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ASCO: 362 & 562 Series Stainless Steel Spool Valves

ASCO 362ASCO Numatics has introduced the 362 and 562 Series of stainless steel spool valves for control valve automation in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas markets. The 362 and 562 Series valves offer low-power solenoid versions that consume only 1.4 watts, making them the most energy-efficient valves in their class. A 0.55 watt solenoid option is coming soon that will be ideal for remote applications requiring alternate energy sources.

The ASCO 562 Series is a four-way spool valve designed for double-acting process valves. The 362 Series is a three-way valve made for single-acting process valve applications. Both valve lines are available in 1/4-inch, 316L stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance in harsh environments.

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Rotork: Soldo Easy Switch

Rotork Soldo Easy SwitchAvailable from Rotork Instruments, the Soldo Easy Switch hazardous area limit switchbox for manual valves is designed with minimal moving parts and magnetic switching technology for long-term reliability in the most demanding applications and hostile environments.

Available with a rugged polyster powder coated copper-free aluminum or 316L stainless steel housing, the Easy Switch design is adaptable to suit all manual valve types. Environmentally sealed to IP67 or IP68, the switchbox is ATEX and IECEx certified with optional SIL 2 approval.

The easy to mount magnetic target, featuring a durable glass reinforced magnetic holder, operates two magnetic sensors to provide precise electronic position feedback to the control room. A choice of hermetically sealed proximity switch options offer dependable performance for a wide range of power ratings at ambient temperatures ranging between -60°C and +105°C.

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Spirax Sarco: BCV43 Series Blowdown Control Valves

Spirax Sarco BCV43 Control ValveSpirax Sarco has released the BCV43 series blowdown control valves in line sizes ¾” and 1 ½”. This new range of BCV43 blowdown control valves are based on the SPIRA-TROL platform and are designed to maintain the TDS at an optimum level keeping blowdown to a minimum, thus maintaining a healthy steam and condensate system and conserve water and energy. The BCV43 blowdown control valves are suitable for a wide variety of applications where boilers are operated unsupervised for 24 to 72hr. periods.

The BCV43 blowdown control valve range has been engineered to minimize seat erosion ensuring consistent tight shutoff. No special tools are required; allowing easy maintenance with reduced downtime.

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ASCO: Numatics 501 Series Directional Control Valve

ASCO Numatics 501 seriesASCO Numatics has introduced its Numatics 501 Series directional control valve. The general purpose automation valve is designed for directional control and piloting applications requiring compact size, high flow capability, and energy savings.

The pressure shut-off option permits users to replace individual valves without stopping their production process — reducing line downtime and maintenance. The combination of the pressure regulator and the Numasizing® engineering tool can dramatically minimize air and energy consumption. The valve’s modular design also permits easy configuration and modification.

The new sub-base mounted valve is well suited for in-panel valve piloting applications. Its high flow rate, compact size, and optional mounting plate enable efficient use of cabinet space. A dual three-way version enables the placement of two, three-way valves in the space of a four-way valve.

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Spirax Sarco Releases 2014 Valves and Instruments Product Handbook

Spirax Sarco 2014 Valves and Instruments Product HandbookSpirax Sarco, Inc. has released the thirteenth edition of the “Valves and Instruments Product Handbook.” Subtitled “First for Steam Solutions,” the manual provides a complete range of information needed to evaluate and apply steam system components and controls.

The 300-page book includes descriptive technical information about Spirax Sarco’s boiler controls, process transducers, control valves and actuators, manual and automatic valves and process controllers.

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