An Electro-Hydraulic Gas Safety Shut-off Valve used in commercial and domestic applications across the globe has undergone a series of subtle changes to enhance its environmental credentials and enjoy new and improved features.

Manufactured in the UK by renowned product name Black Teknigas, the Powerseat® Eco will benefit from a LED display detailing the status of the valve, increased external environmental protection to IP56 equivalent, a manual re-set switch in all versions and screwless, quick connections for installation of electrics all of which will assist installers and those that manage the system on a daily basis.

“Our Powerseat® Valve is hugely popular and these subtle changes will only serve to enhance its performance and usability ensuring it retains its position as one of the most popular valves on the market” said Dave Raynor Product Manager Watts Water Technologies UK. “Improved energy efficiency from the previous Powerseat® model has reduced from 26VA to 10VA giving those that commission the new Powerseat® Eco enhanced cost saving benefits.”

Using just a fraction of the energy (6%) required by a permanently energised magnetic solenoid valve, it delivers approximately 768kg less carbon emission when compared against a comparable solenoid valve over 100mm. This is equivalent to carbon emissions of 3,758 miles generated in a car.

The valve is kept open by a hydraulic pump whereby hydraulic fluid is forced into a cylinder driving the valve open. This only closes when a malfunction is detected with the shut off mechanism operating in less than a second ensuring inhabitants and supply is protected.

“A gas shut off valve is required in most commercial buildings and mixed use residential buildings,” said Dave. “With this in mind an efficient valve which consumes minimum energy, delivers reliability and is easy to install and maintain remains a priority for specifiers and facilities managers alike.”

Dave concluded; “The Powerseat® Eco will supersede the renowned Powerseat® valve in ranges up to an including 150mm which has delivered consistent performance and reliability protecting buildings and its users as well as others at point of entry and point of use.”

The popular and reliable Powerseat® gas shut off valve will remain available in the 200 and 300mm range.

Each Powerseat® Eco valve comes with a 3 year warranty as standard and is certified to EN161, Class A Group 2 construction

Working with specifiers, installers and contractors Watts Industries UK provides product and solutions for some of the most iconic new build and retro-fit schemes in the UK.