Happy Holidays from Classic Controls

Happy Holidays from Classic Controls

Non-Invasive Flow Measurement of High-Temperature Steam

Non-Invasive Flow Measurement of High-Temperature Steam

The FLUXUS ST-HT is the world's first and only clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter for high-temperature steam. The new measuring system precisely records volume and mass flow rates of saturated and superheated steam at 750 °F. 

FLUXUS ST-HT is a non-invasive steam flow sensor. Using simple clamp-on ultrasonic transducers, installing and testing in minimal time and no pipe penetrations are required. Non-invasive steam flow measurement means measuring flow without breaking the integrity of the pipe. 

The FLUXUS ST-HT, an extension of FLEXIM's existing steam flow meter FLUXUS ST, offers a wide turndown ratio up to 25:1. It has exceptionally high measuring dynamics and functions independently of the flow direction. While the FLUXUS ST can withstand temperatures up to 360 °F, the new FLUXUS ST-HT can be used up to 750 °F in pipes up to 35.5" in diameter. 

For more information contact Classic Controls. Call them at 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

Stationary Ultrasonic Clamp-On System for Flow Measurement of Compressed Air and Other Industrial Gases

Compressed Air Flow Measurement

Compressed air is a costly source of energy due to its efficiency. For each joule of mechanical work performed with a pneumatic instrument, it takes approximately 20 times the electrical power to produce and store the air. However, despite this low yield, compressed air is indispensable in many industries due to its production-related advantages, which makes it all the more crucial that the compressed air's use is as efficient as possible.

Calculation of energy use is essential. By accurately detecting current air volume flow, a device's pneumatic components can be assessed cost-effectively by quickly and accurately identifying potential overloads (such as when air velocities are too high) or piping network malfunctions. The precise distribution of consumption proportions to individual output stages provides possibilities for fact-based, economic decisions. Moreover, the volume-flow calculation shows the amount of compressed air lost due to leaks – a significant financial consideration - as every third air compressor in place is only there to compensate for air losses.

The compressed air flow meter FLUXUS G721 CA from FLEXIM is the perfect solution. FLEXIM's non-invasive clamp-on ultrasonic technology is remarkable in that it works at low pressures (down to 3bar on steel lines and atmospheric pressure on plastic pipes).  The FLUXUS G721 CA reliably captures minimal flow rates, allowing the discovery of the smallest leaks.

In Florida call Classic Controls to discuss any compressed air or gas flow application. Call them at +1 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

The Baker Hughes Masoneilan SVI3 Digital Valve Positioner

The third generation Baker Hughes Masoneilan™ SVI™ is a user friendly digital valve positioner for pneumatic control valves. Utilizing advanced control and diagnostic algorithms, along with field-proven non-contact position sensing technology, the SVI delivers accurate, responsive, and reliable positioning performance. 

For more information about Baker Hughes Masoneilan products in Florida, contact Classic Controls. Call them at +1 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

Cash Valve: Industrial Regulators and Back Pressure Valves for Air, Gas, Steam, Water and Oil Service

Cash Valve

Cash Valve regulators and valves are designed for pressure regulation and back-pressure. They are used for steam, air, gas, liquid, and cryogenic applications. These valves are available in multiple configurations, including a range of materials including iron, brass, bronze, carbon, and stainless steel. Standard sizes from 1/8” to 6” are available with working temperatures from cryogenic ranges to to 800° F. Diaphragms of various elastomers and metal configurations are available, depending on application.


For more information about Cash Valve, contact Classic Controls. Call them at 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

Process Analytics by Inline Refractometry

Process refractometer

Refractometry - in other words, the measurement of light refraction - is a well-established method of choice for determining the concentration, density and purity of many liquids.

By measuring the refractive index directly within the process, PIOX® R allows for a highly accurate measurement, long term reliability and continuous quality management either in hygienic and ultra-clean sanitary or harsh industrial environments with high process pressures, temperatures and corrosive media.

Unlike other available measurement technologies, FLEXIM’s PIOX® R employs its patented transmitted light principle and thus never bears the risk of measurement drift and false readings from deposit build up at the prism.

The unrivaled design and the integrated diagnostic tools moreover allow for very cost effective and predictive maintenance intervals.


  • Patented transmitted light measurement principle - offers completely drift free, precise and long term stable measuring
  • No flow velocity needed - which is required from conventional technologies
  • Highly precise optical measurement technology offering laboratory accuracy in real-time
  • Measurement unaffected by gas bubbles and turbidity as well as the media‘s viscosity
  • Internal self-diagnostic tools for predictive and very cost effective maintenance efforts

For more infomration about using inline refractometers for process analytics, contact Classic Controls. Call them at 863-644-3642 or visit their web site at https://classiccontrols.com.

Fox Thermal Mass Flowmeter Product Catalog

Fox Thermal Instruments continues to lead the market in innovative, reliable, accurate, and full-featured flow meters. They provide high quality, cost effective solutions with superior performance and outstanding on-time delivery. Fox continually beats the competition with high quality flow meters and superior customer service.

Fox has decades of experience in thermal flow design, application and manufacturing techniques and supplies accurate and full-featured flow meters to industrial OEMs and end-user customers.

This catalog provides information about the full Fox Thermal line of accurate, innovative and reliable thermal mass flow meters that are used in a wide variety of industrial gas flow and emissions monitoring applications.

For more information, contact Classic Controls, Inc. Call them at +1 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

Process Instrumentation and COVID: The UK Adopts Clamp-on Flowmeters in Hospitals for Oxygen Monitoring

Since the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the UK's NHS hospitals have had a concern about the limitation in oxygen flow, especially with the increased use of high flow devices such as ventilators and the significant increase in ICU beds across NHS facilities. Due to these concerns, and the limitations with the existing telemetry on the VIE (Vacuum Insulated Evaporator), NHS facilities have seen the importance of having their own live telemetry reporting O2 flow rates through their systems.

