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Vinci Hydrogen chamber valve (VCH)

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Vinci Hydrogen chamber valve (VCH)

VCH Vinci

Vinci Hydrogen chamber valve (VCH)

Safran Aero Boosters

Mass 11.5 kg

Fluid compatibility GH2, GHe, GN2

Maximal pressure 90 bar

ESEOD 65 mm

Flow rate 7 kg/s (GH2)

The Hydrogen Chamber Valve is integrated into the Vinci engine of the Ariane 6 upper stage. This normally closed pneumatic poppet valve is located upstream from the combustion chamber and its purpose is to control the gaseous hydrogen supply to the engine combustion chamber.

Vinci Hydrogen chamber valve (VCH)

Product Space propulsion

Safran Aero Boosters

Mass 11.5 kg

Fluid compatibility GH2, GHe, GN2

Maximal pressure 90 bar

ESEOD 65 mm

Flow rate 7 kg/s (GH2)

Space Equipment

Design, development, assembly & testing of flow regulation valves for space launcher engines and stages.

Space equipement - Safran Aero Boosters - VP - Vinci Engine.

Safran Aero Boosters specializes in flow regulation valves for space propulsion. With a strong focus on Research and Technology, the company is a partner on most future European launcher propulsion programs. Safran Aero Boosters’s equipment is developed under extreme conditions of temperature, pressure, vibration and flow and has demonstrated 100% reliability over 45 years. The company is able to hardness this high-level expertise to provide flow regulation valves (pneumatic/electric – linear/rotative) for most of propulsion systems on launchers.

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