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IHF gas regulator


The IHF gas regulator offers an even higher level of stability, accuracy, and performance in a wide range of applications in transmission pipelines, process facilities and power generation. The patented pressure balanced design eliminates droop, making the valve ideal for networks or systems with large supply pressure variations. The unique control arrangement delivers enhanced valve stability when used in small volume, highly dynamic installations. Our compact lightweight design significantly decreases installation footprint, reducing the cost of installation and maintenance. The design also offers lower noise emissions than comparable alternatives due to its axial-flow caged trim.

Value proposition
Feature:Does not require a diaphragm – the leading cause of instability in regulators.
Benefit:Because the piston is the primary sensor, the IHF is inherently more stable and responsive to large supply pressure variations.
Value proposition:Because the IHF is more responsive it provides a high level of accuracy, thereby minimising equipment nuisance trips and decreasing downtime.
Feature:Designed for in-pipe installation, compared to other regulators which are installed between flanges.
Benefit:Much lighter than flange-body regulators, with a more compact installation.
Value proposition:Because of the compact and lightweight installation, customers require less pipe support, reducing installation costs.
Feature:Minimal internal components and a single moving part, compared to conventional regulators.
Benefit:This reduces mechanical wear and simplifies maintenance.
Value proposition:Reduced mechanical wear increases valve operating life, and fewer parts means less downtime for and lower cost of repairs. 

Case studies

IHF Turbine research

Pusan National University (Korea) and Virginia Tech (US), two of the largest gas turbine research laboratories in the world, invited Oxford Flow to offer a solution for controlling pressures