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Leaking 2 inch Ball Valve in Midstream Pipeline

We investigated the cause of leaking/failure in a 2″ diameter floating ball valve in a midstream pipeline. Graphite packing deformation appeared consistent with the loads that would be generated from volumetric expansion due to water freezing inside the valve.
 

See also:
Failure Analysis & Redesign of a Fracking Pump
Failure Analysis and Repair of an Overpressurized Storage Tank
 
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