The Thermostatic Mixing Valve has been around for decades, but now a new one is being developed for the oil and gas industry.
A new, high-efficiency model uses an internal thermostat to keep a constant temperature of around 85℀, the company that developed it told TechRadar.
The company, Fumoto, has designed the system with the goal of making it easy to use for new technologies like remote sensing.
“We are using a very low-tech approach to the design and the construction of the system,” CEO and co-founder John Molyneux told Techradar.
“So the cooling needs to be low-power and not power-hungry, and we’ve used high-temperature materials like titanium, carbon, and glass.”
Molynes said the thermostats used to control a gas pipeline can be quite loud and sometimes are very complicated to install.
“You need a lot of tools and lots of time,” he said.
The ThermoWorks system is being designed for the energy sector and is being built on a company called Thermo, which is based in Switzerland.
Fumotos technology is based on the idea that heat from a gas pump can flow into a device called a thermosink.
The thermosinks are attached to a pump that heats water at high temperatures, and the liquid is pumped into the pump.
The liquid then flows through a chamber that has an opening that can be opened to increase or decrease the temperature.
Fums Thermo Works system uses an external thermostatically controlled thermostatis, which can be controlled by an electronic chip on the front panel of the thermos.
It works by using a thermocouple that measures the flow rate of the liquid, and when the temperature rises to around 85 °C, the valve opens and the pump will stop pumping the gas.
“The whole thing can be shut down by an external control,” said Fumotos CEO.
Fuma, the manufacturer of the ThermoSuite and Fumos, told Tech Radar that the valve can be designed to work with the company’s thermo-controlled compressor and other systems, and that it is designed to fit in existing pipelines.
The system is expected to cost $5,000 and will be available for use in oil and natural gas production.