New RAVEqc quick-connect air valves from Restek are a tool-free alternative to bellows/diaphragm valves that reduce the time and variability associated with connecting air canisters to other devices. Standard bellows/diaphragm valves rely on compression fittings to connect air cans to flow controllers, autosamplers, cleaners, and other equipment commonly used to collect and analyze air samples. While compression fittings are tried-and-true, they also require more time and greater skill to ensure the connections are not overtightened, cross threaded, or leaking, which can cause damage, reduce valve lifetime, and result in sample loss.
RAVEqc quick-connect air valves eliminate that risk by providing a means of making the connection and opening the valve in one tool-free, consistent process that means anyone and everyone can successfully use them. Whether you need to replace your existing bellows/diaphragm valves or want the extra security of using two valves in tandem to better protect your samples, RAVEqc quick-connect air valves are a tool-free, easy-to-use option that will make air sampling and analysis much easier.