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Delivery

View our UK and Worldwide fast track and standard delivery options.


Contact 

Contact details including Company Name, Registered Address, Email and Telephone numbers


About

About the company and view all of our policies, product and liability insurances and quality certificates. 


Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions of trading


Returning Goods

How to return goods and returns notes and procedures.


Payment.

How to pay for goods either by credit account or secure payment online via PayPal or Stripe


Easy Valve Finder


Valves according to port size

Search for valves according to thread or flange size.


Valves made from BrassStainless Steel or Plastic Valves

Select valves according to Body Material, Brass, Stainless steel or Plastic.


Valves suitable for specific media

Select valves according to air or inert gases, water, drinking / potable water, fuels, steam, natural gas, light oil, vacuum, slightly aggressive or very corrosive media, including valves for thick liquids and cryogenic fluids.


Valves according to function

Find 2/2 way normally closed, normally open, 3/2 way normally closed, normally open and universal, 5/2 way single acting, 5/2 way double acting and 5/3 way valves.


Find high pressure valves.

Find valves according to pressure, Under 1 Bar, Up to 10 Bar, 25 Bar, 50 Bar and high pressure valves up to 500 Bar.


Selection Guide Wizard

Please click the title link above to view our full valve wizard selection guide.   


Solenoid Coil Selection

Find solenoid valve coils according to bore size, width, length and voltage including ATEX coils


Information Guides

BSP and NPT Thread Sizes

View actual BSP thread sizes and valves with that sizes thread or flange


Installation and Maintenance  Instructions. 

General IOM instructions for solenoid valves.


Flange Size tables

Sizes and other information for PN16, PN40, ANSI and JIS10K flanges.

 

Chemical Compatibility Guides

Information on chemical compatibility for different chemicals and materials of construction. 

 

Seal and Valve Body Materials

Information about most used seal and valve body materials and chemical compatibility.

 

IP Ingress Protection.

IP ratings and ingress protection explained and how best to wire a DIN43650 connector.

 

Valve Terminology

The world of solenoid valves has developed its own abbreviations and terminology to deal with an ever increasing variety of functionality, layout, design and applied standards. 

 

Steam Pressure to Temperature chart.

Steam temperature is directly related to pressure, click link above for for steam pressure to temperature table.

 

Centigrade and Fahrenheit Conversion.

Temperature conversion table and formulae.  

 

Cv flow rates for Ball Valves

Flow coefficients for typical ball valves according to size and pressure rating.

 

Solenoid Valve Function

2/2 way, 3/2 way normally closed or normally open, 5/2 and single and double acting or 5/3 way explained.

 

Hydrostatic water pressure.

Calculate the pressure of water according to its height

 

Solenoid valve coils.

Information about coil duty ratings, ingress protection (IP) and Temperature Class.

 

Trading Terms - Incoterms

Ex Works, Carriage Paid, Delivered at terminal, Delivered duty paid, Free on board, cost insurance and freight, Free carrier, Carriage and insurance paid, Delivered at place, Free alongside ship and Cost and Freight explained.

 

Flow coefficients.

Calculating and understanding flow factors and how to convert between Cv, Kv, and Qn


Rust in a solenoid valve.

Explanation of why rust can be found in a solenoid valve.


Viscosity

Understanding viscosity as a measure of a fluids resistance to flow and tables of common fluids. 

 

The How to guides.


Solenoid Valve Fault Diagnosis

In the unlikely situation you find your solenoid valve not working correctly please use the title link above to view our Solenoid Valve Fault Diagnosis page in which you can  see the most common reasons for solenoid valves not working incorrectly. 


How to wire a DIN connector

Instructions on how to wire an electrical solenoid valve or standard industrial DIN connector.


How to change a solenoid valve armature assembly.

Instructions on the correct way to remove or install a solenoid valve armature or tube assembly.