Asco/Joucomatic has announced that it has expanded the scope of its Series 327 3/2-way pilot valves to include 1/4” and 1/2” high flow (Kv 1.5) versions. Based on the principle of a balanced poppet type construction, the new valves are suitable for demanding applications in the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas industries. The new, multi-purpose pilot valves are suitable for normally open, normally closed and universal operation, and for the selection or diversion of flow. The valves can also be used for 2/2 way operation by closing one of the ports. Suitable for use with air and inert gas, they feature a brass or stainless steel body, stainless steel internals, and are recommended for pilot applications that require high flow, wide pressure ranges and no minimum operating pressure. Typical applications include the control of single acting, spring return actuators driving all kinds of process valves.