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Reduction Spur Gearbox for Out-of-Hours Emergency

UK seafront.

Some issues – such as blocked pumps, leaky pipes and control system malfunctions – can lead to serious environmental consequences that can’t wait to be addressed during normal business hours.

Thankfully, the T-T Flow team were on hand during a non-working day for a Water Authority faced with both environmental and reputational damage.

The Problem

A large water provider, in the midst of fixing a fractured pipe at one of their treatment facilities, returned to the supplier of their DN1200 gate valves in need of gearbox sizing and selection.

The supplier was unresponsive and, due to the urgent nature of the situation, the Water Authority looked to T-T for a rapid turnaround on the critical valve actuator.

With a monumental repair effort, made up of over 200 engineers working on-site 24/7, and building scrutiny from the public, our valve experts needed to specify and dispatch the correct gearbox fast.

The Solution

From our extensive stock of valve actuation equipment and accessories – designed to suit a range of models such as gate, penstock, plug and globe valves – we supplied a reduction spur gearbox that met the needs of the application.

Within a few hours of the request our experts despatched a gearbox with features designed to maximise its mechanical advantage and reliably operate the treatment facility’s large gate valves.

In this case, gearboxes allow for valves to be opened and closed remotely – benefitting operators of valve’s installed in unreachable areas or ones that cannot be accessed safely.

They also provide force amplification for larger valves and high-pressure applications where manual handling is unsafe or does not provide the force required to operate the valve.

Other benefits of gearbox actuation include:

  • Consistent and reliable valve operation
  • More precise valve control
  • The potential for automation when integrated into existing control systems
  • Monitoring opportunities when fitted with sensors and position indicators
Reduction spuor gearbox for valve actuation.Reduction spuor gearbox for valve actuation.

Find your Valve Actuation Solution

T-T Flow stocks a complete range of water utility valves and suitable actuation counterparts, including spur and bevel gearboxes, extension spindles, handwheels, T-Keys and custom configurations tailored to your specific requirements.

Discuss your valve actuation needs with one of our experts today by calling +44 (0)1630 647200, emailing [email protected] or completing an online enquiry form.

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