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The Flowserve Valtek FlowTop GS Control Valve

The Valtek FlowTop GS control valve (types V746 and V748) improves the reliability and uptime of production processes while minimizing operating and maintenance costs. Designed for general service applications, the FlowTop GS globe valve is a competitively priced, fully integrated valve-actuator-instrumentation package for continuous process flow loop control throughout the plant.

For more infomration about Flowserve Valtek products in Northern California and Western Nevada, contact CTi Controltech. Call them at 925-208-4250 or visit their website at https://cti-ct.com.

CTi Appointed Authorized Distributor for Crane Products including Xomox, Flowseal, Aloyco, and Duo-Chek

CTi Controltech Providing Crane CPE
CTi Controltech is proud to announce that effective October 20, 2020 the appointment of CTi Controltech as and authorized Distributor for Xomox sleeved and lined plug valves, Flowseal high performance butterfly valves, and other Crane valve products such as Crane cast steel, bronze & iron, Aloyco SS valves, and Duo-Chek wafer check valves.

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PBM Cryogenic Ball Valves

PBM cryogenic valves have a unique design that provides superior performance through cooling and heating cycles. The valves have been shown to meet leakage criteria per MSS SP-134.

An extended bonnet with an upper set of live loaded stem packings. As metal shrinks, it keeps pressure on seals as temperature goes through cooling and heating cycles. The vented ball allows explosive gas expansion to vent upstream.

Cryogenic valves are optimally oriented with the stem 90° from the horizontal plane. PBM cryogenic valves are capable of operating with the stem oriented as low as 45° above the horizontal plane.

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PBM Cryogenic  Ball Valve

  • Sizes 1/2” - 4” - Full port. Consult PBM for additional sizes.
  • Temperatures from 400 ̊ F, 205 ̊ C down to -320 ̊ F, -200 ̊ C Live-loaded stem packings
  • Firesafe to API 607 Rev. 6
  • Designed and tested in accordance with ASME B31.1 and B16.34.
  • Materials of construction: stainless steel, other materials available – consult PBM for details.
  • Pressures to 1440 psi CWP (ANSI 600# class)
  • Cleaned for oxygen service.
  • Quarter turn operation
  • Locking lever handle or optional oval locking handwheel Automation available.
  • V-TEFTM seats/graphite seals
  • Internal and external grounding
  • Uni-directional flow and vented ball
  • Optional API-622 Low-e Packing (cannot be LOX cleaned)

For more information about PBM valve products in Northern California or Western Nevada contact CTi Controltech. Call them at 925-208-4250 or visit their website at https://cti-ct.com.

Commissioning the ROTORK CK Range Valve Actuators

The Rotork CK actuator range has been designed to meet the needs of diverse actuation applications required by the valve industry and its customers. The modular design concept enables quick product configuration from stock to customer specification with a very short lead time. 

The CK range provides the customer with a range of options to suit all of their actuation requirements. Rotork CK actuators are designed for minimum user interaction. Their primary goal is to provide safe and reliable actuation in harsh environments. 

The modular CK product range offers simple, robust actuators (CK/CKr) suited to harsh environments with the option for two different control packages (Atronik and Centronik) to meet exact site requirements. Atronik offers modest control and feedback for a simple integrated starter solution. Centronik offers advanced control and feedback for more complex site system integration and increased flexibility through remote mounting. 

For questions about all ROTORK products in Northern California and Nevada, contact CTi Controltech.


Combined Groth Corporation Product Catalog: Valves & Tank Equipment, Pilot Operated Relief Valves, Combination Valve & Flame Arresters

Groth Corp Products

Groth Corporation is a global leader in manufacturing a wide range of low pressure relief products like pressure and vacuum relief valves, flame and detonation arresters, and blanket gas regulators.

This is a combined product catalog that includes; Combination Valve & Flame Arresters, Valves & Tank Equipment, and Pilot Operated Relief Valves.

For mor information about Groth Corporation products in Northern California or Western Nevada, contact CTI Controltech. Contact them by calling 925-208-4250 of visit their site at https://cti-ct.com.

How to Install a Check-All® Flange Insert Check Valve

The Check-All® Flange Insert (F1, F6, FP) valves are the ultimate check valve in flanged systems. They provide the simplest and most economical way to install check valves in a piping system. The valve body helps position itself while bolts are being installed and tightened.

Check-All® Flange Insert valves are designed to fit between two mating ANSI flanges. Generally speaking, the FIV Class 150 and 300 valves (F1) are designed for standard schedule pipe with Class 150 or 300 flanges, and the FIV Class 600 (F6) valves are designed for schedule 80 pipe with Class 150, 300 or 600 flanges.

Check-All® Insert series valves such as the F1, F6, LP, UV, etc. are designed to use the existing pipe as part of the valve body. This provides a very cost effective solution for valve requirements. As such, part of the valve functions inside the existing pipe; therefore, dimensional clearance must be maintained for proper valve operation.

The Flange Insert valve can also be used as a low pressure relief valve or vacuum breaker by using the desired spring settings.

For more information about Check-All® Valves in Northern California and Nevada, contact CTi Controltech. Call them at 925-208-4250 or visit their website at https://cti-ct.com.

USNS Mercy Uses Yokogawa for Steam Boiler Control

On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's YS1500 Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

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Upcoming Yokogawa Process Control Webinar Schedule

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 Yokogawa experts!


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 we:
  • 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 we 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

Selecting Burst Rating for Rupture Discs

rupture disc with identification tag
Rupture disc application requires knowledge of process
operation and compliance requirements.
Image courtesy Continental Disc Corporation
Three rating types are available to specify the burst pressure requirements of a Continental Disc Corporation rupture disc:


The embedded document below defines and describes each rating type.

For more information on Continental Disc rupture discs, contact CTi Controltech. Call them at 925-208-4250 or visit their web site at https://cti-ct.com.