Environmental technology is a term used to describe sustainable energy generation technologies, to monitor and conserve the natural environement and resources. The development of measures to save and reuse energy and to avoid or reduce waste and emissions are some of the key factors in environmental technology.
These processes all require valves to aid with the transportation of materials around energy plants, wastewater and sewage sites, water and air purification, solid waste management, wind turbines, and solar power energy sites to name a few.
Whether the corresponding media used within these applications is made up of suspensions, liquids, gases or dry solids, the valves installed in these areas are responsible for shutting off the flow, and allowing the media to pass through freely.
Pinch Valves are Important in Environmental Technology
Because of the flexible modular design of the AKO Pinch Valve, a complete valve can be custom designed to suit any power and energy process plant. A diverse range of nominal sizes, housing materials, end connections, and grades of rubber elastomer sleeves make the choice of valve endless.
In every application, particularly in the power and energy industry, the flow of media within the process should be flowing through pipelines without restrictions and with a free, fully open passage to achieve the best possible flow rates. The Pinch Valve achives just this – with it’s self-cleaning design, and 100% true bore, blockages will never occur, and downtime will always be saved due to the internal rubber sleeve being the only replaceable part.
AKO UK hold stock of many Pinch Valve variations and spares, as well as reliable accessories such as solenoid valves, pressure switches, vacuum systems, quick exhaust valves and pressure regulators.
Vibrating aerator pads are also very key pieces of equipment for use in free flowing silos and hoppers. With their vibrating function and soft rubber pads, any bridged media will loosen and fall back into the product stream, preventing any unwanted build ups.
Typical Power/Energy Products Handled with Pinch Valves Include:
- Calcium Chloride
- Coal (Pulverized)
- Coal Dust
- FGD Solids
- Fly Ash
- Lignite Coal
- Potassium Nitrate
- Quicklime (Calcium Oxide)
- Wood Chips