Rockford Ball Screw (RBS) supplies the energy sector with custom products to meet the design specification of our customers for the oil and gas industries. One of the applications where our standard and custom ball screw units is utilized is frac gate vales.
Ball Screw Gate Valves, also known as Frac Valves, are a type of large bore, high pressure unit. Ball Screw Gate Valves are ideal for extremely high-pressure applications and are a popular choice for Frac (Frac tree) designs, such as the one, shown below.
Frac Valves are Ball Screw Operated (BSO). They are high-pressure isolation valves installed on the top of the wellbore on a wellhead platform. Frac Valves are the major component of a Frac Tree. These valves are often fitted onto the top of the Frac Tree or Wellhead for the frac operation to isolate the fluid from the well. The Frac Valves are capable of producing multi staged fracs in the toughest environments. The ball screw assembly is an efficient way to open and close the through bore.
Typically, a company will contact us (RBS) at the early stages of product development. A representative from RBS will assess the design with the customer and generate a ball screw model with custom features to accommodate the customer's product. The RBS ball screw assembly will continue to operate efficiently in all types of environments and temperatures.
Rockford Ball Screw has multiple designs and configurations utilized in the oil/gas industry. Our engineering staff works with our customers for the purpose of generating a product to make the assembly process easier while eliminating other components. Let us know what type of design you are contemplating, and we’ll be happy to make a suggestion.