Air Actuated Valve

Air Actuated Valves constitute a significant portion of our Valve Actuation services, delivering formidable High Force & Speed comparable only to Hydraulic systems. In scenarios demanding continuous motion or modulation, Air Actuated Valves might be your preferred choice over Electric Actuated Valves. They are straightforward to install and maintain, offering an initial cost advantage compared to their electric counterparts. Over our 25-year tenure, we have not encountered a single instance of failure. With a comprehensive range of specifications catering to diverse industries and applications readily available, Actuation Valve stands as the premier choice for all your Air Actuated Valve needs.

Air Actuated Butterfly Valves

When it comes to operating butterfly valves, Air Actuators play a crucial role. Air Actuators function by converting compressed air energy into mechanical motion. This is achieved through a piston housed within the actuator, which moves back and forth when air pressure is applied or released. In the context of butterfly valves, the actuator is typically connected to a valve stem. When air pressure is introduced, the actuator's piston extends or retracts, causing the valve to open or close. This action is swift and reliable, allowing for efficient regulation of media. Pneumatic actuators are favored for their robustness, simplicity, and speed, making them a popular choice in a wide range of industrial applications.

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Air Actuated Ball Valves

Air Actuators operate on the principle of converting compressed air pressure into mechanical movement, employing a rack and pinion design to drive ball valves. The process initiates with the introduction of compressed air into the actuator, exerting pressure on a piston or diaphragm. This force is then transmitted to a rack, engaging with a pinion gear connected to the valve stem. As the pressure builds, it propels the rack along the teeth of the pinion, effecting a rotational motion in the valve. This rotation either opens or closes the valve, allowing precise control over the flow of fluids or gases. The rack and pinion mechanism provides an efficient, reliable, and swift means of actuation, making it a vital component in industries necessitating prompt and accurate valve operation.

Function: Spring Return, Double Acting
Body Material: Anodized Aluminium, Epoxy Coating C3 / C4 / C5
Rotation: 90°
Torque Levels: 5-6,500 NM
Operating Media: Dry/Lubricated Air, Inert/Non-Corrosive Gases
Pressure Rating: 2.5 Bar (36 PSI) Minimum – 8 Bar (116 PSI) Maximum
Certifications: SIL3, ATEX 94/9/EC, GOST
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Actuated Valve Testing & Calibration

All actuated valve assemblies are fully tested and calibrated in house prior to packing and shipping from our expert team of technical engineers. This means that when they arrive at site, you're immediately ready to install and get your production back up and running.

Air Actuated Ball Valve

Actuation Valve leads the way in Valve Automation services in the UK, offering a wide range of meticulously assembled and tested Air Actuated Ball valves for diverse industries. Our skilled engineers, known for their dedication, handle both direct mounting and custom bracket and shaft assemblies with precision. 

Our Air Actuators are a cornerstone of our Valve Actuation service, delivering impressive force and speed comparable to hydraulic systems. They excel in applications requiring continuous motion and modulation, often preferred over Electric Actuators. Our Air Actuators offer easy installation and maintenance, with an initial lower cost compared to their electric counterparts. Additional components like position monitoring limit switch boxes and Namur pilot solenoid valves enhance their versatility.

Air Actuated Butterfly Valve

Air Actuated Butterfly Valves find widespread application in industries necessitating fluid or gas isolation and flow control within pipelines, and even for handling certain solid particles. These sectors encompass Petroleum, Oil & Gas, Water, Wastewater, Chemical, Power, HVAC, and Pharmaceutical. With their capability for rapid closure, these butterfly valves have become increasingly prevalent, often supplanting or serving as an alternative to Ball Valves.

These valves play a critical role in maintaining the integrity and efficiency of fluid systems across various sectors. Their adaptability and reliability make them indispensable in scenarios where precise control and quick shut-off are paramount. As industries continue to evolve, the demand for advanced valve solutions like the Air Actuated Butterfly Valve is likely to persist and even grow, driven by the need for enhanced operational efficiency and safety.

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Air Actuated Valves