Although oxygen it is not itself flammable it can react with most materials and it does support combustion. Oxygen reduces the flash point temperature at which materials start to burn and increases both the speed of combustion and the flame temperature.
The higher the oxygen content and pressure in a system the lower will be the ignition temperature and the more vigorous will be the combustion,up to explosive levels. This means that materials that do not normally burn in air will ignite in a pure oxygen environment. To control oxygen safely all valve and system components in touch with oxygen must be specially cleaned and degreased.
During manufacture the metal parts of a solenoid valve are exposed to oils, grease and cutting fluids, even after normal industrial cleaning processes small traces may remain. Although tolerable in most valve applications all traces of oils and grease must be totally removed if the valve is to be used with on oxygen service as oxygen and lubricants can produce an explosive combination, possibly leading to a serious accident.
Beta Valve offer a wide range of 2-way and 3-way, brass and stainless steel solenoid valves manufactured by ACL srl that are factory degreased for oxygen service. ACL’s solenoid valves are widely used across industry and when cleaned and degreased are suitable for a diverse range of oxygen service applications in medicine, aerospace and industry. After being degreased by the manufacturer ACL’s oxygen valves are individually packed in sealed bags to avoid contamination prior to their use.
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Please use the links below to view further details for our products which are most often used in these applications.
D121LV10/1/ - Brass 2 way Direct acting normally closed micro-valve - M5 connections - 1mm orifice - FPM seal
D121LV10/1/60512 - Brass 2 way Direct acting normally closed micro-valve - M5 connections - 1mm orifice - FPM seal 6V DC coil
E305AB20/P - Brass 1/8" BSP 3 way normally closed direct acting solenoid valve - 2.0 mm orifice NBR seal
E106BB35/P - Brass 1/4" BSP 2 way normally closed direct acting solenoid valve - 3.5mm orifice NBR seal
E106BV25/P/201- Brass 1/4" BSP 2 way normally closed direct acting solenoid valve - 3.5mm orifice FPM seal - 24V DC
D210DV64/P/521 - Stainless Steel 1/2" BSP normally open stainless steel solenoid valve - 6.4 mm orifice FPM seal - 24VDC
E110DE52/P - Stainless Steel 1/2" BSP Normally closed stainless-steel solenoid valve - 5.2mm orifice EPDM seal
E107EB18/P - Brass 3/4" BSP - 2-way normally closed brass servo assisted solenoid valve - 18mm orifice NBR seal
E107FE25/P - Brass 1" BSP - 2-way normally closed brass servo assisted solenoid valve - 25mm orifice EPDM seal
Although these are our most popular valves for use within oxygen applications many of our other ACl Brass and Stainless Steel valves are available de-greased for use with oxygen. Call 01494 459 511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements. Alternatively complete the form below to request a callback from a member of our team.