Brass Valves - Two-Way Electric Solenoid
Our full line of general purpose Brass Solenoid valves are available in a range of sizes to fit whatever project you are working on. These valves are available in both Normally Open and Normally Closed positions. Brass is the ideal choice for a wide range of applications.
This page is for our brass electric solenoid valves. If you are looking for a different type of electrically controlled brass valve, please see the below pages:
Why is Brass used for Valves?
Brass is a somewhat soft metal alloy formed by a combination of copper and zinc. Though it is considered a soft metal, brass is a durable material that makes them an optimal valve choice for many applications. Some of the benefits of electric solenoid valves with a brass body include:
Absorbs and withstands heat better than plastic
Easier to seal and/or weld than stainless steel valves
Choosing the Right Solenoid Brass Valve
As you can see from the catalog above, there is a large selection of brass valves to choose from. Below are a few important criteria to consider before buying a valve, based on your application and requirements. If you still have any questions or need guidance, feel free to contact us for some assistance.
What type of media do you need to control? Brass valves are excellent for hot water, air, weak acids, weak alkali, Freon, and fuel (gas or diesel). Brass valves are not recommended for drinking water. For that application, stainless steel or plastic valves would be the preferred choice.
Normally Open vs Normally Closed
The two types of solenoid valves are normally open and normally closed. A normally open valve will allow media to run through it consistently until it is energized to close the valve. Normally closed solenoid valves will block media from flowing while in the off position and require electricity to open and stay open.
Choose normally open if you need to keep media flowing through and need the valve to shut off the flow. Normally closed would be used if your application requires keeping the media in place and you want to use the valve to open up the flow, such as when installing a sprinkler system.
DC vs AC Voltage
What is the power source you plan to connect your valves to? The connections should always match the source. For example, if your power is coming from a car you would likely need a 12VDC valve. If you are connecting your valves to an outlet in a house, you would likely need it to be 120VAC.
Pressure & Flow Rate
The pressure range and flow rates vary depending on the size of the valves and power ampages. These levels should be considered before attaching your valves. All ranges are available on the specs of each product page. Pressure levels will also vary depending on the media flowing through the valve.
The temperature ranges from 15 to 250° F (-10 to 120°C) which is below freezing and above the boiling point of water. Brass and steel valves are both capable of higher and lower temperatures than a plastic solenoid valve.