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Product Focus: EcoPack® Fugitive Emissions Packing Solution

Porvair_-_pulsejet_with_ecopack.jpgIntroducing the EcoPack® solution for the reduction of fugitive emissions.
Reducing fugitive emissions is a leading concern in the fight against climate change. The EPA estimates that the production segment of the oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 45% of total methane emissions. In 2015, the first-ever plan to regulate emissions from this industry was launched: because valve leakage is responsible for more than 50% of total fugitive emissions, valves have been a considerable focus in the effort to reduce fugitive emissions. 

ValvTechnologies’ is leading the charge in the reduction of fugitive emissions with the development of the EcoPack®: a superior stem packing solution for high-cycle, fast acting valves that meets stringent fugitive emissions requirements.

ValvTechnologies NexTech® pulsejet valve with EcoPack® was recently tested by an independent agency that verified the solution not only met but exceeded endurance testing standard performed 500,000 cycles while retaining a maximum leakage rate equivalent to ISO 15848-1 2006 Class BH for the entirety of the test.

Typical stem sealing technology requires packing adjustment. With high-cycle valves, these adjustments would have to occur very often, causing disruptions in plant operation, safety concerns and non-compliance with tightening emissions regulations. With the EcoPack® solution, lab tested results show the seal is capable of 500,000+ cycles with the stem packing requiring zero maintenance or adjustment. This solution is perfect for customers requiring a quickly-rotating valve that completes many cycles annually (i.e. 250,000 per year or more) and must also meet fugitive emissions requirements.

Features

  • Packing requires zero adjustment or maintenance
  • Capable of 500,000+ cycles
  • Durable packing solution for extremely fast cycle speeds of less than 0.5 seconds

Benefits

  • Longer intervals of plant operation between maintenance schedules
  • Safer plant operation due to less exposure of plant personnel to valves requiring packing adjustment
  • Longer valve seal life
  • Reduced emissions to comply with EPA fugitive emissions requirementst design provides a less torturous flow path than competing globe valve designs, mitigating noise abatement issues.

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