2 Ball Valves Mounted on One Actuator

Project Showcase: Specialized equipment manufacturer requires 2 brass ball valves mounted on one pneumatic actuator for infrared boiler thermometer application

2 Ball Valves One Actuator

Specialized equipment manufacturer requires 2 ball valves on one actuator

Customer Type Specialized Equipment Manufacturer
Application Infrared Boiler Thermometer
Valve Series 101 Series Nickel Plated Brass 2 -Way Ball Valve
Actuator Series O Series Double Acting Pneumatic Actuator
Valve Size  3/8″, 1 1/2″
# of Valves 50
Sales Person Mike O
Valve Assembly Technician Mike T

Application:  

A manufacturer of specialized performance and maintenance equipment required a 1½“ and a 3/8” ball valve be mounted on a double acting pneumatic actuator as part of an infrared thermometer assembly for in-situ mounting on furnaces for sensing internal gas temperatures.

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Assured Automation product specialist, Mike O’Neill, supplied 101 Series 2 way brass ball valves and O Series spring return pneumatic actuators.

 

101 Series Ball Valves

The 101 Series is a full port, brass, NPT threaded end actuated ball valve. It can be equipped with a manual handle or with direct mount pneumatic or electric actuators. The direct mount actuators eliminate the valve-actuator mounting kit, which adds unnecessary height and expense. Available in ¼” to 3”

 

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O Series spring return pneumatic actuators offer a simple and cost-effective solution for your valve automation needs.  For use on quarter turn (90 degree) ball valves, plug valves, dampers, and resilient seated butterfly valves.

Spring return pneumatic actuators use compressed air to move the piston in one direction, and a spring to push it back in the other when the air is stopped and allowed to vent.

The most important aspect of a spring return actuator is that it offers a “fail-safe” position which means that if the air supply is lost, or electric power to the solenoid that controls the air is lost, the valve will travel to this position using the force of the spring(s). This could be either open or closed, whichever offers a safer outcome.

These dual scotch yoke style actuators have higher torque values at the start and end of the stroke.

Long time team member, Mike Thompson was the assembly lead on this project which consisted of over 25 automated valve assemblies.

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Globe vs. V Port Ball Valves for Flow Control Applications

In most process applications there are two different types of valves used: on/off and control. On/off valves allow full flow or stopping flow completely. Control valves, in contrast have the ability to control the AMOUNT of flow, also known as throttling.

V-Port Ball Valves

V-Ball Control Valve

V Series V-Port Ball Valve

V-Port ball valves are a specialized ball valve that offer:

  • Suitability for coarse control applications
  • Reliable shutoff
  • Many different V-Port balls options available to accommodate different flow ranges with the same valve body, most common being 60˚, 30˚, and 15˚


Globe Valves 

GVI Series Globe Valve

Globe valves use linear actuation and offer:

  • More precise control due to a more linear flow curve (See Figure 3 below)
  • Do not suffer uneven wear in the mid positions
  • Typically have higher pressure drops than V-Port valves

However, they do not typically provide a bubble tight shutoff. They also require greater force or a larger actuator to seat the valve.

 

V Port Ball Valve and Globe Valve Comparison

 

V Port Valve Globe Valve
Function 2-way flow control 2-way flow control,
3-way mixing,
3-way diverting
Positive Shutoff YES Not leak free
Control Capability Coarse Fine
High Duty Cycle NO YES (constant)
Flow Capacity Higher Lower
Cavitation Prevention
High Temperature Preferred
Ease of Maintenance Preferred
Cost More economical

V-Port Ball Valve (rotary) vs. Globe Valve (linear) Flow Curve

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V-Port Ball Valve (rotary) vs. Globe Valve (linear)

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Sanitary Ball Valves for Fragrance Encapsulation Skid

Project Showcase: Fragrance Manufacturer requires sanitary ball valves and flanged ball valves for fragrance production application

sanitary ball vavles

Leading fragrance manufacturer required sanitary ball valves and flanged ball valves

Customer Type Fragrance Manufacturer
Application Fragrance Oil-liquid process and steam for heating reactor jackets
Valve Series 30D , BFY, 36 , F150 Series
Actuator Series F Series Rack & Pinion Pneumatic Valve Actuator
Valve Size 1/2″-4″
# of Valves 25
Sales Person Mike O.
Valve Assembly Technician Antwuan T.

