Vertical pilot-control globe valve (VPCGV) is a novel globe valve that costs little driving energy and responds quickly. In VPCGV, the opening and closing forces are related to the pressure difference before and after the valve core. In this paper, parameters that have influences on pressure difference such as orifice diameter, valve core displacement, and inlet velocity are thoroughly investigated by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method. It is found that pressure difference increases with the raising of inlet velocity and the diminishing of valve core displacement, and middle-sized orifice diameter is the best in VPCGV. Furthermore, the correlation between pressure difference and inlet velocity is obtained, which can be beneficial for the selection of VPCGV under certain conditions.
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Numerical Study on Pressure Difference of Valve Core in Vertical Pilot-Control Globe Valve
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Gao, Z, Chen, F, Qian, J, & Jin, Z. "Numerical Study on Pressure Difference of Valve Core in Vertical Pilot-Control Globe Valve." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1B, Symposia: Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion; Energy and Process Engineering; Microfluidics and Nanofluidics; Development and Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods. Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. July 30–August 3, 2017. V01BT11A007. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2017-69137
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