News | May 31, 2007

Halogen Valve Systems Introduces New Emergency Toxic Gas Shut-Off System


Fire Code approved

Irvine, CA — Eclipse Actuators quickly close toxic gas valves on 150 lb. and ton cylinders in less than one second when activated by remote sensors. This actuator system will then provide a closed contact to signal that the valve is closed and sealed. The operator can then visit the site to correct the condition, check the gas connections, and manually reopen the valve to start the gas system.

The Eclipse is a battery-operated actuator and allows an operator or remote gas sensor to shutoff leaking toxic gas without requiring the operator to enter the hazardous atmosphere. The chlorine valve can be opened or closed manually with the actuator installed and ready to operate. The Eclipse actuators are easily installed on standard ton or cylinder hardware and can be tested by the operator each time to assure correct operation.

The latest Fire Codes recognize and approve the "automatic-closing fail-safe shutoff valve" system in lieu of scrubber treatment systems. This system meets the recommended emergency torque requirement published by the Chlorine Institute for emergency closing of 150 lb cylinder or ton container valves.

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SOURCE: Halogen Valve Systems, Inc.