Special Purpose Pressure Vessels,
Reactors and Autoclaves

Supporting Industry and Research

Pinned Closure Pressure Vessels


The KW Designed Solutions Pinned Closure Pressure Vessels are predominantly used for production or R&D applications.  The closure provides quick opening and closing of the pressure vessel and high cyclic duty with a minimal number of components.  Removal of the pin allows the closure plug to be easily removed and, if required, the closure can be automated; with the pin requiring full engagement to activate the safety system before any test can begin.

Our Pinned Closure Pressure Vessels are slender in design and used in the vertical orientation these Vessels have a narrow footprint and require minimal shop floor space.

Pinned Closure Vessels


Features

  • Pressure ratings: 100 bar to 2000 bar
  • Temperature: -50°C to 200°C
  • Size: Between Ø50mm to Ø200mm bore and depths of 100mm to 2000mm
  • Volumes: 0.5 litre to 100 litre
  • Seal Types: O seal with back-up-ring, PTFE, Springsele®
  • Material of construction: Stainless steels, carbon and alloy steels

Benefits

  • Quick acting opening/closing times: 2 minutes to open/close, 20 seconds to lock/unlock
  • Integral safety interlocking system
  • High cyclic life
  • Minimal Number of components
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Long service life
  • Custom size and pressure range available to meet specific requirements

Applications and Customer Uses

The KW Designed Solutions Pinned Closure Pressure Vessel has proved invaluable for clients in the Scientific and Materials Research industry sector.   Working closely with our clients’ specific requirements, this closure design has been developed creating a pressure vessel which uses two closure pins, which have to be fully engaged incorporating the safety system before any test can begin. An activating shot bolt secures the vessel in position whilst the operator sets up the components for testing. The equipment has been designed to perform tensile and compressive tests on test specimens under hydrogen gas pressure for the automotive industries.  Using two pins was beneficial allowing space for the single and centrally positioned mechanical pull rod, the fluid and electrical feed through penetrations.

Project Example

Pressure vessel for tensile and compressive tests

Pressure vessel for tensile and compressive tests (Ref: SO094, Equip No. 1006-1)

This special purpose pressure vessel has been designed to perform tensile and compressive tests on test specimens under hydrogen gas pressure. 

  • Pressure rating: 1000 bar
  • Temperature: -20°C to +100°C
  • Size: Ø400mm x 200mm long
  • Volume: 12 litre

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Chorley, Lancashire PR6 7DE. United Kingdom.

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