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Cavitation in a Water Pump and Valve - Excellent Visual and Audible Demostration
Cavitation in pumps and valves, a common occurrence caused by rapid pressure drop and flashing of fluids, is sometimes difficult to describe. This video provides an excellent visual and audible demonstration of the conditions leading up to fluid flashing and subsequent cavitation.
Spirax Sarco 25PRV Pressure Reducing Valve Operation
A properly designed steam system is extremely important. Clean, dry steam through your steam distribution network maximizes the quality of steam, and protects all related components thus keeping costs and maintenance to a minimum. Principles of Operation of the Pressure Reducing Valve: - Normal positions before start-up are with the main valve closed and the pilot valve held open by spring force or air pressure. Entering steam passes through the pilot valve into the main diaphragm chamber and also out through the control orifice. As flow through the pilot valve exceeds flow through the orifice, control pressure increases in the diaphragm chamber and opens the main valve. As steam flows through the main valve, the increase in downstream pressure feeds back through the pressure sensing line to the underside of the pressure diaphragm. When the force below that diaphragm balances the compression force of the spring above it, the pilot valve throttles. The control pressure maintained in the main diaphragm chamber positions the main valve to deliver just enough steam for the desired delivery pressure. Adjustment of the spring or air pressure above the pressure diaphragm changes the downstream pressure set point. When steam is no longer required, the sensing line pressure increases closing the pressure pilot and the control pressure bleeds back through the control orifice. This allows the main valve to hold the desired reduced pressure, and it may close tight for a dead-end shutoff. Operation of the Spirax Sarco Model 25PRV Pressure Reducing Valve 0:0:24 No Flow Conditions 0:0:27 Steam Flow Begins 0:0:29 Progresses Toward Equilibrium 0:0:35 Attains Set Point 0:0:43 Increased Downstream Load 0:0:56 Elevated Setpoint 0:1:09 Downstream Shutoff 0:1:19 The Spirax Sarco Model 25PRV Features
Chemical Safety Board Case Study - West, Texas Explosion
The Chemical Safety Board produced this training video based on a real accident and explosion that occurred at a fertilizer plant in Texas.
Diaphragm Valve Operation Demonstration
Animation illustrates the flow pattern and operating principals of a weir type diaphragm valve for industrial process control applications.
Pressure Relief Valve Operation Tutorial
Shows and explains the operating principals behind direct acting and pilot pressure relief valves for industrial process control.
The Operation of Bimetallic Steam Traps
This video illustrates how a bimetallic steam trap works. It shows the thermostatic principal involved and how two bimetallic plates interact and provide physical movement to open and close a valve seat to discharge condensate. Bimetallic steam traps are used in many industrial and commercial applications in the chemical processing, energy production, food processing, HVAC, pulp and paper, mining, petro-chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Mountain States Engineering & Control 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303.232.4100 Phone 303.232.4900 Fax Email: [email protected]
Condensate Induced Water Hammer - A Fun Demo
According to Wikipedia, water hammer is defined as "a pressure surge or wave caused when a fluid (usually a liquid but sometimes also a gas) in motion is forced to stop or change direction suddenly (momentum change). A water hammer commonly occurs when a valve closes suddenly at an end of a pipeline system, and a pressure wave propagates in the pipe. It is also called hydraulic shock." When improperly drained of condensate in a high pressure steam main fills with condensate and completely surrounds the steam, an implosion takes place causing devastating water hammer. Draining condensate and keeping it away from the steam by using proper steam trapping equipment will prevent this from happening. The following video, courtesy of Spirax Sarco USA, dramatically demonstrates the principle behind water hammer and its potentially devastating effects.
Pressure Motive Condensate Pump Cycle
Animation shows how the coordinated operation of valves on a pressure motive condensate pump allow for collection of condensate and controlled discharge.
Setup of Spirax Sarco EP500 Electro-Pneumatic Positioner
Spirax Sarco, the leader in products and services for steam system management, has announced release of the EP500, the world’s first ergonomically designed electro-pneumatic valve positioner. This positioner offers outstanding accuracy and industry-leading reliability with an ease of installation, calibration and operation.
Heat Exchanger Stall - Understanding & Eliminating
Operation of a steam heat exchanger is illustrated using animation. Causes of heat exchanger stall are detailed, with examples of proper methods for remedy and prevention. Improper methods for correction are also shown, with explanation of why they should be avoided.
Animated Reenactment and Analysis of Refinery Explosion
US Chemical Safety Board animated reenactment and analysis of an industrial chemical accident at the Exxon refinery in Louisiana in 2016.
