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A Tradition of Excellence Creative Engineering

With the development of the first rubber seated


for Fluid Systems
butterfly valve more than 70 years ago, the Henry Pratt’s ability to provide practical solutions to complex
Pratt Company became a trusted name in the flow issues is demonstrated by the following case histories.
control industry, setting the standard for product
quality and customer service. Today Pratt provides the Valves Designed for
following range of superior products to the water, Zebra Mussel Control
waste water and power generation industries.
Pratt designed and manufactured a variety of large
BUTTERFLY VALVES: from 3" to 168" size circular and rectangular butterfly valves for use
RECTANGULAR VALVES: 3' x 3' to 12' x 12' in recirculating hot water systems for zebra mussel
control at several Midwestern fossil fuel power
RUBBER OR METAL -SEATED
generating stations.
BALL VALVES: from 4" to 60"

VENTURI FLOW TUBES: from 11⁄2" to 102" Earthquake Proof Valves


CONTROL SYSTEMS Pratt designed and manufactured hydraulically
actuated valves for a water storage application so that
A Commitment to Meeting the valves would automatically operate in the event of
The Customers’ Needs earthquakes. This lead to the development of a valve
that will withstand forces of up to 6g’s.
Henry Pratt valves represent a long-term commitment
to both the customer and to a tradition of product
excellence. This commitment is evident in the number Custom Actuation/
of innovations we have brought to the industries we Isolation Valves
serve. In fact, the Henry Pratt Company was the first Pratt designed and manufactured valves that would
to introduce many of the flow control products in use isolate a working chamber in the event of a nuclear
today, including the first rubber seated butterfly valve, emergency during the decommissioning of armed
one of the first nuclear N-Stamp valves, and the nuclear warheads. The valves were able to close in a
bonded seat butterfly valve. millisecond using specially designed Pratt electro-
pneumatic actuators.
Innovative Products
For Unique Applications Valves Designed for
Though many of the standard valves we produce are
Harsh Environments
used in water filtration and distribution applications, Pratt designed and manufactured a 144" diameter
Pratt has built a reputation on the ability to develop butterfly valve for the emergency cooling system at
specialized products that help customers to meet their a jet engine test facility. The valve was designed to
individual operational challenges. supply water to help dissipate the tremendous heat
generated by the engines during testing.

Through experience, commitment and creative engineering,


Pratt is uniquely suited to provide superior products for our customers’
special needs. For more information, contact our corporate headquarters
in Aurora, Illinois or your local Pratt sales representative.
401 South Highland Avenue
Aurora, Illinois 60506-5563
www.henrypratt.com
phone: 630.844.4000
fax: 630.844.4160

Table Of Contents
PAGE
Scope of Line: Valve Actuators .....................................................................................1

Manual Actuators
Dimensional Data ..................................................................................................................2
MDT Mounting Positions........................................................................................................2

Actuator Characteristic Curves.....................................................................................3

Hand Lever Actuator .........................................................................................................3

Actuator Design Parts List..............................................................................................4

Suggested Specifications ...............................................................................................4

Buried Service Actuator ...................................................................................................5


Buried Service Accessories ...................................................................................................5
Diviner Position Indicator .......................................................................................................5

Features & Benefits of the Traveling Nut Actuator ................................................6

Optional Actuator Styles..................................................................................................6

Actuator Extensions
Extension Stem with AWWA Nut ...........................................................................................7
Extension Bonnet...................................................................................................................7
Floorstands ............................................................................................................................7
External Packing Bonnet .......................................................................................................7
Steady Bearing ......................................................................................................................7

Sales Representative Office Listing ............................................................................8

Valves for the 21st Century


Scope of Line: VALVE ACTUATORS
Pratt offers a wide variety
of actuator styles to suit a
multitude of applications.
The Pratt valve is
available with manual,
buried service,
submersible service,
hydraulic or pneumatic,
and electric actuators.
Every actuator is
specifically designed for
long life in utility service
with minimum
maintenance.

When manual actuation is


required, the Pratt model
MDT traveling nut type
actuator is the ideal
option for the Pratt valve.
Pratt MDT manual
actuators are available
with a 2" nut for buried,
submersible or vault
service. For above
ground applications, the MDT is available with a Each actuator can be mounted in various positions for
handwheel or chainwheel. Hand levers are available maximum convenience in installation and operation.
for valve sizes up to 10 inches. Pratt can mount the actuator directly on the valve, or
on an actuator extension
Actuators for open/close service, throttling or to suit your application.
modulating service are all available in hydraulic, The actuator position can
pneumatic and electric models. Pratt supplies a variety be rotated about the valve
of actuator accessories. Each accessory is designed to stem as indicated on the
meet specific operating requirements. project drawings.

