Components for reciprocating compressors
XP - Profiled Plate Valve for process gas cut with PowerPEEK and a refinery in the background

XP - Profiled Plate Valve for process gas

When conventional compressor design cannot meet your requirements, think a step ahead. HOERBIGER XP valve

The valve is the heart of the compressor: the power regulator for overall compressor efficiency. Those who understand how to tune this regulator can boost the efficiency of their compressors. HOERBIGER XP valves are the tools you need for the job. When it comes to optimizing compressor performance, efficiency increases rank top of the list. The desire for greater performance at lower cost leads to new avenues in compressor design: compact units with fewer cylinders and fewer valves.

Only XP valves can reliably meet these expectations

 Compact compressor design poses new challenges to the durability of valves. The XP valve is a profiled plate valve combining the advantages of ring and plate valves.

As a result it offers high efficiency, along with exceptional reliability

XP valves provide maximum efficiency, despite minimal lift, and excellent closing properties. HOERBIGER created its innovative PowerPEEKTM material especially to bring robustness and durability to the XP valve. As a result, the XP valve sets itself apart with extended service intervals and reduced downtime due to valve failure.

With XP valves, you are always a step ahead

Efficiency, reliability, service life and energy savings are the indicators that give you an edge in the market. XP valves make this edge possible. This is why HOERBIGER is an innovation partner for innovative companies

Heavy duty ESR wire springs
Heavy duty ESR wire springs
Waveshape profiled guard and tapered seat
Waveshape profiled guard and tapered seat
Profiled PowerPEEK® valve plate
Profiled PowerPEEK® valve plate

PowerPEEK® high-performance valve plate material means high reliability and extended service intervals

With the new design of the HOERBIGER CP valve, the combination of profiled seat and valve plate reduces flow losses and lowers energy consumption. PowerPEEK® and the unique design of profiled valve plates create a valve with extremely high reliability, durability, efficiency and excellent flow characteristics. The construction of a finer-meshed ring section increases the effective flow area and hence the efficiency of the CP valve. The aerodynamic „rings“ produce a lower pressure drop than plate valves and thus have the ability to pass small amounts of liquid and debris. Additionally PowerPEEK® plates offer an optimized distribution of reinforcing fibers and therefore less wear less in operation. 

Flow diagram of PowerPEEK® plate
Optimized effective flow area
Profiled PowerPEEK® valve plate
Profiled PowerPEEK® valve plate

Benefits at a glance

Long life and high compressor uptime, reduced electric power/fuel consumption and related CO₂ emissions.
  • Profiled plate design
  • Spring savers prevent coil to guard contact
  • Injection molded high-performance PEEK® and finer-meshed ring section
Excellent reliability for reduced downtimes, reduced maintenance costs and less emissions due to fewer on-site interventions.
  • Aerodynamic flow path
  • Anti-stiction design: Waveshape profiled guard and tapered seat
  • Heavy duty springs made of ESR steel (Electro slag remelting)
Lower total cost of ownership

High performance valve plate with tribological optimization.

XP Valve at a glance
  • Optimized carbon fiber orientation for maximum stability
  • PowerPEEK® offers six times the lifetime of an industry-standard PEEK
  • Combines the reliability of plate valves with the efficiency of ring valves
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