The results of the FEA allowed our client to validate their design and refine their part models without the added time and cost of prototyping and testing physical samples.

Industry

Commercial plumbing

Location

Cleveland, OH

Business Situation

Oatey needed a team of experienced analysts to examine the effects of loads on an innovative valve assembly design.

Technological Situation

Finite Element Analysis was used to test the design to optimize components.

Solution

The FEA was performed to test the tailpiece of the valve assembly under various materials and analyze the interactions between the components of the assembly. 

Benefits

Using the FEA results, this optimizes the design of the components and reduces the time consuming and expensive physical testing.

Services

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design optimization
  • Digital prototyping

Oatey Valve Analysis 

Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply more than 6,000 products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world. All Oatey products and brands are backed with the highest-quality technical and customer support programs in the industry.

Occam was contacted by our client to perform an in-depth finite element analysis on an innovative valve assembly design. The assembly boasts a unique design that allows for quick changeover of different valve components to create a number of customized options.

The FEA was performed to test the tailpiece of the valve assembly under various materials and analyze the interactions between the components of the assembly. The FEA simulation was setup and tested to standards as per ASME A112.18.1, Sections 5.3.2.2 and 5.3.2.3.

The results of the FEA allowed our client to validate their design and refine their part models without the added time and cost of prototyping and testing physical samples.