Gas Solenoid Valve EN 161

ASCO Gas solenoid valves are available as 2/2 solenoid valves with a normally-closed function. Basically, these operate as a small Gas safety valve and will close in the event of power failure. The 040 & 215 series of Gas valves are made from Aluminium, while the 030 & 262 series are available with a Brass body. Most of the Gas valves have a very low pressure capability, so please advise system pressures when enquiring. Asco Gas Valve Series includes 262, 030, 040, 215, 043, 044 & E290 with EG Prefix.

Key Features

Key features and benefits of the Asco range of Gas Duty EN 161 Service Solenoid Valves.

Key Features

The ASCO Series 040, also known as 8040 gas safety shutoff valves are an excellent choice for use in generators and other industrial machinery. These high-reliability devices have 2 way operation with normally closed operation.

Key Features

The ASCO Series 215 is a lightweight, high flow aluminium bodied solenoid valve that offers reliable shut off for vacuum or heating equipment applications. It features pilot-operated construction tested to 20 million cycles.

Key Features

The ASCO Series 290 is the perfect solution for any application that requires heavy duty performance. Built with an angle-body design, this valve can handle anything from air or gas to waterborne media. Optional features include stroke limits or visual/electrical position indicators.

Gas Solenoid Valves

Theses valves are electromechanically operated devices used to control the flow of gases. They are essential components in various industrial and domestic applications, where they regulate the supply of gases like natural gas, propane, or butane. These valves are operated by an electric current, which activates a solenoid (a coil of wire that becomes magnetised). This, in turn, opens or closes the valve to allow or stop gas flow.

Frequently Asked Questions

A gas solenoid valve is an electromechanically operated valve designed to control the flow of gas. It uses an electric current to generate a magnetic field, which opens or closes the valve automatically.

Gas solenoid valves work by using an electromagnetic solenoid coil to change the state of a valve from open to closed, or vice versa. When energized, the coil creates a magnetic field, pulling a plunger that opens the valve and allows gas to flow.

Gas solenoid valves are widely used in heating systems, gas-powered appliances, industrial gas controls, and in safety systems where precise control of gas flow is essential.

Yes, gas solenoid valves are designed with safety in mind. They often have built-in safety features like manual overrides, closed position indicators, and are made to shut off automatically in case of power failure.

Absolutely. These valves are suitable for various types of gases, including natural gas, as long as they are specified for the particular gas type and pressure.

When selecting a gas solenoid valve, consider the type of gas, operating pressure, valve size, material compatibility, response time, and the required safety certifications.

The lifespan of one of these valves depends on its usage, environment, and maintenance. Typically, these valves can last for several years under normal operating conditions.

Regular maintenance includes cleaning the valve, checking for leaks, ensuring the coil is functioning correctly, and periodically testing the valve's operation to ensure reliability and safety.

Yes, some gas solenoid valves can be repaired, especially if the issue is with the solenoid coil or minor components. However, for safety reasons, replacement is often recommended.

Look for valves with certifications like CE, UL, or CSA, which indicate compliance with safety standards. Industry-specific certifications may also be important depending on the application.

Extreme temperatures can affect the performance and durability of gas solenoid valves. Ensure the valve chosen is rated for the operating temperature range of your application.

A direct-acting gas solenoid valve operates solely through the force of an electromagnetic coil, making it suitable for low-flow and low-pressure applications. In contrast, a pilot-operated valve uses the pressure of the gas itself to assist in opening the valve, making it ideal for high-flow and high-pressure applications. The choice between the two depends on the specific requirements of the gas system in terms of flow rate, pressure, and response time.


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Gas Solenoid Valve - EN 161