APPLICATION:  A leading fragrance manufacturer required a variety of valves for a fragrance encapsulation process skid.  Sanitary ball valves with tri-clamp ends were required for the fragrance lines. Flanged valves with 50/50 seats were required on the steam line.

Mike O’Neill

Assured Automation product specialist, Mike O’Neill, supplied 30D sanitary 3-way ball valves, BFY Series sanitary butterfly valves, 36 Series stainless steel ball valves for the process lines and 150F Series flanged ball valves for the steam line.

The 30D 3-way ball valve is a full bore tri-clamp sanitary ball valve with cavity filled teflon seats. This valve is ideal for use in flavor and fragrance and other clean service applications meeting  FDA and USDA 3A requirements.

30D Series

Valve body is constructed of ASTM 316 stainless steel with sanitary tri-clamp end connections. Sizes available in ½” through 4”.

30D Series has been used successfully in flavor and fragrance, brewing, dairy, water bottling, food and beverage, biotech, and pharmaceutical applications.

 

Related articleDiverter Ball Valve for Flavor and Fragrance Application

 

 

sanitary butterfly valve

BFY Series

BFY series sanitary butterfly valves are full port butterfly valves with tri-clamp or butt weld connections. 316L mirror finish disc provides an even flow preventing obstructions and restrictions.

Opposing body bolt design prevents loosening between body sections due to vibration and operation and provides positive sealing.

Surface finish meets 3-A, FDA & USDA standards. Available in 1/2″-6″.

 

 

36 Series

The 36 Series ball valve is constructed of 316 stainless steel. The superior stem seal design of this 3-piece ball valve provides increased cycle life making it the perfect choice for automat

ed valve package designs.

The teflon stem packing is live loaded with Belleville washers to provide constant tension on the stem seals. This ensures a bubble tight stem seal and increases the life cycle of the seal even in high cycle applications. Sizes available in 1/4” through 4”.

 

Flanged ball valves

150F Series

150F Series ANSI flanged ball valves are API 607-5 firesafe designed, ideal for use on steam for heating reactor jackets and other chemical process applications.

This series features a floating ball and protected seat design. Available in stainless steel or carbon steel, ½”-8”.

Antwuan Thompson

 

Antwuan Thompson was the assembly lead on this project which consisted of over 25 automated valve assemblies ranging from 1/2″ to 4″.

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Pneumatic Actuated Butterfly Valve for Water Treatment Application

Project Showcase : ST Series resilient seat pneumatic actuated butterfly valve ideally suited for water treatment applications.

Application:  A leading equipment manufacturer required resilient seat pneumatic actuated butterfly valve for a horizontal pressure filter system.

Pneumatic actuated butterfly valve

Customer Type Manufacturer of  Water Treatment Equipment
Application Horizontal Pressure Filters
Valve Series ST Series Lug Style Resilient Seated Butterfly Valve
Actuator Series F Series Rack & Pinion Pneumatic Valve Actuator
Valve Size 6″-12″
# of Valves 35
Sales Person Vinnie C.
Valve Assembly Technician Dan R.

A leading manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment equipment required a butterfly valve for a pre-treatment pressure filter fabrication.

Pressure Filters are used to remove suspended particle, color and odor from water. Typical applications include: Clarifier Effluent Polishing, Cooling Tower Sidestream Filtration, Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment, Iron & Manganese Removal, Direct Filtration With or Without In-Line Coagulation.

