MDT Buried Service Actuator Spec Sheet
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Manual actuators shall be of the traveling nut, self-locking type and shall be designed to hold the valve in any intermediate position between fully open and fully closed without creeping or fluttering. Actuators shall be equipped with mechanical stop-limiting devices to prevent overtravel of the disc in the open and closed positions. Valves shall close with a (clockwise) (counter-clockwise) rotation. Actuators shall be fully enclosed and designed to produce the specified torque with a maximum pull of 80 lb. on the handwheel or chainwheel. Actuator components shall withstand and input of 450 Ft. Lbs. at extreme actuator position without damage. Manual actuators shall be Pratt MDT.