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  • AS 3579-1993

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    Cast iron wedge gate valves for general purposes

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-1993

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3579-1993 CAST IRON WEDGE GATE VALVES FOR GENERAL PURPOSES
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AN D GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.3.1 Gate valve
    7 - 1.3.2 Class
    7 - 1.3.3 Maximum working pressure
    7 - 1.3.4 Maximum working temperature
    7 - 1.3.5 Face-to-face dimensions
    7 - 1.3.6 Nominal size
    7 - 1.4 DESIGNATION OF SIZE
    7 - 1.5 PRESSURE CLASSIFICATION
    8 - SECTI ON 2 MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS
    8 - 2.1 MATERIALS
    8 - 2.2 DEZINCIFICATION-RESISTANT MATERIALS
    10 - SECTION 3 DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND OPERATION
    10 - 3.1 END CONNECTIONS
    10 - 3.1.1 Flanged ends
    10 - 3.1.2 Face-to-face dimensions
    10 - 3.1.3 Shouldered ends
    10 - 3.1.4 Grooved ends
    10 - 3.2 COMPONENT DESIGN
    10 - 3.2.1 Body-end ports
    10 - 3.2.2 Body guides and wedge guides
    10 - 3.2.3 Wedge travel
    10 - 3.2.4 Body-to-bonnet connection
    10 - 3.2.5 Stems (spindles)
    10 - 3.2.6 Valve seats
    10 - 3.2.7 Jointing material
    10 - 3.2.8 Stem sealing
    11 - 3.2.9 Dimensions
    11 - 3.2.10 Stem and thrust collar
    11 - 3.2.11 Wedge nut
    11 - 3.2.12 Yokes
    11 - 3.3 OPERATION
    11 - 3.3.1 General
    11 - 3.3.2 Direction
    11 - 3.4 FINISH
    16 - SECTION 4 TESTING
    16 - 4.1 GENERAL
    16 - 4.2 TEST PRESSURES
    16 - 4.3 TEST DURATION
    16 - 4.4 TYPES OF TEST
    16 - 4.4.1 ‘Closed end’ test (bulkhead testing condition)
    16 - 4.5 TEST PROCEDURE
    16 - 4.5.1 General
    16 - 4.5.2 Body test
    16 - 4.5.3 Valve seat test
    17 - SECTION 5 MARKING
    17 - 5.1 BODY MARKINGS
    17 - 5.2 DIRECTION OF CLOSURE
    18 - APPENDIX A - PURCHASING GUIDE
    18 - A1 GENERAL
    18 - A2 INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE PURCHASER
    18 - A3 INFORMATION TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE MANUFACTURER
    19 - A4 MATTERS FOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN PURCHASER AND THE MANUFACTURER

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    Specifies requirements for valves of inside screw, non-rising or outside screw, and rising stem in a nominal size range of DN 50 to DN 300. The valves are generally handwheel-operated and not recommended for buried service.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for flanged- shouldered and grooved-end, cast iron gate valves with solid wedge, metal seat, and either inside screw, non-rising stem or outside screw, rising stem, for general purposes in nominal sizes of DN 50 to DN 300. The gate valves are generally handwheel-operated and not recommended for buried service. The valves can be installed with the stem in any orientation.NOTES:1 Cast iron gate valves to this Standard differ from valves to AS 2638 which are recommended for buried service for waterworks purposes.2 Guidelines for purchasers on requirements that must or may need to be agreed upon at the time of enquiry or order are given in Appendix A.

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    Committee WS-022
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    First published as AS 3579-1988.Second edition 1993. First published as AS 3579-1988. Second edition 1993.

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