Remote Valve Operators
When a valve in a hazardous or hard-to-reach location needs to be actuated, our Uniflex-Stow™ Remote Valve Operation (RVO) System is the safest and most reliable solution. Typical RVOs provide critical protection and the added benefit of design flexibility. The flexible shaft design is made to navigate around complicated facility layouts, allowing for safe placement of valve operation stations. DG Energy is an authorized distributor for the Elliott Uniflex-Stow product line.
DG Energy’s system offers the most versatile, reliable and proven approach to remote mechanical valve actuation available today. Our RVO system components are designed for all types of industrial applications, and offer the industry’s lowest maintenance factor.
If you are still specifying or using out-of-date chainpulls, dual cable systems, linear systems or make-shift solid rigid rod and UJ systems then our proven, reliable, virtually maintenance-free and easy to plan and install systems are the best solution for you.
Available RVO Systems
We offer four types of systems:
- Flexible SafeOperator Gear Drive System (Reach Rod)
- Mini SafeOperator Gear Drive System (Reach Rod)
- Flexible 1:1 Direct Drive System (Reach Rod)
- Rigid Rod System (Reach Rod)
Flexible SafeOperator Gear Drive System (Reach Rod)
This flexible shafting mechanical rotary actuator is directly connected at both ends, and is designed to receive input torque (via manually turning a handwheel or tee wrench) at the operator station. This torque is then delivered to a remote valve station actuator. The torque moves through a single flexible inner core rotating in a conduit between the two stations.
Mini SafeOperator Gear Drive System (Reach Rod)
This system uses a relatively small-diameter flexible shaft for system installation and routing. Our high-quality remote operators are easily mounted to any rigid structure, and can be fitted with a range of handwheel sizes to suit the required input torque. The flexible shaft assembly is extremely hardwearing and can be installed in most environments. It has easy connections to remote operator and the valve gearbox.
Flexible 1:1 Direct Drive System (Reach Rod)
Flexible rotary shafting designed to receive input torque (via a manually turned handwheel or tee wrench) at the operator station. This torque moves through a single flexible inner core, and is then delivered to a remote valve/valve gearbox. The core rotates in a conduit between the two stations, and is directly connected at both ends.
Rigid Rod System (Reach Rod)
Rigid rod systems are ideal when remote valve operating system paths are straight or nearly straight. Our high-quality rigid rod easily accommodates sharp bends with the use of gear boxes or swivel gear joints. In addition to the rigid components, we manufacture numerous adaptors and other fittings, allowing the use of combination flexible shaft and rigid rod systems for particularly difficult design problems.