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Permanent Strainers

Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
Custom Fabrication
Practical Applications -
Exceptional Service
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Keeping customers coming to WeamcoMetric is the only way for us to stay
in business and secure our future. Therefore we the employees of
WeamcoMetric make the following commitments.
We will to the best of our ability:
Provide our customers with top quality, defect-free, cost competitive products,
which shall meet or exceed the requirements and specifications.
Treat our customers with courtesy and respect by giving them individual
assistance each and every time they contact us or come by.
Answer each customers questions with the most honest, thoughtful and
knowledgeable response available.
Respond to all customer inquiries in a reasonable and timely manner.
Provide products on schedule while maintaining high quality standards.
COMMITMENT STATEMENT
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Products: Weamco
Strainers: Fabricated Vertical Permanent Basket Tee Y and
Assorted Temporaries (Cones, Baskets, etc.)
Line Blinds Spacer Rings Bleed Rings
Corrosion Coupon Holders
Sample Coolers
Custom Fabrication & Pipeline Accessories.
Metric
Bi-directional Meter Provers Uni-directional Meter Provers
Volumetric Meter Provers (Tank Style) Portable Provers
Metering Systems
LACT Units
Sampling Systems
Sphere & Pig Detector Switches (Home of Mag-Tek)
Custom Fabrication of measurement equipment.
Authorized Codes: ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.4 and B31.8, API Chapter 4
ASME Section VIII Div. 1,Design, Fabrication & Testing
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Federal Identification
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Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
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Custom Fabrication
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WeamcoMetric Strainers
For over thirty years the Weamco division of WeamcoMetric has been furnishing dependable
top quality Permanent and Temporary Strainers of all types to industries all over the world.
Industries such as Pipelines, Hydrocarbon, Chemical, Power, Gas, Pulp & Paper, Process Plants,
and Refineries all over the world recognize WeamcoMetric as The First Name In Strainers. Our
top quality products would be reason enough to come to WeamcoMetric, but much of our
success is attributed to our dedication to seeing that every customer or potential customer is
handled with the most exceptional service we have to offer. WeamcoMetrics excellent
reputation in the areas of service, quality and dependability are precious attributes we are
proud of and protect with enthusiasm.
At WeamcoMetric all engineering, design and manufacturing of our fabricated Strainers is
started and completed in house. This provides us with a major advantage in the areas of
quality control and scheduling, not to mention the cost advantages. We believe in a hands-on
approach to detail and accountability for your work.
WeamcoMetrics vast amount of experience and expertise affords us the ability to assist our
customers in choosing and constructing the most practical equipment for their applications.
When youre trying to protect expensive or critical pieces of equipment such as pumps,
compressors, valves or meters, you need design expertise and quality you can trust for good
dependable equipment with someone who stands behind their work. WeamcoMetric has a
reputation of being that someone.
We offer a variety of equipment design standards to meet your various needs and welcome
your special requirements. Our manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise include the
abilities to work with a vast array of materials and manufacture custom equipment to your
exact specifications. Regardless of the complexity or simplicity of your requirements,
WeamcoMetric is a great ally to be associated with and we welcome the opportunity to work
with you.
The following pages offer a vast amount of information on the design and construction of
strainers. Please feel free to contact our staff at your convenience for personal assistance.
A. Strainer Definition and Purpose
Strainers are used normally for the protection of pipeline and petroleum process equipment installed
downstream of the strainer. The equipment protected by our strainers is generally more expensive than
the total installation cost of a strainer. Also this equipment is critical to the pipeline or process operation.
Strainers use perforated and/or wire mesh media for straining purposes. These materials are two
dimensional, meaning they do not have a Depth or Dirt Holding capacity. This means that when
a debris particle is caught in the straining media the opening is blocked or plugged. This results in
reduced available opening for flow. Strainer sizing and selection are critical to insure your cleaning
cycle time, particle size retention and pressure drop requirements are achieved.
B. Straining Media Selection for Basket
The following is a general guideline of media we have typically seen used in the various applications
shown, but is in no way intended to supercede your specific requirements. This information is strictly
based on observations made from our many years of experience and WeamcoMetric makes no
guarantees that it is correct and/or applicable for your specific application.
Liquid Turbine Meters 1/8 dia. perforated support
with 40 x 40 mesh liner
Gas Turbine Meters and Regulators 1/8 dia. perforated support
with 80 x 80 mesh liner
P.D. Meters 1/8 dia. perforated
Centrifugal Pumps
Service: Crude Oil 1/4 dia. perforated
Refined Products 1/8 dia. perforated
Coke Fines 3/4 flattened expanded metal
Water 1/8 dia. to 3/8 dia. perforated
Natural Gas Compressors Varies by manufacturer recommendations,
1/8 dia. perforated to 50 microns
C. Strainer Design and Selection
WeamcoMetric Fabricated Strainers are manufactured in several styles or types to meet various applications.
Strainer type selection should be based upon your requirements. A general guideline as follows:
Application Description or Requirement Style WeamcoMetric Type
1. Pumps, Flow Meters, Compressors & Vertical Basket FV or FT
Control Valve Protection, Low Pressure Strainers
Drop, High Capacity, ease of maintenance,
several optional features.
2. Pump Suction & Gas Regulator Protection, Tee Strainers TSF or TSW
relative clean product, very adaptable to TLF or TLW
various piping arrangements. TVF or TVW
STRAINERS
Application Description or Requirement Style WeamcoMetric Type
3. Pump Suction, HVAC, various types of Y-Strainers FYW or FYF
Water Service, Boiler Feedwater, and industrial
piping systems, relative clean product, blowdown
required for basket cleaning.
4. Temporary Service for Start-up of Piping Temporary CP, CWI,
Systems and Permanent Compressor Cone and CWO
Packages, permanent service in clean Basket BP, BWI,
natural gas applications. Strainers BWO
5. Low Flow & Small Pipe Size, Flat Strainers FP or F-PF
Temporary Service only.
STRAINERS
Rev. 3/07
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We will be happy to recommend a Strainer for your application.
You can also visit our website at www.weamco.com.
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1. Flow Rate
2. Product Service & Equipment Strainer is Protecting
3. Design Pressure
4. Design Temperature
5. Line Size
6. Flange Rating
7. Strainer Housing Material
8. Strainer Media Material for Basket
9. Size of Particles to Remove from Stream
10. Maximum Pressure Drop Allowed
11. WEAMCO Type Strainer
12. Manufacturing Design Code
13. Paint Requirements
14. Temporary Strainer % Open Area
15. Any other information or Optional Accessories
All WEAMCO strainers are fabricated on-order, and we can custom design
a unit to match your dimensional and service requirement. JUST ASK!!
MESH*
WIRE
OPENING
% OPEN
DIA. AREA
20 x 20 .016 .0340 46.2
30 x 30 .013 .0203 37.1
40 x 40 .010 .0150 36.0
60 x 60 .0075 .0092 30.5
80 x 80 .0055 .0070 31.4
100 x 100 .0045 .0055 30.3
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Materials Data
Perforated and Wire Cloth
Bulletin AC307
IF YOU DONT SEE WHAT YOU ARE
LOOKING FOR, PLEASE CONTACT US
PATTERN
% OPEN # HOLES
MATERIAL/GAUGE
DIA CENTERS
AREA PSI
C.S. 304SS 316SS
1/16 1/8 23 74 16 22 -
1/8 3/16 40 33 14,11 14 14*
3/16 1/4 51 18 14 16 -
1/4 3/8 40 8 11 14,11 14,11
3/8 9/16 40 3,7 11 11 -
1/2 11/16 48 2,4 11 11 -
SIZE GAUGE
% OPEN
MATERIAL
AREA
1/2 16 Flattened 62 C.S; 304SS
3/4 13 Flattened 72 C.S; 304SS
MESH*
WIRE
OPENING
% OPEN
DIA. AREA
3 x 3 .080 .2533 57.6
4 x 4 .063 .1870 56.0
8 x 8 .035 .0900 51.8
8 x 8 .047 .0780 38.9
10 x 10 .035 .0650 42.3
* Number of wires per linear inch. All meshes
shown are available, 304 S.S. and 316 S.S.
Many other meshes and materials are available.
All dimensions in inches. C.S.= Carbon Steel.
Fine mesh requiring support
WIRE CLOTH NORMALLY STOCKED
Coarse mesh for straining or support
EXPANDED METAL NORMALLY STOCKED
For Straining or Fine Mesh Wire Cloth Support
PERFORATED PATTERNS NORMALLY STOCKED
* Also in Monel
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
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Vertical Basket Strainer
TYPE FV for Horizontal Pipe Run
Bulletin FV307
LINE COMMON DIMENSIONS
BASKET SURFACE BASKET OPEN OPEN AREA
LINE
SIZE
AREA (SQ.IN.) AREA (SQ.IN.) RATIO*
SIZE
O.D. F.F. TH BC** AC** DRAIN FV FV FV
2 42 17 16 9 7 1 44 18 524% 2
3 6s 20 20 11 9 1 99 40 536% 3
4 8s 23 24 14 10 12 207 83 650% 4
6 10w 26 29 17 12 12 330 132 457% 6
8 12w 30 35 21 14 12 509 204 408% 8
10 16 34 42 25 17 12 792 317 402% 10
12 18 37 46 28 18 2 1034 414 366% 12
14 18 37 53 33 20 2 1232 493 358% 14
16 24 44 60 36 24 2 1885 754 413% 16
18 24 45 65 39 26 2 2073 829 355% 18
20 26 48 71 45 26 2 2512 1005 345% 20
24 30 56 95 64 31 2 4310 1724 406% 24
30 36 62 108 71 37 2 5938 2375 353% 30
*Based on Standard Basket perforated 1/8 diameter holes on 3/16 centers. Open Area and Open Area Ratio also applicable to perforated patterns 1/4
diameter holes on 3/8 centers and 3/8 diameter holes on 9/16 centers. Other patterns available. See Bulletin AC307.
All dimensions are in inches. Dimensions are applicable up to 600# ANSI. Larger line sizes available. Std. Design ASME/ANSI B31.4
TYPE FV with Slope Top Basket
For Horizontal Pipe Run
INFORMATION REQUIRED
1. Quantity
2. Flow Rate
3. Design pressure and temperature
4. Special Size Strainer (if other than standard, advise dimensions)
5. Line size and flange rating or beveled for welding
6. Wire cloth size (See Bulletin AC307) - under Strainer Design
7. Housing and basket material (Carbon steel is standard) - others are available
8. Special features
9. Product service and equipment being protected if available.
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Vertical Basket Strainer
TYPE FT for Horizontal or Vertical Pipe
Bulletin FT307
O.D. F.F. TH BC** AC** DRAIN FT FT FT
2 42 17 16 9 7 1 66 26 787% 2
3 6s 20 20 11 9 1 140 56 758% 3
4 8s 23 24 14 10 12 245 98 770% 4
6 10w 26 29 17 12 12 366 146 505% 6
8 12w 30 35 21 14 12 550 220 440% 8
10 16 34 42 25 17 12 813 325 412% 10
12 18 37 46 28 18 2 1037 415 367% 12
14 18 37 53 33 20 2 1247 499 362% 14
16 24 44 60 36 24 2 2019 808 442% 16
18 24 45 65 39 26 2 2170 868 387% 18
20 26 48 71 45 26 2 2569 1028 369% 20
24 30 56 95 64 31 2 4055 1522 403% 24
30 36 62 108 71 37 2 5561 2224 342% 30
LINE COMMON DIMENSIONS
BASKET SURFACE BASKET OPEN OPEN AREA
LINE
SIZE
AREA (SQ.IN.) AREA (SQ.IN.) RATIO*
SIZE
*Based on Standard Basket perforated 1/8 diameter holes on 3/16 centers. Open Area and Open Area Ratio also applicable to perforated patterns
1/4 diameter holes on 3/8 centers and 3/8 diameter holes on 9/16 centers. Other patterns available. See Bulletin AC307.
All dimensions are in inches. Dimensions are applicable up to 600# ANSI. Larger line sizes available. Std. Design ASME/ANSI B31.4
**Dimensions BC and AC for the Type FT Strainer are not fixed and can
be located at purchasers option within the shell length or can be offset
without changing the Basket Area.
TYPE FT with Angle Basket for
Horizontal or Vertical Pipe Run
Available with offset nozzles.
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Bulletin PD307
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WEIGHTS
BASED ON CATALOG STANDARD UNITS
FV AND FT STRAINERS
2 150# 3 150# 4 150# 6 150# 8 150# 10 150# 12 150#
68# 120# 190# 295# 460# 690# 910#
2 300# 3 300# 4 300# 6 300# 8 300# 10 300# 12 300#
95# 180# 280# 450# 670# 1020# 1350#
2 600# 3 600# 4 600# 6 600# 8 600# 10 600# 12 600#
140# 290# 500# 820# 1120# 1720# 2350#
TEE STRAINERS
2 150# 3 150# 4 150# 6 150# 8 150# 10 150# 12 150# 16150#
W-18# W-31# W-51# W-97# W-159# W-238# W-365# W-614#
F-30# F-51# F-81# F-145# F-237# F-342# F-525# F-894#
2 300# 3 300# 4 300# 6 300# 8 300# 10 300# 12 300# 16300#
W-26# W-47# W-74# W-143# W-224# W-351# W-529# W-887#
F-44# F-77# F-124# F-227# F-358# F-533# F-809# F-1387#
2 600# 3 600# 4 600# 6 600# 8 600# 10 600# 12 600# 16 600#
W-36# W-67# W-122# W-247# W-387# W-639# W-822# W-1426#
F-60# F-113# F-206# F-409# F-627# F-1019# F-1272# F-2206#
Bulletin WT307
W = Weld Ends
