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Houston, TX, United States, 2014/09/16 - GE Oil & Gas introduces the Dual Seal Pneumatic Actuator, which utilizes an innovative dual-sealing system to help operators reduce unplanned production downtime by improving the reliability, efficiency and maintainability of well operations. NYSE: GE
• GE’s Unique Dual-Sealing System Combining a Diaphragm and Piston Mechanism Improves Reliability;
• Patent-Pending Design Reduces Make-up Time for Improved Installation Speed and Maintenance;
• Distinctive Modular Design Allows for Smaller Actuator Sizing Depending on Available Supply Pressure up to 250 PSI.
Suitable for a wide range of production tree and flow line applications, the Dual Seal Pneumatic Actuator is manufactured to deliver reliable open/close performance for control of wellbore or pipeline fluids and hydrocarbons. A key benefit of GE’s new actuator is the redundant diaphragm/piston sealing system that provides a secondary sealing system to maximize uninterrupted production and increase reliability.
“The innovative modular design of the Dual Seal Pneumatic Actuator allows for the potential utilization of a smaller actuator size depending on available supply pressures, providing a robust solution for greater field optimization,” said Phil Mason, president pressure control for GE Oil & Gas. “This unique pneumatic design is capable of operating at supply pressures up to 250 psi, providing an advantage over traditional pneumatic actuators in the market.”
GE’s patent-pending bonnet connection on the Dual Seal Pneumatic Actuator allows for easy installation and removal of the actuator from the valve for improved efficiency. From a maintainability perspective, the top shaft functionality, another patent-pending technology, is designed to reduce field maintenance time.
GE’s Dual Seal Pneumatic Actuator is part of GE Oil & Gas’ Pressure Control Actuation Systems portfolio and is being introduced to the industry at the DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition, which is being held September 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas.
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