Parker’s Industrial Climate Control
Solution helps meet anti-idling regs
Aug 29, 2011 7:00 AM
Courtesy of a novel solenoid valve design, manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and buses can keep drivers’ cabs warm or cool without idling engines. The Industrial Climate Control Solution offers an on/off valve with terminations that plug into trucks’ auxiliary equipment to regulate heating and cooling systems.
This valve was developed by Parker Fluid Control Division, manufacturers of the Skinner and Gold Ring lines of solenoid valves and the Sinclair Collins line of process control valves.
The Industrial Climate Control Solution acts as a component of the truck’s auxiliary equipment. When plugged into the system, it helps extend the life of the engine by eliminating the need for idling—a primary source of emissions. The product comes at a time when many states have further tightened their anti-idling regulations. Truck manufacturers and fleet mechanics can incorporate this fluid control system into the vehicle’s design to regulate heating and cooling as required.
This two-way normally closed or normally open valve is available with an orifice diameter of ½ inch or larger and a process connection of ½-inch NPT. The new valve operates with a Cv factor of 4.0 or better and features bubbletight internal and external leakage. Constructed of brass, it is assembled with FKM and fluorocarbon seal material.
Electrical specifications include a continuous-duty, Class H molded coil enclosure with an open-frame yoke and electrical leads. The valve’s electrical capabilities allow for 12 volts of direct current and 11–16 watts of power consumption, depending on the valve type. Electrical connectors are provided upon request. Additionally, the valve can withstand a maximum pressure differential of 25 psi or more and a maximum ambient temperature of 150º F. The valve also comes with connectors on leads, barb fittings in ports, and a mounting bracket upon request.
For more information, visit www.parkerfluidcontrol.com or call 800-VALVE05.
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