Assured Automation product specialist, Vinnie Collier, recommended the  STL Series butterfly valve, F Series actuator, C Series solenoid and YO Series proximity limit switch for this pressure filter application.

Valve Series:  STL Series resilient seat 125/150 ductile iron lug style butterfly valve.

ST Series quarter turn resilient seated butterfly valves are ideal for demanding service applications. These reliable, low maintenance shut-off and control valves are available in 2”-24”.

ST Series butterfly valves are designed for use in gas and liquid applications, to a maximum working pressure of 225psi. They are equipped to handle an operating temperature range of -22 degrees F to + 230 degrees F. ST Series offers an economical alternative to plug, gate, and ball valves.

Typical ST Series applications include:

  • Water and waste effluent treatment plants
  • Paper, textiles and sugar industry
  • Construction industry, and drilling production
  • Heating, air conditioning, and cooling water circulation
  • Pneumatic conveyors, and vacuum applications
  • Compressed air, gas and desulphurization plants
  • Brewing, distilling, and chemical process industry

complete pneumatic actuated butterfly valve assembly

Actuator Series: F Series pneumatic valve actuator has less space requirements due to its compact design

The F Series compact double acting rack and pinion actuator has even torque output through the entire 90° rotation of the stroke offering a simple and cost effective automation solution.

Solenoid Series: C Series NAMUR solenoid valve features a high Cv to cycle the actuators quickly and features a manual override button to test the actuators.

Limit Switch Series: YO Series explosion proof limit switch features bright LED lights that coincide with the open/close indicator.

Dan Roszkowski was the assembly lead on this project which consisted of over 35 butterfly valve assemblies ranging from 6″ to 12″.

Dan’s attention to detail was noted by the engineer inspecting the job for the water treatment equipment manufacturer.

The job was released for immediate shipment.

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Coaxial Valves vs. Ball Valves for On/Off Applications

For basic on/off service in process, water, or virtually any application, a ball valve is a common choice. There is, however, another option that should be considered. Coaxial valves are an excellent choice for on/off applications also, and have MAJOR advantages. Read below to learn why a VA Series coaxial valve might be the best choice for your application.

VA Series Coaxial Valve Advantages

  • Smaller
  • Lighter
  • Faster
  • Less Expensive
  • Higher Cycle-life
  • Safer (no moving parts)
Coaxial Valves vs. Ball Valves for On/Off

This is an actual size comparison of 1″ NPT ON/Off valves with dual (open & closed) proximity sensor limit switches.

Details of these Advantages

Smaller

The VA series coaxial valve with integral actuator is only slightly larger than JUST THE VALVE in the ball valve assembly. The limit switches are tiny, and attach to a simple bar that clamps on to the valve body using simple set screws. If a solenoid valve is to be used (not shown above) it is a NAMUR mounting interface to maintain the compact streamlined assembly.

Lighter

While the VA valve may be slightly larger than the ball valve equivalent. The fact that it includes the actuator eliminates the additional weight of the rotary actuator needed on a ball valve assembly. This makes it much lighter than an air actuated ball valve of equal size.

Faster

The volume of air required to actuate the VA series is much less than that needed vs. a ball valve of the same size. The shuttle inside the valve has a relatively short travel distance.

Less Expensive

The VA series air-operated coaxial valve costs far less than an air-operated ball valve. The savings can be as much as 50% or more. You don’t have the added expense of an actuator, or that of the time and hardware needed to install it.

The cost of operation is also less due to the lower volume of air consumed.

Higher Cycle-Life

The higher cycle-life also provides more value. It extends the life of the valve and requires less frequent seal replacement. VA valves have reached 5 million cycles! This saves on replacement seals, maintenance costs, and reduces system down time.

Safer

There are no external moving parts on the VA coaxial valves. Certain limit switches do move externally on the rotary actuators used in ball valve assemblies.

