Friday, August 16, 2019

Parker G7 Solenoid Valves

Parker General Purpose G7 Series Solenoid Valves from Flow Factor
The Evolution of Gold Ring and Skinner Valves

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Industry-Leading Performance 
High Pressures 
High Flows 
High Temperatures 
Corrosion Resistant 
Environmentally Resistant 


• Port Sizes: 1/8" - 3/8" NPT 
• Pressures: Up to 2200 psi 
• Flows: Up to 1.06 Cv 

Premium Construction 

• 303 Stainless Steel 
• Lead-Free Brass* 
• IP67, Thermal Shock-Resistant Solenoid Coil 
• Engineered for Long Life 
• Proven Gold Ringand Skinner® Fundamentals 

Commonly Valve Part Numbers
2-Way-Normaly Closed-Direct Acting-AC Coils-Stainless
2-Way-Normaly Closed-Direct Acting-DC Coils- Stainless

2-Way-Normaly Closed-Direct Acting-AC Coils-Brass
2-Way-Normaly Closed-Direct Acting-DC Coils-Brass
Coils used on the Above Valves are:
For AC Valves;
C7F 120/60, with Conduit, IP67, NEMA 6
C7G 240/60, with Conduit, IP67, NEMA 6
C7E 24/60, with Conduit, IP67, NEMA 6
D7F 120/60, DIN Connection, IP65, NEMA 4X
D7G 240/60, DIN Connection, IP65, NEMA 4X
D7E 24/60, DIN Connection, IP65, NEMA 4X
B7F 120/60, 18 Inch Leads, IP67, NEMA 6
B7G 240/60, 18 Inch Leads, IP67, NEMA 6
B7E 24/60, 18 Inch Leads, IP67, NEMA 6

For DC Valves:
C7A 12vdc, with Conduit, IP67, NEMA 6
C7B 24vdc, with Conduit, IP67, NEMA 6
D7A 12vdc, DIN Connection, IP65, NEMA 4X
D7B 24vdc, DIN Connection, IP65, NEMA 4X
C7A 12vdc, 18 Inch Leads, IP67, NEMA 6
C7B 24vdc, 18 Inch Leads, IP67, NEMA 6

For Quotes, please use our Valve Parts Form HERE!

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Parker General Purpose G7 Series Solenoid Valves

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Picking a Valve - TOMS PAVE

Picking a Solenoid Valve using TOMS PAVE from Flow Factor

An easy way to help pick out a valve is an acronym TOMSPAVE.

Use the Flow Factor Valve Parts form for a quote.  Click HERE!

T = Type of valve
2-way, 3-way, 4-way

O = Operation
Normally Closed, Normally Open, Diverting, Universal

M = Media
Water, Oil, Gas, Steam, Other

S = Size
1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1.5, 2, 3 Inch NPT

P = Pressure
PSI required in your application

A = Ambient Situation
Wet, Hazardous, Temperature, Indoor, Outdoor

V= Voltage
24/60, 120/60, 240/60, 480/60, 12vdc, 24vdc, 120vdc, Other

E = Extras
Mounting Bracket, Timer, Spade Tabs, DIN coil, Screw Terminals

Use the Flow Factor Valve Design Form to help pick your valve.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Barksdale CNG Transducer for Fleets

Flow Factor can provide the Barksdale CNG Transducer

To get a quote please use our Barksdale Parts Form HERE!

Fueling your transportation fleet with natural gas isn’t just a savvy eco-friendly business move; natural gas is a safe, effective and low cost alternative fuel source. The shift from diesel to clean fuels has created a growing demand for fuel system components that can meet the strict requirements of NGV3.1 standards.


At Barksdale, we work closely with our customers to develop solutions that offer a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The Series 650 CNG Pressure Transducer was designed specifically for accurately monitoring and controlling CNG fuels to ensure your system operates at maximum efficiency. Ideal for long-term use even in harsh environments of extreme temperature, humidity and vibration, Barksdale pressure transducers is the preferred choice for high pressure CNG transducers that are certified to industry standards and organization approvals. Designed for compact and mobile applications, the CNG high pressure transducer series easily installs into systems where spacing is limited. From monitoring external air tank supply’s to braking system, our high performance, high pressure CNG transducer are used for pressure applications where reliability and quality are critical to keeping your fleets on the road. Our staff of dedicated engineers shares one purpose: to create and design innovative, application specific solutions to meet your exact requirements.


