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Self-Actuating Thermostatic Technology Helps Maintain Optimal Performance of Instrument Enclosure Temperature Controls


Instrument enclosures, used to protect instrumentation against weather conditions and physical damage, may not always provide sufficient protection against temperature extremes that can greatly affect performance of their instruments.  ThermOmegaTech®’s self-actuating thermostatic technology is designed to optimize protection by maintaining an interior temperature within the range specified for optimal performance.

ThermOmegaTech®’s US/A and US/AR ambient temperature control valves are designed to efficiently automate steam tracing and eliminate wasted steam. These ambient sensing valves can be used to turn on steam, air, gas or liquids compatible with Teflon and stainless steel in response to temperature change. Applications include automation of steam trace lines, control of pneumatically operated pumps for injection of anti-freeze liquids, ambient sensing water line freeze protection and more.

The TV/SC-I & TV/SC-IR valves assures accurate temperature control in an instrument or analyzer enclosure. The TV/SC-I eliminates the dangers of overheating by sensing enclosure temperature and automatically regulating the flow of steam to maintain the specified temperature. This self-operating temperature control valve also eliminates explosion hazards. In cooling applications, the TV SC-IR can be used to regulate the flow of glycol, water, air, or other cooling media to economically remove heat from equipment or a process.

“The best way to protect instrumentation is to equip your enclosure with self-actuating temperature control technology,” said Nick Tallos, Vice President of Engineering for ThermOmegaTech®. “You can run into some major problems with temperatures that are either too high or too low, but our technology eliminates those issues.”

When temperatures are too high fluids can vaporize, and when temperatures are too low lines can freeze or products can thicken, all resulting in damages to sensitive equipment. Self-actuating thermostatic technology ensures accurate temperatures and no damage to sensitive equipment in your instrument enclosures.

ThermOmegaTech®’s innovative, compact, self-contained, automatic control valve technology are all designed with an exclusive Thermoloid® actuator. When this Thermoloid® material is heated above the melting point, it expands and pushes on the diaphragm, which in turn pushes on a piston. This piston acts as a valve stem, opening or closing a valve. As the Thermoloid® material cools, it returns to its original state and a spring inside returns the piston and diaphragm to its cold position. 

“This valve technology is designed to ensure consistent accurate enclosure temperatures regardless of the conditions,” said Tallos.

About ThermOmegaTech®:

For over 30 years, ThermOmegaTech® has been a world leader in the design and manufacture of self-actuated thermostatic technology where temperature affects flow. Founded in 1983, ThermOmegaTech® is a privately held organization with 50,000+ square feet of manufacturing and office facility located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The company provides innovative solutions for a wide range of applications including freeze protection, scald protection, fluid temperature control, steam tracing, thermal relief for pumps, ambient and surface temperature sensing and others.  Key industries it serves include railroad, commercial plumbing, aerospace & defense and industrial.  Over 95% of its products are manufactured at the facility in Warminster, PA USA.  Complete R&D and testing facilities are also operated on site. ThermOmegaTech® has been ISO 9001 certified for over a decade and products are distributed and used worldwide.