The Selection and Testing of Valves for LPG Applications (eBook)

Published Date

December 2012

The Selection and Testing of Valves for LPG Applications (eBook)

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This paper applies only to valves installed on LPG vessels. This document can, however, provide guidance on valves at LPG terminals. It is designed to be a supplemental guide to work in conjunction with the relevant codes and standards for LPG valves and does not seek to override them.

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This document is intended to offer guidance to designers and operators on the general requirements for valves for LPG service, where valves are generally designed for an operating temperature range from – 55°C to + 80°C. Some valves, such as those on compressor exhausts, may reach temperatures in the region of +150°C and should be specified accordingly.


This guidance is primarily intended for application to LPG ships, but may be applied throughout the LPG industry as appropriate. Nothing in this document seeks to override any national or international standards and codes that may be applicable to these valves.


• Introduction

• Valve Design for LPG Service

• Specific Consideration for Emergency Shut-Down (ESD) Valves

• Design Considerations for Valves in LPG Service

• Valve Testing

• Current Codes Standards & Material Requirements Referencing Valves for LPG Service

• Bibliography

• Appendix A: Considerations During Construction and Maintenance Periods

The purpose of SIGTTO is to promote shipping and terminal operations for liquefied gases which are safe, environmentally responsible and reliable. To fulfil this mission it will:

  • Proactively develop best operating practices and guideline

  • Sustain a learning environment by sharing lessons learned

  • Promote training and development of all within the industry

  • Foster mutually beneficial relationships with regulatory authorities and other stakeholders

  • Conduct its business with professionalism and integrity

Title: The Selection and Testing of Valves for LPG Applications (eBook)
Product Code: 4436F041
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-580-8 (9781856095808), ISBN 10: 1-85609-580-0 (1856095800)
Published Date: December 2012
Author: SIGTTO

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