Oxford Flow launches gas regulator valve to increase reliability

PHV 7946 IM DN150 002Oxford Flow, a pressure control equipment specialist in the oil and gas sector, has launched the IM gas regulator valve to increase reliability and reduce costs for gas distribution, power generation, industrial gases, and oil and gas operators

The launch follows a successful ongoing SGN test in which the valve has been installed and commissioned with ease, smoothly regulating the gas pressure with rapid change in demand profiles within a 1.5 per cent accuracy class.

In comparison to conventional technologies, this accuracy of the valve enables utilities and operators to achieve faster network stability when commissioning, even where the flow rate varies considerably.

In addition, the valve’s compact construction reduces weight and the need for expensive lifting equipment during installation and maintenance.

The diaphragm tends to be the most common failure point in conventional valves. The new design of Oxford Flow removed the diaphragm, the stem and the external mechanical actuator. With only one moving part, the design minimises potential leakage and the risk of fugitive emissions–maximising efficiency and reducing maintenance costs.

Neil Poxon, CEO at Oxford Flow, said, “This is not only a hugely exciting time for Oxford Flow, but a significant step forward for the valve industry. As many companies across the industries serve to look for ways to minimise costs, this gas regulator enables just that. Our recent valve testing and developments in the UK, Germany and USA have enabled us to improve and perfect the regulator so that we can now roll the technology out to the wider industry with confidence.

“We believe this will be a pivotal moment that has a lasting impact on gas networks in the UK and beyond,” he added.

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