The StraightFlo™ valves average 22HP per MMscfd versus the plate valves they were using average of 23.1. The lower specific power results in a 4.5 % decrease in power consumption.
StraightFlo™ valves have long since surpassed the previous plate valve’s average life of five months and continue to operate successfully without incident 6-years later and counting.
Intermittent valve failures at a large US refinery are causing unplanned shutdowns every three to six months. OEM valve life does not allow the compressors to run the full time between scheduled turnarounds every 2 years.
StraightFlo™ Valves solve the reliability problems, eliminating unplanned shutdowns and enabling maximum refinery production
OEM valves are failing monthly at an amine plant of a large pipeline and midstream company. In addition to the issues of downtime, lost production, and increased labor and parts expenses—servicing the compressor was a major safety concern due to the presence of 30% sour gas.
Since Jan of 2019, StraightFlo™ Valves have operated without a single safety or maintenance incident—a 7X increase in mean time between failure (MTBF).
major Oil & Gas company sought to increase efficiency and reliability in dirty service. StraightFlo™ Valves were installed on one first stage and one second stage cylinder to directly compare
StraightFlo™ valves increase efficiency by 5% and more than double previous valve life, performing flawlessly for years, while OEM plate valves fail in seven months.
In March 2017, the compressor experiences a slug of liquid that deforms the piston rod on a cylinder with OEM plate valves. The cylinders with StraightFlo™ valves handle the liquid with no issue and prevent damage.