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Materials System Specification

34-SAMSS-711
Control Valves

15 August 2012

Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards
Table of Contents

Previous Issue: 04 January 2012

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Scope............................................................... 2

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Conflicts and Deviations................................... 2

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References....................................................... 2

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Environmental Conditions................................. 6

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Information Required with Quotation................ 7

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Materials, Design, Fabrication and Assembly.. 8

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Noise Level Requirements............................. 22

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Marking and Name Plate................................ 22

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Painting........................................................... 23

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Documentation............................................... 23

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Inspection and Testing Requirements............ 23

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Requirements for Shipment............................ 25

Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016
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Primary contact: Hamad, Fahad Mohammed on +966-3-8801347
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Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee
Issue Date: 15 August 2012
Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016

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34-SAMSS-711
Control Valves

Scope
This specification, together with the Purchase Order, Instrument Specification Sheet
(ISS) Form SA-8020-711-ENG, Form SA-8020-712-ENG, Form SA-8020-713-ENG,
Form SA- 2787, or Form SA-2787-M, SA-NMR-7925, and Inspection Requirements
Form 175-340100 or 175-340150 define the minimum mandatory requirements for steel
control valves and regulators up to and including Class 2500 ratings. This specification
is not applicable to on/off isolation valves.
This specification is applicable for the control valves that are used in on/off service or
interlock applications.

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Conflicts and Deviations
2.1

Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs),
Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be
resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the
Manager, Process & Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2

Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or
Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302
and forward such requests to the Manager, Process & Control Systems
Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

References
Material or equipment supplied to this specification shall comply with the latest edition
of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted.
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Saudi Aramco References
Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure
SAEP-302

Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a
Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirement

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards
SAES-A-206

Positive Material Identification

Saudi Aramco Forms and Data Sheets
Form SA-8020-711-ENG ISS - Globe/Angle Control Valves (sheets 1 & 2)
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Pneumatic Operated– Up to and including Class 2500 ratings Form 175-340150 VALVES: Control.All Types Form SA-2787 Instrument Specification Sheet .Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Form SA-8020-712-ENG ISS . General Service.104) American Petroleum Institute API STD 6D Pipeline Valves API STD 607 Testing of Valves—Fire Type-testing Requirements API STD 609 Butterfly Valves. General Purpose (Inch) ASME B16.Pressure Regulators (Metric) Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form 175-340100 VALVES: Control.2 Hardness Testing for Welding Procedure Qualifications Industry Codes and Standards American National Standards Institute/Fluid Controls Institute. Double Flanged Lug and WaferType American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME B1.Ball Control Valves (sheets 1 & 2) Form SA-8020-713-ENG ISS . Non-General Service Saudi Aramco Standard Drawing AB-036386 3.Butterfly / Rotary Plug Control Valves (sheets 1 & 2) Form SA-NMR-7925 Non-Material Requirements for Valves .20. Inc.Pressure Regulators Form SA-2787-M Instrument Specification Sheet . Steel. ANSI/FCI 70-2 Control Valve Seat Leakage (Formerly ANSI B16.10 Face-to-Face and End-to-End Dimensions of Valves ASME B16. Threaded and Welding End Page 3 of 26 .1 Pipe Threads.34 Valves – Flanged.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings ASME B16.

Welding. for PressureContaining Parts. Suitable for HighTemperature Service ASTM A350 Standard Specification for Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Forgings Notch Toughness Testing for Piping Components ASTM A351 Standard Specification for Castings. Waviness. Austenitic. and Lay) ASME SEC VIII D1 Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels American Society for Testing and Materials American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM A105 Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Forgings for Piping Applications ASTM A182 Standard Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel Pipe Flanges. Ferritic and Martensitic for Pressure Containing Parts. Forged Fittings. and Valves and Parts for HighTemperature Service ASTM A216 Standard Specification for Steel Castings. Martensitic Stainless and Alloy. Suitable for Low-Temperature Service ASTM A488 Practice for Steel Castings. Qualification of Procedures and Personnel ASTM E446 Standard Reference Radiographs for Steel Castings up to 2 inch (51 mm) in Thickness The Instrumentation. Systems and Automation Society . for Pressure-Containing Parts ASTM A352 Standard Specification for Steel Castings.3 Process Piping ASME B46. Suitable for Fusion Welding. Page 4 of 26 .Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves ASME B31.1 Surface Texture (Surface Roughness.ISA Commentary: IEC standards equivalent to the ISA standards referenced herein are also acceptable. for High Temperature Service ASTM A217 Standard Specification for Steel Castings. Carbon.

