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.
Topics: Valve Automation
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.
Topics: High-Reliability Valves
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.
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.
Today, deep water drilling from floating platforms is largely the standard for offshore oil and gas operations. This means drilling operations are taking place in extremely difficult conditions and require highly reliable dynamic tension compensation systems to mitigate the motion caused by tides and rough seas.
Versa Products recently introduced the 1” stainless steel cam valve to its family of the field-proven V-316 Series valves. Like all of the V316 Series, this new valve is designed to operate in harsh environments, such as applications in the petrochemical and paper industries where equipment is subject to corrosive chemicals. The material performance of V-316 valves will outlast brass and aluminum in these conditions.
Topics: High-Reliability Valves
To Versa, the health and safety of our employees is paramount. Beginning in mid- March of 2020, we implemented major health and safety measures designed to reduce the possibility of COVID-19 spread within our facility and to take care of our most important asset, our people. We are proud to announce that our efforts were officially recognized by the State of NJ and we were awarded the New Jersey Healthy Business Certificate. We are thrilled to receive this award and to know that we are doing all the right things to take care of our staff.
To ensure you have instant access to the information you need to evaluate Versa valves for new designs, we’ve launched interactive 3D CAD download capabilities for V-Series valves. This online tool is integrated into our recently released VersaSelect product selector to provide everything you need to vet, compare, and spec in the right valve and accessories for your next design.
Versa Products has been in business for 70 years due to our steadfast commitment to our customers. To us, business is not transactional – it’s all about relationships and working together toward mutual success.
Bottom dumps, also known as belly dumps, and railroad coal cars withstand some of the harshest environments imaginable. Valves in these applications withstand extremely high vibration, wide temperature ranges, elements of weather, dust, dirt, and a variety of caustic load materials.