Details of Pratt’s MDT


manual actuator and
accessory product
offerings are featured in
this bulletin. More
information on electric and
pneumatic actuator styles
that are available to be
mounted on Henry Pratt
valves, can be found in
other bulletins.

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MANUAL ACTUATORS
Traveling Nut Type Manual Actuator
The Pratt MDT traveling nut type actuator is the ideal The MDT actuator
manual actuation option for Pratt butterfly valves. The maintains exact valve
MDT provides characterized closure, which means the position under conditions
disc travel slows down in relation to the rotation of the of fluctuating, turbulent
handwheel or operating nut as it approaches the and intermittent flow
closed position. This feature helps to minimize the without sacrificing ease
possibility of line shock. of operation.
Pratt Model 2FII
Unlike other designs, the Pratt MDT actuator is In complete conformity With Handwheel Actuator
designed to withstand up to 450 ft. lbs. of input torque to the latest revision of
(open or closed positions) against the stops. This AWWA Standard C504, the Pratt butterfly valve,
exceeds AWWA C504 design requirements by 50%. coupled with the MDT actuator, offers single source
responsibility for both actuator and valve. In order to
meet your just in time delivery requirements, Pratt
Spur Gear End Cover
maintains inventory on 3" through 48" butterfly valves
with a variety of MDT actuation styles to suit your
J application. Consult factory for availability.
L

MDT MOUNTING POSITIONS


NOTES:
Clockwise to close (open left) unless otherwise noted.
Spur gear and end Cover applies only to the MDT-6S.
PRATT

OPEN

Chainwheel Handwheel
PRATT

OPEN

2" St’d.
AWWA Nut
PRATT
W= V=
DIA. DIA. OPEN

N P
CLO SED

S Standard Position Alternate Position


Q
T
R

Valve MDT # Turns


Size Size J L M N P Q R S T V W to Close
3" to 12" MDT-2S 47⁄8 2 21⁄8 2 41⁄2 41⁄4 75⁄8 77⁄8 77⁄8 8 91⁄8 32
14", 16" MDT-3S 7 ⁄4
1
2 ⁄16
7
3 ⁄4 1
3 ⁄32
5
5 ⁄8
5
5 ⁄8
3
9 ⁄4
1
10 ⁄2
1
10 12 9 ⁄8
1
30
18" to 24" MDT-4S 8 2 ⁄16
13
3 ⁄8 3
4 7 ⁄16
5
6 ⁄4
3
10 ⁄2 1
11 ⁄2
1
11 12 9 ⁄8
1
40
*30", 36" MDT-5 10 5 ⁄8
3
4 ⁄2 1
5 ⁄2 1
8 ⁄4
3
10 17 17 ⁄8
1
17 ⁄8
7
18 16 ⁄16 7
44
*36", 42" MDT-5S 103⁄4 61⁄8 55⁄8 7 105⁄8 1515⁄16 1911⁄16 20 203⁄4 24 221⁄4 136
*42", 48" MDT-6S 12 ⁄8
7
7 ⁄8
5
7 8 ⁄4 1
12 ⁄8 5
18 ⁄8
5
26 ⁄2 1
26 ⁄4
3
25 ⁄8
7
24 22 ⁄4 1
215
*Note: Actuator sizing is determined by flow rate and working pressure operating conditions.

Valves for the 21st Century page 2


MANUAL ACTUATORS
Actuator Characteristic Curves
The actuator characteristic curves below illustrate the used on valves larger than 12" in diameter feature a
total travel of the disc achieved by turning the valve link-lever system (see illustrations on page 4). The
actuator (shown in increments of 10%) from closed to MDT actuator provides for maximum slow down as the
full open position. The Pratt MDT-2S actuator which is valve approaches the closed position, thus reducing
used on valves ranging from 3" to 12", features a the possibility of line shock.
slotted-lever design. The MDT-3S through MDT-6S

Actuator Characteristic Curves


Open 90˚ Open 90˚

80 80
DISC POSITION (in degrees)

DISC POSITION (in degrees)


70 70

60 60

50 50

40 40

30 30

20 20

10 10

Closed 0˚ Closed 0˚
0% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100% 0% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100%

ACTUATOR STROKE (in percent of total travel) ACTUATOR STROKE (in percent of total travel)
MDT-2S MDT-3S
Open 90˚ Open 90˚

80 80
DISC POSITION (in degrees)

