FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, July 26, 2012 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has introduced a new 316L Stainless Steel Filter and Regulator, Series 342. This new design features a heavy duty 316L stainless steel construction, while providing better control of pressure regulation at significantly higher flow rates. The new Series 342 is designed for use in harsh environments, including oil and gas exploration, transmission and refining, water and waste water treatment, and chemical to name a few.
The new 316L Stainless Steel Filter and Regulator is available with ¼” and ½” NPT port connections, 5 or 25 microns filtration elements, and manual drain. Flow capacity ranges from 84 SCFM up to 156 SCFM (@ 90 PSI max inlet pressure and 14 PSI pressure drop). Available options include stainless steel gauge, mounting bracket, NACE compliant versions, and low ambient temperature constructions (- 58°F/- 50°C).
High Flow Rate
Molded reinforced diaphragm allows for optimized flow paths and increased flow rate ranging from 84 SCFM up to 156 SCFM (@ 90 PSI max inlet pressure and 14 PSI pressure drop).
Approvals, certifications, and compliance
- Suitable for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, ATEX II 2G/D c IIC X T100°C (T5), Zone 1 – 21, Explosion Group IIC
- SIL 2 capable per IEC 61508
- NACE MR 0175 compliant
Precise Control on Regulation
Fine pitch on regulator bolt and dual/nested inner springs allow for precise pressure regulation.
Effective Moisture Removal
Moist air and dirt enters the inlet port and then separates due to centrifugal action. Liquids and dirt fall to the bottom and are collected in the bowl.
- Stainless steel gauge
- Mounting bracket
- Low ambient temperature construction (- 58°F/- 50°C)
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 www.asco.com.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), 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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit