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The information presented in this brochure is for informational purposes only. For actual design
assistance please visit our website at www.mooneycontrols.com or see your local representative.
2005 Dresser, Inc.
Mooney is a registered trademark of Dresser, Inc. FlowTap is a trademark of Dresser, Inc.
Patent Pending.

Farm tap style regulators just took a technological leap


forward with Mooney FlowTap Series Regulators. FlowTap
Regulators feature more usable capacity, improved shut-off
and full capacity relief. FlowTap Regulators can control pressure of natural gas, air and a variety of other gases for set
points up to 250 psi, and flow rates up to 58000 scfh.

FlowTap Regulators are available in three


different configurations:
FlowTap-Std. (Internal Sense): This is the standard design
which internally senses outlet pressure to maintain an accurate
control set point.
FlowTap-M (Monitor/Remote Sense): This design allows for
remote sensing of the control pressure through an 1/4 NPT
connection and control line connected 8 to 10 pipe diameters
downstream of the regulator.
FlowTap-R (Relief): This design incorporates a full capacity
relief* valve attached to the diaphragm case assembly to
protect a downstream system from over-pressurization;
eliminating the need for a separate relief valve.
*Refer to inlet pressure limitations and relief capacity charts.

Applications
Farm Tap
Well Head
Industrial
Small District Regulator
Monitor Regulator
Regulator with Built in Relief

regulators
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Innovative Four-Bar Linkage Assembly


Unmatched performance is achieved because of an innovative
variable rate linkage that maximizes valve stroke and allows the
FlowTap to droop less and flow more than comparable devices
at the same set point. A built in mechanical advantage for extra
closing force pushes the plug seal onto the orifice seat to
assure bubble-tight shut-off.
Less droop
Extra shut-off force
Robust SST Construction

Split Spring Case Design

Four-bar Linkage

Changing springs is easy and can be accomplished without


depressurizing the regulator. Companies can stock fewer
regulators and simply keep an assortment of springs for each
application. Verifying the actual spring installed in the regulator
is no longer a difficult task.

Larger Diaphragm
A larger than average effective area aids sensitivity and
increases shut-off force.

Robust Construction
The diaphragm casing has a full 250 psig rating. A built-in
hard stop limits diaphragm stroke preventing damage in case
the outlet system is accidentally over-pressured.

Full Capacity Relief


Split Spring Case Design

FlowTap Relief Regulator incorporates a high capacity relief


device designed to have enough capacity to prevent a system
from being over-pressured.*
* Refer to the relief capacities section of this brochure for details.

Orientation
FlowTap Regulators may be installed in any position. Additionally
the actuator may be rotated in four positions relative to the valve
body to accommodate a variety of space constraints.*
* Refer to installation instructions and recommendations.

Vibration & Tamper Resistance


Full Capacity Relief

A lock-nut on the adjusting screw prevents set point changes


due to vibration and deters tampering.

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Principle of Operation
FlowTap Regulators are self-operated pressure reducing regulators only (ie: they can only
control downstream pressure). It is a force balanced device in that spring compression
produces a force that directly opposes the force created by outlet pressure acting on the
surface area of the diaphragm. FlowTap valve assemblies (plug, seal, and orifice) are
connected to the spring and diaphragm assembly by a four-bar linkage designed to maximize valve stroke for a small amount of diaphragm movement. When downstream demand
increases, outlet pressure drops and diaphragm force is reduced, allowing spring force to
move the valve plug away from the orifice resulting in an increased flow through the valve.
When demand is satisfied, outlet pressure under the diaphragm increases and the resulting
force pushes the valve plug onto the orifice shutting off flow through the valve.

Closed Position

Open Position

Relief Option
The relief assembly bolts onto the diaphragm case
of the FlowTap - R Regulator. Spring compression
produces a spring force that directly opposes the
pressure force acting across the surface area of the
relief valve plug. In the normally closed condition
the spring force exceeds the pressure force on the
seat and the relief valve is closed.

