With the release of API 624 in 2014, we are seeing an increase in testing of valves from around the globe. We have increased staff and equipment to expedite testing of all the required sizes. With the certification to API 624 for gate and globe valves being a requirement and not an option, the time is now to schedule your tests.
API 641 was released in 2016 and will be a common test for quarter-turn valves needing to meet Low-E requirements. The test consists of 3 thermal cycles to 500F (or lower depending upon valve ratings). Maximum allowed leakage is 100 PPMv with 0 allowable packing adjustments. This standard will start to make its way into design standards, like API 608, so will become mandatory for those products.
ISO 15848-1 and -2 standards released their 2nd editions in June of 2015. There have been some significant changes. CO1 endurance class has reduced the number of mechanical cycles to 210, and PPMv levels have been included for methane tests.
Even with oil prices being where they are, our API 6A PR2 and 16C testing services have been busy. New gate valves, chokes, actuators, and seal materials are being tested and existing products are expanding their temperature qualifications. 20,000 psig pressures can be achieved. Fugitive emission and fire testing of 6A and 16C products are becoming requirements by end-users.
Fire testing to all API standards (607, 6FA, 6FB, 6FD) and ISO 10497 can be performed at Yarmouth. Our reputation around the world for fire testing is unsurpassed.
We’ve recently added DIN pump seal testing to our repertoire. See our Packing Testing services for more information.
Some staffing changes have occurred. Molly Wasielewski, Project Manager, is responsible for keeping projects and shipments flowing smoothly. She will be your primary contact for getting updates on current projects and scheduling. Dean Frank has been promoted to Lab Manager and oversees the three other Technician/Engineers in the test lab. Owner, Matt Wasielewski, Sales/Marketing Manager and President, writes all the quotes and provides Engineering support to the lab.