Every year, the National Safety Council highlights the month of June as “National Safety Month”. Safety is always a priority for VERSA, and we are committed to developing products according to strict safety standards ensuring manufacturing compliance, installation, and operational safety to continue to support our customers worldwide.
VERSA is headed to Valve World Americas 2023, June 7 thru June 8, 2023 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Stop by Booth 538, meet the VERSA team, and learn about our ongoing focus on “Real World Reliability.”
Earth Day 2023: Invest in our Planet.
In celebration of Earth Day 2023, VERSA is reaffirming our commitment to mitigate our impact on the climate, reduce waste to landfills, and recycle and reuse valuable materials while practicing smart and efficient use of energy and resources. Environmental sustainability is embedded in how we do business, and our commitment has never been stronger.
REAL WORLD CHALLENGES
An unmanned natural gas compressor station in a remote location in West Virginia required solenoid valves with a manual reset option on their Emergency Shutdown (ESD) system. When normal wear and tear caused solenoid failures, it would take hours for a technician to reach the site, troubleshoot, and perform the necessary routine maintenance. These unplanned shutdowns caused significant downtime and lost revenue for the facility.
On Friday, March 10, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association and New Jersey Business Magazine honored VERSA with the 3rd Annual NJBIA/NJBM Manufacturing Award. VERSA was among nine companies in the state being recognized for their longevity and contributions to manufacturing in NJ, the US, and the globe. VERSA President & CEO Jan Larsson accepted the award.
Versa understands the importance of getting the right product, on-time to our customers. We are proud of the fact that we assemble-to-order and ship over 90% of our orders in less than 10 days in February and every month going back for many years!
In the earliest days of solenoid-controlled valves, the power requirements for solenoid coils were extremely high. As a result, automating process valves was very limited in practice. In addition, plenty of consideration had to be given to specific challenges such as heat, large gauge wiring, and consistent power supply.
Solenoid power consumption isn’t nearly as demanding in today’s world since high wattage is only 5 – 10 watts. However, the scale of valve automation has grown to a point where even the modern coil’s standard power requirements can limit real-world applications.
Versa Products has extended their online configurator to include V-316 Series 3D CAD downloads. The tool enables design engineers to instantly access the necessary information and CAD models for V-316 Series stainless steel directional control valves, adding accuracy and accelerating design cycles for manufacturers.
Versa is a respected player in industries such as energy, manufacturing, mobile, aerospace, and utilities, and engineers worldwide rely on Versa for their quality and durability. Now engineers can configure Versa V-316 solenoids online in an interactive viewer with detailed dimensions, and they can access 3D CAD downloads in 150+ native file formats.
Reliability in an emergency shutdown (ESD) system is paramount. Until now, there has not been a rational solution to cycle an ESD solenoid equipped with a Latching Manual Reset during a partial valve stroke test (PVST).
During this procedure, once the ESD is de-energized, the solenoid latches and will not reset on a signal due to the manual reset function. In most instances, a bypass circuit is created to PVST the process valve, which bypasses the ESD Latching Manual Reset Solenoid Valve. This test does not cycle and test the critical ESD solenoid valve.