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VBall Wafer Style Rotary Control Valves

VBall Wafer Style Rotary Control Valves

S&S V-100 VBall wafer-style rotary control valves utilize a standard ball with a triangular-shaped wedge. Available in 2-inch through 8-inch, they combine precision, accuracy, and control over a full 90° of rotation, functioning as an excellent valve for both throttling control and on/off service and with various actuators. The valve design closes against one of several available ball seals with a shearing action. The S&S V-100 is a flangeless design and allows the valve body to fit between two existing pipeline flanges. The flow characteristic is modified by equal percent, with regular (forward) flow into the convex side of the V-ball. Bi-directional flow is into either side of the V-Ball; TCM ball seal, metal ball seal, or flow ring. Typical actuators used are the pneumatic spring, diaphragm rotary actuator, and the pneumatic piston rotary actuator. Mounting of these actuators can be on the right-hand or left-hand side viewed from the forward flow inlet.

For more information about S&S VBall rotary control valves, contact:

Hile Controls, Inc.
800-536-0269

FLO-TITE Industrial Ball Valves

FLO-TITE Industrial Ball Valves

A ball valve is a type of flow control device that regulates the flow of liquid through it by using a hollow, perforated, pivoting ball. When the ball's hole aligns with the flow inlet, it is open, and when the valve handle pivots the ball 90 degrees to halt the flow, it is closed. The handle is parallel to the flow when the valve is open. It is perpendicular to the flow when closed, allowing easy visual confirmation of the valve's status. Ball valves are trustworthy, closing securely even after extended periods of inactivity, and durable, functioning well after numerous usage cycles. Because of these features, they are an excellent choice for shutdown and on-off applications. However, they lack the fine control of other valves in throttle applications.

Flo-Tite Inc. manufactures high-quality ball valves that adhere to internationally recognized standards and specifications, including ANSI/ASME/ISO/NACE and API. They maintain an inventory of standard valves in Carbon, Stainless, Steel, and Alloy 20.

  • Three and 4-Way Multi-Port Valves
  • Pipeline Trunnion Type Valves
  • Custom Designed Ball Valves
  • Severe Service Metal Seats
  • Segmented Control Valves
  • Flush Bottom Tank Valves
  • Steam Jacketed Valves
  • Dribble Control Valves
  • V-Port Control Valves
  • Special Alloy Valves
  • Cavity Filled Valves
  • Fusible Link Valves
  • Cryogenic Valves
  • PFA Lined Valves
  • Sanitary Valves
  • Ceramic Valves
For more information about FLO-TITE products, contact:

Hile Controls, Inc.
800-536-0269

Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) Used in Industry and R&D

Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) Used in Industry and R&D

Process control, instrumentation, and automation applications depend on RTDs (Resistance Temperature Detectors) for various temperature sensing purposes.

Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) use resistance to determine temperature. RTD sensors in this area are typically made of platinum 100 resistance elements (PT100) and have a resistance temperature curve (alpha or) of.00385/°C (3.851 x 10-3°C-1), although different resistance elements are widely accessible. The resistance of 100 at 0°C is what gives PT100s their name. 

Applications for RTDs are typical in industrial settings such as power plants, refineries, paper mills, food processing plants, and steel mills to monitor the temperatures of process fluids, gases, or equipment surfaces. They have also been used in industrial ovens and furnaces to control the temperature inside them.

RTDs are exceptionally accurate and repeatable at temperatures up to 500°C (900°F). Although RTDs with higher temperature ratings are accessible, their advantages over a thermocouple begin to fade at that point. 

RTDs do not necessitate the use of a properly adjusted lead wire. Three wire structures are most common in industrial applications. Choose four wire structures for the highest accuracy to avoid errors caused by lead wire resistance.

Hile Controls, Inc.
800-536-0269

Portable Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters from AW-Lake

Portable Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters

The Portable CUTT meter from AW-Lake delivers non-invasive flow measurement in the most demanding industrial settings and applications while requiring little installation complexity and expense. 

The Portable Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meter deploys to measure flow whenever needed, without requiring complex installations or disrupting the operation, as other technologies do. Transducers for the Portable CUTT fit exterior pipes ranging from 12" to 48". 

The Portable CUTT, housed in a rugged IP67 shell, is intended for use in temporary or permanent installations in any environment. These meters work with various metal and plastic pipe materials and "corrosive substances" that would harm regular inline flow meters. Consequently, the non-intrusive, clamp-on ultrasonic sensors provide superior flow measurement with an onboard Datalogger, an easy-to-use setup menu, and a long battery life with no pressure drop, making it the ideal solution for most liquid flow applications.

The Portable CUTT meter has CE approval and is CSA certified as Intrinsically Safe for use in Hazardous Area rated environments:
  • Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C & D
  • Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D
  • Class II, Groups E, F and G
  • Class III, Type 4
Non-Contacting Flow Measurement
Ultrasonic transducers clamp to the exterior of pipes, enabling installation without shutting down the system and causing no pressure drop.

User-Friendly Operating System
With an integrated keypad and a simple menu system, you may quickly and easily configure pipe diameter, pipe material, liquid type, and measurement units. Backup of settings, calibration, and totalizer values during power outages is standard. 

Wide Range of Applications
Compatible with various pipe materials and fluids, such as treated, raw, cooling, low-conductivity water, water/glycol mixtures, chemicals, and hydraulic, diesel, and fuel oils.

Safe in Wet Locations
IP67 (NEMA 6) rating allows for safe operation during temporary periods of submergence.

Convenient Portable Tool
Transport all you need for on-demand flow measurement in a rugged, weather-tight carrying case. Approx. shipping weight of 12 lbs (5.5 kg)

For more information anout AW-Lake products, contact:

Hile Controls, Inc.
800-536-0269

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