Monthly Archives: August 2017

Why are Pressure / Vacuum Relief Valves Required for Tank Protection?

Press Vac Relief Valve

Why Are Pressure / Vacuum Relief Valves Required for Tank Protection ?

Why Are Pressure/ Vacuum Relief Valves Required For Tank Protection?
•   Saves money by saving product
•   Minimizes evaporation emissions
•   Protects tank from over or under pressure when sized properly
•   Protection against fire hazard when conforming to API standards
•   Reduces atmospheric corrosion of tank
•   Generally required by OSHA, EPA, etc.

Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valves are protection devices typically mounted on a nozzle opening on the top of a fixed roof atmospheric storage tank. Their primary purpose is to protect a tank against rupture or implosion by allowing the tank to breathe, or vent, when pressure changes in the tank due to normal operations.

Setpoint Integrated Solutions provides an entire line of products that will meet your specific application needs. One of those products is the Groth Model 1200A  Pressure Vacuum Relief Valve.

The Model 1200A is designed to protect your tank from damage created by overpressure or excessive vacuum. Costly product evaporation losses due to normal tank “breathing” are greatly reduced. Because the Model 1200A retains toxic vapors, atmospheric contamination is minimized. This helps to provide increased fire protection and safety.

Model 1200A also offers Groth’s special “cushioned air” seating. Superior performing fluoropolymer seating diaphragms are standard to minimize sticking caused by resinous vapors and atmospheric moisture.

Additionally, the Model 1200A has a self draining housing body and drip rings to protect seating surfaces from condensate and freezing. This design also avoids dangerous pressure or vacuum buildup due to binding or clogging of the valve. Buna-N, FKM and other seating diaphragms can be provided when required. To insure the proper alignment of seating surfaces, there is peripheral guiding and a center stabilizing system.

Setpoint Integrated Solutions has seven Groth Authorized Repair Dealers (GARD) facilities.  Working with a Setpoint IS GARD facility,  customers can be confident that repairs to Groth Corporation products are made to original factory specification with original parts. Setpoint IS will also conduct site audits with customers for technical product assistance and has  inventory on-hand to quickly and effectively conduct equipment maintenance and repairs.

Being the certified OEM repair dealer allows you to reduce long term maintenance costs by ensuring your repairs are made with OEM parts and by OEM certified technicians at Setpoint Integrated Solutions.

*Information adapted from here.

What is a Green Tag Center?

What is a Green Tag Center?

Consolidated’s Certified Green Tag Centers (GTC*) are the industry standard.  Each GTC location is staffed with highly qualified technicians who are skilled in delivering exceptional support and technical expertise. Plus,  GTC operations are equipped with machine tools and inspection facilities as well as assembly, paint and test equipment—all backed by BHGE for the assurance of quality.

Each GTC  provides an extensive range of services, including, but not limited to:

  • Commissioning
  • Mechanical Inspection
  • Valve Repair
  • Shut Down Planning
  • Onsite Repairs
  • Troubleshooting
  • OEM Parts
  • Retrofits
  • Compliance Management
  • Asset Management
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Training Classes
  • Site Surveys
  • Onsite Inventory

Globally recognized and in compliance with ISO 9000 standards, you can be sure when you see the GTC emblem that you have hired the right resource to handle your critical needs.

As the world’s largest Consolidated channel partner for Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Setpoint Integrated Solutions has  10 Green Tag Centers (GTC) and years of experience in repairing Consolidated Valves with Consolidated OEM parts.  Call Setpoint Integrated Solutions today to ensure that you increase performance, extend service life, and protect your investment with OEM certified parts and service on your Consolidated valves.

Why Should You Insist on Original Consolidated Parts?

Why Should You Insist on Original Consolidated Parts?

With so many options available in the after market for replacement parts, why should you insist on original Consolidated parts?

Quality, Safety, and Dependability, all delivered by OEM Certified Service.

Consolidated OEM parts are expertly developed, and rigorously tested.*

For more than 100 years,  Consolidated has been delivering exceptional quality, safety and dependability, and the Original Consolidated Parts program continues this tradition. Expertly developed, rigorously tested, and built for specific applications, Original Consolidated Parts are designed for years of reliable, cost-effective performance. Additionally, at Setpoint Integrated Solutions,  these Original Consolidated Parts are installed by factory-certified GTC* Technicians who make certain the job is done right.

So when it comes to maintenance, don’t be tempted by seemingly cheaper aftermarket services and parts that could end up costing you more by jeopardizing up-time, longevity and low cost of ownership.

