The Siemens Combustion Controls VKG Series Butterfly Valves for Natural Gas, Propane, Butane, or Air


The Siemens Combustion Controls VKG series butterfly valves control the flow of natural gas, propane, butane, or air. The valves are positioned using either a manual kit, crank arm kit, or rotary actuator. VKG threaded butterfly valves are available from sizes 1/2” to 4” NPT with UL approval and sizes 1/2” to 3” Rp with CE approval.

VKG Series Butterfly Valve Features

  • Full, medium, or reduced port versions available
  • Shaft supported by precision bearings for repeatable performance
  • Low leakage rate at full closed position without a beveled disk
  • Low pressure loss at the full open position
  • Corrosion-resistant for outdoor applications
  • Clear position indication on a 2” laser-etched, anodized dial
  • 90° clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
For more information, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit their web site at https://combustion-tech.net.

Happy Holidays from Combustion Technology, LLC


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Equipment Used for Large Scale Hemp Drying

Hemp Drying
INTRODUCTION
Hemp is now benefiting from a resurgence in popularity thanks to high demand for CBD oil, and commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed. It's interesting to note that hemp oil is selling for approximately $1000 per liter.  Expectations of the global industrial hemp market is projected to balloon to over $10 billion dollars by 2025.

Legalized as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Bill changed hemp from a controlled substance to an agricultural commodity. Hemp cultivation is attractive to farmers who have been impacted by the increases in tariffs on certain crops.  Consumer demand, along with higher profits for farmers, are causing explosive growth.  Hemp can be grown for its seed, fiber, or floral biomass.

Harvesting and drying of hemp is critical for CBD production. The presence of molds and mildews will lower the value of hemp floral biomass, so the harvest needs to be stabilized before mold, mildew, or decomposing can occur. Once hemp is harvested, it should be moved immediately moved to the drying facility to eliminate the moisture content in the harvested hemp.

The full article describes combustion type dryers and temperature control components used for high volume hemp drying. You can find it here.


For more information about this type of equipment, contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at  800-327-1831 or learn more here.

The Basics of Closed Loop Control Systems


A closed loop control system uses a sensor that feeds current system information back to a controller. That information is then compared to a reference point or desired state. Finally, a corrective signal is sent to a control element that attempts to make the system achieve its desired state.

A very basic example of a temperature control loop includes a tank filled with product (the process variable), a thermocouple (the sensor), a thermostat (the controller), and a steam control valve feeding a tubing bundle (the final control element).

The video outlines all the major parts of the system, including the measured variable, the set point, the controlled variable, controller, error and disturbance.

For more information contact Combustion Technology, LLC. Call them at 800-327-1831 or visit them at https://combustion-tech.net.

Combustion Technology Salutes Our Veterans

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is not just another holiday. It honors those Americans who fought for our freedom. By celebrating our Veterans, we continue to tell the story of how this country became the most powerful on Earth - through bravery, honor, truth, and determination.

Our Veterans are our neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers. They took an oath to defend the United States and our Constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. We must never forget their bravery, service, and sacrifice.

Combustion Technology, LLC thanks our Veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedom.

FIREYE BurnerLogiX Microprocessor-Based Integrated Burner Management Control

The Fireye® BurnerLogix System is a microprocessor based burner management control system designed to provide the proper burner sequencing, ignition and flame monitoring protection on auto- matically ignited oil, gas, and combination fuel burners. In conjunction with limit and operating con- trols, it programs the burner/blower motor, ignition and fuel valves to provide for proper and safe burner operation.






For more information about the Fireye® products,  contact Combustion Technology, LLC. In Vancouver call 360-253-9600; in Portland call 503-287-2500. Or visit https://combustion-tech.net.