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Swagelok Expands Temperature Measurement Device Offerings.

SOLON, Ohio Solon (pronounced Sew-len) is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and is a suburb of Cleveland in the Northeast Ohio Region, the 14th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 21,802.  -- Swagelok announced today the addition of bimetal thermometers and thermowells for general industry to its product offering. The products expand Swagelok's existing line of temperature measurement devices, which includes thermometers and thermowells for sanitary applications.

The dampened-movement bimetal thermometers operate in measurement ranges from -100 to 1000xF (-70 to 540xC) and are available in adjustable-angle, center-back, and lower-back mount process connections. Every Swagelok thermometer is factory calibrated cal·i·brate  
tr.v. cal·i·brat·ed, cal·i·brat·ing, cal·i·brates
1. To check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard (the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument):
. In addition, the products feature external reset for field calibration.

"Our customers depend on Swagelok products to provide high integrity measurement and tighter process control of their systems," said Bill Menz, market manager for process instrumentation. "The addition of thermometers and thermowells for general industry is a natural complement to our existing product line."

The dampened-movement bimetal thermometers are accurate to O1 percent of full scale in accordance with ASME ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers  B40.200 and are actuated by a sensitive bimetal helix coil. Silicone-free gel in the thermometer stem dampens vibration effects. To prevent fogging and moisture damage to working components, the dials are hermetically her·met·ic   also her·met·i·cal
1. Completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air.

2. Impervious to outside interference or influence:

Swagelok thermowells for general industry are designed to protect the thermometers from contact with viscous, pressurized pres·sur·ize  
tr.v. pres·sur·ized, pres·sur·iz·ing, pres·sur·iz·es
1. To maintain normal air pressure in (an enclosure, as an aircraft or submarine).

, corrosive, or abrasive process fluids. They also enable removal of thermometers for replacement or service without affecting the process or system.

Swagelok thermowells feature standard 304 stainless steel stainless steel: see steel.
stainless steel

Any of a family of alloy steels usually containing 10–30% chromium. The presence of chromium, together with low carbon content, gives remarkable resistance to corrosion and heat.
 construction, and 316 stainless steel upon request. The product is available in straight, reduced, and tapered shaft designs. Instrument connections include 1/2 in. female NPSM NPSM National Standard Free-Fitting Straight Mechanical Pipe Thread
NPSM National Programme on Smart Materials (India)
NPSM NATO Precautionary System Manual
NPSM American National Straight Pipe Thread for Mechanical Joints
 straight and female G1/2B connections. Process connections include flange flange (flanj) a projecting border or edge; in dentistry, that part of the denture base which extends from around the embedded teeth to the border of the denture.

, sanitary clamp, threaded, and weld socket in 1/2 to 2 in. sizes. Thermowells for sanitary applications are 3-A compliant.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support, and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 57 countries. For more information about Swagelok, visit the company's Web site at
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