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AUMA Cloud and Cloud Assistant App

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Intelligent Asset Management for Electric Actuators Digitization is at the forefront in all industrial sectors, irrespective of the market – the water industry, energy generation, oil & gas industry, and the process industry. In the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) age, recording, evaluation, and networking of comprehensive information provided by field devices are of growing importance. Failure or unscheduled plant standstill possibly involves high costs. Hence, predictive condition-based maintenance and efficient Asset Management of field devices are core factors to prevent system failures and maximize plant availability. Intensifying automation requirements – often paired with less operational staff on site – call for new concepts to ensure predictive condition-based maintenance and successful Asset Management. Both AUMA Cloud and AUMA Assistant App are premium, innovative tools for networking people, devices, and data. Tri-State Technical Sales 610-647-5700 https://tristat

Electric Heat Tracing Installation Guide

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The product used to maintain or increase pipes and vessels' temperature electrically is known as electric heat tracing, heat tape, or surface heating. Electric heat tracing takes the form of an electrical heating element that runs along the pipe's length in close physical contact. The pipe is usually covered with thermal insulation to maintain thermal losses from the line. The heat produced by the element then maintains the pipe temperature. Heat tracing protects pipes from freezing, maintains a constant temperature of flow in hot water systems, or maintain piping process temperatures needed to transport solid substances at ambient temperatures. Electric heat tracing is an alternative to steam trace heating, where steam is unavailable or unwanted, is electric trace heating cables. The demands placed on heat tracing systems vary based on the design parameters specific to each application. To meet these needs, Thermon manufactures a wide variety of electric heating cables and c

Positioners for Industrial Valves and Dampers

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The purpose of valve positioners is to control a butterfly, ball, gate, or globe valve's position such that a given process will achieve specific desired flow parameters. Positioners also control damper opening and closing. They perform this by analyzing the error between the desired valve position (as determined by the controller) and the actual valve position. Specialized sensors mounted on the valve stem or actuator shaft compare the magnitude of error between the control system setpoint and the real-time process value. The positioner's job is to provide a corrective output that is then sent electrically or pneumatically to a valve actuator. The corrective out moves the valve in a more-open or more-closed direction until the achievement of setpoint.  Positioners play a vital role as a control valve accessory and the interface between the control system and valves in ensuring the process loop's performance. The valve positioner manages the percent of the valves' ope

Happy Holidays from Tri-State Technical Sales

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  We hope our customers, employees, and manufacturer partners have a peaceful and safe holiday season with warm wishes from Tri-State Technical Sales.

SIL (Safety Integrity Level) Capable Switches

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With more automated and integrated systems, there is a growing need to ensure system safety. The goal is to limit the risk to humans who use these systems.  Which means it’s time to talk about SIL. What is SIL? Safety Integrity Level, or SIL, defines the probability of failure in a given system. Some systems can fail without severe consequences while others have zero tolerance for failure. The concept was created by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to standardize the testing and certification of electrical, electronic or programmable electronic safety-related systems.The SIL rating required for a plant's systems or processes depends on its initial risk assessment. The Application In industrial settings, around 50% of applications for switches are some type of safety shut down (high or low pressure limit controls). When trouble arises in these critical applications, the switch sends a signal to the Safety Shutdown System, which will automatically shuts down the pr

Happy Thanksgiving from Tri-State Technical Sales

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PBM Tank Outlet Valves

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PBM tank bottom/outlet valves are proven solutions engineered for demanding applications in pharmaceutical manufacturing, biopharma processing, food and beverage production, and chemical processing. Products include: Angle Stem Flush Tank Valves; Radial Diaphragm Tank Valves; Radius Mounted Valves; Flush Tank Valves With Crown Flats; Spray Ball Valves; and Sampling Valves . Two-Way Tank Bottom valves are suited for sanitary tank, vessel, and reactor applications. Angle Stem Flush Tank Bottom valves provide actuator clearance on jacketed or insulated vessels. PBM’s standard flush tank pad incorporates a unique radius that facilitates flow to the valve and reduces dead space where media could stagnate. The pad is designed to weld flush with the inside tank surface for strategic positioning of the ball. PBM’s standard flush tank pad will fit most tank configurations; such as dished; flat; ellipsoidal; jacketed; conical or spherical. For more information about PBM tank bottom valves , con