DISC POSITION (in degrees)

70 70

60 60

50 50

40 40

30 30

20 20

10 10

Closed 0˚ Closed 0˚
0% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100% 0% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100%

ACTUATOR STROKE (in percent of total travel) ACTUATOR STROKE (in percent of total travel)
MDT-4S AND MDT-5 MDT-5S, MDT-6S

Hand Lever Style


Pratt offers extra heavy steel hand locked with a wing nut to eliminate Valve Actuator
levers furnished with a comfortable vibration or chattering. Size Size K
non-metallic hand grip for easy
operation. Standard lever lengths are 12 3" to 6" L-12" 12
inches for valves through 6 inches 8" to 10" L-18" 18
Pratt hand levers operate similarly in size, and 18 inches for 8 inch K
to a tee wrench, and are available and 10 inch valves.
for valves sizes up to 10 inches.
PR T
AT

For throttling, the lever is moved


N
PE

to any desired position and

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MANUAL ACTUATORS
Actuator Design Parts List
SLOTTED LEVER (4"–12") LINK-LEVER (14"–48") 1. Housing — Provides structural
support plus protection for internal
operating mechanism. Mounts to
1 valve trunnion with four bolts.
Gasket between housing and
cover prevents infiltration of dirt
3 6 3 and moisture.

2. Screw Rod — Precision-


4 7 machined, high strength steel.

5 4 3. Stop Limiting Collars — Built-in,


threaded into position and pinned.
Exceeds AWWA C504 standard for
2 5 input torque requirements to
eliminate the possibility of damage
to actuator housing, mechanism or
3 disc-shaft assembly.

4. Lever — Rugged casting built to


transmit torques from slider nut to
valve shaft. On link-lever design,
takes up higher portion of nut
Suggested Specifications movement at the “closing” end of
the screw.
Manual actuators shall be of the traveling nut, self-locking type
and shall be designed to hold the valve in any intermediate 5. Key — Actuator is keyed to valve
position between fully open and fully closed without creeping or shaft.
fluttering. Actuators shall be equipped with mechanical stop-limiting
devices to prevent overtravel of the disc in the open and closed 6. Slider Nut — Precision machined
positions. Valves shall close with a (clockwise) (counter-clockwise) to mate perfectly with screw rod
rotation. Actuators shall be fully enclosed and designed to produce and lever. Capable of withstanding
the specified torque with a maximum pull of 80 lb. on the 450 ft. lb. input torque against stop
handwheel or chainwheel. Actuator components shall collar.
withstand an input of 450 Ft. Lbs. at extreme
actuator position without damage. Manual 7. Dual-Link Construction — One
actuators shall be Pratt MDT. link above the screw (shown) and
one below (hidden), adds strength
Pratt MDT actuator in assembly. and prevents misalignment and
jamming of slider nut.

Valves for the 21st Century page 4


BURIED SERVICE ACTUATOR
Rugged, Feature Packed Construction

Designed and developed by Henry Pratt specifically for buried


service applications, Pratt’s buried service MDT traveling nut
actuator is mounted on the Pratt Groundhog butterfly valve.
The buried service MDT actuator is lubricated for the life of
the valve. Because of its fully grease packed construction, the
actuator can be operated without maintenance under
ground-water conditions. As long as the cover, gasket, and
seals remain intact, there is no need to worry about damage
resulting from water infiltration.

Completely in conformity to the latest revision of AWWA


Standard C504, the Pratt buried service MDT actuator has a
mechanical stop which will withstand an input torque of 450 ft.
lbs against the stop. It can be relied upon to maintain exact
valve position under conditions of fluctuating, turbulent and Pratt Groundhog
intermittent flow. with buried service actuator
Diviner Ground Level
Position Indicator
Buried Service Accessories

A variety of accessories can be


used with Pratt’s buried service Typical 5" Soil
MDT actuator. A conventional valve Pipe Application
box or five inch soil pipe can be
used to provide ready access to the
AWWA nut (by means of a tee
wrench) after backfilling. These
items can be obtained from your
local Pratt distributor.

