Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12Australian Pipeline Valve - Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual 3 SOFT SEATED PLUG TYPE NEEDLE VALVE - S-H1, S-M5A, S-M5F, S-M9S 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 caution as appearing in this manual. They are recommended precautions that must be understood and applied during operation and maintenance of the equipment covered in this I.O.M. This manual provides instructions for storing, general servicing, installation and removal of needle valves. APV - Flowturn 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 intended purpose. It is the sole responsibility of the client to ensure the valve type and materials are correctly specified. Never attempt to disassemble a valve while there is pressure in the line. Ensure both upstream and downstream pressures are removed. Disassemble with caution in the event all pressures are not relieved. Even when replacing packing seals, caution is necessary to avoid possible injury. To prevent valve bending, damage, inefficient operation, or early maintenance problems, support piping on each side of the valve. • A valve is a pressurised mechanism containing energised fluids under pressure and consequently wshould 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. • Ensure adequate ventilation is available for service.