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In our increasingly conscious world of the foot print in which we operate, and the materials we use to build the infrastructure that serves our customers, it is important to identify the choices we have in protecting the environment, our employees, and our assets. Among all of the technical specifications we provide, the following is a number of products that have been crafted with the environment, safety, and operating efficiency in mind.
Pietro Fiorentini – Regulators with Integral Worker/Monitor, Slam Shuts or Silencer Design
In many European countries, venting gas to the atmosphere has been banned. In North America, one of the most common safety devices in a pressure control system is a relief valve. A number of years ago Pietro Fiorentini engineered a regulator body that accommodates both the active working regulator and the safety monitor regulator in the same body, ensuring that any failure of the worker does not impact the operation of the monitor. Pietro Fiorentini’s design is not only certified to meet this criteria, it has set the standard. This design reduces the total foot print of your pressure control system by utilizing one body for two regulators.
By engineering the regulator body to accommodate a monitor it was also identified that it could accommodate a slam shut valve. In the same modular concept, a silencer can be added to a regulator with either an integral monitor or a slam shut valve. The advantage of this design is that changes can be made in-situ, even years after the original regulator was installed. Current legislation requires the monitoring of emissions, which will progress into eliminating emissions in most applications. Pietro Fiorentini’s regulator design allows you to meet changing legislation with small additions to items in your system while not requiring you to replace your assets, and ensuring that there is absolutely no sacrifice of safety in your pressure control system.
Mercury Instruments – Temperature Compensating Index (TCI) with a 20 Year Battery Life
Products that work continuously for 20 years are not that common anymore, and those that exist are usually mechanical devices. Mercury Instruments has introduced the TCI, an electronic module for temperature compensated measurement of gas flow through a rotary meter that will work continuously in all North American environments for 20 years. This is truly the first ‘set it and forget it’ corrector in the gas industry.
Mercury’s combination of superior engineering, increased battery life and power efficiency has created a solution that delivers the same high quality, reliable measurement results while reducing the environmental impact of its products. After 20 years that battery can be changed, but in the meantime, you have saved yourself at least 3 trips to an installation to change batteries in other devices, saving you time, money and the environment.