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The Woodward Gas Stop/Ratio Valve performs a dual function for industrial or utility gas turbines. One function rapidly shuts off fuel to the turbine fuel control system. Another function provides accurate control of gas fuel pressure at the outlet of the stop/ratio valve. This pressure is applied to the inlets of the gas fuel control valve.
The Gas Stop/Ratio Valve features a modular design, and meets critical control characteristics while allowing the same valve design to accommodate a variety of stroke, force output, and mechanical interface arrangements. The electrical and mechanical interfaces have been designed for quick and easy assembly or removal of the valve, at the factory or in the field. The components include an on-board hydraulic filter, electrohydraulic servo valve, trip valve, single-acting hydraulic cylinder, and dual LVDTs (the 6” and 8” valves also have the option for triple LVDTs).
Optimum control of the gas turbine requires that the actuator and valve accurately and quickly track the demand signals transmitted by the control. The stop/ratio valve has been designed to provide output forces that exceed the opening and closing requirements with some margin. The additional margin helps ensure that the system moves rapidly even under service conditions where the valve has been contaminated or worn. The hydraulic trip relay valve has been selected to provide high operating force margins, high flow capacity, and to ensure the desired closure rate of the valve under trip conditions.
By using a long actuation rod between the hydraulic cylinder and the valve lever arm, the side-loading forces on the actuator shaft and seals are greatly reduced, decreasing the wear between sliding parts, and increasing the useful service life of the system. The ample distance between the wetted heavy-duty linear slide rings within the stop/ratio valve accommodates any remaining side load. These provisions provide extended service life even in severe service conditions.
Product Specification 26620