Processing Magazine

Low-Power Solenoid Valves Feature .55 watt Power Consumption

March 23, 2010
The company has introduced a low-power solenoid valve series that offers .55 watt power consumption while providing highly reliable operating performance. The new valve is ideal for process applications in the refining, upstream oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and power generation industries.The solenoid valve is an optimal solution for applications powered by renewable energy sources such as solar panels. Its low-power consumption permits the use of smaller battery packs and enables extended operation on the existing back-up energy source.The low-power valve is designed to be wired directly into a plant’s bus network I/O interface without the need for auxiliary power source. In addition, on PLC or DCS installation using traditional wiring the need for an additional relay is eliminated, plus a smaller power supply can be used – reducing the installation and operating costs.The highly flexible valve comes in multiple options for flow efficiency and maximum and minimum temperature and pressure ratings. It has ATEX, FM, CSA, and UL approvals and is SIL-3 certified.