Lee Products’ reduced diameter solenoid valves help designers overcome the challenges attributed to the limited space envelopes of various oil well tools.
Most completion and intervention tools nowadays are self-powered, hence, they no longer require hydraulic or electrical power to be transmitted from the surface down hole through an umbilical cable.
Since the power source comprise generally of several AA size batteries that designers can pack into the component, the solenoid valve seamlessly combines a reduced outside diameter with the biggest possible inside diameter to enable operators to utilize a vast array of intervention tools while optimizing the flow rate of oil.
Integrated with the company’s innovative MultiSeal technology, the solenoid valve significantly simplifies the port layout and eliminates the need for anti-extrusion rings or O-rings to enable total porting flexibility of 360 degrees around the seal.
This effectively results to reduced machining costs, significant space savings as well as improved reliability compared with conventional sealing methods.
Although it can easily be re-designed as a normally open variant, the solenoid valve is a three-way, single coil, normally closed device that can operate up to 5,000 psid at a voltage of up to 32 Vdc and flowing 0.12U SGPM at 200 psid. The coil’s length was increased to 68 mm to maintain the same power offered by the coil.
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