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Pub. No.:    WO/2017/150978    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2017/050129
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F02M 21/02
F02M 21/06
F02D 19/02
Applicants: INDOPAR B.V.
Inventors: TEN BROEKE, Sebastiaan Martinus Emanuel
FAASSEN, Antonius Theodorus Adrianus
EXALTO, Ray Anthony
A gaseous fluid conditioning module includes a gaseous fluid inlet that receives a gaseous fluid at inlet pressure and a gaseous fluid outlet that provides the gaseous fluid in a gas phase within a predetermined pressure range. A valve apparatus regulates gaseous fluid flow between the gaseous fluid inlet and the gaseous fluid outlet. The valve apparatus includes a valve, an electromagnet and a compensation chamber. The valve includes a valve seat and a valve member reciprocatable with respect to the valve seat. The valve member is in fluid sealing contact with the valve seat when the valve is closed and spaced apart from the valve seat when the valve is open. The electromagnet is energizable to exert a force on the valve member to move the valve member away from the valve seat thereby opening the valve to regulate the pressure of gaseous fluid downstream from the valve within the predetermined pressure range. The compensation chamber is at a distal end of the valve member opposite the valve seat into which the valve member extends, and is in fluid communication with the gaseous fluid inlet. The gaseous fluid upstream of the valve exerts longitudinal forces on a first area of the valve member in the compensation chamber in the direction of the valve seat and longitudinal forces on a second area of the valve member outside the compensation chamber away from the valve seat. The longitudinal forces exerted on the first area of the valve member in the compensation chamber compensate the valve member against gaseous fluid inlet pressure.