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Thermal Instrument 3-A Approval available at Duncan Co

3-A Approved Sanitary In-line Flow Meter Part # 600-9SAN3A

Thermal Instrument Company (TIC), located in Trevose, PA, a manufacturer of Thermal Mass Flow Meters and Flow Switches, offers an approved Flow Meter / Switch for Food & Beverage processes that require the 3-A sanitary certification. The 3-A symbol is accepted by the USDA, FDA, and other regulatory agencies around the world as proof that the equipment meets the sanitary standards necessary for food and beverage processing. Thermal Mass Flow meters offer a versatile solution to manufacturers due to the ability to measure both liquid and gas fluids

TIC manufactures 3-A sanitary flow meters in a variety of sizes and (2) process connections, Tri-Clamp or Tube Ends to allow for easy installation on site. All flow meters and flow switches feature a 15Ra or better unobstructed internal surface finish, that allows for easy cleaning to prevent any sort of contamination in the process. All flow meters and flow switches arrive fully calibrated to your unique fluid, flow range, temperature, and pressure range. Thermal Instrument Flow Meters are available with either an integral, or a variety of remote electronics. They can be configured to measure and totalize the flow rate, output process temperature, or just simply notify an operator when a certain process condition has been met.

The 3-A symbol is recognized by food and beverage processors around the world. An instrument that has been stamped with the 3-A symbol instills confidence that it has passed through extensive 3rd party review and meets the most up to date sanitary standards. All materials of construction meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) allowing for ease of cleaning and drainage to avoid contamination. Our Model # 600-9SAN3A meets 3-A Flow Meter Standard 28-05 and ANSI 3A/00-00-2014 sanitary design standards.

Thermal Mass Flow Meters, by TIC, are excellent options for measuring your food and beverage processes. The benefits include: no moving parts, wide turndowns, an unobstructed flow path, and negligible pressure drop for your application.  For more information contact us at Duncan Co!

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Spirax Sarco Piston Valves PV4 and PV6 for isolation available at Duncan Company

Spirax Sarco, the leader in products and services for steam system management, announces the release of the PV4 and PV6 piston valves for isolation purposes.  They are available in NPT and SW versions, in sizes from 1/2″ to 2″, in either forged carbon steel or forged stainless steel.

These valves are designed to Class 800 and provide tight shutoff, suitable for steam, condensate and other liquid systems.

The highly reliable and robust PV4 and PV6 will give customers the peace of mind they need knowing that it has been rigorously tested and developed for use in the Oil, Gas and Chemicals industry where they are considered an industry standard for the isolation of steam, condensate and process media.

Beer Processing Equipment with Top Line Process Equipment available at Duncan Company

Top Line Processing Equipment has an extensive product line which includes valves, pumps, fittings, tubing, strainers and clamps and is the most complete in the industry.  Our products are in compliance with industry organizations including FDA, USDA, ASME BPE AND 3A sanitary standards.

Contact us today for help finding you the right solution for your applications!

Baumer Level Measurement – The right solution for every job!

When looking for the right solution we look at measuring levels:

  • is it continuous measurement or knowing when a limit is reached
  • measuring solids or liquids
  • contact-free measurement or in contact with the product

Add in the requirements on what can be installed, cleaning, whether hygiene standards apply (3A) and the degree of precision required.  Our wide-ranging technology skills, we can off you the right solution every time.

Applications can include:

  • Frequency sweep
  • Potientiometric
  • Hydrostatic
  • Capacitive
  • Ultrasonic
  • Conductive

Contact us at Duncan Company for help on how we can help you with your applications!


Do you have projects that need help with coordinating the arrivals at your job site? 

Duncan Company can help you with delayed shipments, custom tagging, coordinating deliveries with your contractors.  Since 1909 Duncan Company has grown into one of the Midwest’s premier suppliers of Valves and Actuation, Instruments & Controls, Piping Specialties and Process Safety.

Contact us today to see how we can help you at!

Jamesbury® High Performance Butterfly Valves in stock at Duncan Company

Jamesbury® Wafer-Sphere high-performance butterfly valves provide long-lasting tight shut-off capability, excellent flow characteristics, and long service life.  Available in a wide choice of materials for a broad range of applications.  API-607 (Fire-tite) & CE Marked versions available.

Duncan carries in stock many automation accessories available for quick shipment.

  • Soldo Limit Switch Boxes
  • ASCO Solenoid Valves
  • YTC Smart Positioner
Contact us today for help with your applications!


Habonim Cryogenic Ball Valve with ABZ Spring Return Electric Actuator

We recently had a customer come to us to help resolve a current problem they were having with a competitor’s valve and actuator, they were having failure on multiple valve systems.

This application was for Natural Gas at a power station and they needed a heavy duty Spring Return Electric actuator for this cryogenic application.  Since our initial shipment, we have sold over 200 of these units.

Do you have an application giving you problems?  If so, contact us at the Duncan Company and ask how we can help get you the right valve for your application!