Excess flow valves (EFVs) and flow monitors are essential to the functionality of many liquid or gas systems. In spite of their importance, these components are often overlooked during a system’s design phase. Often, standard mass-produced EFVs and flow monitors simply don’t perform or fit in-line with expectations.
This blog post discusses ChemTec products for gas delivery systems. It covers excess flow valves, flow monitors and custom solutions from ChemTec.
About ChemTec’s Excess Flow Valves
ChemTec manufactures Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) for a variety of industries. Constructed of high-quality materials such as 316 stainless steel and brass and are designed with features intended to optimize the control and flow of liquids and gases. Not only does ChemTec manufacture EFV configurations that are ready-made for common industry applications, but ChemTec also has the ability to create custom EFVs to fit specific needs.
Nitrogen gas is used in many applications and can be found in both industrial and commercial settings. A common method for producing nitrogen is a nitrogen generator. Using compressed air, an on-site nitrogen generator can make 99% pure nitrogen on demand for food preservation, beer crafting, metal forging, petroleum refining, and pharmaceutical manufacturing to name a few notable applications.
Dippin’ Dots, the novelty ice cream that has become a staple in amusement parks, malls, and theaters, recently announced they are now dipping into Cryogenics. This subsidiary known as Dippin’ Dots Cryogenics will offer its freezing technology to a variety of non-edible industries.
Cryogenics relies on a precise freezing methodology and requires equally precise equipment to get it right. ChemTec manufactures flow devices that help companies maximize safety, improve productivity, and in turn saves money.
In the Hydrogen Industry, it is necessary to be prepared for the many standards and regulations attached to production, distribution, and applications of flow valves. These standards may change from time to time based on scientific discoveries (or even political will), but they are meant to minimize risk to everyone who works with hydrogen flow valves. To achieve compliance, safety, and efficacy, companies need to be clear on what’s expected of them.
The end of 2017 is closing in on us, and with it comes the time to verify and improve your ChemTec products performance before the New Year. To help you through this process, we’re going to offer up a few tips to make the most of your annual maintenance this year.
Ground-level ozone is a growing problem in many cities, especially on the US west coast. As noted by the EPA, it causes respiratory problems like throat irritation, tightness in the chest, and increased occurrence of asthma attacks. That’s why, on October 1st2015, the National Ambient Air Quality Standard was lowered from 75 to 70 ppbn. This has implications for the fuel burnt in automobile and truck engines, and supports increased use of compressed natural gas (CNG.) CNG for vehicles is delivered through specially-designed filling stations, which are good applications for ChemTec flow monitors and excess flow valves.
We know many distributors, engineers and customers have the knowledge needed to select the right valve for their application. But, if you’ve got questions and want to save time, we recommend you download and read our new white paper, “A Guide to Selecting an Excess Flow Valve,” to make sure you’ve completed the checklist.
Gas producer, Air Products (AP), recently unveiled a solar-powered hydrogen fueling station. Their SmartFuel® technology uses electrolysis to make hydrogen from water, so providing fuel cell vehicles with power that’s truly ‘green.’