Sanitary Control Valves with O-Ring Stem Seals: The Steriflow FBCV-OR

Steriflow FBCV-OR

Diaphragm type control valves are found on WFI (Water for Injection) systems for end of loop backpressure control, on buffer dilution skids, and filtration skids for pressure and flow control and chromatography elution flow control.

O-ring stem seals (what ASME BPE defines as sliding stem seals) are usually specified for control valves on clean air and gas and liquid clean utility applications like USP Purified water and some CIP fluids.

The FBCV O-Ring Series by Steriflow meets the rigid specifications for sanitary process control valves for customers who prefer an O-ring style stem seal. This valve series is suitable for various cosmetic, dairy, and food and beverage industries. Conforming to 3A guidelines, the FBCV is ideal for a wide range of flowing media in both the utility and process areas of sanitary systems.

High rangeability, characterized trim, high capacities, superior temperature and pressure ratings, and a selection of sealing methods make the FBCV sanitary control valve ideal for liquid, gas, and steam services. Whether the need is to control pressure, temperature, flow, pH, or another variable, the FBCV is the correct valve for your process.


Hile Controls of Alabama provides reliable sanitary valves and other products that can be trusted by food, beverage, dairy, health and beauty producers. Hile provides products used in various steam applications including plant steam, filtered steam, clean steam and pure steam. Products include back pressure regulators, pressure regulators, steam traps, check valves, butterfly valves, ball valves and other ancillary products.

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Infrared Pyrometers for Industrial Temperature Measurement

Infrared Pyrometers from Williamson

Temperature is one of the most commonly measured process variables in manufacturing operations. Proper temperature regulation and control are critical to product quality and process productivity.

Many applications use contact devices like thermocouples and RTDs. Still, these devices are too often inaccurate, too slow, difficult to use or require frequent replacement, creating process downtime and reducing productivity. For many applications, infrared pyrometers are the perfect solution because they can accurately and reliably measure a target’s temperature without contact.

Wavelength selection can dramatically reduce or even eliminate errors due to optical obstructions, emissivity variation, background reflections, and misalignment. Williamson offers six different types of infrared temperature measurement technology with various wavelength options, multiple optical configurations, temperature spans, and accessories to ensure each infrared thermometer receives the perfect setup for each application.

To download a Williamson pyrometer brochure, visit this link.

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Level Measurement - Floating Roof Terminals

Level measurement Floating Roof Terminals

Designed for industrial applications and harsh environments., the LLT100  provides continuous, non-contact level measurement capabilities for process automation and inventory management. 

Terminals are critical for maintaining a steady supply for economies globally. Thus, there is a high emphasis on mitigating asset loss due to inclement weather, cross-contamination, overfilling, and fugitive emissions. The 2016 API Standard 2350 for overfill protection and prevention puts into place a standard for compliance. However, due to aging technology, the options for technology already installed were limited.

Level Measurement
Floating roof technology consisting of pontoons and seal liners. The floating roof is critical to prevent fugitive emissions and protect assets from contamination and the technology to monitor the height and pitch. However, most of this technology requires large targets to be mounted, and there are limited options for redundancy.

As we enter the 4th industrial revolution, predictive maintenance and early warnings will be crucial to automating an aging but critical part of global infrastructure. ABB has released a differentiating technology not reliant on float tape, large reflection surfaces for open path radar, and not dependent on specific gravity or dielectric constant. It can be mounted close to tank walls while eliminating time-consuming echo mapping and false echo suppression.

ABB's LLT100 series laser encompasses these qualities and offers a simple user interface for fast commissioning, and performs reliably without the need for calibration. It's the modern solution to enable terminals to comply with new API standards and add redundancy on mission-critical tasks. ABB has success-fully implemented this on multiple sites with results exceeding customer's expectations.

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Jordan Valve Express Program and Next Business Day Shipping

Jordan Valve Express Program

Jordan Valve manufactures pressure regulators, back pressure regulators, and temperature regulators for customers worldwide. They also provides the fastest, most responsive delivery options, with best-in-class lead times and precise on-time delivery.

The Jordan Valve Express Program gives you the ability to get the materials you need when you need them. Most of Jordan's regulator, control valve, and tank blanketing products are ready for shipment on the next business day.

For more information about this program in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call 800.536.0269 or visit

HawkEye365 Online Inventory Asset and Monitoring Portal


The HawkEye365 Online Inventory Asset and Monitoring Portal is a complete remote and in-plant measurement and monitoring system. Unlike anything on the market today, this system is uniquely different due to the communications capabilities and compatibility with HAWK's Power over Ethernet level sensors. The advantages to Power over Ethernet connectivity are secure in-plant and remote monitoring, as well as remote sensor setup, diagnostics and troubleshooting abilities. The HawkEye365 portal is not only compatible with PoE transmitters, but is also sensor agnostic and can monitor any type of field device such as level, flow, pressure, temperature and pH. The multiple communication methods include RS485, HART, Modbus, Ethernet TCP/IP, Cellular, Bluetooth and PoE. For more information in Alabama, Mississippi, Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle, call:

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Precision Turbine Flow Meters Assist in Lower NOx on Gas Turbines

Turbine Flow Meters Assist in Lower NOx

As smaller power sources, gas turbine generators are cost-effective solutions. Packaged as systems, they offer flexibility and simplicity with a capacity of 20 MW to over 1000 MW. The gas turbine engine is proven and reliable technology that allows for relatively rapid installation of a complete package almost anywhere.

Regulatory agencies and manufacturers are examining emissions standards that further restrict the release of pollutants into the atmosphere and are increasingly developing systems to meet ever-tighter standards. In gas turbines, nitrogen oxides (NOx) resulting from the combustion of fuel and air, and any nitrogen component, are the primary pollutants produced. The turbine's firing temperature and the fuel used heavily influence a standard gas turbine's NOx emission.

One method of NOx reduction is water injection, used since the 1970s. Systems inject water vapor directly into the combustor of a  gas turbine, reducing the flame's temperature, which decreases NOx emissions in turn.

By injecting demineralized water directly with the fuel (natural gas, fuel oil, etc.), it achieves a reduction of turbine firing temperature, directly correlating to a decrease in NOx emissions. Demineralized water minimizes scaling and build-up in the nozzles and the combustion chamber. As the generator's load increases, additional water maintains the turbine firing temperature low enough to reduce NOx emissions to about 25ppm. The turbine flow meter measures the supply water flow rate to the nozzle injector manifold to control the feedwater valve position while monitoring the firing temperature. This application requires a very accurate flow meter for a precise control scheme.

The Flow Technology FT Series turbine meter with the LA-5 linearizing electronics and an extended range calibration to give a turndown of 100:1 over the flow range fits the bill.  Available with either meter-mounted or remote-mounted electronics and high temperature amplified pickoffs that eliminate noise generated by the floating (non-grounded) electrical system of the turbine generator. Additionally, the FT Series turbine meter can be placed inside the generator room due to its compact size and durability under extreme conditions. 

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