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First edition of API 624 is a type testing of rising stem valves equipped with graphite packing for Fugitive Emissions. The standard covers rising and rising-rotating stem valves up to 24“ diameter and has to be performed at original valves. The test procedure requires 310 mechanical cycles and three thermal cycles to 260°C (500 °F). Allowable leakage is 100 ppm maximum. It requires that the tested valve packing be previously tested according to API 622 and be suitable for use at service temperatures –29°C to +538°C (–20 °F to 1000 °F).