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High Flow Filter Regulator

316 STAINLESS STEEL, HIGH FLOW UNIT DEVELOPED FOR AN OIL AND GAS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

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CUSTOMER CHALLENGE

A company manufacturing equipment for offshore oil and gas extraction needed more power and speed in the compressed air systems that drive actuators operating marine oil extraction processes. They turned to Norgren, already their preferred supplier, to develop a filter/regulator to meet their needs:
  • Faster valve switching
  • Resistance to harsh operating conditions
  • Air filtration
  • Compliance with existing industry and customer standards
  • Lower cost

NORGREN SOLUTION

Building on their long experience in compressed air technology, Norgren developed the B38P stainless steel high flow filter/regulator that delivers:

  • HIGH FLOW RATE – at 2400 liters/minute, the flow is 40% higher than the typical filter regulators of this size.
  • FASTER VALVE SWITCHING TIME – the higher flow rate combined with a redesigned regulation valve seat results in faster valve switching.
  • REDUCED OPERATING COST – savings come from lower initial cost and improved efficiency due to shorter actuator cycles and reliable pressure regulation. Increasing flow rate while maintaining small package size also reduces the cost of the compressed air system.
  • LONGEVITY – 316 Stainless Steel filter element removes particles down to 5 microns from the air stream before they can damage hard-working valves and seals. The stainless steel body, bowl, bonnet and adjusting screw hold up even in the harsh salt water operating environment.
  • DESIGN FLEXIBILITY – a higher flow rate increases the power available, so designers have the option to increase speed or use larger valves and actuators. The B38P is also available with an automatic or manual relieving drain.

OTHER APPLICATIONS 

Virtually any pneumatic system can get excellent value for money with the higher flow rate, increased speed and extra power the B38P filter/regulator delivers. 316 Stainless Steel construction makes it especially desirable for harsh operating environments in industries like nuclear power, marine operations and food processing.