F = Flanged Ends
PIPE 150# 300# 600# PIPE
SIZE H M L H1F H2F L HIF H2F L H1F H2F SIZE
2 5 2 1/2 5 7 1/2 10 5 1/4 7 3/4 10 1/2 5 5/8 8 1/8 11 1/4 2
3 6 3/4 3 3/8 6 1/8 9 1/2 12 1/4 6 1/2 9 7/8 13 6 7/8 10 1/4 13 3/4 3
4 8 1/4 41/8 7 1/8 11 1/4 14 1/4 7 1/2 11 5/8 15 8 3/8 12 1/2 16 3/4 4
6 11 1/4 5 5/8 9 1/8 14 3/4 18 1/4 9 1/2 15 1/8 19 10 1/2 16 1/8 21 6
8 14 7 11 18 22 11 3/8 18 3/8 22 3/4 12 1/2 19 1/2 25 8
10 17 8 1/2 12 1/2 21 25 13 1/8 21 5/8 26 1/4 14 3/4 23 1/4 29 1/4 10
12 20 10 14 1/2 24 1/2 29 15 1/8 25 1/8 30 1/4 16 3/8 26 3/8 32 3/4 12
14 22 11 16 27 32 16 5/8 27 5/8 33 1/4 17 3/4 28 3/4 35 1/2 14
16 24 12 17 29 34 17 3/4 29 3/4 35 1/2 19 1/4 31 1/4 38 1/2 16
18 27 13 1/2 19 32 1/2 38 19 3/4 33 1/4 39 1/2 21 34 1/2 42 18
20 30 15 20 11/16 35 11/16 41 3/8 21 3/8 36 3/8 42 3/4 22 3/4 37 3/4 45 1/2 20
24 34 17 23 40 46 23 5/8 40 5/8 47 1/4 25 1/4 421/4 50 1/2 24
Tee Strainers
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Bulletin TEE307
Dimensions in inches and are based on standard weld tee with raised face or ring joint weld neck flanges. Standard weight tee and W.N. bore for 150# and 300# . Extra strong tee
and W.N. bore for 600# , 400# , 900# , 1500# , 2500# in RF/FF/RJ and other facings available. Blind flange can be tapped for blowdown. Quick opening closures available on any
type or rating tee strainer. Advise pipe schedule or wall thickness required for higher pressure applications. Std. Design ASME/ANSI B31.4
TYPE TSW (Weld Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TSF (Flanged Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TSFI (Flanged Inlet, Weld Outlet)
TYPE TSFO (Weld Inlet, Flanged Outlet)
TYPE TLW (Weld Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TLF (Flanged Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TLFI (Flanged Inlet, Weld Outlet)
TYPE TLFO (Weld Inlet, Flanged Outlet)
TYPE TVW (Weld Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TVF (Flanged Inlet & Outlet)
TYPE TVFI (Flanged Inlet, Weld Outlet)
TYPE TVFO (Weld Inlet, Flanged Outlet)
INFORMATION REQUIRED
1. Quantity
2. Line Size
3. Flange rating & Face
4. Weamco type
5. Housing material *
6. Housing Pipe Schedule
7. Basket material *
8. Mesh liner if required
9. Additional Features
*Carbon Steel is standard. Other materials are available.
EXAMPLE: 2 6 300# RF WEAMCO type TSF, C.S. housing,
Std. Wt. 304 SS basket, 1 NPT blowdown
Standard Basket Perforated 1/8 Diameter holes on 3/16 Centers
(Other Patterns, wire mesh and liners available,
see WEAMCO Bulletin AC 307 or Consult Factory)
TYPE FYW TYPE FYF BLOWDOWN
SIZE O.D. W-W F-F L (NPT)
4 4 1/2 18 1/2 26 12 3/4
6 6 5/8 20 1/4 30 16 3/4
8 8 5/8 26 37 20 1
10 10 3/4 33 1/2 46 23 1
12 12 3/4 38 1/4 51 26 1 1/2
14 14 42 1/2 56 29 1 1/2
16 16 47 1/2 62 32 1 1/2
18 18 53 68 36 1 1/2
20 20 57 1/2 73 39 2
24 24 63 1/2 80 43 2
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Y Strainers
Bulletin FY307
WEAMCO Y Strainers can be fabricated from any commercially available pipe including carbon steel, low and intermediate
alloy steels and stainless steel. The F-F dimensions shown for the Type FYF Strainer is applicable for any flange rating or facing
150# ANSI thru 300# ANSI. Higher pressures on application. Special Dimensions available to match your piping requirements.
Std. Design ASME/ANSI B31.4
TYPE FYW
(Weld End)
INFORMATION REQUIRED
1. Quantity
2. Line Size
3. Weamco type
4. Flange Rating and Face
5. Housing material *
6. Housing Pipe Schedule
7. Basket material *
8. Mesh liner if required
9. Additional Features
*Carbon Steel is standard. Other materials are available.
EXAMPLE: 2 6 300# RF WEAMCO type FYW, C.S. housing,
Std. Wt. 304 SS basket, 1 NPT blowdown, 300# R.F.
Standard Basket Perforated 1/8 Diameter holes on 3/16 Centers
(Other Patterns, wire mesh and liners available,
see WEAMCO Bulletin AC 307 or Consult Factory)
Larger sizes on application Dimensions are in inches.
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Optional Accessories
For Permanent Strainers
Bulletin OA307
Threaded Quick Opening Closure
Fig. 500
Swing Bolt Quick Opening Closure
(only for 150# ANSI use)
Davit for Blind Flange
Blowdown Basket
Flat Top Basket Offset Nozzles
Side Drains
Additional Surface Area FV Basket
Legs or Base Skirt
Drain, vent, differential pressure etc., can be furnished threaded or flanged.
Any manufacturers closures may be used subject to requirements and availability.
THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATIONS COVER THE MORE POPULAR FEATURES. MANY
OTHER DESIGN CONFIGURATIONS CAN BE OFFERED.
Double Bolt Quick
Opening Closure
WeamcoMetric offers our exclusive Differential Pressure Gauge for continuous
monitoring of pressure drop in Strainers and other applications where DP is a
concern . Easy to read display, keeps you informed of critical pressure differentials
so you can take the appropriate actions before any problems occur.
This DP arrangement can be installed by WeamcoMetric with your strainer
purchase or the DP Gauge can be purchased separately for your field installation on
existing strainers installed in the field.
Contact us today for price and shipment.
Also available with Follower Pointer (Tell Tale) option.
Differential Pressure
Gauge Assembly
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Bulletin OA307
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
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Cone Strainers
Bulletin CP307
TYPE CWI
Wire Cloth Inside
*Perforated Support
TYPE CP
TYPE CWO
Wire Cloth Outside
*Perforated Support
TYPE CW
1 Ply Heavy
Wire
8 X 8 STD
TYPE CTP
Expanded Support
Inside and Outside
LENGTH L C
LINE STD.
SIZE LGTH. 75% 100% 150% 200% 300%
2 4 4 6 8 11
3 6 6 9 12 18
4 8 8 10 13 20
6 11 11 13 18 27
8 12 12 17 23 34
10 12 12 14 22 29 44
12 12 12 16 26 35 50
14 14 14 18 27 36 53
16 16 16 21 31 40 60
18 18 18 24 35 46 68
20 20 20 26 39 51 76
24 23 23 31 45 60 90
30 29 29 38 57 76 114
36 33 33 44 66 88 126
REFERENCE STRAINER DESIGN SELECTION AND
CONSTRUCTION SECTION FOR OPTIONAL MATERIALS.
(Reference Bulletin AC307 for Wire Cloth, Perforated
and expanded metal availability.)
STANDARD MATERIAL IS
PERFORATED 1/8 DIAMETER
HOLES ON 3/16 CENTERS
40% OPEN AREA
CARBON STEEL
Percent open areas shown are compared to the cross sectional flow area
of Standard Weight Pipe. All dimensions are in inches. Standard length
designed to fit weld neck flange plus long radius weld elbow. OD is
designed to fit inside flange bolt hole circle. Full face is available, add FF to
type of strainer. ID is designed to fit inside standard weight pipe for 150#
and 300# rating, extra strong pipe for 600# rating. Advise pipe wall or
schedule for higher pressure ratings. See Bulletins BP307 and FP307 for
additional Temporary Strainer information.
* Expanded metal support available
Available with any type
temporary strainer
(Customers Choice)
12 GA. (Min.) in Carbon Steel
14 GA. (Min.) in Carbon Steel
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Additional Features
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CONES & BASKET STRAINERS
DIMENSIONS IN INCHES
ID OD
300/400
150/300 lb. 400/600 lb. 900/1500 lb. 150/300 lb. 400 lb. 600 lb. 900 lb. 1500 lb. 600 lb. 900 lb. 1500 lb. 2500 lb.
SIZE RF/FF/RJ RF/RJ RF/RJ RF/FF RF RF RF RF RJ RJ RJ RJ
3/4 5/8 5/8 2 1/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 R13 R14 R14 R16
1 7/8 7/8 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 3/4 3 3 R16 R16 R16 R18
1 1/4 1 1/8 1 1/8 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/4 3 3/8 R18 R18 R18 R21
1 1/2 1 3/8 1 3/8 3 1/4 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 3/4 3 3/4 R20 R20 R20 R23
2 1 7/8 1 7/8 4 4 1/4 4 1/8 5 1/2 5 1/2 R23 R24 R24 R26
2 1/2 2 1/4 1 15/16 4 5/8 5 5 6 1/4 6 3/8 R26 R27 R27 R28
3 2 7/8 2 33/64 5 1/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 1/2 6 3/4 R31 R31 R35 R32
4 3 3/4 3 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 1/2 8 8 1/8 R37 R37 R39 R38
6 5 3/4 5 5/8 8 5/8 9 5/8 10 1/8 11 1/4 11 R45 R45 R46 R47
8 7 1/2 7 3/8 10 3/4 11 3/4 12 3/8 14 13 3/4 R49 R49 R50 R51
10 9 1/2 9 1/4 13 1/8 13 7/8 15 1/2 17 17 R53 R53 R54 R55
12 11 1/2 11 1/8 15 7/8 16 1/4 17 3/4 19 3/8 20 1/4 R57 R57 R58 R60
14 12 7/8 17 1/2 18 3/4 19 1/8 20 1/4 R61 R62 R63
16 14 3/4 20 20 7/8 22 22 3/8 R65 R66 R67
18 16 3/4 21 3/8 23 1/8 23 7/8 24 7/8 R69 R70 R71
20 18 3/4 23 5/8 25 1/4 26 5/8 27 1/4 R73 R74 R75
24 22 3/4 28 30 30 7/8 32 3/4 R77 R78 R79
Advise Pipe
Schedule or
Flange Dia.
of Bore.
Strainer ID
will be 1/8
(small sizes)
to 1/2
(large sizes)
Less than
Flange Bore
*
ASA RING JOINT GASKET NUMBER
(Soft iron cadmium plated is standard)
* Advise pipe schedule or flange dia. of bore. Strainer ID will be 1/2 less than flange bore. Larger sizes available.
Cross bracing can be installed in
both cone and basket strainers
to help prevent collapse on BP,
BWO, or CWO types.
Vibration supports can be supplied on
extra long strainers to help stabilize
the strainer off of the pipe wall and
prevent vibration.
Both cone and basket strainers can be
inverted to obtain a high percent of
open area in a tight piping situation.
HOW TO ORDER
1. Quantity
2. Line Size
3. Mating Flange Rating
4. Flange face type
5. Type of Strainer Required
6. Length Required
7. Material of Construction
8. Wire Mesh & Material if required
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Basket Strainers
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TYPE BP
LENGTH L B
LINE STD.
SIZE C LGTH. 75% 100% 150% 200%300%
2 14 22 22 4 5 6
3 2 3 3 5 7 8
4 22 5 5 7 9 11
6 4 6 6 9 12 17
8 52 8 8 11 14 21
10 6 10 10 11 15 19 27
12 7 11 11 12 18 22 32
14 10 11 11 13 18 23 33
16 10 12 12 14 21 25 38
18 11 14 14 17 23 28 43
20 13 16 16 19 26 31 48
24 15 19 19 23 32 40 57
30 19 21 21 28 40 50 71
36 23 26 26 38 50 60 84
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CONSTRUCTION SECTION FOR OPTIONAL MATERIALS.
REFERENCE BULLETIN AC307 FOR WIRE CLOTH,
PERFORATED AND EXPANDED METAL AVAILABILITY
12 GA. (Min.) in Carbon Steel
14 GA. (Min.) in Carbon Steel
TYPE BWI
Wire Cloth Inside
*Perforated Support
TYPE BWO
Wire Cloth Outside
*Perforated Support
TYPE BW
1 Ply Heavy
Wire
Percent open areas shown are compared to the cross sectional
flow area of Standard Weight Pipe. All dimensions are in inches.
Standard length designed to fit weld neck flange plus long
radius weld elbow. OD is designed to fit inside flange bolt hole
circle. Full face is available, add FF to type of strainer. ID is
designed to fit inside standard weight pipe for 150# and 300#
rating, extra strong pipe for 600# rating. Advise pipe wall or
schedule for higher pressure ratings. See Bulletins CP307 and
FP307 for additional Temporary Strainer information.
* Expanded metal support available
STANDARD MATERIAL IS
PERFORATED 1/8 DIAMETER
HOLES ON 3/16 CENTERS
40% OPEN AREA
CARBON STEEL
Available with any type
temporary strainer
(Customers Choice)
8 X 8 STD
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CONES & BASKET STRAINERS
DIMENSIONS IN INCHES
ID OD
300/400
150/300 lb. 400/600 lb. 900/1500 lb. 150/300 lb. 400 lb. 600 lb. 900 lb. 1500 lb. 600 lb. 900 lb. 1500 lb. 2500 lb.
SIZE RF/FF/RJ RF/RJ RF/RJ RF/FF RF RF RF RF RJ RJ RJ RJ
3/4 5/8 5/8 2 1/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 5/8 2 5/8 R13 R14 R14 R16
1 7/8 7/8 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 3/4 3 3 R16 R16 R16 R18
1 1/4 1 1/8 1 1/8 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/4 3 3/8 R18 R18 R18 R21
1 1/2 1 3/8 1 3/8 3 1/4 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 3/4 3 3/4 R20 R20 R20 R23
2 1 7/8 1 7/8 4 4 1/4 4 1/8 5 1/2 5 1/2 R23 R24 R24 R26
2 1/2 2 1/4 1 15/16 4 5/8 5 5 6 1/4 6 3/8 R26 R27 R27 R28
3 2 7/8 2 33/64 5 1/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 1/2 6 3/4 R31 R31 R35 R32
4 3 3/4 3 5/8 6 3/4 6 7/8 7 1/2 8 8 1/8 R37 R37 R39 R38
6 5 3/4 5 5/8 8 5/8 9 5/8 10 1/8 11 1/4 11 R45 R45 R46 R47
8 7 1/2 7 3/8 10 3/4 11 3/4 12 3/8 14 13 3/4 R49 R49 R50 R51
10 9 1/2 9 1/4 13 1/8 13 7/8 15 1/2 17 17 R53 R53 R54 R55
12 11 1/2 11 1/8 15 7/8 16 1/4 17 3/4 19 3/8 20 1/4 R57 R57 R58 R60
14 12 7/8 17 1/2 18 3/4 19 1/8 20 1/4 R61 R62 R63
16 14 3/4 20 20 7/8 22 22 3/8 R65 R66 R67
18 16 3/4 21 3/8 23 1/8 23 7/8 24 7/8 R69 R70 R71
20 18 3/4 23 5/8 25 1/4 26 5/8 27 1/4 R73 R74 R75
24 22 3/4 28 30 30 7/8 32 3/4 R77 R78 R79
Advise Pipe
Schedule or
Flange Dia.
of Bore.
Strainer ID
will be 1/8
(small sizes)
to 1/2
(large sizes)
Less than
Flange Bore
*
ASA RING JOINT GASKET NUMBER
(Soft iron cadmium plated is standard)
TYPE BSW or BSP
Stiffeners on side and top of basket Can be
supplied on BP, BW or BWI Strainers.
Cross bracing can be installed in
both cone and basket strainers
to help prevent collapse on BP,
CP, BWO, or CWO types.
Both cone and basket strainers can be
inverted to obtain a high percent of
open area in a tight piping situation.
HOW TO ORDER
1. Quantity
2. Line Size
3. Mating Flange Rating
4. Flange face type
5. Type of Strainer Required
6. Length Required
7. Material of Construction
8. Wire Mesh & Material if required
* Advise pipe schedule or flange dia. of bore. Strainer ID will be 1/2 less than flange bore. Larger sizes available.
TYPE FP
PERFORATED WITH SOLID RING
(3 and larger only)
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Flat Strainers
