Generally, valves can be worked through external control, while some of the valves are controlled by the electromechanical system. These valves are considered the hydraulic system line along with the small diameter inside it as compared to the rest of the hydraulic system. Electronic flow control valves are usually used to control the flow & direction of the gasses and liquids. These valves are also used in the gas compressors to avoid damage to the compression machine. So you can say that the flow valves are operated in the fluid power system. Automatic control of modern plants can be done via the air flow control valves to change the reduction of pressure and energy. The control of the valves is the final control element which is also known as the major part of automatic control. Another purpose of its use is to provide the required amount of energy to the regulators. In this post, we will discuss how to install of flow control solenoid valve.
An electronic flow control valve can operate in any system that can be controlled, directs, or uses in the flow of a liquid. An air flow control valve can restrict or allow fluid flow as well as change its direction through the system. The basic processes for installing any control valves are very similar. Depending on what the flow control solenoid valve is used for, it may be attached between two hydraulic lines, or pipes or installed onto another hydraulic component. They regulate the flow of a fluid (gases, liquids, fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening, closing, or partially obstructing various passageways.
When you turn off the system pumps, the hydraulic system will be depressurized instantly. It is possible, to turn off the electrical power from the system pumps. Details Control valves should be at floor level or accessible from platforms. Block, flush, and drain valves should be installed to enable them to be safely removed. Control valves should be located on the same equipment or pipeline as the measurement and downstream of flow measurements.
This can be done when you disconnect the power connector of the pump or pull the system’s circuit breaker. Some mechanically driven pumps such as the engine-driven pumps do not have any electrical connector in their systems.
Now select the position for the new digital flow control valve where you want to install it. First of all, the relative components of the flow control needle valve should be plugged into the circuit. The end of the pipes or tubing that will be connected should have to be capped. The very next, it makes sure that the electronic flow control valve is in its proper orientation. In case you are unsure about the direction through which the fluids should have to go through the valve. Then you can consult the hydraulic schematic.
Now, you can uncap the digital flow control valve fitting & also unplug the connecting lines. Screw the nuts of an electronic flow control valve by the hydraulic lines to the fittings on the flow control valve. To the manufacturer’s fixed torques, tighten the nuts.
Check the hydraulic system’s fluid level according to the requirement. How do flow control valves work? Whilst there are different types of flow controller, they all work on a simple basic principle. The smaller a hole, or orifice, in a pipe, the lower the rate of flow of air at a given pressure (or more correctly differential pressure either side of the orifice). Now you can connect the connectors and push the pump circuit breaker. pressurize the pumps by using the hydraulic system. After that, check the hydraulic lines & fittings near the valve to avoid leakage.