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All Stainless Steel Ball Valve and Actuator Systems

All Stainless Steel Ball Valve and Actuator

Ball valves control flow by rotating a spherical ball within the valve, which contains an opening or port, through which liquid can flow when turned to align with the flow direction. When the ball rotates 90 degrees, the port becomes perpendicular to the flow direction, preventing fluid from passing through the valve. Stainless steel construction is advantageous in a flow control ball valve because it is highly corrosion and contaminant resistant, requiring less cleaning and maintenance and often providing a longer service life. 


Stainless steel pneumatic actuators are available in spring return, double acting, fail open, and fail close configurations. A corrosion resistance surface - resistance to most corrosive materials - is one of the advantages of using a stainless steel actuator. The stainless steel pneumatic actuator is excellent for heavy-duty automation, especially in corrosive environments. Stainless steel actuators with a durable stainless steel body manufactured to NAMUR standards continue to perform in the harshest environments. 


Piping Specialties' stainless steel actuated ball valves provide exceptional accuracy and dependability in flow control and open/close operations, critical in manufacturing, chemical, oil & gas, wastewater, processing, and other applications. 


Piping Specialties is committed to providing the most suitable valve for your application. For more information about stainless steel valves, call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

The REOTEMP Model W Explosion Proof, Field Mounted, HART Temperature Transmitter

REOTEMP Model W

Process control instrumentation monitors and controls a process to maintain proper functioning standards and keep it within a proper functioning and safe operating range. Process variables are the parameters or quantities maintained to keep the process within desired and acceptable limits. Instrumentation systems compare process variables to a desired setpoint and then produce offsetting and corrective control outputs. 

Typical process variables are level, flow, temperature, density, pH (acidity or alkalinity), mass, and conductivity. 

Temperature is a measurement of how hot or cold something is, whether it's an object or a process medium. The temperature setpoint is the process variable's target value for optimum control, quality, and safety. In a process where the temperature stays within plus or minus 1 degree Celsius of 100℃, the setpoint is 100. 

Temperature transmitters are instruments that convert a weak thermocouple or RTD signal to a robust analog (4-20mA or HART) or digital (Profibus or Fieldbus) signal. The temperature sensor and the final control device communicate through the transmitter. Since transmitters provide more robust analog or digital outputs, external signal conditioning and amplification devices are eliminated, thus lowering costs.

The REOTEMP Model W Explosion Proof Field Mounted HART Temperature Transmitter includes a local display, HART compatibility, and a 4-20mA output. The field-mounted transmitter is available as a complete RTD or thermocouple assembly customized to your process. 

The REOTEMP Model W includes linearized temperature measurement with TC and RTD sensors (Pt100 and Ni100) inputs, local display, HART communication, and 4-20 mA analog PV output for individual, difference, or average temperature measurement. It can handle two RTD or TC input sensors, and up to 63 transmitters (HART 7) can connect in a multidrop communication setup.

For more infomration about REOTEMP products in New England, contact PSI Controls / Piping Specialties, Inc. Call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

Submersible Level Transmitters


AMETEK’s Submersible Level Transmitters are one of the most complete lines in the industry for measuring industrial and water/wastewater plant level. From the low cost Model SDT with a light weight 316 Stainless Steel body that can measures levels up to 345 feet, to the Model 575 and 675 with a 316 Stainless Steel body and Hastelloy diaphragm that can measure up to 690 feet with CSA intrinsically safe approval for hazardous locations, such as lift stations, process sludge tanks, AMETEK offers a series of different products to meet your level needs.

For more information in New England, contact PSI Controls or Piping Specialties. Call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

“V” Port Ball Valves for Control and Simplicity

“V” Port Ball Valves for Excellent Control

A-T Controls / Triac "V" Series Ball Valves are ideal for achieving more precise control while maintaining simplicity and sealing features. A-T Controls offers 1/2" – 4" 3-piece and 1/2" – 6" flanged sizes. Standard "V" notch angles are 30°, 60°, and 90°. While manual valves are available, A-T Controls specializes in automating them to meet your specific control needs. 

V-port valves provide more accurate and consistent control than traditional round ported ball valves.
A-T Controls manufactures "V" port valves with the control port cast and machined into the ball rather than the seat, resulting in significantly improved flow characteristics and the elimination of the need to replace seats. The 30° option provides finer tapered control throughout the valve rotation, while the 60° and 90° options offer a higher Cv as well as controlled flow. 

The V7 valves come standard with a PTFE seat, while the V8, V9, and FVD9 V-port valves come standard with a 50/50 STFE seat. The 50/50 SST powder/PTFE blend provides both strength and superior sealing properties.

