The first five HBGVs are in production and the search for a multi-turn actuator lead us to the Indelac LA7B-12MVQ-MT. For the rigorous field tests expected this fall, we specified an actuator that was robust, fast, accurate and easy to commission. The selected actuator is a multi-turn device, 115 VAC powered with 4-20 mA input, 2000 lb-in output and continuous duty cycle. Applied to the HBGV, the actuator can respond to a command for a 5% change in restriction in less than 7 seconds.
The first five HBGV will be prepared with end connections specified by the companies conducting field trials. Critical internal parts are investment castings – made in Tulsa from 3D-printed wax patterns also made in Tulsa! The valve body and machined parts, assembly and testing – made in Broken Arrow, Tulsa’s neighbor to the East. Fully an Oklahoma product, the HBGV extends a long line of innovative industrial and oil & gas equipment, drilling rigs, submersible pumps, flare systems and pipeline pigs to severe service control valves.
Modeling and simulation complete . . . next: rapid manufacture to produce five valves for field test.
Version 1 of the HBGV was developed in January 2013.
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