Press Release Summary:
Designed for corrosive, flammable, and toxic environments, KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge avoids direct contact with liquids, eliminating problems with coating, plating, fugitive emissions, and hazardous material leaks. Gauge can be constructed in pipe schedules from 10-120, with pipe diameters from 2-12 in. Oversized Chamber options provide extra clearance between float and chamber wall, preventing float damage and erratic measurements in presence of vapors or dirty fluids.
Original Press Release:
K-TEK's KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge Adds Industry's Widest Assortment of Oversized Chamber Options to Handle Flashing and Dirty Fluids
Prairieville, LA (June 30 2008)-K-TEK, a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art instrumentation for level measurement, today announced a new array of Oversized
Chambers for the KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge. The KM26 is a rugged, non-contact, liquid level gauge designed for corrosive, flammable, and toxic environments. The magnetically
coupled gauge avoids direct contact with liquids, thereby eliminating problems with coating, plating, fouling, fugitive emissions, hazardous material leaks, and dirty or
colorless fluids, common with standard sight glasses. The new Oversized Chamber options
provide extra clearance between the float and chamber wall. Guide rods are placed inside the chamber to keep the float's magnet near the indicator while providing a larger annulus. This allows vapor to pass when flashing occurs, alleviating the potential for erratic measurements and damaged floats. The Oversized Chambers can also be used for measuring very dirty fluids, where small, suspended solids can clog the chamber and potentially cause complications.
The KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge features the largest range of Oversized Chamber options in the industry. The widest array of chamber materials includes nearly 30 types, from Stainless Steel to Incoloy to Titanium.
The KM26 can be constructed in pipe schedules from 10 to 120, with pipe diameter sizes
from 2 inches to 12 inches. Gauge chambers can handle extreme temperatures, such as boiler and heater applications that run as high as 1000°F (538°C) and cryogenic applications that run as low as -320°F (-195°C). The gauges can also handle extreme pressures, from vacuum to 4500 psig.
Oversized chambers prevent float damage and erratic measurements in the presence of vapors or dirty fluids
K-TEK's KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge offers the largest number of choices for oversized chambers. This means no crushed floats or measurement problems for flashing or dirty fluids. Transmitters and switches can be used with the KM26 Oversized Chambers, including the company's AccuTrak AT200 Magnetostrictive Level Transmitter and the MS41 Hermetically Sealed, Magnetically Actuated DPDT Electric Switch.
"With over 100,000 installations worldwide, the KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge has seen just about every environment there is - toxic, corrosive, flammable, high pressure,"
stated Kevin Hambrice, Director of Marketing and Customer Service. "To meet the needs of these challenging environments, the KM26 provides the largest number of choices in the industry - the most configurations, the most material types, the most schedule options, and the most temperature and pressure options.
The oversized chamber means no crushed floats or measurement problems, whether there
are fluids flashing to vapor, like ammonia, LPG, or propane, or particularly dirty fluids, like asphaltines or petroleum-based oils with paraffin."
Widest Array of Material Types
The KM26 Magnetic Level Gauges provide the largest range of chamber materials, allowing
them to meet the challenges of a broad array of applications. Materials include most
grades of Stainless Steel -- types 321, 304, 304L, 316/316L, 317/317L, and 904L;
Hastelloy C-276 and B-3; Titanium; Polypropylene; KYNAR; PVC; CPVC; Epoxy Resin Fiberglass; Vinyl Ester Fiberglass; Teflon "S" Coated 304/304L, 316, and 316L
Stainless Steel; Halar Coated 304 and 316 Stainless Steel; Tefzel Coated 304 and 316
Stainless Steel; Alloy 20; Incoloy 600, 625, 800, and 825; and Zirconium 702.
Pricing & Delivery
K-TEK's KM26 Magnetic Level Gauges with Oversized Chambers are available for immediate shipment. Prices start at $1500. Quantity discounts are available. The data sheet can be downloaded at: www.ktekcorp.com/dnn20/Default.aspx?tabid=67&productID=1
About K-TEK Corp.
K-TEK is a leading manufacturer of state-ofthe-art liquid and solids level instrumentation. Founded in 1975, the company pioneered the KM26 magnetic level gauge with extruded outlets and precision engineered floats and continues to set the pace in the industry with such innovations as AccuTrak(TM), the first SIL 2 certified (IEC 61508) magnetostrictive level transmitter; SureShot(TM), the first low cost, all digital design laser level and distance transmitter; Resonator(TM), the first vibrating fork
switch that features a one-step, external calibration process, eliminating hassles with
equipment covers; andMT5000, the industry's first guided wave radar level transmitter with full waveform digital readout and display. The company also manufactures ultrasonic transmitters and a full line of point level switches,
plumb bob devices, and field controllers.
K-TEK's products are used in over 300,000 installations worldwide in such applications as chemical processing, oil and gas production, power generation, pulp and paper processing, mining and construction, food and beverage manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing.
For more information, see www.ktekcorp.com.
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