Kalsi Engineering, Inc. Develops Validated Methodology to Predict Flow-Induced Forces in Balanced Globe Valves

Kalsi Engineering, Inc. (KEI), under contract from the Electric Power Research Institute, has developed a new validated methodology for predicting the flow-induced forces in balanced globe valves used in commercial nuclear power plants.  These valves are used in critical-to-safety applications and previous methodologies used by the industry were limited in application or too conservative to […]

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Testing a large diameter floating backup ring in RCD operating conditions

Our inaugural test of 10.50” (266.7mm) floating backup rings is complete, and several lessons were learned. The purpose of the test was to debug the new test fixture configuration, to evaluate the suitability of steel as the bearing material of the backup ring, and to evaluate how PN 381-35-11 rotary seals perform when used when […]

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Dr. Kalsi gives the spring 2016 convocation address at the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.

Dr. Kalsi, President of Kalsi Engineering, was the convocation speaker at the May 13, 2016 spring convocation ceremony of the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering. To see a video of the event, click here. The introduction begins on the video at 33:05, and Dr. Kalsi’s convocation address begins at 35:59. Dr. Kalsi was […]

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An article about Kalsi Engineering in the May 8, 2016 issue of the Houston Chronicle

Kalsi Engineering was featured in an article in the business section of the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, May 8, 2016. The article describes the conservative business strategy the privately owned company has followed since its founding in 1978—a strategy that has allowed the company to survive the calamitous boom and bust business cycle of the […]

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Advancements in Extreme Pressure Rotary Sealing (OTC-26899-MS)

Kalsi Engineering’s new technical paper, “Advancements in Extreme Pressure Rotary Sealing” (OTC-26899-MS) was presented this morning at the Offshore Technology Conference, in Houston Texas. Over the past several years, the authors, Lannie Dietle and Aaron Richie, and several of their colleagues, have been performing research directed at increasing the pressure capacity and life of polymeric […]

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KVAP™ 4.0 Software Release

Kalsi Engineering recently announced the release of the Kalsi Valve and Actuator Program (KVAP™) Version 4.0 software. KVAP™ is the most technically advanced air-operated valve (AOV) and motor-operated valve (MOV) design calculation software in the industry. Unlike competitive software products, KVAP is based on an extensive array of test-validated first-principles models. Based on voice-of-customer input, […]

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New video documents assembly of a 7,500 psi washpipe assembly

A new video shows how easy it is to assemble a high pressure washpipe assembly that incorporates our patent-pending floating metal backup rings and hydrodynamic rotary seals. The backup rings are radially pressure balanced and axially force balanced. The radial pressure balance makes them relatively immune to pressure induced deformation, which allows for a more […]

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The addition of Mrs. Indira Grimes to the engineering staff

Kalsi Engineering is pleased to announce the addition of Mrs. Indira Grimes to our engineering staff. Mrs. Grimes grew up in the Houston area where she attended Robert E. Lee High School. After high school, Mrs. Grimes began her studies in the field of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas. She completed her studies […]

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