How To Handle Compressor Surge Control Valves

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If you are dealing with a compressor and specifically with the surge control valve the only team capable of providing support of high quality and capable to engage in an actual maintenance service that will satisfy your needs completely no matter what are the specifics of the issue our team can handle it, as we together add up to 400 years of expertise in the field and without question can help you.

Complexity of Surge Control Valves

A surge control valve is a very complicated system that if is not handled appropriately by capable hands then can lead to huge expenses that can be avoided by having the right people handling it, and that can be handled by the team that we have assembled and make ready for you to get help.

And as we are very knowledgeable we can provide specific information that can be of real usage for you such as what we will describe below.

Common Characteristics

The characteristics of a surge control valve are that the control reacts in a different way to the rapid, gradual approaches to surge, the valve handles these two in two very different ways, for the gradual approaches it acts as a small valve and creates a fitting throttling, for the rapid ones it has to act like a large valve since it has to take be able to handle the quick and sudden changes it brings.

Valve characteristics vary, it sums to three different ones which are valves of quick opening, linear, and equal percentage which in the first one it handles the travel capacity of the flow in its early phase of the travel of the fluid, the second one handles the linear flow which refers to the moment where the capacity is the same as the travel it makes, this one is where the top capacity is available in the end of its travel.

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Theses previous paragraphs are only a short of information that needs to be know when dealing with all these specific elements however we know these configuration can be different as the usage of multiple valves is also an option that can be taken.

And if the volume of any of the sides of the compressor are large then it becomes a necessity to make us of multiple valves if a different approach is used such an integrated system will reduce the complete valve capacity, a commonly used approach is the hot and cold valve, which work in a way where the cooled valve is modulated and the internal hot valve is of quick access, the two are of different sizes and if the cooled one has a solenoid then it will be destined to a shutdown system therefore it can be of a smaller size.

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