R & D

R & D

Europa Valve designs are developed using the latest software based analysis tools.

As a check valve manufacturer in the UK, this is an important process in valve design and production.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used at the development stages of the design to simulate real-world flow conditions. Using CFD a wide range of variations in physical design and operational parameters can be tested and refined until a set which gives optimum performance is identified. CFD performed on the Venturi Check Valve design.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) takes place at the development stage to ensure the design gives the best possible performance. This is achieved by simulating the working conditions of the valve using computational analysis.

At the design stage, cast components are analysed using the latest foundry

analysis tools. This vital analysis helps to foresee problems at the casting stages such as problems with feeding and casting quality. It can also help to reduce production costs.

Any modifications highlighted from this process can then be fed back in to the design before a single pattern has been produced.

Foundry Analysis for a body casting from a Venturi Check Valve.
  • PEA-Certificate-Lloyds
  • ISO9001 and UKAS-Mark
  • European Regional Development Fund

Europa Valves Limited has received an Invest NI Grant for Research and Development, supporting company innovation in services, products and processes. Part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. This project, Cryogenic Test Research and Development in Line with B56364, aims to design, manufacture and test new valve types which will meet the requirements of the B56364 Cryogenic Testing. As a result Europa Valves Limited hopes to add cutting edge new valve types into markets where there will be opportunities for growth.