AMETEK FPP XXP280 High Purity Heat Exchangers

The AMETEK FPP XXP280 heat exchanger is the latest technology for heating and cooling corrosive and ultrapure chemicals. The heat exchanger's fluoropolymer construction and rugged design allow precise temperature control in harsh environments where others fail. The unique honeycomb design of AMETEK enables exceptional heat transfer rates while maintaining high-pressure capability and compact size.

AMETEK added the following new features to the XXP280 heat exchanger:                                                

  • Fitting style options: Flared, Pillar S300 and Flarelock
  • Shell configuration: U- standard both connections up or down, and S- style configuration one nozzle up and one nozzle down.
  • Connection sizes: Standard is ¾” and also offer 1” and ½” size fitting as options.
For more information about AMETEK FPP, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit https://mnteng.com.

Buckling Pin Pressure Relief Devices

Buckling Pin Pressure Relief Devices

BS&B manufactures pressure relief devices (inline and angle discharge) with fast-acting/full opening buckling pins to protect personnel, equipment, and the environment from the dangers of overpressure. Buckling pin pressure relief devices combine the accuracy of rupture disks with the ability to be 'field- reset' while still installed following an overpressure event. 

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Operating Pressure Ratio

Buckling pin technology is highly resistant to operating pressure conditions. The BPRV runs at up to 95% of the minimum set pressure. This ratio is further settable with special testing.

Pressure Cycling Service

Buckling pin devices are well suited to cyclic service pressure conditions. When operating under compression, the buckling pin is not subject to tensile fatigue failure. The BPRV handles pressure cycles up to its maximum operating pressure ratio with negligible impact on service life.

Buckling pin devices are designed as a non-reclosing ‘reclosable’ pressure relief device. They are an alternative "non-reclosing" pressure relief device, usually rupture disks. Buckling pin devices are also an alternative to reclosing pressure relief valves , API series and pilot operated valves. They provide in-line pressure or vacuum relief, are easy to upgrade a rupture disk position, install directly between companion flanges, and offer quick and simple external reset, without opening flanges/piping.

BS&B Buckling Pin Features

Buckling pin pressure relief devices provide practical technology for the protection of applications containing one or more of the following conditions:

  • Continuous processing (fast reset in the line)
  • Hazardous service (limits operator exposure)
  • Large line size (convenient reset in the line)
  • High flow capacity
  • Inaccessible location (external reset in the line)
  • High operating pressure to set pressure ratio
  • Sizes from 1 inch to 60 inches
  • Cryogenic designs available
  • ASME “UD” stamped, section VIII, division 1
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive “CE” marked
  • Back pressure independent options available (BPIVTM)

For more information in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Western North Dakota, Western South Dakota contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call (303) 232-4100 or visit https://mnteng.com.


Drop-in Replacement Heat Exchangers and Tube Bundles That You Save Time and Money

Replacement Heat Exchangers and Tube Bundles

Mountain States Engineering and Controls is a leading supplier of direct replacement heat exchangers and tube bundles in the Mountain West, Front Range, and Southwest regions of the United States. Industries served to include petrochemical, oil & gas industry, pharmaceuticals, power generation, HVAC, food & beverage, refrigeration, and pulp & paper.

MSEC provides drop-in replacements for many manufacturers, including Adamson; Allegheny Bradford; American Industrial; American Standard; A.O. Smith; API Basco; Armstrong; Bell & Gossett; Cemline; Enerquip; Graham; ITT Standard; Ketema; Old Dominion; Reco; Patterson-Kelley; Standard Xchange; Taco; Thermal Transfer; Thrush; Xylem; and Yula.

MSEC can also provide complete custom design tube bundles to customer specification in many standard and specialty alloys.

Examples of MSEC's heat exchanger and tube bundle capabilities:

  • 4" to 60"
  • Tank Heater Tube Bundles
  • Fuel Oil Heater Tube Bundles
  • Double Wall Vented Tube Bundles
  • U-Tube, or Straight Tube (Fixed or Floating)
  • Heads and Bonnets
  • A.S.M.E. Stamps Available

Mountain States Engineering and Controls distinguish themselves in the highly competitive market of replacement heat exchangers and tube bundles by having in-depth knowledge of the products they sell and by providing customers with fast and efficient customer service.

For more information on heat exchangers, tube bundles and coils 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 https://mnteng.com.

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 https://mnteng.com.

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 https://mnteng.com.

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 https://mnteng.com.

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

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.

DEFLAGRATION

DEFLAGRATION
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).


DETONATION

DETONATION

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
STABILIZED BURNING

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.

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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 https://mnteng.com​.

API-6A Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves

API-6A Trunnion Mounted Ball Valves

A trunnion mounted valve uses a ball supported by both a shaft and a post opposite the shaft and a seating arrangement using a floating seat. With a mechanically connected ball at the top and bottom pivot points, the process pressure pushes the upstream seat against the ball's sealing surface. 

Trunnion-mounted ball valve applications include pipeline, process, power, oil & gas, and other flow control applications where quality, design, safety, and environmental protection are paramount.

Tiger Valve Company (TVC) is a trunnion-mounted ball valve manufacturer.  

TVC Trunnion-Mounted Ball Valves (TMBV) meet the latest API, ISO, and ASME standards—manufactured using best-in-class materials and technologies. The result is the highest-quality and most competitively-priced trunnion-mounted ball valve available. 

All TVC TMBV address all of the safety, quality, and design issues important for ensuring consistent field performance and environmental protection. They provide superior performance in various applications, including oil, gas, and other liquids pipelines, tank farms, meter stations, chemical processing plants, and refineries. 

For more information about TVC, contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit their website at https://mnteng.com.

The MASCOT GFlo Globe Control Valve

MASCOT GFlo Globe Control Valve

Superior performance in liquids and gaseous services is the hallmark of the GFlo Globe Control Valve by MASCOT. Easy, quick, and economical maintenance makes the GFlo Globe Control Valve more user-friendly. The spring cylinder actuated GFlo imparts stiffness and maintains very high precision in positioning. A strong response, repeatability, and high-speed controlled movement are the characteristics absent in diaphragm operated control valves. GFlo has the thrust capability to shutoff against higher fluid pressures,  up to 150 Psi / 10.30 Bar air supply.

Valve closure is dependent on springs in most diaphragm actuators. The unique design of GFlo enables it to combine the spring force, fluid pressure, and supply air pressure to achieve a tight shutoff. A self-aligning seat ring adds to and further improves the shutoff capability.

Galling at the cage is the culprit in many common maintenance issues with globe valves because of the close metal-to-metal contact between plug & cage. The GFlo has two top heavy-duty stem guides. Interference between the plug and seat retainer does not exist in GFlo. Easy and quick maintenance is due to the clamped-in seat and top entry trim.

For more information on the MASCOT GFlo contact Mountain States Engineering and Controls. Call them at 303-232-4100 or visit https://mnteng.com.