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Volume 13, Issue 1 (Winter 2021)

Addition of KING-GAGE Products to NOSHOK Portal

NOSHOK is pleased to announce that KING-GAGE products are now included on the NOSHOK Portal.

Invitations to utilize the NOSHOK - KING-GAGE Portal were recently sent to all KING-GAGE distributors who do not already have access. If you did not receive an invitation, please contact Customer Support.

The updated NOSHOK - KING-GAGE Portal is available 24/7 for ordering, product availability, pricing, checking order status and more.

Orders may still be emailed to orders@noshok.com and orders@king-gage.com, however if you place an order on the portal there is no need to send an email as well. After you place an order on the NOSHOK - KING-GAGE portal, you will receive an email order confirmation with projected shipment date(s) as soon as our technical clarification department has confirmed your order.

The ordering function allows you to search for 102,000+ NOSHOK and 415 KING-GAGE part numbers, and simply add the item to your cart. Previous orders can also be added to the cart and re-ordered. We will be adding more part configurations weekly. Orders placed on the NOSHOK - KING-GAGE portal will apply the standard discount. 

If you are interested in a demo of the ordering process, please reach out to our Customer Support Team or your Regional Sales Manager.

Product Focus

NEW! 3-A Sanitary Tri-Clamp® Bimetal Thermometers

NOSHOK now offers sanitary Tri-Clamp® options on our bimetal thermometers, which meet 3-A Sanitary Standard 74-07 requirements for sensors, sensor fittings and connectors. 

These bimetal thermometers are ideal for applications such as milk production, food and beverage processing and the pharmaceutical industry. 

Thermowells are not required because a Tri-Clamp® sanitary fitting is built into the thermometers, reducing installation and instrument costs. These thermometers can be customized for virtually any system.

  • Highest quality thermometers available on the market
  • 3" and 5" dial sizes - bottom, back and adjustable angle connections
  • Corrosion-resistant 304 Stainless Steel case and bezel provide a hermetic seal to prevent lens fogging and moisture damage; 316 Stainless Steel wetted parts
  • 3/4" through 4" Sanitary Tri-Clamp® options
  • Single °F, single °C, and dual scale options available
  • Accuracy: ±1% full scale, Grade A, ASME B40.3
More Info - Sanitary Bimetal Thermometers RFQ - Sanitary Bimetal Thermometers

Application Insight

The Importance of Instrumentation Valves in Flow Measurement

Over the years the industry has developed several approaches to measure and control flow in process applications. Some examples that have successfully emerged over the years are magnetic flow meters, Coriolis flow meters, vortex meters, thermal dispersion flow meters and a wide array of differential producing primary elements. 

One of the oldest methods of measuring flow is installing a differential producing device in the line to create the pressure drop. And with this method the orifice plate is still commonly used. Other differential producing devices are wedge meters, pitot meters, VENTURI meters, cone type meters, and others. 

Many knowledgeable industry professionals will tell us that there is no one size fits all approach to tackling flow measurement. The process itself, plus economics and performance expectations, all go into analyzing the best approach to employ.

  • When utilizing the DP method for accurately measuring flow the user must know the following.
  • The specific gravity or density of the fluid being measured
  • Chemical compatibility of the fluid to materials being employed
  • The minimum and maximum flow rates expected
  • Static pressure and temperature of the fluid (particularly in gas measurement applications)
  • The pipe inside diameter
  • The parameters of the primary element (In the case of the orifice plate, the bore dimension and bore location within the plate)
  • The user must analyze the flow profile within the pipe to ensure that there is enough fully developed turbulent flow to extract an accurate measurement (Reynolds number calculations come into play and piping conditions in the process should be analyzed upstream and downstream)
  • How much differential pressure does the user want to create? Does the created DP properly match the flow computer or transmitter? How much pressure drop is acceptable in the flow stream?

So, where do the valve products come in and why are they so important? We can think of the valves as service valves between the primary meter and the measuring instrument (DP transmitter or flow computer). The valves simply allow the user to block in, calibrate or verify calibration, replace instruments and vent entrapped pressure without shutting the critical process down.

Stabilized Connectors, with or without the integral block valve:

  • Mounted onto the orifice flange or the orifice fitting
  • Sometimes referred to as a “Root Valve” or primary isolation valve

Dielectric Kits are often mounted between the stabilized connector and the manifold valve:

  • The purpose of the dielectric kit is to insulate any EMF or static electricity from migrating from the process piping to the transmitter or flow computer electronic circuit board.