Closed Position

When outlet pressure exceeds the set-point of the relief


valve, the force of outlet pressure on the seat exceeds
the spring force and the valve opens, to protect the
downstream system from over-pressurization. The
relief valve reseats and shuts off when the outlet
pressure decreases to the relief valve reseat pressure.

Open Position
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Table 1

Table 2

FlowTap Models

FlowTap Spring Ranges

Model

Stock Number
FT-1
FT-1R
FT-1M
FT-2
FT-2R
FT-2M

1 NPT
1 NPT with Type 40 Relief
1 NPT Monitor/Remote Sense
3/4 NPT
3/4 NPT with Type 40 Relief
3/4 NPT Monitor/Remote Sense

Spring Range
5-20 psig

Color
YELLOW

15-40 psig

GREEN

30-80 psig

RED

50-125 psig

ORANGE

100-250 psig

DARK BLUE

*All springs adjust between 0 psi and the high published set
point for each spring. The published range is to help users
select the optimum spring for operational performance at the
desired set point.

Table 3

FlowTap Pressure Ratings


Orifice

Max
Inlet
(psig)

Max Outlet

FlowTap-Monitor/
Ext.Sense Model Only
(psig)

Max
Sense/
Diaphragm
Casing

Max
Spring
Case
(All Models)

Max
Diff.

Max
Flow

(All Models)
(psig)

(scfh) @
Max Diff.

1/8

1000

1000

1000

16000

1000

1000

1000

35400

1/4

900

900

55500

3/8

400

400

400

57800

1/2

250

250

250

58100

250 psig

900

250 psig

250 psig

Table 4

Table 5

Materials of Construction

FlowTap R

Material

Body

Ductile Iron A395

Diaphragm Housing

Die Cast Aluminum

Spring Case

Die Cast Aluminum

Diaphragm

Nitrile/Aluminum

Seals

Nitrile

Bolting

ASTM A 193 B-7

Spring

Music Wire

Temperature

(All Models)

3/16

Component

Max Outlet
Body

(Standard &
Relief Models)

Working:
-20F-150F
Emergency:
-40F-175F

Relief Spring
Range

Color

40-60 psig
60-75 psig

Stainless
White

NOTE: The FlowTap-R cannot be set to control at a


pressure above the relief set point.

Sizing
Published capacities are based on the Universal Gas Sizing Equation
and published flow coefficients for each orifice size (Table 6).
Table 6

FlowTap Coefficients
Orifice

1/8

3/16

1/4

3/8

1/2 Relief Device

Cg

12

27

47

108

170

660

C1

32

31

32

34

38

35*

* Estimated value.

Universal Gas Sizing Equation


Q = P1

520 Cg Sin
GT

3417

C1

P1- P2
P1

Degrees

Q = Flow Rate (SCFH)

C1 = Valve Recovery Coefficient (C1 = Cg / Cv)

Cg = Gas Sizing Coefficient

Cv = Liquid Sizing Coefficient

P1 = Inlet Pressure (psia)

G = Specific Gravity (0.6 for Natural Gas)

P2 = Outlet Pressure (psia)

T = Temperature (Rankine) (T = 460 + F)

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Sizing software is available from your MOONEY manufacturers representative.

Droop
FlowTapRegulators are self-operated regulators that require a drop in outlet pressure in order to open.
Expect a 5-13% drop in outlet pressure (droop) in order to achieve full capacity of the regulator, the actual
percentage being dependent on the set point, spring range and orifice size selected.

Monitor Capacity*

Over-Pressure Protection

Table 7
Two Regulators in Series

.707 (x SCFH)

* Special sizing consideration must be made for monitor


regulator sets. An approximate 30% loss of capacity occurs
when two equal size regulators are piped in series. Multiply
the flow rate by a factor of .707 if two regulators with equal
size orifices are used in series.

