Welding, Brazing, or Soldering End Connections on PBM Ball Valves.

PBM, Inc. manufactures ball valves and specialty valves for both sanitary and industrial applications from their plant in Irwin, Pennsylvania.

Welding, soldering, or brazing of their valves to tanks or process piping is often required for installation or replacement. This technical instruction is for the welding of tank pads and welding, brazing, or soldering end connections on PBM ball valves. Please read the instructions carefully and save them for future reference.

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White Paper: Integrated Block Valves - Critical from Process to Patient

Integrated block valves are critical from process to patient. Innovative designs can drastically reduce dead-leg, minimize hold-up volume, minimize product contact surface areas, improve drain-ability, and contribute to product recovery from process piping and systems.

This white paper, provided by ITT Engineered Valves / Pure-Flo®, looks at the critical role Integrated Block Valves play in bioprocessing.

The white paper can be downloaded in its entirety from the Tri-State Technical Sales web site here.

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NACE Standards White Paper: Measuring the Pressure of Sour Gas and Crude

White paper courtesy of Ashcroft.
Every mechanically activated pressure instrument relies on an elastic element to bend in response to a pressurized medium. Most often, the element is a metallic “C” shaped or coiled Bourdon tube that attempts to straighten under pressure. Specifiers need to be especially careful that the chemical  composition of the excitation medium does not react unfavorably with the instrument’s wetted materials. Measuring the pressure of compressed air or water seldom results in an incompatibility. However, when oil and gas first come out of the ground, the story can be quite different. Both hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2, when combined with water forms carbonic acid) can exist as unwanted components. Raw petroleum fluids infused with hydrogen sulfide are known as “sour gas” or “sour crude”, and can attack containment materials, causing stress corrosion cracking. This can lead to a breach in the vessel and allow gas or oil to escape into the surrou…

Continental Disc and Groth Corporation

Continental Disc Corporation is a leading manufacturer of rupture disc devices used to protect against overpressure conditions for a variety of process industries, including chemical, petrochemical, petroleum refining, pharmaceutical, beverage, food, dairy, aerospace, gases, electronics and other markets worldwide. Products include a wide range of vacuum relief devices, such as tension, reverse acting, ultra low pressure, and graphite relief discs, vent panels, burst discs indicator alarm systems, disc assemblies and holders. Continental Disc maintains an ASME certified flow lab to test rupture discs and pressure relief valves.

A wholly owned subsidiary, Groth Corporation of Houston, Texas, is a global leader in manufacturing pressure/vacuum relief valves, deflagration and detonation flame arresters, blanket gas regulators, and other low pressure relief products. Groth pressure relief products have been protecting refineries, chemical processing plants, and facilities with atmospheric…

Tri-State Technical Sales Valve Automation Services

Tri-State Technical Sales has a well-earned reputation for developing specialized automated valve packages that solve some of the most unique and challenging flow control applications. Tri-State thoroughly understands the complex technical and economic needs of their customers. As one of the Mid-Atlantic's most experienced valve automation centers, they are known for the highest levels of quality and competence.  From their expansive manufacturing facility located in Malvern, PA, Tri-State will expertly design, fabricate, build and test the perfect automated valve assembly for your application.

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ASCO Solenoid Valve Engineering Information and Reference Guide

A solenoid valve is a combination of two basic functional units: a solenoid (electromagnet) with its core; and a valve body containing one or more orifices. Flow through an orifice is shut off or allowed by the movement of the core when the solenoid is energized or de-energized.

Solenoid valves come in a wide variety of sizes, port configurations, coil styles, coil voltages, materials and configurations. Proper selection for any given application can be confusing. This solenoid engineering guide is intended to offer the reader/specifier assistance in selecting the correct solenoid valve for the application.

ASCO is the worlds leading manufacturer of solenoid valves in the world. Tri-State Technical Sales is an authorized stocking distributor for ASCO with a huge inventory ready ready for same-day shipment.

Download a copy of the ASCO Solenoid Valve Engineering Information and Reference Guide here.

ASCO Solenoid Valve Engineering Reference Guide from Tri-State Technical Sales

PBM CIP (Clean-in-place) Ball Valves

Cleaning a ball valve without removing it from the process is a solution that keeps PBM on top of the world's valve market. PBM clean-in-place options can provide a solution to the problem of removing any residual product that may accumulate in the valve. Using steam the valve internals can be sterilized. With PBM's exclusive adjustable seating technology, cleaning agents or steam can be introduced into the valve in the closed position without interrupting the process.

Simply innovative clean-in-place and steam-in-place capabilities are desirable in applications where material can become trapped, or where it may be necessary to sanitize the valve with steam or a cleaning agent. PBM provides a solution with a combination of purge ports and a ball with milled flats or drain holes designed to suit specific application needs. Steam or cleaning solution may be introduced through a purge port in order to flush the body cavity before exiting via ball flats or additional ports.