08. Part 3-2: Dimension – Face to Face Dimensions for Rotary Control Valves.01 Hydrostatic Testing of Control Valves ANSI/ISA TR75.08. 300 and 600) ANSI/ISA 75. 1500 and 2500) ANSI/ISA 75. 300 and 600) ANSI/ISA 75. 150.01 Flow Equations for Sizing Control Valves ANSI/ISA 75.02 Control Valve Response Measurement from Step Inputs International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 60079 Electrical Installations in Hazardous Areas IEC 60529 Degrees of Protection Provide by Enclosures (IP Code) IEC 60534-2-5 Industrial Process Control Valves. 250.1 Process Instrumentation Terminology ANSI/ISA 75.25.01 Inherent Flow Characteristic and Rangeability of Control Valves ANSI/ISA 75.01 Face-to-Face Dimensions for Integral Flanged Globe-Style Control Valve Bodies (ANSI Classes 125.08. 300 and 600) ANSI/ISA 75.05.19.11.01.01 Control Valve Terminology ANSI/ISA 75. Part 2-5: “Flow Capacity – Sizing equations for Fluid Flow through Multistage Control Valves with Inter-Stage Recovery” IEC 60534-3-2 Industrial Process Control Valves.06 Face-to-Face Dimensions for Flanged Globe-Style Control Valve Bodies (ANSI Classes 900.08.13.02 Face-to-Face Dimensions for Flangeless Control Valves (ANSI Classes 150.01 Method of Evaluating the Performance of Positioners with Analog Input Signals and Pneumatic Output ANSI/ISA 75.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves ANSI/ISA 51.08 Face-to-Centerline Dimensions for Flanged Globe-Style Angle Control Valve Bodies (ANSI Classes 150. except Butterfly Valves IEC 61000-4-3 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Part 4-3: Testing and Measurement Techniques – Page 5 of 26 .

Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Radiated Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test IEC 60534-8-3 Industrial Process Control Valves.Visual Method National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 4 National Electrical Code 3. During sand storms dust concentrations may reach 500 mg/m³. Part 8-3: Noise Considerations: Control Valves Aerodynamic Noise Prediction Method IEC 60534-8-4 Industrial Process Control Valves. When not critical. The dust contains salts of sodium. 3. Page 6 of 26 . magnesium.5 micrometers.05. Equivalent values in conventional units enclosed in parentheses may follow the SI units.2 The normal air-borne dust concentration shall be considered as 1 mg/m³. aluminum and calcium.1 Relative Humidity: Minimum 5%. the equivalent conventional values may be rounded to their nearest practical values. maximum 95% (condensing) Temperature: Minimum 0°C. 4.4 The terminology and nomenclature used in ANSI/ISA 51.01 apply to this specification. Environmental Conditions 4.3 All engineering units shall be in the International System of Units (SI). which are critically corrosive when wet.1 and ANSI/ISA 75. The dust particle size distribution is 95% smaller than 20 micrometers and 50% smaller than 1. Part 8-4: Noise Considerations: Prediction of Noise Generated by Hydrodynamic Flow International Organization for Standardization NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries Materials for Use in H2S Containing Environments in Oil and Gas Production Manufacturers Standardization Society MSS SP-55 Quality Standard for Steel Castings . maximum 65°C Wind: Steady wind velocities up to 130 km/h and gusts up to 160 km/h.

5 Information Required with Quotation The following information shall be supplied with the quotation:  Valve capacity. Page 7 of 26 . including liquid pressure recovery factor.  Sketch with outline dimensions of valve and actuator with approximate weight.e.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 4. and within three kilometers from the shoreline of the Red Sea.  Confirmation that all electrical equipment and installation of each valve will meet the NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) or IEC 60079 requirements for the electrical area classification specified on the ISS.  Additional Documentation covered by SA NMR-7925 – “Non-Material Requirements (NMR) for Valves .  Air consumption data. This information is necessary and will be used to complete the technical evaluation of the quotation.  Valve capacity data as a function of travel.All Types.” as specified to be submitted with the quotation. Commentary: Nearshore is defined as any outdoor. onshore location within one kilometer from the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf.  ISS marked-up (i.  Actuator sizing method and data. The quotation will be considered technically unacceptable if any of the information requested is not included.  Valve trim performance data as a function of travel.  Manufacturers control valve specification sheet. and body exit fluid velocity calculations for each specified operating condition. cavitation index and pressure drop ratio factor. all of the Ras Tanura Refinery and Terminal. either in graphical or tabular form.  Confirmation for each quoted valve that it fully meets the specified process services for trouble free operation. noise prediction..3 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Control valves and accessories installed offshore. including nearshore locations shall be protected against above conditions and also against air-borne sea water spray and wet salt accumulation. completed and/or corrected) to represent the quoted valve.

WC6 WC9 ASTM A217 Gr. F316 F347 ASTM A182 Gr. If there is no valve body style specified. C12 LF3 ASTM A350 Gr. WCC WC6 ASTM A217 Gr. CF3M CF8C ASTM A351 Gr. F9 F11 ASTM A182 Gr. F11 F304 ASTM A182 Gr. Materials specified on the ISS shall be in accordance with the subject standard covered by the following abbreviations. including anticipated effects of corrosion and erosion. CF8M CF3M ASTM A351 Gr. F347 WCB ASTM A216 Gr. Design. WC9 WC12 ASTM A217 Gr. LF3 CF8M ASTM A351 Gr. F304 F316 ASTM A182 Gr. F5 F9 ASTM A182 Gr.CF8C LCB ASTM A352 LCB LCC ASTM A352 LCC Page 8 of 26 .2 Material The materials specified are minimum requirements and the manufacturer needs to verify and re-confirm that the selections fully meet the specified process services. construction and the durability of the control valves for the specified process services.1 General The manufacturer is responsible for the design. 6. unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order: 105 ASTM A105 F5 ASTM A182 Gr. the manufacturer shall recommend a control valve body style fully meeting the specified process services.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 6 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Materials. WCB WCC ASTM A216 Gr. Fabrication and Assembly 6.

