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FIRE TEST COMPARISON

Description BS 6755 Part 2 API 6FA API 607 4th Edition

1 Valve Position closed closed closed


2 Test Fluid water water water
3 Test Fuel gas gas gas
4 Burn Duration 30 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes
5 Burn Temperature 760 ⁰C - 980 ⁰C 761 ⁰C - 980 ⁰C 760 ⁰C - 980 ⁰C
6 Minimal reading temperature 705 ⁰C 704 ⁰C
Test Pressure (psi) Test Pressure (psi) Test Pressure (psi)
Valve Class
High Test Low Test High Test Low Test
150# 210 29 210 29 30
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300# 540 50 540 50 30
600# 1080 105 1080 105 1080
900# 1620 1620 1620
1500# 2700 2700 2700
Maximum Allowable Leakage High Test Low Test High Test Low Test During Burn* During Operational*
Through-seat leakage 400 mL/in/min 40 mL/in/min 400 mL/in/min 40 mL/in/min
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External leakage 100 mL/in/min 20 mL/in/min 100 mL/in/min 20 mL/in/min
External leakage (fully open position) 200 mL/in/min 200 mL/in/min
Qualified Valve by Size Other Sizes Other Sizes Other Sizes
1/2" 1/2", 3/4", 1" - 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"
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3/4" 3/4", 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" - -
2" 2", 2 1/2", 3", 4" 2", 2 1/2", 3", 4" 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3"
Qualified Valve by Class Other Class Other Class Other Class
150 150, 300 150, 300 150, 300
300 300, 400, 600 300, 400, 600 300, 400, 600
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600 600, 800, 900 600, 900 600, 800, 900
900 900, 1500 900, 1500 900, 1500
1500 1500, 2500 1500, 2500 1500, 2500
11 Gauge checking every 2m every 2m every 30s
Notes :
* For API 607 Standard, the Acceptance Conditions as follow
During Burn During Operational
For < Class 600 For Class ≥ 600
Valve Range Size Leakage Rate Valve Range Size Leakage Rate
≤ NPS 10 100 mL/in/min ≤ NPS 10 20 mL/in/min
> NPS 10 1000 mL/in/mm > NPS 10 200 mL/in/mm

For < Class 600 For Class ≥ 600


Valve Range Size Leakage Rate Valve Range Size Leakage Rate
≤ NPS 5 200 mL/in/min ≤ NPS 5 100 mL/in/min
> NPS 5 1000 mL/in/mm > NPS 5 1000 mL/in/mm
Test Schematic for BS 6755 Part 2
Test Schematic for API 6FA
Test Schematic for API 607