VA Coaxial Valve vs. Ball Valve Comparison (1″ NPT valves)

VA Coaxial Valve 3-piece Ball Valve w/
pneumatic actuator
Dimensions 5.6″ x 3″ x 2.7″ 7.55″ x 3.76″ x 8.5″
Weight 4.15 lbs. 8 lbs.
Cycle Speed .02 (air stroke)
.04 (spring stroke)
.05 (spring stroke)
.06 (air stroke)
Cv 17 116
Cost (no limit switch) $175 (DA)
$184 (SR)
$376 (DA)
$473 (SR)
Cost (dual prox. limit switch) $355 (DA)
$364 (SR)
$586 (DA)
$683 (SR)

Disadvantages

Lower Cv

As you can see in the chart above, there is one disadvantage when using VA series valves. The Cv is much lower. This makes a full-port ball valve a better choice for applications with high flow rates, or where minimal pressure drop is a critical factor.

Fluid Compatibility

The VA series has a limited selection of seal materials which includes Buna, EPDM, and Viton®. This limits the media that can be controlled to those that are compatible with any of the 3 choices.

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When You Need a Diverter Valve for Ink, Paint Dispensing, and Caustic Media

Diverter valves are one type of 3-way valves. Unlike modulating and mixing 3-way valves that combine two inputs into one output, diverter valves separate one input into two outputs. Diverter valves are frequently used in control processes because they are less expensive and require less space than using multiple 2-way valves to divert flow. Although multiple 2-way valves can achieve the same goal of diverting, or mixing, the additional cost of purchase, installation, and maintenance on two 2-way valves, and the larger footprint required, more than justifies the use of a single 3-way valve. Factoring in the cost of actuation, a single actuated 3-way valve can save thousands of dollars over multiple 2-way valve configurations.

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Compact Valve for Aerospace Test Application

VA Series Compact On/Off Valve for Aircraft Engine Test Stand 

Problem:

A major aircraft component testing company required a compact valve for a customized panel designed to meter airflow in an aircraft engine sub-component test application.

The ball valves currently being used had many limitations. The ball valve actuators were large, requiring a deeper, more expensive panel. Installation and removal of the ball valve required disassembling the two items in this tight location. The cycle life of the ball valve was limited requiring frequent replacement or repair of seals.

Solution:

Test engineers called Assured Automation as they had successfully used their automated valves and flow meters for previous jobs.

Compact ValveAssured Automation’s product specialist suggested they use the VA Series compact, pneumatically controlled on/off valve.

The VA Series combines a pneumatic actuator and fast on-off control valve into one body, eliminating packing glands, actuators and mounting kits, saving space as well as money.

Since the actuator is part of the valve, the VA Series costs are greatly reduced when compared to standard actuated valves. Operating life has been tested to well over 1,000,000 cycles due to the balanced design which reduces friction and wear.

Result:

The VA Series compact valve was installed into the custom modular test panel with remarkable success. The VA valves were compact, saving space in the panel and had a long operating life which is a huge costs savings.

According to the test engineer:

This panel can be field-swapped in 10 minutes and allows for a range of valve size options for various flow ranges while keeping interface hardware the same.  Prior design (non-Assured Automation) had remotely located valves that were far more difficult to swap and required custom modification of the enclosure, could not be hung on-panel as these are, and were prone to failure around the mount making leak detection virtually impossible.   ~ R. Boise

Compact Valve VA Series

Customized panel with Assured Automation compact valves for metering airflow in aircraft engine sub- component test application

VA Series Product Description

The VA Series (Valve + Actuator) compact valve comes in 3/8” to 2”.  Body is nickel plated brass with Viton® (standard) or BUNA-N or EPDM (optional) seals. Ideal for high cycle and high Cv applications including:

  • Test Panels
  • Process Control Applications
  • Laundry Equipment
  • Textile Dyeing & Drying
  • Bottling & Dispensing Equipment
  • Ink & Paint Dispensing
  • Industrial Compressors
  • Air Drying Equipment
  • Pollution Control Equipment

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P&IDs (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) and P&ID Valve Symbol Library

A piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) is a graphic representation of a process system that includes the piping, vessels, control valves, instrumentation, and other process components and equipment in the system. The P&ID is the primary schematic drawing used for laying out a process control system’s installation. As such, the P&ID is crucial in all stages of process system development and operation.