6) A12 Alloy 12 (Solid Stellite No.4 PH Stainless Steel 304 AISI 304 Stainless Steel 316 AISI 316 Stainless Steel 316L AISI 316L Stainless Steel 410 AISI 410 Stainless Steel 416 AISI 416 Stainless Steel 420 AISI 420 Stainless Steel 440 AISI 440-C Stainless Steel 600 Inconel 600 625 Inconel 625 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves The following materials shall not be used for control valve bodies and bonnets: ASTM A217 Gr. WCA.3.3 Body and Bonnet 6. 6. C5 and ASTM A216 Gr. Where pressure containing parts are of a forged material and the non-destructive testing of the welds joining the parts results in a joint efficiency of 1 per Page 9 of 26 . 12) A20 Alloy 20 CER Ceramic COB Cobalt DUPL Duplex Stainless Steel HAST Hasteloy C M400 Monel 400 M500 Monel 500 NIT50 Nitronic 50 (Nitraded Stainless Steel) TC Tungsten Carbide 17-4 17.1 Valve design.34. body pressure-temperature rating and minimum wall thickness shall comply with ASME B16. Requirements for other material standards are covered in the Purchase Order.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 LC2 ASTM A352 LC2 LC3 ASTM A352 LC3 A6 Alloy 6 (Solid Stellite No.

Raised-face (RF) flanges shall be used for lines rated up to and including Class 600 and up to a design temperature of 480°C. A repair procedure must include a method statement regarding the excavation. performance of welders and welding operators at the foundry and manufacturer shall meet the requirements of ASTM A488 . Welding.5. NDE and heat treatment procedures for major weld repairs of non-general service valves require submittal and approval by the Saudi Aramco inspection department prior to affecting the repairs. Flanged connections shall comply with ASME B16.2 Welding procedures. whichever is smaller c) The surface area of the repair cavity exceeds 65 cm² (10 in²). Certificates for castings shall include weld repair data including extent of repair. 6. Repair welding shall be performed as per ASME B16. The control valve shall be re-hydrotested after any welding or weld repair and any post weld heat treatment on the body or bonnet. All welding procedure specifications and performance qualification records must be available for the purchaser inspector upon his request.20.34 using a properly qualified and approved procedure and shall conform to the material specification of the casting including requirements for post weld heat treatment. Ring grooves shall comply with ASME B16. post weld heat treatment and NDE following the repair(s).3 a) Castings leak during hydrostatic testing b) The depth of the repair cavity prepared for welding exceeds 20% of the wall thickness or 25 mm (1 in). welder qualifications. For non-general service valves.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves ASME B31. Weld repairs shall be considered major if any of the following conditions apply: 6. WPS. Page 10 of 26 . and for design temperature conditions exceeding 480°C. repair of major defects shall not be performed without the knowledge of the Company.3. End Connections a) Control valve sizes 24" and smaller shall be integrally flanged.3 Table 302. Ring-joint (RJ) flanges shall be used for lines rated Class 900 and above.3. The body rating shall be equal to or higher than the flange rating. NDT.4 then the specified minimum wall thickness can be reduced by 25%. and welding requirements.3.

6.2 to 6.3. c) Threaded control valves shall not be used. holes. Flangeless rotary control valves shall not be used in:  hydrogen services  thermal cycling services  fire-safe services  systems rated above Class 600  services with design temperatures above 480°C. Wafer-type butterfly control valves shall not be used.4 The gasket contact surface texture of raised-face flanged valves and flangeless valves shall be smooth machine-finish between 3. 6. bolting material for flangeless control valves shall have the same nominal coefficient of thermal expansion as the body and adjacent flanges.2 micrometers Ra.3. b) Flangeless sliding stem control valves shall not be used.1. Flangeless rotary control valves may only be applied when a flanged body is not available for the selected type of control valve. gasket. or flanges with partial penetration welding are not acceptable.4 micrometers Ra conforming to ASME B46.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Separable flanges.5 Face-to-face or Face-to-Centerline dimensions of control valves shall conform to one of the following standards as applicable. or equal) to ensure proper alignment of the control valve. lugs. when specified on the ISS..g. and piping flange. For hydrogen services. Dimensions of flanges over 24 inch size shall conform to the standard drawing(s) specified in the Purchase Order Class 400 carbon steel flanges for sizes smaller than 30-inch shall not be used.  services being part of a Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) program for components in VOC service and components that are in Hazardous Air Pollutant service. bolting. the gasket contact surface texture shall not exceed 3. For design temperatures above 205°C. unless Page 11 of 26 . as defined by SAES-A-102. flanges with tag welds. Flangeless control valves shall have centering means (e.

