Class 150 valve is a pressure rating designation defined by standards organizations, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It indicates the maximum pressure that a valve can withstand under normal operating conditions.
Class 150 rating can be applied to various types of valves, including gate valves, globe valves, ball valves, check valves, butterfly valves, and more. The specific valve type and design depend on the application requirements and the desired flow control function.
The material selection for Class 150 valves depends on factors such as the fluid being handled, temperature, and compatibility with the media. Common materials used for Class 150 valves include carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and bronze.
No, Class 150 valves are not suitable for high-pressure applications. They are designed and rated for systems with a maximum working pressure of 150 psi. If higher pressures are involved, valves with higher pressure ratings should be used.