GCG Engineering Services, a turnkey solutions and contract services company in the UAE, has inked a distributor agreement with flow control equipment manufacturer Oxford Flow, to offer its innovative pressure reducing valves and gas pressure regulators to the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) oil, gas and water industries.
The patented valve technology is 80% lighter than incumbent valves and virtually maintenance free, which significantly reduces ongoing personnel and equipment costs. The multi-phase oil and gas flow control valve is internally actuated with no stem or mechanical actuator reducing fugitive emission risks and vastly increasing reliability.
The in-line flow control device can be retrofitted into existing pipework, offering operators cost and time savings. The design doesnt require re-certification once installed into existing pipework and can be produced in a standard length of pipe, further facilitating storage supply and installation.
Oxford Flows technology was designed and tested at the Osney Thermofluids Institute research facility at Oxford University. The facility houses some of the most sophisticated turbine and high-speed flow facilities in the UK and hosts a research group comprising internationally recognized experts in computation fluid dynamics flow and heat transfer experiments and instrumentation.