08. The packing arrangements shall be on the top of the bonnet. In wet sour services the bolting for body.1. Welding procedures for welds exposed to the process fluid shall be hardness tested in accordance with Standard Drawing AB-036386 or in accordance with the hardness survey layouts in NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 with a maximum allowable hardness of 250 HV or 22 HRC.8 Bonnets shall be of the integral or bolted type construction with fully retained gasketing.01.6 In wet sour services all parts. 6.7 Threaded connections shall be NPT and comply with ASME B1. bonnet and cover shall be in accordance with NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.02.3. however they shall comply with the NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 requirements.10 unless otherwise specified on the ISS. Austenitic stainless steels and nickel based alloys are not required to be hardness tested.3.9 For cryogenic services. 6.08 . Requirement for extended or finned bonnet shall be as specified on the ISS. API STD 6D. Ispection reports and Material Certificates or Material Test Reports. The minimum required length of the bonnet shall be specified. API STD 609. an extended bonnet shall be used. ANSI/ISA 75. ANSI/ISA 75. Flanged control valves not covered by any of the above references. welds and heat-affected zones of welds exposed to the process fluid shall meet the hardness and heat treatment requirements as per NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.08. Threaded bonnets are not acceptable.4 Sliding Stem Valves Page 12 of 26 . including materials under overlays. IEC 60534-3-2.08.3.3.06. ANSI/ISA 75. platings or coatings.20. To prevent sulfide stress cracking (SSC) the fabrication shall be strictly in accordance with the heat treatment requirements and hardness limitations of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156. 6.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves otherwise specified on the ISS: ANSI/ISA 75. shall be furnished to confirm that materials comply with the NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 requirements 6.08. 6. shall comply with ASME B16.

Rotary Valves The trim position shall be indicated by an engraved mark on the end of the shaft.5. 6.3 Axial flow valve body shall be single piece.2 Globe valves shall be top and bottom guided. Stem seals shall be resistant to vibration. joining arm and hub. 6. or segmented ball valve.2. as specified on the ISS. Travel in excess of 60 degrees opening may only be applied when the disc/vane is specifically designed for control services up to 90 degrees opening. shall be designed for continuous throttling control of the process service.1 Straight globe valves shall be single or double ported.2. The shaft design of rotary control valves shall prevent excessive shaft deflection for the process conditions specified on the ISS. 6. The valve stem bearing shall be designed to prevent the stem guide bushing from rotating in the valve body.3 Butterfly Valves 6. The shaft design of rotary control valves shall prevent blowout. Bearing material shall be selected to prevent galling of the bearing or valve stem.5.1 Ball Valves The seat ring and seat joint area of the ball valve.5.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 6.2 The actuator end of valve stem shall be splined or keyed. Plug/Disc Valves Plugs and discs shall be a single casting to form the seating surface.5 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves 6. Piston is to be permanently locked to the piston rod. Piston is to be guided over the full stroke.5. Page 13 of 26 .4.2 6.4. double top-stem guided or stem and cage guided. Shear pins are not acceptable.5.1 Conventional flat disc/vane type butterfly valves shall be sized for a maximum travel of 60 degrees opening. under low dynamic torque requirements. The shear safety factor shall be minimum 150% at the specified shut-off pressure drop condition. Angle globe valves shall be single ported.4. 6. 6.

6. Material combinations. scoring and bending of the stem. 6.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Valve body seat shall consist of a removable seat ring with a seat retainer ring.6 Monel.9 Stem materials and sizes shall be selected to prevent corrosion.6. especially for cage/plug type trims. titanium or Hastelloy trim materials are recommended for corrosive type services to ensure acceptable service life.6 Trim 6. 6. Packing gland followers and/or bushings shall be provided to maintain the stem precisely centered. 6.6. 6.1 Trim materials shall be selected to withstand corrosion. pitting. If a stub shaft construction is furnished. or solid Stellite or Colmonoy type trims shall be used in erosive type services.6. The manufacturer shall use harder materials.2 AISI 300. The manufacturer is responsible for selecting the quality and Page 14 of 26 .6.4 Hard faced trims.3 Trim materials.6. including Tungsten Carbide where appropriate to ensure acceptable service life. or trim hard facing materials. cavitating or flashing services.6. 6.1 micrometer Ra or less.5 Solid trim materials such as tungsten carbide shall be specified for sales gas and fuel gas containing the black powder. erosion and wear. nickel.6. 6. 6.6.series stainless steel shall be used as a minimum. including steam and water applications with pressure drop conditions exceeding 350 kPa (51 psi) and all other applications with pressure drop conditions exceeding 4000 kPa (580 psi).8 Seat leakage shall meet the ANSI/FCI 70-2 class specified on the ISS. 6. shall be selected for maximum galling resistance of mating surfaces by means of necessary hardness differentials or galling resistant material combinations. Packing stuffing box shall have a surface finish of 0. each stub shaft shall be inserted into the disc hub for a distance of at least 1½ times the shaft diameter. Valve stems shall have a finish of 0. Carbon steel or plated carbon steel trims are not acceptable. 6.and 400.7 Trim design shall be suitable to withstand the specified shut-off pressure drop condition. with a hardness of at least 38 HRC shall be provided for control valves in erosive.4 micrometer Ra or less.

Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves performance of the packing system for the specified process fluid conditions. 6.7..1 General Control valve manufacturer shall provide packing systems to effectively maintain minimum leakage and travel performance within the inaccuracy limits specified in paragraph 6. 6.2. packing follower and packing flange (i.4 Packing gland studs/nuts or screwed packing follower shall facilitate precise adjustments of the packing load.7.7. Coiled packing and split-ring packing systems shall not be used for new control valves.7 Packing System 6. Asbestos materials shall not be used. shall be used for applications with temperatures limited to 230°C (450°F). If necessary.10.g. oversized actuators shall be used. including benzene. 6. A safety margin of 15°C shall be applied on the manufacturer's upper and lower temperature limits to cater for abnormal operations outside the specified temperature conditions.6 Low Emission Packing Low Emission Packing (LEP) designed to reduce fugitive emissions shall be supplied when specified on the ISS for applications including Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) services and components that are in Hazardous Air Pollutant service (e. such as PTFE or glass filled TFE. Above 230°C. The manufacturer is responsible for the quality and performance of the packing system for the process fluid conditions specified on the ISS.3 Packing systems shall not require lubrication.2 Elastomer packing. toluene and xylene). 6.7. graphite compound type packing materials or manufacturer's recommended packing shall be used. The use of sealing compounds is not acceptable.5 Corrosion resistant alloy materials compatible with the process fluid shall be used for the gland studs and nuts. 6. carbon steel is not acceptable). Page 15 of 26 .. 6.e.7.7.

4 Mach for dry clean gas and superheated steam services  0. d) Erosive services. noise calculations and actuator sizing.3 6. vapor and steam services containing any particulate matter  0. 2½-inch.8. 5-inch or higher odd numbers shall not be used. b) Choked flow services.8 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves 6. shall not exceed:  0. Infrequent services include vent or gas-to-flare valves where the downstream pressures fall below 100 kPag (14.15 Mach for gas containing “black powder”  0.4 Body outlet velocity. e) Services where future capacity increase is anticipated. vapor and saturated steam services  0. Sizing and Selection 6.8 Bellows welded to both the bonnet and stem provided with a back-up packing system shall be supplied when specified on the ISS. Control valve sizing shall be based on ANSI/ISA 75.3 Mach for wet gas. whichever is lower 6. 6. c) Flashing services with downstream vapor content exceeding 10% weight. 6. Body sizes 1¼-inch.8. 3½-inch". defined as the fluid velocity at the discharge flange of a control valve.7.8.8.2 Control valve bodies with reduced trims shall be quoted as an alternative for the following applications: a) Pressure drop applications in excess of 5170 kPa (750 psi).7. An equal percentage trim shall operate below 93% stem travel at maximum flow condition.01.1 The manufacturer is responsible for the valve flow capacity sizing.5 Mach for dry clean gas in infrequent services.01 or IEC 60534-2-5 as applicable. Page 16 of 26 .Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 6.2 Mach for gas.7 LEP systems shall limit fugitive emission below 500 ppmv (parts per million volume) or below the applicable government limit for the particular Environmental Services (ES).5 psig).

5 degrees for ball type control valves.g.11.9 Positioners 6. the actual available rangeability) of each control valve in the process system shall meet all flow conditions specified on the ISS. rotary plug/disc and cammed type control valves. unless otherwise specified.01. Exception: Anti-surge control valves shall operate below 55% travel at any surge flow condition. The specified minimum flow condition shall be fully controllable and shall operate above 10% travel for globe. Manufacturer shall test.9. Manufacturer's control valve characteristic shall conform to ANSI/ISA 75. as part of the documentation Page 17 of 26 .. or tested hysteresis data in tabular form.e.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves A linear trim and quick opening trim shall operate below 90% stem travel at maximum flow condition. 6. Level 3 (10 volts/meter). record and submit control valve signatures.01. and 10 degrees for butterfly. A double acting positioner shall be used for double acting type actuators (e. A modified parabolic trim shall operate below 90% stem travel at maximum flow condition. Positioners shall be electromagnetic compatible and be certified to IEC 61000-4-3. Type of positioner shall be as specified on the ISS.1 General Each control valve shall be provided with a digital positioner.13. 6. Positioners shall be vibration resistant up to the level specified in ANSI/ISA 75. Commentary Note: The specified travel percentages apply to both linear and rotary control valves and need to be converted to degrees opening for rotary type control valves. angle and axial flow type control valves. a single acting positioner with a reversing relays shall not be used)..8.5 The installed rangeability (i.