Differences Between a Regenerative Turbine Pump and a Centrifugal Pump
Regenerative turbine pump has double row vanes cut in the rim. The impeller rotates within two liners into which annular channels have been milled. Liquid flows in at the suction and is picked up by the impeller vanes. In completing nearly one revolution in the annular channel, the fluid develops a high velocity and pressure increases dramatically before being sent out the discharge. The liquid re-circulates between the impeller vanes and the annular chamber. Because of this action, the fluid flows in a path like a helical spring laid into each of the annular grooves as the fluid is carried forward. Energy is added to the fluid by a number of vortex impulses in the impeller vanes, as it travels from suction to discharge. These impulses have the same effect as multi- staging in a centrifugal pump. In a multistage centrifugal pump, the pressure is the result of energy added in each stage. In a turbine pump, pressure is added to the fluid stream by circulating many times through the vanes of a single impeller. One of the most remarkable features of the regenerative turbine pump is its performance characteristics when pumping highly volatile liquids. The manner in which the turbine impeller imparts velocity/energy to the fluid, as described above, is quite different from conventional centrifugal or positive displacement designs. The continuous, progressive building of pressure in a regenerative turbine pump essentially eliminates the sudden collapse of bubbles that is destructive cavitation. A turbine pump can develop about ten times the discharge pressure of a centrifugal type having equal impeller diameter and speed. Pressure increases nearly uniformly around the impeller rim. At the impeller hub, the pressure is about one half the discharge pressure. This lower pressure, plus suction pressure, is what is seen in the stuffing box. Holes through the impeller keep the impeller centered to reduce wear, prevent unbalanced pressures on the impeller and reduce end thrust on the bearings. REGENERATIVE PUMP DESIGN ADVANTAGES ==================== Develop higher pressures Can be run at lower motor speeds Eliminate cavitation Operate with lower NPSHr Deliver specified capacity with input pressure variations Meet performance with fewer stages Smaller size For more information on regenerative turbine pumps, contact: Mountain States Engineering and Controls 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303.232.4100 Phone 303.232.4900 Fax Email: [email protected]
Metal Body, Industrial Diaphragm Valve Operation
A quick video showing the basic operation of a metal body, diaphragm valve for industrial applications. The video illustrates how the metallic lower valve body is machined for a smooth controlled flow characteristic, and how the elastomer diaphragm is controlled by the liner movement of the valve stem. Full open, full closed, or proportional flow is controlled by the relationship of the valve diaphragm and valve body. Metal body diaphragm valves are available in many metal alloys such as brass, cast steel, and 316 stainless steel, with many different elastomers including EPDM, PTFE and Viton. These valves are great for inert and corrosive liquid and gaseous media, are highly resistant to chemicals, are insensitive to particulate media and offer a compact design (ideal when space is at a premium).
Swing Check Valve Basics by Mountain States Engineering and Controls
There are several types of check valves. This video introduces the viewer to the swing check valve. The swing check uses the directional flow to push open a swinging disk. As long as flow continues, the disk stays raised. But as flow stops, gravity allows the disk to re-seat itself and any reverse flow is prevented by the closed disk. As reverse flow pressure increases, the swing check valves seating increases as well.
High Performance Butterfly Valve Exploded View
Short video showing all parts of HPBV (high performance butterfly valve). Video courtesy of Max Seal. High performance butterfly valves are used in many industries including oil & gas and commercial HVAC. For more information on industrial valves in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and the western Dakotas contact: Mountain States Engineering and Controls 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303.232.4100 Phone 303.232.4900 Fax Email: [email protected]
Industrial Control Valve Basics
https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100 Understanding industrial control valve design and operation is very important if you work as a process engineer, a plant maintenance person, or if you design process control loops. Control valves are used extensively in power plants, pulp and paper mills, chemical manufacturing, petro-chemical processing, mining facilities, HVAC and steam distribution systems. There are many types, manufacturers, body styles, and specialized features, but the they all share some basics operating principles. The video below explains components, operation, and fundamentals of how control valves operate. https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100
Spira-Trol Valve Disassembly
A demonstration of the simplicity involved in disassembling the valve in-line for regular maintenance or inspection.
Flowseal Soft Seat Butterfly Valve
Butterfly valves are utilized throughout the industrial process control field whenever fluids are present. Special design details of the valve seat can provide extended operating life, lower operating torque requirements, and superior shutoff performance.
Condensate Return Equipment From Sterling
Sterling Sterlco designs and manufactures a broad line of steam system components related to condensate return and boiler feed water regulation. NPSH pumps, steam traps, thermostatic valves, receivers, and boiler feed water systems and equipment.
