Accession Number:

AD0849552

Title:

Modification and Blast Test of a 16-Inch OCD Valve.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

In 1965 a series of blast tests were performed on several OCD valves, and it was discovered that the valves failed at overpressures as low as 4 psi. The failures occurred in the threads of the stud holding the valve disk to the stem. One of the 16-inch valves was subsequently modified by using tougher steel for the stud and nut and by increasing their threaded areas. A new series of blast tests on the modified valve were conducted as described in this report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE