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Showing posts with label Western Maryland. Show all posts

King Instrument Rotameter and Flowmeter Catalog

MS Jacobs King Instrument

King Instrument Company focuses on building the most accurate, versatile, and economical rotameters possible. They build a wide variety of glass flowmeters, stainless steel flowmeters, acrylic, polysulfone and PVC flowmeters. Product options include borosilicate glass metering tubes, 4-20mA output, NPT or flange connections, alarm options; 4-20mA transmitter output, inductive ring sensors, fiber optic sensors, latching reed switches, and inductive slot sensors.

DOWNLOAD THE KING INSTRUMENT CATALOG HERE

For more information about King Instrument Company products, contact M.S. Jacobs. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their website at https://msjacobs.com.

Maxpro Technologies High Pressure Products Valves, Fittings & Tubing Catalog

Maxpro Technologies
Maxpro Technologies has been designing and manufacturing high pressure equipment for more than thirty years and has a worldwide reputation for quality and reliability, backed by one of the best service organizations in the industry.

Catalog Listing Includes

  • Medium Pressure Valves, Fittings & Tubing - Pressures to 21,000 PSI
  • High Pressure Valves, Fittings & Tubing - Pressures to 65,000 PSI
  • Ultra High Pressure Fittings & Tubing - Pressures to 152,000 PSI
  • Valve Actuators
  • Ball Valves - Pressures to 21,000 PSI.

For more information about Maxpro Technologies products, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their website at https://msjacobs.com.

Delta Mobrey Process Instrumentation Product Overview

Delta Mobrey

Delta Mobrey is a leader in the design and manufacture of robust, reliable and competitively priced switch instruments - internationally approved for use in hazardous areas or safety systems for process control, safety alarm and shutdown applications.

Their products include: Pressure, Differential Pressure, and Temperature Transmitters; RTD’s and Thermocouples; Switches, Gauges, Conductivity Probes; Boiler Water Level Monitors; Needle Valve & Manifolds; and Vortex Shedding Meters.

Utilizing innovative design principles with highly reliable sensing elements such as diaphragms, pistons, bellows, bourdon tubes and high quality engineering, over one million different temperature, pressure, differential pressure and flow switches have been supplied to customers worldwide.


For more information about Delta Mobrey products, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their website at https://msjacobs.com.

New! Qnergy Powergen Remote Power Series Providing Remote Power from 100W up to 5.6kW

QnergyQnergy is pleased to announce the release of their complete PowerGen Remote Power Series that will cover power demands from 100W up to 5.6kW.

Designed for rugged, remote, unsheltered and unattended operation, the Powergen provides continuous reliable electrical power supply to mission-critical loads. Our PowerGen can also provide 60,000 BTU/hr. for up to 1500 feet of Glycol Heat Trace loop for your heating needs.




The three new models released by Qnergy are the:
  • Model CAP3 – Compressed Air Pneumatics, we can now provide instrument air on the wellpads and compressor stations to help further reduce emissions and with M.S. Jacobs and Associates extensive lineup of pneumatic controls from Fairchild/Rotork we can also provide regulators and valves that work in conjunction with the Model CAP3 from Qnergy.
  • Model 1800 – this new model from Qnergy will provide 1800 watts of power. This model is designed for those customers where the Model 1200 is not enough power but the Model 5650 is too much power.
  • Model 600 – this new model from Qnergy will provide 600 watts of power. M.S. Jacobs and Associates along with one of our customers were chosen as one of the Beta sites when the Model 600 was first developed. The Beta site testing here in Western Pennsylvania has gone extremely well and the customer is pleased with the Model 600. The Model 600 also has the same electronics package as the other models in the Powergen Series, if you have or are considering a thermoelectric generator, we can provide you with more communication capabilities and 50 more watts of power with the Model 600.
For more information about Qnergy remote power systems in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Ohio, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

An Economic Remote Power System Solution Providing Unparalleled Reliability


Qnergy (pronounced "q-ner–gy") provide reliable remote power with output in the 1 to 10kW range. Their core technology is a state-of-the-art, free-piston, Stirling engine which was recently recognized by NASA as the most reliable heat engine technology ‘in history’. Qnergy remote power generation platforms are designed for high-reliability, no-maintenance, long-life missions.

Qnergy Sterling Engine
Qnergy’s free-piston, Stirling engine.
Qnergy’s engine can use any heat source, the most common being natural gas, propane and biogas. Utilizing a  200 year old technology, Qnergy is the only company that has perfected a Stirling engine based, stand-alone power generator known as the PowerGen. It was introduced in the summer of 2017 to a variety of potential customers in a pilot ‘try and buy’ program. The results were so successful, all pilot customers ended up purchasing their systems. Since then, Qnergy has developed multiple specific use products around the PowerGen including cathodic protection, freeze-off prevention, well pad automation, solar power backup, and replacing methane bleeding with compressed air. This success has allowed Qnergy to become the preferred remote power source for many Fortune 500 gas companies.

For more information about Qnergy, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit them at https://msjacobs.com.

