The Clampseal fire-safe forged globe valves are designed for plants where fire safety is a major concern. The fire-safe valves are available in Y, angle and T-pattern configurations in 0.5- through 4-inch sizes; up to ANSI 4500 pressure ratings; and with NPT, butt weld or socket weld ends. The valve contains a simple mechanism that compensates for thermal expansion. As a result of this and other design features, the valve meets API fire-safe standards by high margins. The testing procedure calls for the test valve to be placed in-line and pressurized for 75% of rated pressure, then subjected to a 1,400 to 1,800°F fire for 30 minutes. The valve is then quenched with water to cool it to ambient temperature, cycled to prove operability, then subjected to further testing. The valve is required to maintain strict leakage allowances during and after the burn.