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MSS SP-1 00-201 5

Qualification Requirements
for Elastomer Diaphragms
for Nuclear Service
Diaphragm Valves

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION PAGE
1 S COPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2 QUALIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

3 PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

4 S ERVICE LIMITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

5 MARKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

6 DOCUMENTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

ANNEX
A Referenced S tandards and Applicable Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-1 00
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ELASTOMER DIAPHRAGMS
FOR NUCLEAR SERVICE DIAPHRAGM VALVES

1. SCOPE
This S tandard Practice delineates a method for qualification of elastomer diaphragms, in accordance

with methodology and documentation as described in Appendix QR-B of AS ME QME- 1 , that are

intended for use in AS ME B oiler and Pressure Vessel Code, S ection III, Classes 2 and 3 diaphragm

valves. In addition, this S tandard Practice establishes methods for production verification and for the

development of service limits for Elastomer diaphragms.

NOTE : S ee MS S S P-96, “ Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings” for definitions of common terms
and acronyms used in this S tandard Practice.

2. QUALIFICATION
2. 1 The valve manufacturer s hall p rep are a tes t p lan that details the p ro cedures used to co mp ly

with the required tes ts o f S ectio n 2 . 2 . The tes t p lan s hall s tate the ratio nale us ed to s elect the thermal

aging temperature and time, radiation aging total dose, and pressure and temperature for the wear aging

or c yc le life test.

2. 2 A specific diaphragm size, compound, design, and construction may be qualified by type testing.

For each qualification step, testing shall be conducted on representative production diaphragms. This type

testing shall include:

2. 2. 1 Thermal aging to qualify for a minimum period of time, as specified in S ection 4. 0. The thermal

aging test should be based on Arrhenius Law to determine aging time and temperature.

2. 2. 2 Radiation aging to a total dose level at least equal to the requirements of the Design S pecification

or a dose level equivalent to the service life, as specified in S ection 4. 0.

2. 2. 3 Wear aging to qualify the elastomer diaphragm for the service life limitations, as specified in

S ection 4. 0. The wear aging test shall include the effects of pressure, temperature, and cycles,

simultaneously.

2. 3 Eac h size diap hragm s hall b e sub j ected to a b as eline life cyc le tes t at a p ress ure and temp erature

established by the valve manufacturer. This test data will be used to establish acceptance criteria for the

production lot cyclic test specified in S ection 3 . 1 . 4.

2. 4 Thermal aging and wear testing conducted at two different pressure/temperature combinations may

be used to qualify the diaphragm for all conditions enveloped by the two points with equal or less

radiation exposure.

3. PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS
3.1 To verify that production diaphragms are equivalent to diaphragms qualified by the procedures for

S ection 2. 0, the following minimum requirements shall be met:

3.1 .1 Certification of compound by Certificate of Compliance from the diaphragm manufacturer for

each batch.

3.1 .2 Verification of tensile strength, modulus, and elongation properties for each batch of the elastomer

compound, as per AS TM D41 2.

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3.1 .3 Production lot visual, dimensional, and durometer examination to sampling procedure in

accordance with AS Q Z1 . 4 , General Insp ectio n Level III, AQL 0. 40. In addition, all diaphragms for

valve sizes over NPS 2 shall be durometer tested in accordance with AS TM D2240.

3 .1 .4 Cycle test one diaphragm from each production lot in accordance to the life cycle test established

in S ection 2. 3 .

4. SERVICE LIMITATIONS
4. 1 S ervice limitations shall include limitations on diaphragm flexure cycles (full stroking, close-open-

close or open-close-open), time in service, and storage life as follows:

4. 1 . 1 The required diaphragm cycle/flexure life shall not exceed 1 /3 the minimum cycle life established

by the requirements of S ection 2. 0.

4. 1 . 2 The service life of the elastomeric diaphragm shall not exceed five years, and the combined

service and storage life of the diaphragm shall not exceed ten years.

5. MARKING
5.1 Elastomeric diaphragms shall be marked with the month and year of diaphragm manufacture, valve

manufacturer's identification symbol, and elastomer compound identification code or batch code.

6. DOCUMENTATION
6. 1 The testing performed in accordance with the requirements o f S ec tio n 2 . 0 s hall b e do c umented in

a test report that shall include the test plan.

6. 2 An applications report shall be prepared to show the suitability of the specific diaphragm for the

service defined by a Design S pecification.

6. 3 In lieu of compliance with service life required by the Design S pecification, the applications report

shall recommend the required diaphragm replacement life or qualified service life based on time and/or

cycles that are based on the data in the test report.

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MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-1 00

ANNEX A
Referenced Standards and Applicable Dates
This Annex is an integral part of this S tandard Practice and is placed after the main text for convenience.

Standard Name Description


ASME; ANSI/ASME
QME-1 -201 2 Qualification of Active Mechanical Equipment Used in Nuclear Power Plants

ASQ; ANSI/ASQ
Z1 . 4-2003 (R201 3 ) S ampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes

ASTM
D41 2-06a(201 3 ) S tandard Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers –

Tension

D2240-05 (201 0) S tandard Test Method for Rubber Property – Durometer Hardness

MSS; ANSI/MSS
S P-96-201 1 Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings

Publications of the following organizations appear in the above list:

ANS I American National S tandards Institute, Inc.

25 West 43 rd S treet, Fourth Floor

New York, NY 1 003 6-7406

AS Q American S ociety for Quality

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Milwaukee, WI 5 3 203 -291 4

AS ME American S ociety of Mechanical Engineers (AS ME International)

Two Park Avenue

New York, NY 1 001 6-5 990

AS TM AS TM International

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West Conshohocken, PA 1 9428 -295 9

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– Visual Method for Evaluation of Surface Irregularities
ANSI/MSS SP-58 Pipe Hangers and Supports - Materials, Design, Manufacture, Selection, Application, and
Installation
ANSI/MSS SP-96 Corrosion Resistant Pipe Fittings Threaded and Socket Welding Class 150 and 1000
ANSI/MSS SP-114 Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings
ANSI/MSS SP-134 Valves for Cryogenic Service, including Requirements for Body/Bonnet Extensions
ANSI/MSS SP-138 Quality Standard Practice for Oxygen Cleaning of Valves and Fittings
ANSI/MSS SP-144 Pressure Seal Bonnet Valves
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