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Critical Service Type 447 as alternative to nickel-based materials

June 9, 2022

SAVE COSTS: PTFE AS AN ALTERNATIVE Nickel prices are exploding on the raw material markets   In type 447, the medium-wetted parts of the steel body (inlet and outlet) are lined with PTFE. This makes this type an economical alternative to nickel-based materials, such as Hastelloy, which can be used in API type 526. Applications with corrosive media have challenging requirements for the materials. For example, stainless steels are unsuitable for the production and processing of chlorine. LESER offers safety valves of the “Critical Service” product group to safeguard these applications. The minimum thickness of the PTFE lining is 3…

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Biogas/Biofuels Application Note

April 26, 2022

What is Biogas/Biofuels Biogas is the gas created when organic matter breaks down in an oxygen-free environment. The biological process to produce Biogas is called Anaerobic Digestion and is considered a renewable source of methane gas, the main component of Biogas. Biogas can be used to power engines for the generation of electricity as well as Biogas can be further refined into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). This RNG can be used in the traditional Natural Gas pipeline and is considered carbon neutral. Biofuels are fuels derived from renewable biological sources such as crops, oils, and organic waste. Continue Reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Westech Industrial Ltd. and SunWize Power Systems enter into a partnership for the Canadian marketplace

April 21, 2022

Calgary, AB, April 21, 2022 – Westech Industrial Ltd. (Westech) and SunWize Power & Battery LLC are pleased to announce that Westech Industrial is now a proud partner for the Canadian Marketplace on their remote solar and back-up power products. SunWize Power and Battery expands Westech’s portfolio of alternative energy sources for backup power solutions. SunWize Power Systems have been built using superior craftmanship and attention to detail. The Solar Power Ready Express battery kits have been developed for a wide range of systems to cover most of the standard applications for remote power generation from 65 to 1100 Watts…

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Flame Prevention for Food and Beverage Production

February 25, 2022

Manufacturing and processing food and beverages creates substantial fire and toxic gas risks. Gases are used for baking, processing and refrigerating foods. These gases can be highly hazardous – either toxic, flammable, or both. It is commonly known that kitchens present a huge fire risk, and industrial kitchens even more so. Ensuring comprehensive protection involves the installation of flame and gas detection systems, with gas detectors designed to detect the types of gases used in the industry. Download Application Note Application Spotlights FOOD & BEVERAGE REFRIGERATION FACILITIES INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN FLOUR & GRAIN MILLING FOOD & BEVERAGE The processes involved in…

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Process Trace Moisture Analyzer for Biogas Metering and Gas Grid lnfeed Plant – Application Note

January 26, 2022

Part of the “Energiewende” (energy transition) towards reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and increase of renewable energy is the production of biogas. Biogas can be produced from a broad range of feedstocks. In a process of anaerobic digestion, the biomass or energy crops are converted to biogas by several types of bacteria within the fermenter. Once the process has started the bacteria must be fed constantly without interruption. The produced biogas is typically consisting of 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide with traces of hydrogen sulfide and water vapour. The gas is sent to the treatment plant where impurities are…

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Sight Flow Indicators – Pulp & Paper and Black Liquor Applications

January 10, 2022

 Figure 1: Sight Flow Indicators  Breaking down wood into usable fibers to create paper products is aggressive and demanding. This chemical-based process can be challenging for materials used in pipe, fittings, and specialty instrumentation. Sight flow indicators, like the examples in Figure 1 below, provide valuable insight into various applications by providing a direct view into systems and processes. Figure 2: Paper Production – Two-Step Process Processes supporting paper production include: Wood preparation Pulping – to separate and clean the fibers Beating and refining the fibers Diluting to form a thin fiber slurry Suspended in solution Papermaking Forming a web…

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Clark Reliance Webinar – Proper Commissioning Procedure of Safety Ballcheck Valves

December 1, 2021

WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT! Join our partners Clark-Reliance for their session on the Proper Commissioning Procedure of Safety Ballcheck Valves. Event Details: Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021Time: 11am ESTDuration: 30 minutes Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3xQod1h This quick-hit webinar will go over how ballcheck valves operate, the proper commissioning procedure of safety ballcheck valves, as well as common commissioning misconceptions. Key Takeaways Include:– Importance of Safety Ballcheck Valves on a Glass Gage Assembly– Common mistakes when commissioning Safety Ballcheck Valves– Proper commissioning procedure Additional Featured Content:– 360 Valves for simplified commissioning– 360 Valve commissioning video Find out more about our Clark-Reliance products…

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New Strategic Exclusive Partnership with Clark-Reliance

November 1, 2021

Westech is very excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Clark-Reliance® to provide their world class level measurement and sight flow indication products to the Canadian marketplace. Westech has been appointed as Clark-Reliance’s exclusive distributor for the Canadian market for their Reliance® Boiler Trim, Jacoby-Tarbox® sight flow indicators, and Jerguson® magnetic & armoured glass level gage products. Clark-Reliance, headquartered in Strongsville, Ohio, is a Global leader in the level indication & control, sight flow indication, and filtration & separation industries.  They have been designing and manufacturing boiler level controls systems since 1884, and have become the most recognized and…

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Principles of Flame Detection

September 15, 2021

How to determine the right products for your flammable hazard monitoring needs Today’s flame detectors utilize optical technologies to detect flames. Flames are known to emit electromagnetic radiation in the infrared (IR), visible light, and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths depending on the fuel source. Because of this, optical flame-sensing technologies have been developed utilizing UV, UV/IR and multi-spectrum infrared. These products rely on line-of-site detection of the radiation emitted in the spectral bands to determine if a flame is real. Fuel Types False Alarm Rejection Detection Range Field of View Fuel Types Consider whether the potential flame you are looking to…

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HOW CONNECTED SAFETY IS TRANSFORMING THE WORKPLACE

June 28, 2021

Wearable connected technology has become commonplace in our personal lives from tracking our Uber’s location on our phone to checking the monitor on our wrists for our heart rate – and it’s changing industrial safety protocols as well. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is also going through an evolution in incident detection, avoidance, reporting, and management through the rise of connected safety in the workplace. Connected gas detection devices can help avoid serious workplace incidents. With around “340 million occupational accidents and 160 million victims of work-related illnesses annually”, according to the International Labour Organisation, we can do better. WHAT…

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