Eaton’s Carter brand Model 60554 hydrant valve was developed to be used with a pressure control coupler. This revolutionary design removed many of the complicated control devices previously located in the pit, thereby reducing the cost of hydrant systems dramatically.
Eaton’s Carter® brand hydrant valves (Models 60554 & 61654) are now also available with a new line of
“remote” pilot options. These patented designs take the concept one step further by removing the pilots from the Hydrant Valve and replacing it with a sealed male disconnect fitting. As a result you only need to have one pilot for each hydrant servicer rather than one for each hydrant valve, reducing cost. The remote pilot is also sealed and thereby eliminates issues related to the inward breathing pistons in the conventional pilots which can inhale contaminates resulting in internal corrosion and increased maintenance. Fuel leakage into the hydrant servicer’s pneumatic system is also not possible with this design. The remote pilots are compatible with air or fuel command systems.
These remote pilots stay attached to the hydrant servicer via the command hose and they can be energized with either air or fuel:
Part number 64230 Simple Disconnect (requires manual lifting of the collar to engage and to disengage) or Part number 64280 Push-On Disconnect can be pushed on, but collar must be raised to disengage, or will disengage automatically when pulling the lanyard on the Option “Y”, noted above.
Additionally, for those users who require the dual pilot to be permanently attached to the hydrant valve, Eaton now offers a new Option “Z” pilot. This pilot adopts the sealed piston technology from our remote pilots into a compact lanyard mechanism that eliminates issues related to the inward breathing pistons in the conventional pilots. Fuel leakage into the hydrant servicer’s pneumatic system is also not possible with this design.
Existing hydrant valves can easily be converted to any of the remote pilot options. They eliminate all of the common maintenance issues related to contaminated fluids entering the
pilot piston area of existing “E”, “F”, or “U” pilots and also eliminated the possibility of fuel entering the pneumatic systems on the hydrant servicer.
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