Bulletin FP307
TYPE F-PF
ALL PERFORATED
TYPE FP AND FW FLAT STRAINERS
O.D.
125 lb. FF 250 lb. FF 400 lb. 600 lb.
SIZE I.D. 150 lb. RF 300 lb. RF RF RF
3/4 1 2 1/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2
1 1 1/8 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4
1 1/4 1 3/8 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/8
1 1/2 1 5/8 3 1/4 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 5/8
2 2 1/4 4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4
3 3 1/4 5 1/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 5 3/4
4 4 1/4 6 3/4 7 6 7/8 7 1/2
5 5 1/8 7 1/2 8 3/8 8 1/4 9 3/8
6 6 3/8 8 5/8 9 3/4 9 5/8 10 3/8
8 8 3/8 10 7/8 12 11 7/8 12 1/2
10 10 1/2 13 1/4 14 1/8 14 15 5/8
12 12 1/2 16 16 1/2 16 3/8 17 7/8
14 14 17 1/2 19 18 7/8 19 1/4
16 16 20 21 1/8 21 22 1/8
18 18 21 3/8 23 3/8 23 1/4 24
20 20 23 5/8 25 5/8 25 3/8 26 3/4
24 24 28 30 3/8 30 1/8 31
STANDARD MATERIAL IS
PERFORATED 1/8 DIAMETER
HOLES ON 3/16 CENTERS
40% OPEN AREA
CARBON STEEL
HOW TO ORDER
1. Quantity
2. Line Size
3. Weamco type
4. Flange Rating and Face
5. Perforated material
6. Mesh liner if required
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
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Custom Fabrication
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
WeamcoMetric Provers
In most cases, accurate measurement of your valuable liquids is a vital process of your every-
day business. WeamcoMetric has been helping companies successfully accomplish this for
many years. With innovative designs, detailed engineering, high quality manufacturing and on
time deliveries, WeamcoMetric has stayed at the forefront of a demanding industry. With an
excellent knowledge of the latest technology, coupled with a vast amount of experience, you
can rest assured you came to the right place for your measurement needs.
WeamcoMetric manufactures several types and configurations of Conventional Meter Provers.
The Positive Displacement Pipe Meter Prover is by far the most widely used and most reliable
on the market today. The Pipe Provers have a Known Traceable Volume which is compared
to the actual meter output. These two figures are used to determine what is known as a meter
factor. By applying the meter factor to the meter output, you correct for the meters inaccuracy,
which results in a very precise measurement. This is a valuable resource in areas such as
custody transfer and fiscal measurement.
WeamcoMetric recommends highly to our customers that all Provers be manufactured with the
highest quality materials and equipment available. This insures the end user years of reliable
low maintenance operation that results in increased money savings while reducing labor costs
and operator error.
WeamcoMetric Provers are in service all over the world in a variety of applications and
industries. These include, pipeline metering terminals, hydrocarbon and chemical processing,
refineries and petrochemical plants, tanker and barge loading facilities and metering liquid
fuels for power plants.
The following pages offer more specific information and photos of our design and
manufacturing capabilities. Please feel free to contact our staff at your convenience for
assistance in anyway with your measurement needs.
VII. Calibration
Prior to placing a prover into service, a Base Prover Volume must be determined.
This is done by a water-draw calibration as outlined in API Chapter 4, as previously
mentioned, and API Chapter 12, Section 2, Part 4. The calibration also verifies that all
components are sealing properly and are in working condition.
The calibration is completed using field measures, thermometers, and gauges that are
traceable to NIST, per API Chapter 4.7.
VIII. Summary
Conventional displacement type pipe provers are the most commonly used and
accepted method of meter proving. Care of details in design specifications,
construction, and calibration are essential to the proper functioning of a complete
measurement system.
IX. Please use our Prover Data Sheet for your Inquiry or Purchase Order. This will allow
us to propose a more detailed offering for your application.
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Design and Construction:
API Manual of Petroleum Measurement
Standards, Chapter 4.2 Proving Systems,
ASME/ANSI B31.4, ASME/ANSI B31.3.
Radiography:
Spot or 100% in accordance with API 1104.
Hydrotest:
1.5 times design pressure with chart
recording.
Inspection Flanges:
Match bored, dowel pinned and O-ring
groove for metal to metal seat.
Materials:
Pipe - ASTM A-106/53-Gr B Seamless
(to 24 size)
Flanges and threaded fittings -
ASTM A-105
Weld fittings - ASTM A-234 WPB
Studs - ASTM A-193-B7
Nuts - ASTM A-194-2H
Gaskets - Spiralwound, 304SS
O-Rings - Viton
Calibration:
Water draw method, repeatability within
0.02 percent per API Chapter 4.2 and
Chapter 12.2.4.
Internal Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and 5 to 7 mils
air dried epoxy or baked on phenolic.
External Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and one coat
zinc chromate primer.
Standard Equipment and Trim:
Four way diverter valve with viton seals
and differential pressure gauge
Detector switches - Mag-Tek M-6, SS
construction with viton seals
Valve actuator - Electric Class I Group D
Div II or manual handwheel
Sphere - Inflatable polyurethane, nitrile,
or neoprene with accessories (pump and
sizing ring)
Quick opening closure, hinged or davit type
Thermometers - mercury in glass with
0.20F divisions and SS thermowells
Pressure gauges with isolation valves
Pressure relief valve
Vent valves
Drain valves
Semi-skid beam supports
TYPICAL METER PROVER
SPECIFICATIONS
AND OPTIONS
Other materials and options available.
Rev. 3/07
I. Meter Prover Definition
Liquid Flow Provers are defined as a Known Traceable Volume which is used
to verify and establish a meter factor during actual flowing and operating conditions.
(Traceable to NIST)
II. Types of Conventional Meter Provers
A) Bidirectional Prover (pipe prover): A positive displacement type prover with
flow and displacer traveling in both directions by means of a 4-way diverter valve.
B) Unidirectional Prover (pipe prover): A positive displacement type prover
with flow and displacer traveling always in one direction, by means of a transfer
chamber, or interchange.
C) Volumetric Tank Prover: As the name implies, this prover is a calibrated tank
or vessel with a sight gauge and scale to read a metered volume.
The flow must be stopped to determine the volume.
III. Principle of Operation of a Positive Displacement Meter Prover
We will use bidirectional provers as the example for most items.
(Please see the drawing attached)
A) To prove a meter, flow is established though the meter then to the prover via
the prover manifold valves.
B) Flow goes into the 4-way diverter valve and forces a sphere displacer into the
pipe section, which seals against the pipe walls.
C) The displacer passes between two detector switches. The volume between
switches is known as the calibrated volume. This volume is compared to
the volume indicated by the meter, to determine a meter factor.
Meter Factor =Actual Volume (Prover)
Metered Volume (Meter)
IV. Design of Meter Provers
A) Parameters Required for Prover Design
1) Service
a) Products
b) Pressure and temperature
c) Gravity
d) Viscosity
e) Maximum & Minimum Flow Rate
CONVENTIONAL LIQUID
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2) Meter(s) to be proved
a) Minimum pulses per unit volume, or K factor
(e.g., 1000 pulses per BBL).
3) Design Specifications and Codes
a) ASME/ANSI B31.4 Pipeline (mechanical design)
b) ASME/ANSI B31.3 Refinery (mechanical design)
c) Material Specifications
d) Electrical Classification
e) ANSI Pressure Rating
f) Space Limitations
g) Automation
h) Prover configuration, (e.g., aboveground, portable, etc.)
API Chapter 4 Proving Systems, Section 2 Conventional Displacement Type Pipe
Provers, is the industry standard for prover design, calibration, and recommended
practices.
B) Sizing and Volume Requirements
1) Prover sizing is determined by Maximum and Minimum Sphere Velocities
Maximum: Unidirectional - 10 ft/sec.
Bidirectional - 5 ft/sec. or higher. (see API 4.2)
Minimum: depends on lubricating properties of the product
--low velocities may cause sphere to jerk or surge
Recommend 1.0 ft/sec. min.
See API Chapter 4, Paragraph 4.3.4
2) Prover volume is determined by:
a) API specifies the accumulation of 10,000 unaltered meter pulses
between detector switches. (see e. below)
b) Meter K Factor (or pulses per unit volume).
c) Repeatability of the detector switches and system.
d) Prover counter resolution
e) Use of Double Chromometry to allow use of Reduced Volume Provers
A prover must be capable of repeating the volume between detector switches by
0.02 percent. (By Water-Draw Calibration)
Prover sizing and Volume must be considered with other factors to have a
Realistic Prover Design, e.g.:
Space Available
Costs
Meter Selection and Pulses Transmitted
Product service
Etc.
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C) Pre-Run Length
A prover must have a sufficient pre-run length from the launch chamber to the first
detector switch to allow the 4-way diverter valve to cycle completely and seal
properly before the displacer triggers the first detector switch. Also allowing the
displacer to reach uniform velocity.
V. Prover Construction and Components
A) Pipe: Pipe should be free of defects, dents, scratches or rust pits. Pipe
should be hand-picked for uniformity and roundness.
B) Flange Seats: Flanges in the calibrated section are match-bored, machined
with O-Ring grooves for sealing, and dowel-pinned.
C) Launch Chambers: The pipe section prior to the pre-run and calibrated
section is used to launch and receive the sphere. Launch chambers should be
two pipe sizes larger to allow flow by-pass around the sphere and allow the
sphere to decelerate. Also allowing easy sphere removal with the use of quick
opening closures. Launch chambers can be horizontal, vertical, or inclined.
D) Sphere and Accessories: Inflatable sphere displacers are the most common
used. The sphere is normally inflated from 2% to 4% larger than the prover pipe
inside diameter. The sphere is filled with 50/50 mix of glycol and water. Proper
inflation and roundness are vital for sealing and repeatability.
Sphere Materials Available:
1) Neoprene
2) Nitile
3) Urethane (most commonly used and can be purchased in
various durometers)
Sphere Removal Tools
Pumps & Inflating Kits
Sizing Rings
E) Detector Switches: Detector Switches are used to gate the pulse counter.
Detector switch repeatability is crucial in determining the prover volume
and in turn proving a meter.
The most common switch is a Mechanical Actuated Electrical type, such as
our Mag-Tek M-6, which has a plunger inserted into the pipe. The sphere passes
under the plunger to raise and make the switch or contact. These switches are
all pressure balanced so pressure forces are not a factor.
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F) Diverter Valve: Bidirectional provers utilize a 4-way diverter valve. This
valve is ported to allow flow to enter one launch chamber and exit the
opposite, and by cycling the valve the flow direction is reversed.
All 4-way valves are designed for speed and seat seal integrity.
Valves should be equipped with a means of checking the seal for leakage
(e.g., Block and Bleed Port, DP Gauge or Switch).
G) Diverter Valve Operator: Most diverter valves are equipped with actuators
to automate the prover operation. These can be electrical, hydraulic, or
pneumatic. Electric operators are the most commonly used. Manual
handwheels, with latching mechanisms, are used on smaller systems.
H) Internal Coatings: Internal coatings are applied to the prover for two
main purposes:
1) Protect the pipe from corrosion and pitting which can cause
repeatability problems.
2) Provide a smooth uniform surface for the sphere to travel in,
and ensure a good seal with stable movement without surges or jerks.
Common Types of Coating:
1) Air-Dried Epoxy
2) Baked-On Phenolic
3) None Bare (crude service)
VI. Prover Accessories and Trim:
1) External Paint and Insulation
2) Drain Valves, Block & Bleed Type or Arrangement
3) Pressure Gauges
4) Thermometers
5) Pressure Relief Valve
6) Pressure and Temperature Transmitters
7) Field Calibration Connections
8) Sphere by-pass for Vertical Launch Chambers
9) Skid Mounted
10) Vent Valves
WeamcoMetric always specifies and uses good quality Accessories
and Trim equipment.
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MECHANICAL DISPLACEMENT
METER PROVER DATA SHEET
BULLETIN PDS 303
Bi-Directional Provers
Typical Prover Specifications
Bulletin BDP307
Design and Construction:
API Manual of Petroleum Measurement
Standards, Chapter 4.2 Proving Systems,
ASME/ANSI B31.4, ASME/ANSI B31.3.
Radiography:
Spot or 100% in accordance with API 1104.
Hydrotest:
1.5 times design pressure with chart
recording.
Inspection Flanges:
Match bored, dowel pinned and O-ring
groove for metal to metal seat.
Materials:
Pipe - ASTM A-106/53-Gr B Seamless
(to 24 size)
Flanges and threaded fittings -
ASTM A-105
Weld fittings - ASTM A-234 WPB
Studs - ASTM A-193-B7
