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Water solenoid valves are indispensable components in a wide range of applications across various industries. From commercial kitchens to laboratories and hospitals, these valves play a crucial role in controlling the flow of water and ensuring efficient operation. In this blog, we’ll explore the diverse applications and uses of CGS water solenoid valves, highlighting their importance and versatility in different settings.

What is a Water Solenoid Valve?

A water solenoid valve is an electromechanical device that controls the flow of water by opening or closing a valve using an electric current. When energized, the solenoid coil generates a magnetic field, which lifts a plunger or piston, allowing water to flow through the valve. When de-energized, the valve closes, stopping the flow of water.

Areas Water Solenoid Valves Are Used:

  • Commercial Kitchens: Water solenoid valves regulate water flow to dishwashers, steamers, and other kitchen equipment, ensuring precise control and efficient operation.
  • HVAC Systems: In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, these valves control water flow for heating and cooling coils, humidifiers, and other components, optimizing system performance.
  • Laboratories: Water solenoid valves are used in laboratory equipment for tasks such as controlling water supply to experimental setups, autoclaves, and analytical instruments.
  • Hospitals: In medical facilities, these valves are integral to equipment like dental units, sterilizers, and medical gas systems, maintaining precise control over water flow for patient care and safety.
  • Restrooms: Water solenoid valves are installed in restroom fixtures such as faucets, toilets, and urinals, controlling water flow to conserve water and prevent leaks.
  • Drug Testing Laboratories: These valves play a crucial role in drug testing equipment, controlling the flow of water for sample preparation and analysis.
  • Water Leak Detection Systems: Water solenoid valves are used in leak detection systems to shut off water supply in case of a leak, preventing water damage and conserving resources.

The Importance of Water Solenoid Valves:

Water solenoid valves offer precise control over water flow, ensuring efficient operation of equipment and systems while minimizing water waste and preventing leaks. Their reliability and versatility make them indispensable in various applications where accurate control and safety are paramount.

What the Systems Do:

CGS water solenoid valves, UL listed and NSF61-approved for potable water control, provide reliable performance and compliance with industry standards. These valves offer precise control, durability, and safety features, making them ideal for a wide range of applications. Available in 24VAC, 24VDC, and 120VAC, normally closed or normally open.

The CGS Range:

CGS offers a range of water solenoid valves, including NSF-approved valves for potable water control and general-purpose valves for other applications. These valves are made from high-quality materials such as lead-free brass, ensuring durability and compliance with regulatory requirements.


Water solenoid valves play a vital role in controlling the flow of water in various applications, from commercial kitchens to laboratories and hospitals. By providing precise control, reliability, and safety, CGS water solenoid valves enhance efficiency, conserve resources, and ensure the safety of equipment and occupants. Explore the CGS range of water solenoid valves to find the perfect solution for your specific needs and applications. Contact Canadian Gas Safety or your local representative here for further information.