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November, 2010 - Vol 15, Issue 4 4
Drexelbrook Radar Gauge
Jordan Gas Regulator
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This is the first digital version of the Gilson Engineering "Control Signal" newsletter.  We have chosen the digital version in order to reduce paper usage, and to get information to our customers in a quicker time frame.

       Let us know what you think of this new format.

Tech Quiz

Which of the following fluid peoperties is important in determining if a magmeter is a good choice for fluid flow measurement?  See answer below

A) Density

B) Conductivity 
C) Viscosity

D) All of the above

Drexelbrook Impulse Series 2-wire Radar Level Transmitter
Drexelbrook Impulse TDR
Drexelbrook Impulse TDR

Drexelbrook has recently released a new 2-wire "Impulse" Guided Wave Radar (TDR) level measurement system.  The Impulse TDR is designed to measure the level, distance and volume of both liquids and slurries in either storage or process vessels. TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) technology had been widely used for its inherent ability to remain unaffected by variations in the process materials electrical characteristics.   The key features of the Impulse TDR are:

  •  Push Button configuration via local display or HART communications
  •  Up to 50 ft. measurement range
  •  No calibration required and no need to move the level in the vessel to start-up
  •  Dual compartment housing separates wiring terminals from the electronics/display
  •  Class I, Div 1, Zone 0 classification
  •  Suitable for both liquids and slurries
  •  3 Sensor types (single or dual element and coaxial sensors) up to 392 F and 580 psig
  •  Measurement of low dielectric materials down to 1.4
  •  Unaffected by changes in density and dielectric properties, dusts, vapors and turbulence

Easy to use and easy to set-up, you will have the level measurement you need, configured within minutes.   Please contact your local Gilson Sales Engineer to arrange a demonstration of the Impulse TDR and to look at any tank applications in your plant.


View Impulse TDR datasheet

Submit your level application request 

Jordan Mark 627 and 630 Gas Pressure Regulators

 Jordan has introduced the Mark 630 and Mark 627 series gas pressure regulators to compete with the Fisher "Big Joe" (Mark 630) and the "Little Joe" (Mark 627). The Jordan valves will fill a need Jordan had by offering a high inlet pressure / high pressure drop soft seated regulator to fill the gap between the Mark 68HP and the Mark 6800HP.

Jordan MK627
MK627 regulator

  The Mark 627 is a self-operated pressure reducing regulator designed to provide accurate regulation and tight shutoff on low or high pressure systems. It can be used on air, natural gas or a variety of other gases. The Mark 627 can handle inlet pressures to 2000psi. It features a tamper resistant protective cap and the top entry design allows easy in line maintenance. The standard 316SS orifice is available in six different sizes. The carbon steel body has FNPT end connections and is available in ", 1"and 2" sizes.  

MK630 Regulator

The Mark 630 is also a self- operated pressure reducing regulator but for high pressure applications designed to handle inlet pressures up to 1500psi and can be used on air and a variety of gases. The rugged design is available in 1" (WCB body) and 2" (Ductile Iron body) and offers brass or stainless trim. 

Both the 627 and 630 are soft seated with a flow to open plug. The flow to open plug gives higher flow rates in a compact body, but this makes the plug hard to control. To overcome this issue, a lever is used. The lever allows the regulators to control the plug with a softer spring and a smaller diaphragm. The lever allows the spring and diaphragm to manage the high plug loads caused by the high flows and pressures. 

Both regulators are available on the Jordan Valve Express program which allows for standard delivery of quantities of up to 5 in one week and standard delivery of quantities of greater than 5 in 2 weeks.

Download MK627 datasheet

Download MK630 datasheet

Submit your regulator application request

Employee Profile,  Lauren Schultz
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This edition, we would like to introduce you to Lauren Schultz.  She is a valued member of our Inside Sales team here at Gilson and has been with us since 2006. She works as an Inside Sales Assistant with two of our engineers, Dave Snyder and Kendra Mitchell.  She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in English, and started with Gilson Engineering shortly after graduation.

Although she has a degree in English, she has worked hard to learn the ropes of technical sales.  She enters orders and creates quotes for Dave and Kendra's accounts along with following deliveries, scheduling repair paperwork, and handling customer phone calls.  Lauren is a hard worker, who is willing to help where she can.  With each job, she feels that she is able to learn more allowing her to be more supportive to her customers in the future.

In her spare time, Lauren is very dedicated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Each year, she leads a team at the Pittsburgh MS Walk and works to raise money for her cause.  This past year, her team consisted of over sixty-five members including family, friends, and co-workers who raised just under $5,500 to help find a cure.  She is thankful to all that help her with her efforts and is looking forward to next year's walk.

Tech Quiz Answer
Answer: B, Conductivity
In most magmeters, as long as the fluid conductivity is above 5 microsiemens (micromho/cm) the magmeter will work.  The magmeter measures volumetric flow.