Big Horn Valve - Inherently Leak Free Valve and Actuator Technology
Big Horn Valve specializes in Leak Free Valve and Actuator
Our stemless valve and zero emission valve actuator designs are inherently Leak Free. The term "inherently
leak-free" refers to the fact that no dynamic seals in the valves are exposed to the outside environment. There still
are static seals in these valves that keep the fluid from being released to the outside environment; however, the number
of these seals is kept to a minimum. After much iteration, countless patents and rigorous testing, Big Horn Valve has
introduced magnetically-actuated inherently leak-free technology.
Our patented valve and actuator design concept fills a significant industry need for fluid control that does not leak
vapors into the environment. In industries where toxic or hazardous fluids are involved our stemless valve technology
is vastly superior to traditional valve designs. Unlike traditional valve designs which frequently fail
- leading to hazardous, environmentally dangerous and/or toxic emissions - our valve is emission-free
and is the Best Available Valve Technology to keep our environment green and clean.
The High-Pressure, High Torque MagBall™ Valve has a body that can withstand 2500 psi. and in the 2 inch size is
capable of providing torques up to 5000 inch-lbs. to open and close the valve under the harshest conditions. This torque
capability is equal to or greater than any stemmed valve.
Bighorn Valve is featured in Valve Magazine!
"Now with the new magnetic technology, in cold applications where stem packings have to be positioned outside the
cryogenic environment, it is possible to eliminate the packing entirely. This inherently leak- free actuator can
function right along with the valve itself, negating the need for long stems.
This proven technology lays the groundwork for some exciting new possibilities and enhancements for quarter-turn
valves. Rather than monitor fugitive emissions, why not eliminate them all together? In a world where stem and packing
maintenance have historically been the primary solutions to reduce fugitive emissions, the introduction of magnetic
technology with zero dynamic seals to the outside world is a paradigm shift which addresses all the ongoing struggles
with fugitive emissions: safety concerns, loss of valuable product and the environmental impact of leakage."
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REDUCING FUGITIVE EMISSIONS - BIGHORN PETROCHEMICAL VALVES
Innovation and Safety For Petrochemical and other Hazardous Industries
Big Horn Valve's Stemless technology Valves and Zero Emission valve Actuators provides a Leak Free design that is
100% emission free. In large Oil and Gas Refineries valves are typically the single largest source of fugitive
emissions. With hundreds of leaking valves cumulative emissions can be very large and violate rules of the EPA the Clean
Air Act. Our zero-emission valve technology fills a significant industry need for fluid control that does not leak
vapors into the environment. Traditional oil and gas valve designs are prone to external leakage. Big Horn valves can
eliminate fugitive valve emissions. In addition, BigHorn Valve has cost effective replacement options for traditional
sizes of gate valves.
Big Horn Valve has been backed by the National Science Foundation,
NASA and major aeronautical companies and was recognized for it's cryogenic NO EMISSION VALVE by NASA in SPINOFF Magazine. Big Horn Valve
has been awarded a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
contracts offered by NASA to explore and develop a cryogenic valve that with superior performance
characteristics to existing technologies. In development for 9 years our stemless valve is poised to revolutionize the
THE WORLD LEADER in LEAK FREE VALVE and ZERO EMISSION VAVLE ACTUATOR TECHNOLOGY:
- Zero fugitive emissions
- 100% flow efficient
- StemLess configuration (No dynamic seal flow path to
- Variable Cv flow curve capable
- Seals: Standard ball valve seals
- Micro turning torque - high or low pressures-operator friendly
- Ideal for lethal valve
- Cost effective emission free valve technology
- No stems-no stem maintenence-no emission
- Magnetically actuated -strong positive- precision throttling capabilities
- Reduces hazard to
NASA / JSC AWARD
NASA / JSC did accepted a proposal from BHVI to continue development of a cryogenic High Pressure helium valve. This
project brings us much closer to a flight ready valve that has the potential to offer great weight reduction on in-space
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NASA High-Pressure Helium Valve
NASA has asked BigHorn Valve to tailor a prototype valve design for their newest space vehicle, the Morpheus II.
We will be incorporating flow-control features along with shut-off features into this design.
This new valve has the potential to eliminate hundreds of pounds of weight that was previously required to handle
the helium. It is important to note that could open up significant commerical opportunities because private aerospace
companies have the same issues to deal with as NASA does. All liquid fueled rockets require helium to push the fuel and
oxidants out of their respective tanks and into the engines for thrust. Every 100 pound reduction in weight equals a
savings of at least $1,000,000 in getting the vehicle into space. That is the incentive for reducing weight.
Cryogenic Applications Demand Precision and Reliability Big Horn Valve Delivers!
- NASA has recognized the value of Stemless technology with its recent grants to Big Horn Valve.
- Big Horn Valve's Stemless technology allows for safe, precision controlled fluid control without leaking vapors.
This unique multi-composite design extends the life of the seal at extreme temperatures while providing exceptional
positive seal closure.
- This design extends the life of the seal almost indefinitely, providing ease of operation - even at pressures and
extreme temperatures - while providing exceptional positive seal closure.
- These Big Horn Valves are thermally isolated closure valves that can be used to prevent a contained fluid from
freezing and bursting tanks or pipes.
- Most common valves have metal actuation stems that conduct freezing temperatures, a recurrent design flaw in most
valves. Imagine the expanded capabilities these freeze-proof industrial valves can add to both our agricultural
resources and our industrial output.
- Industrial Valves That Cannot Freeze are a Major Boon For Tank Storage And Cold Weather Operations.
- NASA review - Innovative Stemless Valve
Eliminates Emissions with Cryogenic Valve by Bighorn Valve
APPLICATIONS OF STEMLESS VALVE and LEAK FREE VALVE ACTUATOR TECHNOLOGY
Bighorn Valves and leak free valve actuators can serve a wide range of industries from Petrochemicals, Aerospace,
Cryogenics, Hazardous fluids, Fuel Cells to BioTech Fluid handling industries that require leak-proof valves, will
benefit from Big Horn Valve's Stemless valve and leak free valve actuator technology design. No other valve is capable
of this degree of leak or vapor prevention while being capable of the precision flow of fluids. metering the precision
flow of fluids.
100% fluid or vapor containment
Simplicity of Design
Lower Manufacturing Cost
High flow efficiency
Inherently Linear Valve Characteristic
Minimizes potential for fluid hammer
Low Torque at Hi/Low Pressure
Can be Fabricated from Plastics or Metals
Superior Actuation - Axial Actuation
Standard ball valve ¼ turn actuation
Superior Throttling Characteristics
Low Part Count
In Line Metering Capability
Petrochemical Industries - reduce costly pollution emissions
Aerospace / Cryogenic
Military Naval and Submarines
Hydrogen Gas Valve - hydrogen powered "Next Generation" cars
Cryogenic Valve - extreme cold temperatures
Industrial Water and Fluids Flow Control
"Down Hole" Control - Oil Drilling
In Flight Air Refueling
Nuclear Power Plants - hazardous liquids handling