Steam Sample Conditioning and Collection

Sampling systems for steam & water sampling



Sample Conditioning Panels are designed for proper conditioning of your steam and water samples. We take care from sample tap to sampling conditioning and analysis.

 

Built as per standard ASME PTC 19.11 and/or VGB/DGRL.  

Mechatest standard sample conditioning panels for steam and water sampling purposes, the objective of water and steam sample conditioning is to modify and control sample temperature, pressure, and flow rate from the sample source to delivery for grab sampling or on-line analysis.




  • Control Your Steam Quality
  • Increase lifetime of your steam applications
  • Prevent corrosion in boilers and pipelines
  • Optimize steam chemical composition
  • Extract true representative samples of your steam water cycle
  • Reliable / stable measurement
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Longer lifespan of the equipment

Mechatest standard sample conditioning panels for steam and water sampling purposes, the conditioning systems has the main function to reduce and regulate the temperature, flow and pressure of the sample.

This kind of sampling panels are mostly used in combination with water analyser equipment for analysis on chemical parameters like conductivity, pH, dissolved Oxygen, Silica, Sodium etc.

The systems can be ordered in many versions (low or high pressure, low or high temperature, low or high sample flow) in combination with several options. The panels are designed with best quality products for safe operation and representative sample at the desired pressure and temperature. The systems can be ordered in four versions in combination with several options.

This sampling panel is used in power plants and mostly used in combination with water analyser equipment for analysis on chemical parameters like Conductivity, pH, Dissolved Oxygen, Silica and Sodium. The panels are used for sample conditioning and collection.

  • For apllications Demi Water
  • Feedwater
  • Condensate
  • Boiler Water
  • LP Drum Water
  • LP/HP Steam
  • Life Steam
  • Main Steam Demi Water
  • LP Drum Water
  • Steam and Water Analysis System (SWAS), Analysis of pH, Conductivity, Silica, Sodium, Dissolved Oxygen, Phosphate, Chlorides, TOC for power stations
  • ASME PTC 19.11-2008 Steam and Water Sampling, Conditioning, and Analysis in the Power Cycle
  • ASTM D1066 Standard practice for Sampling Steam
  • ASTM D1192 / D3370 Standard Guide for Equipment and Practices for Sampling Water and Steam
  • SO 5667.7 Water Quality-Sampling – Part 7: Guidance on sampling of water and steam in boiler plants
Check our list of all specific "sampling" codes & standards. goto codes & standards

Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel LPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - LPMT

Low Pressure, Low Temperature Steam Sample Panel

 

Sample pressure (recommended) < 35 bar
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 250°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 72 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Not recommended
Cooling water flow Max. 1100 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 1/4" OD - Approx. 5.5 m (0.11 m2)
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Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel LPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - LPHT

Low Pressure, High Temperature Steam Sample Panel

 

Sample pressure (recommended) < 35 bar
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 538°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 108 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Max. 60 L/h
Cooling water flow Max. 1500 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 1/4" OD - Approx. 11 m (0.22 m2)
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Mechatest Steam Sample Conditioning - LP
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Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel HPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - HPMT

High Pressure, Medium Temperature Steam Sample Panel

 

Sample pressure (recommended) > 35 bar (max. 345 bar)
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 250 °C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 72 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Not recommended
Cooling water flow Max. 1100 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 1/4" OD - Approx. 5.5 m (0.11 m2)
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Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel HPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - HPHT

High Pressure, High Temperature Steam Sample Panel

 

Sample pressure (recommended) > 35 bar (max. 345 bar)
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 538°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 108 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Max. 60 L/h
Cooling water flow Max. 1500 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 1/4" OD - Approx. 11 m (0.22 m2)
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Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel HPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - HPHF

High Pressure, High Flow Steam Sample Panel

• Multi stream (up to 4) analysers

 

Sample pressure (recommended) > 35 bar (max. 345 bar)
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 538°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 210 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Max. 120 L/h
Cooling water flow Max. 1500 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 3/8" OD - Approx. 11 m (0.33 m2)
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Mechatest Steam Sampling Panel HPHT

Steam Cooling Panel - HPXF

High Pressure, High Flow Steam Sample Panel

• Multi stream (up to 6) analysers

 

Sample pressure (recommended) > 35 bar (max. 345 bar)
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 538°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 300 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Max. 120 L/h
Cooling water flow Max. 2700 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 3/8" OD - Approx. 15 m (0.44 m2)
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Steam Cooling Panel - HPXT

High Pressure, High Temperature Steam Sample Panel (second cooler)

 

Sample pressure (recommended) > 35 bar (max. 345 bar)
Sample temperature (recommended) Max. 600°C
Flow single phase samples (Water / Condensate) Max. 108 L/h
Flow condensing samples (Steam) Max. 60 L/h
Cooling water flow Max. 2x 1500 L/h
Sample tube length and cooling area 1/4" OD - Approx. 22 m (0.44 m2)
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Steam Sampling Standards

