McNab Model L1/L3 Instrument Sensor Valve
for insertion of continuous monitoring fluid sensors into pipes and tanks.
Typical Uses Include:
Or any process where fluids need to be monitored.
If you monitor fluid characteristics such as water impurities pH, turbidity, color, conductivity Oxygen Reduction Potential (ORP), sodium potassium, chloride, ions, and other characteristics of fluids in pipes under pressure or standing in tanks, the patented McNab Model L1/L3 Sensor Valve should be on your system. Here's why:
No System Interrupt
This unique device allows you to insert and remove fluid sensors without affecting pipeline flow or requiring tank drainage This valve requires no tools to operate and takes only 90 seconds for a qualified technician to remove and replace a sensor-without dewatering.
And, because there is no system interrupt, the fluid is analyzed while under normal operating conditions. Pressure, temperature and flow are not disturbed, so accurate representative readings are assured.
Monitors In-Process Fluids – No Samples
Because the valve allows continuous monitoring of fluids in process, there is no need to pull samples from the system; hence, there are no samples to dispose.
And, the valve's unique operation puts the sensor past the fluid wall and into the main stream.
Because it takes less than two minutes to remove and replace a sensor, you can check the same fluid properties at various locations on the line with only one sensor to ensure accuracy or monitor different properties at the same location just by changing the sensor.
With the L1 /L3 valve, you need not wait for the line to drain to check the fluids or change the sensors; any time is convenient. And, field standardization and/or sensor calibration is fast and easy.
The L1/L3 valve's unique design will never crush the probe and exerts no pressure or twisting on the probe cables. Because of its few operating parts, the valve requires minimal maintenance and will provide years of trouble-free operation.
The L1 /L3 Valve is a cylindrical-type isolation valve that opens and closes by extending and withdrawing the openings at the valve end. It can contain many different types of instrument probes or cells, forming a complete seal that prevents liquid or pressure from escaping. The mechanism is constructed in such a manner that the probe cannot be unloaded unless the valve is closed.