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This specification covers the special requirements for valves used in gaseous oxygen service. The pressure containing/retaining envelope, bellows, and end nipples, shall be made of nickel-copper alloy. Internal trim which is in contact with the line media shall either be made of nickel-copper alloy, bronze, nickel-aluminum-bronze, Inconel alloy 600, brass or other materials which are compatible with oxygen service. Non-metallic seat, seat insert, or seals shall be manufacture from either TFE, reinforced TFE, CTFE, plastic, polyamide, or PEEK. Materials for lubricants shall be halocarbon, Dupont, Barycote 601, or other lubricants compatible with oxygen service. Valves shall be constructed to minimize the possibility of initiating ignition in gaseous oxygen service. Valves shall be constructed to minimize oxygen escape in the event of an internal or external fire. This shall be accomplished by pressure-boundary sealing, internal seating and pressure surge. The manual valves shall be of the packless design, with the stem sealed by a bellows.
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1.1 This specification covers the special requirements for valves used in gaseous oxygen service. It is intended that this specification be invoked as an additional requirement in conjunction with primary valve specifications.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
G63 Guide for Evaluating Nonmetallic Materials for Oxygen Service
G88 Guide for Designing Systems for Oxygen Service
G93 Guide for Cleanliness Levels and Cleaning Methods for Materials and Equipment Used in Oxygen-Enriched Environments
G94 Guide for Evaluating Metals for Oxygen Service
ASME StandardsASME ASME B1.1 Unified Inch Screw Threads (UN, UNR, and UNJ Thread Forms)
ICS Number Code 23.060.01 (Valves in general)
UNSPSC Code 40141600(Valves)
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ASTM F1792-97(2021), Standard Specification for Special Requirements for Valves Used in Gaseous Oxygen Service, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top