BHGE is an OEM that is  Committed to Research, Development and Testing*
BHGE invests thousands of dollars and years of effort into the development of each
Consolidated valve, but they don’t stop there.  They  put valves through strenuous testing to ensure that our parts meet the strictest quality standards in the most extreme conditions and situations. Many other companies do not have a research and development department, and in most cases, other companies  simply don’t spend a fraction of the time, money and brainpower BHGE  does to craft the highest quality products. What’s worse, other companies may make substitutions with cheaper materials that can cause parts to wear faster—resulting in dangerously diminished performance.

Sophisticated Parts Development*

Equipped with advanced tools, equipment and technology, Consolidated research and development and testing facilities support some of the most sophisticated parts development and quality assurance initiatives. Our world-class ISO 19001-certified sites are outfitted with state-of-the-art machinery, laboratories, test facilities and our team of engineers and experts applies best industry practices and processes to create exceptional products.

Increase Performance, Extend Service Life.* 

Original Consolidated Parts are meticulously engineered and manufactured.
BHGE takes quality further by engineering valve parts to meet exact application
specifications through a variety of specialized construction techniques, processes,
treatments and materials.

Any slight deviation from the original design, materials or critical treatment processes can result in problems such as corrosion, cracking, poor positioning control or sealing performance and shorter service life. More importantly, design alterations—including unintentional ones—could pose serious safety threats. Don’t substitute, insist on Consolidated OEM parts from Setpoint Integrated Solutions.

Do Not Take Unnecessary Risks w/ Parts other than Original Consolidated Parts*

Do you know the exact tolerance applied to a part face and the thickness needed
to provide the endurance and sealing for a relief valve?  Setpoint Integrated Solutions does.  There is no reason to risk this and jeopardize the local code requirements which demand the use of OEM parts and certificates of compliance for critical parts.

Protect Your Investment*

All parts are not created equal.  Only genuine Consolidated parts are manufactured to the exacting requirements of the original valve. That means only genuine Consolidated parts deliver the most reliable and safest long-term performance, prevent unscheduled downtime, and minimize the need for costly, time-consuming repairs. Consolidated parts ensure that your valve warranty remains intact and that you can breathe easier knowing that your valve will perform in its time of need. Protect your valve investment, work with Setpoint Integrated Solutions and  look for the Consolidated name on the part or packaging. Demand nothing less.

 Certified Green Tag Centers* 

Consolidated’s Certified Green Tag Centers (GTC*) are the industry standard.  Each GTC location is staffed with highly qualified technicians who are skilled in delivering exceptional support and technical expertise. Plus,  GTC operations are equipped with machine tools and inspection facilities as well as assembly, paint and test equipment—all backed by BHGE for the assurance of quality.

Globally recognized and in compliance with ISO 9000 standards, you can be sure when you see the GTC emblem that you have hired the right resource to handle your critical needs.

As the world’s largest Consolidated channel partner for Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Setpoint Integrated Solutions has  10 Green Tag Centers (GTC) and years of experience in repairing Consolidated Valves with Consolidated OEM parts.  Call Setpoint Integrated Solutions today to ensure that you increase performance, extend service life, and protect your investment with OEM certified parts and service on your Consolidated valves.

*This post adapted from Consolidated Parts Brochure – GEA33144A found here.

What Are Key Factors in Choosing a Sight Flow Indicator?

What Are Key Factors in Choosing a Sight Flow Indicator?

Jacoby Tar Box

When choosing a sight flow indicator, there are questions that need to be asked regarding the design and performance of the sight flow indicator for the given application.

Some of the most important are:

  • Does the sight flow indicator maximize your production?
  • Do the threads within the sight flow indicator gall?
  • How high is the pressure rating on the sight flow indicator?
  • Does the sight flow indicator maximize your view?

The answers to these questions should lead you toward choosing the most appropriate sight flow indicator available for the given application. One of the sight flow indicators that Setpoint Integrated Solutions represents is the Hygienic Sight Flow Indicator, by Jacoby Tarbox, a product of Clark-Reliance, and can answer all of these questions, because cleanability matters.  With this product you can achieve controlled intrusion meeting ASME-BPE’s strictest requirements by employing ASME BPE dimensions and design principles,  precision-bore borosilicate glass, and tightly tolerance EHEDG inspired O-ring capture.

The T100-Hy-Sight hygienic sight flow indicator sets itself apart from other sight flow indicators because it does maximize your production by shortening cleaning cycles and preventing product loss.

It also features ACME No-Gall Threads for easy maintenance and eliminates the potential for cross-threading.  It has a positive stop design that eliminates over-compression of O-Ring into tube bore and it has no exposed threads to trap debris.

The Jacoby-Tarbox Hy-Sight has the highest safety factor versus system design pressure and replaces bulls-eye units improving the cleanability while saving space and cost.

Finally, the Hy-Sight and Full View Hy-Sight options maximize your view while providing maximum process visibility and allowing you to see unique ,”must see” process conditions.

*Information and video adapted from here.