Series 22 Electronic Control

Series 22 Electronic Control

The development and proliferation of SCADA, CAN, Intranet, and Cellular systems has increased the requirement for electronically controlled valves that interface with these systems.  The OCV Series 22 Digital Control Valves were specifically designed for this task.   While retaining the advantages of simplicity and line pressure operation, these valves offer an ease of operation and degrees of flexibility not previously achieved.

*Note: For clarification, of electronic terminology refer to the OCV Electronic Glossary

Series 22 Electronic Control Valves

Valve Features


The OCV “Universal Valve Controller” (UVC) is a series that has been built and designed to provide numerous control functions for the OCV control valve.  In addition, the UVC can be customized for specific user requirements.


  • Field upgradeable-Should system require
  • Process Variable Input
    • Analog (0-10V, 4-20mA)
    • Digital (pulse)
  • Remote Access / Communication (SCADA)
    •   4-20mA for Remote Set Point
    • RS232/RS485 Communication Port
  • Internal Real Time Clock
    •  Time, Day of Week
  • Enclosure: NEMA 4X (IP66)
  • Electronic Controllers are UL Listed
  • Operational Power
    • 110-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz (less than 30 Watts
    • Battery backup and DC Models are available-consult factory
  • Power Saving Options
    • Adjustable Display Activities
    •  Adjustable Solenoid Activation Cycle Time (where applicable)

In addition to the above features, two upgrade models are available.   They include all of the above options, plus what is listed below.

UVC Basic


*Display may vary


Features of the UVC Basic:

  • 128X64 Graphic Monochrome Display
  • 15 Keys for entry and scrolling

Special Optional Features:

  • Analog Output (4-20mA)
  • Additional Discrete Inputs and Outputs
  • SMS (text) Messaging by GSM Modem

UVC Basic Typical Applications:

  • Pressure Control
  • Level/Altitude Control
  • Flow Control with External Flow Meter
  • Flow Metering
  • Consult factory for others



*Display may vary


Specific Features of the UVC Ultra:

  • 320X240 Color Graphic Display
  • 5 Keys and Virtual Keyboards
  • Touch Screen
  • Logging Capabilities

Special Optional Features:

  • Analog Output (4-20mA)
  • MODBUS Protocol Support
  • Additional Discrete Inputs and Outputs
  • SMS (text) Messaging by GSM Model
  • Ethernet Communications
    • Email generation upon valve errors; sends to 1-5 email addresses

UVC Ultra Typical Applications:

  • Pressure Control
  • Level/Altitude Control
  • Flow Control without External Flow Meter
  • Flow Metering
  • Consult factory for others

Valve Operation


The system consists of:

  • Universal Controller (UVC)
  • Process Transducer(s)
  • Model 115-3, hydraulically operated, dual solenoid controlled valve
  • Valve Position Transmitter-required on some valves, optional on others

UVC Valve Controller

The UVC Controller is the electronic brains of the system.   It is a highly sophisticated electronic module whose purpose is to control a process variable (flow, pressure, etc).   The UVC receives input, compares it to the desired control setting and then sends electrical power to the valve solenoids until the desired setting is reached.

Model 115-3 Control Valve

The 115-3 valve is the dual solenoid, diaphragm actuated control valve for the series 22 electronic control valve.   It is positioned by its two solenoid pilots (2) and (3).   With pilot (2) closed and pilot (3) open, the diaphragm chamber of the main valve (1) in vented to downstream and the valve moves further open at an adjustable rate.   Conversely, with pilot (2) open and pilot (3) closed, inlet pressure is applied to the main valve diaphragm chamber, moving the valve further closed at an adjustable rate.  Finally, with both pilots closed, the diaphragm chamber is “hydraulically locked” (no flow on or off the chamber) and the valve holds its position.   The 115-3 valve can be ordered with normally open, or normally closed pilots.   In the event of failure, the valve will close, open or hold its last position depending on which failure position is specified.

UVC Operation with Valve

The UVC receives a signal (PV) from the process transducer and compares it to the programmed set point.   If the PV is outside of the small dead band around the set point, the controller begins pulsing the appropriate solenoid pilot open and closed on a time proportional basis, with the amount of open time directly proportional to the deviation from the set point.   Hydraulic locking occurs when the process variable is within the dead band around the set point.   The pulsing action enables the set point to be maintained within close limits, with a minimum of overshoot or “hunting” when process conditions change.   The locking action gives the valve extreme stability, even at highly throttled (low flow) positions.   The UVC can be configured to either close, open or hold last position in the event input signal failure.

Valve Position Transmitter

The valve position transmitter (optional) uses movement of the valve stem to provide a 4-20mA analog signal proportional to the valve position.   The signal increases as the valve opens.   Mounted to the center port of the valve bonnet, a rod is threaded into the main valve stem.   The valve position transmitter may be installed on virtually any OCV Control Valve without disassembly of the valve itself.

Process Transducer

A Process Transducer is a device that converts pressure flow, temperature, or level to an electrical measurement (e.g., Volts, Milliamps, frequency or pulses).




For the most comprehensive procedure in sizing Electronic Control Valves, it is best to use our ValveMaster software. In it’s absence, the following procedure will generally suffice.

  1. Decide whether a globe or angle valve will best fit your installation. Keep in mind that it is always best to install any control valve “bonnet up,” particularly in sizes 8” and larger.
  2. Begin with a line sized valve. Calculate the pressure drop from the formula,
    DP = pressure drop, psi
    sg = specific gravity of line fluid (water = 1.0)
    Q = Maximum anticipated flow, gpm
    Cv = Valve coefficient from Table 2.
  3. The pressure drop calculated is that for a wide-open valve. However, these valve are modulating and actual pressure drop seen could be higher, dependent upon the valve function (i.e. pressure reducing). Because the calculated pressure drop is calculated at maximum anticipated flow, it is useful to ensure that system capacity is not exceeded.
  4. Check to see that the flow velocity does not exceed 20 ft/sec. If it does, or if the pressure drop is excessive, consider using the next size larger valve.



Valve Selection Guide






Material Specifications




For maximum efficiency, the OCV control valve should be mounted in a piping system so that the valve bonnet (cover) is in the top position. Other positions are acceptable but may not allow the valve to function to its fullest and safest potential. In particular, please consult the factory before installing 8″ and larger valves, or any valves with a limit switch, in positions other than described. Space should be taken into consideration when mounting valves and their pilot systems.


A routine inspection & maintenance program should be established and conducted yearly by a qualified technician. Consult our factory @ 1-888-628-8258 for parts and service.



When Ordering please provide:
Series Number – Valve size – Globe or Angle – Pressure Class – Screwed, Flanged, Grooved – Trim Material – Adjustment Range – Pilot Options – Special needs / or installation requirements.