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FCT Ball Valves - type TE - Class 150 to Class 2500

Installation & Maintenance Instructions

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Injection plug
(optional up to 14)

Ball valves type TE


Description of TE ball valves
Top Entry ball valves are made of a body that
can be dismantled in 2 parts (1) and (2), a ball
(3) guided with monobloc trunnions, 2 seats
(4) a driving stem (10) and 2 spring guides (14).
All seals are double barrier type, the second
seal being fire safe.
Top Entry model valves are simple to maintain.
All trim parts can be replaced with the valve
mounted on the pipe. The second stem seal
(18) can, if necessary, be replaced without
dropping pressure in the pipe.
The standard Top Entry valves are equipped
with an anti-static protection device which
discharges the effects of electrostatic currents
generated by the line medium. Such device
assures electrical continuity between ball (3)
and body (1).
The springs (39) placed on the back of
the seats allow the free dilatation of the
tightness elements, during internal or external
temperature variation, due to environment, to
overpressure effects, or to medium expansion.
The special position of springs does maintain
the seat in a strictly correct position during
rotation of the ball, which prevents local
wearing of gaskets.

Options
Connection type if defined in accordance with order specification:
- RF or RTJ flanges, butt weld.
- Full or reduced bore.
- Injection on stem or on seat: all Top Entry valves can be fitted with grease injection device for
secondary tightness.
Secondary tightness
In order to maintain a good tightness after the wearing of seat seal in contact with the ball or in
order to compensate the damaging of the plastic seal by solid particles carried by the medium,
FCT valves can be equipped with a grease injection device, in the area between the scrapper and
the tightness seal on the seat circumference. The grease injection in the seal area assures the
maintaining of tightness. Secondary tightness on driving stem seal allows tightness maintaining
until replacement of worn seal.
Double block and bleed
After closing of valve on pipe under pressure, the design of seats assures double tightness
upstream downstream and downstream upstream when the body cavity situated between the
2 seats is decompressed through drain plugs situated on the body. The action of differential force
on the seat created by line pressure is materialized by the diameter difference between seat seal in
contact with ball and O-ring assuring tightness with the body.
Recommendations for grease injection
For sealant injection, with FCT tooling, please contact factory.

The driving stem (10) being independent to


the ball (3) does not transmit any stress to the
actuator.

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FCT Ball Valves - type TE - Class 150 to Class 2500


Installation & Maintenance Instructions

Replacement of stem seal


1. Before replacing stem seal
Driving stem seal (15) of FCT valves can be replaced when the valve is under pressure on pipe (ball
in open or closed position). Before dismounting the seal, do not forget to reduce the pressure in
body cavity to atmospheric pressure, with the drain plug.
Decompress body cavity by unscrewing the drain plug with 2 to 3 turns. The pressure confined in
the body will vent through the drain plug.
Wait for a while. When decompression is finished, replacement of stem seal can be started.
Note: In case of leakage in the seat tightness, it is possible to inject grease directly on the seats
(see secondary tightness).
A. For lever operated valves
- Remove lever (A).
B. For actuated valves
- Once body cavity is completely decompressed, actuator and adapting plate can be
disconnected. Remember the exact position of each part that you dismount in order to put it
back in its original position after changing stem seal.
- Remove lever pin.

Bearing plate

Grease nipple
Giant button
Diameter
22 mm

Driving stem

Body flange

Secondary seat and


stem sealing

Body
Seat

Ball

2. Replacement of stem seal on valves 1/2 to 2


A. Unscrew cover (8).
B. Remove stem seal (15).
C. Clean with care the areas in contact with seal.
D. Place new stem seal (15).
E. Screw cover (8) with the key.

Ball valve type TE - 3 to 48


3. Replacement of stem seal for valves above 3
A. Remove the key (E).
B. Unscrew the nuts (30).
C. Remove cover (8).
D. Remove stem seal (15).
E. Clean with care the contact areas of the stem seal.
F. Place new stem seal (15).
G. Place cover (8).
H. Screw the nuts (30).
4. After replacement of stem seal
Close the drain plug.
A. For lever operated valves
- Place lever (1) and washer (B).
- Tighten the screw (C).
B. For actuated valves
- Place the key on the driving stem.
- Mount the actuator, and verify the position of each element (stem pin, adapting place, etc.).