  • ASME PTC 19.11-2008 Steam and Water Sampling, Conditioning, and Analysis in the Power Cycle
  • ASTM D1066 Standard practice for Sampling Steam
  • ASTM D1192 / D3370 Standard Guide for Equipment and Practices for Sampling Water and Steam
  • SO 5667.7 Water Quality-Sampling – Part 7: Guidance on sampling of water and steam in boiler plants

 

Mechatest SWAS-SWAN Panel ASME PTC 19.11 Steam and Water Sampling Conditioning P&ID
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Steam Sample Panel Selector

Type P&T Specifications Typical Application
LPMT Low Pressure & Medium Temperature

max. 35 bar @ 232 °C

• Single phase max. flow 72 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

LPHT Low Pressure & High Temperature

max. 35 bar @ 538 °C

• Single phase max. flow 108 L/h

• Steam phase max. flow 60 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

• LP/HP Steam

• Life Steam 

HPMT High Pressure & Medium Temperature

max. 345 bar @ 232 °C
• Single phase max. flow 72 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

HPHT High Pressure & High Temperature

max. 345 bar @ 538 °C

• Single phase max. flow 108 L/h

• Steam phase max. flow 60 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

• LP/HP Steam

• Life Steam 

HPXT High Pressure & Extreme High Temperature

max. 345 bar @ 600 °C

• Single phase max. flow 108 L/h

• Steam phase max. flow 60 L/h

 

• HP Steam

• Life Steam 

HPHF High Pressure & Extreme Flow

max. 345 bar @ 538 °C

• Single phase max. flow 210 L/h

• Steam phase max. flow 120 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

• LP/HP Steam

• Life Steam 

HPXF High Pressure & Extreme Flow

max. 345 bar @ 538 °C

• Single phase max. flow 300 L/h

• Steam phase max. flow 120 L/h

• Demi Water

• Feedwater

• Condensate

• Boiler Water

• LP/HP Steam

• Life Steam 

     
Mechatest - Steam Sample Panel Selector
Mechatest - Steam Sample Panel Selector

Steam Sampling Components

Steam Sample Coolers

  • Single Helical Tube Sample Cooler
  • Design accordingly ASME PTC 19.11 and VGB/DGRL
  • Compact, high efficiency sample coolers for cooling high temperature/high pressure liquid or gas samples
  • Temperature ratings to 593°C at 345 barg (1100°F at 5000 psig)
  • Models available for ultra-supercritical power plants with temperature ratings to 621°C at 356 barg (1150°F at 5175 psig)
  • Exotic materials such as titanium, Inconel® and Hastelloy® on the tube side, and Monel®, cupronickel, and stainless steel on the shell side are available
  • Highest efficiency sample cooler commercially available
  • Various configurations available to meet EPRI/ASTM/ASME sampling guidelines
  • Many models are available with ASME section VIII code stamp, CE or CRN registrations
  • No dead spots or crevices 
  • Sample flow rates up to 5.7 liters per minute (1.5 gallons per minute GPM); for higher flow rates see
Mechatest Sampling - Sentry Steam Cooler
Sentry Steam Cooler


Steam Pressure Reducing Valve Sentry VREL

  • High Pressure Sample Flow Control Valve
  • The VREL® is an adjustable sample pressure reducer for sample pressures above 34.5 barg (500 psig) according to  ASME PTC 19.11 and the Annual Book of ASTM Designation D3370. A precisely machined tapered rod assembly moves inside precision holes within the barrel of the VREL®. Pressure drop is a function of the length of the rods inserted into the barrel.
Mechatest Sampling - Pressure Reducing Valve Sentry VREL
Pressure Reducing Valve Sentry VREL


Sentry Thermal Shutoff Valve (with reset button)

  • Shuts down high temperature sample in less than 5 seconds.
  • Need to reset by push button after sample is cooling down
  • Protect operators, analyzers and sampling components from high temperature liquids with a Sentry Thermal Shutoff Valve. The sensor/actuator is directly exposed to the sample, providing quick reaction time. Economical and highly reliable replacement for solenoid shutoff valve and temperature controller.
  • Suitable for system pressures up to 4400 psi (303 bar)
  • Totally mechanical design requires no electricity, air, or hydraulics
  • Optional dry contact for remote indication
  • Standard trip temperature is 120ºF (49ºC) with other temperatures available
  • 316 Stainless Steel construction
Mechatest Sampling - Thermal Shutoff Valve TSV Sentry
Thermal Shutoff Valve TSV


Thermal Shutoff Valve (automatic)

  • Thermal Shutoff Valve (automatic)
  • ThermOmegaTech
  • Protects expensive and delicate sample analyzers
  • Automatically resets when sample cools
  • No outside power required
  • Superior value vs. more expensive electric valves

