API 600: Important Clauses on Valve Design

The course on API 600: Clauses on Valves has been developed to explain the fundamentals of Piping Engineering in a particular project in detail. The content is organized in a systematic manner so that the first timers can also understand. Course content is based on practical problems and solutions, which is created by experienced professionals with decades of experience in the relevant field.

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The purpose of this article is to give answers to the basic questions about the course which commonly comes into the mind before enrolling to the published courses. So Let’s begin with details and look at various sections of the article.


What you’ll learn in this course?


Understanding the Scope of API 600

  • List out the Salient features

  • Understanding the relations between various associated API & ASME std

  • Detailed discussion on Valve stem types

  • Detailed discussion on valve wedges

  • Small Case study on bonnet thickness calculations with practical examples

  • Various applicable clauses

To understand Valve end connections requirements

To determine the inside diameter of the valve

To understand the wedge & Body guide

To decide wear travel

About stem design

To design packing box & lantern ring

About fugitive emissions requirements

Valve operator types

Valve materials Clauses

  • Non-trim materials

  • Trim materials

FAQs: Frequently asked Questions

Following questions have been answered in detail in the course:

API 600 covers bolted bonnet steel gate valves for the petroleum and natural gas industries, specifically where “corrosion, erosion, and other service conditions indicate a need for full port openings, heavy wall sections, and extra-large stem diameters.

What is the difference between API 6D and API 600?

What is the difference between API 600, 602 and API 6D valves. API 600, 602 are heavy duty valves for petroleum refinery and related services. API 6D mainly applies to Pipeline valves.

What is API 6D testing?

It is the standard that provides specifications for ball valves, check valves, gate valves, and even plug valves used mainly in pipelines.

Is API 600 A full port?

The Api 600 gives the range of flow pass, this is between reduced to full port.

What is the latest edition of API 598?

Revision: 10th Edition, October 2016. Published Date: October 2016.

What is API 6D?

This specification defines the requirements for the design, manufacturing, assembly, testing, and documentation of ball, check, gate, and plug valves for application in pipeline and piping systems for the petroleum and natural gas industries.

What is the difference between API 598 and API 6D?

Difference In Test Medium

For low-pressure closure tests, the test medium for API 598 is air or inter gas, whereas the test medium for API 6D is air or nitrogen. For high-pressure closure tests, the test medium for API 598 is air, kerosene, inert gas, water, or non-corrosive liquid.

What does API 608 mean?

API 608 is a standard which exceeds the requirements set by ASME B16. 34, thereby offering a superior level of performance for the rigorous requirements of the petrochemical, power, oil and gas and water treatment markets.

What is the difference between API 600 and API 602?

This specification covers the same details small forged gate valves that API 600 does for larger valves. API 602 further gives dimensions for extended body valves which are used extensively in industrial facilities. Another important gate valve specification is ASME B16. 34

What is the duration of course

Total duration of the course is 1 hour. However, it is recommended to watch the lecture at least thrice, so that the fundamentals covered can be easily grabbed.

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Recommendations to proceed further

  • It is highly recommended that watching all the lecture continuously in a single sitting should be avoided. 
  • Prepare a schedule of 1-2 hours on daily basis.
  • Write down the learning in short or in the form of your own notes 
  • List out the queries or doubts and share at Forums of Engineers Land.
  • Join Telegram group and register to keep yourself updated with the latest published content on EPCLand and Engineers Land.

Top Benefits of Piping Engineering course

  1. Lifetime access once enrolled
  2. Same lecture can be watched as many times as you want
  3. Flexibility of time and location
  4. Readymade notes which can be referred before interviews and working on live projects
  5. Become part of professional communities on Telegram & Engineers Land. 

Prerequisites of this course

  1. Willingness to learn
  2. Complete clarity on where you see yourself after 3-5 years
  3. Awareness of Energy sector (Click here to read about Scope of Piping Engineers)

How to be an expert in piping engineering

Recommended courses (Published on EPCLand):

  1. Basics of Piping Engineering
  2. Piping Layout Engineering
  3. Piping Material Engineering 
  4. Material Requisitions 
  5. Piping Material Specifications
  6. Piping Stress Analysis
  7. Complete Course on Piping Engineering
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Don’t miss 7 Free courses available for Enrolment

Along with the above mentioned recommend courses, there are 7 free course which available on EPCLand platform. These courses are just published so that the candidates can get use to the interface of EPCLand and get a feel how the lectures are available and organised on this platform. Following are the links to the free courses:

  1. Email Etiquettes: Professional Writing
  2. Piping Engineering: Fundamentals and Q&A
  3. Introduction to Process Industry
  4. Microsoft Teams: Various Tools & Features
  5. MS-Excel: Basics & Advance Excel Tips
  6. All about Valves: Classification & Types
  7. Cover letter for Jobs II Do’s & Don’ts

Recommended YouTube Playlists

  1. 2 minutes FundasSeries: Explains hundreds of Piping Engineering fundamentals in less than 2 minutes
  2. Piping questions and answers: It talks about various Questions & Answers to understand the engineering fundamentals
  3. Piping Engineering Interview preparation: This Section talks about the various questions which are generally aske during interviews
  4. Subscribe YouTube Channel:  Highly recommended to subscribe the Oil and Gas Fundas YouTube channel for various updates

To conclude, this article talks about the course details on API 600: Clauses on Valves explaining what is covered and how to approach after Enrollment. Moreover, it explains how to be part of various professional communities related to piping engineering where candidates can join various ongoing discussions and share the queries.

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