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Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/16/2015 10:03 AM

Hey guys,

I work at a start-up company in Columbus, Ohio. We are currently designing and building a new natural gas compressor. I am looking into different manifolds we could use for our application. I have been able to track down solenoid valve manifolds, but would also like to see if there are high pressure gas manifolds without any valves. I have been having issues finding a manifold without valves that can meet our pressure requirements of 4500 psi. The manifold also preferably needs 1 inlet (SAE 6) and 4 outlets (SAE 6). Does anyone know where I can find something like this? Preferably near Ohio, where we are located.

Thanks,

Adam

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Re: Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/16/2015 10:06 AM

Try parker search

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07/16/2015 11:38 AM

You might also try searching "hydraulic manifolds". The size and pressure range you mention are common in hydraulics.

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Re: Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/16/2015 11:49 AM

Here's an idea, if your capable of designing and building NG compressors, why not design and build your own HP manifolds? That way you can build them with or without valves and what ever thread size you desire or require?

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Re: Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/16/2015 1:01 PM

http://www.daman.com/catalog/pdf/headersandjunctions/Header%20Manifolds%20-%200%20Degree%20Design.pdf

Steel versions rated at 5k PSI.

Oh, and as others have mentioned, a manifold is just a chunk of machined material. Draw your own that fits your new design and, if you don't have machining capabilities in-house, shop it out.

Do you have an experienced designer working with you?

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07/16/2015 3:10 PM

Isn't a manifold without any valves on it basically just a pipe with fittings/ports welded to it?

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07/16/2015 4:54 PM

Any high pressure manifold that has porting for valves can do. Just plate over the ports for the valve. You can find the plate from the manifold manufacture. They may have a ported plate that will feed thru to the A and B outputs. I have only seen blank plates that block off all the ports. If not have one made.

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Re: Gas Manifolds without Valves

07/23/2015 11:50 PM

If you are not interested in doing it yourself, as some have suggested, look in the Columbus yellow pages, business directory and a Google search. There are numerous shops in the Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Akron, Canton, Cleveland (basically I-71 corridor) that would want to take on designing and manufacturing what you want. There is a lot of high tech and rust belt industries there, take advantage of it.

Good Luck, Old Salt

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