Petroleum Refining

Check out our videos below to see what is going on at Valin!
Introducing Naftosense Leak Detection Technology

Polymer Absorption Sensor (PAS) technology is at the heart of Naftosense products (specifically in Naftosense products, Elastomer Absorption Sensors). PAS technology, developed in the 1950s, has a track record of detecting hydrocarbons in extreme conditions and enables real-time, cost-effective critical infrastructure integrity monitoring.

Inventory Management Video

Avoiding unnecessary downtime is critical and part of keeping operations running as efficiently as possible is having a good handle on the inventory required. From valves and gauges to sensors and filters, there is a multitude of different parts and pieces of equipment associated with an industrial environment.

Industrial Tank Heating: Immersion Heaters

There are two main applications when it comes to tank heating- maintaining temperature or increasing temperature.  Temperature maintenance, is typically accomplished via external means like heat trace or with insulating blankets wrapped around the tank.

what is heat tape

Heat tape? Heat cable? Heat trace? What’s the difference?

In today’s video, I’ll be explaining what heat tape is and how it’s different from heat cable and heat trace products.

How To Use the Watlow Aspyre Power Controller Bake-out Feature

 In this video, Nathan will be focusing on how to increase productivity, which is a key initiative for any company wanting to increase market share in today’s challenging economy. He will be focusing on the Watlow Aspyre power controller and its role in helping increase productivity.

Impedance Heating

Impedance heating systems act much like standard heating circuits, except the resistor is the pipe itself. This is accomplished when a small amount of AC voltage is applied across the terminals. The resulting impedance of the system generates heat on the pipe. The control panel for an impedance system provides power and control. However, the step down transformer is what provides the reduced voltage, 30VAC or less, to the pipe. This rating stays within OSHA and NEC limits.

WIKA InSight Glow™ High Visibility Dial for Pressure Gauges

The InSight Glow option uses a retro-reflective, photo-luminescent dial design that illuminates the entire front of the instrument dial for an extended amount of time when exposed to a light source for as little as 10 seconds. The dial appears bright white in darkness, fog, smoke, and fire. InSight Glow meets the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) standards for bright-white visibility in a power outage.

Submitted by Robert Lukat || Wika
Pressure Sensor Accuracy

Three specific types of errors have a negative impact on pressure sensor accuracy. This easy-to-understand video from WIKA explains the difference between zero-point errors, span errors, and non-linearity.

Submitted by Henry Hardee || Wika
Diaphragm Seal Overview: Basic Principle and Applications

A diaphragm seal makes measuring pressure safer and more reliable – even in extreme working conditions – and is ideal for protecting pressure instrumentation and process transmitters. Discover the basic principle behind diaphragm seals and when to use them.

The Iwaki Pump Engineering Team, originators and holders of many pump patents, proudly introduces their newest design innovation. After years of thorough testing and successful operation, Iwaki Air has now completely re-designed the Air Motor to include the new Looped C Spring Spool.

 Watlow's F4T with INTUITION

Learn how to set up data logging in the Watlow F4T controller.

Watlow's F4T with INTUITION

Learn how to configure trending and graphing in the Watlow F4T.

Watlow F4T with INTUITION® Process Controller

Introducing the F4T with INTUITION® from Watlow Combining the flexibility of a modular I/O with best-in-class ease of use, the F4T could very well make user manuals a thing of the past.

United Electric One Series

This video demonstrates how to replace a standard mechanical switch with the solid-state One Series from United Electric Controls.

In this video Rich Wilbur demonstrates how you can use tubing that you can measure, mark, layout, and bend. Check it out!

This video takes you step by step from deburring a piece of tubing, marking the tubing, making up the fitting, and pressurizing the fitting to show that it only takes one and a quarter turn to properly seal a fitting from leaks.