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Exhaust valve

The photograph above shows an 8" gate valve complete with flat face seals. The sealing faces are clad with stellite and then machined and lapped together to ensure watertight integrity when in the shut position.

The valve can be operated either manually, by the use of a ratchet and lever through the bottom opening of the cover casting (the lower casting in the photograph) or power operated via the travel cylinder arrangement (to the right side of the valve).

Used when the submarine is on the surface or snorting at periscope depth. The function of the valve assembly is to collect the diesel exhaust gases and discharge them to the atmosphere via the diesel exhaust mast. When not in use the valves, which are tested and qualified to the full operating profile of the host platform, are shut ensuring a pressure tight seal.

Technical Specification

MATERIALS
Body
Steel Casting
Cover
Steel Casting
Valve Lid
Steel Casting with Stellite Cladding
Travel Spindle
Steel Clad with Tungsten Carbide
Lid Carrier
Stainless Steel Casting
Travel Cylinder
Cast Iron Casting
Weight
450 Kgs
Dimensions
1000mm x 800mm x 500mm
Pressure (Hydrostatic)
To the maximum operating profile of the host platform.
All materials resistant to salt corrosion and in-service fluids and contaminants.