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Questtec Sponsors the HRSG Forum

Questtec Solutions Sponsors the Heat Recovery Steam Generator Forum in Orlando

Houston, Texas – July 2019

Questtec Solutions is proud to announce sponsorship of the third annual HRSG Forum in Orlando with Bob Anderson. The HRSG forum supports owners and operators of heat recovery steam generators and related equipment. 

The HRSG Forum is a great source of information HRSG owner-operators. We’re happy to support an organization that provides valuable information to this important industry.

Rhett Baker, President Questtec Solutions

Heat recovery steam generators are integral to energy efficiency in the steam, boiler, and oil and gas industries. The HRSG Forum brings together the top industry professionals and leaders in one venue to allow a deep-dive into the collective expertise. 

Led by Bob Anderson, the forum will feature Dr. Barry Dooley of Structural Integrity Associates, Jeff Henry, President of ATC, Inc., Steve Shulder, EPRI Program Manager, and Dr. Ian Perrin, VP of Fossil Plant Services at Structural Integrity Associates, among many other leaders of the industry.

The forum will be held July 22 – 24 at the Hilton Orlando, just a short drive from tourist destinations.  


About Questtec Solutions

Founded in 2001, Questtec Solutions is a worldwide leader in Liquid Level Measurement. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to meet customer’s demanding level requirements.

When choosing your liquid level measurement solution provider, why not choose the best? The symmetry of a field tested, time proven product coupled with the energy of new management has positioned Questtec Solutions to be best suited to assist you in solving your liquid level measurement challenges.

Steam-Trac by Questtec Solutions

Gauge Your Boiler Level with Steam-Trac

The latest technology in engineered liquid level solutions for high steam pressure is available to you in the Questtec Solutions Steam-Trac.

High Temperature Coating

To guarantee safe functionality in high pressure service, a high temperature coating has been applied under full compliance with ASME standards.

Continuous One-Piece Chamber

Since water appears differently than steam, it is not necessary to have overlapping sections. Multiple section gauges have a continuous chamber constructed of a single piece of bar.

Cost Savings

The Steam-Trac STBI-3000A Illuminator, required for the Steam-Trac gauge to work properly, is outfitted with a LED lighting system that lasts 200x longer than incandescent bulbs. This provides a high energy savings over incandescent bulbs and eliminates time-consuming bulb changes.

Even better? One power supply will illuminate four sections. By using LED lamps, the frequent maintenance associated with incandescent-type lamps is virtually eliminated.

Custom Built to Specifications

Conval Clampseal Valves and T-Pattern Stop, Check and Stop Check Valves can be utilized along with the Steam-Trac line, providing a high-level of customization to fit your unique specifications.

Visible Under Any Circumstance

Each port of the Steam-Trac STBI-3000A Illuminator has 4 red and 4 green LEDs to provide a brilliant, bi-color water gauge display.

The Questtec Solutions Steam-Trac bi-color gauge and illumination system is field proven and has become the preferred product over competitive designs.


About Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions is an international company with representatives based around the world. Our Partners can assist with commissioning start up and calibration, 24-hour service, and repair support.

Questtec Solutions employs over 125 years of collective experience with all aspects of liquid level gauge and valve product lines. With a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and custom weld shop based in Houston, Texas, Questtec Solutions is able to provide innovative engineered solutions to meet our customer’s specific needs.

Boilers

Featured Questtec Solutions Industries – Boilers

Questtec Solutions provides engineered solutions for the boiler industry as well as many industries around the world. In this blog series, we share recent headlines from industry news and real examples of our products ‘in action.’

Boiler Industry News

NAM Statement on EPA Cost-Benefit Rule Memorandum

Source: ICIS News

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on EPA’s memorandum outlining reforms to how it conducts cost-benefit analysis:

Reforming the way the EPA performs cost-benefit analysis is likely to have a greater positive impact on the future of manufacturing in America than any single EPA regulatory action, said Timmons. This announcement isn’t deregulation; it’s better regulation. Through this new initiative, the EPA will get regulations done right the first time, delivering clarity and transparency for manufacturers. Our industry will spend less time working through complicated rules and more time doing what we’ve promised the America people we’ll do: create new jobs, raise wages and benefits and invest in new operations while protecting our air and water.

Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO

Mnuchin says deal on steel tariffs with Canada, Mexico is ‘close’

Source: Politico.com

The Trump administration is close to negotiating a solution to the steel and aluminum tariffs it imposed on its North American partners, a move that would mark a major step toward approval of the new NAFTA.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said during a Senate subcommittee hearing Wednesday that U.S. officials are “close to an understanding with Mexico and Canada,” on the tariffs, which have been in place for nearly a year. “It is a priority of ours.”

Technology Makes End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility and Predictive Analytics a Reality

Source: Industrial Distribution

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller, and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability, and increased time to market.

Boilers and Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions’ level instruments can be found throughout the boiler industry as some of the most dependable level instrument products available.

The examples below are applications of various Questtec Solutions products in boiler applications. One-stop shopping by Questtec!

For more information on how Questtec Solutions can provide you with customized, engineered solutions for your boilers, contact us today!

Twelve complete Steam-Trac and Level-Trac Gauge Assemblies shipping to Mexico Combined Cycle Power Plant.

Questtec Solutions Annual Training

Highlights from Annual Questtec Solutions Channel Partner Training

Recently, Questtec Solutions invited their Channel Partners to join them for their annual training at the Questtec Solutions headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Channel Partners who attended received information on new applications and pricing strategies, networking opportunities, hands-on training of our Magne-Trac, Level-Track, Steam-Trac, and Glass-Trac product lines, and expanded their troubleshooting knowledge to better serve the end customer.

The Competitive Landscape

Earlier this year, Questtec announced the availability of our products to be distributed through former Penberthy Channel Partners, enabling customers to continue a “business as usual” approach when purchasing level products through trusted, capable and current long-term relationships. This will expand Questtec’s reach into the Oil & Gas Market with Industry leading level partners.

“Questtec’s recessed gasket seat and standard NACE chamber is an upgrade for customers at same price point.”

Tom Dryden, Account Manager at Eads Distribution, former Penberthy Partner

The competitive landscape has never been better for Questtec Solutions. Channel Partners who attended our annual training learned some key takeaways to take advantage of Questtec’s distribution expansion.

Upselling Capabilities

Channel Partners who attended our annual training also discussed and received training on how to upsell bridles and add additional equipment to the sale to improve customer satisfaction and better meet sales numbers.

Many of Questtec’s products can be custom-fit to the customer’s needs and preferences. Combining products, like our Magne-Trac Plus which combines a Magne-Trac magnetic level indicator with a Bridle-Trac bypass chamber, allows greater functionality and usability in the field.


Benefits of Questtec Products versus Competitors


Kelsey Conn of Esquaredi, Inc of West Texas bought a shirt for with James Herrington, Questtec Inside Sales, inside joke for the two of them

Products designed by Questtec Solutions have the benefit of being custom-crafted to meet customer needs. Keeping our manufacturing headquarters local to Houston, versus using an international manufacturer, allows us to custom-fit our product to specific needs. We are a true “engineered solution provider.”

Our company, from top-to-bottom, embraces the opportunity to meet customer specifications and requirements for their current designs and designs they are planning in the future.

Max Bunting, VP Operations Questtec Solutions
Chemical Plant News

Featured Questtec Solutions Served Industries – Chemical Plants

At the heart of the company, Questtec Solutions is an “Engineered Solution Provider,” serving many industries around the world. In this blog series, we’ll share recent headlines from industry news and real examples of our products ‘in action.’

Chemical Plant News

Celanese to expand methanol capacity at US plant

Source: ICIS News

Celanese is to “significantly expand” methanol capacity at its Clear Lake acetyl intermediates manufacturing facility in Pasadena, Texas, the US-headquartered chemicals producer said on Wednesday.

The company has been granted approvals from the board of its Fairway Methanol  joint venture (JV) with Japan’s Mitsui & Co for a second phase expansion, which will increase production to 1.7m tonnes/year.

Texas Oil Industry Looks Ahead to Next Hurricane Season

Hurricane Harvey drew attention to the tanks many companies use to store hazardous liquids. Many of the leaks during Harvey occurred when the roofs of storage tanks sank under the weight of rainwater, allowing the chemicals below to escape. Some companies are now covering those roofs with geodesic domes — a technology that has been around for years, but appears to be getting more popular as big rainstorms become more common.

