Sullivan Process Controls S&S Brand Control Valves

S&S Brand Control Valves

Sullivan Process Controls dedicates itself to providing the highest-quality control valves and instrumentation for industrial process control. They work extremely hard every day to save their customers time and money while helping to protect the environment.

Formerly known as Sullivan and Sons, Inc., they have manufactured and sold instrumentation and S&S Brand control valves for decades. Their building in Haughton, Louisiana, operates as a manufacturing, service, and repair facility that offers on-site field and engineering services. They maintain a large local stock of S&S Brand Control Valves.

Sullivan Process Controls provides a superior product, exceptional service & support, and specialized customer care. All products are manufactured to exacting standards and calibrated using the latest calibration technology.

Hile Controls, Inc.

A New Name to Better Reflect the Areas We Cover!

Hile Controls, Inc.

After 40+ years, we've dropped the 'of Alabama' from our name to accurately reflect the territory we cover - Alabama, Mississippi, the Florida Panhandle, and Western Tennessee, not to mention the multitude of products we offer outside of our traditional territory coverage. 

Our new "" email addresses and website now reflect the new name, so please note the changes (don't worry, the old ones will continue to work). Our physical address is the same, and phone numbers and Fed ID. 

Everyone at Hile Controls, Inc. is ready to provide the same excellent service you're grown accustomed to receiving since 1980. Thank you for your business, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Hile Controls, Inc.

New Manufacturer Partner: JMS Southeast High Quality Standard and Customized Temperature Sensors

JMS Southeast and Hile Controls

Established in 1980, JMS Southeast earned a solid customer base from OEM and industrial customers whose production is dependent on temperature measurement accuracy and consistency. They design and manufacture a full line of high-quality standard and custom temperature sensors, such as thermocouples, RTDs, and thermowells, as well as a wide range of temperature accessories. 

What distinguishes JMS from other temperature sensor manufacturers is its " extras " to ensure customer satisfaction. These extras include:

  • 24 hour Swifty Sensor Service (at no extra charge)
  • ISO 9000 / OSHA PM 1910 compliant and NIST traceable calibration program
  • Rolling Purchase Order Program for special volume and OEM discounts

JMS includes quality inspections throughout the manufacturing process, and their Quality Control Department performs a final quality inspection on all sensors. They ensure strict adherence to customer specifications, including ASTM, ASME, NIST, ANSI IEC, and ISA, among others. They are ISO 9001 certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. File #A6759, which means that all of our operating procedures and work instructions are under the ISO 9001 standard. 

JMS takes great pride in providing the best customer service and products in the industry.

  • Miniature and Industrial Thermocouples
  • Plastics Industry Temperature Sensors
  • Resistance Temperature Devices (RTDs & PRTs)
  • Sanitary Sensors, Sanitary Thermowells & Specialty Sensors
  • Thermowells, Protection Tubes, and Coatings
  • Thermocouple and RTD Wire
  • Transmitters
  • Thermistors
  • Miscellaneous Temperature Instruments
Contact Hile Controls for all your temperature sensing needs. Our application engineers are standing by, ready to assist you with any temperature measurement requirement. Call 800-536-0269 or visit

Sanitary Steam Traps and the Role They Play in Temperature Validated Steam-in-Place

Sanitary Steam Traps and the Role They Play in Temperature Validated Steam-in-Place

This video explains the role of the steam trap in successful temperature-validated SIP. Courtesy of Steriflow. Click here to watch video.

Steam trap design and operation play a fundamental role in successful temperature-validated SIP. If the steam trap does not open at the correct time and temperature to drain condensate, it can adversely affect heat-up time and whether the temperature hold is successful. It will negatively affect your revenue because of asset startup delays if it isn't.

SIP (Sterilize, or Steam In Place) is timed sterilization of the upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical production train using clean Steam. It is part of a 5 step sanitization routine that occurs after every production batch and follows the final rinse after CIP (Clean In Place). SIP ensures that every square inch of the production train that comes in contact with drug substance inputs, drug substance, or the final drug product is "sterilized" to ensure no microbiological activity in the system.

Clean Steam (made from USP Purified Water) is circulated through all of the process tubing during this stage and enters large vessels through spray balls embedded in the vessel ceiling.

SIP is a temperature-validated process, meaning that sterilization events are proven by measuring the event's temperature and recording the data. The minimum sterilization regimen requires the injection of clean Steam into all piping and vessels for at least 1/2 hour after reaching a minimum temperature of 250°F (121°C). If the temperature falls below 250°F (121°C) during the temperature hold period, a temperature validation fault gets logged, and SIP repeats.

Validation temperature sensors (usually RTD's) are placed at the condensate outlets of process equipment to ensure that the sterilization temperature meets the specific regimen designed for the process system. The sensing elements are usually designed with integral sheathes and Tri-Clamp™ connections and clamp directly to tubing tees, or the element inserts into a Tri-Clamp™ thermowell connected to the tee. The sensors usually are twelve to eighteen (12 - 18) inches (300 - 450mm) upstream of the clean steam trap where the condensate exits the piping or vessel.

Hile Controls

The Perma Pure Hybrid Sample Gas Cooler

Perma Pure Hybrid Sample Gas Cooler

Sample gas coolers condition the sample gas of an analyzing system by passing it through a heat exchanger and cooling it down. Removing any moisture from the gas is a critical step in sample gas conditioning, accomplished by using suitable coolers to lower the gas temperature below the dew point, allowing water to condense. The dew point must be as stable as possible for a repeatable analysis result even when the ambient temperature varies. Sample gas coolers have broad applicability in the cement, petrochemical, steel, power generation, and process industries.

The Perma Pure Baldwin Hybrid Sample Gas Cooler combines the superior performance of Perma Pure’s Nafion™ based drying technology with the functionality of a traditional thermoelectric cooler. Powered by compressed air, this nonelectric cooler achieves dew points lower than 0˚C, helping to prevent problems associated with condensation. The patented mechanical design is ideal for locations with limited or no access to power or other areas where a nonelectric product may be desirable.

For more infomration about Perma Pure Hybrid Sample Gas Coolers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, contact Hile Controls, Inc. Call 800-536-0269 or visit

Happy Holidays from Hile Controls of Alabama

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.  It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.”
– Agnes M. Pharo

Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year, from everyone at Hile Controls of Alabama.