On/Off and Prime/Purge Valves

Valco high pressure on/off or prime/purge valves feature quality engineering, precision machining, and extremely low internal volume (< 2 µl), making them the ideal choice in the most demanding liquid or supercritical fluid chromatography or extraction systems.*

In prime/purge models, mobile phase flows around the needle when the valve is closed, relieving the back pressure from the column. When the valve opens, mobile phase vents to waste to prime the pump.

* Not suitable for use with gases

2,000 - 10,000 psi valves

Standard models provide leak-tight operation up to 10,000 psi liquid (690 bar) at 100°C, with high temperature versions rated up to 6,000 psi liquid/300°C. A 1/16" fitting model with a larger bore and a 1/8" fitting model (rated at 2000 psi liquid) are available for high flow applications.

Valco on-off valves

40,000 psi ultra-high pressure valves

The ultra-high pressure valves are available in 1/16", 1/32", and 360 micron versions. There are three types a two port on/off valve, a dual on/off valve, and a 3-way prime/purge valve.

high pressure on-off valves