  • Conforms to ANSI/CSA NGV 4.2-2014
  • Working pressure up to 5,000 psi
  • Wide operating temperature -40°C to +85°C
  • One-piece design with 316 stainless steel wetted material
Accuracy - +/- .05% full scale at 77ºF
Operating Temp Range is -40º to 257ºF
Wetted Parts : Ceramic, Corrosion Resistant 316 Stainless Steel, Flourocarbon Elastomer (FKM)
Enclosure: 316 Stainless Steel
Outputs: 1-5 vdc, 0.5 - 4.5 VDC, 4-20mA, 0-10 volts VDC
Response time is 2 ms
Approval - CSA
Enclosure rating : IP67, NEMA 4

653 = 1-5 VDC output
654 = 0.5 - 4.5 VDC output
655 = 4-20 mA output
657 = 0-10 VDC output

Pressure Ranges:
Suffix / PSI
-15 = 0-15 psi
-30 = 0-30 psi
-100 = 0-100 psi
-150 = 0-150 psi
-300 = 0-300 psi
-1000 = 0-1000 psi
-2400 = 0-2400 psi
-3000 = 0-3000 psi
-3600 = 0-3600 psi
-5000 = 0-5000 psi

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Aircraft Fire Trainer with co-ax valves

Flow Factor and  co-ax® valves application

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Aircraft Fire Trainer

Aircraft Fire Trainer are designed to recreate a series of different emergency scenarios, including interior and exterior incident fires and large-scale fuel spill fires on airplanes, all managed by an adjacent control tower and PC control station. Inside, a series of fires can be accessed by a series of doors on multiple levels, helping to develop realistic rescue scenarios.
Aircraft Fire Trainers are fully programmable, and automatically respond to the application of extinguishing media, for a realistic fire response.
Fire simulations utilize clean burning propane. Alternately, "dual-fueled" fire simulations are available that burn either kerosene for maximum realism or propane for environmental compliance.

co-ax® valves are used to release propane or liquid fuel to the plane mock-up shown in the picture. The fuel is ignited and the fire is extinguished by fire fighting trainees. They use water to extinguish the flames. Water also keeps the mock-up from distorting. The co-ax® valves are submerged under the gravel and water in the bottom of the pool.

Why are co-ax® valves the preferred choice?

  • Positive shut-off.
  • Fast open/closing speed  < 100 milliseconds required.
  • Compact size.
  • Valves (externally controlled) can be buried in a pit.

Typical co-ax® valves being used in this application

  • VMK 20 NC
  • VFK 25 NC
  • MK 10 NC 1E

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

co-ax® valves for polyol applications

co-ax® valves from Flow Factor

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co-ax® valves for polyol applications

co-ax® valves being used in this application

  • PCS-1 10, PCS-1 15, PCS-2 10, PCS-2 15, PCS-3 15, PCB-1 10, PCD-1 10 - cartridge valves, externally controlled KB 15 direct acting valves
  • VMK-H 15, VMK-H 15 DR, VMK-H 20, VMK-H 25, VSV-M 50

co-ax® valves are used to inject polyol, which then blends together with isocyanates to create a chemical compound called polyurethanes.
The mixture of the chemicals form molds for many different applications, which are used to create mattresses, foam insulation for refrigerators and freezers, home and automotive seats, elastomeric shoe soles, fibers (e.g. Spandex), and adhesives.
Isocyanates, when exposed to air, tend to form crystals that generate premature wear in valves, especially those containing abrasive fillers and they are equally destructive to the seals and seat.
Multiple co-ax® valves have been designed and sold for polyol applications. The fast actuation speeds of the co-ax® valve combined with high cycle life and virtually no maintenance are key advantages for this application.

Why are co-ax® valves the preferred choice?

