Aerospace continues to be a growing industry, especially with the privatisation of space travel and satellite launches. With hundreds of rockets being launched every year, Aerospace will continue to be a growing and exciting industry.
Challenge: Aerospace, specifically rocket engines is a very difficult application, unless you’re a Rocket Scientist!
Rocket engines require fuel and a source of oxygen (liquid oxygen, LOX) to be mixed to create combustion. This combustion of hot exhaust travels through the nozzle and creates the thrust for the spacecraft. However, designing a liquid oxygen valve can be a challenge as it is under pressure and cooled down to cryogenic temperate of -297 F.
Solution: B-Cryo and D-Cryo Valves
Gems B-Cryo and D-Cryo Series Valves can be configured for liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid nitrogen (LN2) and liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2), as it can handle extreme temperature media down to -320 F (-196 C). The extreme temperature of cryogenic liquids can cause certain metals and seals to become brittle and fail. Gems Cryo valves are designed with non-elastomer seals like PTFE and Rulon to be able to withstand the extremely low temperature and still provide efficient sealing. In addition, coating the plungers in PTFE helps reduce friction and ware between the plunger and guide tube, leading to increased cycle performance. Finally, 316 stainless steel guide tubes and plunger springs and encapsulated coils produce a truly robust cryogenic valve for an application with extreme specifications!
Gems B-Cryo and D-Cryo Series Valves handle the extreme application of rocket engines and are truly out of this world!
Additional Sensor Options for Aerospace:
- 1100 Pressure Sensor
- 3100 Pressure Sensor
- 3500 Pressure Sensor
- XM/XT-800 Continuous Level Transmitter