Innovative Adapter Allows Easy, Less Costly Upgrade of Level Transmitter

Model 706 Adapter
An installed view of the Model 706 Adapter.
Magnetrol International, a global leader in level and flow measurement instrumentation, has introduced an innovative product that allows for the retrofit and upgrade to a higher level transmitter package for existing guided wave radar (GWR) level probe applications.
The new Eclipse Model 706 GWR Adapter allows users to keep existing Eclipse 705 GWR probes in place, and upgrade to the Eclipse 706 transmitter and its advanced electronics and DTM.

The ECLIPSE 705 guided wave radar transmitter, with its patented easy-access, angled enclosure has gained wide popularity and has a huge installed base around the world.

The Eclipse 706 transmitter supports both the FDT/DTM and enhanced DD standards. A DTM (Device Type Manager), similar to device drivers used in computers, provides a user-friendly graphical interface to make device configuration, maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting a breeze. The DTM allows viewing of valuable configuration and diagnostic information such as the echo curve in tools such as PACTware™, AMS Device Manager, and various HART® Field Communicators. 

Model 706 AdapterIn many cases, GWRs are installed in hard to access areas, where removing the sensing probe from
the tank or vessel is prohibitive. Additionally, or the integral electronics and cumbersome DTM of older Eclipse Model 705s is less comprehensive and less user-friendly than the newer Model 706s. 

The Model 706 Adapter allows existing Model 705 probes to be retrofitted with the Model 706 transmitter without breaking the process seal, gaining the best-in-class GWR performance that comes along with the Model 706 including the highest Signal-to-Noise (SNR) ratio in the market.  High SNR is particularly helpful in low dielectric liquids often found in refineries.

Aside from the increased performance, the technician could now use the latest Model 706 DTM for troubleshooting.  The main DTM features emphasized by users are:
  • The capability, on a single screen, to view not only the echo curve itself but also the operational conditions of the transmitter along with the configurable parameters.  You can then change parameters and refresh the curve to see immediate results without going into multiple screens.
  • Data logging capabilities where you can capture all of the data associated with the last nine events, which include configuration parameters, echo curve, echo curve history and event history.
  • The Model 706 has the capability to monitor build-up as a percent of level threshold or as a rate.  Meaning the user can potentially track the build-up percentage or rate through a HART variable to trigger a flushing process or for timely maintenance / cleaning intervals.
Benefits of the Eclipse® Model 706 GWR Adapter:
  • Backwards compatibility with existing Eclipses probes.
  • Extends the lifecycle of existing Model 705 probes.
  • The added benefit of facilitating the upgrade without opening up the process.
  • Lower cost because you are only replacing the transmitter and not the probe.
  • Compact design adds 3.15” of installation height.
  • Customers get all the features of the Model 706 Transmitter while using their existing Model 705 probes.
  • Adapters are in stock at Magnetrol
For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

Fast and Easy Freeze Protection with Pre-Assembled Self-Regulating Heating Cable

Freeze ProtectionHeat tracing a pipe, from start to finish can be time consuming. Selecting the various components, starting with the heating cable itself, extends through termination kits, controllers, mounting hardware and other electrical hardware needed to put the heating system in operation. BriskHeat has a product that, for many applications, offers a very simple and quick solution.

Pre-assembled self regulating heat cable is available in two voltage ranges, two watt densities, and prefabricated lengths up to 150 feet. Each cable is terminated at each end, saving the installer time. The cable is flexible enough for a spiral installation or to wrap around valves in the piping system. The self regulating aspect of the cable negates the need for a controller and power switching devices. Assemblies targeted for 120 volt applications are provided with a factory installed plug. The 208-277 volt cables will arrive with bare wire leads for installation of a customer provided connector. The cable can be easily installed using fiberglass or aluminum tape. Suitable insulation applied over the finished work will improve the performance of the heating system.


For more information about freeze protecting pipes, valves, tanks, or vessels contact M.S. Jacobs. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

Minimize Controllable Feedwater Heater Losses Through Heat Rate Awareness


A feedwater heater is a device used in a power plant to pre-heat water being delivered to a steam generating boiler. Preheating the feedwater prior to steam generation improves the thermodynamic efficiency of the system. Heat rate is a measure of how efficiently a power plant uses heat energy. You can measure heat rate by the number of BTUs the power plant requires to generate a kilowatt hour of energy. As your heat rate goes up, so do your fuel costs. Considering fuel expenditures account for 70 to 80 percent of production costs and millions of dollars per year, improving heat rate one percent could generate five hundred thousand dollars in annual savings for a 500 megawatt power plant.

To contain fuel costs, power plants must maximize the efficiency of their feedwater heaters. That's why many companies today are focusing on improving heat rate as a way to use their feedwater heaters more effectively and significantly reduce their fuel costs.

The video above (courtesy of Magnetrol) explains ways to focus on heat rate awareness to minimize controllable losses from the feedwater system.

For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

Plating Application: Chromic Acid Tank Level

Plating acid tanks
Plating acid tanks.
Chromium is widely used in the metal finishing industry for both decorative and hard-chrome plating. The chemicals used in Chrome plating are very harsh and corrosive. Chromium plating requires that the metal to be plated to be pretreated in a sodium cyanide/caustic soda bath and then plated in a chromic acid bath.

