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DEP 30.00.60.13-Gen. April 2009 Page 19 B.3.

2 Position indicators Valves equipped with valve position indicators shall be installed so that the indicators status is directly visible from a normal vantage point (e.g. adjacent to walkway) when opening or closing the valve. For valves fitted for remote control, an independent indicator showing whether the valve is open or closed shall be provided on or adjacent to the control that is visible from the operators normal standing position. B.3.3 B.3.3.1 Mounting heights Handwheel operated valves Valve handwheels shall be mounted in the Preferred or Acceptable vertical and horizontal locations as shown in Figures B.1 and B.2, depending on valve stem orientation and maximum force requirements as stated in (B.2.1) and (B.2.2). See notes and exceptions to these dimensions at the bottom of the figures.

Unacceptable

1300 mm (51 in)

Preferred

455 mm (18 in) Acceptable 150 mm (6 in)

455 mm (18 in)

Grade/deck Max. horizontal distance from obstruction or operators front

NOTES:

1. Distances or heights are measured to handwheel centreline. For gear-operated valves with a handwheel provided with a spinner handle, maximum horizontal distance is measured to the edge of the handwheel furthest from the operator. 2. Heights are to be to the maximum extension of valve stem for rising stem valves. 3. These dimensions are appropriate male and female personnel worldwide from 5th to 95th percentile, except that the top limit for the Preferred choice location should be reduced by 100 mm (4 in) to accommodate male and female populations in regions such as West Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, parts of Latin America, India and Japan. 4. For valves located below 455 mm (18 in), sufficient clearance of at least 1300 mm (51 in) should be provided behind the operator to accommodate a bending or kneeling posture.

Figure B.1

Mounting heights for hand-wheel operated valves with vertical stems

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Min. 610 mm (24 in) between

any obstruction and hand wheel/valve stem

Unacceptable 1830 mm (72 in)

Preferred

610 mm (24 in) Acceptable 230 mm (9 in)

Grade/deck

455 mm (18 in)

Max. horizontal distance from obstruction, or operators front

NOTES:

1. Distances or heights are measured to handwheel centreline. For gear-operated valves with a handwheel provided with a spinner handle, maximum horizontal distance is measured to the edge of the handwheel furthest from the operator. 2. These dimensions are appropriate for personnel worldwide, from the 5th percentile of the female population to the 95th percentile of the male population, except that the top limit should be set at 1755 mm (69 in) for 5th percentile males and 66 in (1675 mm) for 5th percentile females in regions such as West Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, parts of Latin America, India and Japan. 3. For valves located below 455 mm (18 in), sufficient clearance of at least 1300 mm (51 in) should be provided behind the operator to accommodate a bending or kneeling posture.

Figure B.2 B.3.3.2

Mounting heights for handwheel operated valves with horizontal stems

Lever operated valves Valve levers shall be mounted in the locations as shown in Figures B.3 and B.4, depending on valve stem orientation and maximum force requirements (B.2.1). No valve handles shall protrude into walkways or work areas when the valve is in the closed position.

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760 1300 mm (30 51 in)

Grade/deck

NOTE:

These dimensions are appropriate for personnel worldwide, from the 5th percentile of the female population to the 95th percentile of the male population, except that the top limit should be reduced to 1145 mm (45 in) to accommodate 5th percentile females in regions such as West Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, parts of Latin America, India and Japan.

Figure B.3

Mounting heights for lever-operated valves with vertical stems

A) Max. height to top of handle when handle rotates up from the centreline = 1905 mm (75 in)

A) Max. height to top of handle when handle rotates down from the centerline = 1905 mm (75 in)

Above 1300 mm (51 in) or between 150 760 mm (6 30 in)

Grade/deck

NOTE:

These dimensions are drawn for North American males, and are therefore appropriate for other regions such as Northern Europe, Australia, UK, and Central Europe. These dimensions should be reduced to 1805 mm (71 in) for 5th percentile males in areas such as West Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, parts of Latin America, India and Japan, and 1725 mm (68 in) for 5th percentile females in West Africa, Southeast Asia, Southern China, parts of Latin America, India and Japan. To accommodate the same international population of 5th percentile females, horizontal stem valves should be located at least 1145 mm (45 in) above the standing surface, rather than 1300 mm (51 in) as shown.

Figure B.4

Mounting heights for lever-operated valves with horizontal stems

Valves oriented with the stem in a horizontal position are preferred when the lever is located between 150 mm and 760 mm (6 in and 30 in), or more than 1300 mm (51 in) above the deck as shown in Figure B.4. However, the maximum height above the deck to the valve tip should not exceed 1905 mm (75 in). The valve handle is not permitted to rotate down from centreline if there is a walking surface directly underneath.