  • Fast actuation
  • Engineered for long life (high cycle life)
  • Pressure balanced design

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

co-ax valves for blow molding applications

Flow Factor and co-ax valves can solve many industrial applications with the co-ax coaxial valve line.  Robust and works.

co-ax® valves offer accuracy, repeatability and fast actuation for blow molding applications

co-ax valves for blow molding and industrial processes


Blow molding is a manufacturing process where hollow plastic items are formed - in this case, plastic bottles. This specific blow molding machine uses an externally controlled (air operated) co-ax valve to operate. The air (500 psi) flows from port B to port A to form the bottle; once the plastic bottle is formed, the valve closes and the air is exhausted from port A to port C through a muffler.
Blow molding of plastic bottles requires air pressure control that is exact, repeatable and fast acting. Downtime can be devastating and have a costly impact to all manufacturers. Most conventional valves struggle to offer accuracy, repeatability and fast actuation for the toughest applications. As a result, premature failures and operational problems can occur. These can easily be prevented by using a co-ax valve.
The externally controlled (air operated) co-ax® valve is pressure balanced with operating conditions that can be customized with suitable seat and seal materials for virtually any applications. They are designed to be low maintenance and durable for a wide variety of applications, making them the best choice for systems that require high performance and reliable valves with predictable opening and closing speeds.

Why are co-ax® valves the preferred choice?

  • Reduce downtime and maintenance cost
  • Engineered for long life (high cycle life)
  • Pressure balanced design
  • Adjustable opening and closing speeds

Request a Quote HERE for co-ax valves.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Submersible co-ax® valves

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Submersible co-ax® valves

Valve failure is a persistent threat to valve manufacturers and their customers when it comes to submerging a valve in water, particularly in seawater. The consequences are much worse compared to standard installations that can be more easily reached. Given the challenges that sub-marine environments present such as difficult access, valve corrosion and frequent maintenance, the submersible co-ax® valves are engineered for high cycle and fast actuation plus long, reliable and leak-free performance in aggressive environments.
Submersible co-ax® valves meet performance, safety and reliability expectations in deep water and harsh environments and are designed for depths of 50 feet and deeper upon request. co-ax® valves inc. has been the leader in valve technology for almost 60 years and continues to develop ways to innovative and handle the most specific and difficult applications. Companies throughout the industry have used co-ax® valves in harsh marine environments and continue to trust our dependability in the most demanding valve applications.
co-ax submersible valves

Use our co-ax valve parts form for a quotation HERE.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Watlow Heaters Heating Requirements

General Method for Determining Watlow Heater Requirements

Electric Heaters, Heating Elements and Controls
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Most electrical heating problems can be readily solved by determining the heat required to do the job. To do this, the heat requirement must be converted to electrical Power and the most practical heater can then be selected for the job. Whether the problem is heating solids, liquids or gases, the method, or approach, to determining the Power requirement is the same.
All heating problems involve the following steps to their solution:

Step 1: Define the Heating Problem

  • Gather application information
  • Sketch problem for visual reference

Step 2: Calculate Power Requirements

  • System start-up power requirement
  • System maintenance power requirements
  • Operating heat losses

Step 3: Review System Application Factors

  • Operating temperature
  • Operating efficiency
  • Safe/permissible watt densities
  • Mechanical considerations
  • Operating environment factors
  • Heater life requirements
  • Electrical lead considerations

Step 4: Select Heater

  • Type
  • Size
  • Quantity

Step 5: Select Control System

  • Type of temperature sensor and location
  • Type of temperature controller
  • Type of power controller

Defining the Problem

Your heating problem must be clearly stated, paying careful attention to defining operating parameters. Take these into consideration:

  • Minimum start and finish temperatures expected
  • Maximum flow rate of material(s) being heated
  • Required time for start-up heating and process cycle times
  • Weights and dimensions of both heated material(s) and containing vessel(s)
  • Effects of insulation and its thermal properties
  • Electrical requirements — voltage
  • Temperature sensing methods and location(s)
  • Temperature controller type
  • Power controller type
  • Electrical limitations
  • And since the thermal system you're creating may not take into account all the possible or unforeseen heating requirements, don't forget a safety factor. A safety factor increases heater capacity beyond calculated requirements.

Calculations for Required Heat Energy

When performing your own calculations, refer to Equations for values of materials covered by these equations.
The total heat energy (kWh or Btu) required to satisfy the system needs will be either of the two values shown below depending on which calculated result is larger.
  • Heat required for start-up
  • Heat required to maintain the desired temperature
The power required (kW) will be the heat energy value (kWh) divided by the required start-up or working cycle time. 
The kW rating of the heater will be the greater of these values plus a safety factor.
The calculation of start-up and operating requirements consist of several distinct parts that are best handled separately. However, a short method can also be used for a quick estimate of heat energy required.

