How to Select the Proper Sight Flow Indicator
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Flow Indicators are used to observe the flow of liquid, powder or gas through pipelines. In many applications the process media require visual inspection at some point in the piping system, sight flow ...

Flow Indicators are used to observe the flow of liquid, powder or gas through pipelines. In many applications the process media require visual inspection at some point in the piping system, sight flow indicators are used in line. Chemical engineers and engineers in pharmaceutical processing plants use a sight flow indicator and this presentation offers information about materials and options to consider when selecting a visual flow indicator. http://www.ljstar.com/products/products.aspx?pl=5

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How to Select the Proper Sight Flow Indicator How to Select the Proper Sight Flow Indicator Presentation Transcript

  • o Setting the Standard o Seeing the Difference o Understanding the Options How to Select the Right Visual Flow Indicator for Your Usage
  • Visual Flow Indicators FLOW INDICATOR PRODUCTS - STANDARD VIEW, FULL VIEW AND VIEW THROUGH Flow Indicators are used to observe the flow of liquid, powder or gas through pipelines. In many applications the process media require visual inspection at some point in the piping system, sight flow indicators are used in line.
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Standard Flow Indicator Units • Full ANSI Rated • 150#, 300# & 600# • Independently Bolted Glass Retainers • Investment Cast Bodies1 • Flanged or Threaded Connections • Flow Indicators • Rotary, flapper & drip tube 1 Available on sizes 4” and smaller
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Independent Bolting Cross Bolting Others Independent Bolting L.J. Star
  • Visual Flow Indicators Flow Indicator Rotor Flapper Plain Gaseous Flapper Drip Tube
  • Visual Flow Indicators Drip Drip Tube
  • Visual Flow Indicators Rotor
  • Visual Flow Indicators Metaglas Advantage • #1 Fused Glass in World • FM Approved • Borosilicate Glass Standard Flanged with Metaglas
  • Visual Flow Indicators Metaglas vs. Dual Window
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Steam Jackets • No heat loss across VFI • Tested in accordance with the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Sec. VIII, Div. 1 • Jackets are capable of maintaining operating temperatures up to 750°F
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Teflon Lining • Lined body • Provides protection against harsh chemicals • Lower cost option vs. high nickel alloys
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Flow Indicator Material Options ANSI flange and NPT type connection visual flow indicators are available in many different materials – carbon steel, stainless steel, hastelloy, monel and those with a Teflon® lining. They are the best design available, made of investment cast bodies with independently bolted retainers to ease any routine maintenance an increase safety.
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Material Options • Body • 316, 304, CS, Duplex, Hastelloy, Monel, Teflon Lined • Gaskets • Teflon, Gylon, Graphite, Neoprene, EPDM, etc… • Bolting • Plated Steel, 18-8, B7-2H, B8-8, B8M-8M, L320 • Glass Shields • FEP, Mica
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Ratings • Full ANSI Ratings • High Pressure Rating Available • MetaGlas Upgrade (High Safety Factor) • Limiting Factors (Weakest Link) • Gasket, Glass (temperature) • Metal (pressure)
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Packaging • Hydrotest • Part Marking (Part no., pressure, temp) • Other Options • NACE • Special Paints • High Temperature (up to ??ºF) • Socket Weld & BSP Connections
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Full View Flow Indicator Units • Investment Cast Heads • Flanged or Threaded Connections • Impact Shield Threaded Full ViewFlanged Full View
  • Visual Flow Indicators • Full View Flow Indicator Options • Teflon Lined • Extended Lengths • Graduated Cylinders • Special Connections • Drip Tubes • Armored (Sheathed) Teflon Lined Full View
  • Visual Flow Indicators L.J. Star’s History in Visual Flow Indicators • Part of the original product line • Entered market to fill a void – short deliveries • Developed quality standards • Now estimated to be #1 for the Flow Indicator in North America
  • See the Difference…
  • Visual Flow Indicators For More Information Visit L.J. Star Incorporated for more information on the Visual Flow Indicator. Contact us directly: Mailing Address: L.J. Star Incorporated P.O. Box 1116 Twinsburg, OH 44087 Telephone: (330) 405-3040 FAX: (330) 405-3070