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361 Steelcase Road West
Unit 6
Markham, ON  L3R3V8 - Canada

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L.J. Star

LJ-Star L.J. Star Incorporated manufactures process observation equipment for manufacturers in many process control industries, including pharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas, and chemical applications. Whether for witnessing mixing, verifying flow, observing reactions, or documenting cleaning, the need for fool-proof process observation depends process control instruments. These products include sight glasses, lights, sanitary fittings, flow indicators, bubble traps, camera systems, and level gage instrumentation. L.J. Star's components are designed to be crevice-free so as they are in contact with process fluids the parts will not accumulate bacteria or other material. Products are also offered that are designed for clean-in-place and steam-in-place sterilization.

Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator
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Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator

Full 360° view in sterile service, polished stainless steel sanitary clamp connections, rated up to 150 psi

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LumiStar3000™ LED Luminaire Series USL16/36 SS
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LumiStar3000™ LED Luminaire Series USL16/36 SS

World's brightest sight glass luminaire is four times brighter than a typical sight glass, provides 3000 lumens at full brightness,designed for cool operation, vibration and impact resistant

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Lumiglas® LED Ex-Light, Series 55-EX
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Lumiglas® LED Ex-Light, Series 55-EX

ASL/ESL55-EX, an LED luminaire that can be used with a sight glass in hazardous areas, reducing energy and maintenance costs in explosion proof environments

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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 08-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 08-EX

Safe high-intensity illumination for sight glasses, ports, or general applications in hazardous locations, available in 35-watt, 50-watt or 100-watt

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Lumiglas® Stainless Mini-Luminaire Series USL 01
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Lumiglas® Stainless Mini-Luminaire Series USL 01

Super-compact and offers a glare-free view through a sight glass

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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 05-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series USL 05-EX

Small in size and rated EEx d IIC T3…T6 for all explosion classes

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Lumi-View 35™ Rigid Fiber Optic Light for Sight & Light Combo
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Lumi-View 35™ Rigid Fiber Optic Light for Sight & Light Combo

Fiber-optic light is mounted on a Metaglas sight glass, fiber optic cable is housed in a rigid stainless steel tube, providing durability and more hygienic design

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Lumistar Sight/Light Port Combo for Series DIN 28120
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Lumistar Sight/Light Port Combo for Series DIN 28120

Delivers intense light through the same sight window used for viewing

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Cordless Light Provides Reliable High Intensity Light for Portable Vessels
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Cordless Light Provides Reliable High Intensity Light for Portable Vessels

Eliminates wiring and electrical outlets for portable process vessels

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LumiStar1000™ LED Luminaire Series USL13/33
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LumiStar1000™ LED Luminaire Series USL13/33

World's brightest compact sight glass luminaire is two times brighter than a typical sight glass light, provides 1000 lumens, resistant to shock and vibration

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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series ESL 26-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light, Series ESL 26-EX

Offers explosion-proof, corrosion resistant, stainless steel, glare-free illumination

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Fiber Optic Light for High Intensity Sight & Light Combo
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Fiber Optic Light for High Intensity Sight & Light Combo

Powerful, compact illumination system for sanitary processing equipment provides up to 150 Watts of adjustable illumination while allowing viewing through the same window

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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series ESL 25-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series ESL 25-EX

Mini light that delivers high-intensity explosion-proof lighting for hazardous locations, ideal for tight spaces, stainless steel housing

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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series USL 06-EX
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Lumiglas® Ex Light Series USL 06-EX

Compact light in a cost-effective aluminum housing, great replacement for bulkier explosion-proof lighting for sight glasses

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Lumiglas® EX Light, Series USL 07-EX
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Lumiglas® EX Light, Series USL 07-EX

Small, high intensity light provides versatile illumination of process vessel interiors in locations where explosion-proof lighting is required

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Lumiglas® Intrinsically Safe Rectangular Light Series REL-01
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Lumiglas® Intrinsically Safe Rectangular Light Series REL-01

Provides illumination of liquids normally difficult to see in liquid level gauges and rectangular weld pad sight glasses

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LumiStar2000™ LED Luminaire Series USL 15/35 SS
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LumiStar2000™ LED Luminaire Series USL 15/35 SS

World's brightest mid-size sight glass luminaire is three times brighter than a typical sight glass light, provides 2000 lumens at full brightness, resistant to shock and vibration

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ASME Series Sanitary Clamp
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ASME Series Sanitary Clamp

ASME Section VIII rated sanitary clamp is recommended by ASME inspectors for pressure vessels, filter housings and many other pressurized applications

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TCI Series Sanitary Fitting
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TCI Series Sanitary Fitting

Eliminates dead space in a standard ferrule, can be used with a variety of biotech and pharmaceutical processes

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Safety Series Sanitary Clamp
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Safety Series Sanitary Clamp