Nuts - ASTM A-194-2H
Gaskets - Spiralwound, 304SS
O-Rings - Viton
Calibration:
Water draw method, repeatability within
0.02 percent per API Chapter 4.2 and
Chapter 12.2.4.
Internal Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and 5 to 7 mils
air dried epoxy or baked on phenolic.
External Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and one coat
zinc chromate primer.
Standard Equipment and Trim:
Four way diverter valve with viton seals
and differential pressure gauge
Detector switches - Mag-Tek M-6, SS
construction with viton seals
Valve actuator - Electric Class I Group D
Div II or manual handwheel
Sphere - Inflatable polyurethane, nitrile,
or neoprene with accessories (pump and
sizing ring)
Quick opening closure, hinged or davit type
Thermometers - mercury in glass with
0.20F divisions and SS thermowells
Pressure gauges with isolation valves
Pressure relief valve
Vent valves
Drain valves
Semi-skid beam supports
All materials and equipment selected for
WeamcoMetric provers are of the highest quality
and consistency. Selection is based on proven
industry standards. We accept no substitute.
Other materials and options available.
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Phone: (918) 445-1141 Toll Free: (800) 331-3790
Fax: (918) 445-4617 www.weamco.com
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Bi-Directional
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
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Custom Fabrication
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
Bi-Directional Provers
By far the most commonly used Prover in the industry for many years. The Bi-Directional
Displacement Type Pipe Prover has proven itself over and over again as one of the most reliable
means available to verify meter readings and establish meter factors. It is still the most recom-
mended and used Prover design in the world today.
By definition the Bi-Directional Pipe Prover is a positive displacement type prover with flow and
displacer traveling in both directions by means of a 4-way diverter valve. The Bi-Directional Prover
is constructed of pipe, which can be configured in many ways. Probably the most influential
advantage of the Pipe Prover is its ability to allow the full flow of the stream through the meter
being proved to pass through the prover. In this regard the Bi-Directional Pipe Prover offers a
history of long-term reliability with minimum maintenance.
WeamcoMetric established itself many years ago as one of the leaders in Bi-Directional Pipe
Prover design, engineering and manufacturing. With WeamcoMetric you will be working with one
of the most professional staffs and highly skilled manufacturing forces in the business. This
assures that your projects will run smoothly and on schedule. Our people will do everything
within their power to accommodate the needs and desires of our customers.
(For more information concerning this and other types of Provers, please see our Conventional
Liquid Meter Prover Design and Construction Section in this catalog.)
Uni-Flow Provers
Typical Prover Specifications
Bulletin UFP307
Design and Construction:
API Manual of Petroleum Measurement
Standards, Chapter 4.2 Proving Systems,
ASME/ANSI B31.4, ASME/ANSI B31.3.
NEC Class:
Class I, Div. 1, 220/440 Volt/3 phase 50
or 60 cycle.
Radiography:
Spot or 100% in accordance with API 1104.
Hydrotest:
1.5 times design pressure with chart
recording.
Inspection Flanges:
Match bored, dowel pinned and O-ring
groove for metal to metal seat.
Seal Plug:
Buna-N - Molded
Materials:
Pipe - ASTM A-106/53-Gr B Seamless
(to 24 size)
Flanges and threaded fittings -
ASTM A-105
Weld fittings - ASTM A-234 WPB
Studs - ASTM A-193-B7
Nuts - ASTM A-194-2H
Gaskets - Spiralwound, 304SS
O-Rings - Viton
Calibration:
Water draw method, repeatability within
0.02 percent per API Chapter 4.2 and
Chapter 12.2.4.
Internal Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and 5 to 7 mils
air dried epoxy or baked on phenolic.
External Coating:
Sandblast to white metal and one coat
zinc chromate primer.
Standard Equipment and Trim:
Uni-Flo Interchange with PLC controls
and hydraulic power unit
Detector switches - Mag-Tek M-6D, SS
construction with viton seals
Sphere - Inflatable polyurethane, nitrile,
or neoprene with accessories (pump and
sizing ring)
Quick opening closure, hinged or davit type
Thermometer - mercury in glass with
0.20F divisions and SS thermowell
Pressure gauge with isolation valve
Pressure relief valve
Vent valve
Drain valve
Skid mounted
All materials and equipment selected for
WeamcoMetric provers are of the highest quality
and consistency. Selection is based on proven
industry standards. We accept no substitute.
Other materials and options available.
P.O. Box 9555 Tulsa, OK 74157-0555
Phone: (918) 445-1141 Toll Free: (800) 331-3790
Fax: (918) 445-4617 www.weamco.com
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Uni-Directional
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
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Custom Fabrication
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
Uni-Flo Provers
The UNI-FLO Reduced Volume Prover has been
developed for use with pulse-interpolation
counters to increase resolution between
switches. API Chapter 4, section 2 include com-
plete discussions of these designs. The UNI-FLO
Reduced Volume Prover is designed to exploit
both pulse-interpolation and minimum pipe
prover volumes based upon switch and sphere
geometry. The UNI-FLO Reduced Volume Prover
is the best combination of conventional prover
design matched to todays advanced double
chronometry flow computers.
WeamcoMetric is a leader in the liquid measurement industry, upholding the standards of
quality design and fabrication which are essential for the equipment used by measurement
specialists. Because of the demand in the industry, WeamcoMetric has developed an
improved interchange mechanism for our unidirectional prover.
RATINGS AND SIZE
Model Prover Prover Normal Overall
Number BBL Dia Vol. Flow Range Dims (approx.)
UFM-8 8 100 gallons Min. 200 BPH 5 wide
Max. 2000 BPH 25 long, 9 high
UFM-10 10 160 gallons Min. 350 BPH 6 wide
Max. 3500 BPH 30 long, 10 high
UFM-12 12 200 gallons Min. 500 BPH 6 wide
Max. 5000 BPH 35 long, 12 high
DESIGNED FOR:
compact installation
lighter weight
speed of operation
ease of water-draw calibration
DESIGN FEATURES:
The most compact design on the market.
One-button PLC controls.
Adjustable self-induced differential
pressure switch for seal indication.
Oversized sealing section.
Quick-opening closure for sphere
loading and retrieval.
Rugged hydraulic power unit with
pressure compensating pump and
directional control valves.
PROVING CYCLE & CONTROL SEQUENCE:
A) Power On - Prover is automatically set to the ready position.
B) Start Button - Seal Cylinder is activated and seal is determined
by the self-induced Differential Pressure Switch, launch valve is
opened and sphere enters prover barrel.
C) Proving light shows sphere in-flight.
D) Cycle completes after last detector switch is made, prover is
set to ready position again.
THE SYSTEM IS TOTALLY INTERLOCKED!
Seal must be indicated before launching sphere
Launch Valve must be closed before seal is retracted.
Theres no guessing with the UNI-FLO PLC
interchange control, its one-button operation
assures correct meter proving operation.
Typical Prover Specifications
VOLUMETRIC PROVERS
Design and Construction:
API Manual of Petroleum Measurement
Standards, Chapter 4.2 Proving Systems,
Section 4, NIST Handbook 105-3
Hydrotest:
Static water pressure
Materials:
Pipe - ASTM A-106/53-Gr B Seamless
(to 24 size)
Plate: ASTM A-36
Flanges and threaded fittings -
ASTM A-105
Weld fittings - ASTM A-234 WPB
Heads: ASTM A-516-Gr-70
Studs - ASTM A-193-B7
Nuts - ASTM A-194-2H
Gaskets - Spiralwound, 304SS
O-Rings - Viton
Trim:
Scales; brass, graduations engraved per
specification, filled with black lines for
high visibility.
Gauge glass sets; Penderty N5A with
protection rods, 5/8 diameter glass.
Thermometer; mercury in glass with
0.20F divisions and SS thermowell.
PROVER RE-WORK
AND REFURBISHMENT
Typical items we can offer:
Disassembly and inspection to evaluate
extent of work to be performed prior to
work commencement.
Sandblast out old coating to white metal
and 5 to 7 mils air dried epoxy or baked
on phenolic.
Re-work 4-way valve with soft goods kits,
slips, re-chrome body and plug if required.
New electric actuators.
Lengthen pre-run to increase flow rate.
Lengthen calibrated section for
meter changes.
Internal grinding or repairs of prover pipe.
All new seats and o-rings.
New sphere stops or ramps.
New Mag-Tek switches.
New sphere; inflatable polyurethane,
nitrile, or neoprene with accessories
(pump and sizing ring).
External sandblasting and painting.
Re-calibration; water draw method,
repeatability within 0.02 percent per API
Chapter 4.2 and Chapter 12.2.4.
All materials and equipment selected for
WeamcoMetric provers are of the highest quality
and consistency. Selection is based on proven
industry standards. We accept no substitute.
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Fax: (918) 445-4617 www.weamco.com
Bulletin PVP307
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Portable and Volumetric
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
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Detector Switches
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Portable & Volumetric Provers
Portable & Volumetric Pipe Provers
WeamcoMetric established itself many years ago as
one of the leaders in Portable Pipe & Volumetric Meter
Prover design, engineering and manufacturing. Bi-
Directional Pipe Provers have always been the Prover
of choice in most portable Prover applications. Its
exceptional track record in the areas of reliability and
maintenance, while remaining one of the least expen-
sive, makes it a natural choice for portable Prover
applications. WeamcoMetric has manufactured
portable Provers for companies and applications
through out the world. Whether you want it trailer,
truck or yard wagon mounted, WeamcoMetric has the
experience and expertise to manufacture high quality
user-friendly portable Prover designs.
Although Volumetric Meter Provers are specialty used
provers for the loading rack market, WeamcoMetrics past experience encompasses a vast
array of styles and designs of this type of Prover. If you have an application that would best
be suited with a Volumetric Prover you will not find a better source for your needs.
With WeamcoMetric you will be working with one of the most professional staffs and highly
skilled manufacturing forces in the business. This assures that your projects will run smoothly
and on schedule. Our people will do everything within their power to accommodate the needs
and desires of our customers.
(For more information concerning this and other types of
Provers, please see our Conventional Liquid Meter Prover
Design and Construction Section in this catalog.)
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Prover Refurbishment
In todays business world the economics of what we do and how we do it, are being
scrutinized more than ever before. At no other time has it been more important to control
our spending than the present. Experience and common sense tells us that being frugal with
our assets makes the all-important bottom line look much better. At WeamcoMetric we are
no different and we recognize the importance of saving our customers money. One of the
many areas we are continually able to do this, is in our Prover Refurbishment services. For
years WeamcoMetric has been a leader in the ability to take used Pipe Meter Provers and
refurbish them to like-new condition at a fraction of the cost of a new Prover. In many cases
with updated technology the refurbished Prover is better than the original. Whether it is
Bi-Directional, Uni-Directional, Volumetric, Portable or stationary, WeamcoMetric can
refurbish your Prover. Refurbishment can be done to your desired specifications, or we
would gladly review your current service requirements along with your existing Prover and
make a recommendation on what we feel would best meet your needs, while staying
within your budget. Whatever your situation, you can rest assured that with WeamcoMetrics
extensive experience in manufacturing and rebuilding Pipe Meter Provers, we have a
solution for you. We look forward to working with you.
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Prover Accessories
Sphere Pumps & Sizing Rings
Bulletin PA307
Type SP-101 Sphere Pump
n Quick disconnect tool and hose
n All steel construction including resevoir
n Precision machined pump cylinder
n Easy to use
n Custom made to your exact
requirements
n 24 hour shipment
n Precision laser cut from 1/4 Micarta
(Advise pipe size, schedule and percent
oversize required)
Sizing Rings
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Prover Accessories
Sphere and Pig Handling Equipment
Bulletin PA307
Sphere Removal Tools
n Model LSH
n Type SRT-M 12 through 18
n Type SRT-L 20 and larger
n Durable, heavy metal construction
n Replaceable suction cups
Lightweight Sphere Handler
Model LSH
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MAG-TEK

