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Keys To Keeping A Solenoid Valve In Optimal Condition Long-Term

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Solenoid valves can be used to effectively control the flow of fluid around a pipe or system. If you have a system that utilizes one, go through these maintenance suggestions to make sure this component is properly cared for long-term.

Used Compressed Air on Piping Before Installing 

If you just purchased a solenoid valve for a particular system, you want to be careful about how it's installed. One of the best things you can do from a maintenance standpoint is to send compressed air through all of the piping. That's going to remove any debris and particles that have collected inside.

Then when you complete this solenoid valve installation, you can trust there won't be performance issues like the valve not closing and opening when it's directed to. Rather, you'll get optimal performance for the foreseeable future as long as you continue to perform the right maintenance steps.

Check the Coil for Potential Cracks

The coil is a pivotal component of any solenoid valve in that it helps generate lateral motion using electrical energy. Sometimes, this component can crack and thus interfere with this energy conversion process. You need to physically inspect the coil to make sure it's crack-free.

If you spot this problem early enough, you should be able to replace the coil without causing a lot of damage to the solenoid valve. You'll just need to find a compatible replacement, which the valve manufacturer can assist with if you're not sure what coil variety to go with.

Monitor the Seals Carefully

The seals are going to be an important resource for your solenoid valve because they can keep leaking from happening. Make sure you monitor them carefully over the years because there will be a point when they deteriorate beyond the point of repair.

For instance, they may become too flexible and thus not stay in place like they once did. If you keep your inspections regular with this portion of your solenoid valve, it will be easy to tell when this is happening. Or you can just set up professional inspections to conveniently keep track of seal complications. 

If you're hoping to get amazing performance out of a solenoid valve for a long time, then you can be active in caring for said system. Looking at parts often and performing routine cleaning will help you keep stressful complications at bay, saving you repair costs and long down periods with vital equipment.