Low-power solenoid valve for critical applications
Did you know that ASCO Numatics now have a very low-power solenoid valve (under 2W) for process applications?
The ASCO Numatics low-power version of its Series 327 Ex d solenoid valve is designed for critical applications in the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries.
Historically, a typical solenoid valve deployed in such an environment and application would consume upwards of 20 Watts per unit. With the new design 327 operating with a much lower power consumption of only 2 Watts per unit, losses are minimised and operational running costs are greatly reduced. As a direct consequence, there is much less heat generated leading to extended operational life and of course – enhanced safety.
Low-Power Solenoid Valves
The new design of valve features a more efficient solenoid with an optimised magnetic performance. This improved efficiency of design has contributed greatly to a reduced power consumption of the valves to 1W when cold and 1.5W DC when hot. The Series 327 valves are of a 3/2 direct operated solenoid valve configuration can be mounted in any orientation. The valve is compact and lightweight and is no longer constrained by the requirement for a minimum operating pressure – quite simply, it has no minimum operating pressure requirements.
The valve is rated to 10 Bar and comes in a flame-proof IP67 Ex d aluminium or 316 stainless-steel enclosure is rated to II 2G/D Ex d IIC T6 Ex tD.
The 327 valve is based on the principle of a balanced poppet-type construction which provides inbuilt resistance against pressure surges. It is highly reliable with no bleed holes which protects against blockages. It also comes with Exida and TUV certification to IEC 61508 Functional Safety.
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ASCO Numatics offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions for a wide range of industry-focused applications. When combined with our deep process expertise, these solutions provide lower cost of ownership, greater asset availability, and improved productivity.
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