Australian Pipeline Valve - Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual 4 API6D THROUGH CONDUIT EXPANDING GATE VALVE - AP400-405 SERIES S A F E T Y I N F O R M A T I O N The following general safety notices supplement the specific warnings and cautions appearing elsewhere in this manual. They are recommended precautions that must be understood and applied during operation and maintenance of the equipment covered herein. This manual provides instructions for storing, general servicing, installation and removal of ball valves. Do not use the gate valve in process conditions where the pressure, temperature, media and other technical conditions exceed the limitations set by the valve’s specifications. When handling fluids that could cause damage to human health, the environment or property, the necessary safety precautions to prevent risk must be taken. APV and it’s resellers refuse any liability for damage to people, property or plant as well as loss of production and loss of income under any circumstances but especially if caused by: Incorrect installation or utilisation of the valve or if the valve installed is not fit for the intended purpose. It is the sole responsibility of the client to ensure the valve type and materials are correctly specified. Do not attempt to disassemble a valve while there is pressure in the line. Make sure both upstream and downstream pressures are removed. Disassemble with caution in the event all pressures are not relieved. To prevent valve distortion, inefficient operation, or early maintenance problems, support piping on each side of the valve. • A valve is a pressurised device containing energised fluids and should be handled with appropriate care. • Valve surface temperature may be dangerously too hot or too cold for skin contact. • Upon disassembly, attention should be paid to the possibility of releasing dangerous and or ignitable accumulated fluids. • Adequate ventilation should be available for service