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 used in hazardous environments are ATEX approved, in order to minimise risk of injury or machinery failure. ATEX certified products aim to protect machinery operation from hazardous environments. Maxseal specialise in manufacturing solenoid valves specifically for this purpose, increasing machinery operation in hazardous environments.
ATEX explosive environments
ATEX explosive environments don’t always have to be specialised and can quite often can occur in any flammable situation or where chemicals may react. Potential ATEX environments include:
- Fuel Storage
- Oil and Gas Drilling
- Chemical Manufacturing
- Power Generation
- Food Manufacturing
Solenoid valves for a severe applications
MGA Controls are suppliers of Maxseal, meaning we are able to supply solenoid valves for hazardous areas. The ATEX approved solenoid valves on offer are able to operate under extreme stress, with strong temperature resistance, operating between -25 to 50°C. With anodised aluminium, brass or stainless steel casings, all valves are certified in various ATEX classifications, to protect against flame and explosion resistance.
Explosion proof solenoid valves from Maxseal feature durable materials, guaranteeing the efficient working of a machine in a hazardous environment. The robust solenoid valve material selection allows corrosive media to pass through, protecting both the valve and its casing.
Buying explosion proof solenoid valves
MGA Controls stock a range of ATEX products, including ATEX approved solenoid valves. Vital for use in dangerous environments, these solenoid valves will provide the necessary protection to allow them to be used with corrosive media in harsh, explosive environments. To find a product please visit our online store or alternatively contact us today for more information.