FLEXIM, a world-wide leader in the field of non-invasive ultrasonic flow measurement with ultrasound, has provided a solution. FLEXIM O2 flowmeters are simply clamped onto existing copper pipework, making installations fast and easy, plus eliminating the possibility of new leak paths. 

In combination with integration into local medical gas pipeline systems (MGPS) or building management systems (BMS), the instantaneous O2 flow data from the FLEXIM meters allows remote access to live oxygen consumption data and alerts if there's a alarm condition. Usage in each hospital ward, along with total site usage is now constantly available for local effective management of critical O2 demand. Data such as live, peak and average flows across various legs of the hospitals’ O2 system can all be fed into the operational command to assist with proactively managing the O2 being prescribed to patients based on the known limits of the oxygen system. 

The Benefits of FLEXIM Clamp-on Flow Meters for Oxygen Monitoring in Hospitals: 
  • Live oxygen consumption data across many sites
  • Improved O2 usage visibility
  • Proactive O2 management minimizing negative patient impact
  • Portable O2 meters also available from FLEXIM for spot checks across sites

For more information in Florida, the Caribbean, or Puerto Rico, contact Classic Controls, Inc. Call them at +1 863-644-3642 or visit their website at https://classiccontrols.com.

Yokogawa Controllers Supply Steam to USNS Mercy

On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

Classic Controls, Inc.

Take Advantage of These Upcoming Process Control Webinars

Yokogawa's "Back to Basics" webinar series provides you a great resource to learn and review different measurement technologies. These online webinars discuss recommended practices, application selection and sizing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain insight directly from the Yokogawa experts!


Fundamentals of Fabulous Flow Measurement

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 16, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

This webinar will explore the fundamentals of flow measurement technologies and how they stack up in different applications.

In this webinar we:
  • Review the theory behind flow measurement technologies
  • Discuss common flow application challenges
  • Evaluate the different technologies when selecting a flow meter
  • Illustrate installation practices for successful measurements
Register Here

Magical Mystery Tour of High Purity pH Measurement

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern

The presentation will explore the theory of pH and how it can be successfully applied in high purity applications, discuss both standard and solution temperature compensation, review installation requirements, and illustrate good calibration and maintenance procedures to facilitate satisfactory measurements.

In this webinar we:
  • Review the theory behind the measurement of pH
  • Discuss the issues surrounding high purity pH measurements
  • Illustrate the difference between standard and solution temperature compensation
  • Assess installation requirements for successful measurements
  • Clarify good calibration and maintenance procedures
Register Here

Vibrating Element Technology for Gas Density, Specific Gravity, and Hydrogen

Online Webinar
Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern

This presentation goes over the theory behind vibrating element technology and explores some of the applications in which it can be used.

In this webinar we will review:
  • The theory behind density and vibrating element technology
  • The importance of using compensated density
  • How to clean the detector
Register Here

Digitally Transform your Plant with Field Wireless and IIOT

Online Webinar
Thursday, May 7, 2020
11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

Wireless sensor networks can provide reliable and secure communications for applications including control, monitoring, safety, and reliability. Regardless of the application, wireless technology has opened the door for companies to pursue improvements that may have been impossible or uneconomical in the past. However, adopting a wireless strategy is more than just throwing a few radios out into the plant. A little planning can go a long way to ensure your future success.

Topics covered include:
  • Where you would use Field Wireless vs IIoT
  • The fundamentals of wireless sensor networks
  • Applications that illustrate how a wireless strategy can transform your operations, improve reliability, and increase safety
Register Here

Coronavirus Update

As our federal and state governments take precautionary measures to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency, Classic Controls continues to do it's part as an essential business during this crisis.
We will remain open and fully-operational to accept, process and ensure the shipment of all orders for our customers, many of which are part of the "Critical Infrastructure" of this country, as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  We are also continuing to ship rush or expedited orders per requests.  We are closely watching the situation and will communicate any changes that impact our status.

We are taking the COVID-19 crisis very seriously and are following and/or exceeding the CDC recommendations for a safe work environment to protect our employees and allow us to continue operations to address our customer's needs.  These steps include having employees who are able to work remotely, forbid any employee who is showing any signs of any sickness to come to work and to stay home instead, sanitize the workplace several times a day, not allow any non-essential visitors, etc.

Please contact us at sales@classiccontrols.com or +1 863-644-3642 if you have any questions or concerns.

Shawn Warren and Jim LeVine
Classic Controls, Inc.

Thermocouple Color Identification Codes

The use of color codes for identification of thermocouple wire and thermocouple products has been adopted by various national and international standards organizations. In the following images, U.S., Canadian, European, Japanese and international thermocouple wire and extension grade wire color code standards are defined or illustrated. Charts courtesy of Pyromation.
ANSI-ASTM and Non-ANSI-ASTM Thermocouple Codes
(Click chart for larger view)

International Thermocouple Color Codes
(Click chart for larger view)

Recommended Temperature Limits and Color Codes
(Click chart for larger view)

For more information on thermocouples and temperatures sensors, contact Classic Controls by calling 863-644-3642 or visiting their web site at https://classiccontrols.com.

Valve Automation Services for Florida, Puerto Rico, and The Caribbean

Classic Controls, Inc. combines the best brands of electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic valve actuators, world-class machining capabilities, technical and application experience, plus skilled technicians to offer customers in Florida, Puerto Rico, and The Caribbean their best value in procuring automated valve systems.

For more information, contact Classic Controls by calling +1 863-644-3642 or visit their web site at https://classiccontrols.com.