There are two distinctive considerations to make when choosing chemical resistant solenoid valves. The first is the use of a solenoid valve in the system, and the second is the ability of the valve to resist damage caused by exposure to different types of chemicals, either on their own or in combination with other liquids throughout the system.
The Basics of a Solenoid Valve
The advantage of choosing a solenoid valve is the ability to control the valve automatically through the system. These valves do not need manual operation and are activated and deactivated, or more accurately, they are opened or closed, using an electromechanical design.
Solenoid valves can be used to start and stop the flow of media through the system, or they can be used to control the flow. There are also a few types of valves that can be used to perform all of these functions in a system.
In general, most of the solenoid valves have two ports, an inlet and an outlet, as well as the valve body, which is controlled by the solenoid mechanism. There are also chemical resistant solenoid valves that have multiple ports that allow for the direction of the flow of the media to different ports through the valve.
The design of the solenoid valve and the choice of components allows for a long life cycle and full reliability. They are also ideal for remote areas of a system where manual valve control is difficult.
The body of all chemical resistant solenoid valves, including the valve seals and wetted surfaces, should be made from a material that is highly resistant to corrosion and surface damage. One of the most effective materials for this type of protection is PTFE, which is also known as Teflon.
By coating the wetted surface of the valve with this material, these solenoid valves can last for years, even in a highly corrosive environment without any risk of deterioration or valve failure.