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Heat Tracing - Internal Tracing and Jacketing - Part Five

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As stated in Part 3 of this series, there are three types of steam tracing:

• External
• Internal
• Jacketing

In this installation, we look at the Internal Method and Jacketing.

Internal steam tracing is considerably more difficult. It requires some complicated fittings where the steam line enters and leaves the product pipe. This often requires packing glands or stuffing boxes, and makes repairs more challenging.

Heat Tracing - External Method - Part 4

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As stated in Part 3 of this series, there are three types of steam tracing:

• External
• Internal
• Jacketing

In this installation, we look at the External Method.

Heat Tracing - Part Three - Ambient Temperature Regulators

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This is the third installment of a five part series discussing Heat Tracing.  In this post, we will begin to take a more in-depth look at Steam Tracing.

A hybrid of the temperature regulator is referred to as an Ambient Sensing Steam Tracing Valve. These valves sense the temperature of the air around the actuator and stroke the valve open as temperature approaches the set point. They are generally used for the steam tracing of oil, gas, or chemical lines that must be kept from freezing.

Heat Tracing Systems - Part Two

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This is the second installment of a five part series discussing Heat Tracing systems.

In the first installment, we took a high level look at the types of Heat Tracing systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The following excerpts from Fluid Controls Institute (FCI) Tech Sheet #ST 102 identify the benefits of Steam Tracing vs. Electric Tracing.

Heat Tracing Systems

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This is the first installment in a five part series discussing Heat Tracing.

How To Retract the Valve Stem on a Mark 2000 Series Piston Actuated Valve

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A customer would like to know how to retract the valve stem on their Mark 2000 Series angle-bodied, piston actuated valve for servicing. Watch this video to learn how to do this.
 

 

For more information on the Mark 2000 Series, click here.

 

Mark 50 Back Pressure Regulator Seat Adjustment and Operation

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In this video, a customer would like to know if the seat on their Mark 50 back pressure regulator should be opened or closed when the valve is not operating. Watch to learn the answer.

 

 

Mounting a Mark 56 Air Loaded Back Pressure Regulator

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In this clip, a customer wants to know if they can mount their Mark 56 air loaded back pressure regulator with the actuator facing downward. Watch to learn the answer.

 

 

 

Click here to learn more about the Mark 56 Series.

 

Mark 80 Self Operated Temperature Regulator Video

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Watch our NEW animated video on the Mark 80 Self Operated Temperature Regulator. This video will show you how the Mark 80 operates and explains its features and benefits. The Mark 80 will provide accurate temperature control whether your manufacturing requirements include tank heating, steam tracing, heat exchangers, air drying, or regulated cooling. The Mark 80 provides high rangeability, accurate mechanical temperature control and proven reliability.

 

Mark 67 Troubleshooting

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In this video, I will answer a customer's question regarding the load pressure tubing on a Mark 67 piloted pressure regulator.

 

 

 


Lyle Hamilton, Jordan Valve Project Engineer
lhamilton@richardsind.com

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