Following the launching of the New Axial Isolation and Control valves in the fourth quarter of 2016 by Goodwin International, United Kingdom, BOG as Goodwin’s sole representative in Nigeria embarked on massive roadshow/technical presentations to various oil and gas companies in Nigeria. The presentations were made to the following companies; Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Total Upstream Nigeria, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Seplat Petroleum Addax Petroleum, Oriental Energy, Lekoil, First E & P, Makon Engineeirng, Delta Afrik and Dover Engineering.
Goodwin International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of check valves (dual plate and axial type) for the hydrocarbon, energy, and process industries worldwide. The new product range (axial isolation and control valves) are required for applications where tight shut off, high reliability, fast opening/closing and precise control are requirements. An improved technology was developed after several years of extensive research and development by Goodwin’s Research and Development Team. The new product range is a great improvement over existing products.
Some of the key features of the new product range include: · Three (3) piece body design with inherent manufacturing advantages. This leads to reduced lead-time, flexible design allowing use of forging and casting, and full NDE accessibility.
- Unique rack-pinion-rack gear train which is highly durable with minimal friction, not susceptible to seizure and galling.
- Axial flow which reduces turbulence through the valve body as a result of the streamlined flow path and ensures high capacity, low noise and minimal pressure loss.
- Fully pressure-balanced, allowing the use of compact and cost-effective actuation.
Goodwin Axial Control Valve
Goodwin Axial Isolation Valve
Chinedu Nnenanya, Senior Product Specialist – Flow Control, BOG (standing) making a presentation to officials of Makon Engineering during the recent roadshow.