Pilot Valves

Pneumatic Pilot Valves use an air signal for operation instead of a more traditional solenoid arrangement. They are great for simplicity and trouble shooting as the only media and control present is compressed air. Typically they are used in simple set ups such as water trucks or more severe environments where it is safer to use compressed air instead of an electrical set up. These are available in 5 way 2 position and 5 way three position in both pilot/pilot and pilot/spring configurations. These are stocked in Geelong with same day despatch into Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

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  • What is an air pilot valve?

    An air pilot valve uses compressed air to control the flow of a liquid or gas through a system. Air pilot valves are used when precise control of said fluids or gases is required.
  • When should you use a pilot valve?

    An air pilot valve is usually used in industrial applications where precise and reliable control over gases and liquids is required.
    Examples where an air pilot valve is used, include oil and gas pipelines, where they help regulate the pressure and stop over, or under, pressurisation; pneumatic systems, in which they control the flow of compressed air and help control the speed and direction of pneumatic cylinders and motors.
  • What is the difference between a pilot valve and a solenoid valve?

    Both of these valves are control types of valves, with a few key differences.
    A pilot valve is usually actuated by air, while a solenoid is actuated by an electric current.
    They control the operation of another valve, while a solenoid is used to directly control the flow of a liquid or gas.
    Used where more precision is required.
    Pilot valves have a higher pressure rating than a solenoid valve.
    They have more moving parts than a solenoid and hence would require more maintenance.
  • What is the purpose of a pilot valve?

    The purpose of a pilot valve is to control the operation of another valve or actuator. They’re used in industrial applications where precise control of fluids and gases is required.
    Some specific uses of a pilot valve include:
    Regulate the temperature of a fluid in an industrial process
    Control the flow of gas or liquid in a pipeline
    Regulate the pressure in a hydraulic or pneumatic system
  • What warranty do I get?

    All of our products come standard with a 12 month warranty. The good news is we have very strict quality controls and all valves leave our warehouse tested (full material and testing certificates to API598 are available) and inspected so there are rarely any issues. Also once your valve is in and operating it will most likely continue to do so for a very long time.