Californian high-pressure valves firm BuTech is showcasing a new line of high-pressure relief valves at this week's OTC in Houston.
BuTech’s new relief valves feature a state-of-the-art repeatable release design that minimizes the need for frequent recalibration. The design enables the valves to automatically reseat after each pressure release, resulting in reduced maintenance and downtime, and lower whole-life cost. The valves also feature optimized outlet flow for faster relieving.
Designed for essentially any medium to high-pressure system, the new relief valves are already being used by many of the industry’s major oilfield equipment and service providers, integrators and EPCs. In addition to offshore applications, the precision relief valves are available in standard or customized versions, made from materials specifically designed to address petrochemical applications, cryogenic systems, or a wide variety of onshore high pressure gas systems.
The new relief valves are designed to open proportionally, to increasing pressure ranging from 1500 psig (103 bar) to 20,000 psig (1378 bar), with temperatures ranging from -328°F (-200°C) to 400°F (204°C).
“When any high pressure system spikes, our valves relieve the pressure and prevent damage to the system that could stop production or potentially harm employees and the environment,” said Steve Learney, Haskel BuTech Global Product Line Manager. “Although the function of a relief valve is simple, the role it plays is critical, and companies around the globe trust BuTech to deliver the industry’s safest and most reliable valves.”