Model M-5 Sphere Detector Switch


Bulletin M5 307
Pressure balanced, piston actuated
proximity switch requiring no
dynamic seals.
Precision machined and factory
sealed with only one moving
part, requiring no adjustment in
the field. The proximity switch
is set inline in a fixed position.
This results in less maintenance,
therefore avoiding expensive
downtime and unscheduled
recalibrations. The results are years of
trustworthy maintenance-free service.
Dimensional and Switch Contact
Certification available to Shell Test
Stand Benchmark
Directly interchangeable
with all earlier model
Metric switches.
Adapters available to fit
most any mounting
configuration.
Available in SPDT or
DPDT contacts.
Available to meet NACE or
Low-Temp services.
Designs available for
above or below ground
installation.
Class I, Division 1,
Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations.
Patent No.
US 6,789,407 B1
MAG-TEK

PROVES IT
With Thousands in Service!
There is a reason why year after year people have
placed their trust in the MAG-TEK switch for reliable
accurate repeatability during meter prover runs.
IT WORKS!
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MAG-TEK

Model M-5 Sphere Detector Switch Specifications


Bulletin M5 307
ADAPTERS TO FIT MOST MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Quantity
2. Pipe Size
3. Wall Thickness
4. Contact SPDT
or DPDT
Switch Element
CONTACT: Environmentally Sealed
RATING: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C.
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
RESPONSE TIME: 0.008 Seconds
TEMPERATURE: -40 F to +221 F
PRESSURE RATING: 2220 PSIG
REPEATABILITY: 0.002
(Under identical operating conditions)
Switch Enclosure
WELD-ON BASE PLATE: Carbon Steel
SPRING: 302 Stainless
PISTON: 416 Stainless
BODY: 303 Stainless
O-RING: Viton
CONDUIT OPENING: 1/2 N.P.T.
SWITCH TERMINATION: Labeled Leads
PECO/SMITH
MALONEY
Also Available - Halmor, Older Smith & Custom Adapters
For Adaptors:
Please contact our
office for the proper
dimensions to verify
your application.
MODERN MAINTENANCE
MECHANICAL
KIDD METER
ENGINEERS
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MAG-TEK

Model M-5T Sphere Detector Switch For


Non-Lubricated and/or Dirty Service
Bulletin M5T 307
WeamcoMetric now offers a Mag-Tek Prover
Sphere Detector Switch designed specifically for
product service with non-lubricating properties
and dirty services containing abrasives such as
rust and other foreign particles.
The M-5T has a unique pressure-balanced piston
design that has a washing action to keep foreign
particles away from the switch area.
With technology derived from the World Renowned MAG-TEK Model M-5
detector switch, you can expect years of reliable maintenance free service.
The Model M-5T is designed with two Teflon O-Rings located in the housing. These act
as guides for the piston while preventing foreign particles such as rust to gall the piston
surface during actuation. The piston has center drilled pressure equalization ports which
stabilize operation and create a washing action throughout the switch area thus keeping
foreign particles flushed out. This unique flow/suction action keeps the piston-to-switch
area clean which is a valuable asset in non-lubricated and dirty service applications.
Class I, Division 1,
Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations.
Patent No.
US 6,789,407 B1
PECO/SMITH
MALONEY
MODERN MAINTENANCE
MECHANICAL
KIDD METER
ENGINEERS
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MAG-TEK

Model M-5T Sphere Detector Switch Specifications


Bulletin M5T 307
ADAPTERS TO FIT MOST MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Quantity
2. Pipe Size
3. Wall Thickness
4. Contact S.P.D.T.
or D.P.D.T.
Switch Element
CONTACT: Environmentally Sealed
RATING: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C.
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
RESPONSE TIME: 0.008 Seconds
TEMPERATURE: -40 F to +221 F
PRESSURE RATING: 2220 PSIG
REPEATABILITY: 0.002
(Under identical operating conditions)
Switch Enclosure
WELD-ON BASE PLATE: Carbon Steel
SPRING: 302 Stainless
PISTON: 416 Stainless
BODY: 303 Stainless
O-RING: Viton
CONDUIT OPENING: 1/2 N.P.T.
SWITCH TERMINATION: Labeled Leads
Also Available - Halmor, Older Smith & Custom Adapters
For Adaptors:
Please contact our
office for the proper
dimension sheet to
verify your application.
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MAG-TEK

Model M-6 Sphere Detector Switch


Bulletin M6 307
Pressure balanced, piston actuated
proximity switch requiring no
dynamic seals.
Precision machined and factory
sealed with only one moving
part, requiring no adjustment in
the field. The proximity switch
is set inline in a fixed position.
This results in less maintenance,
therefore avoiding expensive
downtime and unscheduled
recalibrations. The results are years of
trustworthy maintenance-free service.
Directly interchangeable
with all earlier model
Metric switches.
Adapters available to fit
most any mounting
configuration.
Available in SPDT or
DPDT contacts.
Available to meet NACE or
Low-Temp services.
Designs available for
above or below ground
installation.
Certification available to
Shell Test Stand Benchmark
Class I, Division 1,
Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations.
Patent No.
US 6,789407 B1
MAG-TEK

PROVES IT
With Thousands in Service!
There is a reason why year after year people have
placed their trust in the MAG-TEK switch for reliable
accurate repeatability during meter prover runs.
IT WORKS!
Our Reliable patented
Mag-Tek featuring a
new round flanged
weld-on base mounting.
PECO/SMITH
MALONEY
MODERN MAINTENANCE
MECHANICAL
KIDD METER
ENGINEERS
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MAG-TEK

Model M-6 Sphere Detector Switch Specifications


Bulletin M6 307
ADAPTERS TO FIT MOST MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Quantity
2. Pipe Size
3. Wall Thickness
4. Contact SPDT
or DPDT
Switch Element
CONTACT: Environmentally Sealed
RATING: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C.
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
RESPONSE TIME: 0.008 Seconds
TEMPERATURE: -40 F to +221 F
PRESSURE RATING: 2220 PSIG
REPEATABILITY: 0.002
(Under identical operating conditions)
Switch Enclosure
WELD-ON BASE PLATE: Carbon Steel
SPRING: 302 Stainless
PISTON: 416 Stainless
BODY: 303 Stainless
O-RING: Viton
CONDUIT OPENING: 1/2 N.P.T.
SWITCH TERMINATION: Labeled Leads
Also Available - Halmor, Older Smith & Custom Adapters
For Adaptors:
Please contact our
office for the proper
dimensions sheet to
verify your application.
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MAG-TEK

Model M-6T Sphere Detector Switch For


Non-Lubricated and/or Dirty Service
Bulletin M6T307
With technology derived from the World Renowned MAG-TEK Model M-5
detector switch, you can expect years of reliable maintenance free service.
The M-6T has a unique pressure-balanced piston
design that has a washing action to keep foreign
particles away from the switch area.
The Model M-6T is designed with two Teflon O-Rings located in the housing. These act
as guides for the piston while preventing foreign particles such as rust to gall the piston
surface during actuation. The piston has center drilled pressure equalization ports which
stabilize operation and create a washing action throughout the switch area thus keeping
foreign particles flushed out. This unique flow/suction action keeps the piston-to-switch
area clean which is a valuable asset in non-lubricated and dirty service applications.
WeamcoMetric now offers a Mag-Tek Prover
Sphere Detector Switch designed specifically for
product service with non-lubricating properties
and dirty services containing abrasives such as
rust and other foreign particles.
Class I, Division 1,
Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations.
Patent No.
US 6,789407 B1
PECO/SMITH
MALONEY
MODERN MAINTENANCE
MECHANICAL
KIDD METER
ENGINEERS
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(800) 331-3790
Fax: (918) 445-4617
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MAG-TEK

