Oxford Flow launches hydrogen-ready gas pressure regulator

Oxford Flow IM-S
Oxford Flow has launched the latest version of its gas pressure regulator, the IM-S valve. The upgraded model offers an increased flow capacity of up to 30%, is designed for up to 100% hydrogen blending within gas networks and can be retrofitted seamlessly into gas distribution networks.

According to the company, the IM-S valve offers best-in-class resiliency and ongoing security of gas supply for operators in the gas distribution, power generation, industrial gas, and oil and gas sectors.

Oxford Flow has eliminated the diaphragm, the most common failure and wear point in conventional gas regulators, contributing to a minimum service interval maintenance interval of up to 10 years. The IM-S is smaller and lighter, making the process of retrofitting into networks seamless, with no impact on existing systems and simple future maintenance.

The company has invested hundreds of thousands of simulation hours and completed a stringent testing regime, above and beyond the current BS EN 334 requirements, to ensure that it is remaining one step ahead of evolving standards. This has demonstrated that the IM-S can operate with stability at anything from zero to 100% of operating capacity.  

Faris Churcher, Principal Applications engineer at Oxford Flow, said: The IM-S is the next generation gas pressure regulator that enhances the benefits of the IM valve predecessor. Engineered with industrial recommendations and feedback at the forefront of its adaptation, this latest development improves maintenance and versatility, while ensuring resiliency against future grid challenges.”

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