Fabrication of a High Pressure/High Flow Cartridge Valve for the Compressed Air Energy Storage Industry (Wind/Solar)
Fluid Logic has earned a reputation for our ability to design and manufacture valve and valve systems for our core industries and is gaining recognition in emerging industries including solar and wind energy. The need to store compressed air energy gained from wind/solar applications allowed them to showcase their manufacturing capabilities to produce very large components with extremely fast actuation times.
Our high pressure/high flow cartridge valve pictured was designed to use hydraulic oil under extreme pressure and flow relative to part size. We incorporated the use of unique pressure balanced poppets manufactured from salt bath nitriding carbon and stainless steels to achieve a flow over of 9,000 GPM at 6,000 psi with a shifting requirement of 150 milliseconds. It also uses a D03 pilot valve to control the pressure and flow.
Each part is custom sized to fit the application as specified by the customer and must pass both a dimensional inspection and functionality testing prior to shipment. This takes generally 8-10 weeks from the time the part was ordered.
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Project Highlights from Design and Manufacturing of the High Pressure/High Flow Cartridge Valve
- Product Description
- These valves were designed for use on hydraulic oil at extreme pressure and flow for their size.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
Utilization of unique pressure balanced poppets
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Sized to application
- Material Used
- Salt Bath Nitrided carbon steel and stainless steels
- Additional Facts
- Flow Over: 9,000 gpm at 6,000 psi
Shifting requirement: 150 milliseconds
Small D03 pilot valve
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Dimensional Inspection, Functionality Testing
- Industry for Use
- Compressed Air Energy Storage (Wind/Solar)
- To Order
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- Typically 8-10 weeks
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications
- Product Name
- High Pressure/High Flow Cartridge Valve