All FlowTap Regulators have an outlet pressure rating


(250 psi) that is less than the inlet pressure rating.
If the inlet pressure exceeds the outlet pressure
rating then some form of over pressure protection
is required to protect the FlowTap Regulator from
being over-pressured.
Refer to United States Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety Regulations, Research and Special
Programs Administration, Natural Gas Part 192 and/or
other applicable local or governmental codes for
specific overpressure protection relief requirements.
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The sizing charts on pages 6 & 7 indicate the maximum flow rate through the valve under the given conditions. It is
recommended that the maximum valve flowrate be 20% greater than the maximum required flow rate for the application.
Sizing Charts

FlowTap Full Open Capacities (scfh). Natural Gas, Sp. Gravity 0.6 @ 60F
Inlet Outlet
(P1)
psig

10
15
20
30
40
50
60
70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
15
20
30
40
50
60
70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000

Orifice Size (inches)


1/8
3/16
1/4

3/8

1/2

(P2)
psig

5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10

(P1)
psig

285
406
506
682
845
1002
1157
1312
1777
2552
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
319
452
656
832
997
1157
1312
1777
2552
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720

656
930
1153
1545
1906
2255
2604
2952
3998
5741
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941

735
1039
1496
1886
2251
2604
2952
3998
5741
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369

1115
1591
1981
2670
3308
3926
4533
5139
6960
9993
13027
16061
19095

1248
1772
2571
3259
3904
4533
5139
6960
9993
13027
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366

2444
3524
4422
6024
7520
9021
10415
11809
15992
22964

2730
3912
5746
7347
8856
10415
11809
15992
22964
29935
36906
43878

3518
5149
6536
9047
11413
14200
16394
18589
25173

3913
5684
8509
11017
13402
16394
18589
25173
36146
47120

Select the spring range for optimum performance at each set point.

5-20

15-40

30-80

Table 8
Gas

Air

Correction Factor 0.775

30
40
50
60
70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
40
50
60
70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
50
60
70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000

Nitrogen Propane Vapor Butane Helium


0.789

0.628

0.548

Orifice Size (inches)


1/8
3/16
1/4

Inlet Outlet

2.07

20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45
45

534
765
957
1133
1300
1777
2552
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
606
862
1070
1257
1765
2552
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
496
858
1113
1708
2543
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720

1230
1751
2179
2569
2940
3998
5741
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
1397
1978
2444
2861
3989
5741
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
1149
1977
2554
3885
5737
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369

Hydrogen Methane
2.93

NOTE: To convert flow rates using gases, multiply any flow valve on pages 6 and 7 by the appropriate correction factor.

3/8

1/2

2093
2997
3748
4436
5090
6960
9993
13027
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

4598
6656
8389
9988
11517
15992
22964
29935
36906
43878
57820

6632
9758
12447
14954
17365
25173
36146
47120
58093

2374
3378
4193
4925
6914
9993
13027
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

5199
7468
9336
11030
15672
22964
29935
36906
43878
57820

7465
10877
13747
16382
23692
36146
47120
58093

1944
3360
4359
6688
9959
13027
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

4226
7369
9626
14989
22632
29935
36906
43878
57820

6000
10602
13998
22281
34338
47120
58093

(P2)
psig

1.04

FlowTap Full Open Capacities (scfh). Natural Gas, Sp. Gravity 0.6 @ 60F
Inlet Outlet
(P1)
psig

70
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
100
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
150
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000

Orifice Size (inches)


1/8
3/16
1/4

3/8

1/2

3071
6204
9808
13027
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

6694
13758
22106
29935
36906
43878
57820

9545
20131
33141
47120
58093

4886
9368
12823
16061
19095
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

10694
20899
28933
36906
43878
57820

8551
12450
15835
19026
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

18896
27869
35756
43227
57820

27504
41358
53745

6635
11619
15390
18783
25163
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

