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Industry: Residential or Commercial
Industry: Residential or Commercial
Natural gas is a domestically produced fossil fuel comprised mostly of methane. It is one of the cleanest burning alternatives to gasoline, diesel and propane and it can be used in the form of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas to fuel automobiles. CNG and LNG produce fewer undesirable gases than the alternative fuels and are also safer in the event of a spill because the natural gas is lighter and will disperse quickly when released.
Despite all the low energy lightbulbs and high efficiency appliances, demand for electricity is projected to increase over the next 25 years. More air conditioners will be installed in southern states to meet the needs of the growing population and more power will be needed for factories, shops and warehouses. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that between 2014 and 2040 residential electricity usage will grow 21%, commercial use by 27% and industrial use by 30%.
We’ve all been through an automatic car wash at some point in our lives. We sit patiently inside the car while it sprays soap, scrubs, blasts and rinses the car right before our eyes. But have you ever take a moment to think about how the system works and how large the car wash industry actually is?
There are more than 150,000 retail car wash locations around the world, according to the International Carwash Association. The US car wash industry includes about 14,000 companies with a combined annual revenue of about $6 billion. There are some pressing issues confronting the global car wash industry including environmental concerns, water and gas prices. The profitability of car wash locations depends heavily on favorable location and efficient operation.
In the power generation industry, it’s essential to maintain the chemistry of steam and water within prescribed limits to prevent performance-eroding corrosion and catastrophic failure, which results in unforeseen downtime, capital expenses and compromised service and safety. Proper maintenance of steam and water chemistry is accomplished by extracting samples throughout the entire steam and water cycle, conditioning them to allow for a safe and reliable analysis. Then, using either manual or automated analysis techniques, verifying their chemical properties.
The equipment used for conditioning and analyzing the sample stream is known as a, “sample panel.” Sentry Equipment Corp of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, is recognized as a global leader in safe and efficient steam and water conditioning and analysis, supplying nuclear, fossil fuel, and other types of power generation around the world. In applications like these, every component has to perform to the highest standards of reliability. Any failure, blockage or downtime can be very costly, which is why Sentry depends on ChemTec for their flow monitors.
Pumps come in many shapes and sizes and have endless applications in manufacturing, energy, food processing and mineral mining. High flow pumps can take on some of the world’s toughest jobs. For example, barrel pumps transport crude oil at 700 degrees Celsius, centrifugal pumps can build islands and beaches and larger centrifugal pumps can move fluids at 200,000 gallons per minute. ChemTec’s specialty is in low flow valves and monitors, and for pumps, this means applications in sampling, hydraulic and cooling systems, applications we might encounter every day.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety. The NFPA develops, publishes and disseminates consensus codes and standards intended to reduce the possibility and repercussions of fire and other risks. Did you know recently the NFPA updated their safety codes for hydrogen? It’s titled under, “NFPA 2: Hydrogen Technologies Code.”
Taking paper waste to an offsite shredding facility can be inconvenient and expensive. Mobile paper shredding trucks offer a way to insure the security of important shredded documents and in recent years, have been increasing in popularity. In order to run a functional company, owners and operators of shredding trucks must maintain the hydraulic lifts of the truck, which is essentially the lifeline of their business.
Hydraulic technology offers drive components that are less bulky and well suited for high torque shredding. Shredding truck companies need high quality, reliable flow valves and monitors they can depend on for day-to-day operations. That’s where ChemTec comes in.
Here at ChemTec, we’re pleased to announce the upgraded FS Series Flow Monitor with a more modern look and new features like internal switch housing. The FS is still easy to install with same fit and function. Stay tuned for updated FS Series Spec and I&M sheets.
Safety and risk assessment, though very different, are fundamental to engineering. In order to avoid injuries and know the consequences of part errors and failures, ChemTec makes it a priority to have our patented line of flow meters, flow monitors and excess flow valves submitted to UL for their recognized certifications and strictly adheres to the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) standards to make sure our customers are getting the safest and most reliable product on the market.