Conical, Floating Piston Isolation Valve
NASA - Stennis Space Center, MS, United States
Inside this valve, a hollow, moveable, balanced, floating piston presses against a stationary solid seat, using the working fluid or an external pressure source to seal it. Seats with the same amount of force with metal-to-metal or soft seats. No large conventional valve actuator or valve stem.
Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Commercialize this technology through partner licensing to provide benefits to the marketplace. This design is a large improvement over current valve design: simple, cost effective and eliminates the valve stem and actuator, great for tight spaces. With additional development, it would find its market niche.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 324
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: None
Looking for: Development / License Partners