Bifold Fluidpower Ltd.
Bifold, Official Partner of the Marussia F1™ Team have linked Safety with Performance to provide Directional Control Valves and Valve assemblies for Subsea applications.
Bifold have been successfully designing and manufacturing valves for operation directly immersed in sea water since 1987 and have applied this experience to develop our extensive range of technically superior subsea valves, maintaining safety factors and reliable operation across the pressure range to over 15,000 psi / 1035 bar with an operating temperature range of -50°C to +140°C.
Designed to operate reliably on fluids with contamination levels greater than NAS 1638 Class 12, these true failsafe valves provide the option for reducing the sub-sea control module weight and cost, providing the customer with superior products for their application.
With a focus on safety and reliability in subsea control, Bifold’s directional control valves maintain safety factors on pull in and drop out voltage as well as de latch pressure, throughout the pressure range, but also during long term cycling (in cycles) and long term static hold tests.
Our state of the art production facilities based in the UK allow our superior and innovative sub-sea valves to be subjected to extensive test programmes, these include:
• Qualification in accordance with ISO 13628-6
• Endurance tested to in excess of 1 million cycles
• Corrosion testing in direct seawater immersion for 90 days and 50/50 seawater internally at 60°C
• Contamination resistance testing on class 8 fluid over 30,000 cycles without filter
• High and low temperature storage and function testing
• Hyperbaric function testing to 3500m
• Shock and Vibration testing
The Bifold sub-sea range includes Shearseal directional control valves, shuttle valves, pilot operated valves (ball seated and slide), solenoid valves with a range of connector options, check valves, relief valves, pumps, intensifiers, special valve products and control pod products.
Visit us at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen UK, 3th – 6th September 2013, Stand No. 3B60, where you will be able to explore a range of our products. For innovative and reliable valve solutions, visit our website www.bifold.co.uk where more detailed information and a PDF brochure can be downloaded.
The Bifold Group of Companies are supported worldwide with a global network of agents and distributors. Bifold is a world class supplier of the widest range of switching instrument and piping valves and pumps for use in the oil and gas upstream and downstream sectors. Our innovative and reliable range of high-tech products and accessories, specifically designed with the customer in mind, have gained worldwide approvals and credibility for the onerous conditions as found in hazardous (classified) locations, hostile, corrosive and subsea environments.