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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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Fugitive Emissions Valves

Fugitive Emissions (FE) regulations are becoming increasingly strict, and government agencies are focused on valves. According to the EPA, over 60% of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions comes from valves.

Low Emission valves offer significant reduction of harmful gases versus valves with traditional packing. This increases the safety of personnel and reduces the effect on the environment. Read More

ASME and NBIC Certificates

ASME established the Certificate Holder program in 1916. This program gives formal recognition to a company that can fabricate to relevant ASME standards, and permits application of an ASME owned stamp. There are over 6500 Certificate Holders. The Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section I has 5 categories:

  • S – Power Boilers
  • A – Assembly of Power Boilers
  • E – Electric Boilers
  • M – Miniature Boiler
  • PP – Pressure Piping
  • V – Boiler Pressure Relief Valves

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NB) offers a similar program to certify companies to repair and/or alter boilers, pressure vessels, and other pressure-retaining items. This Certificate of Authorization is known as the “R” stamp, with the requirements laid out in NB-415, Accreditation of R Repair Organizations. Read More

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