Mechanical assemblies allow a sensor to be inserted and removed from process under rated pressure and temperature without draining the system, shutting down a line, or requiring a bypass arrangement. Specific mechanical designs offer convenience, safety, efficiency, chemical compatibility, and the ability to avoid downtime.
AlpHa has two main types of mechanical assemblies: retractable insertions / ball valve assemblies and standard mechanical assemblies. A “hot-tap” or “live-tap” retractable insertion is needed for applications where the process cannot be drained or interrupted prior to inserting or removing the sensor. Applications where the process will be drained prior to inserting the sensor, a standard mechanical assembly is preferred. Both types can be customized based on the process requirements.