bolt size. The information is
presented for the convenience of the user and is based on assumptions of certain coefficients of friction (cf). The
coefficients of friction are based on approximations of the friction between the studs and nuts, as well as the nuts and
flange face. A coefficient friction of 0.13 assumes the threads and nut bearing surfaces are bare metal and are well
lubricated with thread compound. A coefficient of friction of 0.07 assumes the thread and nuts are coated with a
fluoropolymer material.
It is essential that threads and nut faces are well lubricated with an appropriate lubricant prior to assembly. Acceptable lubricants include thread compounds that meet API RP 5A3/ISO 13678. (Ref. Cameron PN: 2737980-02 for 1 Lb
can).
Studs and nuts coated with a fluorapolymer material in accordance with a Cameron procedure do not require lubrication. However, a light coat of API RP 5A3/ISO 13678 thread compound is recommended as aid to assembly.

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Recommended Makeup Torque Nm


Per API 6A: preload = .50Sy
Bolt Size
Nom OD - TPI

B7M, L7M (80 ksi Sy)

B7, L7, 660 (105 ksi)

cf=0.07

cf=0.13

cf=0.07

cf=0.13

.500-13

36

61

48

80

.625-11

70

118

92

155

.750-10

122

206

160

270

.875-9

193

328

253

429

1.000-8

288

488

376

639

1.125-8

413

706

540

925

1.250-8

569

981

745

1290

1.375-8

761

1320

996

1730

1.500-8

991

1730

1300

2270

1.625-8

1260

2210

1660

2910

1.750-8

1580

2780

2080

3650

1.875-8

1950

3440

2560

4500

2.000-8

2370

4190

3100

5500

2.250-8

3380

6000

4440

7880

2.500-8

4640

8290

6100

10,900

2.625-8

5380

9620

6390

11,500

2.750-8

6190

11,100

7350

13,200

3.000-8

8050

14,400

9560

17,200

3.250-8

10,200

18,400

12,200

21,900

3.500-8

12,800

23,000

15,200

27,400

3.750-8

15,700

28,400

18,700

33,800

3.875-8

17,400

31,400

20,600

37,300

4.000-8

19,100

34,600

22,700

41,000

NOTICE The information in this table is based on API-6As recommended torques for a given bolt size. The information is
presented for the convenience of the user and is based on assumptions of certain coefficients of friction (cf). The
coefficients of friction are based on approximations of the friction between the studs and nuts, as well as the nuts and
flange face. A coefficient friction of 0.13 assumes the threads and nut bearing surfaces are bare metal and are well
lubricated with thread compound. A coefficient of friction of 0.07 assumes the thread and nuts are coated with a
fluoropolymer material.
It is essential that threads and nut faces are well lubricated with an appropriate lubricant prior to assembly. Acceptable lubricants include thread compounds that meet API RP 5A3/ISO 13678. (Ref. Cameron PN: 2737980-02 for 1 Lb
can).
Studs and nuts coated with a fluorapolymer material in accordance with a Cameron procedure do not require lubrication. However, a light coat of API RP 5A3/ISO 13678 thread compound is recommended as aid to assembly.

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7.0 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS


The only information needed for ordering replacement parts for a Cameron gate valve is the
original valve assembly part number and the description of the part. The valve assembly part
number is stamped on the valve body nameplate. It is recommended that a description of
the valve assembly (size, pressure, trim) is included as a check on the assembly number, but
this is not necessary if the assembly number is clearly readable.

It is not recommended to order replacement parts by using the part number off the old
part or by referring to a file copy of the valve assembly bill of material. If an engineering
change has been implemented to the valve assembly to replace one component part number with another, the only way to ensure getting the updated component is to reference
the valve assembly number and to reference the part by description (gate, seat, stem, etc.)
Part descriptions are shown in the Parts List section of the manual. Cameron personnel can
then check the latest revision of the assembly bill-of-material to obtain the appropriate and
current replacement part number.

Contact your Cameron representative for replacement part inquiries.

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