LyondellBasell US PO/TBA plant turns 50, new unit to start in ’21

Source: ICIS News

LyondellBasell’s propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) plant in Bayport, Texas celebrated its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, as the company prepares to start up another such plant in nearby Channelview in 2021.

“When we commit to these sites, we think in terms of decades.”

Bob Patel, CEO LyondellBasell

Chemical Plants and Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions’ level instruments can be found throughout the chemical industry as one of the most dependable level instrument products available.

The examples below are applications of various Questtec Solutions products in chemical plants. One-stop shopping by Questtec!

For more information on how Questtec Solutions can provide you with customized, engineered solutions for your refineries, contact us today!

Refining News

Featured Questtec Solutions Served Industries – Refining

At the heart of the company, Questtec Solutions is an “Engineered Solution Provider,” serving many industries around the world. In this blog series, we’ll share recent headlines from industry news and real examples of our products ‘in action.’

Refinery News

Industry Associations Respond Positively to President Trump’s Executive Orders

The executive orders make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects.

“[The President] knows pipelines are good for the American economy, create good-paying jobs and help consumers.”

AOPL President and CEO Andy Black

Refiners Tout New Clean Fuel Rule as US Win

U.S. oil refiners are looking to lock in the new clean ship-fuel rule as a long-lasting change, which could drastically increase U.S. light oil exports.

“From an American energy security story, this is a huge win for the U.S.”

Stephen Fisher, refining strategy manager at BP Fuels, North America

U.S. Gulf Coast Refiners Rely on Suppliers for Hydrogen

Between 2012 and 2017, hydrogen consumption from merchant suppliers increased 25%. Merchant suppliers accounted for more than 85% of hydrogen consumed by refineries in 2017.

Refineries and Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions’ level instruments can be found throughout the refining industry as one of the most dependable level instrument products available.

The examples below are applications of the Questtec Solutions Magne-Trac High Pressure Units in a Gas Processing Unit (GPU).

For more information on how Questtec Solutions can provide you with customized, engineered solutions for your refineries, contact us today!

See-Level Amber Illuminator

See Clearly with See-Level™ Amber Illuminator

The latest technology in engineered liquid level solutions for hazardous locations is available to you in the Questtec Solutions See-Level™ Amber Illuminator.

Brilliant Amber LED Backlighting

To easily distinguish liquid from steam, our engineers have given your operators the option of amber lighting to easily see product levels from a distance.

The LED’s 45-degree angle provides easy viewing of liquid levels for increased safety and efficiency.

Innovative Mounting Solution

Our See-Level™ Amber Illuminator is designed with installation in a variety of applications in mind. With a no-bolt cover removal and no flimsy, complicated brackets, the illuminator is easy to install in minutes on any brand gauge. It also fits either side of transparent gauges, making it highly versatile.

Cost Savings

The LED lighting system lasts 200x longer than incandescent bulbs, provides a high energy savings over incandescent bulbs, and eliminates time-consuming bulb changes.

Even better? One power supply will illuminate four sections.

Versatile for Any Environment

The illuminator is constructed of watertight, weatherproof, and corrosion-resistant materials with a conformal-coated LED circuit board. It also features a NEBA 4X & 8 power supply enclosure, making it usable in any environment.

Durability Reigns

We have applied our rigorous Questtec Solutions standards to our See-Level™ Amber Illuminator and have tested this product in all extremes.

The See-Level™ Amber Illuminator is crush-tested and survives impact. Rugged by design, the illuminator features positive mounting with no springs or clamps and no exposed wiring.


About Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions is an international company with representatives based around the world. Our Partners can assist with commissioning start up and calibration, 24-hour service, and repair support.

Questtec Solutions employs over 125 years of collective experience with all aspects of liquid level gauge and valve product lines. With a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and custom weld shop based in Houston, Texas, Questtec Solutions is able to provide innovative engineered solutions to meet our customer’s specific needs.

Magne-Trac Level Measurement Line

Innovative Level Measurement with Magne-Trac

For oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, metals and minerals, refining, power generation, aerospace, food processing, and pulp and paper industries operating with products under extreme pressure, temperature, vibration, and highly corrosive or hazardous material, Questtec Solutions Magne-Trac product line provides one of the safest and most economical ways to meet your level measurement requirements.

