Pressure Switches Are Unsung Heroes in Many Process Control Applications

Pressure Switches Florida

In today's highly connected world of process control instrumentation, the unacknowledged and uncelebrated pressure switch quietly does it's job protecting people and equipment from unsafe conditions and ensuring consistent, efficient operation.

A pressure switch is an electromechanical device that senses fluid pressure and responds by opening or closing an electrical or pneumatic circuit. That's it. That's their job.

However, pressure switch applications exist in almost every water treatment plant, power plant, refinery, chemical plant, paper mill, steel mill, or other manufacturing plant. Pressure switches are everywhere.

Pressure switches are easy to use and consist of four essential components: a pressure port or connection; a sensor that moves in response to changing pressures; an electrical or pneumatic switch that opens or closes in response to movement; and finally, a housing that protects the pressure switch's internals from the environment. 

SOR pressure switches, the recipient of a 2021 CONTROL Readers Choice Award, have been field-proven in many industries for primary and redundant pressure applications. SOR continues to broaden its product ranges to meet evolving market needs, even though the technology of the initial Static "O" Ring mechanical switches set industry standards more than 50 years ago.  In any situation, there's a SOR switch designed to meet or exceed the minimum requirements for any hazardous area or agency approval. 

SOR pressure switches are designed and offered with various agency permits, housing enclosures, sensor materials, and switching configurations. The wide range of product components allows for the best instrument configurations to handle even the most demanding applications.

For more information about SOR pressure switches in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at 407-324-7800 or visit this web page.

Your Local Teledyne ISCO Representative is Ready to Assist with Applying Portable Samplers

Applying Portable Samplers

Portable samplers enable water quality monitoring in a variety of remote locations. However, determining the right equipment and optimum configuration for the site can be a challenge. An asset you can reliably turn to is your local Teledyne ISCO Representative. They are your local source for new products, proper application, product obsolescence, and replacement. Also, because these experts have access to so many different types of applications and situations, your local Teledyne ISCO Representative is a wealth of tacit knowledge that they readily share with their customers. 

For example, more and more municipalities are testing their wastewater for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) uses Teledyne ISCO portable samplers to track COVID-19 in wastewater collection systems, proving helpful in controlling the pandemic. The use of sewage pathogen monitoring in wastewater treatment facilities as a public health surveillance tool is now a reality. Municipalities have at their disposal portable and refrigerated samplers ready for widespread collection and testing. Your ISCO Representative is prepared to outline the best ways to use this equipment as part of your overall Coronavirus strategy in any type of environment or testing situation. 

Teledyne ISCO Representatives can assist you in applying portable samplers in these challenging situations:

  • Sites with low flow
  • Deep vertical sampling
  • Fast flow, solids, ragging, and other challenging conditions
  • Special considerations for wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE)
  • Tracking COVID-19 in wastewater to help control the epidemic
  • Sample preservation, cooling, and battery life
  • Selecting the proper sampler for the location

It makes sense to develop a close relationship with these factory-trained, technical sales experts for water treatment professionals. They will help you gain better insight into the most commonly encountered problems in portable sampling applications and how to handle them. 

In Florida, contact Instrument Specialties, Inc. Their phone number is 407-324-7800. You can also learn more at

Electric Actuators for the Water and Wastewater Industry

Electric Actuators for the Water and Wastewater Industry

Drinking water abstraction and distribution and sewage disposal and purification are essential prerequisites for infrastructure development and security. As witnessed by recent events, the security of supply is crucial for the modern water industry.

AUMA is ubiquitous in the water industry due to its broad product portfolio, including multi-turn, part-turn, linear actuators, reliability, state-of-the-art communications, and security. In combination with high corrosion protection, they guarantee a long service life and low maintenance.

Because of this, you'll find AUMA electric actuators around the world in:

  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Water treatment plants
  • Drinking water distribution
  • Sewage disposal
  • Seawater desalination

For more information about AUMA in the water, wastewater, and water treatment industry in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at +1 407-324-7800 or visit their website at

Siemens Medium Voltage Drives: Digitalization

The maintenance of a medium voltage drive train system can be challenging. The drive train equipment is often exposed to extreme stresses subject to varying levels of wear and tear. These strains can remain invisible to the naked eye until it is too late, leading to outages and unplanned downtime. 

With Siemens Drive Train Analytics, customers can breathe easy knowing that Siemens experts are continuously monitoring and analyzing their drive train equipment's health and operating conditions remotely from our Service & Support Center. 

Siemens provides valuable insight into equipment health as a service to maintenance personnel, enabling them to be notified and act, often before the equipment breaks down. It's like having your drive train expert on staff – working together with maintenance personnel 24/7 and taking care of your drive train equipment with real-time intelligence. 

For more information about Siemens Medium Voltage Drives in Florida, contact Instrument Specialties. Call them at 407-324-7800 or visit their website at​.

Recommended Blowdown Procedure for Boiler Level Instruments

Proper maintenance of boiler water level instruments is crucial to keeping your plant running safely and efficiently, at all times. This educational video demonstrates how to conduct a proper blowdown procedure on a glass boiler water gage and a remote level indicator. Courtesy of Clark-Reliance.

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Seametrics iMAG 4700 Series Flanged Magnetic Flow Meter

Seametrics iMAG 4700 Series

Flanged In-line Magmeter with Pulsed and 4-20mA Outputs

Used in water & wastewater treatment, municipalities, pump skids, pump stations, packaged plants, filtration systems, reclaimed water, hydraulic fracturing.


iMAG 4700 Features

  • Easy setup
  • External AC or DC Power Versions with Battery Backup
  • Minimal Straight Pipe
  • Meter Mounted Rate/Total Indicator
  • Pulse and 4-20mA Output Standard. Additional Optional Output: HART/4-20mA, Modbus or Digital
  • Optional Datalogger
  • NSF-61 Approved and IP68 Rated

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