The dual pressure valve has two inlets 1 and 1(3) and one outlet A.Compressed air flows through the valve only if signals are applied toboth inlets. One input signal at 1 or 1(3) blocks the flow due to thedifferential forces at the piston slide. If signals are applied to both 1 and1(3), the signal which is last applied passes to the outlet. If the inputsignals are of different pressures, the larger of the two pressures closesthe valve and the smaller air pressure is transferred to the outlet 2. Thedual pressure valve is used mainly for interlocking controls, safetycontrols, check functions and logic AND operations.
Dual pressure valve:logic AND function
Fig. 5.2 Dual pressure valve:logic AND function