Improperly specified, installed or maintained sight glasses can represent the weakest link in a processing system. The wrong glass or materials used will limit observation, require extra maintenance and replacements, and even fail under pressure with catastrophic results – since glass can fracture at 5 miles/second.
Before a company chooses its next sight glass, there are a variety of key specifications and glass material questions to answer, based on design temperature, chemical corrosion, and pressure rating.
And, there are differences to understand between true borosilicate glass – its performance and certifications – compared to others that may be suggested as equivalent alternatives.
Watch this tutorial video webcast from the process engineers at LJ Star to see how others are specifying and maintaining sight glass installations in their facilities.