Houston, Texas & Edmonton, Alberta (May 1, 2016) — Master Flo Valve Inc. continues to invest in research and development of new flow management technology and products, introducing three new products at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference. These include a high-pressure, high-temperature (HP/HT) subsea choke valve, a pneumatic actuator and a self-contained modulating choke. Demonstration units of all three products are on display at the Master Flo OTC booth (booth 1841).
Master Flo developed the new P4-20Ksi ultra HP/HT subsea choke valve in response to the industry’s increasing need for flow management of high-pressure and high-temperature applications. The P4-20Ksi is rated to 400°F (204°C) and 20,000 psig (138,000 kPa), with a design based on API 17TR8 and ASME Div 3 coupled with Master Flo core technology that’s proven in thousands of subsea wells worldwide.
The new actuation product is Master Flo’s DSA-Series Single-Acting Spring Diaphragm Actuator. The DSA-Series provides a reliable pneumatic actuation option that is designed for rugged, long-life performance. Its large diaphragm area allows operation using low pneumatic pressures with an opposing spring providing either Fail-Closed (standard) or Fail-Open (optional) action. Packaged with a near zero bleed positioner, the DSA-Series delivers reduced operating costs by minimizing the volume of air or natural gas spent during operation.
The HL2-Series Self-Contained Low-Power Electro-Hydraulic modulating choke provides a low-power consumption solution for automation in established or remote installations where there are both electric and hydraulic power supply limitations. The low-power electro-hydraulic self-contained actuator design can run independently on solar power, offers a compact system with speed and accurate positioning stability, and the benefits of a linear hydraulic without the expense of hydraulic power units and lines.
“Development of the HP/HT P4-20Ksi, DSA-Series and HL2-Series all started by listening to our customers and partnering with them to deliver solutions to their flow management challenges,” said Larry Bohaychuk, Master Flo’s Director of Technology. “Even with the industry downturn, our commitment to investing in the development of new technology and products to help our customers meet their increasingly complex requirements is unchanged. In fact, it’s more important now than ever to help them increase production and lower costs through collaboration and innovation.”
The introduction of these three products follows other significant announcements by Master Flo in the past year. In September 2015, Master Flo announced the manufacture of its 100,000th choke valve. This was followed by the opening of a state-of-the-art training facility in Houston, Texas by the Stream-Flo Group of Companies, of which Master Flo is a member.
About Master Flo
Established in 1979, Master Flo Valve Inc. partners with customers to design and manufacture surface and subsea choke valves, control valves, actuation and complete flow management solutions that lower costs and optimize production over the life of their field. Master Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is complemented by manufacturing, engineering, sales and service capabilities at its U.S. head office in Houston, Texas, and its U.K. head office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Global sales, service and distribution are delivered from offices and facilities in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Beijing, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pau, France; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A privately-owned Canadian company, Master Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. www.masterflo.com
For more information and photos contact:
Ken Schmaltz, Corporate Marketing Manager
The Stream-Flo Group of Companies
P4-20Ksi ultra HP/HT Subsea Choke Valve
DSA-Series Single-Acting Spring Diaphragm Actuator
HL2-Series Self-Contained Low-Power Electro-Hydraulic Modulating Choke