Abuilt-in 40-micron stainlesssteel filter in the gas supply connection reducesrequired maintenance of the controller’s pilot.
Awide spring range makesthe control of a liquid interface possible with thestandard displacer.
Stainless steel internals areavailable.
This adjustment deter-mines whether rising liquid level will increase ordecrease pilot output.
Right- or Left-Hand Mount (1001 & 1001A)
Thecontroller may be changed for right-hand or left-hand mount in the field without additional parts.
This option utilizes astandard electric switch; SPDT or DPDT.
For liquid dump spans greaterthan the standard displacers can provide, asplit displacer can give dump spans up to 70 feet in length.
All controllers can be configured to meetNACE MR0175-2002 specifications.
The pilot is comprised of two valves –one to admit pilot pressure, and oneto exhaust pressure.Ball “A”controls the flow of gas intothe pilot and is held closed with forceexerted by supply pressure on theseating area of the ball.When the force transmitted to thrustpin “B” is sufficient to overcome the force holding Ball "A" seated, "A" snaps upwardallowing gas to flow past “A”and out the side portofthe pilot.The spherical end of thrust pin “B” closes theexhaust port the instant ball "A”snaps upward.The exhaust port seating area is smaller than theseating area of the supply port; therefore, the pushrod must remain seated against supply pressureuntil force on the rod diminishes.Asimultaneous action occurs as force is removed from thrust pin “B”. Pilot pressure opens theexhaust port by unseating the push rod, and sup-ply pressure forces ball “A”to close the supplyport. The difference in seating area gives this pilotSnap-Action.
Two valves are used to admit andexhaust pressure. A diaphragm “E”used in cooperation with the valvescreates a Force-Balance Pilot.The pilot output pressure acts uponthe diaphragm so that the diaphragmpushes back with the same forcebeing applied by the push rod. Thesebalanced forces are the reason for theterm “Force-Balance.”The throttle pilot works in the same manner as thesnap pilot except the output pressure is propor-tioned to the amount of force applied to the pushrod. More force on the rod produces a proportion-ate increase in pilot pressure.When the push rod force changes, the pilot seeksanew balance point by either exhausting the out-put loading at valve “C”or unseating valve “D”toincrease output loading.Instrument gas does not flow while the pilot is in balance.
This patented pilot works identicallyto the snap pilot. The differencebetween the two is the O-ring seals“F” and “G,” which give a positiveseal to eliminate leakage and prevent fugitive emissions. The EPA has inde-pendently measured the Envirosave
pilot to have a zero CFH consumptionrate.*
Electric Level Switch
The electric level switchuses the force balanceprinciple to open andclose an electrical switchin response to rising or falling levels. Two standard switches are available,single pole double throw (SPDT) or double poledouble throw (DPDT), both with explosion-proofenclosure.
Snap PilotThrottling Pilot ElectricSwitch
*United States of America. Air and Radiation. Environmental ProtectionAgency. Lessons Learned From Natural Gas Star Partners: Options forReducing Methane Emissions From Pneumatic Devices in the NaturalGas Industry. Appendix A. Washington, DC, 2003.