Friday, April 29, 2016

Predictive Emissions Monitoring System Is Part of a Compliance Plan

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CMC Solutions provides state-of-the-art predictive emissions monitoring system or PEMS components that are open, flexible, and uniquely adapted to meet EPA compliance reporting requirements and the needs of the enterprise. The products are specifically designed to empower operations to accurately predict process and emissions parameters utilizing standard database and networking components. CMC Solutions provides a patented statistical hybrid data engine within a framework that integrates existing plant resources (CEMS, PCs, servers, PLCs, cabling, and controls) with innovative custom application software developed for standard operating systems and databases.

The SmartCEMS PEMS Analyzer is applicable to combustion sources that fire liquid or gaseous fuels. Specific analysis of compliance parameters NOx, SO2, CO, CO2, O2, H2S, hydrocarbons, ammonia, and formaldehyde are a few examples of the system's capabilities. The software is easy to setup and configure, having a non-proprietary user interface and other advanced features that make it cost effective to maintain.

More information, along with a consultation about your application, is available from the combustion and process instrumentation experts at CTI Controltech.



Friday, April 22, 2016

Video: Specialized Boiler for Oil Sands Extraction

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Specialized boiler loaded for rail transport
Victory Energy provides all types of industrial boilers; watertube packages, HRSG waste heat recovery solutions, firetube and solar powered units. The company also operates a comprehensive support effort that includes rental boilers, spare parts, twenty-four hour field service, auxiliary equipment including water level devices, economizers, stacks, expansion joints, and ductwork. 

An area of special application in today's boiler market is the extraction of oil from sands in areas with suitable concentrations. The video below provides some insight into how Victory Energy meets the special needs of this field application.

More information about Victory Energy, as well as all things combustion related, is available from the specialists at CTi Controltech.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Proper Way To Commission Jerguson Level Gage With Ballcheck Valves

A significant part of industrial process control is the proper commissioning and maintenance of the various physical components of the process. Doing things right, following proper procedures, is essential to establishing the proper equipment or instrument operating condition.

Level gauges with ballcheck valves are fairly common throughout industries that employ liquid storage tanks. The video below is produced by Jerguson, a recognized manufacturer of level gages, switches, and transmitters. Though it is specific for the manufacturer's product, seeing the interior workings of the valve and learning not only the proper procedure, but why the procedure is important, is useful knowledge for all stakeholders.

Product application specialists can provide additional information and help you meet your level gage challenges.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Ball Valves for Cryogenic Applications - Video

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Liquid Oxygen Storage Unit at Industrial Plant
The industrial process control field often involves the production, storage, or in-process use of cryogenic fluids. The flow control of these ultra low temperature fluids calls for valves with a particular set of design features to accommodate the pressure and temperature profile of cryogenic fluids.

Where do cryogenic temperatures start?


Wikipedia, in a description of "cryogenics" that references the field of physics, states that "It is not well-defined at what point on the temperature scale refrigeration ends and cryogenics begins, but scientists assume it starts at or below −150 °C (123 K; −238 °F)." Oxygen, hydrogen, helium, methane, nitrogen, fluorine, and LNG are all considered cryogenic liquids, having boiling points below -150°C at atmospheric pressure. Other fluids, though not considered cryogenic by the definition above, can be solid candidates for the application of cryogenic valves for reasons related to valve performance and durability in low temperature applications.

What valve design features apply to cryogenic service?


Most cryogenic service valves share a basic common set of design features that will provide basic service performance with cryogenic fluids. One manufacturer, PBM Valve Solutions, includes the following special features in their line of ball valves for cryogenic service.

  • Cleaned for oxygen service, or other high purity application.
  • Special seat and graphite seal material.
  • Special stem packing accommodates broad temperature and pressure ranges found in cryogenic applications.
  • Fire safe version available.
  • Temperature range 400°F/205°C to -320°F/-200°C with ANSI 300# Class rating.
  • Available with extended ends to eliminate requirement to disassemble valve for installation.
  • Vented balls, used to relieve pressure in the valve body, are keyed to the stem for precise assembly.
  • Extended bonnet.
  • Range of available handles or actuators for manual or automatic operation.
  • Stem can be installed 45° to 90° from horizontal plane.
The video below provides further illustration of the special design features of industrial process control valves applied for cryogenic fluids. More product details and help solving any industrial process control challenge, are available from CTI Controltech.