Direct acting solenoid valve is ATEX certified
The new 70 series valve from Midland-ACS has been engineered to provide higher flow rates, while at the same time consuming less power than both traditional solenoids and competitor valves alike. Using 316 stainless steel in the body construction to offer maximum internal and external protection from liquid and gases the 70 series is a direct-acting 3/2 hazardous area solenoid valve for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
Designed for actuator control, the 70 series is EExd IIC T6 rated with IP67 ingress protection, for use in hazardous environments. Compliant with the ATEX directive and entitled to bear the CE mark, the valve is also IECex certified.
A key goal of the design process was to deliver exceptional efficiency in terms of energy usage. Targeting offshore usage in particular, and bearing in mind the power issues these installations and vessels have regarding the amount of wattage they use, Midland-ACS engineers set themselves the task to better a power consumption rate of 5W. Through various trials and tests a final power consumption figure of 3.5W at an ambient temperature of -50degC to +60degC was achieved, almost halving the original benchmark.
Compact, reliable and - of increasing importance to offshore facilities and operations - lightweight at only 3.2 kilos, the valve design removes the potential for leaks and reduces the risk of hazardous contamination.
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