|What is MSS?||MSS is the acronym for Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. Founded in 1924, it is a non-profit technical association organized for development and improvement of industry, national and international codes and standards for valves and related products. It is currently comprised of 25 technical committees to write, revise and reaffirm industry standards.|
|What is ASME?||ASME was founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.|
|What is CSA?||CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association serving business, industry, government and consumers. CSA Group consists of three divisions: Canadian Standards Association which develops standards, CSA International, which provides testing and certification services; and QMI, a registrar which provides management systems registration.|
|What is ISA?||Founded in 1945 as a nonprofit, educational organization, the Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society is global, nonprofit, organization connecting people and ideas in automation. The Society fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for automation in a wide variety of applications. ISA is a leading technical training organization and a publisher of books, magazines, and standards.|
|What is ASTM?||ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), was formed over a century ago, when a group of engineers and scientists got together to address frequent rail breaks in the burgeoning railroad industry. Their work led to standardization on the steel used in rail construction, ultimately improving railroad safety for the public. As the century progressed and new industrial, governmental and environmental developments created new standardization requirements, this organization developed consensus standards that have made products and services safer, better and more cost-effective.|
|What is NACE?||NACE International was originally known as The National Association of Corrosion Engineers when it was established in 1943 by corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry. These founding members were involved in a regional cathodic protection group formed in the 1930s, when the study of cathodic protection was introduced. With more than 60 years of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, NACE International has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion.|
|What is NEMA?||NEMA, an acronym for National Electrical Manufacturers Association, was created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies. NEMA provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.|
|What is GGA?||Since 1913, the Compressed Gas Association has been dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices relating to the manufacture, transportation, storage, filling, and disposal of gases (liquefied, non-liquefied, dissolved, and cryogenic); and the containers and valves which hold the compressed gases.|
|Do Parker IPD instrument valves meet ASME Codes?||Recognized ASME valve design and pressure rating standards are not applicable to small instrumentation valves. Instrumentation valves are typically used based upon the manufacturer’s recommended pressure-temperature ratings. Parker instrumentation valves comply with the requirements in MSS SP-99 Instrument Valves.|
|What IUS manufactured products meet the NACE MR0175 standard?||A new edition of NACE MR0175 was issued in December 2003 and is entitled NACE MR0175/ISO 5156. This standard supersedes the 2003 edition of NACE MR0175. The new edition of NACE is now incorporated into the ISO system and is a validated global international standard.
Valve products will be limited to the B Series Ball Valve, V Series Needle Valve, C Series Check Valve, U Series Union Bonnet Valve, RH Series Relief Valve, and RL Series Relief Valve at this time.
|Is CE Marking an option for valves?||CE is the abbreviation of the French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". Most Parker instrumentation products do not require a CE mark because of their size and the fact they are not classified as safety valves. A Manufacturers Declaration is available from Parker for selling products to the European community.|
|Do our flanged products conform to B31.3?||All Parker Hannifin double block and bleed designs comply with the following codes:
• ANSI/ASME B16.34 (Designed to meet the pressure and temperature requirements)
• ANSI/ASME B1.20.1 (Threads)
• ANSI/ASME B16.5 (Dimensions)
• BS6755 PART 2/API 607 (Fire safe designed to meet the requirements and verified by internal testing)
• ISO 15848 for Ultra-Low emissions
• B31.1 for monoflanges only
|What standards are our NPT threads machined to?||Our NPT threads are cut to ASME 1.20.1|
|Are US manufactured valve's FDA approved? Are the food and drink safe?||Valves manufactured in the US do not meet any FDA requirements even with oxygen clean. The oxygen safe lubricate we use is toxic if consumed.|
|What is the difference between NACE MR-0103 and MR-0175?||In simple terms MR0175 is a far more stringent and detailed specification, it is meant for the most aggressive corrosion area of oil production, the wellhead and extraction point equipment. This is the area where everything is untreated and the highest concentrations of H2S are found – it is also the highest risk area for corrosion and in particular sulphide stress cracking. MR-0103 however addresses the refinery and associated equipment construction – by its nature these areas have a much lower concentration of H2S and a far lower risk of sulphide stress cracking and for this reason it does not deal with equipment such as filter housings and valves, just the main construction and methods.|
|On flanges, what is AARH?||AARH means micro-inches. So, our standard spiral finish is 3.2-6.3 Ra, which is 125-250 AARH.|
|What is the difference between ICC and IGC tests?||Nothing. ICC is an Intercrystaline Corrosion and IGC is Inter Granular Corrosion, which are different terms for the same thing.|
|Why do our supplied materials deviate in elongation from international standards EN 10088-3 and ASTM A479?||We do, by design allow lower elongation than the international standards. Parker Hannifin allows deviation from the EN 10088-3 and ASTM A479 standard with regards to the elongation. For sizes up to 25mm, EN 10088-3 allows elongation of 30% and ASTM A479 allows elongation of 25% on the strain-hardened level 2 condition for 316 material.
The reason why Parker allows deviation from the standard in terms of elongation in small size bar is to ensure the mechanical performance, reliability and safety of the product.