For more information, contact Piping Specialties, Inc / PSI Controls. Call them at 800-223-1468  of visit their website at https://psi-team.com.

The Drexelbrook DR3500 80 GHz FMCW Radar for Liquids With Hygienic Requirements

Drexelbrook DR3500

The Drexelbrook DR3500 is a two-wire open-air radar level transmitter ideal for measuring liquids in hygienic and sanitary applications. 

The DR3500, FMCW 80 GHz radar level transmitter provides cutting-edge performance for liquids in sanitary applications. The DR3500 offers a wide range of hygienic process connections, including flush-mounted PEEK Lens antennas. These are CIP/SIP compatible, and this model has a small dead zone and beam angles, making them ideal for small and narrow tanks. 

PEEK Lens antennas can measure levels up to 50m / 164 feet. This continuous, non-contact level measurement transmitter is ideal for high and narrow tanks and small and agitated tanks. 

The DR3500 is a two-wire radar level measurement instrument with an easy-to-use touch screen user interface and a clear navigation display. This level transmitter can determine the actual level in the tank even with agitated surfaces due to its robust signal processing and large bandwidth.

Key DR3500 Features

  • Process conditions up to +300⁰F (150⁰C) and 362 psig (25 barg)
  • Extensive choice of hygienic process connections
  • Small dead zone and beam angle for small and narrow tanks
  • Flush-mounted PEEK Lens antenna: CIP/SIP suitable
  • 3 Year Warranty

NON-CONTACT LEVEL MEASUREMENT

FMCW radar transmitters enable continuous, contactless level measurement of liquids, pastes, granulates, powders, and other solids across a wide range of industries. 

DR3500 Industries:
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech
  • Biopharma
  • Food & Beverage
For more information in New England, contact PSI Controls / Piping Specialties. Call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

The Reotemp TDS Pressure Transmitter and Switch With Display

The Reotemp TDS pressure transmitter and switch with display features include 0.25% accuracy, display, and electrical connections are independently rotatable 335°/343°, analog outputs switchable between 4-20ma or voltage, rugged construction, with protection from shock, over-range, and over-voltage. Additionally, the TSDS calibration range is adjustable and provides excellent long-term stability.

For more information on Reotemp products in New England, contact PSI Controls / Piping Specialties. Call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

The COMPACT Quarter-turn Rack and Pinion Pneumatic Actuator

The COMPACT Quarter-turn Rack and Pinion Pneumatic Actuator

The Habonim COMPACT actuator is a quarter-turn rack and pinion pneumatic actuator that doubles the torque of conventional pneumatic actuators. Habonim's patented four piston design, which generates torque around a centrally located piston, is responsible for superior performance, translating to double the power for the same size actuator or half the size for the same power. 

The COMPACT has four small cylinders, one on each of the cube's four sides. The smaller pinion and minimized travel distance of the pistons in the COMPACT require less air pressure to produce the same torque output as a larger double piston actuator. As a result, there's a reduction in emergency shutdown response, air consumption during operation, and maintenance.  Habonim's unique quarter-turn COMPACT actuators have the superior performance of twice the torque per size, much longer cycling before any care, high opening and closing speed, and exceptional durability in the most demanding industrial environments. 

STANDARD ACTUATOR FEATURES

NAMUR & ISO interface

A wide range of accessories such as solenoids, positioners, and limit switches are available for direct mounting to the COMPACT actuator, and any accessory with ISO 5211 and VDI/VDE 3845 (NAMUR) will mount to the actuator. 

NAMUR VDI/VDE 3845

This standard specifies various accessories with VDI/VDE interfaces, such as limit switches, pucks, indicators, and positioners, with simple mounting onto the actuator top face. 

NAMUR solenoid mounting

One of the four actuator covers available includes a pad for solenoid mounting per the NAMUR international standard. Any solenoid that conforms to the NAMUR interface can be directly mounted to the actuators, simplifying solenoid installation and eliminating the need for additional piping. Because the pressurized air supply is available at the port entrance, it also allows for quick actuation response. 

ISO 5211

The actuator bottom flange conforms to the ISO 5211 international standard and includes a star-shaped female drive to accommodate a wide range of valve output shafts. The valve can be attached to the actuator with a bracket or mounted directly onto the actuator using one of the ISO hole patterns.

COMPACT actuators are part of control packages in various industries and providing superior performance in the cycle times, size, weight, compressed-air consumption, and reliability in high cyclic applications. 