Diviner Ground Level


Position Indicator
The Diviner® position indicator is shipped for field assembly
The Pratt Diviner is a valve position complete with cast iron adapter (1) and cap screws, guide
indicator used for buried valves to bushing (2), position indicator (3), flexible washer (4), and
a two-inch square AWWA nut (5) with set screw. The
enable you to identify valve position adapter fits a standard 51⁄4" valve box (6) or 5 inch cast iron
at a glance, direction and number soil pipe bell utilizing a cast cover with skirt depth of 1" or
less (7). Extension stems (8) are available in 5-foot and
of turns to open or close the valve. 10-foot lengths and can be ordered separately at extra cost.
It is installed in a standard 51⁄4"
buried valve box just below the
removable valve box cover. The
Diviner is used in conjunction with
an extension stem (see Actuator
Extensions on page 7) that is
available in 5' or 10' lengths at an
additional cost.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS
OF THE TRAVELING NUT ACTUATOR
Features of the Benefits of the
Traveling Nut Actuator Traveling Nut Actuator

■ Specifically designed for quarter turn valves ■ The peak output torque of a traveling nut actuator
occurs at the same position as the peak torque
requirement of the butterfly valve.

■ Slows down valve travel as the disc ■ The traveling nut actuator controls the valve disc
approaches the closed position with extreme precision which reduces disc
vibration and chatter.

■ Threaded input shaft ■ The traveling nut actuator has many threads
which keep the input shaft free from stress,
therefore creating lower contact pressures.

■ Input stops are rated at 450 ft. lbs. ■ The input stops are capable of withstanding 11⁄2
times the AWWA C504 required input torque at
full open or closed positions without damage to
the valve or actuator.

OPTIONAL ACTUATOR STYLES


Submerged Service Actuators

At Henry Pratt’s manufacturing facility, the buried service MDT actuator can be converted to an actuator which is
suitable for continuous submerged service. Our capable engineering staff will evaluate your specific submersible
conditions, and determine the MDT design modifications necessary to suit your application.

Worm Gear Actuators

Henry Pratt furnishes worm gear actuators upon request. Pratt offers a variety of different manufacturers’ designs
tailored to each project specification requirement.

Cylinder and Electric Motor Actuators

Henry Pratt valves can be equipped with a wide range of cylinder and electric motor actuators to meet your special
operating requirements. See Pratt Cylinder Actuator and Electric Motor bulletins, or consult our factory for additional
information.

Valves for the 21st Century page 6


ACTUATOR EXTENSIONS
Pratt offers a variety of actuator extensions which can be used for manual, cylinder or electric actuators. The choice
of extension style is determined by the need for valve position indication, location of the actuator and application.

Extension Applications
Extension Stem with AWWA Nut Diviner Handwheel Floorstand, Torque Tube
■ Used to extend the 2" nut on a buried service Floorstand, Motor Actuator on Floorstand
actuator. ■ Choice of floorstands or torque tube floorstand
■ Extension stems are available in 5 foot and 10 are determined by the need for valve position
foot lengths, made of carbon steel, and can be indication and angular alignment.
special ordered in stainless steel and longer
lengths. External Packing Bonnet
■ There are two styles offered based on valve size.
Extension Bonnet Both styles serve the same purpose; to allow for
■ Used to extend the actuator from the valve in the valve packing to be replaced without
situations when there may be space constraints, removing the actuator.
or it is not desirable to mount the actuator directly
on the valve. Steady Bearing
■ Can be used for submerged service (such as ■ A steady bearing is a support designed to restrict
reservoir inlet) and buried service applications. the bending of a long vertical pipe.

Top View of Diviner Handwheel


Extension Stem Hand Wheel Floorstand
FLOORSTAND Motor Actuator Steady
With AWWA Nut Floorstand
MOTOR OPERATOR Bearing
ON FLOORSTAND
EN
OP

REMOVABLE 3/8"
COVER

2" ST’D *To be


AWWA NUT
361⁄2" determined
by customer
when wall
41⁄2" DIA. 36" bracket is
⁄"
12
required.

177⁄8"
UNIVERSAL
JOINT
141⁄2"
UNIVERSAL JOINT

10˚ MAX.
OFFSET
Torque Tube
Extension Floorstand
TORQUE TUBE
FLOORSTAND
1-1/4" SQ.
EXTENSION External
SHAFT
FURNISHED
Bonnet
BONNET Packing
IN 10'-0" Used on mod-
LENGTHS. els XR and XL Bonnet
TO BE CUT &
ASSEMBLED 10˚ MAX OFFSET valves size 24"
BY CUSTOMER S and above EXTERNAL
CLO ED
IN FIELD. PACKING BONNET
UNIVERSAL JOINT
321⁄8"
10": VALVES TO 60"
11": VALVES 66" & UP
1"

Support bracket
when required

2" Adjustment

7"

12
⁄" Used on 20"
valves and
Torque tube and below
extensions bonnet
lengths to be
determined by
customer

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To design and manufacture valves for fluid service that
exceed our customers’ quality and delivery expectations.
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