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.
Pneumatic systems perform tasks that require energy in the form of pressure, which is stored in a compressor tank, accumulators, or pressure lines. When maintaining, repairing, or replacing components, that portion of the system must be safely depressurized.
Topics: High-Reliability Valves