09 Dec 16
When choosing an ATEX gas solenoid valve, there are important considerations to take into account. We are leading gas solenoid valve suppliers, so in this article we talk you through the process of choosing a gas solenoid from MGA Controls. Gas solenoid requirements Gas solenoid valves for ATEX environments will have different component qualities to those used in general purpose applications. Elektrogas..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

08 Dec 16
As expert Maxseal valve suppliers, MGA Controls stock a range of solenoid valves for oil & gas applications. Here, we discuss our Maxseal valves available at MGA, which are perfect for controlling the switching of air, in Oil and Gas applications. An Introduction to Maxseal solenoid valves for oil and gas For over 50 years, Maxseal has manufactured durable, stainless steel solenoid valves, specifically..
07 Dec 16
Partial stroke testing, otherwise known as PST, is an established technique, which looks to improve the functionality of a final element assembly in the Oil and Gas industry. Here, MGA Controls explains more about the partial stroke test for a solenoid valve, a procedure long established by leading manufacturers, Maxseal. What is partial stroke testing? Partial stroke testing is used to determine the..
06 Dec 16
To operate safely in the face of environmental risks, solenoid valves for hazardous areas require stringent ATEX approvals, as well as custom made, durable components. In our latest article, MGA Controls showcases our range of solenoid valves for severe applications, manufactured by Maxseal. What is ATEX approval? The term ‘ATEX’ was established under EU law. It is important than any machinery..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

24 Oct 16
ATEX refers to any hazardous environment that carries the risk of being explosive. The term was established under EU law and requires any machinery that is to be used in hazardous environments to be ATEX approved. In our latest article, MGA Controls looks at ATEX environments in more detail and suggests types of ATEX solenoid valves that can be used. Examples of ATEX environments An explosive atmosphere..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

05 Sep 16
A wide range of solenoid valve types are available depending on your specific application requirements. The various functions of a solenoid valve depend on the type of valve you have, and the operation you need the valve to perform. In order to understand the range of functions available to you, MGA Controls have produced this quick-start guide, telling you everything you need to know regarding the..

Posted in Solenoid Valves

02 Sep 16
Solenoid valves are available in a variety of materials and the correct type of valve will depend on its purpose. In order to retain a long service from your solenoid valve, it is important the correct one is chosen for the correct application. For your convenience, MGA Controls have compiled a list of the most common solenoid valve body materials, including their suitable applications. Plastic Solenoid..

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02 Sep 16
The material selection for solenoid valves is important in order to ensure longevity with your solenoid valve. A number of factors will contribute to the effectiveness of the solenoid valve, including the chemical properties of the media, solenoid valve application and the pressure that needs to be used. Below are some of the most commonly used solenoid valve seal materials. Polytrafluorethylene or..

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21 Apr 16
Safety valves offer vital protection to personnel and expensive machine parts, which is why MGA Controls recommends Herion safety valves for the ultimate in safety standards. Whether for mechanical or pneumatic presses, amusement park facilities, emergency brake systems, handling systems or robots, process control or special machines, Herion has a safety valve to suit the application and protect people..
29 Mar 16
IP converters for gas can be valuable tools in controlling the flow of gas in applications such as gas distribution networks. By controlling the output pressure of the gas, they can deliver the correct gas volumes precisely where it is needed for use. This can not only save on gas costs, it is also valuable in terms of safety by preventing potentially dangerous gas from venting to the environment...