27 Dec 16
A solenoid is an efficient means of automatic flow control. An ASCO solenoid valve will usually perform to a high standard, however if a problem does arise, our latest article offers our ASCO solenoid troubleshooting guide. ASCO solenoid troubleshooting guide It is important to ensure a solenoid valve is functioning to an effective level at all times. Our guide to solenoid valve troubleshooting looks..

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23 Dec 16
MGA Controls has been supplying ASCO solenoid valves since 1986. As such, we can provide a complete fluid control solution for any given application. In this blog, we give you a snapshot of our ASCO solenoid valve catalogue of innovative products and explain ASCO solenoid valve types. ASCO solenoid valve types ASCO Solenoid valve types can either be Direct Operated Solenoid Valves or Pilot Operated..

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22 Dec 16
ASCO are leading manufacturers of solenoid valves. In our latest article, MGA Controls discusses the ASCO solenoid valve function. Solenoid valve operation principle A solenoid valve comprises of two main parts, the solenoid and the valve body. In a Normally Closed valve, the core of the energised solenoid directly opens the orifice, while the orifice in a Normally Open valve closes when the solenoid..

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16 Dec 16
As experienced stockists of gas solenoid valves, our latest article answers the question, what is a gas solenoid valve? Outlining the types of gas valves, their function and applications, MGA Controls offers need to know information about this popular fluid control component. What is a gas solenoid valve used for? Gas solenoid valves are used to control the flow of a gas through a machine or in a boiler..

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12 Dec 16
As leading Elektrogas suppliers, MGA Controls has a wide gas solenoid valve selection available to purchase from stock. In our latest article we outline the gas solenoid valve function, including the basic operating principle and potential applications. Gas solenoid valve selection Solenoid valves are commonly available in different design variations. Usually, the fluid path will correspond to the..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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