Control Valves

1000 Series On/Off Valves

Basic on/off valves for any application

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Control Valves

1000 Series On/Off Valves

1000 Series On/Off Valves

The most basic 1000 Series Control Valve is the on/off configuration. As a hydraulically operated sleeve-type valve, the Nelson on/off valve can be easily and inexpensively automated where traditional butterfly or gate valves cannot. They are designed to open and close smoothly, so they are less susceptible to being accidentally opened/closed too quickly and causing water hammer like commonly occurs with traditional manual valves. And where traditional butterfly and gate valves are known to seize up over time, Nelson valves are operated with a simple manual selector that is easy to operate and will never seize.

The valve is controlled with a 3-way manual selector (open/close/auto) that is used to fully open or fully close the valve. When the selector is pointed to the “AUTO” position then the electric solenoid is used to automatically open or close the valve. Pointing the manual selector handle to “OPEN” or “CLOSE” will override the “AUTO” control. The manual selector can be used to hold the valve partly open by allowing the valve to go open opening the valve part way and then pointing the selector handle midway between “OPEN” and “CLOSE”.

In the standard configuration, the 3-way electric solenoid must be energized to open the valve and de-energized to close the valve. Thus, all Nelson control valves come standard "normally closed", which means they require pressure to open. When configured with a solenoid, the valves can be specified "normally open", which makes the valve open when the solenoid is de-energized.

Care must be taken to ensure the right solenoid is specified to ensure compatibility with the controller and valve size. Consult the solenoid resource document for full specifications.

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Sprinkler performance data have been obtained under ideal test conditions and may be adversely affected by wind, poor hydraulic entrance conditions, or other factors. Published radius and diameter of throw performance are at nozzle pressure when tested at 1,250 feet above sea level. Your results may differ from the test data results obtained by Nelson Irrigation Corporation and Nelson Irrigation Corporation makes no representation regarding droplet conditions, uniformity, application rate, or fitness for a particular purpose.