Granzow Valve Lineup
For more than sixty years, Granzow® has been providing high quality industrial products with outstanding reliability for a host of different fluid applications. The company's extensive solenoid valve offering is highlighted.
Cooling Tower Installation Video
Cooling Tower Installation of (2) Delta TM4 at Indiana State University. Delivery - 0:05-0:11 Cooling Tower Site Inspection - 0:12 - 0:15 Off Loading - 0:16 - 0:20 Set Basins - 0:21 - 0:25 Install Sumps Boxes - 0:26 - 0:30 Set Cooling Tower Uppers - 0:31 - 0:35 Install Corner Brackets - 0:36 - 0:40 Continue Setting Cooling Tower - 0:41 - 0:45 Set 4 Cells - 0:46 - 0:50 Offload misc. parts - 0:51 - 1:00 Install Cell Redirectors - 1:01 - 1:05 Install Louvers - 1:06 - 1:10 Install Upper Handrails and Conduit - 1:11 - 1:15 Lifting connectors - 1:16 - 1:20 Wiring - 1:21 - 1:30 Disconnects - 1:31 - 1:35 Piping - 1:36 - 1:40 Job Complete 1:41 - 1:50 Cooling tower sales and service in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Southern Idaho, Western Dakotas and the Panhandle of Nebraska. Visit the Mountain States Engineering & Controls Blog - mnteng.blogspot.com
Crane FKX 9000 Butterfly Valve: Triple Offset Explained
The Crane®FKX 9000 Triple Offset valve design is recommended for industrial applications where large bore valves handle hot steam or isolate parts of their plants and have high/low temperatures that prevent the use of rubber lining elements. Here's an explanation of "Triple Offset" Offset One This offset applies to the center line of the disc/seat sealing surfaces that provides an uninterrupted sealing surface. Offset Two This offset refers to the location of the shaft with respect to the center line of the bore, which enables a calming action of the disc to minimize rubbing and wear between the seat and seal. Offset Three This offset is the axis of the seat cone angle that is offset from the center line of the valve bore to eliminate rubbing of the seat/seal contact surfaces during operation and to preserve sealing integrity over the cycle life of the valve. For more information, contact Mountain State Engineering and Controls by calling (303) 232-4100 or visit https://mnteng.com.
Pressure Measurement Using Isolation Ring
This isolation ring is ideal for measuring pressures of viscous or slurry media, utilizing a flow-through system that eliminates clogging or pressure blocking from occurring. Designed for installation in water treatment facilities, mining and pulp & paper plants.
Industrial Valve Body Style and Flow Path: A Visual Illustration
This video introduces the viewer to (4) four body styles of industrial valves and their resulting flow patterns: The angle (or Y-pattern) valve, the butterfly valve, the ball valve and the diaphragm valve. This video allows the viewer to "look inside" each type of valve to get an idea of how the fluid reacts to the valve design. For more information, contact: Mountain States Engineering and Controls 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303.232.4100 Phone 303.232.4900 Fax Email: [email protected] www.mnteng.com
MSEC: Crane Flowseal High Performance Butterfly Valve Components Assembly
Animated exploded assembly view of Flowseal high performance butterfly valve.
Warren Controls AMURACT Electric Valve Actuator
Intro to Warren Controls AMURACT Electric Valve Actuator, demos includes power failure, 120/240 VAC operation, also available in DC, fail open or fail close via dip switch. Fast acting, fail-safe and saves energy costs. Visit the Mountain States Engineering & Controls Website - www.mnteng.com or call (303) 232-4100
Multiport Valve Block Demonstration
Gemu, a manufacturer of industrial control valves, demonstrates a complex application of their multiport blocking diaphragm valves. The valves are suitable for sanitary applications and provide for clean-in-place and sterilize-in-place operations.
