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Fluid Control Division - Europe

Parker Hannifin introduces chemical and fluid resistant solenoid valves for dependable use in harsh and explosive environments

Rugged 221G series stainless steel solenoid valves with ATEX approval cost-effectively address oil & gas, food processing and other applications where aggressive liquids, chemicals and gases are present

Geneva, Switzerland, 31st August 2016 – The Fluid Control Division Europe of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced the release of new stainless steel solenoid valves. The 221G range offers unrivalled resistance to corrosion and aggressive chemicals, and with its ATEX certification, is suited to use in explosive environments.

With a durable high-grade 316L stainless steel construction plus fluoroelastomer (FKM) sealing to provide fluid and chemical resistance, the 221G series combines long life and reduced maintenance requirements in the harshest operating environments. Typical applications include those found in oil & gas, petrochemical, food processing and pharmaceutical installations.

Due to their high flow rates of up to 170 litres/min., the new valves provide an opportunity to reduce the overall size of customer installations and cut costs by up to approximately 10%. 221G series valves are based on proven technology that has evolved over 40 years and is used in a popular sister family offered in brass.

The modular design of the valves allows assembly to a large range of coils including many with ATEX, IP67, UL/VDE approvals. This makes them ideal for use in applications where cleaning agents are present such as in car wash installations, industrial washing machines or food processing. The 221G series in stainless steel is available in a two-way, normally closed format with port sizes ranging from 3/8 inch to one inch.

Valéry Blanchet, Marketing Product Manager for Parker's Fluid Control Division Europe said: "This new stainless steel version makes the 221G Series exceptionally durable for applications where aggressive cleaning agents are present, and particularly for rigorous ‘wash-down’ environments. They also provide a long-life and reliable solution in ATEX environments."

The Fluid Control Division Europe of Parker Hannifin is a worldwide leader in solenoid valves that control motion, flow and pressure. More information is available at www.parker.com/fcde.

About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.  The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world.  Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.  For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.

Media Contacts

Stéphane Callens
Marketing Communication manager
Fluid Control Division Europe
Parker Hannifin Mfg – ch. fbg de Cruseilles, 16
1227 Carouge Geneva - Switzerland