Gas Solenoid Valves are as versatile as they are useful. Translating electrical impulses, to open and close the valve, they control the flow of gas in a wide range of industrial and residential applications. In this tutorial article, PIF takes a closer look at what Gas Solenoid Valves do, what applications they're used for, and the key manufacturers of these handy types of solenoid valve.
Applications for Gas Solenoid Valves
A gas solenoid valve can be used in many applications. Both for commercial and residential devices. Commercial uses of Gas Solenoid Valves with pressure switch generally include any pneumatic machinery that uses gas pressure to move its parts. Manufacturing facilities might use solenoid valves to control the movement of gases used in their manufacturing processes.
Bürkert also produce solenoid valves with gas filter for fluid and gaseous media, aggressive or neutral, applicable in various ranges of temperature and pressure. In fact, Christian Bürkert, founder of Bürkert is said to have pioneered the ‘solenoid valve’ as we know it today, setting the international benchmark for industrial solenoid valves.
Buschjost (an IMI Norgren brand) manufactures a wide range of Solenoid Valves for use with different pressures, media’s, temperatures and applications. The Buschjost range of Solenoid Valves include direct-acting solenoid valves, indirect-acting solenoid valves, or a combination of both; solenoid valves with forced lifting.
Useful Solenoid Valve Resources
This chemical resistance chart and solenoid valve selection guide from Bürkert is an extremely useful resource when specifying or choosing the correct solenoid valve for an application. There is also pressure regulate valve.
Solenoid Valve material selection chart