Innovative valve for industrial gas cylinders

Posted on 01/03/2015 by IED

42 Technology has been helping Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group and one of the world's leading industrial gas companies, to develop an innovative new valve for industrial gas cylinders.

42 Technology was responsible for leading the mechanical engineering development team for the EVOS Ci cylinder package, which comprises a specially-designed valve and protective guard. The valve uses a quick-action lever in place of the more traditional hand-wheel mechanism and, at the same time, allows users to see from a distance whether the valve is open or closed.

Additional features include:

  • Safety 'interlock' system to reduce the risk of the valve being opened accidentally
  • Guard mechanism to protect the valve, while providing easy access to attach or remove regulators
  • Ergonomically-designed grip, so cylinders can be more easily manoeuvred and lifted
  • Live content gauge, so users can read cylinder pressures at a glance – without having to connect a regulator.

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