Safety Factor Calculation

You should always include a safety factor of varying size to allow for unknown or unexpected conditions. The size of the safety factor is dependent on the accuracy of the wattage calculation. Heaters should always be sized for a higher value than the calculated figure. A factor of 10% is adequate for small systems that are closely calculated; 20% additional wattage is more common. Safety factors of 20% and 35% are not uncommon, and should be considered for large systems, such as those containing doors that open or are large radiant heat applications. You'll also want to predict how long your system will operate without failure, so examine the amount of heater life you'll be needing. And because electricity costs money, take efficiency factors into account so your system will cost as little as possible to operate.
With these considerations in mind, carefully review them all to be sure you do, in fact, have definitive information to decide on a particular solution to your heating problem. Some of this supporting information may not be readily available or apparent to you. You may find it necessary to consult the reference tables and charts in this reference data section, or reference a book that deals with the particular parameter you need to define. At the minimum, the thermal properties of both the material(s) being processed/heated and their containing vessel(s) will be required.
Figuring a safety factor requires some intuition on your part. The list of possible influences can be great. From changing ambient operating temperatures, caused by seasonal changes, to a change in material or material temperature being processed, you must carefully examine all the influences.
Generally speaking, the smaller the system with fewer variables and outside influences---the smaller the safety factor. Conversely, the larger the system and the greater the variables and outside influences — the greater the safety factor.
Here are some general guidelines:
  • 10% safety factor for small systems with closely calculated power requirements
  • 20% safety factor is average20% to 35% for large systems
The safety factor should be higher for systems that have production operations that contain equipment cycles subjecting them to excessive heat dissipations, e.g.: opening doors on furnaces, introducing new batches of material that can be of varying temperatures, large radiant applications and the like.
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Parker Lead Free Solenoid Valves

Lead Free Water Valves from Flow Factor
Parker Water, Hot Water, and Steam Solenoid Valves

For a Quote, Contact us HERE!

Product Features:
Parker’s Fluid Control Division (FCD) has a long history in
manufacturing industry leading steam and hot water valves.
FCD has expanded this offering to include Lead Free Brass
(containing less than 0.25% lead), meeting the SDWA, Section
1417(d) requirements for brass.
Our valves are specifically designed to withstand harsh
application conditions. The steam valves have an integral
stainless steel orifice for long life and durability.

Typical Applications:
• Industrial Dish Washing
• Industrial Laundry
• Commercial Cooking
• Steam Tables
• Sterilizers / Autoclaves
• Dry Cleaning
• Steam Presses

Product Specifications
Valve Type:
2-Way Normally Closed
2-Way Normally Open
Water, Hot Water, Steam
3/8" NPT to 1" NPT
Wetted Materials:
Lead Free Brass (<0 .25="" p="">
300 & 400 Series SS, Copper

AC: 24/60, 120/60-110/50,
DC: 12 & 24

1/2" Conduit with leads,
DIN 43650 Form A
Temperature Class:
Water & Hot Water – Class F
Steam – Class H
Agency Approvals:

Maximum Media Temp:
Water: Up to 180°F
Steam: Up to 353°F
Max Operating Pressure Differential:
Up to 275 psi
Orifice sizes:
1/2" to 1"
Flow Factor (Cv):
Up to 12.2

Parker Lead Free Hot Water Valve Part Numbers
06F25CL332ACF, 08F25CL332ACF, 12F25CL348ACF, 16F25CL364ACF, 08F25CL332ACF4C05, 12F25CL348ACF4C05, 16F25CL364ACF4C05, 06F25CL332A3F, 08F25CL332A3F, 12F25CL348A3F, 16F25CL364A3F, 06F25OL332ACF, 08F25OL332ACF, 12F25OL348ACF, 16F25OL364ACF, 06F25OL332A3F, 08F25OL332A3F, 12F25OL348A3F, 16F25OL364A3F

Parker Lead Free Steam Valve Part Numbers
06FS5CL432ACH, 08FS5CL432ACH, 12FS5CL448ACH, 16FS5CL464ACH, 08FS5CL432ACH4C05, 12FS5CL448ACH4C05, 16FS5CL464ACH4C05

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Parker Lead Free Hot Water and Steam Valves for Industry.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Parker 71395SN2KVJ1N0L111C2 3-Way Valve

Flow Factor Stocks the Parker 3-Way Solenoid Valve 71395SN2KVJ1N0L111C2

Flow Factor stocks the Parker 7000 series three way solenoid valve 71395SN2KVJ1NOL111C2

Applications for this Parker Skinner 3-way solenoid valve include; pilot valve for an air valve, pilot valve for cylinders, diverting valve for air or water, and other general purpose valve uses.