Phases of Use for P&IDs:

  • Design and layout of process system
  • Component specification
  • Development of control system schemes
  • Safety and operational analysis (HAZOP – hazard and operability study)
  • Installation and/or build-out of the system
  • Startup, shutdown, and operating schemes and procedures
  • Employee training of process system operation
  • Maintenance and modification to the system

P&IDs also are used as the basis for the live graphic representation of a process system in its HMI (human-machine interface) or other control system.

Symbols Used in P&IDs

There are standard symbols used to represent the components in these diagrams. It is important to note that these symbols are NOT to scale and are NOT dimensionally accurate. They are merely used to represent a certain type of component. These symbols are also labeled with words, letters, and numbers to further identify and specify the components that they are representing. Another important consideration is that the diagrams do NOT always represent the physical locations and proximity of each component. The purpose is NOT to serve as a floor plan or map of the system, it is to illustrate the process of the system.

Valve Symbols for P&IDs

The generic symbol for a 2-way valve is two triangles pointing to each other with the tips of the inner points touching. The pipe lines are represented by lines connecting to each side of the valve symbol. Various types of lines are used to represent different pipes, tubes, and hoses. These examples use single solid lines which represent simple rigid pipes or tubing. Typically all pipes will run either vertically or horizontally and use only right angles. The direction of flow is indicated by an arrowhead at the end of the line where it meets the next component as well as at every 90 degree turn.

Type of Valve

The type of valve is represented by adding a shape to the center where the points touch. Shown here are P&ID symbols for the most common valve types.

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All of the valves represented above are 2-way inline valves that are used for flow control, either on/off or throttling. For Multi-port valves, such as 3-way and 4-way, the structure of the symbol is similar, having a triangle to represent each port or “way”.

3-way  and 4-way ball valves can contain additional detail that defines the type of ball drilling which is either a “T” or “L” port ball. Another detail that may be represented in the diagram is the flow path in the non-actuated or de-energized state. This is shown using small arrows next to the symbol as shown below.

There are a multitude of other valve types as well. Here are some of them.

Type of Actuator

The method of actuation is defined by a line coming up from the center of the valve with a small symbol, many times containing a letter, at the top of the line. Here are some examples of ball valves with different methods of actuation.

Fail-Safe Position

When the actuator has a fail-safe position, it is represented by an arrow on the line between the valve and actuator. Another method used to represent the fail position is with two letters “FO” or “FC”.
   

End Connections

End connections can be represented generically with the lines representing the pipes going directly into the valve as in all of the examples above. Connections may also be explicitly defined using various other methods. Flanged connections are represented as shown below – where the pipes have perpendicular lines at their ends that run parallel to the sides of the valve symbol with a small space between them. This illustrates that the valve can be removed without cutting the pipe. Semi-permanent threaded connections are shown with small hollow circles at the connection point. Permanent welded connections are represented with small squares instead. If the connection is socket weld, the square is hollow or un-filled.

Standardization

The International Society of Automation (ISA: www.isa.org) has defined a standard for P&IDs. The standard is ANSI/ISA-5.1-2009 and is available on the ISA website.

Despite the fact that there is a strict set of standards defined for these symbols, you will find various ways of representing certain valves. You will also find that there are blatant discrepancies between some valve types across various libraries, industries, and companies. This issue is not that problematic since all components are also described by text, a part number (unique model), a tag number (specific component in the system), and are defined in detail in a key or legend that goes along with the drawing. As long as you remain consistent throughout your drawings, the P&ID diagram will be acceptable and understandable by all who work with it. We recommend that you download our Library of Symbols and import it into your diagram software package such as Lucidchart.

