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Nicholas Newman visits Oxford Flow

Nicholas Newman examines Oxford Flow's IHF Series Oxford Regulator for Gas
Nicholas Newman energy journalist at nicnewmanoxford.com examines Oxford Flow’s IHF Series Oxford Regulator for Gas
Nicholas Newman
Energy journalist Nicholas Newman visited today the one-year-old valve regulator engineering firm  Oxford Flow, which is located at  Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science complex at Osney Mead Industrial Estate in Oxford.
The new valve (see picture),  is the first of many, is designed to regulate the flow of gases and liquids in industrial processes.
At  the  heart  of  Oxford  Flow’s  innovation  is the use of   a  direct  sensing  piston  actuator,  which greatly  simplifies  pressure  regulator  design  and  removes  the  need  for  a  diaphragm,  the  most  common  failure  point  in  existing  pressure  regulator equipment.
As a result,Oxford Flow’s IHF Series Oxford Regulator for Gas is  80 percent lighter than rival diaphragm based valves of a similar type, and can handle over 10 times the volume with a high degree of precision and control.
Oxford Flow CEO, Simon Hombersley has said: “We expect these valves to be a game-changer in the $3bn pressure regulator market, and a platform for a series of industrial control products. ”
Oxford Flow has been spun out of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, with the support of Isis Innovation, the University’s commercialisation company.
For more info about Oxford Flow http://www.oxford-flow.com/

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