Friday, December 7, 2018

Comprehensive Steam in Place (SIP) Whitepaper Available

Steriflow, a manufacturer of high purity control valves, pressure regulators, piping specialties, and steam specialties has authored a comprehensive overview of SIP, including existing components, piping design, and the new technology used to reduce common problem occurrences.

What are the rules and common piping practices employed to ensure that steam sterilization occurs on time without fail? What are SIP temperature validation alarms, or faults? Why do they occur? How does thermostatic steam trap operation affect the occurrence of temperature validation faults? What new technologies are available to mitigate common SIP problems? Specific answers to these questions will be covered in this white paper.

Get your copy of the "Steam in Place (SIP)" whitepaper here.

Table of Contents:
  • What Is SIP?
  • Fundamentals Of Process Equipment Steam Sterilization
  • Sanitary Balanced Port Thermostatic Steam Trap Operation
  • Validation Temperature Alarms Caused By High Subcooling Trap Operation
  • Problem Remediation
  • What Is A Sanitary Subcooled Condenser?
  • The SSC Series Explained Special SIP Applications For Large Vessels
  • Special SIP Applications: Conventional SIP Process Design For Larger Vessels
  • Special SIP Applications: Problems With Conventionally Designed SIP Drains For Large Vessels
  • Special SIP Applications: New Solution For SIP Design For Larger Vessels
Swanson Flo
800-288-7926 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Differential Pressure Gauge Designed for Harsh Environments

Ashcroft F5509/F6509
Ashcroft F5509/F6509
The Ashcroft F5509/F6509 differential pressure gauges are used for monitoring differential pressure between two separate pressure sources. Designed for harsh environments, these models provide high reliability and safety. A perfect solution for challenging application and installation requirements.

The F5509/F6509 differential gauges are ideal where safe and reliable pressure measurement is essential:

Process Control Markets:
  • Refineries 
  • Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
  • Water and Wastewater Pressure Control
  • Mining and Metals
  • Filter, Level and Flow Measurement
For more information about any Ashcroft product, contact Swanson Flo by calling 800-288-7926 or by visiting https://swansonflo.com.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sharktooth™ Control Valves by Yeary Controls

Sharktooth™ Control Valves
Sharktooth Trim Cartridge + Triple-Off-Set Butterfly = Sharktooth Control Valve 

Sharktooth™ Control Valves
, by Yeary Controls, provide all the latest in control valve innovation, technology and valve acoustics. By inserting the patented Yeary Controls Throttling Trim Cartridges into their Triple Eccentric Butterfly Valves, control valves are created that exhibit significant improvements in performance, simplicity, and economy.

Sharktooth™ control valves have excellent throttling characteristics and, also, provide aerodynamic noise attenuation, and liquid cavitation reductions. They are suitable for a wide range of services from cryogenic temperatures, up to 850° F, including liquids, gasses, and steam.

The Sharktooth “Throttling Trim Cartridge” is used to turn the Yeary Triple-Off-Set Butterfly Valves into excellent throttling control valves. Now, just one style of valve can be used for both on-off and control applications.

Get the Sharktooth™ Control Valve Brochure at this link.

Contact Swanson Flo for more information.
800-288-7926

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Full Service Valve Automation


From simple pneumatically or electrically actuated valves, to fully automated critical valve systems, Swanson Flo delivers tested, certified, and extremely reliable product every time. Actuated valve assemblies precisely engineered for the best fit, highest performance, and optimal life.

With decades of combined experience and knowledge, Swanson Flo technicians match state-of-art components with best-in-class manufacturers and deliver carefully crafted valve packages.

Swanson Flo customers always receive the highest quality and best value possible. Their strong reputation was built upon:
  • The largest, most comprehensive facility in the Midwest.
  • In-house capabilities for all electric, pneumatic and electro-hydraulic actuators.
  • Experienced design engineering and fabrication.
  • Support for assembly of all valve, actuator, monitor and positioner technologies.
  • Complete solution for testing and serialization.
800-288-7926

Saturday, September 29, 2018

The Basics of Control Valve Actuators

Flowserve Valtek Control Valve
Control Valve
(Flowserve Valtek)
Understanding control valve operation is very important to for anyone considering a career in process engineering, in plant maintenance, or process design engineering.

Control valve actuators control fluid in a pipe by varying the orifice size through which the fluid flows. Control valves contain two major components: the valve body and the valve actuator. The valve body provides the fluid connections and a movable restrictor comprised of a valve stem and plug that is in contact with the fluid that varies the flow. The valve actuator is the component that physically moves the restrictor to vary the fluid flow.

The video below introduces the viewer to basic control valve operation concepts and the basic types of actuators.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Worcester Controls Valve and Actuator Product Catalog

Here is a new Product Catalog for Flowserve Worcester Control industrial ball valves, pneumatic actuators and electric actuators, courtesy of Swanson Flo.  These include standard flanged ball valves, ANSI and DIN specifications in reduced and full bore, three-piece valves for cryogenic, high pressure, steam, diverter or sampling duty, high integrity valves, multi-way designs, modulating controls or customized solutions.