Oxford Flow launches gas regulator valve to increase reliabilityEngineering360 News Desk | August 22, 2019
Oxford Flow has launched its revolutionary IM gas regulator valve to increase reliability and reduce costs for operators in the gas distribution, industrial gases and oil and gas sectors.
The launch follows a successful ongoing trial with SGN where the valve has been installed and commissioned with ease, regulating gas pressure smoothly with rapid changing demand profiles within an Accuracy Class of 1.5%. This superior accuracy the valve offers in comparison to conventional technologies enables utilities and operators to achieve faster network stability on commissioning, even where flow rates vary significantly. In addition, the valve’s compact construction reduces weight and the need for expensive lifting equipment during installation and maintenance.
In conventional valves, the diaphragm tends to be the most common failure point. Oxford Flow’s new design has eliminated the diaphragm, stem and external mechanical actuator. With only one moving part, the design minimizes potential leaks and the risk of fugitive emissions — maximizing efficiency and reducing maintenance costs.