2 Digital Positioners 6.2. The manufacturer is responsible for correctly sizing the actuators based on this specification and the ISS.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves submittals.1 6. 6. 6. no configuration data may be lost during a power loss).. including self-test functions. Positioners shall be fully configured with all user information.1 Type of actuator shall be as specified on the ISS.  Be field proven for at least one year. if specified. HART positioner A 2-wire loop powered 4-20 mA signal HART protocol smart positioners shall be locally configurable by push buttons and a HART handheld terminal and remotely by a HART handheld terminal and through the DCS. and to provide specific diagnostic information at the Man-Machine-Interface (MMI).g.10 Actuator System 6.2 Foundation Fieldbus (FF) positioners shall:  Have passed all tests of the latest Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) and accordingly be certified by Fieldbus Foundation.3 Analog Positioners Conventional electro-pneumatic and pneumatic positioners.10.  Be capable to perform continuous diagnostic tests.  Include menu's and methods (wizards) to facilitate easy set-up and to enable calibration from the MMI. shall be selected and guaranteed by the control valve manufacturer.  Store all configuration data in non-volatile memory (e.9.9.2.9. Following criteria apply for the subject positioners: 6. in soft copy format.9. Actuator systems shall be suitable for non-lubricated air Page 18 of 26 .  Have passed all function block tests with the host control system and be certified by host control system vendor.

The tripping pressure shall be 350 kPa (50 psig) and normal valve operation shall be automatic on restoration of air supply pressure. resolution. All control valves shall be provided with a suitably sized air filter regulator set. etc.4 When the “air failure open” (AFO) or “air failure close” (AFC) action mode of a single or double piston-operated actuator system can not be accomplished due to insufficient spring force then a volume tank with fail-safe trip valves shall be provided. repeatability. Fittings shall be as specified on the ISS. fittings. The required air failure mode shall Page 19 of 26 .Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves or sweet gas as specified on the ISS. Actuator sizing shall be based on a minimum available instrument air pressure of 415 kPag (60 psig). The minimum Size of pneumatic connectors.25 inch NPT provided that the stroke speed requirements are met.. brass.10. Carbon steel. If no shut-off pressure drop is specified then the actuator sizing shall be based on the maximum inlet pressure specified in the ISS with atmospheric pressure at the outlet. unions and nipples shall be 0.2 For control valve in continuance throttling applications. and AISI 304 stainless steel materials shall not be used. dead band.) shall be: Valve Size Valve with a positioner Valve without a positioner Valve size <12” 1. non-linearity.3 Pneumatic tubing and fittings shall be AISI 316 stainless steel minimum. copper. and shall be supplied from manufacturers approved by Saudi Aramco. Actuators shall operate on the signal specified on the ISS.g.5% 4% 3% 4.5% 3% Valve sizes 12” & 16” 2.10. including worst-case requirements for maximum force/torque. 6. the total maximum inaccuracy of the valve travel position due to any limitation (e. The specified air failure mode movement of the control valve shall be prompt in the event of either control signal failure or air supply failure. Maximum air supply design pressure conditions are generally 862 kPag (125 psig) at 82°C. hysteresis. Teflon ribbon shall not be used for sealing threaded connections. Actuators shall develop sufficient force to operate the valve against the shut-off pressure drop specified on the ISS. bronze.10. Actuator force/torque requirements shall be determined for the worst case service requirements.5% Valve size >16” 6. 6. All vents shall be directed downwards to prevent ingress of dust and sand.

02. lock-up valves shall be provided to maintain the actuator in the last operating position. Quick-exhaust valves commonly used to meet this requirement shall not interfere with the normal control operation of the actuator.e.. unless otherwise specified in the P. Overshoot shall be less than 110% for compressor AntiSurge applications. non-metallic..25. Accessories shall operate from the power supply specified on the ISS or Purchase Order. Air failure modes shall be testable during inspection and during plant commissioning when piping systems are de-pressurized.10. 6.6 Actuators shall meet the control stroke time specified on the ISS for all specified operating conditions (e. stroke time in modulating modes of operation).e.8 Connection of the shaft or stem to the actuator linkages shall be adjustable with positive locking and be of an anti-rotating type.4% or stainless steel.10.4% (i. 6. Stroke times shall be met on a 50% control signal step change (i. the resulting 50% stroke change needs to be performed within 50% of the total stroke time specified on the ISS).1 Manufacturer shall supply the accessories specified on the ISS and Purchase Order. 50% and 80% control signal step changes (i. Boosters may be applied.11. 0. For emergency depressurizing control valves only steel or cast iron cylinder type actuator systems are allowed to be used. 6.. 6. cast iron or aluminum copper free max.11 Accessories 6. 6.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves be accomplished without the aid of process pressure.1 and addressed in ANSI/ISA TR75..10.g.10 Materials of actuator cylinders and diaphragm cases shall be steel.10. also referred to as "air failure steady" (AFS). 6. actuator shall also meet the air failure mode stroke time.O.10.7 When specified on the ISS. to meet minimum 4X (NEMA 250) or IP 65 (IEC 60529) weather proof.e.10. 6.9 Actuator springs shall be minimum of carbon steel with manufacturer's standard factory applied corrosion resistant coating or hot oil dipping. Accessories shall be installed on the control valve and actuator assembly. as required but stroke movements shall remain stable at 20%. 0. Enclosures of accessories shall be die-cast aluminum copper free max. overshoot to be less than 120% of the input step change and be dampening) as defined in ANSI/ISA 51. Page 20 of 26 . epoxy or fiber glass type materials are not acceptable).5 When an “air failure lock” (AFL) action mode is required.

