IS solenoid operated pilot valve

14 February 2012

ASCO Numatics has introduced an IP67 rated intrinsically safe (Ex ia) solenoid operated pilot valve that is said to be suitable for use in all hazardous areas, regardless of the gas zone and temperature class. The LISC solenoid operator is compatible with ASCO Numatics spool valves and has a low-power consumption.

Ex ia protection enables the valve to be installed in explosive atmospheres up to zone 0-20, making it suitable for applications in the chemical, oil and pharmaceutical industries or in processing and packaging plants for flammable products.

Compatible with all intrinsic safety isolated zener barriers, the solenoid features an aluminium body with an FPM seal and has a power rating of 0.46W at 12/24V DC. The pilot has a pressure rating of 2 to 10 Bar and is suited to use be used in temperatures from -40°C to +65°C.

The device is certified to IECEx/ATEX II 1G Ex ia IIC T6 Ga and II 2D Ex ib IIIC T85°C Db IP67.

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