QUALITY & CERTIFICATION

QUALITY COMMITMENT

How does Australian Pipeline Valve (APV) manufacture valves that offer superior performance and service life? The answer is “Total Quality Commitment” Since its founding, APV’s philosophy has been focused on quality. Our valves are manufactured in full compliance with worldwide standards (such as ASME section III, ANSI B16, API600, API6A, API6D, API602, API607, ISO, DIN, BS, AS).

Product testing

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Every APV valve is subjected to hydrostatic and pneumatic testing before leaving the factory to help ensure problems won’t arise in the field.

"Quality Commitment - Our aim is to offer products and services which not only meet but also clearly exceed the expectations of our clients."

QA REQUIREMENTS COVERED

Fully guaranteed with warranty and full factory material and test certification

$20 million Product liability insurance

Applicable quality assurance

Applicable manufacturers data sheets

In compliance with required standards and approvals

$1 million worldwide transport insurance

Documentation

Full product documentation, commissioning and maintenance instructions are available. Detailed drawings can be supplied.

Certification

Certifications for various requirements complying to recognised international standards can be supplied for all APV valves. Special witnessing and third party inspection can be arranged. Full metallurgical material and test certification is supplied on body and major trim components to EN 10204-3.1 (DIN 50049.31). NDT such as dye penetrant and ultrasonic testing is also performed as required.

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Major Contracts & Projects

Project activity is handled by worldwide sales master distributor - Global Supply Line Pty Ltd. Our products comply with international standards and client project specifications, including actuation and controls, special testing, painting, tagging and packing. In fact we offer the complete valve supply package, including documentation in electronic format and shipment to sites worldwide. A dedicated expediting department compliments the service given to our customers by providing delivery plans and ensuring timely despatch of product.
 

STANDARD MATERIAL AND TEST CERTIFICATION

HYDROSTATIC TEST CERTIFICATE to API-598 or API6D

INSPECTION TO MSS-SP55

FULL MATERIAL CERTIFICATE to DIN 50049.3.1/ EN1004.3.1

FULL WARRANTY

DYE PENETRANT TEST by accredited test lab to
MSS SP-93 ANSI B16.34-Annex D and other requirements.

MAGNETIC PARTICLE TEST by accredited test lab
to MSS SP-53 and alloy verification

TRACEABILITY ON SPARE PARTS

TAG NUMBER, SERIAL NUMBER (metal tagged)

LLOYDS/ DNV witness of test and/ or valve

CHARPIES IMPACT TEST (if applicable)

MAINTENANCE/ REPAIR MANUAL

DRAWINGS

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APV Warranty
 

POINTS OF DIFFERENCE

Quality points of difference Gate, Globe & Check Valves

APV cast stainless gate valves (CF8M, CF8 and others) are generally supplied in heavy wall API600 in most sizes. Many manufactures only supply light wall API603 in stainless steel body.

All stainless steel gate and globe valves have an A439 D2C austenitic stainless steel stem nut and a 410SS upper bearing gland unlike other manufacturers who use a bronze nut and carbon steel gland. Furthermore, all external top works parts of all APV valves are stainless steel or zinc plated.

APV cast API600 and API603 cast gate valves have a lower leakage acceptance criteria than allowable under API598. Click here for Information

For ease of operation in larger sizes and higher classes, APV globe valves have 2 stage equalibriated discs facilitating opening and closing and reducing cavitation damage caused by sudden/ high velocity of media.

APV forged gate, globe & check valves are available with integral flanges up to 2500 class. Where weld-on flanges are used, they are full penetration v-prep welded and dye penetrant tested.

ASTM A216/ A352 permits maximum carbon content of 0.30% for grade WCB but APV only allows 0.25% maximum.