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FCT Ball Valves - type TE - Class 150 to Class 2500


Installation & Maintenance Instructions

Very important
Before any attempt to disassemble the
valve, make sure to bring the body cavity
pressure to atmospheric level by venting
through the drain plug.

Note
For lever operated ball valves:
Remove:
- The locking ring (if applicable).
- The stop circlips of the mechanical thrust (A).
- The thrust washer (B).
Be careful: Clearly mark the upper part of the
thrust to put I back (after changing
the stem gasket) into the initial
position and not upside down. The
reason is that every single thrust
washer (B) is adjusted in factory
assembly room to have the ball
in a perfect fully open and closed
position.

Disassembling the TE valve (3 to 48)


1. Dismantling the flange (2)
A. Release the nuts (29).
B. By means of screws, slowly remove the flange by pulling it along the driving stem.
2. Dismantling the cap (8)
A. Release the nuts (30).
B. Remove the cap.
3. Dismantling the driving stem
A. Remove the driving stem from the ball groove. Be careful not to drop the spring (40).
4. Dismantling the ball (3)
A. Release the plugs anti clockwise. With means of eccentrics, draw the seats back as far as
possible (1/2 turn of eccentrics).
B. Slowly remove the ball with means of special tools by pulling it along the driving stem.
C. Be careful not to knock or bump the ball.

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FCT Ball Valves - type TE - Class 150 to Class 2500


Installation & Maintenance Instructions

Assembling the TE valve (3 to 48)


1. Assembling the seats
A. Put the springs (39) in their housing (14). The springs must be slightly greased so that they can
not fall down.
B. Insert each seal (16) and (21) in its groove.
C. Put parts (14, 39 and then 4) in their location in the body (1).
D. Proceed carefully in order to avoid pinching the O-rings.
2. Assembling the ball (3)
A. Put the thrust (35) and the bushing (36) into the lower bore of the valve.
B. With means of eccentrics, draw the seats back as far as possible.
C. Slowly bring the ball down into its place. The ball must be in open position.
D. Release the seat assembly (4). Put them into contact with the ball and screw the plugs.
Assemble with a PTFE tape.
3. Assembling the driving stem (10)
A. Put the anti-static spring (40) on the driving stem (10).
B. Slide the groove of the driving stem into the stem of the ball (3).
4. Assembling the flange (2)
A. Put the bushing (36) and thrust (35) in their housing.
B. Put the stem gasket (19) in its place.
C. Screw the stud bolts (25).
D. Put the gaskets (15) and (20) into place.
E. Put the flange (2) into place.
F. Tighten the buts (29).
5. Assembling the cap (18)
A. Fit in the graphite gasket (18).
B. Screw the stud bolts (26).
C. Put the cap (8).
D. Tighten the buts (30).
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FCT Ball Valves - type TE - Class 150 to Class 2500


Installation & Maintenance Instructions

See detail A

Detail A
Seat retracting device

Special tools (eccentrics)


For disassembling and/or assembling a FCT ball valve Top Entry model a special tool, given with
a series of ball valves, is necessary. They are eccentrics (see sketch), which allow to put the seats
back during their rotation. The purpose of this is extracting the ball and then the seats, if necessary.
The reference of these eccentrics and their quantity according toe the size of the trim and the
pressure class of ball valves, are given in the table below.

Special tools (eccentrics)


ANSI Classes
150-300 400-600 900 1500 2500
Trim

FCT Quantity
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FCT Quantity

sizes

reference reference reference reference reference

1/2
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
3/4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
E19NB351001 4
1
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
1 1/2
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
E37NB351001 4
2
E37NB351001
4 F02NB351001
4 F02NB351001
4 F02NB351001
4 F04NB351002
4
3
F04NB351002
4 F02NB351001
4 F02NB351001
4 F02NB351001
4 E04NB351001
4
4
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
E04NB351001 4
6
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
F04NB351002 4
E08NB351001 4
8
E04NB351001 4
E04NB351001 4
E04NB351001 4
F20NB351001 4
E08NB351001 4
10
E04NB351001 4
E04NB351001 4
E04NB351001 4
E08NB351001 4
F20NB351002 4
12
E04NB351001
4 F20NB351001
8 F20NB351001
8 F20NB351002
8 F20NB351002
4
14
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
16
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
F32NB351001 8
18
20
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
E20NB351001 8
24
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
28
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
F20NB351002 8
30
F20NB351002 8
32
F32NB351001 8
F32NB351001 8
F32NB351001 8
36
40

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