Fuel Valves

Supporting the Aviation Industry with Unique, Patented Designs for Cost-Effective Fuel Valves

After 55 years of design and testing, SAF-AIR Products, Inc. is able to offer a wide range of unique fuel drain valves for the general aviation industry. One of the unique features of our valves is that we use standard o-rings made of Viton® for sealing. This material can withstand a wide range of temperatures and is very durable. 

The most common reason that fuel drain valves drip is due to dirt buildup in the fuel. The dirt collects in the lowest part of the fuel tank where the fuel valve is located. This dirt can cut the o-ring, or keep the valve from fully sealing. In SAF-AIR valves, the o-ring can be replaced when it starts to fail so you can continue to use the valve, rather than throwing it away.


Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - cav-110-8thCAV-110 (1/8 NPT)

Push-Type Fuel Drain Valves

SAF-AIR Products, Inc. push-type fuel drain valves are close tolerance valves of simple design. These valves provide the most trouble-free operation of any other line of valves in the industry. SAF-AIR valves are manufactured with an o-ring placed on the stem to seal against a flat seat on the body. This design eliminates an area where dirt can gather, thus putting an end to the main cause of fuel drain valve drip. Models CAV-110 & CAV-110H-4 are popular choices to install on gascolators. FAA & PMA APPROVED.

FEATURES:

  • Eight models in two styles, with or without 1/4" hose adapter
  • All valves can be rebuilt
  • Standard fuel resistant Viton® o-rings included
  • Simple operation - just push to sample fuel
Models & Compatibility
  • MODEL CAV-110 1/8" NPT for Cessna 310 tip tanks; Mooney Mark 20 and 20A; all Ercoupe models; Bellanca, Taylorcraft model B; Stinson 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3; Voyager model 10 and 10A; Navion; Waco VK series and UPF; and Sea Bee. Fits all standard gascolators.
  • MODEL CAV-160 1/4" NPT for Piper models J-3, J-4, PA-11, -12, -14, -25, -16, -17, -18, -20, -22, -23, -15 and -28 Tri-Pacer; Apache; Champion; Aeronca; Cessna T-50 and earlier 120 and 140 models; and Beechcraft AT-11 and C-18S.
  • MODEL CAV-170 7/16-20 NF-3 for all Cessna late 140A models, 150, 170, 170A, 170B, 172 and 175.
  • MODEL CAV-180 3/8-24 NF-3 for Cessna 180, 182, 185, 190, 195, 205, 210, 310, 310A, 310B, 310C and 336.
  • CAV-110H-4, CAV-160H-4, CAV-170H-4, CAV-180H-4 - All four models come witd 1/4" hose end.
Specifications
  • MATERIAL: 360 Brass
  • FINISH: Natural
  • TEMPERATURE: -60° to +260°F (-51° to +127°C)
  • O-RINGS: All valves M83248/1 Size -006 CAV-170 Size -012, CAV-180 Size -011
  • PRESSURE: 60 PSI max

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - 110HSS110HSS

Stainless Steel Push-Type Fuel Drain Valves

SAF-AIR Products, Inc. designed its line of flush-mounted fuel drain valves to be an exact replacement for the Auto Valve F391 line of flush fuel drain valves. Unlike the Auto Valve, SAF-AIR valves can be rebuilt. These valves offer a dependable, low-cost solution when a flush mount is needed. These valves are now assembled with an added safety feature- we are now crimping the top of the valves after they are assembled.  FAA & TSO-C76 APPROVED. 

FEATURES:

  • All valves can be rebuilt, simply remove a "C" clip
  • Standard fuel resistant Viton® o-rings included
  • Push-to-test
  • A clean, no-mess way to test fuel
Specifications
  • MATERIAL: 1144 Steel
  • FINISH: Cadmium Plate QQ-P-416
  • TEMPERATURE:  -60° to +260°F (-51° to +127°C)
  • O-RINGS: All valves M83248/1 Size -005 SA72 Size -012, SA32 Size -011, SA82 Size -015
  • PRESSURE: 60 PSI max

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - 43754375 (7/16-20)

Lock Open Fuel Drain Valves

SAF-AIR Products, Inc. has taken its very dependable fuel drain valve and added a new feature – it locks in the open position! This valve makes the operation of the pre-flight check for contamination and water in the fuel system very easy. This valve is so unique that SAF-AIR Products, Inc. received a United States patent on its design. Models 1250 & 1250H are popular choices to install on gascolators. FAA & TSO-C76 APPROVED. 

FEATURES:

  • Eight models in two styles, with or without 1/4" hose adapter
  • All valves can be rebuilt
  • New feature - it locks in the open position
  • Standard fuel resistant Viton® o-rings included
  • Push-to-test, or push-and-turn to lock open
  • Effortless operation with sure grip knob
  • Double-sealed to prevent leakage
Specifications
  • MATERIAL: 360 Brass
  • FINISH: Natural
  • TEMPERATURE: -60° to +260°F (-51° to +127°C)
  • O-RINGS: All valves M83248/1 Size -006
  • PRESSURE: 60 PSI max

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - B187B187 (1/8 NPT)

Flush-Mounted Fuel Drain Valves

SAF-AIR Products, Inc. designed its line of flush-mounted fuel drain valves to be an exact replacement for the Auto Valve F391 line of flush fuel drain valves. Unlike the Auto Valve, SAF-AIR valves can be rebuilt. These valves offer a dependable, low-cost solution when a flush mount is needed. These valves are now assembled with an added safety feature- we are now crimping the top of the valves after they are assembled.  FAA & TSO-C76 APPROVED. 

FEATURES:

  • All valves can be rebuilt, simply remove a "C" clip
  • Standard fuel resistant Viton® o-rings included
  • Push-to-test
  • A clean, no-mess way to test fuel
Specifications
  • MATERIAL: 1144 Steel
  • FINISH: Cadmium Plate QQ-P-416
  • TEMPERATURE:  -60° to +260°F (-51° to +127°C)
  • O-RINGS: All valves M83248/1 Size -005 SA72 Size -012, SA32 Size -011, SA82 Size -015
  • PRESSURE: 60 PSI max

Specialty Fuel Drain Valves

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - f75

The F75 is used on wing tanks or any application where a 3/4”-16 flush-mounted fuel drain valve is needed. This aluminum valve is simple and clean to operate, using any standard sampling tube. Just push up on the center of the valve to sample fuel. Our new design allows all the fuel to enter the tube without leakage. this valve is designed for use on Cessna 310 through 441 model airplanes.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - c500

The C500 is used on the bladder style wing tanks with a 1/2” diameter nozzle.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - p3750

The P3750 has a 3/8” NPT thread and is designed for use on those applications. Both valves provide push-to-test or push-and-twist features for locking the valve open. Material is 360 brass.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - SA5817

The SA5817-4C is used with a 3/4”-16 bulkhead fitting to mount the valve flush with the outside skin of the plane. A hose is attached to the valve with a 7/16”-20 fitting at the low point of the fuel system. Material is anodized aluminum.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - 4350

The 4350-6L has a 7/16”-20 thread and a long stem that can be cut to length for your application. Material is anodized aluminum.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - 4375

4375HS - Product information coming soon.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - sa5020

4375HS - Product information coming soon.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - 5625

4375HS - Product information coming soon.

Fuel Valves: Push-Type, Lock Open & Flush-Mounted | Saf-Air - B187

The replacement Bladder fuel drains (B187) are now available for sale through Floats and Fuel Cells (901-842-7110). Please contact them to order.


To order a replacement fuel valves , please visit our distributor list and place an order with your preferred provider. Or, for more information about our products, contact us today to speak to a representative.