Procedures for Installing Thermon Electric Heat Tracing

Thermon manufactures the widest variety of electric heating cables and control systems in the world. Their products cover the application requirements and demands for any heat tracing system.

This video describes the installation of Thermon trace heating systems in typical piping applications and are suitable for use with Thermon flexible trace heating products.  These instructions are not intended for mineral-insulated (MI) trace heaters. Instructions and documentation for other products and applications may be found at

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Why Its a Good Idea to Use Instrumentation Manifold Valves: Get This 9 Page White Paper

Pressure spikes above the pressure instrument capabilities can cause permanent damage to mechanical and electrical components. Or worse, injury can occur to personnel from unintentional pressurized systems. With people, processes and profits in jeopardy, manifold valves are essential in pressure applications. From safety to instrument protection, manifold valves are used to isolate, control, bleed and calibrate pressure instruments without process interruption. Manifold valves are used with pressure gauges, pressure switches, pressure transducers and transmitters. The most common manifold valves are direct or remote mount. Depending on the application one type can significantly improve the system performance over the other. For example, the direct mount valve manifolds are tailored to improve efficiency and to reduce energy costs. Shorter path flows reduce pressure drops and heat fluctuations, improving the overall energy efficiency of a system. In contrast, remote valve manifolds ca…

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US Power Grids, Oil and Gas Industries, and Risk of Hacking

A report released in June, from the security firm Dragos, describes a worrisome development by a hacker group named, “Xenotime” and at least two dangerous oil and gas intrusions and ongoing reconnaissance on United States power grids.

Multiple ICS (Industrial Control Sectors) sectors now face the XENOTIME threat; this means individual verticals – such as oil and gas, manufacturing, or electric – cannot ignore threats to other ICS entities because they are not specifically targeted.

The Dragos researchers have termed this threat proliferation as the world’s most dangerous cyberthreat since an event in 2017 where Xenotime had caused a serious operational outage at a crucial site in the Middle East. 

The fact that concerns cybersecurity experts the most is that this hacking attack was a malware that chose to target the facility safety processes (SIS – safety instrumentation system).

For example, when temperatures in a reactor increase to an unsafe level, an SIS will automatically start …

Causes of, and Ways to Prevent, Water Hammer in Industrial Piping Systems

Very strong pressure pulses or surges, also referred to as water hammer (also know as hydraulic shock or fluid hammer), often occur in fluid-conducting pipes. The stresses on the pipes, valves and apparatus can be so high that the equipment concerned is damaged – or in extreme cases actually bursts. Before effective measures can be taken to combat this problem, it is important to analyze exactly which kind of water hammer is involved and what causes it. Yet no matter how carefully a facility is planned and constructed, the risk of pressure surges cannot always be completely ruled out, particularly if the plant is modified or extended or the operating mode changes frequently. If the plant components are designed with sufficient stability, half the battle is won.
Causes of Water Hammer
Water hammer in pipes can have a variety of causes. A basic distinction is drawn between hydraulic water hammer and thermal water hammer.
Hydraulic Water Hammer and Cavitational Hammer
If a globe valve (e.…

The PBM Radial Diaphragm Tank Outlet Valve

Two-piece tank weld pad and valve body design provides the following advantages:
Weld pad may be shipped early to facilitate fabrication schedule.Body can be rotated to any angle to clear obstructions or to ease the connection of outlet tubing.Body may be replaced in the future without fabrication in case of damage or the addition of satellite valve or purge ports.Optional Valve Configurations:
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