Power Generation

Submitted by Greg Neneman || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 04/01/2020
Instrumentation Fittings for Power Plants

A lot must be reviewed prior to selecting the right fitting for power plant instrumentation applications. Among the choices are whether to use single- or double-ferrule designs; heat codes, lubrication, and corrosion resistance must also be considered.

Submitted by Frank Schollmeier || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 12/17/2019
Magnetic Filtration

In many machines as much as 90% of all particles suspended in the oil can be iron or steel and can be particularly troublesome to operators. This article looks at the advantages and benefits of magnetic filtration and how it can often outperform traditional methods.

Submitted on Fri, 12/06/2019
Des-Case Breathers

Des-Case rolls out a new and improved, patent-pending breather construction. More desiccant and increased airflow without increasing the external dimensions of the breather.

Submitted by Jay Van Horn || Valin Corporation
on Wed, 11/20/2019
Heat Tracing

Laying out an effective heat tracing design requires careful attention to detail. Every aspect of the system must be meticulously considered, including both the temperature requirements of the fluids being protected as well as the physical characteristics of the equipment being heat traced.

Submitted by Greg Neneman || Valin Corporation
on Mon, 11/18/2019
Instrumentation Fittings

In the world of instrumentation, there are a number of different topics discussed and analyzed.  However, one that should not be overlooked is that of instrumentation fittings. Do you know what technologies are available? Do you know the strengths and /weaknesses? Are there any new trends?

Submitted on Thu, 10/24/2019
Impedance Heating

Impedance heating systems act much like standard heating circuits, except the resistor is the pipe itself. This is accomplished when a small amount of AC voltage is applied across the terminals. The resulting impedance of the system generates heat on the pipe. The control panel for an impedance system provides power and control. However, the step down transformer is what provides the reduced voltage, 30VAC or less, to the pipe. This rating stays within OSHA and NEC limits.

Submitted by Dillon Caruso
on Wed, 10/23/2019
How to Set Up and Get Motion from IAI's Elecylinder

In this video, we'll show you how to set up and get motion from IAI's Elecylinder.

Submitted on Wed, 10/16/2019
Parker NITROSource

A new way of thinking about nitrogen. A new source of sustainability. Advanced on-site generator producing nitrogen gas from compressed air to produce all the nitrogen you need.

Submitted by Ray Marquiss || Valin Corporation
on Tue, 10/15/2019

For automating machines that require only two to three axes of electric actuators, pulse outputs may be the simplest way to go.

Submitted by Greg Neneman || Valin Corporation
on Mon, 08/26/2019

A large utility company had a series of dams along a river which controlled the flow of water into the local area. These dams were deemed as a critical infrastructure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The spillways are controlled by large butterfly valves which are actuated utilizing hydraulics and they needed to be tested.