Safety clamp improves operator safety with stainless sanitary fittings and is specifically targeted to hazardous high temperature steam lines

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Lockout Series Safety Sanitary Clamp
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Lockout Series Safety Sanitary Clamp

Locking stainless sanitary fittings and safety clamp designed to increase the safety of high temperature piping lines associated with steam and cleaning processes

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SH Type I Series Sanitary Clamp
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SH Type I Series Sanitary Clamp

Basic 316 stainless steel clamp, allows for quick connection and disconnection of process connections, hinge on one side and a bolt on the other

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Hygienic Gaskets Series Bio-LOK™
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Hygienic Gaskets Series Bio-LOK™

Non-elastomeric sanitary gaskets are virtually immune to degradation by commonly used CIP/SIP chemicals

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MetaPlex® Optical Grade Polymer Windows
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MetaPlex® Optical Grade Polymer Windows

Extremely strong and chemically resistant to acids, alkalis (caustics) and alcohols

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Weld on Magnetic Level Gauge for Visual Indication
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Weld on Magnetic Level Gauge for Visual Indication

Provides an accurate and safe measurement of fluid levels in boilers, tanks, process vessels and pipelines

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DIN 28120  Lumiglas® Hi-Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass
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DIN 28120 Lumiglas® Hi-Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass

Available in six standard sizes that provide viewing areas ranging in size from approximately 3″ to 9″ in diameter

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Circular Bolt-On Sight Glass
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Circular Bolt-On Sight Glass

Ready for installation on existing ANSI or DIN standard flanges

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Hinged Sight Glass – Lumiglas® View/Light Combo Series
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Hinged Sight Glass – Lumiglas® View/Light Combo Series

Quick release closure offers a combination of charge/access port and light/sight glass.

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Lumiglas® Low Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass
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Lumiglas® Low Pressure Weld-On Sight Glass

Weld-on sight glass for low pressure, low profile applications, can be combined with luminaires and can be used in hazardous areas

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Butt-Weld Sight Glass Assembly Series MV
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Butt-Weld Sight Glass Assembly Series MV

Low Cost Weld Neck Sight Port with Lumiglas®, offers easy cleaning and clear field of visibility and can come equipped with an optional light source

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Obround Weld-On Sight Glass Assembly
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Obround Weld-On Sight Glass Assembly

Can be welded into a pipeline or vessel for accurate flow or level indication

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Hinged Sight Glass Assembly with Metaglas®
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Hinged Sight Glass Assembly with Metaglas®

Hinged sight glass for quick and easy vessel access that can be used up to 150 psi, weld-on or bolt-on

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MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Glass Window
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MetaClamp® Sanitary Sight Glass Window

Strongest, most secure sight glass elements available, meet the USP Type 1 standard for pharmaceutical use

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Sanitary Hinged Sight Glass Assembly
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Sanitary Hinged Sight Glass Assembly

Ideal for applications requiring quick opening port with pressures up to 150 psi

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Aseptic Sight Glass Window
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Aseptic Sight Glass Window

Aseptic Sight Glass with Metaglas for sanitary applications, provides clear process visibility and unmatched safety with minimal maintenance

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SKS Biogas Sight Glass with Light, Wiper & Camera System
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SKS Biogas Sight Glass with Light, Wiper & Camera System

Biogas sight glass for digester tanks and methane digester tanks, creates gas tight seal by conforming to cement walls and ports used in digester tank construction

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Threaded Metaglas® Sight Glass
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Threaded Metaglas® Sight Glass

Compliant with ASME standard for electric boilers, Section I PEB-13, Water Gages

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Sight Glass with Metaglas® for Reactors
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Sight Glass with Metaglas® for Reactors

Extremely durable sight glass constructed of Soda Lime and fused with a glass coated metal frame that provides rigidity to prevent breakage

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Heated Sight Glass MetaClamp®
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Heated Sight Glass MetaClamp®

Fog-free viewing, non-intrusive and only requires a 24 volt supply with either a temperature controller or timer

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Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator - Flange
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Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator - Flange

360° full-view flow indicator with flanged connection, for pipe sizes ranging in size from 1/8″ to 4″

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Armored Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator
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Armored Full View Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator

Sterile designed flow indicator to be mounted in-line for high purity applications to provide operators with a clear view of flow of virtually any process pipeline fluid or powder

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Metaclamp® Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator
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Metaclamp® Sanitary Sight Flow Indicator

Metaglas® mechanically prestressed windows, are now available in a sanitary design visual flow indicator in processing applications

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Teflon-Lined Industrial Sight Flow Indicator
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Teflon-Lined Industrial Sight Flow Indicator

Flanged units provide clear viewing even at high pressures, and at temperatures up to 500°, handle a wide variety of common corrosive chemicals

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Rectangular Weld-On Level Gauge Assembly
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Rectangular Weld-On Level Gauge Assembly

Rugged weld-on sight glass fitting provides flow or level indication for vessels and pipelines, available in multiple sizes and metals

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Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses to ANSI B16.5 Type 13
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Metaglas, Bolt-On Sight Glasses to ANSI B16.5 Type 13

Sight glass window designed for full-face connection to an ANSI flange

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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc, Type 73
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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc, Type 73

Sight glass disc with wiper for DIN 28120 and other weld- type sight glass assemblies.

