In the oil and gas market, emissions-free operations are typically desired and required. As an industry solution to meet regulations, Trido Industries offers air compressors featuring Smart Products' Side Seal Valves (pictured right).
Trido's Solar Powered Instrument Air Compressor is an innovative and environmentally sustainable solution used by oil and gas producers to replace fuel gas, propane, or bottle gas at a well site. A battery powered design combined with a solar recharging system allows the compressors to be available for use anywhere a traditional power supply is unavailable. The compressors create compressed air to power instruments, pressure controllers, valve actuators, and more.
These small, solar-powered compressors generate compressed air using two cylinders and pistons. For precise control of the inflow and outflow of air, Trido uses two Smart Products valves per cylinder for a total of four valves per compressor. The Model #152 at 5/8" size controls flow for pressures below 35 PSI and the Model #132 at 3/8" is designed to work with operating pressures over 35 PSI. Trido has tested the valves for use in their device at about 500 hours of operation. The compressor was also designed so the valves can be quickly and easily changed out, when needed. The Side Seal style of these Model #s is especially beneficial to hold in-line valves in place and provide an extra barrier against leaks. Adhesives are also not necessary due to the sealing capabilities of the outside o-ring.