Pressure Actuated Valve
ACTS Pressure Actuated Valve is a hydraulically actuated fracturing valve designed to initiate fracturing operations at the lowermost (toe) interval. Hydrostatic and applied tubing pressures act against the valve’s piston to open the valve at a predetermined value, taking bottom hole pressure into account. The valve’s opening accuracy is ensured by minimizing radial and axial component friction when activation pressure is applied. An internally contained spring acting against the piston ensures the valve fully shifts and locks open. Once opened, high flow circumferential ports, permit continuous communication to the reservoir for high pressure stimulation operations and production. The valve is available in multiple thread and metallurgy configurations to be equivalent to required liner specifications for varying downhole operating environments.
Features & Benefits
- Spring assisted piston ensures valve fully opens and locks open
- Valve port area is larger than liner flow area to prevent stimulation screenouts at the valve
- Trigger pressure is adjustable to accommodate varying operating requirements
- Operating components are physically protected from internal and external manipulation
- Premium threads and metallurgies available for harsh wellbore environments