Crane Duo-Chek® Valves from Miller Energy, Inc.

Crane Duo-Chek® high performance non-slam check valves are available in the sizes, pressure classes and configurations required to meet the most demanding of applications. 

The Crane Duo-Chek® wafer valve design is generally stronger, lighter, smaller, more efficient, and less expensive than conventional swing check valves. Its design meets API 594, width is approximately one fourth the face to face dimension and is 15% to 20% the total weight, on most popular sizes, making them less expensive than a swing check valve. It is much easier to install between standard gaskets and line flanges. The savings compound during installation due to ease in handling and only one set of flange studs is required. Therefore, it is more cost-effective to install, and also to maintain.

For more information about Duo-Chek®  valves, contact Miller Energy, Inc. Call 800-631-5454 or visit  https://millerenergy.com.


Liquid Interface Level Measurement Using Guided Wave Radar, Magnetic Level Gauges, Float & Displacer, Thermal Dispersion, and RF Capacitance

Liquid Interface Level Measurement

The need for interface measurement arises whenever immiscible liquids - those incapable of mixing - reside within the same vessel. The lighter material rises to the top and the heavier material settles at the bottom. In oil production, for example, water or steam is used to extract oil from a well. Well fluids then route to production separators where they settle into their primary constituent parts as a water-hydrocarbon interface. Water may also be used as a transport medium or a cleaning agent and forms an interface with an allied material which is later extracted.

Knowing the position of a process interface is necessary for maintaining product quality and operations efficiency. The interface is measured and controlled by precision level switches and transmitters. Though at least 20 different types of liquid level measurement devices are in service today, only a very few are suitable for accurate and reliable interface measurement. Grouped by their operating technologies, these include Buoyancy (Floats and Displacers), RF Capacitance, Thermal Dispersion, Radar, and Redundant Technologies (those combining two measurement technologies in one instrument).

Interface Level Measurement
The five leading interface measurement technologies in use today are Guided Wave Radar, Magnetic Level Gauges, Float & Displacer, Thermal Dispersion, and RF Capacitance. These five leading interface measurement technologies in use today are discussed in the technical bulletin titled "Liquid Interface Level Measurement" and produced by Magnetrol International.


For more information on any industrial level control application, contact Miller Energy. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

Industrial Valve Automation from Miller Energy, Inc.

Miller Energy's valve automation philosophy is to design, build, and install automated valve packages that improve process efficiency and reliability. We deliver customized actuation products and services that suit your criteria and specifications. Our automated valve packages can be designed to perform basic service, or for specific unique applications where challenging or severe application criteria exist. Miller Energy has relationships with the most highly regarded brands of industrial valves, actuators and controls. Beyond that, Miller's team of valve experts have years of experience and can help you find solutions to fit your specific requirement. From specification, to start-up, through preventive maintenance, Miller Energy is there with you throughout the lifetime of your automated valve.

Miller Energy Valve Automation

  • Quarter-turn Ball, Butterfly and Plug Valves
  • Linear Gate, Knifegate, and Globe Valves
  • Pneumatic Actuators
  • Electric Actuators
  • Engineered Brackets and Couplings
  • Valve Positioners
  • Limit Switches
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Valve Communication Packages

For more information, contact Miller Energy, Inc. Call them at 800-631-5454 of visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

White Paper: Improving Health and Safety with Magnetic Level Indicators in Ammonia Refrigeration Applications

Magnetic Level Indicators in Ammonia Refrigeration
Anhydrous ammonia is a versatile commodity in many manufacturing applications, including cold storage and food processing facilities. In comparison, anhydrous ammonia raises a range of safety and environmental issues to be addressed when determining some form of process instrumentation. Traditionally, visual level indication of anhydrous ammonia was obtained using sight glasses. This white paper discusses key areas in the ammonia refrigeration process where magnetic level indicators (MLIs) can provide a safer , more reliable method of level measurement over conventional technologies.

The goal of this document is to highlight the benefits of MLIs that will lead to improved personnel safety , reduced risk of fugitive emissions, reduced environmental impact, and reduced maintenance costs in large commercial and industrial ammonia refrigeration systems.


Contact Miller Energy for any industrial level control application. Call  800-631-5454, or visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

Using Advanced MFC Alarms to Diagnose and Solve Bioprocessing Issues


Losing even a single batch from one of your bioreactors not only impacts your business—it can delay delivery of vital biologics people count on every day.

