UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE. UNPRECEDENTED ESG BENEFITS.
Increase Production, Reliability, Run Time, Revenue & ROI
Lower Maintenance Costs, Inventory, Fuel & Power Consumption
Reduce Flaring, Noise, Vibrations & Environmental Impact
SAME TECHNOLOGY, TWO MATERIAL OPTIONS
STRAIGHTFLO™ SE VALVES FOR UPSTREAM/MIDSTREAM
STRAIGHTFLO™ SS VALVES FOR DOWNSTREAM
The StraightFlo™ valve is a drop-in replacement for OEM valves in reciprocating compressors operating at speeds from 200 to 3600+ rpm, pressure differentials up to 4,350 psi (300 bar), and service temperatures from -40° to 500°F (-40° to 260°C). They are effective with all gases, including sweet and sour natural gas, acid gas, CO2, hydrogen, nitrogen, ethylene, air, ammonia, HCl etc.
This revolutionary technology is patented around the world and offers significant improvements over conventional valves.
INCREASES IN INCREMENTAL REVENUE BY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS TO MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
REDUCES POWER CONSUMPTION BY 5—15%
UP TO 12% THROUGHPUT IMPROVEMENT
REDUCES SERVICES COSTS; ALL BUT ELIMINATES UNSCHEDULED COMPRESSOR DOWNTIME
REDUCES INVENTORY COSTS BY AS MUCH AS 80%
REDUCES NUMBER OF EMISSION EVENTS AND FUGITIVE EMISSIONS INTENSITY
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE, INCREASED RELIABILITY, EASIER REPAIRS
5x to 35x
Up to 15%
HOW IT WORKS
Our modular design features interchangeable modules held stationary between the valve seat and carrier. There are 12 standard modules in 3 materials, each with varying reed lift and stiffness, so StraightFlo™ valves can cover all speeds and operating conditions of existing compressors and be optimized for any given application.
Optimized For You
We use our proprietary Dynamic Valve Sizing Program to determine the optimum module for your situation. This program simulates valve operation in the cylinder for the given application, using NIST real gas properties to calculate the reed displacement, velocity, and acceleration to determine valve opening and closing impact forces. Our engineers then select a module whose impact forces are within design limits while offering maximum reed lift and effective area. The result? Maximum efficiency without compromising reliability.
REED VALVE MODULES WITH A STRAIGHT-THROUGH FLOW PATH
With StraightFlo™ valves noise can be reduced by 6-8dB.
HIGHLY TOLERANT DESIGN
The straight-through flow path makes our valves self-cleaning and highly tolerant of liquids and solids in the gas stream. When the reeds are wide open, liquids and solids go right through the module without any impact on the critical sealing faces. With conventional valves, liquids and solids strike hot, highly stressed plastic, often resulting in embedded particles and breakage. This degrades the sealing surface to the point where the valve must be serviced. With StraightFlo™ valves, that never happens.
EASY TO SERVICE,
NO NEED FOR SPARE VALVES
Always OEM Spec
No machining means the valve seat pressure rating never drops below that of the new valve.
It also eliminates the chance of machining errors that result in tolerance stack up and prevent valves from being installed during service.
INTERCHANGEABLE, EASY TO RECONFIGURE
StraightFlo™ modules are truly interchangeable between valves, whether they’re 1.5″ in diameter or greater than 14″; whether they’re suction or discharge valves; whether the valve goes into a cylinder made by Manufacturer X or Manufacturer Y.
They’re also easy to re-rate for a new application—just change out the present modules with modules rated for the new application. As long as the valve seat is pressure-rated for the new application, you now have a valve for a brand new application at very little cost.