CCS Pressure Switches for Oil, Gas and Pipeline Applications

Pressure Switches for Oil, Gas and Pipeline Applications

Today's global oil and gas exploration and processing industry demands the highest quality to ensure worker safety and environmental protection. Gas turbines are essential to the operation of oil and gas platforms, as they power compressors that inject gas into wells, force oil upward, and compress the output gas for transportation. Because of the high pressures and corrosive media involved in these oil and gas applications, the switches used must be durable and reliable enough to ensure safe operation over and over again. 

CCS's pressure switch series for the oil and gas industry does just that while addressing other common issues with traditional switches. CCS oil and gas pressure switches also eliminate the use of constant rate device technology in favor of CCS's DUAL-SNAP® action technology, which employs Belleville disc springs to reduce premature wear and switch failure. Because of DUAL-SNAP® action technology, there is no set point drift and thus no need for recalibration. 

Well-head control panels, chemical injection skids, pipeline pressure monitoring, emergency shutdown equipment, BOP systems, fire suppression systems, filter separators/scrubbers, lube oil systems, and pump and compressor management are examples of typical applications. 

CCS products can withstand the harsh, corrosive environments of any oil and gas application. CCS products can reduce maintenance costs and the need for replacement parts while mitigating unplanned or emergency shutdowns.

For more information on CCS pressure and temperature switches in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Northern New Mexico, and Western Nebraska, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit their website at

Mascot Valve Industrial Control Valves from Mountain States Engineering and Controls

Mascot Valve’s engineering & manufacturing expertise provides tailored solutions to customer’ needs no matter the process. Using Lean Manufacturing principles Mascot’s supply capabilities allows for the industry-leading shortest lead-times

Mascot Valve manufactures heavy-duty control valves for the global process control industry, including oil & gas, gas transmission, LNG Processing, and Regasification and Power Generation.

Control valves application includes Oil & Gas, Industrial Gas Transmission, Power Generation, Chemical, Petro-Chemical & Refining, LNG Processing & Re-gasification, Industrial GasSteam / Desuperheating, Compressor Recycle, and Anti-surge Applications, High-Pressure Acid Leaching Applications, FPSO & Floating Facility Applications, Mineral Processing Applications, Cryogenic Applications.

For Mascot Valve inquires in the western United States, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call us at (303) 232-4100 or visit

Fluoropolymer Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers, Immersion Coils, Tubing, and Pipe

AMETEK FPP is the original manufacturer of fluoropolymer heat exchangers. They provide outstanding heat transfer solutions to customers with very corrosive applications and ultra-high purity applications for heating, cooling, condensation, dilution, and other heat transfer operations. AMETEK FPP heat exchangers outperform and outlast competitors' units due to their innovative designs and usage of fluoropolymer materials. 

AMETEK heat exchangers do not foul, scale, corrode, or pollute the process, and they do not fail or leak due to thermal and mechanical shock or thermal expansion.

For more information about AMETEK FPP, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit

Providing Pipeline Valves in the Mountain West, Southwest, and Front Range Regions

Pipeline Valves

Mountain States Engineering and Controls provides pipeline valve sales, service, and engineering support in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Montana, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and the western Dakotas. Vast pipelines connect oil and gas producers to refineries and terminals. These pipelines are critical to our countries economic well-being and security.

Pipelines operators carefully build, maintain and monitor the integrity of their lines, providing the safest means of transport of critical energy products like natural gas, crude oil, and other fuels. 

Mountain States Engineering and Controls is proud to be a key supplier of valves to the pipeline operators in the Mountain West, Front Range, and Southwest regions. Our product offering includes:

  • API-6A Trunnion-Mounted Ball Valves,
  • Cast Steel Gate, Globe and Check Valves,
  • Metal-Seated Ball Valves,
  • Severe Service Metal Seated Ball Valves
  • Trunnion Ball Valves
  • Pressure Seal Gates and Globe Valves

Mountain States Engineering and Controls has a well-deserved reputation of outstanding service and support that has earned them preferred status with many pipeline operators. Contact them by calling 303-232-4100 with your next valve requirement.

BS&B FlameSaf Arrester Products

BS&B FlameSaf Arrester Products


Flame arresters are devices that protect against explosions by preventing the transmission of flame and explosion in machines, equipment, and plants.  These autonomous safety systems limit the effects of the explosions, rendering them harmless. They are intended to allow flow but prevent flame transmission.


A deflagration is an explosive combustion process in which the flames propagate at subsonic velocity. For deflagration, there are end-of-line and in-line deflagration flame arresters. When installing in-line flame arresters, it is imperative to adhere to the ignition source's maximum distance (L).



A detonation is an explosion propagating at supersonic velocity characterized by a shock wave. Detonations occur in pipelines with long distances to the ignition source (L > 50 x DN being an example for explosion group IIA).

An in-line detonation flame arrester's flame arresting capability and mechanical strength are much more significant than an in-line deflagration flame arrester. Devices designed for detonation conditions will provide deflagration protection as well.


Stabilized burning is the steady burning of a flame at or on a flame arrester element. Survival of such conditions requires the selection of an arrester model designed for endurance conditions.

For more information about Flame Arresters, Detonation Arresters, or Breather Vents contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit this web page.


Understanding the Difference Between Trace or a Snap-Action Mechanisms in Pressure and Temperature Switches

Processes can use either a trace or a snap-action switch to provide an electrical response to the rise or fall in pressure or temperature.  

Trace mechanisms, also known as spring-based mechanisms follow or trace the exact pattern of pressure or temperature changes. These trace devices can include a helical spring or spiral spring, a Bourdon tube, or bellows in their mechanism. 

Unlike trace switches, a snap-action mechanism remains inactive during system pressure and temperature changes. When the set-point is reached, the snap-acting disc in the mechanism immediately reacts to activate the switch. Eliminating this ongoing motion until the point of activation and deactivation can reduce the mechanism and switch element wear, extending its duration. 

CCS pioneered the Dual-Snap, snap-action disc used to provide accurate and reliable pressure and temperature measurement under every operation. For more information on CCS pressure and temperature switches in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Northern New Mexico, and Western Nebraska, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit their website at​.