Plant & Works Engineering

New valve coil

Published:  13 July, 2007

Alcon Solenoid Valves' new EXm rated valve actuation coil is providing precise dosing control for a new additive injection system designed specifically to handle the integration of biofuels into the domestic fuel market at the refinery.

With governments and auto manufacturers the world over pursuing ways to reduce reliance on crude oil and reduce emissions, one of the favoured current methods - integrating biofuel into the existing fuel market is stimulating the development of new technology such as the new Alcon EXm coil.

Working closely alongside one of the worlds leading companies specialising in instrumentation and software systems for bulk storage management, Alcon has developed the EXm coil to pilot Alcon valves for use in the biofuel mixing and delivery project. Alcon Solenoid Valves developed a manifold using their new EXm coils. This bespoke valve offers a compact and reliable design that removes the potential for leaks of additives and reduces the risk of hazardous contamination.

Available in 230v, 110v and 24VDC options, the coil is designed to complement the existing range of Alcon valves while offering greater versatility being T5 classified, ATEX, and Alcon"s newest approval IECex, compliant. Whereby most 'Mí coils have moulded flying leads, Alconís design also incorporates a threaded conduit cable entry to enable protective sheathing to be fitted in arduous applications, thus providing additional cabling impact protection. The isolation valve itself is commonly used for the control and closing off of additives in fuel within the oil refinery environment.

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