GD-6 GD-6N

GD-6 GD-6N
Bulletin No. AY-736-B
Model GD-6, GD-6N
Pressure Reducing Valve
Installation and Maintenance Instructions
Installation for Steam Service - Model GD-6N
Globe
Valve
Minimum of 10 Outlet
Pipe Diameters from
Last Valve or Fitting
By-Pass
Safety Relief
Valve
Armstrong
Strainer
GD-6N
Minimum of 20 Outlet
Pipe Diameters from
PRV to First Turn
Minimum of 10 Inlet
Pipe Diameters from
PRV to First Turn
Note:
Safety Relief Valve to be set at
10 psi higher or 10% higher than
the downstream pressure, whichever
is greater.
Armstrong
TVS Trap
Installation for Liquid/Gas Service - Model GD-6
Globe
Valve
Minimum of 10 Outlet
Pipe Diameters from
Last Valve or Fitting
By-Pass
Safety Relief
Valve
Armstrong
Strainer
GD-6
Minimum of 10 Inlet
Pipe Diameters from
PRV to First Turn
Minimum of 20 Outlet
Pipe Diameters from
PRV to First Turn
Note:
Safety Relief Valve to be set
10 psi higher or 10% higher than
the downstream pressure, whichever
is greater.
Note: For liquid application, liquid drainer not required
Armstrong
Liquid Drainer
Trap
This bulletin should be used by experienced personnel as a guide to the installation of the Models GD-6 and GD-6N
Pressure Reducing Valves. Selection or installation of equipment should always be accompanied by competent technical assistance. You are encouraged to contact Armstrong International, Inc. or its local representative for additional
information.
Installation Instructions
1. An Armstrong Inverted Bucket Steam Trap is
recommended to drain condensate at the inlet of the
Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV). A Liquid Drainer is
recommended for gas service.
4. If system cannot be turned off to service PRV then
piping a by-pass line with a high quality globe valve
around the PRV will allow manual system operation
while the PRV is being serviced.
2. An Armstrong Y-Strainer (20-100 mesh, depending
on system dirt) should be installed before the PRV to
reduce the chance of dirt fouling.
5. Do not install quick opening or closing valves downstream of the PRV.
3. Pressure gauges should be installed before and after
the PRV.
6. Install the PRV with the flow in the direction of the
arrow on the body.
Start-Up and Adjustment Procedures
Improper adjustment of the pressure reducing valve may cause hunting, scale problems, water hammer, etc., and
damage to the valve itself. Damaged pressure gauges, leakage or opening of a bypass valve, or clogging of an inlet
strainer may cause problems similar to that of a malfunctioning reducing valve.
Adjust the valve as follows:
4. Slowly turn the adjusting screw clockwise until the
desired pressure is obtained on the downstream
pressure gauge.
1. Close the gate valves before and after the pressure
reducing valve. Open the globe valve slowly in the
bypass line and blow down the inlet piping. Adjust
the opening of the bypass valve so the safety valve,
if installed, does not blow. After blowing the system
down, close the bypass valve.
5. Slowly open the outlet valve to the fully open position.
6. Adjust pressure again after system stabilizes and
when there is a load on the system. Turning the
adjusting screw: - Clockwise increases pressure,
counter-clockwise decreases pressure.
2. Loosen the lock nut and adjusting screw to relieve
the adjusting spring.
3. Slowly open the inlet side gate valve to the fully
open position, and partially open the outlet valve so
only a small amount of steam, liquid or gas can pass.
7. Tighten the adjusting screw lock nut after adjustment
is completed.
Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
The desired pressure
cannot be obtained.
The outlet pressure
rises higher than the
specified pressure
Abnormal noise is
heard.
Causes
The inlet pressure is too low or high.
The sensing port of the outlet pressure is clogged with
foreign matter.
The valve size is smaller than what is required.
The adjustment is not appropriate.
The inlet strainer is clogged by foreign substance.
The pressure gauge is not properly functioning.
The valve or the valve seat are contaminated by foreign
substance.
The by-pass valve is leaking.
Excessive air is in the system.
The reducing ratio is greater than 10:1.
Water hammer (for steam service)
Air trouble (for liquid service)
There is a fast closing valve near the PRV.
2
Solutions
Adjust the pressure to the appropriate level.
Disassemble and clean the sensing port.
Change the valve size to the appropriate one.
Readjust according to the adjustment procedure.
(See start-up procedure)
Disassemble and clean the strainer.
Replace the pressure gauge.
Disassemble and clean the valve or the seat.
Repair or replace the by-pass valve.
Install an air vent.
Reduce pressure by staging with second PRV.
Install a drip trap before the PRV.
Install an air vent.
Provide as much distance as possible between the
two valves.
GD-6N (Steam)
Disassembly
Reassembly
Main Valve
1. Check to be sure that the valve and seat are not damaged.
1. Turn the bottom cap (2) counter-clockwise for removal. Then remove the valve (7) and
the spring (16) from the body (1).
2. Reassemble in reverse order.
Note: Replace all gaskets where disassembly is required.
Diaphragm
1. Remove the cap (not shown) and loosen the lock nut(14). Turn the adjusting screw (13) counter-clock
wise to unload spring tension.
2. Remove the spring housing bolts (20) and the spring housing (3). Remove the top spring plate (6), the adjusting spring (15) and the diaphragm (17).
Adjusting Screw (13)
Bolt (20)
Lock Nut (14)
Rivet (27)
Gasket (23)
Nameplate
Spring Housing (3)
Spindle (9)
Top Spring
Plate (6)
Main Valve
Seat (8)
Adjusting Spring (15)
Guide Pipe (25)
Body (1)
Nut (19)
Lock Washer (18)
Valve Seat (8)
Bottom Spring
Plate (5)
Valve (7)
Diaphragm (17)
Spring (16)
Gasket (24)
Screen (10)
Nut (12)
Gasket (21)
Cap (2)
3
Disassembly
GD-6 (Liquid/Gas Service)
Reassembly
Main Valve
1. Turn the bottom cap (2) counter-clockwise for removal. Then remove the valve (7) and
the spring (18) from the body (1).
Diaphragm
1. Remove the cap (not shown) and loosen the lock nut (16). Turn the adjusting screw (15) counterclockwise to unload spring tension.
1. Check to be sure that the valve and seat are not damaged.
2. Reassemble in reverse order.
Note: Replace all gaskets where disassembly is
required.
2. Remove the spring housing bolts (22) and the spring housing (3). Remove the top plate (6), the adjusting spring (17) and the diaphragm (19).
Bolt (22)
Adjusting Screw (15)
Locknut (16)
O-Ring (27)
Spring Housing (3)
Guide (13)
Nameplate
Guide Pipe
(26)
Body (1)
Rivet (29)
Top Spring Plate (6)
Valve Seat
(12)
Spindle (8)
Disc (9)
Adjusting Spring (17)
Nut (21)
Spring Washer (20)
Bottom Spring Plate (5)
Valve (7)
Flat Washer
(10)
Nut (11)
Diaphragm (19)
Gasket (25)
Spring (18)
Gasket (23)
Bottom Cap
(2)
Diaphragm Stopper (14)
Gasket (24)
Armstrong International, Inc.
816 Maple Street, Three Rivers, Michigan 49093 - USA Ph: (269) 279-3600 Fax: (616) 273-8656
Bulletin No. AY-736-B 5/01
armstronginternational.com
Printed in U.S.A.
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