The EX/ATEX conformed valve is physically very similar to the ‘standard’ Pinch Valve, keeping many of the main advantages. In fact the only real visible differences are the lock teeth washers and the earth connection. The washer teeth are used on the flange bolts to give full contact to the aluminum body through the paint. This ensures the electrical current to pass through the Pinch Valve if required. AKO’s EX conformed Pinch Valves are built with a conductive rubber sleeve.
For use in potentially explosive environments
EX Pinch Valve Body Materials
Aluminum, Stainless Steel or POM
EX Pinch Valve End Connections
- Flanged PN10/16
- Flanged ANSI 150
- Internal Screwed BSP
- Tri-Clamp ends
- Weld-on ends
- RJT / Threaded Spigot
Zones 1/21 or 2/22 for all Pinch Valve types.
Zones 0 and 20 for stainless steel VMC type Pinch Valves, and complete conductive POM VMP type Pinch Valves only.
EX Pinch Valve Conductive Sleeves
Natural Rubber, EPDM and Nitrile.
EPDM Food Quality and Nitrile Food Quality Pinch Valve Sleeves also available.
We also offer EX Pinch Valves approved for Pressure Relief Valves, complete with ATEX pressure switches.