Clemco Millennium Valve
Millennium Remote Control Valve
The Millennium controls pressurization and depressurization of the blast machine. The operator can start and stop blasting using a remote control handle attached to the blast hose near the nozzle. Pressing the handle pressurizes the blast machine and releasing the handle depressurizes the machine. Media stored in the concave head or in a hopper above the machine can flow in through the pop-up valve when the handle is released, automatically refilling the machine.
Requirements for Operation
The Millennium requires a supply of clean, dry, air with a minimum pressure of 30 psi. (A minimum of 40 psi is needed for pop-up valve activation.)
Description of Operation
The operator presses the remote control handle down, completing a circuit and sending air to the Millennium. The normally-closed inlet side of the Millennium valve opens to allow compressed air into the pressure vessel. Air flows from the inlet valve through an internal passageway to close the normally-open outlet side of the valve so the blast machine becomes pressurized. Releasing the remote control handle stops the air flow to the Millennium, which closes the inlet and opens the outlet. This allows the blast machine to depressurize. The built-in muffler quiets the escaping air.
The Millennium valve is a two-part remote control valve that combines inlet and outlet functions and includes an integral exhaust muffler.
- 1 1/2-inch inlet port provides full unrestricted air flow.
- Built-in muffler reduces depressurization noise.
- Internal air connection between inlet and outlet allows for rapid pressurization, no external hoses to wear or replace.
- Fail-safe system stops air and abrasive
flow if air supply is interrupted or remote control handle is released.
- Cast aluminum body resists corrosion.
- Simple operation — few moving parts to wear or break.
- Easy to maintain in field with standard tools.
- System fulfills OSHA safety requirements for operator on/off control at the nozzle.