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Metso: Updated Expertune PlantTriage

Metso Updated Expertune PlantTriage SoftwareMetso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability.

This version provides a clearer view of PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) tuning benefits via a new Performance Evaluation dashboard and a Performance Summary panel. These features show the effect new tuning parameters will have on valve duty, relative response time, robustness, and performance.

In addition, the PlantTriage Level Wizard is an advanced tool that tunes level controllers for surge tanks. The purpose of surge tanks is to maintain a constant flow to the next stage of the process. Proper tuning guarantees maximum use of surge, while preventing the tank from emptying or overflowing. The Level Wizard helps to get the balance just right.

The latest version also includes advances in cybersecurity. Users may now choose encryption on communications with PlantTriage servers. Other improve­ments make the browser interface more secure, robust, and less vulnerable to attack.

For more information, visit www.metso.com


Victaulic: Grooved Mechanical Piping System for Saturated Steam

Victaulic Grooved Mechanical Piping System for Saturated SteamVictaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the system features the Style 870 rigid coupling, a full line of fittings, a gate valve and a grooving tool to process the Victaulic proprietary OGS-200 groove profile. The Victaulic grooved steam system eliminates the need to weld steam piping, and can work for applications with pressures up to 1379 kPa and temperatures up to 198°C. Thanks to their innovative grooved system, Victaulic steam couplings and fittings make installation and maintenance easier, shorten construction schedules, reduce downtime and maintain safer, more productive worksites.

Joining steam piping with grooved couplings enables faster, easier installation than welding, threading and flanging. During installation, pipe is simply joined by positioning the coupling seal and housing segments on the pipe ends and tightening the bolts and nuts to the specified torque requirement. Installation is completed up to five times faster than other joining methods.

For more information, visit www.victaulic.com

Conval: Lower-Pressure Clampseal Nuclear Bellows Seal Valves

Conval LP Bellows Seal ValveConval is now offering lower-pressure Clampseal N- and NPT-stamp bellows seal valves for demanding toxic, corrosive, caustic applications and regulations of severe service process control where leakage to the environment is not an option.

The new Clampseal bellows seal valves feature low weight and seismic profile; leak-proof integrity; in-line servicing; high cycle bellows; high flow capacity; and no fugitive emissions. The valves are available in ½” through 4” sizes, for ASME Class 150-900 pressure classes, with socket weld, butt weld, flange and threaded end connections.  

Garlock: GYLON EPIX Gaskets

Garlock GYLON EPIXGarlock has launched the GYLON EPIX™, a patented next generation in PTFE gasketing featuring a hexagonal surface profile with superior compressibility and sealing for use in chemical processing environments.

GYLON EPIX™ will be available in one universal thickness of 3/32" (2.4mm) that combines the sealing and blowout resistance of a 1/16" (1.6mm) gasket with the compressibility and conformability of a 1/8" (3.2mm) gasket. It will be available in the same three materials as traditional GYLON® products; fawn (silica filled PTFE), off-white (barium sulfate filled PTFE) and blue (aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE).

In metallic flanges, GYLON EPIX™ performs as well or better than existing 1/16" or 1/8" GYLON® gaskets, allowing end-users and distributors to consolidate inventory, lower the risk of using incorrect gasket thicknesses, and reduce stocking costs.

For more information, visit www.garlock.com

Chesterton: Kaplan Runner Blade Trunnion Split Seal

Chesterton Kaplan Runner Blade Trunnion Split SealA.W. Chesterton has released its new Kaplan Runner Blade Trunnion Split Seal for heavy duty rotary and oscillating applications. Proven in applications around the world, this split seal design greatly enhances reliability by keeping water and contaminants out of the hub and keeping lubricants in to avoid environmental contamination.

Chesterton’s Kaplan Runner Blade Trunnion Split Seal has a pin and lock design that keeps the turbine motion from pulling the split seal apart and also uses load pressure to join cut ends. Unlike standard stack sets, these seals are designed with a positive, flared lip design which enables them to automatically adjust and compensate for radial cross sectional variances. This feature helps resist blade droop which so often causes reliability issues.

For more information, visit chestertonrotating.chesterton.com

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