The best digital mass flow controllers (MFCs) feature alarms and diagnostic tools to give you more complete insight into the quality and efficiency of your biopharma processes.

For more information, contact Miller Energy. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

The McCrometer FPI Mag Full Profile Insertion Flow Meter


The McCrometer FPI Mag is ideal for capital or maintenance projects, retrofits and sites never before metered. The unique combination of accuracy, ease of installation, and total cost savings make the FPI Mag the perfect choice for a wide range of Municipal and Industrial Applications.

The FPI Mag has no moving parts and a single-piece design. The multi-electrode water flow sensor contains nothing to wear or break and is generally immune to clogging by sand, grit or other debris. The FPI Mag is available with forward-flow only or bi-directional measurement for line sizes from 4 to 138 inches.

The sensor body is made from heavy-duty 316 stainless steel for maximum structural integrity and is hermetically sealed and protected by NSF certified 3M fusion-bonded epoxy coating.

The FPI Mag is rated for Hazardous Locations:
- Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D, T5
- Class 2, Zone 2, Groups A-D, T5

For more information on the FPI Mag contact Miller Energy, Inc. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their site at https://millerenergy.com.


Understanding Safety Integrity Level (SIL)

Safety integrity level (SIL)

Safety integrity level (SIL)
Nothing is more important than safety to the process control industries. High temperature and pressure, flammable and toxic materials are just some of the issues faced on a daily basis. Reliability is a key component of safety; the more reliable the device, the safer the critical process.

Safety integrity level (SIL) is defined as "relative level of risk-reduction provided by a safety function, or to specify a target level of risk reduction." SIL ratings are applied in accordance of frequency and the severity of the hazard. These ratings determine the level of performance required to achieve and maintain safety, as well as the probability of failure.

There are four SIL levels; SIL 1, SIL 2, SIL 3, and SIL 4. These SIL levels relate to the risk of failure - a higher the SIL rating poses a higher risk of failure, in turn requiring stricter safety requirements.

Magnetrol, a leading manufacturer of innovative level, flow and volume controls for the process industries has put together this excellent technical note to help you better understand Safety Integrity Level.



Miller Energy, Inc.
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Wastewater Treatment Facilities May Play Important Role in Tracking Coronavirus

covid-19 and wastewater treatment

New studies show that SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, is shed in human feces and is collecting in our city sewers.  If the pandemic continues in waves as the latest estimates believe, wastewater treatment plants could provide early warnings to prevent ICUs and hospitals from being swarmed.

Environmental microbiologists have studied pathogens in sewage for decades. In 1989, Israel set up a Polio virus sewage surveillance system. The use of sewage pathogen monitoring in wastewater treatment facilities as a public health surveillance tool, however, is a fairly new area of study.

Biobot, Somerville, MA company who specializes in wastewater epidemiology, is establishing protocols to test sewage for SARS-CoV-2. If successful, this data will give communities a dynamic map of the virus as it spreads to new places.

Data from sewage will enable communities to:

  • Measure the scope of the outbreak independent from patient testing or hospital reporting, and include data on asymptomatic individuals,
  • Provide decision support for officials determining the timing and severity of public health interventions to mitigate the overall spread of the disease,
  • Better anticipate likely impact on hospital capacity in order to inform hospital readiness and the necessity of public health interventions,
  • Track the effectiveness of interventions and measure the wind-down period of the outbreak, and
  • Provide an early warning for reemergence of the coronavirus (if it does indeed have a seasonal cycle).

It needs to be mentioned that experts believe, based on previous coronavirus research, that SARS-COVID-2 is effectively removed through traditional water treatment processes. The focus on these public health surveillance efforts track virus levels prior to treatment.

Wastewater treatment facilities interested in participating should visit this site - https://www.biobot.io/covid19.

Other useful links about the effort to use wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 tracking:
https://news.stanford.edu/2020/03/26/understanding-spread-covid-19/
https://news.engin.umich.edu/2020/03/a-sewage-surveillance-effort-to-track-covid-19/

Yokogawa Boiler Controls Used on USNS Mercy


On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

Miller Energy, Inc.
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The Magnetrol Eclipse 700 Guided Wave Radar (GWR) Transmitter


The Magnetrol Eclipse® Model 700 GWR is designed with the chemical processing industry in mind. It gives you the performance and durability you need to address your biggest challenges in a streamlined, versatile configuration cost-effective enough to use in a variety of common applications.

The Eclipse® 700 is a guided wave radar (GWR) transmitter that easily handles challenging situations as well as common chemical processing applications. Its streamlined configuration gives you the features you want and the diagnostics you need, at the price point you expect.