DEP 30.00.60.13-Gen. April 2009 Page 22 Valves in a vertical section of the pipe e.g., located in a manifold or at battery limit, shall be oriented with all the stems on the same side as shown in Figures B.5 and B.6, with a 75 mm (3 in) clearance maintained between the lever and any obstruction.

X = 75 mm (3 in) minimum

All levers oriented in same direction when open/closed

Y see Table B.2

Grade/deck

Figure B.5

Manifold or battery limit valves with 75 mm (3 in) minimum gap between lever-end and the nearest flange/obstruction

X = 75 mm (3 in) minimum X X

All levers oriented in same direction when open/closed

Y see Table B.2

Grade/deck

Figure B.6

Manifold or battery limit valves with 75 mm (3 in) minimum gap between front face of levers outer surface and nearest flange/obstruction

DEP 30.00.60.13-Gen. April 2009 Page 23 Table B.2 Height of valve lever end above grade/deck Height (Y) of valve lever end above grade/deck Preferred Acceptable Unacceptable B.3.3.3 610 mm to 1905 mm (24 in to 75 in) 230 mm to 610 mm (9 in to 24 in) < 230 mm or > 1905 mm (< 9 in or > 75 in)

Valves operated from vertical ladders Category 1 (C-1) valves shall not be located so that they have to be operated from a ladder (caged or uncaged) Other valves should not be located so that they have to be operated from a ladder, but if this is unavoidable the following requirements shall apply: The handwheel or lever shall be located between 150 mm (6 in) and 610 mm (24 in) from the edge of the ladder stringer in order to open and close the valves, as shown in Figures B.7 and B.8; Valve location, orientation, and actuator type shall be selected to enable opening or closing with one-hand only.

150 mm (6 in) min

150 mm (6 in) min

Vessel

Vertical stem valve

Horizontal stem valve

LT

LG

610 mm (24 in) max

610 mm (24 in) max

Figure B.7

Required lateral reach distances (minimum and maximum) for level instruments, gauge nozzles or valves on the side of a vessel; lever/handle operated

B.3.4 B.3.4.1

Valve Maintenance Considerations Access The minimum distance between valve flanges and any obstruction shall be the bolt length plus 25 mm (1 in) to allow access for hand tools and torquing of bolts. Where standing room is required for maintenance access to valve flanges, the clearance between a flange and a wall, structural steel, or guardrail shall not be less than 460 mm (18 in).

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150 mm (6 in) min

150 mm (6 in) min

Vessel

Vertical stem valve

Horizontal stem valve

LT

LG

610 mm (24 in) max

610 mm (24 in) max

Figure B.8

Required lateral reach distances (minimum and maximum) for level instruments, gauge nozzles or valves on the side of a vessel; handwheel operated.

B.3.4.2

Valve mass and lifting aids Valves with a mass less than 23 kg (50 lb) shall be located so that they can be lifted by one person without risking injury through poor lifting posture. Valves with a mass less than 45.5 kg (100 lb) shall be located so that they can be lifted by two persons, provided the valve can be lifted without having to reach over or around items between the persons and the valve.
NOTE: The 23 kg (50 lb) limit is the lifting equation load constant in NIOSH 94-110. The recommended mass limit assumes a single lift and optimum lift-height, lift-distance and body position. For any repetitive type lifting or non-optimal body positioning, the lift height or distance, and other relevant handling factors, a regional HFE Specialist shall be consulted.

For all valves in excess of the above weight limits and lifting heights that must be lifted for repair, replacement or maintenance, permanent or portable assisted lifting devices (e.g. chain-falls, lever chain puller/hoist) shall be provided to aid the lifting or moving. If such devices are provided, space for them and the personnel who use and manoevre them shall be provided. Assisted lifting devices provided to assist in lifting or moving equipment should be able to be located (e.g. by means of pad eyes or beam clamps) directly over the item to be lifted so the lift is vertical to prevent swinging loads when the items are raised or lowered. Two lifting aids may be used simultaneously, one on each side of the valve, if a vertical lift is not feasible. Hoisting areas should be free of obstacles such as cable trays, HVAC ducting, structural components, piping, and other equipment within a radius of at least 305 mm (12 in) at the point of hookup to the device. There shall be sufficient clearance above each valve to attach the lifting device and pull the valve or valve operating mechanism, or to complete all maintenance tasks in place without removing the valve.

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