compressor valve

compressor valve

[kəm′pres·ər ‚valv]
(mechanical engineering)
A valve in a compressor, usually automatic, which operates by pressure difference (less than 5 pounds per square inch or 35 kilopascals) on the two sides of a movable, single-loaded member and which has no mechanical linkage with the moving parts of the compressor mechanism.
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An example of customer-oriented solutions is the 2007 R&D 100 Award-winning Semi-Active Compressor Valve.
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Looking for ways to reduce compressor downtime in the petrochemical and natural gas industries, Cook Manley of Stafford, TX, developed the patented field-repairable Moppet compressor valve, using PEEK polymer from Victrex, Greenville, SC, for the seal ring component.
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To this end, Li and Braun (2007b) developed decoupling features for those generic faults common in vapor compression cycle equipment, including outdoor HX fouling, improper indoor HX flow rate, compressor valve leakage, refrigerant under- or over-charge, noncondensable gases, and liquid line restriction faults (Breuker and Braun 1998).
By replacing these springs with electromagnetic coils that are activated by the motion of the valve plate, researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI), San Antonio, Texas, and the Gas Machinery Research Council, Dallas, Texas, created a Semi-Active Compressor Valve that operates at its peak efficiency regardless of the operating condition.
R&D Magazine selected SwRI's Semi-Active Compressor Valve as one of the 100 most significant technological achievements of the past year.
3, 2008, demonstrated that the concept is practical and can significantly extend compressor valve life.