As a pressure containing products manufacturer, we design with a safety factor of 4 to 1. In order for the product to be able to withstand pressures four times higher than the recommended ones, the material needs to be cold finished in order to achieve the desired mechanical properties. In small sizes, stainless steel 316 is very prone to cold work, so elongation will usually be slightly under the industry standards.
|Can we have 316 manifolds tested for Intergranular corrosion in accordance with ASTM A 262 practice E for SS316/316L(Raw material MTC)?||All the listed parts in stainless steel 316/316L will be tested as per ASTM A262 Practice E, by default, and at no extra cost or lead time.|
|Can we have an impact test on 316 manifolds?||Manifolds are not impact tested. They are made from tough materials and solid bar and therefore, a very consistent product. We do not offer this test as in our experience is not necessary and the applicable international codes do not prescribe it.|
|Do we have Nuclear ASME certification?||No.|
|What is the standard of the direct mount manifold outlet? Is it IEC B? It uses strange seals? Can we provide Manifolds compliant to IEC61518?||Our DM outlet is to a Parker standard, and does not meet the geometry of IEC61518, and different seals are to be used. If IECB is required, this should be stated at quote. We can provide manifolds compliant to IEC61518 if requested at quote.|
|What is the difference between 316L and 316Ti, and what are the advantages?||Ti content in a 316Ti steel should be 5 x the combined % of Carbon and Nitrogen. Typically the performance of 316L would be equal to that of 316Ti. It is simply that some manufacturers and users prefer to stabilize the material with Ti in order to improve corrosion resistance, rather than lower carbon content. The result is the same. We confirm a Parker 316L fitting will perform equally to, or better than another manufacturers fitting in 316Ti.|
|Are IPDE products 9COM approved?||All Barnstaple and Wexfod manufactured products are 9COM approved except for instrumentation tube, this is because we aren't a manufacturer of tube.|
|A customer is requesting CE marking, PED declarations and PED certs etc for a manifold?||The CE mark ("Conformité Européene") is not required on our manifolds because of their size, and the fact that they are not classified as safety valves.
Due to internal bore size and internal volumes up to and including 25mm our products comply with SEP (Sound Engineering Practice) article 3, para 3, of PED (Pressure Equipment Directive) 97/23/EC.
A Manufacturers Declaration is available from Parker for selling products to the European community.
|Is NACE compliance mentioned on 3.1 certs?||No, NACE is only mentioned in the part number. NACE certs are required.|
|Are our product compliant with REACH and the EU REACH substance threshold?||We do not use any REACH substances, so this does not apply to our products.|
|If Norsok (NSK) is ordered, does that automatically conform to NACE?||No, Norsok and NACE are different things and must be ordered individually.|
|What is ISO 15156?||It's the same thing as NACE MR0175. If we offer a NACE option on something, then it also complies to ISO15156|
|ASME B16.5 has metric and imperial flange dimensions, but they don't work out to the equivalent values? Why?||section 1.6 of the scope states:
"This Standard states values in both SI (Metric) and U.S. Customary units. As an exception, diameter of bolts and flange bolt holes are expressed in inch units only. These systems of units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the U.S. Customary units are shown in parentheses or in separate tables that appear in Mandatory Appendix II. The values stated in each system are not exact equivalents; therefore, it is required that each system of units be used independently of the other. Except for diameter of bolts and flange bolt holes, combining values from the two systems constitutes non conformance with the Standard. "
|Can our valves be used for pharmaceutical (pharma) use?||No, not even if oxygen cleaned. Oxy clean lubricant is toxic. Contact www.parker.com/pharma for help|
|Could you please provide an assurance letter on genuine parts supply and warranty? (OEM letter)||Our delivery note and invoice carry our standard terms and conditions which refer to our warranty. We would not normally supply a separate letter.|
|What is the difference between issuing a NACE certificate, and having an HCT stating NACE?||A NACE certificate will get you the actual certificate, the Manufacturer's Compatibly Declaration. An HCT stating NACE will just say 'conforms to NACE MR0175' on the HCT, but you wouldn't get the actual certificate|
|Does IPDE have any medical or life science approvals for hospital use?||No, Parker doesn't hold any of these. Our oxygen clean products use toxic lubricants, and none of our products are suitable for medical use. Parker has a medical technology division at https://promo.parker.com/promotionsite/life-science/us/en/markets/Medical-Technologies however.|
|Do we have DVGW certification for A-LOK?||No, we don't. (as of October 2018)|
|Do we perform 100% ultrasonic testing on raw materials?||Not as standard, but we can do for additional cost.|
Do our products contain any Conflict Minerals? (minerals from war zones, etc. 'conflict diamonds')
|Not to the best of our knowledge. For details of a specific item, please contact us.|
Do our wake frequency calculations conform to ASME PTC19.3.?
The Parker Vortex calculator does not conform with ASME PTC19.3. For Parker Sampling Pro-Bloc DBB, all wake frequency calculation are based on 'Flow-Induced Vibration of Power and Process Plant Components by M.K.Au-Yang' Chapter 6 - Vortex-Induced Vibration. ASME PTC19.3 normally applied for thermowells only.
Can we have condensate pots that meet ASME B31.3?
ASME B31.3 is a process piping specification, and doesn’t apply to condensate pots. Condensate ports are certified to ASME VIII-1 which is a vessel code and is broadly equivalent to ASMI B31.3