Fluid Controls Ltd is one of the UK’s leading distributors for pressure control
maxseal solenoid operated valves

How does a solenoid valve work?

Solenoid valves are electromechanically operated valves that convert electric energy into mechanical energy. Their main purpose is to regulate the movement of gas or liquid and eradicate the need for an engineer to manually control the valve, saving time and money. But how does a solenoid valve work? Read on to find out more about the solenoid valve working principal and to discover Fluid Controls’ range of Maxseal solenoid operated valves.

Solenoid valve working principal

Solenoid valves consist of two basic parts: a solenoid (or electromagnet) and the valve. The valve body is made up of two or more orifices/openings. Whereas, the solenoid is home to several important parts, including a coil, sleeve assembly and plunger.

Solenoid valves work by employing the electromagnetic coil to either open or close the valve orifice. When the coil within the solenoid is energised, the plunger is lifted or lowered to open or close the orifice. This is what in turn controls flow, regulating the movement of gas or liquid.

Advantages & disadvantages of a solenoid valve

One of the main advantages of solenoid valves is their versatility. They can be used in an array of industries, for a wide variety of applications and are perfect for a broad range of liquids or gaseous media. They are also an extremely efficient way of controlling flow, as they require very little wiring, expense and effort compared to other valves.

A solenoid valve’s biggest flaw is its capability to handle dirty or contaminated fluids or gas. Foreign contaminants can collect in the solenoid valve’s parts and impede operation. It is also very important that the correct voltage is applied to these valves.

If you need advice on whether a solenoid valve is the right valve for your application don’t hesitate to get in touch with Fluid Controls today on 0118 970 2060 for expert advice.

Maxseal solenoid operated valves

At Fluid Controls, we supply a wide range of solenoid valves, including Maxseal solenoid operated valves. Maxseal’s valves are a range of top-quality stainless-steel solenoid valves that promote reliability and durability. Well known for performing immensely well in extreme and hazardous environments, Maxseal solenoid valves have been installed in plants all over the world for many years. Here at Fluid Controls, we supply the Maxseal ICO4S and ICO3S range of solenoid valves.

maxseal solenoid operated valves

For more information on how solenoid valves work, or to discuss our full range of solenoid valves, get in touch today on 0118 970 2060 or via email at fluid@fluidcontrols.co.uk.

Latest News

Maxseal's IFR Range of Filter Regulators At Fluid Controls, we are proud suppliers of Maxseal filter regulators. Coming under the umbrella of IMI Norgren, Maxseal is a respected brand within the industry. With over 50 years’ experience producing efficient and durable filter regulators, Maxseal products stand the test of time. In this article,... Read More
How does a solenoid valve work? Solenoid valves are electromechanically operated valves that convert electric energy into mechanical energy. Their main purpose is to regulate the movement of gas or liquid and eradicate the need for an engineer to manually control the valve, saving time and money. But how does a solenoid valve work?... Read More
Discover Fluid Controls’ range of Maxseal products Norgren Maxseal produces high-quality solenoid valves that have been created with dependability and hardiness in mind. Our high specification range of Maxseal solenoid valves includes the ICO4S and ICO3S. Here at Fluid Controls, we also provide the Maxseal IFR range of filter regulators, which provide... Read More
Why control pressure with a pressure regulator? Pressure regulators are extremely important to the safe running of applications that use gases and liquids under pressure. Pressure regulators are valves that work by cutting off the flow of a gas or liquid when it hits a certain pressure. They are found in many common home and industrial applications,... Read More
All you need to know about electronic pressure regulators In recent years, electronic pressure regulators have really come into their own. They offer higher pressure, more flexibility and extra robustness compared to previous technologies. That’s why here at Fluid Controls we supply a wide variety of electronic pressure regulators from brands such as Proportion... Read More