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MEET ENGINEERING STANDARDS
WITH DBB VALVES

Get insights how DBB Valves help you to meet the extremely high
occupational health and safety requirements in the process industry.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY WITH
DOUBLE BLOCK & BLEED VALVES

Occupational accidents and diseases create a human and economic burden, a serious concern for the process industry like oil & gas, chemical or petrochemical industry. Tackling this challenge requires a collective effort by governments, employers and workers to build, implement and continuously strengthen a preventative safety and health culture.

Isolation
Methods:

ADVANTAGE
OF USING A
COMPACT
DBB VALVE

There are safety regulations such as OSHA and different engineering codes & practices that gives us guideline on the different kinds of isolation, isolation levels and where to use them. Note that each country/region or even local plants have different standards and policies.

Learn when to use a Compact DBB Valve for process isolation rather than other isolation methods.

Checklist for your decision -
Double Block and Bleed Valves 

  • Occupational health and safety requirements
    Safety requirements in the process industry are extremely high. When looking for a Double Block and Bleed Valve always consider that the DBB Valve should meet the requirements of OSHA to provide a safe solution for a positive isolation on both sides.
  • Safe locking against unauthorised actuation
    Prefer DBB Valves with a lockable handle/lever. Check if the actuator mounting flanges, unless otherwise specified, are in full accordance with ISO 5211.
  • Certification and Traceability
    Consider that your DBB Valves should have the material test certificate 3.1 according to EN 10204. And an unique code should be stamped on all relevant components linking them with their material and chemical analysis certificates.
  • Fire safe solution
    To ensure a safe working environment prefer DBB Valves which are fire safe tested and certified in acc. with requirements for DBB valves according to API 607 and ISO 10497.
  • Fugitive Emission
    Keep in mind that stringent legal requirements force certain industries to track and limit Fugitive Emissions by using emission-reducing equipment. Use DBB Valves which are tested and certified for fugitive emissions in acc. with requirements for DBB valves according to ISO 15848-1.
  • Face-to-face requirement
    Prefer DBB Valves which meet the face-to-face requirements of ASME B16.10 (where feasible). As a consequence the valve can easily be installed into an existing pipeline without the need for any re-work on the pipeline. And you can avoid occupational accidents and diseases.

DBB Valves
Features and Specifications

  • DBB full bore valves
    Meets the minimum bore
    requirements according to API 6D / ISO
    14313, Table 1.
  • DBB reduced bore valves
    One size below nominal size of valve
    with bore according to API 6D / ISO
    14313, Table 1.
  • Pressure
    Meets pressure class from 150 to
    2,500.
  • Fire safety solution
    Fire safe in acc. to API 607 and ISO
    10497
  • Compliant to NACE
    NACE MR0175 and ISO 15156
  • Factory test
    Factory tested in acc. with ASME B16.34, API 6D / ISO 14313, ISO 5208
  • Manufacturing
    In acc. with the pressure equipment
    directive (PED)

DBB Valve Design
DESIGN MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

2 PIECE DESIGN
DBB - Picture of a DBB valve with 3 piece design - body, 3D model drawing.
3 PIECE DESIGN
DBB - Picture of a DBB valve with 3 piece design - body, 3D model drawing.

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Insights about the Compact DBB Valve compared to other isolation methods
to minimize the risk of occupational accidents and diseases.