- January 07, 2020
January 7, 2020 – ControlAir LLC, a manufacturer of precision pneumatic and electro-pneumatic control products, announced the expansion of the Type 2000 Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner Series to include worldwide safety approvals for use with natural gas when paired with the Type 950 Explosion-proof I/P Transducer.
The Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner mounted with ControlAir’s Type 950 Explosion-proof I/P Transducer is CSA, FM, and ATEX approved for use with natural gas. The natural gas package (CA2022/2023) was designed as an option to deliver safe, stable and accurate control of rotary and linear valves in applications using sweet natural gas in hazardous environments. The CA2022/2023 Electro-Pneumatic Positioner is a NEMA 4X (IP 66) enclosure that provides resistance to severe industrial environments and is designed for both Intrinsic Safety and Explosion-Proof operation.
Natural gas extraction and transport applications in remote locations often do not have access to compressed plant air for operation of pneumatic valve actuators. In this case, natural gas from the pipeline is used to supply the inlet pressure to the CA2022/2023 Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner that positions the valve stem proportionally to the command of the input signal received from an electric controller. Circuitry includes electronic feedback control for superior vibration protection and highly accurate output
The CA2022/2023 Electro-Pneumatic Valve Positioner suitable for use with natural gas is designed for natural gas extraction and transport applications such as natural gas gathering stations, compressor stations, pipeline feed, and booster stations that are in remote locations and often do not have access to compressed plant air for operation of pneumatic valve actuators.
ControlAir LLC manufactures precision pneumatic and electropneumatic controls. ControlAir’s markets include process control, semiconductor, printing and converting presses, diagnostic and surgical medical equipment, robotics, quality control, automotive, analyzers, compressors, pumps and paint equipment.