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Gate valve torque, torque calculation data

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Gate valve torque, torque calculation data

When the opening of the gate valve is above 10%, the axial force of the gate valve, that is, the operating torque of the gate valve does not change much. When the opening of the gate valve is less than 10%, the pressure difference between the front and rear of the gate valve will increase due to the throttling of the fluid. This pressure difference acts on the gate, so that the valve stem requires a greater axial force to drive the gate. Therefore, within this range, the operating torque of the gate valve varies greatly. The gate valve of the elastic gate requires a larger operating torque when it is close to closing than the rigid gate.


When the gate is closed, due to the different sealing methods of the sealing surface, different situations will occur. For automatic sealing gate valves (including flat gate valves), when the valve is closed, the sealing surface of the gate exactly aligns with the sealing surface of the valve seat, which is the fully open position of the gate valve. However, this position cannot be monitored under the operating conditions of the gate valve, so in actual use, the position where the gate valve closes to the dead point is regarded as the gate valve fully closed position. It can be seen that the fully closed position of the automatic sealing gate valve is determined by the position of the gate (that is, the stroke). For a gate valve with forced sealing, the gate must be pressed against the seat when it is closed. This pressure can ensure that the sealing surface between the gate and the valve seat is strictly sealed, which is the sealing force of the forced sealing gate valve. This sealing force will continue to work due to the self-locking of the stem nut. Obviously, in order to provide sealing force to the gate, the torque transmitted by the stem nut is greater than the torque during valve operation. It can be seen that, for a gate valve with a forced seal, the fully closed position is determined by the torque applied to the stem nut.


After the gate valve is closed, due to the change of the medium or the ambient temperature, the thermal expansion of the gate valve components will increase the pressure between the gate plate and the valve seat, which is reflected on the stem nut, and it is difficult to open the gate valve again. Therefore, the torque required to open the gate valve is greater than the torque required to close the gate valve. In addition, for a pair of mutually contacting sealing surfaces, the static friction coefficient between them is also greater than the dynamic friction coefficient, so that they must be relative to each other from a static state. Movement requires a greater force to overcome the static friction force; due to temperature changes, the pressure between the sealing surfaces increases, and the static friction force that needs to be overcome also increases, so that the torque applied to the stem nut when the gate valve is opened Sometimes it will increase a lot.


Gate valve torque reference table

Nominal diameter

mm)

Nominal pressure(MPa

0.25

0.6

1.0

1.6

2.5

4.0

6.4

10.0

16.0

20.0

32.0

Torque(N·m

50

25

25

50

50

50

100

100

200

200

200

200

65

25

50

50

50

50

100

200

200

300

450

600

80

50

50

50

80

100

200

200

300

450

600

900

100

50

50

100

200

200

300

300

450

600

1000

1200

125

50

50

200

200

300

300

450

500

900

-

-

150

50

100

200

300

300

450

500

600

1000

-

-

200

100

200

300

300

450

500

600

1000

1200

1800

-

250

100

200

300

450

600

600

1000

1200

-

2500

-

300

200

300

450

500

600

900

1200

1800

-

-

-

350

300

300

500

750

900

1200

1800

-

-

-

-

400

300

450

600

1000

1200

1800

2500

-

-

-

-

450

450

450

1000

1200

1800

-

5000

-

-

-

-

500

450

600

1200

1800

2500

-

5000

-

-

-

-

600

500

900

1800

-

3500

-

6500

-

-

-

-

700

600

1200

1800

-

5000

-

8000

-

-

-

-

800

900

1200

2500

-

8000

-

-

-

-

-

-

900

1000

1800

2500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1000

1200

1800

2500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1200

1800

2500

3500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1400

2500

3500

5000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Note: The gate valve operating torque provided in the table has not been physically measured and theoretically calculated. It is empirical data under general applicable conditions and is for reference only.

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