The Parker 71395SN2KVJ1N0L111C2 is a 1/4 inch valve, rated to 125 PSI and css with a 24vdc NEMA 4 coil.  The coil can be changed to 12 vdc, 24/60, 120/60 or 240/60.


Parker 71395SN2KVJ1N0L111C2

Buy the Parker Valve 71395SN2KVJ1NOL111C2 HERE!

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Emerson GH series Gas/Steam Jet Pumps

Gas Motive High Head (GH Series) Emerson Jet Pumps from Flow Factor

Buy Penberthy Emerson GH Series Eductors HERE!

Features of Emerson Penberthy Jet Pumps (Eductors)
• Simple design with no moving parts to wear out. • No lubrication required.
• Virtually maintenance-free.
• Easy to install without special structures or 
• Self-priming.
• Cast, fabricated or non-metallic 
• Variety of materials to suit specific characteristics of the process liquids.
• Critical flow paths machined smoothly with
  no abrupt turns or steps, producing the most efficient flow during the motive function.

General Application 
Suitable for a broad range of applications including: handling condensate, pumping wells, circulating solutions, emptying cesspools, pumping brine solutions, extracting solvents, draining cellars, pumping out barges, acidifying, causticizing oils, producing emulsions,elevation water.

Technical Data
Materials: Bronze, iron, carbon steel, 316 SS, PVC, CPVC, PP, PVDF
Sizes: 1⁄2” to 12”
Pressure range: 
15 to 200 psig (1 to 13.8 barg)
Temperature(max): 200°F(93°C) 

Emerson Penberthy GH Series Gas Motive Jet Pump

(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08HC
1 1/4GH-10HC
1 1/2GH-12HC
2    GH-16HC
2 1/2GH-20HC
3    GH-24HC
4    GH-32HC

Emerson Bronze GL
(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08BZ
1 1/4GH-10BZ
1 1/2GH-12BZ
2    GH-16BZ
2 1/2GH-20BZ
3    GH-24BZ
4    GH-32BZ
Emerson Penberthy Cast Iron GL
(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08IR
1 1/4GH-10IR
1 1/2GH-12IR
2    GH-16IR
2 1/2GH-20IR
3    GH-24IR
4    GH-32IR
Emerson Penberthy Carbon Steel GL
(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08CS
1 1/4GH-10CS
1 1/2GH-12CS
2    GH-16CS
2 1/2GH-20CS
3    GH-24CS
4    GH-32CS
Emerson Stainless Steel GL
(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08SS
1 1/4GH-10SS
1 1/2GH-12SS
2    GH-16SS
2 1/2GH-20SS
3    GH-24SS
4    GH-32SS

Emerson MONEL GH
(High Head) Series Eductors / Jet Pumps
1    GH-08MO
1 1/4GH-10MO
1 1/2GH-12MO
2    GH-16MO
2 1/2GH-20MO
3    GH-24MO
4    GH-32MO

GAS MOTIVE (AIR/STEAM) Jet Pumps for Pumping or mixing Liquids or gases up to 50 psi discharge head pressure

Operation for Penberthy Emerson Gas Jet Pumps
All Emerson jet pumps operate on the principle of a fluid entraining a second fluid. Although design and construction may vary, this applies to all jet pumps.
All Emerson jet pumps have three common features: inlet, suction and discharge. They function as follows:
Inlet - The operating medium (liquid or steam) under pressure enters the inlet and travels through the nozzle into the suction chamber. The nozzle converts the pressure of the operating medium into a high velocity stream, which passes from the discharge side of the inlet nozzle.
Suction - Pumping action begins when vapor, gases or liquid in the suction chamber are entrained by the high velocity stream emerging from the inlet nozzle, lowering the pressure in the suction chamber. The resulting action causes the liquid, gas or vapor in the suction chamber to flow toward the discharge.
Discharge - The entrained material from the suction system mixes with the operating medium and acquires part of its energy in the parallel section. In the diffuser section, part of the velocity of the mixture is converted to a pressure greater than the suction pressure, but lower than the operating medium pressure. 

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GH High Head Series Jet Pumps Eductors from Emerson Penberthy