Solenoid valves for Industrial Oxygen
Oxygen is not flammable by itself, but it can react with many materials to enable ignition and combustion, by reducing the flash point or ignition temperature that materials would normally ignite and burn, and the speed and combustion temperature according to the oxygen content. The higher the oxygen content, the lower the ignition point and the higher the combustion or flame temperature, up to explosive levels.
To control oxygen safely, all the internal components in contact with oxygen, such as the valve body, core tube, armature assembly and internal seals must be specially cleaned and degreased. Standard valves come into contact with machine cutting oils, grease and other lubricants, even handling a valve will deposit oils and greases. In most other applications these deposits are acceptable, but for oxygen service all traces of grease and oils must be totally removed to prevent an explosive combustion.
Here at solenoid valve world, we supply a range of degreased solenoid valves suitable for use with clean oxygen lines.
Customers can choose:
1. Degreased solenoid valves via our 24 hour in house degreasing service. This service is limited to specific valves Brass AD6, AD8, AD10, PU225 series and Stainless steel ADS6, ADS8, ADS10 and SPU225 series. (See below)
2. Oxygen specific coaxial solenoid valves, manufactured and degreased specifically for oxygen service pressures: 0-20 Bar or 0-40 Bar
3. Oxygen specific solenoid valves, manufactured and degreased specifically for oxygen service for pressures up to 400 bar.
Click here to see our solenoid valves for oxygen service. (Please choose either NBR, Viton or PTFE seals)
Click here to see our chemical compatibility guides.
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