14500
25766
34469
42371
57820

20750
37704
51194

(P2)
psig

60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

30-80

784
1584
2504
3326
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
1247
2392
3374
4101
4875
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
2183
3179
4043
4858
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
1694
2967
3929
4796
6424
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720

1813
3626
5678
7484
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
2877
5456
7418
9227
10969
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
5008
7236
9157
10962
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
3911
6791
8943
10868
14455
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369

50-125

100-250

15341
30860
43446
58093

Inlet Outlet
(P1)
psig

200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
200
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
250
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000
300
400
500
600
700
800
900
1000

Orifice Size (inches)


1/8
3/16
1/4

3/8

1/2

10200
14630
18329
24970
31230
37298
43366
49433
55501

22420
32517
41068
56563

32372
47743

7738
13445
17616
24671
31104
37298
43366
49433
55501

16867
29666
39213
55588

24046
43080

11633
16569
24207
30889
37298
43366
49433
55501

25488
36653
54262
69846
85706

36623
53438

12916
22658
30083
36795
43182
49433
55501

28239
50296

40443

(P2)
psig

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
200
250
250
250
250
250
250
250
250

2604
3735
4680
6375
7974
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
1976
3433
4498
6299
7942
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
2970
4230
6180
7887
9523
11072
12621
14170
15720
3298
5785
7681
9394
11025
12621
14170
15720

5992
8540
10648
14412
17941
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
4568
7881
10273
14285
17925
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
6847
9698
14058
17847
21426
24912
28398
31883
35369
7611
13235
17468
21275
24888
28398
31883
35369

Select the spring range for optimum performance at each set point.

Table 9
Nm3/h

Sm3/h

Correction Factor

0.0268

0.0283

Table 10
Units (Pressure)

kPa

Bar

Kg/cm2

Correction Factor

6.895

0.0689

0.0703

Units (Flow)

NOTE: To convert the units of a value shown on pages 6 and 7, multiply that
value by the appropriate correction factor.

Relief Capacity

Relief Set Point

FlowTap-R Regulators incorporate a high capacity


relief valve that is designed to have enough capacity to
prevent a system from being over-pressured.

Expect the relief valve to re-seat 5 psig below the relief


set point. The regulator set point should be set far
enough below the relief set point to accommodate for
re-seat pressure and regulator lock-up.

The Maximum Fail Open Capacity of the regulator


(pages 6 and 7) should be less than Maximum Relief
Capacity Available in order to protect the downstream
system from being over pressured.
Relief capacities may be calculated using the Universal
Gas Sizing Equation and the sizing coefficients provided
in Table 6.
See Graph 1 for Relief Valve sizing.

The FlowTap regulator relief valve requires a build-up


of outlet pressure to achieve maximum capacity. Expect
a 5 psig build-up of system pressure for maximum
relief capacity.
NOTE: For overpressure situations that do not require
full capacity of the relief valve, the valve will only open
as much as necessary to maintain its set pressure.

Minimum Relief Settings


125

Relief Set Point (psig)

100

1/2 Orifice*

75
3/8 Orifice*

50
1/4 Orifice*
3/16 Orifice

25
1/8 Orifice

0
0

200

400

600

800

1000

Regulator Inlet Pressure P1 (psig)


Graph 1: This graph indicates the lowest setting of the relief valve that can maintain full capacity relief with choked
flow across the selected FlowTap regulator orifice size. This graph represents calculated values, and can be applied
to all gases in Table 8. Contact a Mooney representative when using relief set points below 25 psig.

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* See table 8 for maximum pressure ratings of the Flowtap regulator.

FlowTap Models FT-1 and FT-2

FlowTap Models FT-1M and FT-2M

External Sense Pressure (Monitor)


Downstream Pressure (P2)
Inlet Pressure (P1)
Atmospheric Pressure (Vent)

FlowTap Models FT-1R and FT-2R

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