Versatile – Able to be used in a broad range of chemical processing applications

Robust – Stands up to challenging conditions like foaming, interface, and high pressure or harsh conditions

Superior SNR – Strong signal strength is ideal for low dielectric media

Reliable – True Level Measure provides industry-leading accuracy along the entire probe length

Overfill-Safe Operation – Only Eclipse transmitters are available with overfill-capable probes

Proactive Diagnostics – Saves echo curves and offers troubleshooting tips when a problem occurs

For more information, contact Miller Energy, Inc. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

Upcoming Yokogawa "Back to Basics" Process Control Webinar Series

Now is the time to use your time productively!  Yokogawa's "Back to Basics" webinar series provides you a great resource to learn and review different measurement technologies. These online webinars discuss recommended practices, application selection and sizing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain insight directly from the experts!


Yokogawa Back to Basics Series:




"Attaining Proficiency in Industrial Pressure Measurement "

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 9, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

This webinar reviews the basic principles of measuring pressure and key considerations when selecting pressure transmitters for various applications.

This webinar will discuss:
  • The basic physics of pressure
  • Types of pressure sensors
  • Communication standards
  • Sensor technology considerations
  • Calibration and maintenance best practices



"Fundamentals of Fabulous Flow Measurement"

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

This webinar will explore the fundamentals of flow measurement technologies and how they stack up in different applications.

In this webinar you:
  • Review the theory behind flow measurement technologies
  • Discuss common flow application challenges
  • Evaluate the different technologies when selecting a flow meter
  • Illustrate installation practices for successful measurements



"Magical Mystery Tour of High Purity pH Measurement"

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern

The presentation will explore the theory of pH and how it can be successfully applied in high purity applications, discuss both standard and solution temperature compensation, review installation requirements, and illustrate good calibration and maintenance procedures to facilitate satisfactory measurements.

In this webinar we:
  • Review the theory behind the measurement of pH
  • Discuss the issues surrounding high purity pH measurements
  • Illustrate the difference between standard and solution temperature compensation
  • Assess installation requirements for successful measurements
  • Clarify good calibration and maintenance procedures



"Vibrating Element Technology for Gas Density, Specific Gravity, and Hydrogen"

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern

This presentation goes over the theory behind vibrating element technology and explores some of the applications in which it can be used.

In this webinar you will review:
  • The theory behind density and vibrating element technology
  • The importance of using compensated density
  • How to clean the detector


"Digitally Transform your Plant with Field Wireless and IIOT"

Online Webinar
Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

Wireless sensor networks can provide reliable and secure communications for applications including control, monitoring, safety, and reliability. Regardless of the application, wireless technology has opened the door for companies to pursue improvements that may have been impossible or uneconomical in the past. However, adopting a wireless strategy is more than just throwing a few radios out into the plant. A little planning can go a long way to ensure your future success.

Topics covered include:
  • Where you would use Field Wireless vs IIoT
  • The fundamentals of wireless sensor networks
  • Applications that illustrate how a wireless strategy can transform your operations, improve reliability, and increase safety



White Paper: Using Digital MFC Capabilities to Improve Bioprocessing Results Miller Energy

Biomanufacturing relies on numerous pieces of equipment working in concert to produce life-altering therapeutics. The equipment relies on various subsystems to achieve the desired results. In a bioreactor, one of the most essential subsystems provides gas management for the gases necessary for cellular metabolism. At the heart of the gas management subsystem is the thermal mass flow controller (MFC), a component that precisely measures and controls the delivery of gases to the bioprocess.

This white paper, courtesy of Brooks Instrument, discusses mass flow controller data capabilities in relation to a broader biomanufacturing capital asset management.


For more information on Brooks Instrument products, contact Miller Energy. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their website at https://millerenergy.com.

Programming the UE One Series Hybrid Transmitter-Switches


The United Electric Controls One Series electronic pressure and temperature transmitter-switches are designed to provide transmitter, switch and gauge functions all-in-one rugged enclosure that can withstand the rigors of harsh and hazardous environments. Available in Type 4X enclosures approved for intrinsic safety, flameproof and non-incendive area classifications, these hybrid transmitter-switches have a fully adjustable set point and deadband and 0.1% repeatability. This video provides a quick tutorial on how to set up the One Series.

For more information, contact Miller Energy. Call them at 800-631-5454 or visit their web site at https://millerenergy.com.