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The Atlantic Valve BCM-15 is a ½” two-way, low pressure gas solenoid valve. This brass body valve is was designed with a high-quality NBR, also known as Nitrile Butadiene Rubber or Buna-N, seal and stainless steel components this valve is engineered specifically to work on low to no pressure gas applications.
This valve is commonly used on vehicles that run on propane or natural gas and functions as a remote solution for turning on and off the flow of gases. Natural Gas and Propane are traditionally at low pressures. While many solenoid valves, require differential pressure when dealing with gaseous media in order for the diaphragm to create an airtight seal against the orifice, the BCM-15 is designed with stronger springs and more rigid diaphragm to allow for a reliable seal at low pressure and zero-differential pressure. While this works great with low pressure gases, this valve is not recommended for fluid applications with zero-pressure differential as the flow would be extremely low, a full bore valve such as a motorized ball valve would be better suited. This valve is rated for 0-60PSI and has a flow coefficient of 4.5cV.
The components of this valve are compatible with a wide variety of gaseous media. Natural gas and propane are compatible with the brass body, nitrile rubber seal material and stainless steel springs and internal components of the valve. All of the wetted components offer chemical resistance against propane, natural gas, and inert gases.
As stated this is a normally closed valve and will open when power is applied. This valve snaps shut when power is removed or fails. This valve comes fitted with our 410 series coil and is available in a variety of voltages,12VDC, 24VDC, 24VAC, 110VAC and 220VAC. For the DC voltages the coils require 20 Watts of power, while for the AC voltages the coils require 20 VA of power. This coil is rated for continuous usage, meaning it can be energized for many hours. It should be kept in mind that the coil temperature does increase the longer it is used and will eventually reach maximum resistance and minimum current, operating the coil at maximum temperatures will decrease the lifespan. It is recommended to factor in a 30 minute off cycle for every 8 hours energized to allow the coil to cool. This coil should be installed where there is airflow available to reduce the ambient temperature around the coil.