Valve tester operation and use

- May 30, 2018-

The valve test bench and the valve inspection equipment are used for the reliable sealing quality of the valve and the valve after inspection and maintenance. The final process after the valve production and valve decontamination maintenance is the pressure test. The test method used should be based on national or international standards. American standards (ANSI/ASME, API), German standards (DIN), European standards (EN), and international standards (ISO) are the most commonly used standards. Pressure test bench test on the valve sealing performance can be divided into the following categories: Cut-off valve type, welded valve type, although the valve pressure test detection standards vary, but for each type of valve, the detection method is roughly the same. The most important ones are the following: Testing the strength of the valve body; Detecting the degree of sealing of the valve body, the connection between the valve stem and the valve shaft; Detecting the degree of sealing of the valve seat or the base (if possible); Determining the take-off pressure of the safety valve.


Valve tester working principle:

The hydraulic valve test bench integrates hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic feed water pumps and is compacted with a hydraulic cylinder. The test valve was tested for performance. The hydraulic system is the main source of power for this test stand and is used for the function execution of the hydraulic cylinder drive and the liquid feed pump. The working pressure of the hydraulic cylinder is adjusted according to different valve test pressure levels (the maximum hydraulic pressure is 31.5Mpa). Compact and reliable, the function meets the test of different valve size and pressure level. The hydrodynamic water supply pump device has micro pressure and high and medium pressure second gears. According to the test operation sequence, the valve medium pressure test is performed under the control of the electric appliance and the pressure reducing regulating valve. The pressure range of the water supply pump is 0.4-48.0Mpa, and the pressure medium is provided. For rust-proof water or oil. A storage tank is installed at the bottom of the test bench to ensure that the liquid medium is recycled.


Valve tester operation and use:

First, the test valve clamping:

According to the size of the valve diameter of the tested valve, firstly adjust the positioning frame of the tested valve and press the pressing button, move the moving baffle to the side of the corresponding position of the test pressure test of the tested valve, and then rotate the tested valve on the positioning frame. Then, press the button to press the valve.

Second, pressure booster:

According to the nominal diameter and nominal pressure of the tested valve, the pressure of the adjusted electrical contact gauge and the pressure of the tested valve are the same. Refer to “Comparison Table for Compressing Cylinder Pressure Required” to pressurize the compression cylinder pressure to the required pressure requirement. (Note: The boost button can be jogged multiple times. The time interval for each jog must be around 5-10 seconds.)

Third, the liquid medium pressure:

According to the pressure test requirements of the tested valve, adjust the pressure reducing valve to the required working pressure. Open the inlet valve switch. (Check whether the intake valve switch is closed) First, let the low pressure pump work to meet the low pressure requirements, and then press the pump start button to stop automatically when the hydraulic pressure is supplied to the desired pressure.

Fourth, after the completion of the pressure relief test:

When the valve test is completed, close the water inlet valve switch, open the pressure relief valve switch, and after the pressure of the pressure medium is discharged, click the release button to remove the tested valve. Follow the above procedure to test another valve.

First, gas medium test:

Connect the air source to the air inlet, close the valve switch on the water line, open the inlet valve switch, and prepare the operation requirements, then perform the gas medium performance test.


Valve test bench usage notes:

First, the valve test bench installation: correct equipment placement level or with concrete fixed foot screws.

Second, choose 30-40 # hydraulic oil or 20 # mechanical oil into the tank, the measurement can not be lower than the lower limit of the oil level meter.

Third, to ensure that the test valve will not corrode and the requirements of the machine supply media requirements. The liquid medium of the water storage tank of this machine is anti-rust water or oil, and it is put into the storage tank according to the usage.

Fourth, turn on the power, press the oil pump to start, check the motor rotation direction is correct (clockwise direction), adjust the pump pressure in the 5.0Mpa test machine, check the pipeline for any leakage, found that the phenomenon should be promptly repaired.

Fifth, when testing the valve, first according to the test requirements of the tested valve, refer to “Comparison Table of Pressure Required for Clamping Cylinder” to carry out test pressure boost regulation. It is forbidden to pressurize the ultra high pressure work Prevent deformation of the tested valve.

6. Before the hydraulic pressure-supplying pump works, adjust the pressure reducing valve at the corresponding pressure position and then perform the medium pressure work.

7. The liquid test medium for water storage tanks should be periodically replaced. The newly activated anti-rust water or oil should be used for about 1 month to clean the water storage tank and replace the anti-rust water at the same time. Replace it in the next three or six months.

8. The fuel tank and the oil filter must be regularly cleaned. The oil in the tank must be replaced regularly. The temperature of the oil cannot exceed 55°C.

Nine, the test bench rod surface and activities should always refuel, keep the lubrication used.