For more information in New England, contact:

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls
https://psi-team.com
800-223-1468

Serving New England with Premium Valve Automation Systems

Piping Specialties is your preferred valve automation specialist in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Piping Specialties handles projects of all sizes for manual and automated valves, providing specification development, design, engineering, assembly, and testing of valve packages. Using CAD software, our associates can give complete drawing packages and plans to ensure the automated valve solutions we provide will fit your applications and meet specifications.

Piping Specialties has established itself as one of New England's premier valve automation centers by combining years of experience with the industry's top manufacturers of valves, valve actuators, and controls. PSI's application experience, engineering know-how, and highly trained technicians make them an easy choice to be your preferred valve automation partner for the design, fabrication, assembly, and installation of any valve actuation/automation project.

Choose Piping Specialties for all your valve automation needs. For more information, visit https://psi-team.com or call 800-223-1468.

New Partnership in New England: Habonim Valves and Actuators

New England - Habonim Valves and Actuators

Habonim designs and manufactures floating, trunnion, cryogenic, high pressure, and metal seated ball valves. Additionally, they manufacture pneumatic actuators and complex manifold assemblies. Their products excel in the most demanding industries, including oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and mining. Habonim products comply with the strictest industrial and international standards with a constant focus on safety and environmental considerations.

Piping Specialties is pleased to partner with such a well-established and high-quality manufacturer. 

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls
https://psi-team.com
800-223-1468

Replace Inaccurate and High Maintenance Displacer Level Controls With RF Admittance Technology

Replace Inaccurate and High Maintenance Displacer Level

 Cost Effective Alternative to Displacer Level Measurements

THE PROBLEM

  • Displacer accuracy is dependent on the specific gravity of a fluid. Varying specific gravities and “off spec” product result in significant measurement errors.
  • Coating build-up on the displacer body produces errors.
  • “Blowdowns” to clean displacer internals and cages is time consuming and expensive.
  • Rebuilds due to component wear add significantly to the total cost of ownership.
  • Interface measurements are more sensitive to slight specific gravity variances and result in separator throughput lower than the design specification.

THE SOLUTION

  • AMETEK Drexelbrook Radio Frequency (RF) Admittance technology eliminates all of the inherent problems with Displacer technology level measurement.
  • RF is immune to changes in specific gravity, density, temperature, and pressure.
  • Accuracies to 1⁄4 inch of level in short span installations.
  • No moving parts to wear, No periodic maintenance.
  • Replacement cost differentials covered by eliminating one rebuild.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls
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800-223-1468


NS Series NSF/ANSI 61 & 372 Certified Ball and Butterfly Valves

NS Series

The NS Series floating ball valves and NS Series butterfly valves from A-T Controls are NSF 61 (Drinking Water System Components- Health Effects) and NSF 372 certified (Drinking Water System Components- Lead Content). NSF 61 means that NS Series valves are certified in water treatment, water purification, potable water, and water distribution systems (Underwriters Laboratories) and meet North American lead content criteria for “lead-free” plumbing.

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The Azbil AX24R Reduced Bore Vortex Flowmeter

EXTENDED MEASURING RANGE FOR LOWER FLOW RATES

Much of the measuring range of a standard vortex flowmeter is at higher fluid velocities. Because of this, measurements at low flow conditions may be missed due to the low flow cutoff. To remedy this issue, users often install pipe reducers and a smaller than line size vortex meter to increase fluid velocities through the meter. The Azbil AX24R reduced bore vortex flowmeter has integrated reducing flanges, eliminating the need for separate pipe reducers and spool pieces. This integrated reduction extends the measuring range to capture lower flow rates.

CAPTURES STEAM FLOW IN BOTH HIGH AND LOW DEMAND SEASONS

Steam usage in heating systems can vary widely based on seasonal demands. These systems are commonly sized with the high demand season (colder weather) in mind, and little thought is given to the low demand season (warmer weather). This leads to a situation where steam flowmeters are oversized and may miss flow measurements at low flow conditions. AX24R reduced bore vortex flowmeters have an extended low flow measuring range, capturing both high and low demand seasons.

REDUCED INSTALLATION COSTS

Like most flowmeters, vortex flowmeters have requirements for unobstructed upstream and downstream piping lengths to ensure a proper flow profile through the meter. Adding pipe reducers adds cost and complexity to the piping design since those unobstructed piping lengths are required before and after the pipe reducers.

The AX24R reduced bore vortex flowmeter has integrated reducing flanges, eliminating the need for separate pipe reducers and spool pieces. Drastically reducing both the complexity and cost of the meter installation.