Pipes, Tubes, & Hoses (process lines):

The process lines are the lines where the process media actually flows through. They are represented by different types of lines. On a complete P&ID each line will be labeled wit h a line number. For Example: 150-67P00-2299-115101-N. This label will either run parallel with the line, or with a callout line pointing to the line being defined if it does not fit on the line itself. The label will include information about the size, class, insulation, and more. Different companies use different structures for these numbers, but they all contain the same information. Process lines are bolder than other lines such as those that represent electric, pneumatic, or data signals.

Various Pipe Symbols

There are 2 methods to illustrate when pipes cross on drawings but are NOT physically connected. Either use a small “hump” to show one going “over” the other, or break one of the lines very near the other to show it going under it. This is NOT a physical representation of the actual pipes. In fact, they may not even cross in the actual system. It is merely a method to keep the lines separate when they must cross in the drawing.

Communication/Signal Lines:

Process control systems use various types of signals to communicate information between components, instruments, and the control system computers. Each type of signal has its own line type to explicitly identify the type of signal that travels along it.

Various Signal Symbols

Other Common P&ID Symbols for Major Process Components:

Vessels

Pumps, Fans, & Compressors

The list goes on and on… There are literally hundreds of symbols that represent all components used in process control systems. Heat exchangers, coolers, boilers, filters, etc.etc. We have created a library of P&ID symbols that includes the most common components used in piping and instrumentation diagrams.

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Instrumentation (sensors, transmitters, meters, etc.)

Instrumentation refers to devices that sense, measure, indicate, transmit, and/or record physical properties within a system. For these types of components, there is a slightly different approach. The components are represented by what is called a “bubble.” The bubble is a simple circle, square, or hexagonal shape.

Square bubbles represent shared display. A shared device either displays information from multiple instruments, controls multiple instruments, or both. Inside the square will be either a circle or a diamond.
A circle represents that it is the primary choice or “Basic Process Control System.”
A diamond represents that it is the alternate choice or “Safety Instrumented System.”
Hexagonal bubbles represent computer systems.

Circular bubbles represent discrete instruments.

This type of bubble is also used to define the function of final control elements such as valves. This is done with a callout line pointing to the symbol for the control element. The letters and numbers inside the bubble are described below.

All of these bubble types are further defined by a horizontal line, lines, or lack there of. These lines define where the instrument is located and whether or not it is accessible to the operator.

  No Line means that the device and/or its display are physically located in the field and if it has a display it is only readable locally.
A Solid Line means that the display is located on a main control panel or video display and is normally accessible to the operator.
A Dashed Line means that the display is NOT normally accessible to the operator.
A Double Solid Line means that the display is located on a secondary or local control panel that is normally accessible to the operator
A Double Dashed Line means that the display is located in a secondary control panel and is NOT normally accessible to the operator.

Tag Numbers

Inside of the shape there are letters and numbers used to designate the property being measured (such as flow rate, pressure, temperature, or level) and the function performed with that measurement. Typical functions are: display, record, transmit, and control. Below are a few samples, along with a chart of letters and what they represent for the most common instrumentation components.

These instruments are identified by up to five letters: (2 minimum)

1st letter is the property being measured:
F = flow rate, P = pressure, T = temperature, L = level

2nd letter is a modifier:
D = differential, F = ratio. simply omit if no modifiers apply

3rd indicates passive/readout function:
A = alarm, R = record,  I = indicator, G = gauge

4th – active/output function:
C = controller, T = transmit, S = switch, V = valve

5th is the function modifier:
H = high, L = low, O = open, C = closed. simply omit if no modifiers apply

see a more complete list on Wikipedia

This is followed by loop number, which is unique to that loop. For instance FIC045 means it is the Flow Indicating Controller in control loop 045. This is also known as the “tag” identifier of the field device, which is normally given to the location and function of the instrument. The same loop may have FT045 – which is the Flow Transmitter in the same loop. Below are some examples of complete symbols for a few instruments in the same loop.

