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Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB

Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Valve Inspection Report

Customer: Shell Ref No: 4512562554 Date Received: 02/11/15


Severn Ball Valve Ref No: S-103673-1

Equipment Description 2” 150 one piece ball valve

Manufacturer: Hindle Type: BALL Serial No: N/A


Size: 2” Flange rating: 150# Set press: N/A

Brief Description of work carried out


1. Valve stripped and all components cleaned up
2. All parts inspected for wear and damage
3. Submit report

Report Findings
Valve stripped at Scotoil for decontamination
Once received at Severn workshop the valves were stripped, cleaned and some parts were shot
blasted ready for inspection and report on findings.

Body:
Body badly corroded and eroded.
Externally there are threaded holes in the body where the gland packing bolts and stops are located.
The wear inside the valve has been enough to reach the bottom of one of these threaded holes and
has allowed leakage to atmosphere.

Picture Details:
Picture 1 shows a light being passed through the threaded hole and onto the back wall of the body.

Picture 2 shows the amount of wear internally, this should be a flat cylindrical surface from top to
bottom but as you can see that there are grooves each side of the stem orifice.

Picture 3 shows pitting on the raised sealing face; this has been caused by corrosion.

Picture 4 shows severe erosion of the screwed seat insert, this was probably the upstream side
hence the level of erosion.

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2
Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB
Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Picture 1

Picture 2

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2
Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB
Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Picture 3 - Pitting on valve body raised face.

Picture 4 - Screwed insert/ seat holder badly eroded.

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2
Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB
Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Ball:
Picture 5 shows the ball in very poor condition, badly worn.
Wear on the ball is consistent with the valve having been left in the partially open position. This in
my opinion has led to ball and seat vigorously rubbing together due to the cavitation caused by the
flow of media through the valve.

Picture 5

Picture 6 shows that there has been excess pressure applied via the hand lever to the ball, this
picture shows where the stem has been forced into the ball causing indentations at either side of the
stem drive slot. One reason for this could have been that the seat and ball were so worn that the
seat has impeded the ball travel when operated.

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2
Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB
Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Picture 6

Seats: Both seats are worn and eroded and would require renewal, (seat material PTFE). Again this
wear has been caused by the valve having been left in the partially open position.

Picture 7

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2
Severn Ball Valves Limited, Unit E, Badentoy Avenue, Badentoy Park, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4YB
Tel No: 01224 780036 Fax No: 01224 780387

Stem: In good condition, requires clean and polish.

Picture 8

Seals: All soft goods require replaced.

Conclusion:

Looking at the marks and wear pattern on the ball It would appear that the valve has been
positioned in a partially closed/open state; this has led to cavitation taking place as the media has
passed through the valve.

This cavitation has caused the floating ball to move about and the nylon seat insert to rotate within
the body; this in turn has resulted in a grove being worn in the valve body and ball.

Recommend replacement Valve

Sandy Moultrie

Operations Manager

VAT No : GB 987 1584 64 Registered in England No : 719124 Registered Office : Olympus Park, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2