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Video: How to Select a Sight Flow Indicator

May 29, 2014

L.J. Star Inc., a leading supplier of sight glasses and sight flow indicators, has released a video featuring step-by-step advice on how to select the ideal sight flow indicator to keep the process line running smoothly.

In just four minutes, “Sight Flow Indicator Selection Tips” shows how sight flow indicators are used to verify that the product is flowing properly through the line, ensuring operator safety and eliminating costly downtime. From choosing the best mounting to specifying a flanged or threaded model, the video covers the factors involved in each step of the selection process and how they impact the application.

When considering the size of the indicator, it is critical that the process engineer looks at the entire piping system to ensure that the indicator, as well as the sight glass and gaskets, are compatible with the process. Process observation experts recommend selecting an indicator with a long-term operating life and that will perform through a wide range of temperatures and pressures.
L.J. Star offers a full line of visual flow indicator products, replacement parts, and accessories that are used to observe the flow of powder through pipelines. For highly corrosive processes, the company lines the sight flow indicators with a protective coating designed to lengthen time in service and reduce maintenance time, while maintaining safety throughout high-pressure, high-temperature processes.