Plainville, Connecticut, USA – Gems Sensors & Controls, a leading oil and gas industry supplier of liquid level, pressure and flow sensors, as well as fluid control devices, has announced the global market introduction of its F Series.
The F Series is a family of ruggedly designed solenoid valves, offering high-reliability for flow rate applications (orifices up to 2.5” and Cv up to 800) with a lifespan of up to 10 million cycles. The series is available in a variety of configurations, all with bubble tight shutoff. Customers can choose from a broad range of 2-way normally open, 2-way normally closed and 3-way valve types, with choice of stainless steel or brass wetted parts and housings. An expanded range of port sizes, pressures and electrical connector types are also available as standard. Explosion proof certifications are available upon request. Gems F Series configurations include:
High flow, 2-way direct acting solenoid valves are normally closed with ½” - 1” line sizes, 9 g shock and vibration resistance, and speed capacities of up to 100 cycles per minute. Their durable construction features non-reactive stainless steel housings, a wide variety of wetted parts and seals, and an array of available electrical connections
High flow, 2-way diaphragm operated solenoid valves are available in both normally closed and normally open types. They offer the highest flow capability of the series (orifices up to 2.5”), with a reliable service life exceeding 2 million cycles. This F-Series version features an all stainless steel body, with availability in a variety of wetted parts and electrical connections. This configuration is especially well suited for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressors at wellheads and transit boost stations.
High flow, 3-way direct acting solenoid valves feature 3/2 universal operation and life expectancy in excess of 10 million cycles. They can accommodate speeds of up to 800 cycles per minute and can reliably control pressures ranging from 0 to 200 PSI. They are offered in orifice sizes up to 3/8”, with stainless steel housings and a variety of seals. Their rugged construction allows for shock and vibration resistance to 9 g. This configuration is particularly ideal for single acting actuators or cylinders, control valve actuation, and fluid diversion and mixing. Typical applications include the pressure and flow control of air, inert gases, water, vacuum, free flowing liquid, oil, diesel and kerosene.
High pressure, normally closed 2-way direct acting F series solenoid valves offer broad media capability, including oil and CNG, with reliable operation exceeding two million cycles. They are designed to reliably control flow pressures from 0 to 4000 PSI (or 300 bar). Their rugged design features a stainless steel body, ¼” – ½” port sizes, a 0.055” (1.4 mm) orifice size, robust PTFE seals, a variety of electrical connections and IP67 ingress protection.
Production volumes are available in as few as five business days with a Kanban agreement. For more complex applications, Gems has the complete in-house capabilities to integrate multiple solenoid valves, switches, sensors and supporting components into a single custom control module. Custom manifolds can also be designed and manufactured in OEM volumes with short lead times.