Actuator IP Acquired by Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries
02 April 2021
The pump unit of Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (CE&IG) recently acquired the intellectual property (IP) to manufacture and assemble electric-mechanical actuators (EMA) and the associated control panels. CE&IG’s pump unit will manufacture and assemble the EMAs at its Nikkiso ACD factory in Santa Ana, California.
The high force EMA coupled to a cryogenic reciprocating pump will eliminate the need for a gearbox and crankcase, which provides a compact layout for vertical submerged pump design. The EMA will also provide complete control of the reciprocating pump’s piston speed and position, allowing for a wider turndown range, pulsation-free operation for multiple unit arrangements, and enhanced reliability.
The EMA actuated reciprocating pump is currently available for hydrogen applications that require up to 900 Barg discharge pressure. High pressure LNG fuel supply pumps for marine industry applications will be available in the near future.
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