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Gas solenoid valves are indispensable components in gas safety systems, playing a crucial role in controlling the flow of gas in various applications. These valves are vital for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of gas-powered equipment and systems. In this blog, we’ll explore what gas solenoid valves are, their applications, the advantages they offer over manual valves, and the comprehensive range offered by American Gas Safety (AGS).

What is a Gas Solenoid Valve?

A gas solenoid valve is an electromechanical device that regulates the flow of gas by opening or closing in response to an electrical signal. It consists of a coil, plunger, and valve body. When energized, the coil generates a magnetic field that lifts the plunger, allowing gas to flow through the valve. When de-energized, the plunger returns to its resting position, shutting off the gas supply.

Applications of Gas Solenoid Valves:

Gas solenoid valves find widespread use in various industries and applications, including:

– Commercial kitchens
– Laboratories
– Boiler rooms
– Industrial processes
– HVAC systems
– Gas distribution networks

These valves are employed wherever precise control of gas flow is required to ensure safety, efficiency, and compliance with regulatory standards.

The AGS Range:

Using gas solenoid valves offers several advantages over manual quarter-turn valves. These include:

– Remote Operation: Solenoid valves can be controlled remotely, allowing for convenient and automated gas shut-off in response to alarms or emergencies.
– Quick Response: Solenoid valves can open or close rapidly in milliseconds, providing swift control over gas flow and minimizing the risk of accidents.
– Reliability: With no manual intervention required, solenoid valves offer consistent and reliable operation, reducing the likelihood of human error.
– Safety: Solenoid valves are designed with safety features such as fail-safe mechanisms and UL listing to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

AGS Gas Solenoid Valves:

AGS offers a comprehensive range of gas solenoid valves designed to meet the diverse needs of different applications. Available in sizes ranging from 1/2″ to 6″ and various pressure ratings, AGS solenoid valves are UL listed for reliability and safety. Whether it’s for a small laboratory or a large industrial facility, AGS has the right solenoid valve solution to suit your requirements.


Gas solenoid valves are indispensable components in gas safety systems, providing reliable and efficient control over gas flow in various applications. With their remote operation, quick response, and safety features, solenoid valves offer significant advantages over manual valves. For top-quality gas solenoid valves that prioritize safety and performance, look no further than AGS.