Springfield, New Jersey-based fluid control solutions company Valcor Engineering Corporation has introduced a new product line capability in the shape of its Quick Disconnect (QD) couplings.
Valcor is a designer and manufacturer of fluid control components and sub-systems, clutches, brakes and OBIGGS systems.
Its new Quick Disconnect couplings are designed for demanding aerospace applications with high pressure, high vibration, and large temperature extremes. These couplings are lightweight, have a large flow capacity, and minimal liquid loss during the ‘unmating’ process.
Valcor’s QDs are custom designed for specific applications and therefore, material selection and line sizes can vary.
Current QD designs are non-locking types that require contact to maintain the couplings in the open position. Upon pulling the QD apart, each end closes and maintains the gas/liquid on each side of the fitting. They are capable of meeting low leakage requirements in high vibration environments. Current designs use tube stubs at the inlets and outlets for welding capabilities, with a 4-bolt flange. Valcor can also provide standard male AN fittings.
“The addition of Quick Disconnects complements Valcor’s already comprehensive portfolio of fluid controls, which includes solenoid, service, and pneumatically-actuated valves, as well as regulators, tanks, and accumulators,” stated Larry Wismer, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing. “We provide our customers a one-stop shop for complete propellant systems.”