Diaphragm Pneumatic Series

The Valveworks USA Diaphragm Pneumatic Series consists of a lineup of actuators with reliable, proven designs that are engineered and manufactured to meet the requirements of API 6A. The Diaphragm Pneumatic Actuation allows for pneumatic powered operation to open and close the gate valve. This series of actuators offers the user several options depending on the specific gate valve size and pressure.

Diaphragm Pneumatic Actuators are similar to each other in design with only slight variations across the lineup, offering a high percentage of parts interchangeability, giving you an efficiency-driven advantage in the management and maintenance of your actuator fleet, and providing optimal life cycle management integrity.

This brochure provides an in-depth look at the details of this series of actuators and explains the features, benefits, characteristics, dimensional & technical data, and other valuable information needed to determine which actuator provides an optimal solution for your specific application.

TABLE 1 – PRODUCT FEATURES

100 Series120 Series150 Series200 Series
Available valve bore sizes
& rated working
pressures (psi)
2 1/16” 2/5K2 1/16” 2/5K
2 9/16” 2/5K
3 1/8” 2K
1 13/16” 10K
2 1/16” 10K
3 1/8” 3/5K
4 1/16” 2/5K
2 9/16” 15K
3 1/8” 10K
4 1/16” 15K
5 1/8” 5K
7 1/16” 2/3K
Maximum operating pressure (psi)150150150150
Available PR(a)1111
Material classesAAAAAAAA
Stem typeRisingRisingRisingRising
Stem packing typeOpti-sealOpti-sealOpti-sealOpti-seal
RepackingYES(b)YES(b)YES(b)YES(b)
Temperature range-20°F (-29°C) THRU 180°F (82°C)-20°F (-29°C) THRU 180°F (82°C)-20°F (-29°C) THRU 180°F (82°C)-20°F (-29°C) THRU 180°F (82°C)

a) Performance Requirement.
b) Repacking is achieved via stem backseat method.

TABLE 2 – TEMPERATURE RATING

Temperature ClassificationOperating Range
P-20°F (-29°C) TO 180°F (82°C)
S0°F (-18°C) TO 140°F (60°C)
T0°F (-18°C) TO 180°F (82°C)

TABLE 3 – MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Material Requirements
Material ClassBody, Bonnet end & outlet
connections
Pressure-Controlling
parts & stems
AAGeneral serviceCarbon or Low-alloy steelCarbon or Low-alloy steel

TABLE 4 – TECHNICAL DATA

SeriesHeight (A)Diameter (D)
10013 3/412 7/8
12015 1/215 1/8
15017 1/418 3/8
20022 1/423 1/2

The dimensions B, C, and E vary for different series of Double Acting Hydraulic Actuators and different valve sizes chosen to accompany them.