Definition of Shutoff Valve

What is a Shutoff Valve?

A valve designed for and capable of positive closure to prevent flow within a piping system.

Typical shutoff valves include, but are not limited to, manually-actuated, power-actuated, or spring-actuated fail-safe shutoff valves.

Usually excluded are self-actuated valves, such as check valves, pressure regulators, flow controllers, and other devices that are not intended to provide positive shutoff for safety isolation. [SEMI F1-90]

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