New Zero Leak Magnetic Circuit-Based Valve System Can Help the Oil and Gas Industry Curb Methane Emissions

Magnetically Actuated Valves produced by ZL Innovations feature a unique hermetically sealed, no-maintenance design to completely eliminate the risk of leaks.

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Industrial technology company ZL Innovations, creators of the "Zero Leak, Zero Emissions, Zero Maintenance" magnetic circuit-based valve system, has introduced sustainable magnetic valve technology as a vital component in curbing fugitive emissions in Energy and Chemical industrial processes. ZL Innovations Chief Technology Officer Dr. Ned Davis presented an innovative Magnetically Actuated Lethal and Severe Service Valve during the "Fugitive Emissions - Emerging Technologies" section of the recent Valve World Americas Expo & Conference in Houston, Texas.

Responding to President Biden's announcement at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland regarding methane emissions, in particular, Dr. Davis commented on the magnetic valve system as a solution that can help minimize methane leaks: "With the increased scrutiny and impending EPA regulations announced at COP26, we are pleased to be able to offer the oil and gas, and chemical industries a Zero Leak valve that can lower methane and other fugitive emissions by as much as 67%. This is possible because our unique fully encapsulated magnetic actuation system allows us to eliminate the traditional valve packing, where the majority of failures resulting in unintended emissions take place."

ZL Innovations has also extended its patented Zero Leak magnetic valve technology into the ultra-critical Lethal and Severe Services valve market, including industrial applications that utilize toxic materials, often at high temperatures and pressures. It is the ultimate test of valve mechanicals and seal integrity because leaks and failures can put the plant, workers, and even communities at risk.


Robert "Bob" Ward, CEO, ZL Innovations


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ZL INNOVATIONS, based in Portland, Oregon, are the creators of the Sustainable Zero Leak Magnetic Valve. Dr. Edward "Ned" Davis and four colleagues founded the Maui Innovation Group in 2013. The team has worked on magnetic valves, gearing, couplings, and related technologies for over eight years. This work culminated in the creation of the Sustainable Zero Leak Magnetic Valve, with the capability of being able to handle high temperatures and corrosive working fluids and to completely prevent valve leaks for the working life of the valve. In 2020, the team was expanded and ZL Innovations was formed to optimize the potential of the Zero Leak Magnetic Valve.


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Tags: Emmissions, Energy industry, Global Warming, lethal Service Valve, methane, methane emission, oil and gas, Valves

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Creators of the Sustainable Zero Leak Magnetic Valve - Enabling Leak-free and Zero Maintenance Valves.