Model M-6T Sphere Detector Switch Specifications


Bulletin M6T307
ADAPTERS TO FIT MOST MOUNTING CONFIGURATIONS
HOW TO ORDER:
1. Quantity
2. Pipe Size
3. Wall Thickness
4. Contact SPDT
or DPDT
Switch Element
CONTACT: Environmentally Sealed
RATING: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C.
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
RESPONSE TIME: 0.008 Seconds
TEMPERATURE: -40 F to +221 F
PRESSURE RATING: 2220 PSIG
REPEATABILITY: 0.002
(Under identical operating conditions)
Switch Enclosure
WELD-ON BASE PLATE: Carbon Steel
SPRING: 302 Stainless
PISTON: 416 Stainless
BODY: 303 Stainless
O-RING: Viton
CONDUIT OPENING: 1/2 N.P.T.
SWITCH TERMINATION: Labeled Leads
Also Available - Halmor, Older Smith & Custom Adapters
For Adaptors:
Please contact our
office for the proper
dimensions sheet to
verify your application.
CUSTOMER _____________________________ P.O. NUMBER _______________
TEST STAND S/N _______________________ WEAMCO/METRIC JOB ____________
LOCATION INSTALLED _________________________________________________
A. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at point of physical contact of micrometer anvil
to Mag-Tek benchmark piston tip.
B. ________ Test Stand Standard.
C. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at instant of switch contact closure.
D. ________ Face of switch flange to tip of benchmark piston at instant of switch
contact closure. (B - C) = D
The above measurements taken with shell test stand benchmark piston.
SWITCH DESCRIPTION:
1) Type of Base
2) Piston Overall Length
3) Piston Shank Length
4) Potted Conduit Length
TESTED BY ___________________________ DATE ___________________
CHECKED BY ___________________________ DATE ___________________
CERTIFICATION SHEET FOR
MAG-TEK SPDT
SWITCH S/N _________
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TEST STAND S/N _______________________ WEAMCO/METRIC JOB ____________
LOCATION INSTALLED _________________________________________________
The below measurements taken with shell test stand benchmark piston.
SOLID LEAD:
A. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at point of physical contact of micrometer anvil
to Mag-Tek benchmark piston tip.
B. ________ Test Stand Standard.
C. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at instant of switch contact closure.
D. ________ Face of switch flange to tip of benchmark piston at instant of switch
contact closure. (B - C) = D
STRIPPED LEADS:
A. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at point of physical contact of micrometer anvil
to Mag-Tek benchmark piston tip.
B. _________ Test Stand Standard.
C. ________ Micrometer reading in inches at instant of switch contact closure.
D. ________ Face of switch flange to tip of benchmark piston at instant of switch
contact closure. (B - C) = D
SWITCH DESCRIPTION:
Type of Base Piston Overall Length
Piston Shank Length Potted Conduit Length
TESTED BY ___________________________ DATE ___________________
CHECKED BY ___________________________ DATE ___________________
CERTIFICATION SHEET FOR
MAG-TEK DPDT
SWITCH S/N _________
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MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-5 MODEL M-5D
MODEL M-5T MODEL M-5TD
INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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MAG-TEK MODEL M-5
Patent No.
US 6,789407 B1
Rev. 3/07
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-5 MODEL M-5D
MODEL M-5T MODEL M-5TD
INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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General Information
Mag-Tek features a pressure balanced, piston actuated, proximity
switch with no dynamic seals. The switch is factory sealed, with
no field adjustment, eliminating the chance of slipping from the
original setting. The hemispherical shape of the piston allows
either uni-directional or bi-directional operation. The detector
switch is manufactured from stainless steel and designed for
either above ground or below ground applications. Once
installed the Mag-Tek has only one moving part, the pressure-
balanced piston, thus allowing continuous, maintenance free,
and accurate operation. Mag-Tek switches are also interchange-
able with most other brands of switch mountings.
Installation Instructions
The standard Mag-Tek detector switch is designed for installation
on pipe having a nominal wall thickness of 0.375 inches or less.
If the Mag-Tek is to be used on pipe having a wall thickness
greater than 0.375 inches, be sure to specify when ordering.
1. Select the desired location on the pipe for the Mag-Tek
detector switches. These points are usually, but not
necessarily, on top of the pipe.
2. Drill a 7/8 diameter hole at each point. Care should be
taken to keep the drill bit centered and perpendicular to
the pipe.
3. All drill cuttings should be removed from inside the pipe.
If, due to design, this cannot readily be done with a cloth
or a stream of air, it can usually be done with a small
mechanics extension type, hand-held magnet inserted
through the 7/8 drilled hole.
4. The inside of the drilled hole should be rounded or
chamfered with a file or stone to remove sharp edges.
5. Center the base plate guide-lip in the 7/8 diameter hole
in the pipe, taking care to orient the base plate properly so
that it is level and square with the pipe.
6. With the base plate level and square, lightly tack weld
onto the pipe. Check to be sure the base plate guide lip is
still seated. If so, complete the seal welding with the
required passes. Do not allow weld splatter or arc on the
switch mounting face of the base plate. If Mag-Tek
detector switches are to be installed on a prover after it
has been internally coated, care should be taken to
minimize the weld heat. It is suggested the weld be
cooled from time to time with wet rags or other means.
Filling the prover barrel with water, if practical, prior to
welding, will further minimize damage to the internal coating.
7. Check mounting face to make sure it is free from burrs and
weld splatter. DO NOT PAINT the face of the mounting plate.
8. Mount switch on base with (4) 3/8 cap screws.
Recommended torque 240 inch pounds. Maximum torque
300 inch pounds.
Operation
Once installed the hemispherical portion of the probe extends
into the I.D. of the pipe approximately 3/8. When the sphere
passes the switch, it forces the probe upward. This upward
movement causes the ferrous body of the piston to enter the
magnetic field of the proximity switch sensor. The result of the
attracting forces causes the magnet in the sealed switch to
move toward the ferrous piston causing the normally open
contacts to close and complete the electrical circuit.
Rev. 3/07
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-5 MODEL M-5D
MODEL M-5T MODEL M-5TD
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Trouble Shooting
Due to the limited number of moving parts, problems with the
Mag-Tek detector switch are few. The most common problems
can be attributed to one of the following:
1. Switch damage - the switch may have been damaged by
excessive electrical currents, or by dropping the switch. To
check, remove the switch from the base, connect it to a
volt/ohm meter and slide the piston into the lower portion
of the switch. The switch should close and open as the
piston is moved into and out of the switch. If it does not
function properly, a replacement element is required.
2. No indication - The sphere is not contacting the piston
properly. Measure the O.D. of the scraper cup or sphere to
be certain they are the proper diameter.
3. No indication - Foreign material has accumulated above
the piston in the sensing chamber preventing the piston
from traveling upward. Remove the switch and clean the
base of the switch and the spring. Check the bleed
grooves in the piston to be sure they are clear.
4. Switch is clean and checks out OK, the switch is sized
properly, but the switch is intermittent or still does not
function properly - misalignment of the base and hole causing
the piston to bind or preventing it from extending into the pipe
ID Recheck the base fit and probe insertion depth.
Recommended Spare Parts
Due to the simplicity of the switch, once it is installed the
detector can operate indefinitely without the need for spare parts.
Rev. 3/07
DPDT Contact Arrangement SPDT Contact Arrangement
Wire Color Code:
Circuit 1 RED-N/C RED-N/C
BLUE-N/O BLUE-N/O
BLACK-COM 1 BLACK-COM
Circuit 2 RED w/STRIPE-N/C
BLUE w/STRIPE-N/O
BLACK w/STRIPE-COM 2
GREEN-GROUND
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-5 MODEL M-5D
MODEL M-5T MODEL M-5TD
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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Specifications
Contact: Model M-5, M-5T SPDT Environmentally Sealed
Model M-5D, M-5TD DPDT Environmentally Sealed
Classification: CSA NRTL/C Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations
Rating: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
Repeatability: 0.002 units (Under identical operating conditions.)
Response Time: 0.008 Seconds
Temperature: -40F to +221F
Pressure: 2220 Psi Max. Rating
Weld on Base: Carbon Steel
Spring: 302 Stainless Steel
Piston: 416 Stainless Steel
Body: 303 Stainless Steel
0-Ring: Viton
Conduit Opening: 1/2" FNPT for SPDT
3/4" FNPT for DPDT
Rev. 3/07
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-6 MODEL M-6D
MODEL M-6T MODEL M-6TD
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MAG-TEK MODEL M-6
Patent No.
US 6,789407 B1
Rev. 3/07
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-6 MODEL M-6D
MODEL M-6T MODEL M-6TD
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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General Information
Mag-Tek features a pressure balanced, piston actuated, proximity
switch with no dynamic seals. The switch is factory sealed, with
no field adjustment, eliminating the chance of slipping from the
original setting. The hemispherical shape of the piston allows
either uni-directional or bi-directional operation. The detector
switch is manufactured from stainless steel and designed for
either above ground or below ground applications. Once
installed the Mag-Tek has only one moving part, the pressure-
balanced piston, thus allowing continuous, maintenance free,
and accurate operation. Mag-Tek switches are also interchange-
able with most other brands of switch mountings.
Installation Instructions
The standard M-6 Mag-Tek detector switch is designed for instal-
lation on pipe having a nominal wall thickness of 0.375 inches
or less. If the Mag-Tek is to be used on pipe having a wall thick-
ness greater than 0.375 inches, be sure to specify when ordering.
1. Select the desired locations on the pipe for the Mag-Tek
detector switches. These points are usually, but not
necessarily, on top of the pipe.
2. Drill a 7/8 diameter hole at each point. Care should be
taken to keep the drill bit centered and perpendicular to
the pipe.
3. All drill cuttings should be removed from inside the pipe.
If, due to design, this cannot readily be done with a cloth
or a stream of air, it can usually be done with a small
mechanics extension type, hand-held magnet inserted
through the 7/8 drilled hole.
4. The inside of the drilled hole should be rounded or
chamfered with a file or stone to remove sharp edges.
5. Carefully center the base plate over the 7/8 diameter hole
in the pipe, taking care to orient the base plate properly so
that it is level with the pipe. Dimension from face of base
plate to outside of pipe must be 2 3/8. This will leave a
gap of approximately 1/8 for welding. Caution: The
orientation of base plate to pipe is critical for proper
switch operation and any misalignment may cause
switch to malfunction. We stongly recommend the use
of an alignment tool available from the factory.
6. With the base plate positioned as described in paragraph 5
above, lightly tack weld base plate to the pipe. Do the
following checks before proceeding.
A. Base plate is still centered over hole, and level with the pipe.
B. The dimension from face of base plate to pipe still measures
2 3/8
Once all above is confirmed, complete the seal welding with
required passes. Do not allow weld splatter or arc on the
switch mounting face of the base plate. If Mag-Tek detector
switches are to be installed on a prover after it has been
internally coated, care should be taken to minimize the weld
heat. It is suggested the weld be cooled from time to time with
wet rags or other means. Filling the prover barrel with water, if
practical, prior to welding, will help to further minimize
possible damage to the internal coating.
7. Check mounting face to make sure it is free from burrs and
weld splatter. DO NOT PAINT the face of the mounting plate.
8. Mount switch on base with (5) 3/8 cap screws.
Recommended torque 240 inch pounds. Maximum torque
300 inch pounds.
Operation
Once installed the hemispherical portion of the probe extends