Software for Making P&IDs

There are several different software packages that are available for creating P&IDs. We use and recommend Lucidchart by Lucid Software Inc. The library of P&ID symbols that we have put together is very easy to import into this package.

Learn more and try it out for free

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Lead Free Brass Hot Water Meter

WM-NLCH Series –Multijet Totalizing Water Meter Ideal for Hot Water Sub Metering Applications

lead free hot water meter
The WM-NLCH Series lead free hot water meter is a user friendly, multi-jet totalizing brass water meter.  The WM-NLCH Series can handle water up to 194° F and features a removable and cleanable strainer at the inlet of the measuring chamber. Available in ½” to 2” line sizes with NPT end connections.

Operating using the multi-jet principle of measurement, water flows through the WM-NLCH meter’s strainer into the measuring chamber where it drives the impeller. The impeller in turn drives the mechanical register dials by means of a magnetic coupling. The impeller is the only moving part in contact with water, resulting in long life and consistently reliable operation. The easy to read register displays US gallons.

WM-NLCH is designed to accommodate the addition of a dry contact reed switch pulse output. The pulse output switch installs simply with one screw. There are two pegs on the switch that insert into two holes on the face of the meter to ensure proper positioning over the correct dial needle. Pulse output is commonly used for system automation, remote meter reading or adding a resettable batch total to a totalizer only meter.

Constructed in conformance with AWWA C708 and NSF/ANSI 61 Annex G standards the WM-NLCH Series conforms with lead-free plumbing as defined by California, Vermont, Maryland and Louisiana state laws and the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act that took effect January, 2014.

In keeping with our strict quality policy this meter is produced in an ISO 9001 certified production facility.

Typical uses of the WM-NLCH lead free hot water meter include residential and commercial metering and sub-metering applications that use hot water:  industrial food, beverage & plant process water usage, industrial laundry, industrial baking, cement mixing, apartment/condo complexes.

Accessory items for the WM-NLCH Series include check valves to prevent the backward flow of fluid through the meter which protects the meter as well as upstream water from any contamination introduced downstream from the meter. Garden hose adapters are also available which allow inline installation into any garden hose or garden hose spigot.

For Pricing Visit:  https://assuredautomation.com/WM-NLCH/index.php?p=buy

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We Are Proud To Announce Our ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Excellent Customer Service is Our Number One Priority

 

ISO 9001:2015Our core tenet at Assured Automation is to provide excellent customer service by providing quality products that are delivered on time.

Since quality is an integral part of our strategy, Assured Automation commits to constantly monitoring, auditing and updating our processes and procedures to comply with requirements by using efficient processes and continually improving of our Quality Management System.

To ensure that we achieve these goals we have become ISO 9001:2015 certified.

 

What is ISO 9001:2015

The ISO 9001:2015 standard provides guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements with quality being consistently improved.

This standard sets out the criteria for a quality management system used by many organization, large and small. In fact, there are over one million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.

Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, high quality products and services, which in turn brings many business benefits.

What this means for us?

Assured Automation has been ISO 9001:2008 certified since 2010 and committed to achieving the upgraded 9001:2015 standard in 2017.

These standardizations focus on putting customers first. Our goal is to consistently meet customer needs to enhance their satisfaction through thoughtfully defined objectives that force us to work more efficiently while identifying areas that need improvement.

We are audited on a yearly basis by a third-party certification to keep our ISO status up to date.

What this means for our customers?

Our customers are our number one priority!

We employ a highly experienced team that is totally focused on making our customers’ experience easy and enjoyable. We have developed unmatched expertise in the valve automation field making us an invaluable resource.

In addition to our standard offering of stocked components which are available as part of our Quick-Ship program, we also provide special order and custom solutions for unique applications.

We also offer a unique interactive online valve configurator which allows customers to quickly specify a valve assembly for quote or purchase.

That’s how We Make Valve Automation Easy for our customers!

 

 

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