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Showing posts with label New York Metro. Show all posts

Choosing the Right Industrial Level Technology In Foaming Situations

In the chemical, manufacturing, food and beverage, life sciences, and other process industries, foam is sometimes a problem in liquid tanks. There is no "one-size-fits-all" level measurement option for foam because of its fluid nature. Understanding the properties of the foam and the type of measurement required is critical. Foam can form in a tank for various causes, including injecting air or gas into the liquid or agitator/mixing blade activity. Understanding the nature of the foam and the process is essential to minimize potentially costly errors when choosing a level measurement technique, regardless of the source.

For more information about applying the right instrumentation for level measurement in the presence of foam, contact Miller Energy, Inc.

In New York Metro and Northern NJ
Phone: 800-631-5454

In Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware:
Phone: 610-363-6200

https://millerenergy.com

The Valve for Abrasive and Slurry On/Off and Control Applications: The Ball Sector Valve

Ball Sector Valve

The Ball Sector Valve is intended to perform well in harsh environments such as slurries, dry media, fluids containing suspended solids, or liquids containing fibers. When combined with pneumatic and electric actuators, it is the best choice for exact control in various process industries such as mining, pulp and paper, and the chemical industry. 

The ball sector valve comprises a hemispherical shell - the ball sector - that is securely held in place in the valve body by two large bearing stems.

Ball sector valves deliver exceptional performance in demanding applications. When conventional butterfly and ball segment valves are closed, their critical sealing components are subjected to the most wear in the valve. Because of the unique design of the ball sector, the seal seals through a surface part that is less prone to wear. The ball sector valve facilitates sealing through less exposed areas of the ball sector to avoid abrasion-caused leakage. The sealing surface is not exposed to high flow velocities significantly extends the service life of ball sector valves. A self-adjusting PTFE packing with an integrated spring element seals the shaft and protects the bearing from media particles. This innovative seal design, combined with a variety of materials and finishes for the ball sector and valve seat, significantly extends the valve's life compared to other valve technologies. As a result, it is particularly suited to abrasive, high viscosity, or fiber-containing media. 

The modified equal-percentage operating characteristic (difference pressure increases as the valve closes) combined with the outstanding rangeability of 300:1 means that the valve can be used for most control tasks. The valve body's special connection ensures that the differential pressure on the valve has little effect on the actuating torque. 

Other technologies, such as a segmented ball or rotary globe valves, employ an excentric shaft, causing the ball or plug to lift up from the valve seat when the valve begins to open. As a result, sealing areas are immediately subjected to permanent wear. Particulate can become lodged between the seal ring and the ball/plug. The ball sector valve has centric and robust trunnions that allow the ball sector to maintain constant contact with the valve seat, preventing media contamination. Changes in differential pressure have no effect on the permanent actuation torque.

For more information about Schubert & Salzer products, contact Miller Energy by calling 800-631-5454, or visit https://millerenergy.com.

New Product Alert: The United Electric Controls Excela™ Electronic Switch

United Electric's Excela™ is the first switch of its type. Excela™ provides plant operators with an affordable way to upgrade to electronic performance. It has only two wires and is simple to place into the existing mechanical switch infrastructure. This unique, high-quality electronic pressure and temperature switch provide everything operators require for improved performance at an affordable price.

There are benefits and drawbacks to using advanced transmitters and old electromechanical switches at a facility. In terms of maintenance, an operator may spend at least ten times trying to maintain a switch over a transmitter. A transmitter, on the other hand, can be expensive and excessive for a modest application. There is a market void for economical, easy-to-install, drop-in-upgrade instrumentation for a facility's old mechanical switch infrastructure. To address the maintenance and upgrade cost concerns, the Excela™ was designed from the ground up to combine the benefits of the electromechanical switch (e.g., simplicity) and the transmitter (e.g., precision) at an inexpensive price point.

The Excela™ electronic switch is for plant upgrades by replacing mechanical switches with cutting-edge digital switch technology. It makes use of the existing mechanical switch wire as well as the attached discrete input power supply. In most cases, Excela™ is a direct drop-in replacement for existing mechanical pressure, differential pressure, and temperature instrumentation, making upgrading instrumentation within a plant cost-effective and straightforward. Typical uses are monitoring pressure and temperature for alarm and emergency shutdown in lubricating oil, boiler, furnace feed pumps, cooling, chiller water injection pumps, compressors, and many others.

For more information about the Excela™ electronic switch contact Miller Energy. Call 800-631-5454 or visit https://millerenergy.com.

How Proper Level Instrumentation Can Alleviate Foam Headaches

Proper Level Instrumentation for Foam

Foam is at times present in liquid tanks used in the chemical, manufacturing, food and beverage, life sciences, and other process industries. Because of foam's fluid nature, there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" level measurement solution. It's essential to understand the foam's characteristics and understand what form of measurement is needed. The foam may develop in a tank for several reasons, such as introducing air or gas into the liquid or the activity of agitators/mixing blades. Regardless of the source, caution is required when selecting a level measurement technology to avoid potentially costly errors. 

Magnetrol, a world-leading manufacturer of level instrumentation, authored a white paper that aims to go through the challenges that foam presents and overcome them by recommending proper instrumentation.

GET THE WHITE PAPER HERE

In New York Metro and Northern NJ
Phone: 800-631-5454

In Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware:
Phone: 610-363-6200

https://millerenergy.com

The Thermo Scientific™ AquaPro™ Multi-Input Process Analyzer

Thermo Scientific™ AquaPro™

Thermo Scientific™ AquaPro™ provides accurate, user-friendly in-line monitoring of process applications — from power generation to municipal water and wastewater.

The AquaPro™ is an on-line liquid analytical measurement platform that supports up to four sensors in an outdoor rated enclosure. The enclosure can be mounted in a ½ DIN panel, U-bolted to a pipe or mounted on a wall. The large color graphics display makes it easy to view measurements over a wide range of environmental conditions. There is a USB data port that is accessible from the front panel to transfer data, auto-configure the system setup or to upgrade the operating software with new features.

The Thermo Scientific™ AquaPro™ Multi-Input Intelligent Process Analyzer provides accurate, user-friendly in-line monitoring of process applications — from power generation to municipal water and wastewater.

The AquaPro™ Multi-Input Intelligent Process Analyzer is far more than a 4-wire multi-input meter. It is a sophisticated and highly flexible analysis platform for a wide range of process applications.

To download the AquaPro™ brochure, click this link. For more immediate information, contact Miller Energy:

In New York Metro and Northern NJ
Phone: 800-631-5454

In Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware:
Phone: 610-363-6200

In Western Pennsylvania:
Phone: 412-257-0200

In Ohio:
Phone: 440-735-0100

Critical Ethylene Level and Flow Application Brochure

Critical Ethylene Level and Flow Applications

In ethylene plants, balancing environment, health, and safety is essential while maximizing productivity.

Level and flow instrumentation will assist in preventing loss of primary containment and maintaining a safe environment inside of the tank. That’s critical, because incident consequences are significant, with the direct cost of a work-related death of $1M and indirect costs approximately 4 times greater. In addition, there is the lasting damage to your brand reputation and the compromised safety of the local community. Instrumentation can also assist in maximizing productivity, including interface type measurement in some of the harshest environments.

This brochure contains a wide spectrum of Magnetrol® and Orion Instruments® level and flow products that conform to the latest safety standards, including SIL requirements, to assist in the most critical applications in ethylene plants.


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