Published: 24 September 2012 24 September 2012
Eaton’s new pressure-reducing valve, the 1 PDC5, is specifically designed for wind energy applications. The valve is able to keep the pressure of an accumulator stored for a long period of time without any significant leakage.
By reducing the number of times that the power pack has to start in order to maintain the pressure in the accumulator, the 1 PDC5 valve helps keep the power consumption of the hydraulic system of the wind turbine to a minimum. 1 PDC5 features a design using a direct-acting poppet with only two working ports. The valve was designed bearing in mind certain harsh environment applications. The seat, ball and casing are hardened, and help provide extended lifetime to the system.