A large international plating company located in the USA needed a cost effective liquid level switching that would perform flawlessly on their chemical plating baths.

Problem
Tank level
The chemicals used in plating, specifically Chromic Acid, are extremely corrosive. Many times these chemicals need to be kept at elevated temperatures, resulting in corrosive vapors. Controls installed in and around areas where vapors are present are adversely affected.  For this customer, the tank level instruments near the chromic acid tanks were the most problematic.

Solution

Levelpro PLF
Levelpro PLF
Icon Process Controls, a manufacturer specializing in corrosion resistant fluid handling instrumentation, recommended their Levelpro PLF series plastic level switch. The Levelpro PLF provides excellent chemical resistance. Body materials are available in PVC, PP, PVDF, or 316SS. The level switch is available is sizes from 6" to 10 feet, with up to 8 different switch points, and unlike ultrasonic sensors, the PLF Series are not affected by foam, vapor, or turbulence. Additionally, they require no power and are available in N/O or N/C switch positions.

The PLF series can be used to indicate high and low levels, notification of upset conditions or turn pumps or valves on-off. They are also an excellent choice for redundant high| low level indication when used in conjunction with a continuous level sensor.

For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. They can be reached at 800-348-0089 or you can visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

Coriolis Flow Meter Improves Fuel Oil Control and Efficiency at Power Plant

TRICOR’s TCM-28K
A power plant installed variable area flow meters for fuel oil feed control.  The variable area flow meters proved too unreliable to detect clogging in the burner system. The result was inefficient, unbalanced flow measurement resulting in very low burner efficiency, frequent downtime due to clogging, and heavy maintenance requirements.

The process medium was burner fuel oil at temperatures between 50 F to 210 F, with flow varying between 7 to 55 lbs/hr.

The solution was installing TRICOR’s TCM-28K Coriolis flow meter. The TCM 028K Coriolis Mass Flow Meter has a maximum mass flow rate of 28,000 kg/hr (1029 lb/min) or 4227 bbl/day and nominal size of DN25 (1”), and is rated for process pressures up to 100 bar (1450 psi). Standard accuracy for the TCM 028K is 0.3%, but with a custom calibration, 0.1% accuracy is possible. These meters have good overall accuracy, zero stability, and pressure drop. The simple self-draining U-shape tube design provides for easy cleaning/flushing.

After installation, all mentioned problems disappeared. Moreover, with the flexibility of TRICOR installation length, TRICOR was able help the customer in this challenging application to avoid extra installation costs.

ADVANTAGES:
  • Increased burner availability
  • Less downtime
  • More efficient burner management 
  • Reduced maintenance costs Increased productivity
For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs by calling 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

The Ashcroft Ordering Handbook

Ashcroft, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of electronic and mechanical pressure and temperature instruments are produced in this facility under the brand names of Ashcroft®, Heise®and Weksler®. Ashcroft products are recognized as best-in-class for pressure and temperature measurement, including gauges, thermometers, switches, transducers, transmitters, instrument isolators and diaphragm seals and control and calibration equipment.

The Product Ordering Handbook includes descriptions, part numbers, and specifications for all Ashcroft products.

Download the Ashcroft Ordering Handbook from the M.S. Jacobs web site here.

Pipe, Valve, Fitting and Instrument Insulation: Silver Series by BriskHeat


The BriskHeat Silver-Series insulators are a configurable insulation system made of durable, high-temperature cloth that allows for very easy installation and removal. The Silver-Series provides 1” thick, needle-punched fiberglass insulation with hook & loop closures. The innovative design applies very efficient thermal insulation for hot or cold pipes, valves, instrumentation, tanks and vessels in industrial and commercial environments. Custom designs can be manufactured for unique requirements.

For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs & Associates.
https://msjacobs.com
800-348-0089

How They Work: Magnetically Coupled Liquid Level Indicators (Mag Gauges)


Magnetically coupled liquid level indicators are in widespread use throughout today's process industries.

Originally designed as an alternative to site and gage glass devices, MLI’s are now commonly utilized in both new construction and plant expansions. Orion Instruments magnetic level indicators are precision engineered and manufactured to indicate liquid level accurately, reliably, and continuously.

As shown in this video, a float designed for the specific gravity of the process liquid travels inside the MLI chamber tracking the rise and fall of the process media.

This float contains an internal magnetic assembly that couples with the external visual indicator. The individual “flags” or “flippers” rotate 180 degrees as the level rises and falls, indicating the position of the liquid inside the MLI, and therefore, indicating the level of the liquid in the vessel.

These units are completely sealed and require little to no periodic maintenance. MLI’s also eliminate fugitive emission and glass breakage concerns common with site and gage glasses.

To complement these products, level switches and transmitters are available to further expand the control and alarm capability of the MLI.

For more information on magnetic level indicators, contact: M.S. Jacobs and Associates by calling 800-348-0089 or by visiting https://msjacobs.com.