Design Features

  • Self-operating thermal actuator controls flow based on fluid temperature
  • Operating temperatures unaffected by variable inlet pressures
  • Wide choice of setpoints available
  • Ram-type plug provides tight shutoff
  • Corrosion resistant: all stainless steel construction

Typical Applications

  • Excessively hot samples can cause damage to expensive and sensitive hardware and electronics. For process analyzers and similar instrumentation, it is important to assure that the process samples fluids are always below the maximum allowable temperature for such instruments. Sample coolers are commonly used to reduce sample temperatures to the acceptable limits. In the event of a loss of cooling fluid to the sample cooler, or if the desired sample temperature is exceeded for any reason, the HST valve will close to prevent equipment damage. HST valves are covered with our standard 36 month prorated warranty.
Mechatest Sampling - Thermomegatech Thermal Shutoff Valve TSV
Thermal Shutoff Valve TSV

Operation

 

  • The HST (High Sample Temperature) safety shutoff valve is used to sense the sample temperature after the sample cooler. The sample passes through this normally open valve whenever the sample temperature is below the valve setpoint. If the sample temperature exceeds the valve setpoint, the HST closes to protect expensive and delicate analyzers and other instruments from overtemperature damage. When the HST cools below the setpoint, it will automatically reset open again. 


Refillable Cation Exchange Resin Columns

  • Minimize "dead volume" assuring representative samples
  • Three models* (RC-100, RC-200 and RC-400) meet your specific requirements, withstanding the demands of power plants
  • Column(s) provide optimum fluid velocity with increased resin efficiency
  • Color-changing resin gives quick visual indication of resin depletion level
  • Twist-off cap for easy resin refill with available pre-sized Sentry resin refill packets 
  • No PVC; wetted materials will not leach chlorides or plasticizers
Mechatest Sampling - Sentry Cationic Columns
Sentry Cationic Columns


Magnetic Trap Filter

  • Magnetic Trap is effective in removing magnetite and other iron particles from samples. It is easy and intuitive to clean and service.
  • The magnet inserts into the "dry well" and does not contact the sample fluid. Magnetite sticks on the wetted side of the drywell. To clean the trap simply divert the sample outlet to drain and remove the magcore from the drywell to flush the magnetite and debris from the trap.
  • The cleaning process requires no disassembly of the trap or exposure of the sample to atmosphere. This is especially beneficial when it is used to remove iron oxides and other magnetic material from a sample that feeds Dissolved Oxygen analysers or other sensitive instruments.

Technical Details:

  • Rating: 13.8 bar @ 24°C
  • Max. Temperature: 65°C
  • Dead Volume: 30 ml
Magnetic Trap Filter - Solutions
Magnetic Trap Filter


Location of Steam Sample Tap Point


Samples must be taken from locations that are representative of the water source, steam boiler, treatment plant, points at which water is delivered to the consumer, and points of use. Design sampling points accordingly ASME PTC 19.11, each locality should be considered individually; however, the following general criteria are usually applicable:

Sampling points should be selected such that the samples taken are representative of the different sources from which water is obtained by the public or enters the system. 
These points should include those that yield samples representative of the conditions at the most unfavourable sources or places in the supply system, particularly points of possible contamination such as unprotected sources, loops, reservoirs, low-pressure zones, ends of the system, etc.
Sampling points should be uniformly distributed throughout a piped distribution system, taking population distribution into account; the number of sampling points should be proportional to the number of links or branches.
The points chosen should generally yield samples that are representative of the system as a whole and of its main components.
Sampling points should be located in such a way that water can be sampled from reserve tanks and reservoirs, etc.
In systems with more than one water source, the locations of the sampling points should take account of the number of inhabitants served by each source.
There should be at least one sampling point directly after the clean-water outlet from each treatment plant.

Isokinetic Sampling Probes For Steam Applications

  • EPRI Isokinetic Sampling Nozzles (Probes)
  • Ideal for saturated steam, superheated steam, and water sampling in steam and power plants.  
  • These nozzles meet the requirements of ASTM Standards D1066, ASTM D3370 and ASME PTC 19.11.
  • The nozzles extract a representative isokinetic sample from a flow region removed from the pipe surface and at the average flow velocity of the sample fluid.  
  • This arrangement results in the withdrawal of the sample with representative concentrations of dissolved, suspended, and volatile constituents.
  • An appropriate nozzle (probe) is designed for the desired sample flow and typical conditions of the sample fluid.  When the flow velocity through the pipe changes, sample flow should be adjusted to maintain isokinetic sampling.
  • Each Nozzle (probe) is designed with considerations of vortex shedding, resonance, vibration, erosion, and strength of the attachment to the pipe.
Mechatest Sampling - EPRI Isokinetic Sampling Nozzles (Probes)
EPRI Isokinetic Sampling Nozzles (Probes)