Distributor of Watson McDaniel Steam Products
A Steam Trap is an automatic valve that allows condensate, air and other non-condensable gases to be discharged from the steam system while holding or trapping the steam in the system. Several different types of steam trap technologies exist to accomplish this extremely critical and necessary task. Watson McDaniel manufactures a variety of steam trap types and sizes to handle a wide range of applications.
A Control Valve is a device capable of modulating flow at varying degrees between minimal flow and full capacity in response to a signal from an external control device. In a process control loop, an Electronic Controller and Sensor.
Is used in conjunction with a Control Valve to maintain a process variable at a desired set point. The controller compares the sensor signal to the set point and outputs the appropriate response signal to the control valve. The control valve will then modulate to provide the flow response required to maintain the process variable at the set point. In the case of a pneumatic control valve such as the W910 Series, a current-to-pressure (I/P) transducer is required to convert the electrical signal from the controller to the air pressure signal needed to operate the pneumatic valve. Watson McDaniel is unique in its ability to provide all the necessary components to create a complete control loop.
Condensate Return Pumps:
The Watson McDaniel PMP Series of Pressure Motive Pumps are designed to transfer hot condensate (or other liquids) without the use of electrical power. The mechanical seals in standard electric condensate return pumps begin to have difficulty when handling condensate in excess of 195° F. Seal failure is virtually guaranteed when condensate temperatures reach 203° F due to flashing of the condensate across the seal face. It is therefore required to cool condensate in order to prevent seal failure prior to pumping using electric pumps. PMPs do not have seals and therefore will handle condensate well in excess of these temperatures.