The neutral position shall be clearly indicated. Class F coil insulation may also be used in “low power” applications (< 2 watt). as specified on the ISS. 6. 6.3 Positioners shall be provided with gauges to indicate the air supply and signal pressures and positioner pneumatic output.6 A solenoid valve shall move the valve to the fail-safe position when de-energized. A large capacity regulator. shall be provided. Switch contact outputs shall be minimum. The minimum solenoid valve size shall be 0. 6. Solenoid operated valves shall have class H insulation.8 When mechanical limit stops are required. Provided the solenoid valve meets ambient temperature requirements. Single-Pole. if seal-welding at the locking Page 21 of 26 . 6.7 Volume tanks shall be mechanically designed to withstand a maximum pressure of 862 kPag (125 psig) at 82°C. The handwheel operation shall be clockwise to close the valve and anti-clockwise to open the valve.25 inches. 0. as applicable.11.11. Volume tanks shall be manufactured in accordance with ASME SEC VIII D1 (stamped UM) or PED requirements. Screwed type. Volume tanks shall have a minimum capacity for two complete strokes of the control valve at the minimum available instrument air pressure of 415 kPag (60 psig). A 5 micron air supply filter shall be supplied for each control valve. they shall be of a permanently welded type. Handwheel mechanism shall not add any friction to the actuator.5 Discrete limit switch shall be of the proximity or magnetic sensor type.11.2 The pneumatic positioner and I/P transducer shall be supplied from the same air supply connection.11. stainless steel body and be selected from the manufacturers specified on the ISS or Purchase Order. Limit switch enclosures shall be hermetically sealed. Contact rating shall be minimum. The solenoid valve shall have Viton internal soft parts. capable to provide a constant pressure under all operating conditions.4 If a handwheel is specified on the ISS. 6. For double acting actuators both top and bottom pressure gauges should be provided on the positioner.11.5 Amp inductive at 125 VDC and 2 Amp resistive at 120 VAC unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order. A regulator is not required for pneumatic piston type actuators with design pressure conditions in excess of 862 kPag (125 psig). Handwheel shall not be used as mechanical travel stop.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves 6. manual operation of the handwheel shall override automatic operation.11.11. Double-Throw (SPDT). 6.

5%. c) 95 dB(A) for infrequent services at onshore plant facilities in which the control valves are normally closed.10 Requirement for analog valve travel position transmitter shall be as specified on the ISS. Intermittent services include compressor anti-surge and spill back services. The valve position shall be indicated on a scale. for each specified operating condition. Page 22 of 26 . The maximum noise levels are specified in terms of equivalent continuous A-weighted Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) with a maximum inaccuracy of + 5 dB(A). Infrequent services include vent or gas-to-flare valves where the downstream pressures fall below 100kPag (14. is not allowed to exceed: a) 85 dB(A) for all services at offshore plant facilities and for continuous services at onshore plant facilities for any specified operating condition and for any other operating condition between the specified minimum and maximum flow conditions.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves nuts. 6. piping elbows and reducers. 6. The indicating pointer shall be directly connected to the stem or shaft. Manufacturer shall include noise reduction proposal(s) for any calculated noise level exceeding 85 dB(A). 7 Noise Level Requirements The maximum noise level emission from each control valve measured 1 m downstream of the valve and 1 m away from the valve including noise contributions from the piping system.9 Each control valve shall be provided with a valve position indicator. is acceptable. Control valve noise calculations shall be in accordance with the IEC 60534-8-3 and IEC 60534-8-4.11. b) 90 dB(A) for intermittent services at onshore plant facilities for any specified operating condition and for any other operating condition between the specified minimum and maximum flow conditions.5 psig). 50 and 75% valve opening position and the open and/or closed indication at the valve travel limits.11. Manufacturers shall include inaccuracies of their quoted noise levels and shall guarantee that the noise emission from control valves shall not exceed the specified limit for any specified operating condition. including the maximum inaccuracy. with clearly graduated markings at the 25. Travel stop arrangements through the hand wheel mechanism are not acceptable. Manufacturer shall provide a noise calculation. The total maximum inaccuracy of the signal versus travel position due to any limitation shall be less than 1.

