## Clearance CV Calculation

## Clearance CV Calculation

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Hi

i just wanted to calculate the clearance CV for control valves.

i have calculated the cross sectional area for plug OD and cage ID and K factor for the cage.

Herewith i have tried with actual CV calculated formula

But i couldn't get the exact clearance CV values since the declared sizing value is mismatched with the calculated value.

Thanks

i just wanted to calculate the clearance CV for control valves.

i have calculated the cross sectional area for plug OD and cage ID and K factor for the cage.

Herewith i have tried with actual CV calculated formula

**CV = Area * K factor**But i couldn't get the exact clearance CV values since the declared sizing value is mismatched with the calculated value.

*Could you please anyone help to find the exact formula for the clearance CV calculation?*Thanks

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## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

The equation to obtain the Cv is:

Cv = 0.037Q[1/vDP]**0.5

Q is the Flow rate in m3/h, v the specific volume in m3/kg and DP the valve pressure drop in kg/cm2

## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

Thanks for the reply... My question is different and very general from the design point of view. it is not related to sizing...

It is irrespective of the flow rate and pressure drop to find out the clearance flow in the valve between cage and plug by their area with the help of k-factor.

Dinu...

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## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

Perhaps you could tell what the Cv you want is used for and then people could figure out what you are looking for.

## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

From the design point of view, Specific Valve CV will be calculated based on the area for a whole which is available in the flow passage area in the valve with the help of some coefficient (normally called as K factor universal). here there will be a term clearance flow which is derived from the clearance area between the plug and cage.

for example:

My Plug OD - 1.618" and Cage Id - 1.626"

so the clearance area is - 0.0204 sq.in.

we need to calculate the CV for the clearance area = Area * K factor (here i will take k factor as 26 from the cage)(normally k factors is varied based on the design for each and every manufacturer.)

CV = 0.0204 * 26

CV will be 0.5297

but i need to confirm the formula which i have used. because we are using the same formula for finding the individual component CV calculation. but i am not sure about clearance CV. since my calculated value and defined value in our system was different. so i have made this post for clarification.

Hope it will clear what i have really asked?

Dinu...

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## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

I have never heard of any part of a valve called a cage and you haven't said what the number tells the user of the valve about the valve characteristic.

## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

Please read the Emerson handbook for valves for your further understanding about

valve componentsandclearance flow...https://www.emerson.com/documents/automation/contr...

here clearance flow will calculate irrespective of characteristics.

Dinu...

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## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

Thank you so much for your help. it means a lot.

i got your points, Yes the data had come from the test values and even we are using the some error factors to find out non tested valve CV values. however i am just trying to confirm the theoretical method behind the fact of test values.

Thank You Once again...

Dinu...

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## RE: Clearance CV Calculation

Clearance flow and Clearance CV having the same definition as well the same meaning only and the changes will be in the units... it will helpful when we are in to valve application. the formula will be correct only as SPDL310 also mentioned. but it has to adjust the K factors due to some flow type variations and area ratio issues. hope i can do CFD and try to get some further more clear view....

Thank You so much once again.