The new extended range of large-sized Element valves will significantly expand the application area of the valve types, enabling their use at higher process pressures and larger flow rates.
Element is a modular valve concept that delivers single-unit controlled valves with a choice in valve style, feedbacks, positioner or process controller needs. Element is characterised by an attractive high-quality stainless steel housing with intelligent and flexible system architecture; the range further extends to flow, level and analysis chemistry sensors.
Element’s more powerful and larger format valves are expected to have a wide application scope with the valves reliably controlling fluids, steam, caustic solutions and chemicals as well as abrasive or high-purity substances in many applications and process environments.
The expanded Element line of larger sized valves and drives include:
- On/off Types 2100 angle seat and 2101 globe valves
- Proportional control Types 2300 angle seat and 2301 globe valves
- On/off and proportional control 2103 diaphragm valves
Element valves feature a robust IP65/67 construction to perform in arduous conditions ranging from hygienic process caustic washdown areas (FDA and EHEDG certification), to high-dust mineral processing areas. Element on/off and proportional control heads offer network interfaces, push-button commissioning, super-bright LED status indicators, and numerous feedbacks and options.
The special Element drive design facilitates integration of automation units at all levels of the modular valve system fitting to the broader Burkert control philosophy. Valve positioners and process controllers link seamlessly with sensors for a monitoring and control system for complete decentralised automation of complex systems with minimal expense for cables and hoses.