Minimum Vessel Penetration

Our innovative magnetic level line can be custom-engineered to fit your exact requirements. Constructed of non-magnetic materials, with exotic materials such as Alloy 20 and Hastelloy C as available options, the Magne-Trac line is installed with minimum vessel penetration thanks to the magnet technology.

True Redundancy

Two independent level measurement technologies are used in the Magne-Trac Plus system, by combining the rugged versatility of the original Magne-Trac with our flexible, accurate, and reliable Guided Wave Radar Transmitter inserted into the Bridle-Trac Bypass Chamber.

By using the magnetic gauge as the secondary chamber, the operator has the option to rotate the indicator up to 180 degrees easily in the field. Though the two chambers can be welded or flanged together, we recommend installing valves between the magnetic gauge and bridle chamber to isolate one if necessary.

Distance Level Viewing

Our wide-flag indicator design is constructed of multiple flag each 1.4″ wide to heighten overall viewing capabilities from up to 200 feet. Standard indicators consist of anodized aluminum housing with black and yellow rotating flags and a clear, UV scratch-resistant, poly-carbonate window.

Eliminate Deterioration

The non-corrosive flag materials eliminate problems with deterioration often encountered with standard aluminum flag and stainless steel pins. The UV scratch-resistant, poly-carbonate window eliminates the fragility often encountered with glass while still forming a high-integrity fit. The tightly-sealed housing contains a single-column-wide flag assembly all aligned within an extruded aluminum case.


About Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions is an international company with representatives based around the world. Our Partners can assist with commissioning start up and calibration, 24-hour service, and repair support.

Questtec Solutions employs over 125 years of collective experience with all aspects of liquid level gauge and valve product lines. With a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and custom weld shop based in Houston, Texas, Questtec Solutions is able to provide innovative engineered solutions to meet our customer’s specific needs.

Questtec Expands Channel Line Up with former Penberthy Partners

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Sales Expansion – The New Standard of Level

Questtec Solutions announces immediate availability of Questtec Products to be distributed through former Penberthy Channel Partners, enabling customers to continue a “business as usual” approach when purchasing level products through trusted, capable and current long-term relationships. This will expand Questtec’s reach into the Oil & Gas Market with Industry leading level partners.

“Questtec’s recessed gasket seat and standard NACE chamber is an upgrade for customers at same price point,” said Tom Dryden, Account Manager at Eads Distribution, former Penberthy Partner.

Positive Customer Impact

Questtec products have been designed by the customer for the customer with benefits for a longer life, ease of maintenance and support worldwide. Our New Partner Organizations will be able to expose their customer to a provider of a highly engineered solutions, the cornerstone of Questtec’s Capabilities. Questtec Solutions is a young company with a long lineage of quality, experience and care.

The development and engineering of the liquid level gauge and valve product lines began more than fifty years ago. Our products have been consistently refined and improved to remain one of the industry leaders in liquid level measurement.

“We are impressed with delivery, service and capabilities of Questtec,” said Reliability Refinery Engineer, “Your Steam Trac Product line is far superior than competitor.”

Founded in 2001, Questtec Solutions is a worldwide leader in Liquid Level Measurement. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to meet customer’s demanding level requirements.

  • Glass-Trac Liquid Level Gauges and Valves (formally Daniel Level Gauge & Valve)
  • Steam-Trac Steam and Water Gauges
  • Level-Trac Steam and Water Level Indicators and Alarms
  • Magne-Trac Magnetic Gauges
  • Instrument Bridle Solutions
  • Armored Tubular
  • Sight Flow Indicators

Choose the Best

When choosing your liquid level measurement solution provider, why not choose the best? The symmetry of a field tested, time proven product coupled with the energy of new management has positioned Questtec Solutions to be best suited to assist you in solving your liquid level measurement challenges.

Engineered Bridle Solutions – Get it Your Way

Instrument Bridle Solutions

The QTS Bridle-Trac is an ideal means of utilizing the power of many technologies without mounting directly into the vessel.

The QTS Bridle-Trac external chamber is a self-contained cage designed for use with our top mounting level transmitters or switches. Quality construction and a wide selection of configurations make this cage an ideal means of utilizing the power of our many technologies without mounting directly into the process vessel. The chamber is suitable for use with Guided Wave Radar, RF Capacitance Transmitters, Electronic point sensors and top mounted displacer switches. In addition, mount Level Gages and Valves to your Instrument Bridle for ease of maintenance.

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