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Valves Test Required Refer to API STD 598

The pressure test listed in Table 1-A or 1-B shall be performed on each valve in accordance with written procedures that comply
with API STANDARD 598.
For Valves :
Valve Type
Table 1-A. " Pressure Tests Required"
* NPS 4 and Smaller ; Pressure Ratings ASME Class 150, 300, 400, 600, 800, 900 and 1500
* NPS 4 and Larger ; Pressure Rating ASME Class 150, 300, 400 and 600
Gate Globe Plug Check
Floating
Ball
Butterfly
and Trunnion-
Mounted Ball
Shell Required Required Required Required Required Required
Backseat
a
Required Required NA NA NA NA
Test Description
Low-pressure closure Required Optional Required
b
Alternative
c
Required Required
High-pressure closure
d
Optional Required
e
Optional
b
Required Optional Optional
b
Note : NA = Not Applicable
a

The backseat test is required for all valves, except for bellows seal valves, that have backseat feature.
c

If agreed to by the purchaser, the valve manufacturer may use a low-pressure closure test instead of the high-pressure closure test.
e

For the power-operated globe valves, the high-pressure closure test shall be performed at 110 percent of the design differential pressure
Table 1-B. " Pressure Tests Required"
b

For Lubricated Plug Valves, the high-pressure closure test is mandatory and the low-pressure closure test is optional.
used for sizing the power operator.
d
The high-pressure closure test of resilient-seated valves may degrade subsequent sealing performance in low-presure service.
Butterfly and
* NPS 4 and Larger ; Pressure Rating ASME Class 900, 1500, 2500 and 4500
Test Description
Valve Type
q
For Valves :
* NPS 4 and Smaller ; Pressure Ratings ASME Class 2500 and 4500
Gate Globe Plug Check Floating Ball Trunnion-Mounted
Ball
Shell Required Required Required Required Required Required
Backseat
a
Required Required NA NA NA NA
Low-pressure closure Optional Optional Optional Alternative
b
Required Optional Low-pressure closure Optional Optional Optional Alternative Required Optional
High-pressure closure
c
Required Required
d
Required Required Optional Required
c
Note : NA = Not Applicable
a

The backseat test is required for all valves, except for bellows seal valves, that have backseat feature.
b
If agreed to by the purchaser, the valve manufacturer may use a low-pressure closure test instead of the high-pressure closure test.
The high-pressure closure test of resilient-seated valves may degrade subsequent sealing performance in low-pressure service.
d

For the power-operated globe valves, the high-pressure closure test shall be performed at 110 percent of the design differential pressure
used for sizing the power operator.