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Science and Technology

AWWA unites the entire water community by developing and distributing authoritative scientific and technological
knowledge. Through its members, AWWA develops industry standards for products and processes that advance public
health and safety. AWWA also provides quality improvement programs for water and wastewater utilities.

Distribution Valves: Selection,

Installation, Field Testing, and



Second Edition

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Distribution Valves: Selection, Installation, Field Testing,
and Maintenance

Copyright © 1996, 2006 American Water Works Association

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information or retrieval system,
except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for review purposes, without the written permission
of the publisher.

The authors, contributors, editors, and publisher do not assume responsibility for the validity of the
content or any consequences of their use. In no event will AWWA be liable for direct, indirect, special,
incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of information presented in this book. In
particular, AWWA will not be responsible for any costs, including, but not limited to, those incurred as
a result of lost revenue. In no event shall AWWA’s liability exceed the amount paid for the purchase of
this book.

Project Manager/Technical Editor: Melissa Valentine
Production: Claro Systems
Manuals Coordinator: Beth Behner

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Distribution valves :b selection, installation, field testing, and maintenance.--2nd ed.
p. cm. -- (AWWA manual M44)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1-58321-430-5
1. Water-pipes--Valves. 2. Water--Distribution. I. American Water Works Association.

TD491.D576 2006


Printed in the United States of America
American Water Works Association
6666 West Quincy Avenue
Denver, CO 80235

ISBN 1-58321-430-5 Printed on recycled paper


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Valve Tests, Unloading,
Inspection, and Storage

Most valve components are manufactured to standards set by the American Water
Works Association (AWWA) or other organizations such as the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI). These standards typically include test requirements or testing procedures to
ensure that the valves are manufactured to specifications, and the manufacturer
must meet all such requirements and procedures. Valve inspection at the manufac-
turing facility ensures that valves meet those standards and that the valves are in
working order when they are shipped. However, valves should also be tested
operationally when they arrive at the utility and before they are installed.

When valves are manufactured, the work is available for inspection and approval by
the purchaser’s duly authorized inspector. Notice of this requirement should be in the
purchaser’s valve specifications. In-plant inspections provide additional assurance to
the purchaser that the valves meet the requirements of the specification. For in-plant
inspections, the manufacturer provides full facilities for inspection and observation of
tests. The purchaser’s inspector should have access to all places of manufacture
where materials are being produced or fabricated or where tests are conducted. An
affidavit of compliance with the appropriate product standard may be required from
the manufacturer even if the purchaser has an inspector at the plant.

After manufacture, each valve should be subjected to operation and hydrostatic
tests (pressure tests of the valve to ensure that there is no leakage) at the
manufacturer’s plant as specified in the appropriate product standards. Testing
assures the buyer that the valve will perform properly. Tests conducted by the
manufacturer vary based on valve type and product standard. Some of those tests are
described in the following paragraphs.



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