Pressure Tech


ITEM: Technical press feature

CLIENT: Pressure Tech high pressure regulators

OVERVIEW: Feature to introduce innovative engineering product to decision-makers in the oil & gas industry


Innovative ceramic design from Pressure Tech takes the pressure off the chattering classes

In water glycol and other hydraulic systems chattering - or unstable frequency resonance - can be seriously bad news. However the Shuttle Ball, a highly innovative new product from Pressure Tech, now dramatically reduces the problem, as well as bringing a host of other significant benefits. Clients in the oil and gas industries can look forward to reduced downtime, lower costs, lighter maintenance and faster servicing.

So how does the Shuttle Ball work?

Glossop-based regulator manufacturer Pressure Tech is earning a burgeoning reputation for innovative thinking and the Shuttle Ball is the latest example. It's a unique component that makes the already popular LF-690 hydraulic regulator massively more efficient than any other product on the market.

So why is the Shuttle Ball so effective? Some background. In any high pressure system, the regulator is critical. In turn, the fit between the valve and seat is critical to the effectiveness of the regulator. Yet uneven wear and chattering often cause a poor seal. This means leaks, more frequent maintenance and increased downtime.

Enter the Shuttle Ball. Crucially, it maintains a perfect seal, promoting even wear and solving the chattering problem that can prove so damaging. It all means greater control, less downtime, longer service life plus speedy service in-situ thanks to easy access to the seating area.



Lasts five times longer than competitors

The secret of the Shuttle Ball is the revolutionary TX2000 ceramic material that both valve tip and seat are made from. It lasts a staggering five times longer than even tungsten carbide. With massively superior resistance to cavitation and erosion, it's guaranteed to outperform all metal and plastic-seated regulators. Stable control and positive shut-off on liquids under pressures from 10-1000 bar (soon to be upgraded to 1380 bar) are further benefits.

Of course, for all this extra performance you would expect to pay more. Not with Pressure-Tech, however. In common with all their range, the LF-690 regulator with Shuttle Ball represents exceptional value for money and is supported by flexible delivery.

For more details of the Shuttle Ball and other innovative Pressure Tech products, call 01457 899307, email or visit