Versa Launches Second Phase of 3D CAD Downloads, adding V-316 Valves

Posted by John A. Hatcher on Oct 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: News

Partial Valve Stroke Emergency Shut Down (ESD) Solenoid with Latching Local Manual and Remote Reset

Posted by Rich Cecilione on Sep 30, 2021 8:37:52 AM

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.

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Topics: Oil and Gas, Solenoid

How to Maintain Valve Reliability at Extremely Low Temperatures

Posted by John A. Hatcher on Sep 21, 2021 10:00:00 AM

For decades, Versa Valves has provided valves and filter/regulators for cold temperatures with our popular “-44” Low-Temperature option.

This option offers a wide spectrum of environmental temperatures ranging from -40℉/-40℃ to as high as +200℉/+93℃. It has historically been specified for areas around the globe that see low temperatures throughout the coldest months. More recently, it is being relied on by customers in areas with uncharacteristically large temperature swings, often within the same week or even day.

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Topics: High-Reliability Valves

How to Protect Sealed Valves from Ingress

Posted by Martin Sarginson on Sep 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Although good Industrial practices always demand the use of filtered, clean, air to ensure a longer life for the internals, often no consideration is given to environmental ingress into the valves.

We find that many valves are installed with limited to no protection on the exhaust ports and the solenoid operators.

When valves are open to the environment, there is a risk of ingress from the weather, airborne contamination, dust, sand, dirt, and insects. Over time this can shorten the life of the valve and impede the top performance you expect.

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Topics: Valve Automation, Solenoid, High-Reliability Valves

How to Combat Solenoid Valve Debris and Build Up

Posted by Bob Zerella on Sep 9, 2021 10:00:00 AM

No matter the industry, downtime is not an option. Even a short time offline can cost millions of dollars in production losses, not to mention the safety issue of sudden failures. Demands for modern efficiency make reliability more critical than ever.

With many industrial applications dependent on solenoid valves for process automation, it’s important to ensure your system is built for Real World Reliability.

Versa has over 70 years of real-world experience. We know exactly what our valves are put through on a daily basis, and we know what it means to our customers to keep those valves running.  


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Topics: Valve Automation, High-Reliability Valves

IIoT Valve Diagnostic Feedback Options

Posted by Bob Zerella on Sep 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Versa Products Company first introduced our V-series valve over 70 years ago. This robust, fully ported, and modularly designed valve was a truly innovative product for the time. It handled dirty air and provided distribution partners with a unique method to quickly build and supply the right valve. Most importantly, it offered Real World Reliability. The V-series was, and remains, the go-to-choice for high-reliability applications.

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Topics: News

Over Pressure Protection with the Low Pressure Shuttle Valve

Posted by Bob Zerella on Apr 7, 2021 9:46:13 AM

Versa’s shuttle valves are a popular accessory in a variety of applications that require OR circuits for automatic switching to the higher of two input signal pressures. One longtime user of our shuttle valves recently asked Versa to adapt our concept to allow the opposite: output the lower of two input pressure signals. Versa accepted the challenge.

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Topics: Valve Automation

The Polar Service Option: Reliable Functionality at Extreme Low Temperatures

Posted by John A. Hatcher on Mar 22, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Polar and other extreme temperature conditions can present significant challenges when it comes to ensuring reliable valve operation. The system must work safely and without interruption, even after extended periods of inactivity, which can be quite difficult when facing extreme low temperatures.  

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Topics: High-Reliability Valves

Tips for Specifying a Solenoid Valve When Applied in Freezing Temperatures

Posted by Rich Cecilione on Mar 8, 2021 8:22:52 AM

When specifying a solenoid to operate in freezing weather, it's critical to identify the basic application needs and address the environmental conditions to ensure reliable operation. In an ideal world, a solenoid experiences a clean and dry media, proper installation, protection from adverse environmental concerns, and periodic cycling to “exercise” the solenoid. Of course, ideal conditions are often not possible in the real world.

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Topics: Solenoid, High-Reliability Valves

Test Solenoid Valve Control Circuits Without Shutting Down the Main System

Posted by John A. Hatcher on Feb 25, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Versa Products is excited to announce a valve option for testing solenoid valve control circuits in applications where closing down or “shutting in” the system is not an option. With Versa’s stainless steel bypass valves, users can test or replace a component within the circuit without shutting down the main system.

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Topics: Solenoid

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