valve size and flange rating. Page 23 of 26 . by stainless steel rivets) with the following information:  Tag number specified on the ISS.2 9 A permanently fastened stainless steel name plate shall be provided on each control valve (e. Inspection and Testing Requirements 11.”  Documents covered by the applicable inspection requirements. priming and painting of the control valve and accessories may be as per the manufacturer's standard provided that the coatings are suitable for the environmental conditions and can be maintenance coated.1 General Manufacturer is responsible for ensuring conformance to the applicable specifications and standards and for demonstrating this to the Contractor and Saudi Aramco inspection representatives. model number and valve serial number.. 10 Documentation Following documentation shall be provided: 11  Documents to be submitted with the quotation covered by the Purchase Order.1 The direction of flow shall be marked on the valve body for all valves which have been designed or selected for a specific flow direction.All Types.  Body material. Alternative marking may be accomplished by a stainless label permanently fixed to the body by rivets.  Manufacturers name. size and bench set. The trim position of rotary valves shall be engraved on the shaft end. 8.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 8 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Marking and Name Plate 8.  Actuator model.  Trim material. Marking shall normally be cast or steel stamped.  Documents covered by Form NMR-7925 – “Non-Material Requirements (NMR) for Valves . Painting Finish.g.

3 Inspection and Testing Forms The following inspection and testing requirements apply to this specification: SA Form 175-340100 for General Service Control Valves SA Form 175-340150 for Non-General Service Control Valves 11. PMI shall be performed in accordance with SAES-A-206. Alloy verification for trim parts is not required unless specified in the purchase order.1 Positive Material Identification (PMI) Requirements Positive Material Identification (PMI) shall be performed on alloy steel material control valves. Manufacturer shall implement a qualification procedure for all pressure containing steel castings.2 Post Weld Heat Treatment Castings and test bars shall be heat treated together. 11.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves As part of their QA program.4. 11.2 Visual Inspection All castings shall be visually inspected in accordance with MSS SP-55. The manufacturer may use his own ITPS format provided that all Saudi Aramco requirements are included.4 Specific Tests and Procedures Proposed repair method of major weld repairs shall be approved by Company prior to welding. For Capital Projects. 11. For carbon steel.3 Non-Destructive Testing Page 24 of 26 .95. the manufacturer shall have qualified each foundry's casting patterns by radiographic or other NDE examination of the initial casting.4. Welds shall be 100% radiographed and evaluated in accordance with of the applicable ANSI/ASME standard with a minimum casting quality factor of 0. 11. 11. Manufacturer shall propose an “inspection and testing plan and schedule” (ITPS) for each control valve order. the Brinnel hardness of heat-treated castings shall not exceed 225 HB. PMI alloy verification is required on body and bonnet materials (100%). Records of these qualifications shall be made available upon request.4. As a minimum.

11. The water shall contain a corrosion inhibitor. 11. The water shall contain a corrosion inhibitor.4.4. shall be radiographed and shall meet ASTM E446 (up to 2 inches thick).g. NDE of pressure retaining parts shall be completed before machining. positioner) at mid-position.4 Hydrostatic Testing Hydrostatic shell testing shall be performed at factory per ANSI/ISA 75..01.5 Leakage Tests Leakage test shall be based on ANSI/FCI 70-2. 11.9 Certificates Page 25 of 26 . 11. The valve stem shall not be lubricated. 11. critical body and bonnet casting sections.19. The test shall consist of measuring the valve stem position for increasing and decreasing input signals at every 10% travel interval.6 Mechanical Operation Test Mechanical operation tests shall be performed with the packing system tightened under the same load required by operating conditions.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves When required by the applicable 175 Form. 11.4.4.7 Impact Tests Charpy impact testing at the design temperature shall be performed on the body and bonnet materials for services below -46°C.8 Fire Tests Certified Fire Tests Report shall be provided for each type of control valve specified to be “fire-safe. If a handwheel is specified then the fully open and closed positions of the valve need to be achieved with handwheel operation taking over from actuator and/or its accessories (e.34. typically defined by ASME B16. The manufacturer shall demonstrate that the maximum acceptable inaccuracy levels will not be exceeded.4. Stroking speed in control mode shall meet the ISS.4.” Packing systems of “fire proof” control valves shall meet API STD 607 fire test leakage performance requirements.

O. The Contractor is responsible for any damage or malfunctioning due to inadequate storage of the control valves. Minor revision to clarify the Copper free aluminum percentage in the Materials of actuator. Pneumatic end connections shall be sealed or closed by a plastic plug or PVC tape. shall be treated with easily removable rust preventive. Minor revision to remove welding map submittal requirement Page 26 of 26 . 11.4. And clarify the requirement of welds and heat-affected zones in wet sour services all parts. 12 Requirements for Shipment All machined or threaded surfaces subject to atmospheric corrosion during shipment.10 Storage Control valves shall be stored in an enclosed building that provides protection from blown dust. Flange protectors shall fully cover the gasket contact surfaces. etc. Pneumatic tubing systems shall be adequately protected to prevent any damage during shipment.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 15 August 2012 Next Planned Update: 10 October 2016 34-SAMSS-711 Control Valves Manufacturer shall issue material certificates and certified test reports as specified on the appropriate SA Form 175 or P. or subsequent outdoor storage. mud and rain. 10 October 2011 4 January 2012 15 August 2012 Revision Summary Major revision.