Yet another big-time industrial manufacturer reaches up into the electronic helm. Parker’s Fluid Control Division developed this solenoid drive selector valve so that a skipper can change tanks without leaving the helm. In fact, the first customer, Hinckley, set it up to switch tanks automatically based on fuel levels. That six-port model you see is able to handle the supply and return lines for two tanks and a single diesel. Almost any configuration is possible, and all include fail-safe manual overrides and thus are rated as safety shut-offs. Prices available on request.
This article originally appeared in the April 2007 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.