Oxford Flow announces trial successes in Mexico
Oxford Flow, the pressure control equipment specialist for the water, oil and gas and industrial process industries, has achieved qualification for its water pressure regulating valve (PRV) with Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM), the potable water distribution company for Monterrey Municipality in Mexico, following two successful field trials.
SADM was facing a challenge to fill and accurately control the water level inside storage tanks at very low upstream pressures. Its incumbent valves were not delivering the required inlet flow or shutting off drip tight – resulting in costly wasted water through overflow, frequent and costly manual interventions and operational shutdowns.
Chosen for its reliable operation at very low pressures with minimal head loss, the innovative IP150 PRV technology was also trialled in Monterrey’s water distribution network. The PRV met all performance criteria during the trial including; low upstream pressure operation, low head loss (2m H2O) and smooth opening / closing transition to minimise pressure surges.
Florentino Ayala, SADM Technical and Operations Director said: “This is the first time in 25 years of working with water PRVs, that I’ve seen a valve control the tanks and distribution network at very low pressures. Oxford Flow’s technology will avoid manual interventions and enable improved efficiencies through automated filling and control. This is such a simple and costeffective solution that will really transform our daily operations.”
Neil Poxon, Oxford Flow CEO, says: “These field trial successes represent a significant milestone for Oxford Flow. By proving our technology in the Americas, it opens a new market for us. During the trials, we have learned more about how our PRVs operate, which will allow us to build our future offering. Our next step is to continue our growth in the Americas through select trials.”
Oxford Flow has already won 25 projects this year. Due to its continued success, the company has expanded into new headquarters in Oxford, UK and aims to hire 10 employees by the end of the year.
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Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 46
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