SAME FACE-TO-FACE DIMENSION AS A STANDARD VORTEX METER

AX24R reduced bore vortex flowmeters have the same face-to-face dimension as a standard AX24 flowmeter for pressure classes up to ANSI 600. So if process conditions change, the meter body size can be changed without any costly piping modifications. This is especially useful in project planning, as it allows for flexibility into the future.

For more information on the Azbil AX24R in New England, contact Piping Specialties / PSI Controls. Call 800-223-1468 or visit https://psi-team.com.

The AMETEK Drexelbrook Impulse Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter

Drexelbrook Impulse

The Drexelbrook Impulse is a guided wave radar (TDR) that measures all liquids and slurries' overall level and other volumetric measures. When competitive water sensors fail, the Impulse continues to provide accurate values. 

The Drexelbrook Impulse is a two-wire guided wave radar that uses field-proven TDR level (Time Domain Reflectometry) technology to produce accurate Total Level, Distance, and Volumetric outputs on all liquids and slurries. 

The Impulse handles even the most challenging level measuring applications. It will continue to give dependable and accurate measurements even in the presence of disturbances such as agitated or uneven surfaces, foam, or probe coating. Changes in the density and dielectric characteristics, dusts, mist, and turbulence do not affect it. When other water level sensors fail, the Impulse continues to measure. 

This water level sensor is a perfect replacement for costly mechanical dispenser systems, with a wide range of probe types and material possibilities for various applications. 

This guided wave radar is simple to use for any user due to its simple navigation, push-button setups, and HART connections. It only takes a few minutes to install. Choose your level measuring type and language, and the Impulse is ready to use. 

The Impulse guided wave radar is intrinsically safe, explosion-proof, and non-incendive, and it does not require calibration or level changes.

Additionally, Drexelbrook recently introduced an enlarged coaxial sensor for The Impulse GWR. The new 1.66" (42mm) diameter probe provides reliable accuracy within high viscosity liquids. The new enlarged coaxial sensor option for The Impulse GWR allows the material to flow off the sensor easily when used with viscous fluids.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls
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800-223-1468

Industrial Process and Commercial Pressure Gauge Selection

Industrial Process and Commercial Pressure Gauges

Download the US Gauge Product Selection Guide from this link.

Pressure gauges are ubiquitous in practically all industries on machines all around the world. At the same time, there are millions of different combinations of shapes, sizes, options, and materials. It's imperative to follow these five application factors for safe use and extended product life.

Process Media

Because direct contact of the sensing element to the process media is possible, any caustic media, particle media, or media that can harden and clog the pressure gauge element, must be avoided. Using a direct connection and Bourdon tube sensor is satisfactory for a non-clogging, non-corrosive medium. Use a diaphragm seal for process media that could cause blockage or be corrosive.

Temperature of the Process Media

Very hot media, such as steam or hot water, can raise the internal temperature of the gauge, resulting in failure or a dangerous state. For high-temperature applications, use a gauge "siphon" or diaphragm seal.

Environment and Ambient Operating Temperature

It is critical to understand the rated ambient environment for any instrument. Elevated ambient temperatures, dampness, vibration, and corrosive environments can all impact accuracy, calibration, and safety. If oxidizing or reducing atmospheres exist, select the appropriate case and mechanism materials, and consider installing supplementary devices, such as remote diaphragm seals, to move the gauge.

The Potential for Severe Pressure Fluctuations

The addition of pressure restrictors, snubbers, or liquid-filling will increase the service life of the pressure gauge in applications where dramatic line pulsations or high over-pressure conditions are possible.

Installation Orientation and Connection Type

Bottom (radial) and rear connectors are standard on pressure gauges. NPT (National Pipe Thread Taper) threaded connections are the most common. However, numerous different process connections are available, including straight threads, metric threads, and specialized fittings. Make sure you understand how the gauge is connected. Pressure gauges should almost always be upright when installed.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls is standing by, ready to help you apply the correct pressure gauge for your application. Call us at 800-223-1468 for more information on pressure gauges.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls - New England's Premier Valve and Instrumentation Source

Piping Specialties, Inc. was created in 1975 to provide industrial users in the Northeast with specialty valves and mechanical products and unsurpassed customer service. Piping Specialties' customer base and product offerings have grown steadily and sustainably over the years.  PSI Controls provides system design, sales, and service of process controls and instrumentation. PSI Controls offer a broad range of engineering expertise and experience in applying automated valves and process instrumentation in the most demanding applications.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls

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Providing New England Industrial Companies Outstanding Value, Support & Service for Valves and Process Instrumentation

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls is a leading industrial instrumentation and controls manufacturer's agent and distributor serving New England, including Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York. The company's commitment to the industrial market since 1975 has resulted in a wide range of high-quality valves, piping systems, and flow, level, strain, and temperature instrumentation. With a team of highly trained outside and inside staff, Piping Specialties / PSI Controls solves demanding applications and delivers excellent customer service. 

