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Vinci Oxygen chamber valve (VCO)

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Vinci Oxygen chamber valve (VCO)

Vanne chambre oxygène Vinci VCO

Vinci Oxygen chamber valve (VCO)

Safran Aero Boosters

Mass 9 kg

Fluid compatibility LOX, GOX, GHe, GN2, LN2

Maximal pressure 105 bar

ESEOD 44 mm

Flow rate 40 kg/s (LOx)

The Oxygen Chamber Valve (VCO) is a bi-stable pneumatic ball valve, located upstream from the combustion chamber. Its purpose is to control the liquid oxygen supply to the engine combustion chamber.

Vinci Oxygen chamber valve (VCO)

Product Space propulsion

Safran Aero Boosters

Mass 9 kg

Fluid compatibility LOX, GOX, GHe, GN2, LN2

Maximal pressure 105 bar

ESEOD 44 mm

Flow rate 40 kg/s (LOx)

Vinci Oxygen chamber valve (VCO)

Others functions

The Oxygen Chamber Valve (VCO) is integrated into the Vinci engine of the Ariane 6 upper stage. The VCO provides very low propellant leakage tightness under cryogenic conditions and at the same time a very low pressure drop in open position.

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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