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What is a solenoid valve

What is a solenoid valve?

If you’ve ever wondered what a solenoid valve is and how it works, Fluid Controls is here to explain all. Read on to find out how a solenoid valve works, as well as an overview of some of our premium solenoid valve types from Parker. How a solenoid valve works A solenoid valve, otherwise known as an electrically-operated valve, is an automatic valve that removes the need for an engineer to operate a valve manually. Solenoids operate using...
Burkert check valve

What is a check valve?

If you’ve ever wondered what check valves are and how they work, we’ve compiled a handy guide that explains check valve functions, types, applications and some of the high quality Parker and Bürkert valves available from Fluid Controls. Definition of a check valve A check valve, non-return valve or one-way valve is a valve that normally allows fluid (liquid or gas) to flow through it in only one direction thereby preventing any backward...
Needle valve

What is a needle valve?

Needle Valves allow for precise regulation of flow, albeit generally at relatively low flow rates. In this article, Fluid Controls gives you an overview of the function, design and applications of a needle valve, and highlights some of our popular needle valves from Parker. A typical Needle valve design features a tapered pin to gradually open a space for fine control of flow, which can be controlled and regulated with a spindle. A needle...
Sanitary Valves

Sanitary fittings from Top Line and Bürkert

Here at Fluid Controls we know the value of sanitary fittings for the demanding rigours of hygienic applications. In this article, we give you a taster of just some of the high quality sanitary fittings that we can supply from Top Line and Bürkert. For industries that are reliant on hygienic processing, such as the pharmaceuticals and biotech sectors, there is an obvious necessity for safe and reliable sanitary equipment to ensure the highest...
Bürkert process valves

Our guide to Bürkert process valves

Bürkert has been at the cutting edge of fluid control for the better part of 60 years. Little wonder then that their process valves are among the most in demand valve products that Fluid Controls supplies. So we’ve compiled this guide to some of their most innovative process valve ranges. Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is a world leading manufacturer of control and measuring systems for fluids and gases. They offer the widest range of equipment...
What is a Double Block & Bleed Valve

What are double block and bleed valves?

Parker Hannifin offers the most comprehensive range of two valve block and bleed manifolds to suit all types of applications. As a trusted UK distributor, Fluid Controls can provide the complete ‘H’ Series range to you. In this blog, we outline some of the popular different models and their features. What is a double block and bleed valve? Double block and bleed valves replace traditional techniques employed by pipeline engineers to generate...
Robolux multiport diaphragm valve

Bürkert Robolux valves for hygienic applications

Bürkert’s breakthrough Robolux multiport diaphragm valve promises easy cleaning, low internal volume and precise flow control. As an official Bürkert supplier, Fluid Controls can bring you all the advantages of Robolux, which we outline here in our latest blog. Bürkert‘s Robolux valve allows for two independent process switching functions with one membrane. Not only does this reduce installation space requirements but it also eliminates...
What is a Valve Manifold

What is a Valve Manifold?

If you’ve ever wondered what a valve manifold is and how they work, then Fluid Controls can give you some pointers in our latest blog. Here, we’ll talk you through the design and functions of regular valve manifolds, as well as explaining their advantages and some of the key features of our range of manifold products from Parker. Understanding valve manifolds Firstly, we must gather a basic understanding of what a valve manifold is. A manifold...
Bürkert Type 2000 angle seat valve

A guide to Bürkert’s Type 2000 angle seat valve

Bürkert’s externally piloted angle seat valve is operated with a single or double-acting piston actuator. In this blog, Fluid Controls explains the features and benefits of the Bürkert Type 2000 angle seat valve. What is an angle seat valve? An angle seat valve is a pneumatically-controlled valve that has a piston actuator providing linear actuation to lift a seal off its seat. The seat is set at a certain angle to provide the maximum possible...
Norgren Actuators

Norgren valves and actuators for compressed air and pneumatics

Here at Fluid Controls, we supply a wide range of compressed air and pneumatics products from respected manufacturers Norgren. In this blog, we give you an in-depth look at some of their high-quality valves and actuators. Norgren Valve Distributors As a respected valve company, we only work with the finest valve manufacturers in the market, such as Norgren. Norgren are world leaders in both motion and fluid control technologies. Wherever precision,...
pressure relief valve features

Maintenance of a Boiler’s Pressure Relief Valve

Carrying out basic, regular maintenance on a boiler will ultimately improve the performance of your boiler and increase its longevity. Water heater experts often suggest carrying out maintenance every six months, in order to reduce the chance of leakage caused by mineral and corrosion build up. Here, Fluid Controls offers advice when testing your boiler’s pressure relief valve. How to test a pressure relief valve Testing a boilers pressure...
pressure relief valve features

Difference between a Pressure Relief & Control Valve

What is the difference between a relief valve and a control valve? Here, Fluid Controls explains the difference between the two components, explaining the features, safety information and benefits of each. Pressure relief valve features Pressure Relief Valves (PRV) were first used on steam boilers during the industrial revolution. Early boilers without them were prone to accidental Explosion due to their lack of safety features. A pressure relief...

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