Emerson is introducing its newly redesigned ASCO™ Series 353 Pulse Valve, designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users achieve a more effective, efficient and convenient bag cleaning every time. With a higher peak pressure, wider temperature range, patented quick mount clamp connection and overall part simplification, the new series provides longer bag and filter life and lower maintenance. The new valve can be used in a wide range of applications, including concrete processing, grain, agriculture and feed, metalworking (abrasive blasting), food processing, foundries, pharmaceutical, mining, rubber mixing/processing, metal processing, lime industry, cement factories, power plants and steel mills. Without optimum peak pressure, dust collector cleaning becomes inefficient and the consumption of compressed air rises. Because it hits peak pressure quickly, the Series 353 creates a more effective cleaning process. The new design also leads to improved airflow through the filter bags or cartridges for optimized dust collector performance while reducing costly compressed air consumption by 15%. “Through a rigorous engineering design and testing process, Emerson has optimized the ASCO Series 353 Pulse Valve to open, hit peak pressure and close faster than the competition. This gives our customers optimized filter cleaning and significant compressed air savings across all reverse-jet dust collector system applications,” said vice president of global marketing for Emerson’s industrial automation business, Erik VanLaningham. In addition, the valve is designed with fewer moving parts for increased reliability and simplified maintenance. A longer valve lifespan — over one million cycles on average — results in more time between valve maintenance cycles. The Series 353 also offers a patented Quick Mount clamp connection, providing faster, easier installation (more than 60%), as well as connection options, like the classic dresser connection and threaded version. Emerson’s redesigned Series 353 provides a broader operating temperature range of -40°C to 140°C, making it suitable for moderate-to-harsh industrial and hazardous environments.