It is believed that air-operated globe valves are able to operate during and after earthquakes, leading to maximum accelerations beyond the existing allowable acceleration for nuclear power plants in Japan (6 × 9.8 m/s2). In this work, this assumption is verified using a resonance shaking table for seismic testing at acceleration levels of 20 × 9.8 m/s2 (see Ref. [1]). Results show that the active components used in existing air-operated globe valve designs remain operable at 22 × 9.8 m/s2 (horizontal (X and Y) and vertical (Z) directions).

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