Selected APV alloy steel body ball, gate, globe & check valves supplied are fitted with a triple composite body gasket seal system incorporating a 316 stainless steel spiral wound compressed graphite filled body gasket in addition to an integral PTFE inner seal ring. This body sealing system ensures a firesafe seal in additional to all the chemical resistant capabilities that a PTFE inner seal ring will provide. The APV body gasket system is superior to typical graphite and even graphite plus viton seal (in the case of ball valves) systems that have a disadvantage in terms of the reduced range of chemical resistance of viton and graphite, but also viton has a reduced temperature range compared to PTFE. Many competitors only have a single graphite seal which has inferior leak resistant properties and will not meet fugitive emission requirements.

APV also manufacture speciality products which includes styles, types and sizes not produced
by many larger manufacturers.

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General Quality points
of difference Ball Valves

Unlike Chinese and Taiwanese flanged floating ball valves, APV flanged and buttweld ball valves are manufactured in accordance with ASME/ANSI, API608 and API6D requirements for wall thickness, flange thickness, bolting and other requirements. Most Taiwanese and Chinese ball valves (particularly in stainless steel body) are light pattern and despite documentation showing applicable standards, the joining body flange and/or end flange thickness often does not conform to ASME/ANSI B16. Also, the wall thickness of the body itself often does not conform to ASME B16 wall. Furthermore, Chinese and Taiwanese ball valves usually do not have high tensile, heavy duty bolts and nuts (again particularly in stainless steel body) which are also required in order for the valve to conform to ASME and API requirements. Consequently the design of such valves is not up to ANSI/API standards in terms of bending strength, pressure holding capabilities and corrosion allowances.

In addition all models of APV ball valves are firesafe tested and DNV witnessed to API607 and API6FA. Furthermore APV’s firesafe certificates show DNV witness verification of the actual model style of the valve tested which in turn is directly referenced on drawings and certificate furnished with the valves.

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FUGITIVE EMISSION CERTIFICATION

DNV Fugitive Emission Certification Summary

ENDURANCE RELIABILITY CERTIFICATION

DNV Endurance Test Certification Summary

AGA APPROVAL CERTIFICATION

AGA Certification Summary

APPROVALS

Achilles FPS Certification
Achilles Approval European Oil & Gas Majors
Major Approvals

CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS

API598 Gate Valve Test Acceptance Criteria
API6D Ball & Plug Valve Inspection & Test Procedure
Document Control List
Final Valve Inspection Procedure
Standard Inspection & Test Plan for API6D Valves
Standard Quality Assurance Certification

DRAWINGS & CERTIFICATES

Examples of Standard Material Certification
Examples of Standard Drawings

API STANDARDS

• API RP 591 - Process Valve Qualification Procedure
• API 598 - Valve Inspection & Testing
• API 600 - Bolted Bonnet Steel Gate Valves for Petroleum & Natural Gas Industries
• API 602 - Forged Steel Gate, Globe & Check Valves for sizes DN100 & smaller for
   Petroleum & Natural Gas industries
• API 603 - Corrosion-Resistant, Bolted Bonnet Gate Valves-Flanged & Butt-Welding Ends
• API 608 - Metal Ball Valves, Flanged, Threaded & Welding Ends
• API 609 - Butterfly Valves - Double flanged, Lug & Wafer Type
• API 6D - Specification for Pipeline Valve
• API Q1 - Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical
   & Natural Gas
• API 6A - Specification for Wellhead Equipment

ASME/ANSI STANDARDS

• ASME/ANSI B 16.5 - Steel Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
• ASME/ANSI B 16.10 - Face-to-Face and End-to-End Dimensions of Ferrous Valves
• ASME/ANSI B 16.25 - Butt-Welding Ends
• ASME/ANSI B 16.34 - Steel Valves

OTHER STANDARDS

• NACE Std. MR 01.75 - SSC Resistant Metallic Materials for Oilfield Equipment
• BS 4504
• DIN/EN 1092-1
• JIS B2220
• ISO 75005-1

AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS

• AS 2129
• AS 4087
• AS 4331

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"Australian Pipeline Valve provides isolation, control and flow reversal protection products
  for critical and severe service media in steam, utility, oil and gas and process pipelines."
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