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Low-energy leak-proof double seat control valve based on a water hydraulic actuator system

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Project "HYDRACTVAL" data sheet

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Organization address
city: SKIVE
postcode: 7800

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙063˙750 €
 EC max contribution 744˙625 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
2. H2020-EU.3.2. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-06-01   to  2017-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KM RUSTFRI AS DK (SKIVE) coordinator 744˙625.00


 Project objective

The HYDRACTVAL project aims to design, test and demonstrate a leak-proof double seat control valve for the brewery and dairy industries. It will be based on and fully exploits the benefits of its core technology – a patented water-based hydraulic actuator with regulation functionality. The novel technology holds a range of clear advantages over compressed air:  Energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emission: Reducing electricity consumption and carbon emissions by more than 65%;  Precision: Accurate positioning of valve position allowing any valve to be used for regulation besides fully open/close position.  Hygiene: Leak free and sterile hydraulic system prevents spread of air borne bacteria, oil, etc., reducing the risks of food and beverage contamination.  Reliability: Reducing waste by avoiding unintended opening of valves and leaks. Avoids cavitation.  Cost: Reduces the number of valves needed for a given process, reduces the cost of production and installation of valves, and allows smaller and more flexible plants.

The water-based hydraulic actuator system promises to offer a new level of control over valves. To exploit this control to its maximum potential – and thus pave the way for broad market impact - a new process valve would have to be designed, adapted and demonstrated. The technology will have the potential to be adapted for other markets currently using pneumatic valves. It will significantly increase KM’s competitiveness through launching a game changing product in a conservative industry, and opening vast and global market opportunities.

HYDRACTVAL will drastically decrease the energy consumption in food and beverage industries, with consequent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. It will also have a positive impact on the food security by reducing the risks of contamination. This is coherent with the challenge under the work programme topic Resource-efficient eco-innovative food production and processing (SFS-08-2014).


List of deliverables.
D5.2 Report on final product specifications Documents, reports 2019-07-24 16:51:24
D4.1 Manufacturing of approx. 10 valve systems Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-24 16:51:24
D1.1 Updated website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-24 16:51:24
D4.3 Final evaluation on report the demonstration phase Documents, reports 2019-07-24 16:51:24

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