ASCO Introduces 364 Series Stainless Steel Spool Valves for Oil and Gas Control Panel Applications


FLORHAM PARK, N.J., October 21, 2014 - ASCO Numatics has introduced its ASCO 364 Series spool valve for control panel applications in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry. The new valve combines compact construction with low-power options that feature higher operating pressures and temperature ratings than competitive models.  

“ASCO’s new spool valve incorporates rugged 316L stainless steel construction and our proven solenoid valve technology for the greatest corrosion resistance and highest reliability in harsh upstream exploration and production environments.” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “The valves are designed for drop-in replacement and compatibility with most existing control panel applications, and popular versions are available through our ASCO SameDay and ASCO 5Day quick-shipping programs. This makes them ideal for maintenance programs that require long-lived products with rapid delivery.” he said.

The 364 Series valve line includes low-power (1.4 watt and 1.8 watt) solenoid options that consume less energy than competitive products. They also are available with higher operating pressures (150 psi) and temperature ratings (200° F).                                

“Unlike competitive products, ASCO manufactures its own solenoids and subjects them to the industry’s most rigorous testing program.” said Kemple. “The result is the highest reliability available— an essential benefit for products installed on upstream oil and gas production platforms operating in harsh environments.”                      

The 364 Series spool valve is offered in a wide range of manual, pneumatic, and solenoid options. The product line is backed up by ASCO’s easy-to-reach, comprehensive global technical and application support.                 

The valves can be ordered through ASCO distributors and sales representatives. For more information, contact ASCO at 800-972-ASCO (2726), by e-mail at info-valve@ascovalve.com, or visit www.asco.com/spool-valves.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO products, visit www.asco.com.

About Emerson

Emerson is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2013 were $24.7 billion.  Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.

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