Resource Guide: the latest in level measurement

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BOILER DRUM INSPECTION GUIDE The 2016 edition of Clark Reliance’s Boiler Inspection Guidelines for Drum Level Instrumentation is easy to understand and concisely presents ASME Section I water gauge inspection requirements for handy, on-the-job reference by boiler operators. It includes code requirements for water columns, water gauge valves, gauge glass, remote level indicators, magnetic water level gauges and water column isolation shutoff valves, as well as 2015 Code changes and CSD-1 requirements and recommendations from Section 7. The guide also lists the most common non-compliant, drum-level arrangements and solutions. Copies are available at…

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Ask the experts: How to determine open-loop gain?

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Q: This is for tuning a control valve on a pipeline. In an open-loop gain test, with a step increase applied to valve opening, the controlled parameter increases, then settles at a number. In this case, flow increased and then decreased to settle at x number. To calculate my Tc, should I use the…

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    BOILER DRUM INSPECTION GUIDE The 2016 edition of Clark Reliance’s Boiler Inspection Guidelines for Drum Level Instrumentation is easy to understand and concisely presents ASME Section I water gauge inspection requirements for handy, on-the-job reference by boiler operators. It includes code…

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