Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Products. Knowledge. Service. Reliability. Mountain States Engineering and Controls



The industrial markets of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and the western Dakotas have been served by Mountain States Engineering & Controls since 1978.

MSEC is a manufacturer's representative and distributor for process equipment and controls based in Golden, Colorado. We support customers with application, design, product start-up assistance, as well as after-sale service and training.

Ensuring that our products and services exceed your expectations is our absolute goal. Mountain States Engineering & Controls has on-site experts willing to help you choose the right product for your application.

Mountain States Engineering & Controls is one of the most recognized and innovative process control problem solvers in the Mountain States Region.  Our high-quality products are designed to meet the most demanding customer applications. MSEC products solve challenging problems in power, chemical, mining, energy, water treatment and manufacturing, as well as in universities, hospitals and government facilities.

For over 40 years we've been there whenever our customers called. You can be sure we'll be there when you need us.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

NIVELCO MicroTREK Guided Wave Radar Level Transmitter Training


The NIVELCO MicroTREK Guided Wave Radar level transmitter is designed for continuous level measuring of conductive or non-conductive liquids, pulps and solids. MicroTREK level gauge operates based on the well-known TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) principle. Micropulses are sent along a probe guide at the speed of light. As soon as the impulse reaches the surface of the medium, it is reflected back to the electronic module. Level distance is directly proportional to the flight time of the impulse.

The video above provides an excellent introduction of the MicroTREK's design, application, and operation.

Download the NIVELCO MicroTREK brochure from this MSEC web page.

Mountain States Engineering and Controls
https://mnteng.com
303-232-4100

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Watson McDaniel Full Steam & Fluid Specialty Product Catalog for Industry

Watson McDaniel Company is a U.S. manufacturer of steam traps, pressure pumps, pressure and temperature regulators, relief valves, liquid drainers, ejectors, engineered systems, and a variety of specialty products. With ISO9001 certification, ASME B&PV Code Stamp approvals, and patented product introductions, Watson McDaniel is positioned to provide customers with state of the art steam specialty products at affordable cost.


Download the full Watson McDaniel Steam & Fluid Specialty Product Catalog from the Mountain States Engineering and Controls website here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Crane FKX 9000 Butterfly Valve: Triple Offset Explained


The Crane®FKX 9000 Triple Offset valve design is recommended for industrial applications where large bore valves handle hot steam or isolate parts of their plants and have high/low temperatures that prevent the use of rubber lining elements.

Here's an explanation of "Triple Offset":

Offset One
This offset applies to the center line of the disc/seat sealing surfaces that provides an uninterrupted sealing surface.

Offset Two
This offset refers to the location of the shaft with respect to the center line of the bore, which enables a calming action of the disc to minimize rubbing and wear between the seat and seal.

Offset Three
This offset is the axis of the seat cone angle that is offset from the center line of the valve bore to eliminate rubbing of the seat/seal contact surfaces during operation and to preserve sealing integrity over the cycle life of the valve.

For more information, contact Mountain State Engineering and Controls by calling (303) 232-4100 or visit https://mnteng.com.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Heat Exchanger Basics

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Figure 1 - Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Disassembled
Heat exchangers transfer thermal energy from one fluid to another. In manufacturing facilities, steam is a common source of heat for many reasons, some of which are discussed in the Introduction. There is a wide range of heat exchanger designs that use steam, largely due to the wide range of products that are heated with steam.

Many process and product considerations must be incorporated into the selection of a heat exchanger. Some basic heat exchanger types are discussed below, including:
  • Tubular
  • Plate and frame 
  • Jacketed
  • Coil

Tubular Heat Exchanger

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
Internal View
Tubular heat exchangers are tube bundles that are surrounded by the heated or heating medium. This type of heat exchanger includes finned tube and shell and tube designs as shown in Figure 1 above. Finned tube heat exchangers are often used to heat air for drying and space heating applications. Shell and tube heat exchangers are often used for liquid heating and evaporation. Since the tube side of shell and tube heat exchangers can be designed to withstand high pressures, sometimes exceeding 1500 PSIG, heat exchangers of this type are often used in high-temperature and high-pressure applications.

Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger 

Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger
Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger
(in clean/sanitary application)
In plate and frame heat exchangers, the two heat exchange fluids are separated by plates. The plates are corrugated, or ridged, as shown in Figure 11, to increase the surface area available for heat transfer. Plate and frame heat exchangers are often used in low-viscosity applications, where the risk of clogging is less severe. The plate ends are typically sealed by covers with gaskets covers that can be removed to allow disassembly and cleaning. This heat exchanger type is used when temperatures and pressures are moderately low, typically below 300°F and 370 psi. Plate and frame heat exchangers also have a common design variation that has the plates welded or brazed together. This allows higher temperature service but eliminates the possibility of mechanical cleaning.

For more information about heat exchangers, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls.

Web: https://mnteng.com
Phone: 303-232-4100

Thursday, January 31, 2019

VSI Controls GLS Globe Control Valves

GLS SeriesThe VSI Controls GLS Series is recognized as a high-performance control valve in the oil, gas, power, and process industries, the while boasting easy, quick, and economical maintenance. In contrast from other control valves operated by spring-diaphragm actuators, the GLS Series is operated by double acting spring-cylinder actuator that takes advantage of its high pneumatic stiffness, which in turn ensures an excellent and accurate positioning in throttling as well as fast and reliable response to changes in the control signal.

Get more information about the VSI Controls GLS Control Valve Here

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CCS DualSnap Pressure and Temperature Controls


CCS manufactures pressure and temperatures switches used in many industrial and aerospace applications. CCS’ designs utilize proven, rugged “Dual-Snap®” disc spring and advanced sensing technologies to provide customers superior solutions for pressure and temperature applications.

Contact Mountain States Engineering & Controls for more information.
303-232-4100