The Manifold Valve

  • Can be purchased in several configurations, soft seat, hard seat, 2-valve types, 3-valve types or 5-valve types
  • Variety of materials can be supplied but stainless steel and carbon steel are most common
  • Standard bore or large bore design for custody transfer applications
  • The manifold valve offers high and low pressure isolation (pressure upstream and downstream of the differential producing element)
  • The manifold valve offers the ability to equalize the DP pressure to the transmitter or flow computer. This is important when the user wants to see zero differential to verify the “zero signal output” during a calibration check (Single valve for equalizing, or double redundant equalizing valves to conform to industry specifications with custody transfer)
  • The manifold valve can offer a dedicated vent valve to vent entrapped pressure during service operations

NOSHOK's Direct Connect Assembly shown above provides an installation that keeps the meter close to the orifice taps for accurate flow measurements.

There are a wide array of applications where flow measurement and control is essential:

  • Liquids or gases
  • Petrochemical and refining
  • Gas processing facilities
  • Power generation facilities
  • Utilities
  • Water and Waste Water facilities
  • Pipeline applications
  • Custody transfer metering stations
  • Plus many other applications not noted

In conclusion, valves play an extremely important role in allowing the user to safely operate and service instrumentation in their processes. The goal of every application and every good supplier is to work in a collaborative manner to achieve the following:

  • Safety
  • Protection of valuable assets
  • Reduce down time during maintenance operations
  • Lower maintenance cost through efficiency
  • Provide accuracy in the measurement process


NOSHOK Website Now Includes Part Number Search and Specifications

We have added functionality to the NOSHOK website to allow search by individual part number, which drills down to that part number's specific attributes, specifications, options, accessories and more.

You can search by part number via the search bar at the top of the website, or navigate via "View By Part Number" green buttons on each product category page, and each individual product page. The green button labeled "View By Part Number" is located on the left side of the product page, under the product photo, as shown below.

Bradley S. Kuriger
Purchasing Manager

Crystal Sisko


NOSHOK Announces New Purchasing Manager and Buyer

NOSHOK is pleased to announce the promotion of a key team member, Bradley Kuriger, to the position of Purchasing Manager, effective immediately.

In his role as Purchasing Manager, Brad will be handling all aspects of Purchasing Management, including maintaining communication and strengthening our partnerships with suppliers, contributing to product development, and providing input in developing, administering and implementing sourcing strategies.

Brad has been an integral part of the NOSHOK team for over 14 years, with positions in quality and production management.

Brad has held the role of Buyer/Planner in NOSHOK's purchasing department for the last 6 years.

Brad studied Lean Management at Lorain County Community College (LCCC), and holds a certification with the American Purchasing Society as a Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP). He is also a member of the Cleveland Chapter of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), where he is working towards his Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification.

Allie Swan, former NOSHOK Buyer, is no longer with the company. We wish Allie the best of luck in her future pursuits. Subsequently, NOSHOK is pleased to announce the transition of another NOSHOK Employee, Crystal Sisko, to the position of Buyer.

Crystal brings more than 13 years of administrative experience within various industries, and has been with NOSHOK for over a year working in multiple administrative and supportive roles. Because of her outstanding performance in these roles, she was chosen to join the Purchasing department and continue her growth at NOSHOK.

Please join us in congratulating Brad and Crystal on their new roles!


ACH Payment Option

To help streamline the payment process, NOSHOK offers the option of making payments via ACH. 

There are several benefits of using this option, including eliminating postage fees and mailing delays, reducing processing time, and providing increased security.

Please contact NOSHOK's Accounting Manager Emily Dillen at 440-243-0888 or email her for our ACH information.

Tech Tip

Q: What is the advantage of having a transmitter designed with a smaller diaphragm, and the pressure and temperature sensors positioned close to the media?

A: A smaller diaphragm is less easily damaged, and positioning the sensors directly behind the diaphragm minimizes fill fluid and enables active temperature compensation directly at the point of measurement.

See more NOSHOK Tech Tips

Customer Connection

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Please e-mail your testimonial and video/photo(s) to spritt@noshok.com, and include your name, title and company name.

Your e-mail indicates your consent to have your feedback, testimonial, photos, and/or video featured in any NOSHOK printed or online marketing materials including our website and social media. You can also choose for us to share your testimonial anonymously, if you’d rather not have your company or personal name published. If this is the case, please indicate your preference in your e-mail submission. 

Everyone who sends us their feedback / testimonial will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 VISA Gift Card. Submissions must be e-mailed by March 19, 2021. The drawing for the VISA Gift Card will be held on March 22nd, 2021, and the winner will be notified via e-mail. 

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