into the I.D. of the pipe approximately 3/8. When the sphere
passes the switch, it forces the probe upward. This upward
movement causes the ferrous body of the piston to enter the
magnetic field of the proximity switch sensor. The result of the
attracting forces causes the magnet in the sealed switch to
move toward the ferrous piston causing the normally open
contacts to close and complete the electrical circuit.
Rev. 3/07
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-6 MODEL M-6D
MODEL M-6T MODEL M-6TD
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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Trouble Shooting
Due to the limited number of moving parts, problems with the
Mag-Tek detector switch are few. The most common problems
can be attributed to one of the following:
1. Switch damage - the switch may have been damaged by
excessive electrical currents, or by dropping the switch. To
check, remove the switch from the base, connect it to a
volt/ohm meter and slide the piston into the lower portion
of the switch. The switch should close and open as the
piston is moved into and out of the switch. If it does not
function properly, a replacement element is required.
2. No indication - The sphere is not contacting the piston
properly. Measure the O.D. of the scraper cup or sphere to
be certain they are the proper diameter.
3. No indication - Foreign material has accumulated above
the piston in the sensing chamber preventing the piston
from traveling upward. Remove the switch and clean the
base of the switch and the spring. Check the bleed
grooves in the piston to be sure they are clear.
4. Switch is clean and checks out OK, the switch is sized
properly, but the switch is intermittent or still does not
function properly - misalignment of the base and hole causing
the piston to bind or preventing it from extending into the pipe
ID Recheck the base fit and probe insertion depth.
Recommended Spare Parts
Due to the simplicity of the switch, once it is installed the
detector can operate indefinitely without the need for spare parts.
Rev. 3/07
DPDT Contact Arrangement SPDT Contact Arrangement
Wire Color Code:
Circuit 1 RED-N/C RED-N/C
BLUE-N/O BLUE-N/O
BLACK-COM 1 BLACK-COM
Circuit 2 RED w/STRIPE-N/C
BLUE w/STRIPE-N/O
BLACK w/STRIPE-COM 2
GREEN-GROUND
MAG-TEK SPHERE
DETECTOR SWITCHES
MODEL M-6 MODEL M-6D
MODEL M-6T MODEL M-6TD
INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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Specifications
Contact: Model M-6, M-6T SPDT Environmentally Sealed
Model M-6D, M-6TD DPDT Environmentally Sealed
Classification: CSA NRTL/C Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D
Hazardous Locations
Rating: 2 Amps @ 240 V.A.C
50 Milliamps @ 24 V.D.C.
Repeatability: 0.002 units (Under identical operating conditions.)
Response Time: 0.008 Seconds
Temperature: -40F to +221F
Pressure: 2220 Psi Max. Rating
Weld on Base: Carbon Steel
Spring: 302 Stainless Steel
Piston: 416 Stainless Steel
Body: 303 Stainless Steel
0-Ring: Viton
Conduit Opening: 1/2" FNPT for SPDT
3/4" FNPT for DPDT
Rev. 3/07
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
& L.A.C.T. Units
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Custom Fabrication
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
WeamcoMetric designs, fabricates, and delivers all types and sizes of metering systems for
the pipeline, offshore, and petrochemical industries.
These metering units can be a simple single run PD Meter Loading Skid to large multiple
meter run pipeline custody transfer skids with on-skid provers and sampling.
WeamcoMetric also manufactures Lease Automatic Custody Transfer (LACT) Units for crude
oil applications. All units are custom designed to meet your application and comply with
API Specification 11N.
Some photos are provided to show examples of metering systems we have supplied to
various customers specifications. All of our systems are Project Managed from proposal
and design concept, to shipment, with approval drawings, purchasing, fabrication,
calibration and testing in between, which ensures quality and on-time performance.
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Metering Sytems & LACT Units
Bulletin PR307
Permanent Strainers
Temporary Strainers
Line Blinds
Coupon Holders
Sampling Equipment
Pipeline Accessories
Meter Provers
Metering Systems
L.A.C.T. Units
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Custom Fabrication
Mag-Tek Sphere
Detector Switches
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Custom Fabrication
Bulletin CF307
Gas Regulator Skids
Truck Loading Racks
Blending Skids
Small Towers
Pressure Vessels
Pump Skids
Process Piping Spools
Knockout Pots or Sumps
Mesh Pad Separators
Fly-Ash Hoppers
Any type of custom equipment requiring perforated plate or
wire mesh materials:
Bird Screens
Suction Screens
Storm Water Grates
Wash Baskets
SS Filter Cartridges
As you can see, if it is constructed of welded steel, you have come to the
right place. (All you have to do is ask.)
SPECIFICATIONS
Frame: Steel with Epoxy Finish
Jars: Heavy wall Pyrex
Tubing: Stainless Steel
Inlet Valves: 1/4 316 Stainless Steel
Dump Valves: 1/2 Forged Steel
Sample inlet to unit: 1/2 NPT
Drain outlet: 2 NPT
Thermometer: 12, 0 to 100 F
1 Division
Test pressure: 50 PSIG
Relief Valve Set: 25 PSI
Dimensions: 40 wide X 12 deep X
70 high. (Model VTS-4)
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Vapor Tight Sampler
Bulletin VTS307
To determine the exact time of interface in
pipeline operations.
A fluid sample from the pipeline flows continuously
through the sampler jars. The fluid enters the system
past a thermometer giving the operating temperature.
Fluid is then allowed to enter the hydrometer jars
through the individual inlet valves filling the jar to the
overflow level floating the hydrometer. The overflow
goes to drain. Each jar has a dump valve separate from
the overflow. By observing the specific gravity change
the exact time of product interface can be observed.
STANDARD MODELS
Model VTS-4 4 Jar, single inlet
API Gravity range
29 to 71
Model VTS-5 5 Jar, single inlet
API Gravity range
19 to 71
Model VTS-6 6 Jar, dual inlet
API Gravity range as specified
Options available
Multi-stream selection on inlet
NIST Traceable Thermometer
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Sample Coolers
For Process or Boiler Water Service/
Continuous or Intermittent Duty
Bulletin SC307
TYPE SCS
3/8 OD Tube approx. 20 length coiled 21 turns on
3 OD Single pass, countercurrent type with cooling
surface area 254 sq. inches. Coil volume 17 cu.
inches. Shell volume 199 cu. inches (0.86 gal.)
TYPE SCL
1/2 OD Tube approx. 40 length
coiled 8 turns on outside coil and
11 turns on inside coil. Single pass,
countercurrent type with cooling
surface area 622 sq. inches. Coil
volume 46 cu. inches. Shell volume
1300 cu. inches (5.6 gal.)
Information Required For Steam Service
1. Flow rate lbs./Hr.
2. Pressure
3. Available cooling water temperature.
Information Required For Hydrocarbon Service
1. Product to be sampled and volume
2. Viscosity
3. Sample temperature in
4. Required temperature out
5. Available cooling water temperature
TYPE SCS SHELL MATERIAL COIL MATERIAL TYPE SCL
SCS-101 Carbon Steel Carbon Steel SCL-101
SCS-102 Carbon Steel 304 SS SCL-102
SCS-103 Carbon Steel 316 SS SCL-103
SCS-201 304 SS 304 SS SCL-201
SCS-202 304 SS 316 SS SCL-202
SCS-301 316 SS 316 SS SCL-301
Thermocouple connectors same material as shell.
Process Connectors same material as coil. Coils can also
be supplied in Monel, titanium, etc. Consult factory.
Carbon steel has one coat shop primer.
All customer connections are National Pipe Thread or
Tubing Ends.
TYPE SCL
Illustrated with removable top
for cleaning or replacing coil.
Also availble with solid welded top.
TYPE SCS
Standard materials available
OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Swing-Bolt Full Diameter Top Closure
3/4 hp and 1 hp Pump Motors
Insulated all-weather shelters
Static Mixer
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Sample Containers
Bulletin CSC307
WeamcoMetric manufactures a complete line of rugged and
dependable sample containers featuring pressure vessel
construction that will provide years of trouble free crude oil service.
The SB Series Sample Container features a spray bar mixer
which has been engineered and sized to provide the rolling
action necessary for a complete homogeneous mixture. Other
features include an easily cleanable sight gauge glass, Class 1,
Group D, Division 2 explosion-proof electrical system with 1/2
horsepower explosion-proof pump motor, sample ports, epoxy
coated tank, 8 quick-opening closure for observation and easy
clean out, pressure relief and vacuum break valve, 0-30 psi
gauge, pump-out valve, and bottom drain valve for complete
sample evacuation. 15 PSI Design Pressure. Safety wire tabs are
welded at all container outlets.
Model SC-SB-10V
Model SC-SB-20H
Designed for offshore service
Model
Capacity No. Sample
Gallons Ports
SC-SB-5 V OR H* 5 4
SC-SB-10 V or H* 10 4
SC-SB-15 V or H* 15 5
SC-SB-20 V or H* 20 6
SC-SB 30 V or H* 30 8
H* - Horizontal Mounted Pump
V - Vertical Mounted Pump
Vertical style sample containers designed for use in
enclosed structures only.
How to Order
1. Quantity
2. Model Number with H or V motor mounting.
3. Options or accessories required
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Spectacle Blinds
Bulletin LB307
TYPE 8 F
Spectacle/figure 8 blind
Machine Finish
TYPE M
SMOOTH MILL FINISH
(Not machined)
Recommended Limitation
1 thru 12 150# and 300# R.F. and F.F.
TYPE F
MACHINE FINISH
150#, 300#, 400#, 600#,
900# & 1500# RF
Serrated machine finish is standard.
Smooth machined can be furnished.
300 #, 400 #, 600 #, 900 #, 1500 #, 2500 # Ring Type Joint
TYPE 8
Female octagonal - standard
TYPE 8
Male octagonal
TYPE 8 M
Spectacle/figure 8 blind
Mill Finish
HOW TO ORDER
1. Quantity
2. Line size
3. Flange rating
4. Flange facing
5. WeamcoMetric type
6. Finish
7. Material
8. For RTJ and/or high pressure blinds
advise design pressure and
temperature, or thickness required.
Size 8 and larger
See back of
Bulletin for
Dimensions.
RAISED FACE OR FLAT FACE (IN INCHES)
LINE
150# 300# 400# 600# 900# 1500#
SIZE
ID OD TK* OD TK* OD TK* OD TK* OD TK* OD TK*
1 1 1/8 2 1/2 1/4 2 3/4 1/4 2 3/4 1/4 2 3/4 1/4 3 1/4 3 5/16
1 1/2 1 3/4 3 1/4 1/4 3 5/8 1/4 3 5/8 1/4 3 5/8 1/4 3 3/4 5/16 3 3/4 3/8
2 2 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 1/4 4 1/4 1/4 4 1/4 5/16 5 1/2 3/8 5 1/2 1/2
3 3 1/4 5 1/4 1/4 5 3/4 3/8 5 3/4 3/8 5 3/4 7/16 6 1/2 9/16 6 3/4 11/16
4 4 1/4 6 3/4 1/4 7 1/2 6 7/8 1/2 7 1/2 9/16 8 11/16 8 1/8 7/8
6 6 1/4 8 5/8 3/8 9 3/4 5/8 9 5/8 5/8 10 3/8 13/16 11 1/4 1 11 1 7/16
8 8 1/4 10 7/8 1/2 12 3/4 11 7/8 7/8 12 1/2 1 1/16 14 1 5/16 13 3/4 1 11/16
10 10 1/4 13 1/4 5/8 14 1/8 1 14 1 1/16 15 5/8 1 3/16 17 1 5/8 17 * *
12 12 1/4 16 3/4 16 1/2 1 1/8 16 3/8 1 1/4 17 7/8 1 9/16 19 1/2 1 15/16 20 3/8 * *
14 14 17 1/2 3/4 19 1 1/4 18 7/8 1 7/16 19 1/4 1 3/4 20 3/8 * *
16 16 20 7/8 21 1/8 1 3/8 21 1 5/8 22 1/8 * * 22 1/2 * *
18 18 21 1/2 1 23 3/8 1 9/16 23 1/4 1 13/16 24 * * 25 * *
20 20 23 3/4 1 1/16 25 5/8 1 3/4 25 3/8 * * 26 3/4 * * 27 3/8 * *
24 24 28 1/8 1 1/4 30 3/8 * * 30 1/8 * * 31 * * 32 7/8 * *
* NOTE: THICKNESS SHOWN ABOVE IS FOR CARBON STEEL 30 ksi MINIMUM YIELD STRENGTH
** THICKNESS NOT SHOWN IS DEPENDENT UPON TYPE OF MATERIAL SELECTED
TYPE 2 M
Paddle Blind
Mill Finish
TYPE 4 M
Spacer Ring
Mill Finish
TYPE 2 and TYPE 4 also Available
in Male and Female RT.J.
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Bulletin LB307
Paddle Blinds & Spacer Rings
TYPE 2 F
Paddle Blind
Machine Finish
TYPE 4 F
Spacer Ring
Machine Finish
MATERIALS & SPECIFICATIONS
1. Standard material: Carbon Steel ASTM A 516 Gr 70 or A 36. Almost any
other steel, stainless steel or alloy steel can be supplied.
2. Carbon steel rings have one coat of shop primer.
3. Alloy blinds have carbon steel tie bar or handle unless otherwise specified.
4. Thickness shown is based upon ANSI Code B31.3-1987. OD, ID & RJ
dimensions to fit flanges manufactured in accordance with ANSI B16.5.
5. ID and OD are flame cut.
6. Tolerances: ID and OD +/- 1/8.
Thickness +/- 1/16. C-C +/- 1/4.
7. Line Blanks can be furnished to API Standard 590.
8. For special sizes and types not shown please consult the factory.
150# 300# 600# 900# 1500#
SIZE
TK* ID OD TK* ID OD TK* ID OD TK* ID OD TK* ID OD
24 1 1/4 24 28 1/8 2 24 30 3/8 2 7/8 23 1/2 30 1/2 3 23 1/2 32 3/8 4 3/8 22 5/8 34 7/8
26 1 1/4 26 29 7/8 2 1/8 26 32 1/4 2 7/8 25 1/2 33 1/2 3 1/2 25 1/2 34 1/8 4 1/2 24 1/2 NOTE 3
28 1 3/8 28 32 1/8 2 1/4 28 34 3/4 3 1/8 27 1/2 35 3/8 3 3/4 27 1/2 36 5/8 4 7/8 26 1/2 NOTE 3
30 1 1/2 30 34 1/8 2 3/8 30 36 7/8 3 3/8 29 1/2 37 5/8 4 1/8 29 1/2 39 1/8 5 1/4 28 1/2 NOTE 3
32 1 5/8 32 36 3/8 2 1/2 32 39 3 1/2 31 1/2 39 5/8 4 3/8 31 1/2 41 5/8 5 5/8 30 1/2 NOTE 3
34 1 3/4 34 38 3/8 2 5/8 34 41 3 3/4 33 1/2 41 5/8 4 5/8 33 1/2 44 1/8 5 7/8 32 1/2 NOTE 3
