When working with flammable and hazardous materials, pneumatically actuated quarter-turn valves are preferred over electrical or motorized actuator, reducing the potential for electrical sparks. Any pneumatic valve equipped with a FireChek thermal shutoff from Assured Automation will shut down without the need for any external signal or power, the company says, as its shape-memory alloy responds to the ambient temperature.
Online configurators from Assured Automation are said to simplify selecting automated valves. The configurators can be used on a PC, tablet or mobile phone. Valves can be identified by Type, Material, Application or Industry using the interface tabs.