International pneumatic motion and fluid control technologies market leader Norgren has demonstrated its commitment to developing technologically advanced energy efficient solenoid valves with the introduction of the new low-power ICO3 valve.
Designed and certified for use in the most extreme environments, the new valve is suitable for applications ranging from offshore platforms to shale gas extraction.
With a power consumption of just 1W, the new Norgren Maxseal ICO3-1W combines state-of-the-art design with industry-leading reliability.
The new product boasts a <60ms changeover speed and a 5kg return spring – three times that of most other products on the market – which ensures 10x force friction ratio (FFR). The full range is certified to ATEX Ex d IIC T6-T4 (-55°C to +90°C) and has an IP66/X8 and Nema 4X environmental rating. Its operating pressure range is 0-12 Bar (pneumatic and hydraulic) with each fully balanced valve delivering leak-tight performance.
It draws on Norgren’s globally renowned Maxseal ICO technology, whose inherent reliability characteristics have provided safe and reliable performance, even in the most arduous environments, across the globe for more than 50 years.
Jon Taylor, Global Sector Head – Energy at Norgren, says: "Norgren is continually pushing the boundaries of valve and instrumentation technology and has an established reputation for high-performance products which operate across the oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, and power generation markets across the world.
"The new valve has been optimised to combine minimal power consumption with optimised safety and all the key performance attributes the sector has come to expect from Norgren products."