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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc With Wiper, Type 73 SW
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Metaglas® Sight Glass Disc With Wiper, Type 73 SW

Sight glass disc with wiper for DIN 28120 and other weld- type sight glass assemblies

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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Flange
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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Flange

View-through, two opposing windows that are gasketed and mounted with bolted retainers, flange connection

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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Threaded Mount
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Standard Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Threaded Mount

View-through, two opposing windows that are gasketed and mounted with bolted retainers, threaded mount

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Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Threaded Mount
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Full View Industrial Sight Flow Indicator-Threaded Mount

360° full-view flow indicator with threaded connection for pipe sizes 1/2″ to 2″, allows for observation from almost any direction under ambient light

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08LF-EX Fiber Optic Sight Glass & Light Combo–Lumiglas®
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08LF-EX Fiber Optic Sight Glass & Light Combo–Lumiglas®

Fiber-optic sight glass and light combo allows light source to be placed up to five feet away from sight glass via a flexible cable, rated for use in explosive environments

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LumiStar365UVTM LED Luminaire Series USL13/33
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LumiStar365UVTM LED Luminaire Series USL13/33

World's brightest compact sight glass UV-LED Luminaire, capable of providing ASME BPE standard UV output with a fraction of the size and power needs

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Lumiglas® K55P-Ex Process Vessel Fixed Lens Camera
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Lumiglas® K55P-Ex Process Vessel Fixed Lens Camera

Explosion proof process vessel fixed lens camera best used for inspection and remote observation in hazardous locations

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Lumiglas® K25-Ex Process Vessel Zoom Camera
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Lumiglas® K25-Ex Process Vessel Zoom Camera

Explosion proof process vessel zoom camera best used for inspection and remote observation in hazardous locations

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Lumiglas® K15 VISULEX Process Vessel Camera
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Lumiglas® K15 VISULEX Process Vessel Camera

Offers live, remote viewing inside reactors, vessels and tanks

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SH Type II Series Sanitary Clamp
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SH Type II Series Sanitary Clamp

Basic 316 stainless steel clamp for hygienic connections, mounts with two bolts and has no hinge

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SSH Series Sanitary Clamp for High Pressure Applications
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SSH Series Sanitary Clamp for High Pressure Applications

Hygienic clamp incorporates a unique profile and two bolts for greater clamping force. Suitable for high pressure applications

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MAXOS® Gage Glass
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MAXOS® Gage Glass

Manufactured exclusively to MIL G 16356-D standards, offers better visual clarity and greater chemical and thermal shock resistance, available in transparent, reflex & high pressure

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Motorized Wiper for Sight Glass
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Motorized Wiper for Sight Glass

Motor drive is an accessory that allows for remote operation of wipers in sight glass applications, rated for explosive environments, EMA I-Ex EEx d IIC T5

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Heating Jackets
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Heating Jackets

Allows direct observation of high-temperature or temperature-sensitive process fluids without creating a cold spot on temperature-controlled process piping

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Gauge Glass Gaskets
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Gauge Glass Gaskets

Gauge glass gaskets in non-asbestos, gylon and graphite, available in a range of sizes 1 through 9

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Gauge Glass Mica Shields
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Gauge Glass Mica Shields

Protect in extreme applications where fluid is erosive or corrosive to glass

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Type I Wiper for Sight Glass
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Type I Wiper for Sight Glass

Great addition to a sight glass, especially when used with a spray ring or spray nozzle

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Replacement Sight Glass Disc, Borosilicate
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Replacement Sight Glass Disc, Borosilicate

Available in borosilicate for Lumiglas® ports and windows

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Spray Ring to Clean ANSI Flange
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Spray Ring to Clean ANSI Flange

Enjoy a clear view from your sight glass with intermittent or continuous pressure-cleaning from the inside of glass surface

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External Light Timer
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External Light Timer

Remote timer is available for non-explosion and explosion proof lighting

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Spray Nozzle for Sight Glass
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Spray Nozzle for Sight Glass

Sight glass spray nozzle for intermittent or continuous pressure-cleaning on the inside of the glass surface

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Internal Light Timer
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Internal Light Timer

Electronic time delay switches for Lumiglas luminaires equipped with 5-minute delay, available for hazardous and non-hazardous locations

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Type II Wiper for Sight Glass
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Type II Wiper for Sight Glass

Manually clean the inside of the sight glass surface

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