New Line of Intrinsically Safe (IS) Solenoid Valves from ASCO

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, Sep 30, 2010 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has introduced a new line of ASCO Intrinsically Safe (IS) solenoid valves with improved performance and a wide variety of electrical connections. The new valves are ideal for process applications in the refining, upstream oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and power generation industries.

The new solenoid valves can now be used on supervisory current applications. Its robust design works with standard instrument air and does not require special air filtration while providing highly reliable operating performance. The same valves are designed for installations on both intrinsically safe and non-incendive field wiring. The new Intrinsically Safe solenoid valves come standard with Class H coil insulation for high ambient temperature requirements. In addition, this new line offers the industry’s broadest range of flow, temperature, and pressure ratings.

Available with ATEX, IECEx, FM, and CSA approvals and is SIL-3 capable to meet global requirements.

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About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including flow control and pneumatics products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics 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 valvesangle 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 Numatics products, visit

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses.  Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit

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