Spirax Sarco USA Introduction
Spirax Sarco in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and the Western Dakotas. Part 1 of 9 of the operation of a typical modern industrial boiler, boiler control and steam management. Visit the Mountain States Engineering & Controls Website - www.mnteng.com or call (303) 232-4100
Description of a Process Control Enclosure in a Hazardous, or Explosion-Proof, Location
This is a short video that explains what an explosion-proof enclosure looks like, how it works, and why it is safe to use in explosive or combustible atmospheres. The definition of "explosion-proof" doesn't mean the enclosure can withstand the forces of an external explosion, but rather that it will cool any escaping hot gases (caused by an internal spark or arcing contacts) sufficiently enough as to not to allow the ignition of combustible gases or dusts in the surrounding area. For more detailed information on electrical equipment enclosures in hazardous areas, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_equipment_in_hazardous_areas
The Flowseal High Performance Butterfly Valve
Key Features & Benefits  High performance shutoff and modulating service for standard industrial process lines  Materials of construction options include Carbon and Stainless Steels  Sizes up to 48”, both wafer and lugged body styles available, classes 150 – 600 Typical Applications: • Hydrocarbon Processing • Chemical/Petrochemical Processing • Marine and Commercial Shipbuilding • Power and Utilities • Pulp and Paper Flowseal high performance butterfly valves are a standard in many industries including heating, ventilating and air conditioning, power generation, hydrocarbon processing, water and waste water treatment, and marine and commercial shipbuilding. These valves are also installed in applications as diverse as food and beverage processing, snowmaking and pulp and paper production. Configurations are available for harsh conditions as well as applications requiring nominal pressure and temperature ratings. Contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls for all your Flowseal HPBV needs. 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303.232.4100 Phone 303.232.4900 Fax [email protected] www.mnteng.com
StabiliZR Gauges From Winters With Vibration Dampening
StabiliZR™ dampened movement minimizes effects of pulsation and vibration without liquid filling
CSB Re-enactment and Analysis of Heat Exchanger Explosion
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board investigates industrial accidents related to the use of chemicals at commercial and industrial sites. This analysis and re-enactment is about an event that occurred at a plant in Louisiana.
Mountain States Engineering & Controls
https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100 MSEC, Inc. is a Manufacturer's Representative & Distributor of process equipment and controls headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado since 1978. We serve the markets of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and the western Dakotas. https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100
Mountain States Engineering and Controls Products
https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100 Mountain States Engineering and Controls represents some of the most recognized and innovative manufacturers in the market today. In some relationships with our manufacturers, Mountain States Engineering and Controls acts as a representative, and with others as a distributor. Depending on the complexity of the application or the product, some material is sold exclusively on a direct basis, where other products are made available through authorized stocking distributors or select wholesalers. Mountain States Engineering and Controls products solve challenging problems for industrial and commercial applications in the power, chemical, mining, energy, water treatment, and manufacturing industries as well as in universities, hospitals, and government facilities. https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100
Mountain States Engineering & Controls Intro
MSEC, Inc. is a Manufacturer's Representative & Distributor of process equipment and controls headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado since 1978. We serve the markets of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and the western Dakotas. For over 35 years we have supported our customers with application, design, and product start-up assistance. In addition we provide product service training and support to ensure that our products and services exceed your expectations. We represent some of the most recognized, and innovative manufacturers in the market today. In some relationships with our manufacturers, we act as a representative, and with others as a distributor. Depending on the complexity of the application or the product, some material is sold exclusively on a direct basis, where other products are made available through authorized stocking distributors or select wholesalers.
LOGIIC - Confederation of Government and Industry to Promote Cybersecurity
The Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity (LOGIIC) program is an ongoing collaboration of oil and natural gas companies and the Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Division.
High Visibility Process Gauges
Process gauges in 4" through 6" diameter dial face are available with optional WinBright dial that provides five different reflective colors and a glow in the dark version to enhance gauge reading and visibility.
What is a Cooling Tower?
https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100 An evaporative cooling tower is heat removal device that uses ordinary water to transfer process waste heat from building and equipment into the atmosphere. All cooling towers operate on the principle of removing heat from water by evaporating a small portion of water that is recirculated through the unit. The mixing of warm water and cooler air releases latent heat of vaporization, causing a cooling effect to the water. Cooling towers are a key component of many refrigeration systems and can be found in industries such as chemical processing plants, power plants, steel mills, food processing plants, and many other manufacturing companies where process cooling is required. Cooling towers are also used to provide comfort cooling for large commercial buildings such as universities, government facilities, airports, schools, hospitals, and hotels. https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100
CCS DualSnap Pressure and Temperature Switches
CCS manufactures pressure and temperatures switches used in many industrial and aerospace applications. CCS’ designs utilize proven, rugged “Dual-Snap®” disc spring and advanced sensing technologies to provide customers superior solutions for pressure and temperature applications. Contact Mountain States Engineering & Controls for more information. https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100
Level Controls Used on Grain Silos and Hoppers
https://mnteng.com 303-232-4100 Here is a short video displaying how NIVELCO level instruments are used on grain silos and hoppers. NIVELCO manufactures level measurement and control transmitters using microwave, guided wave radar, ultrasonic, capacitive, and magnetostrictive technologies, as well as level switches utilizing float, conductive, magnetic, and vibrating technologies. For more information, contact: Mountain States Engineering and Controls: 1520 Iris Street Lakewood, CO 80215 303-232-4100 Phone 303-232-4900 Fax https://www.mnteng.com