All major industrial markets, including power generation, chemical manufacturing, pulp and paper, oil and gas extraction, water and wastewater treatment, and nuclear power generation, have benefited from PSI's products. Piping Specialties / PSI Controls has been there with their customers for over 40 years, offering superior support and service.

Piping Specialties / PSI Controls

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Drexelbrook CheckWell™ Water Well Level Sensor

Drexelbrook CheckWell™

The Drexelbrook CheckWell™ water well level sensor automatically monitors the level or drawdown in water wells up to 3000 feet deep.

The AMETEK Drexelbrook CheckWell™ water well level sensor automatically monitors the level or drawdown in water wells up to 3000 feet (914m) deep. It generates a continuous linear output signal that is directly proportional to the well level. This output can be used for remote monitoring/recording, warning signals, and pump control via optional current-actuated relays.

The advantages include quick installation, no manual maintenance, and an all-electronic design for exceptional reliability. Density variations, mineral or oil deposits on the sensing feature, and oil on top of the water do not affect the device.

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Kurz Flow Meter Allows Precise, Real-Time Dry Flow Measurements for Landfill Pollution Reporting

Kurz Flow Meter

Landfill gas (LFG) is a natural byproduct of organic material decomposition in landfills. LFG is approximately half methane (natural gas's primary component), half carbon dioxide (CO2), and a small amount of non-methane organic compounds. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere 28 to 36 times more effectively than CO2 over a 100-year cycle.

Landfills for municipal solid waste (MSW) are the third-largest source of human-related methane pollution in the United States, accounting for around 15.1 percent of total emissions in 2018.

LFG can be captured, transformed, and used as a renewable energy resource instead of escaping into the air. Using LFG reduces odors and other risks associated with LFG emissions and methane migration into the atmosphere, which contributes to local smog and global climate change. 

A collection of wells and a blower/flare (or vacuum) device remove LFG from landfills. The collected gas moves to a central location where it can be stored and handled, depending on the gas's ultimate use. The gas can be flared or put to good use in an LFG energy project from here.

Because of regulatory requirements, numerous landfills install gas control controls. The federal government has adopted legislation that regulates the use and upkeep of landfills. These rules help eliminate ozone precursors (volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides), methane, NMOCs, and odorous compounds in landfill gas pollution, which harms human health and the environment.

Thermal flow meter technology is known for having a low-pressure drop and is suitable for calculating extremely low flows. On the other hand, standard thermal flow meters do not operate well in condensing gas environments like landfill methane recovery systems. The accuracy issues associated with wet gas flow measurements grow by the unpredictability of moisture levels caused by leachate, rain, temperature, and humidity. 

The Kurz WGF flow meter is perfect for use in wet gas applications. Kurz allows you to quantify gas flow precisely and provide real-time dry flow measurements for pollution reporting (federal, state, local regulations, greenhouse gases, and the Landfill Methane Rule).

For more information about Kurz flow meters in New England, contact Piping Specialties, Inc. Call them at 800-223-1468 or visit their website at https://psi-team.com.

Reduced Bore Vortex Flowmeter Provides Better Measurement for Low Flow and Also Saves Cost

Reduced Bore Vortex Flowmeter

Azbil’s AX24 Multivariable Vortex Flowmeter offers accurate and reliable flow metering in a multivariable design. The multivariable design incorporates a high-accuracy velocity sensor, a precision platinum RTD temperature sensor, and a solid-state pressure transducer. The meter’s process connections match the line size but use integrated reducing flanges, and the meter body reduces in diameter, increasing the fluid velocity through the meter. Increasing the velocity in this fashion extends the meter’s measuring range to capture lower flow rates that a full line size meter might miss. 

READ HOW THE AZBIL AX24R EXTENDS MEASURING RANGE FOR LOWER FLOW RATES AND SAVES COST HERE

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For immediate action in New England, call Piping Specialties / PSI Control at 800-223-1468.

The CPV O-SEAL® Valve

CPV’s flagship O-SEAL® valves have been the industry’s standard-bearer for bubble-tight performance and robust longevity in high pressure applications. All O-SEAL® valves provide pressure ratings up to 6000 PSI, with an optional vacuum service available. They provide superior bubble-tight performance, even with elusive gases like hydrogen and helium, and are resistant to debris and seat damage. 

For more information about O-SEAL® valves in New England, contact Piping Specialties, Inc. Call them at 800-223-1468 or visit their website at https://psi-team.com.