It’s rocket science. For noise control, gas and water systems at a space launch must be quickly controlled.
The solution – valves with quick opening actuators (6" valves, pressurized with nitrogen to 3,000 psig).
Cornerstone Valve has solutions for the
most extreme timing challenges:
1. Engineering Solutions
In 1990, an Aerospace company contacted Cornerstone. They needed quick-opening valves that would shut off bubble-tight after multiple cycles. The result – a specific ball-seat interface with proprietary design developed by Cornerstone Valve.
Cornerstone valves have continued to facilitate space launches ever since, performing through numerous launch cycles without servicing. The destructive marine environment of the surroundings makes this especially remarkable.
Cornerstone meets Aerospace and NASA’s highest quality requirements.
Cornerstone is privileged to design and provide special valves to assist in space launches at both Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg AFB.
At liftoff, deluge systems protect launch pads and vehicles and their payloads from excessive blast and noise damage. Many of these payloads value more than $1 Billion.
To control noise damage, high pressure nitrogen pressurizes large vessels full of water. The water, in turn, creates pressurized water walls. The Cornerstone ANSI 1500 full bore valves charge the water systems cycle from fully closed to fully open in 17 milliseconds, then reclose to bubble tight.