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 IMI Maxseal.

IMI Maxseal valves perform exceptionally well in harsh environments all over the world. The brand is associated with offshore oil and gas applications. However, their valves are also used onshore in coastal environments where a fully stainless steel construction is an advantage over other solenoid valves on the market.

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 & Beverage Manufacturing
    • Military
    • Pharmaceutical

Solenoid valves for a severe applications

MGA Controls is a proud supplier of IMI Maxseal products, which means we are able to supply solenoid valves for hazardous areas. The ATEX approved solenoid valves on offer can operate under extreme stress, with varying ambient temperatures specific to the model, please see datasheet for details.

With stainless steel casings, all valves are certified in various ATEX classifications, to protect against flame and explosion resistance.

Explosion-proof solenoid valves from IMI Maxseal feature durable materials, guaranteeing the efficient working of machines in hazardous environments. The robust solenoid valve material selection allows corrosive media to pass through, protecting both the valve and its casing.

Buying explosion-proof solenoid valves From MGA Controls

MGA Controls stocks a range of ATEX products, including ATEX approved solenoid valves. Vital for use in dangerous environments, these solenoid valves 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.