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A patent granted for this self-diagnostic technology used in boilers

By Gerald Ondrey |

The Clark-Reliance Corp. (Strongsville, Ohio; www.clark-reliance.com) has been awarded a U.S. Patent for its Eye-Hye SmartLevel system for remote indication of water level for industrial boilers. The patent recognizes the uniqueness of the system’s self-diagnostic technology, which intelligently monitors the condition of its sensing probes. When probe cleaning is needed to remove residue and mineral build-up, the system’s smart technology notifies the control room before the probe becomes unreliable. By reliably indicating that probe cleaning is required, blowdowns to the system can now be performed only when needed, eliminating nuisance inspections and blowdown frequency while reducing personnel exposure to hazardous areas. Probe life and valve life are extended because unnecessary cleaning is avoided. Additionally, after a blowdown, the Eye-Hye SmartLevel system has the intelligence to identify probes that did not get fully cleaned and have remained unstable and need to be replaced, further simplifying maintenance while improving system reliability.
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