Jerguson® Flat Glass Gage Accessories

Gage Glass Shields

 

mica and pctfeMica Shields
Mica Shields are used with process media that will corrode glass.  The most common is steam above 2069 KPaG (300 PSIG) Working Steam Pressure (WSP).  Transparent glass must be used to provide a flat surface to back the shield.  Mica is a laminate type, naturally occurring material resistant to alkaline and can be used in high temperatures.  As a layer of mica degrades in service, a new layer is exposed. 

 PCTFE (Formerly Kel-F) Shields
PCTFE shields are a common alternative to mica shields and extremely resistant to chemical corrosion but ineffective in steam service.  These shields are most commonly used in hydrofluoric acid service.  It should be noted that PCTFE is available in varying degrees of optical quality.  While a PCTFE shield is not completely transparent, Jerguson shields are extremely clear and contain a minimal milky-white appearance.  This milky-white appearance is prevalent with third-party product and can make it extremely difficult to read the level in the gage. 

 

  

 Belleville Spring Washers

bellevue washers

 

Jerguson Belleville Spring Washers are recommended for process temperatures over 500°F (260°C) or 600# steam.  Belleville Spring Washers help maintain constant bolt load during thermal expansion and contraction, thereby maintaining both gasket load and an effective seal. 

 

 

  

Support Brackets

brackets

 

 

Jerguson Support Brackets are typically recommended for gages in excess of four or five sections in length.  This length recommendation can vary based on gage type (reflex or transparent) and the amount of piping between the glass level gage and the vessel. 

   

 

 

 

 

  

Expansion Loops

expansion loops

 

 

Jerguson Expansion Loops relieve piping stresses which can be transmitted to the gage thru thermal expansion and contraction of the vessel.  Expansion loops are typically recommended for steam applications above 750 WSP. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Frost Extensions

large chamber reflex gage

Series NF

• Required for cryogenic installations, should extend 1/2″ (12.7mm) beyond insulation
• Reflex or Transparent Types
• Standard or Large Chambers
 
For low temperature applications where frost has a tendency to build up on the gage, the Jerguson frost preventing unit keeps frost from covering the window and maintains clear visibility at all times.
 
The Jerguson Non-Frosting Unit consist of a plastic extension which makes direct contact with the gage glass and extends beyond the cover so that the frost build up does not obscure reading of the liquid level.
 
non frost pic 2
 
 
Mounting of the plastic extension is simple and can be accomplished without dismantling the gage.  The non-frost extension can be installed or removed (for cleaning), either before or after the gage has been put into service.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available on Standard or Large Chamber Gages
Non-Frosting construction has been designed for the Series 20, 32 and L-10 Series gages.
 
non-frost extensions