36 1 3/4 36 40 5/8 2 7/8 36 43 3/8 4 35 1/2 43 7/8 4 7/8 35 1/2 46 5/8 6 1/4 34 1/2 NOTE 3
Serrate all Faces
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Bulletin PBS307
Large Diameter Paddle Blinds & Spacer Rings
NOTES
1. Weamco recommends these items be made
in two pieces (spacer ring and paddle blind)
due to their size and weight.
2. Dimensions are based on ASME B 16.47,
Series A.
3. 26 and larger 1500# are not a published
manufacturers or ASME standard.
* NOTE: THICKNESS SHOWN ABOVE IS FOR CARBON STEEL 30 ksi MINIMUM YIELD STRENGTH
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Bleed Rings
Bulletin BR307
O.D.
125 # FF 250 # FF 400 # 600 # 900# 1500#
SIZE I.D. 150 # RF 300 # RF RF RF RF RF
1 1 1/8 2 1/2 2 3/4 2 3/4 2 3/4 3 3
1 1/4 1 3/8 2 7/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 1/8 3 3/8 3 3/8
1 1/2 1 3/4 3 1/4 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 3/4 3 3/4
2 2 1/4 4 4 1/4 4 1/4 4 1/4 5 1/2 5 1/2
2 1/2 2 5/8 4 3/4 5 5 5 6 3/8 6 3/8
3 3 1/4 5 1/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 5 3/4 6 1/2 6 3/4
4 4 1/4 6 3/4 7 6 7/8 7 1/2 8 8 1/2
5 5 1/4 7 5/8 8 3/8 8 1/4 9 3/8 9 5/8 9 7/8
6 6 1/4 8 5/8 9 3/4 9 5/8 10 3/8 11 1/4 11
8 8 1/4 10 7/8 12 11 7/8 12 1/2 14 13 3/4
10 10 1/4 13 1/4 14 1/8 14 15 5/8 17 17
12 12 1/4 16 16 1/2 16 3/8 17 7/8 19 1/2 20 3/8
TYPE 6
Bleed Rings
RF, FF or RTJ can be furnished
MATERIALS & SPECIFICATIONS
1. Standard material: Carbon Steel ASTM A 516 Gr 70 or A 36. Almost any
other steel, stainless steel or alloy steel can be supplied.
2. Carbon steel rings have one coat of shop primer.
3. Thickness shown is based upon ANSI Code B31.3-1987. OD, ID & RJ
dimensions to fit flanges manufactured in accordance with ANSI B16.5.
4. ID and OD are flame cut.
5. Tolerances: ID and OD +/- 1/8.
Thickness +/- 1/16. C-C +/- 1/4.
6. For special sizes and types not shown please consult the factory.
HOW TO ORDER
1. Quantity
2. Line size
3. Flange rating
4. Flange facing
5. WeamcoMetric type
6. Finish
7. Material
8. For RTJ and/or high pressure rings
advise design pressure and
temperature, or thickness required.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
1 1/4 NPT Vent with Plug
2 ANSI Quick Opening Closure
3 Seamless Carbon Steel Body
4 Handwheel
5 Handwheel Lock
6 1/2 NPT Drain with Plug
7 2 Full Opening Valve
8 Pipeline
9 Coupon in Down Position
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Corrosion Coupon Holder
Bulletin CH307
CH-200 (Threaded Mount)
2 Male NPT
TYPE CH-100 (Flange Mount)
2 150/300/400/600/900/1500/2500 RF or RJ
2 API Type 6 B 3,000 PSI or 5,000 PSI
For inserting and retrieving a Corrosion Measurement Coupon
in a pipeline under operating pressures to 5,000 PSI.
KEY TO ABOVE DIAGRAMS
SAFE RAPID EASY Requiring one man only a few minutes,
with NO SPECIAL TOOLS, to change a corrosion measurement
coupon in a pipeline while under continuous operating pressure.
The coupon holder accepts a 1/2 wide by 1/8 thick coupon,
and features a Teflon seat to eliminate eloctrolitic corrosion. The
gear rack with coupon is lowered into the line through use of a
pinion gear on a stainless steel shaft driven by an external hand-
wheel. The shaft is sealed against internal pressure by two Viton
O-rings. Thrust bearings are used on both ends of the pinion
shaft for ease of operation. The unit can be installed in either the
vertical or horizontal position. Standard design and construction
in accordance with ASME/ANSI B31.4. The unit can also be
manufactured in accordance with AMSE/ANSI B31.3 and
ASME/ANSI B31.8. Each unit is hydrostatically tested to 1 1/2
times design pressure. Sizes available to fit most pipe diameters.
INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR ORDERING
1. Type (CH-100 or CH-200)
2. Pipeline size and Wall thickness
3. ANSI Rating or design pressure and temperature
4. Dimensions from valve face to center line of pipe
Patent # 4,120,313
Note: Valve is not furnished with unit.
CORROSION COUPON
HOLDER
CH-100 and CH-200
INSTALLATION, OPERATION &
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
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I. INSTALLATION
The installation of either the CH-100 or CH-200 model
requires a 2 pipeline tap and 2 full opening (full port) ball
valve, screwed or flanged end, depending upon the model.
The coupon holder is mounted directly to the valve with the
handle arm parallel to the pipeline for the coupon to be
parallel with the flow.
II. OPERATION
A. Loading Holder
With ball valve in off position, remove the quick opening
closure cap, loosen handwheel lock, and turn handwheel
counter clockwise until gear rack becomes accessible from
the inner guide. Pull rack straight out of the top. The coupon
can then be installed on the teflon seat provided on the end
gear rack. See sketch. Note: The holder accepts a
1/2 wide x 1/8 thick coupon.
B. Locating Coupon Within Pipeline
Insert rack slowly into guide and slide it down until it
engages with the pinion and can be lowered into the body
by turning the handwheel clockwise. Replace closure and
secure. Open 2 valve and lower coupon into line by turning
handwheel clockwise until the coupon touches the far ID of
the pipe. Mark handwheel location with respect to the
handwheel lock. Each indentation on the OD of the hand
wheel represents 1/8 of rack (or coupon) travel. Turn
handwheel counter-clockwise to raise coupon to desired
position in the pipeline by noting the number of indentations
passed. Secure with locking screw.
C. Retrieving Coupon
Loosen locking screw and turn handwheel counter-clockwise
until it will go no further. Close 2 valve. Bleed internal
pressure from holder, then proceed to remove coupon.
III. MAINTENANCE
The only maintenance required is lubrication of the moving
parts. The rack and pinion assembly should be greased every
12 to 18 months, depending upon amount of usage and
service (lubricating or non-lubricating pipeline product).
The pinion assembly is removed by loosening set screw in
handwheel and removing. Next remove the blind flange,
which will pull the shaft and shaft support with seals. The
pinion shaft can then be pulled from the bearing housing. A
light film of commercially available lithumium-based grease
should be applied to pinion shaft, pinion gear and rack.
Pinion sealing O-Rings (P/N 100-18) can be replaced while
the pinion shaft is removed. Replace only if a leak has
occurred around the pinion shaft. When reinstalling pinion
shaft, take care not to damage or tear the O-Rings.
The quick opening closure should have the threads and
O-Ring cleaned with fresh grease applied after each removal.
IV. RECOMMENDED SPARE PARTS
(2) P/N 100-16 O-Rings for Quick Opening Closure, Buna-N
(4) P/N 100-18 Pinion Sealing O-Ring, Viton
(2) P/N 100-10 Teflon Insulator
(2) P/N 100-13 Seat, Teflon
Consult factory for additional parts required and ordering.
WEAMCO, Inc. hereby warrants all products against defects in materials and/or workman-
ship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the products installation or eighteen (18)
months from the date of the products shipment, whichever is the shorter period. Provided,
however, this warranty and guaranty is effective only for those products which are used
within the service and pressure range for which they were manufactured.
The parties consent and agree that the customers remedy for any breach by WEAMCO, Inc.
of this warranty is the replacement of any parts found by WEAMCO, Inc.s to be defective in
workmanship or material. Provided, however, in case of products or parts not wholly of
WEAMCO, Inc. manufacture or design, the remedy for any breach of this warranty contained
herein shall be limited to the extent of the recovery by WEAMCO, Inc. from the manufac-
turer or designer of such products or parts of its warranty to WEAMCO, Inc.
Customer hereby indemnifies and holds WEAMCO, Inc. harmless from any and all damages,
claims of damages or other losses claimed against the customer or WEAMCO, Inc. not
covered by WEAMCO, Inc.s warranty, and/or not arising out of the operation of the
product(s) covered by WEAMCO, Inc.s warranty.
Except as provided for herein, WEAMCO, Inc. makes no other warranty, either expressed
or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the parts and
products sold by WEAMCO, Inc. to the customer.
WARRANTY
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Design and/or Material Specification
Pipe API 5L-X 42/52
ASTM/ASME A-106/53, Grade B or C
Flanges ASME/ANSI B16.5, B16.47 & A-105
Weld Fittings ASME/ANSI B16.9 & A-234WPB,
A-234WPHY42/52
O-Lets and Forged Steel Fittings ASTM A-105
Elliptical Heads ASTM A-516 Gr. 70
Pressure Vessel Plate ASTM A-516 Gr. 70
Spectacle Blinds API 590, ASME B16.47
and Paddle Blinds/Spacers ASTM A-516 Gr. 70
Studs and Nuts ASTM A-193-B7/A-194-2H
Structural Plate and Shapes ASTM A-36
Pipeline Federal Safety Regulations, DOT Part 191, 192, 195 Title 49
LACT Units API 11N & API Chapter 6
Volumetric Field Measures NIST 105-3
Proving Systems, Pipe Provers, MPMS API Chapter 4
Tank Provers and Field Measures
Metering Systems MPMS API Chapter 5 & 6
Calibration Calculation API Chapter 12, Section 2 Part 4
of Prover Volumes (Water draw)
Liquid Pipelines ASME/ANSI B31.4
Gas Transmission Pipelines ASME/ANSI B31.8
Process/Plant Piping ASME/ANSI B31.3
Unfired Pressure Vessels ASME Section VIII, Div.1
API 1104, AWS D1.1
LISTING OF MOST OFTEN USED DESIGN AND
MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS IN THE PIPELINE AND
PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY APPLICABLE TO
WEAMCO/METRIC EQUIPMENT
(Other Materials Available)
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PIPE OD in
SIZE inches
8 .405
4 .540
a .675
2 .840
w 1.050
1 1.315
14 1.660
12 1.900
2 2.375
22 2.875
3 3.500
32 4.000
4 4.500
5 5.563
6 6.625
8 8.625
10 10.750
12 12.750
14 14.00
16 16.00
18 18.00
20 20.00
22 22.00
24 24.00
26 26.00
30 30.00
36 36.00
48 48.00
54 54.00
60 60.00
NOMINAL WEIGHT: W = 10.68 (D-t) t W = Nominal Weight, lbs / ft. BLACK = wall thickness (in.)
D = Nominal Outside Diameter t = Nominal Wall Thickness, in. RED = weight per foot (lbs.)
5 10 20 30 40 STD 60 80 XH 100 120 140 160 XXH
.035 .049 .068 .068 .095 .095
.1383 .1383 .2447 .2447 .3145 .3145
.049 .065 .088 .088 .119 .119
.2570 .3297 .4248 .4248 .5351 .5351
.049 .065 .091 .091 .126 .126
.3276 .4235 .5676 .5676 .7388 .7388
.065 .083 .109 .109 .147 .147 .188 .294
.5383 .6710 .8510 .8510 1.088 1.088 1.309 1.714
.065 .083 .113 .113 .154 .154 .219 .308
.6838 .8572 1.131 1.131 1.474 1.474 1.944 2.441
.065 .109 .133 .133 .179 .179 .250 .358
.8678 1.404 1.679 1.679 2.172 2.172 2.844 3.659
.065 .109 .140 .140 .191 .191 .250 .382
1.107 1.806 2.273 2.273 2.997 2.997 3.765 5.214
.065 .109 .145 .145 .200 .200 .281 .400
1.274 2.085 2.718 2.718 3.631 3.631 4.859 6.408
.065 .109 .154 .154 .218 .218 .344 .436
1.604 2.638 3.65 3.65 5.02 5.02 7.46 9.03
.083 .120 .203 .203 .276 .276 .375 .552
2.475 3.531 5.79 5.79 7.66 7.66 10.01 13.69
.083 .120 .216 .216 .300 .300 .438 .600
3.029 4.332 7.58 7.58 10.25 10.25 14.32 18.58
.083 .120 .226 .226 .318 .318 .636
3.472 4.973 9.11 9.11 12.50 12.50 22.85
.083 .120 .237 .237 .337 .337 .438 .531 .674
3.915 5.613 10.79 10.79 14.98 14.98 19.00 22.51 27.54
.109 .134 .258 .258 .375 .375 .500 .625 .750
6.349 7.770 14.62 14.62 20.78 20.78 27.04 32.96 38.55
.109 .134 .280 .280 .432 .432 .562 .719 .864
7.585 9.289 18.97 18.97 28.57 28.57 36.39 45.35 53.16
.109 .148 .250 .277 .322 .322 .406 .500 .500 .594 .719 .812 .906 .875
9.914 13.40 22.36 24.70 28.55 28.55 35.64 43.39 43.39 50.95 60.71 67.76 74.69 72.42
.134 .165 .250 .307 .365 .365 .500 .594 .500 .719 .844 1.000 1.125
15.19 18.70 28.04 34.24 40.48 40.48 54.74 64.43 54.74 77.03 89.29 104.13 115.64
.165 .180 .250 .330 .406 .375 .562 .688 .500 .844 1.000 1.125 1.312
22.18 24.20 33.38 43.77 53.52 49.56 73.15 88.63 65.42 107.32 125.49 139.67 160.27
.250 .312 .375 .438 .375 .594 .750 .500 .938 1.094 1.250 1.406
36.71 45.61 54.57 63.44 54.57 85.05 106.13 72.09 130.85 150.79 170.21 189.11
.250 .312 .375 .500 .375 .656 .844 .500 1.031 1.219 1.438 1.594
42.05 52.27 62.58 82.77 62.58 107.50 136.61 82.77 164.82 192.43 223.64 245.25
.250 .312 .438 .562 .375 .750 .938 .500 1.156 1.375 1.562 1.781
47.39 58.94 82.15 104.67 70.59 138.17 170.92 93.45 207.96 244.14 274.22 308.50
.250 .375 .500 .594 .375 .812 1.031 .500 1.281 1.500 1.750 1.969
52.73 78.60 104.13 123.11 78.60 166.40 208.87 104.13 256.10 296.37 341.09 379.17
.250 .375 .500 .375 .875 1.125 .500 1.375 1.625 1.875 2.125
58.07 86.61 114.81 86.61 197.41 250.81 114.81 302.88 353.61 403.00 451.06
.250 .375 .562 .688 .375 .969 1.219 .500 1.531 1.812 2.062 2.344
63.41 94.62 140.68 171.29 94.62 238.35 296.58 125.49 367.39 429.39 483.12 542.13
.312 .500 .375 .500
85.60 136.17 102.63 136.17
.312 .500 .625 .375 .500
98.93 157.53 196.08 118.65 157.53
.312 .500 .625 .750 .375 .500
118.92 189.57 236.13 282.35 142.68 189.57
.375 .500
190.7 253.6
.375 .500
214.8 285.7
.375 .500
238.8 317.7
ANSI PIPE SCHEDULES