Stainless Steel Valves
API Pneumatic UK is one of the few valve suppliers that can provide businesses with heavy-duty, stainless steel valves manufactured from AISI 316L stainless steel. Stainless steel valves from API UK are manufactured from the highest grade of stainless steel, ensuring compatibility with a variety of applications within the process industry.
From stainless steel solenoid valves to stainless steel ball valves, we have a corrosion-resistant valve solution for your process.
Stainless steel solenoid valves
As specialist manufacturers of stainless steel valves, API Pneumatic UK can provide high-quality stainless steel solenoid valves from our AX1 series. Available in a wide selection of customisable variations, we can provide stainless steel solenoid valves which are capable of being electrically or pneumatically operated.
Our stainless steel solenoid valves feature INLINE or NAMUR interfaces and incorporate various coils, including encapsulated, flameproof and non-sparking. Whether you require 3/2 way solenoid valves or 5/2 way solenoid valves, stainless steel solenoid valves from API UK are split into two distinct categories: direct and indirectly operated.
Stainless steel solenoid valves capable of direct operation are specifically manufactured for dealing with compressed filtered air in extreme applications, such as those within the chemical, petrochemical or oil and gas industries.
The key advantage of our direct operated stainless steel solenoid valves is their non-corrosive stainless steel design, incorporating Acetal resin on the valve body and other internal parts.
Indirectly operated stainless steel solenoid valves are applicable for much wider use and can be used to treat water and steam media, as well as compressed air. These pneumatic stainless steel solenoid valves feature robust brass bodies and corrosion-resistant stainless steel internals.
We can also provide any of our AX1 indirectly operated stainless steel solenoid valves in a variety of different sealing materials, such as EPDM and FKM.
Stainless steel ball valves
As well as our stainless steel solenoid valves, API UK also supplies a selection of stainless steel ball valves, available as part of our ancillary valves range. Our selection of stainless steel ball valves extends to ‘full bore’ stainless steel ball valves and mini ball valves constructed from stainless steel hexagonal bar.
Full bore stainless steel ball valves from API UK are manually operated, featuring long levers for operators to control the valve. Designed for use within food and beverage and chemical applications, our full bore stainless steel ball valves can be used to open or close airflow in both directions when applied using inline mounting.
Manufactured from AISI 316L stainless steel, these full bore ball valves perform in an operational temperature range of between -20 °C to +150°C and pressure ratings of between 40 and 100 bar, depending on which size is selected.
Our miniature stainless steel ball valves, which are constructed from hexagonal bar, are also manually operated and feature similar characteristics as our full bore ball valves, including their suitability for alimentary and chemical applications and inline mounting capabilities.
These mini stainless steel ball valves should be preferred for operations where space is an issue. Unlike full bore valves that can be used to treat a wide variety of media (including water, steam and inert gasses), mini stainless steel ball valves are best suited to compressed air treatment only.
Stainless steel control valves
API UK can also provide quick exhaust and uni-directional control valves manufactured from stainless steel. Also available as part of our ancillary valves range, our stainless steel quick exhaust valves are designed to increase the speed of pneumatic cylinders.
Manufactured from AISI 316L stainless steel, these quick exhaust control valves must be mounted directly on the port of a pneumatic cylinder to achieve the maximum possible speed. To achieve the most effective stainless steel cylinder and valve combination, view API UK’s range of pneumatic cylinders to build your bespoke package.
For applications that require the flow of compressed air in one direction only, our stainless steel uni-directional control valves make for an ideal solution. Manufactured from stainless steel hexagonal bar, these female threaded, one-way control valves are suitable for applications where no return of compressed air is admitted.
Stainless steel spool valves
API Pneumatic UK is part of a minority of companies that specialise in the manufacture of stainless steel spool valves. We recognised early on the benefit of pairing stainless steel spool valves with our stainless steel cylinders, especially for use in hazardous, corrosive environments.
API Pneumatic UK aims to set the stainless steel bar even higher, providing a corrosion-resistant valve solution for a diverse range of industries ranging from oil and gas to pharmaceutical.