About Valco Two Position Valves

Valco valves

Since the most common method of sample injection utilizes a 6 port valve with an external sample loop, 6 port valves are often referred to as "injectors". However, as the Applications section shows, 6 port valves can do more than inject sample, and 8 and 10 port valves can be sample injectors at the same time they're also being backflushers or column switchers.

One more variation is the 4 port internal sampling valve, which is used when the sample size must be smaller than the smallest available loop. The internal sample "loop" is actually an engraved connecting slot on the rotor which is sized to contain a specified amount of sample.