TechLine Mfg. Product Information 

What is a cable tray?

According to the National Electrical Code (NEC), a cable tray is a unit or assembly of units or sections and associated fittings forming a rigid structural system used to securely fasten or support cables and raceways.TechLine Mfg. manufactures limited-width, perforated channel-type cable tray, one of several types of cable tray available on the market.  (Others include wire basket, ladder tray, solid bottom tray, trough tray, etc.)

What is perforated cable tray?

Perforated cable tray is cable tray with uniform holes, or perforations, and is suitable for cables that require both a degree of protection from external damage, as well as ventilation.

What are seal pots?

A crucial component of steam and vapor applications, a seal pot, (also known as condensate pot and condensate chamber), is a welded pressure vessel that is attached to instruments and valves in line with routed tubing to allow for line sampling, elimination of fluid, and other processes in an industrial plant.

What is a beam mount bracket?

TechLine Mfg.’s innovative Beam Mount Bracket is an industrial support for wall-mount instrument stands, lighting fixtures, and other items, which fits directly to a support beam using bolts.  Unlike many industrial brackets, our Beam Mount Bracket requires no welding or drilling into the support beam, providing a safer and more efficient method of attaching items to a beam.

What is a condensate pot?

A crucial component of steam and vapor applications, a condensate pot, (also known as seal pot and condensate chamber), is a welded pressure vessel that is attached to instruments and valves in line with routed tubing to allow for line sampling, elimination of fluid, and other processes.

What is a condensate pot used for?

Condensate pots are used to protect sensitive metering systems and devices by trapping and holding condensate and foreign material that may accumulate in gaseous service lines. They are also used to hold a liquid barrier between the main line and the secondary instruments to prevent steam, vapors, and corrosive/viscous process fluids from reaching those instruments. They may also be used to reduce the temperature of very hot liquids.

Is there a difference between condensate pot, condensate chamber, seal pot?

They are all the same, just called by different terms.

How are TechLine Mfg. chambers manufactured?

Chambers consist of a piece of seamless pipe with butt weld caps welded on each end. Connections are then welded in the desired position specified by the end user.

What industries use condensate pots?

They are used by a variety of industries, such as refineries, chemical plants, power generation plants, steel mills, etc.

In what material/alloy are chambers available?

TechLine Mfg. manufactures condensate chambers in carbon steel and stainless steel. P-11, P-22, and P-91 chrome are commonly used materials when working with higher temperatures and pressures. We recommend using stainless steel for drip pots because of its corrosion-resistance characteristics. Carbon steel is the most cost-effective material used, and hot dipped galvanizing is an option to prolong the life of a carbon steel pot.

Hastelloy and other alloy materials are available upon request. Aluminum and copper cannot be used for chambers due to their softer natures.

What is xRay and Dye Penetrate testing?

When requested, x-ray and dye penetrate testing can be performed to record film that shows that there are no non-unions and pin holes that would leak or weaken the state of the material while under high pressure and temperature. Dye penetrant testing is a widely applied and low-cost inspection method used to locate surface-breaking defects in non-porous materials.

What size condensate pots come standard from TechLine Mfg.?

TechLine Mfg. offers stock availability for “A” configuration 2x12 and 3x12 sizes in carbon steel and 316ss, schedule 80 thickness.

How do you order a condensate pot?

Using the cut sheet available on our website and brochure, or by utilizing the quote form on our website, identify the part number by indicating size of pipe, length of chamber, material finish, wall thickness, connection style and connection size, as well as port configuration.

What connection options are available on TechLine Mfg. chambers?

Connection options available are female NPT, Socket Weld or other special connection styles. Please ask our application engineers if what you need is available.

Are TechLine Mfg. chambers hydrotested?

As part of building to ASME standards, all TechLine Mfg. condensate chambers are pressure tested to 1.5X their working pressure for a specific of amount of time prior to being approved and shipped. Every chamber is tagged and stamped with a specific test number that is unique to that chamber.

What is a distribution manifold used for?

Air Manifolds are most commonly used to distribute plant air to instruments, actuators, valves, and other pneumatically operated devices. The valves on the branches are used to turn on/off air being supplied to individual devices. 

Is there a difference between air manifold, distribution manifold, air headers?

They are all the same, just called by different terms.

How are TechLine Mfg. manifolds manufactured?

TechLine Mfg.’s Engineering Department works with each customer to build each manifold to the exact specifications needed.  Each manifold is welded to exact specifications listed on the production drawing developed. The body is made from s/40 pipe and branch connections can be male or female orientation in the size of choice. Standard male ports are 3” long threaded pipe nipples and female connections are usually half couplings welded to the body. The following optional inlet connections are available upon request on all manifolds: male, female, socket weld or flanged connections, and threaded, capped, or vent valve on the other end which would allow condensation to exit the system. Ball valves and vent valves are also available to consolidate purchasing and assembly process to save time. 

What industries use manifolds?

Manifolds are utilized in any type of industrial plant, warehouse, machine shop or where a large compressor supplies multiple fixed air supply lines to secondary uses of the compressed air. 

In what material/alloy are manifolds available?

TechLine Mfg. typically manufactures manifolds in carbon steel., 304SS or 316SS Stainless steel.  Aluminum is also available upon request.

What inlet connection options are available on TechLine Mfg. manifolds?

Flanged, Threaded and Socketweld are all available.

How are TechLine Mfg. manifolds tested?

All TechLine Mfg. manifolds are pressure tested to the customer specification prior to shipment. We do so because pressure testing allows us to look over the entire manifold to ensure the integrity of welds, valves, and connection threads. Upon request, any manifold can be further tested by having all welds X-ray tested and dye-penetrant tested. This completely checks the welds for full penetration unions.

What is xRay and Dye Penetrate testing?

When requested, x-ray and dye penetrate testing can be performed to record film that shows that there are no non-unions and pin holes that would leak or weaken the state of the material while under high pressure and temperature. Dye penetrant testing is a widely applied and low-cost inspection method used to locate surface-weld defects in non-porous materials.

Does TechLine Mfg. offer any standard sized manifolds?

TechLine Mfg. does not currently offer any standard sized manifolds.  They are custom made according to customer requirements. 

How do you order a TechLine Mfg. manifold?

To order, utilize the cut sheet for distribution manifolds found on our website to develop a part number, indicating size of pipe, material finish, inlet connections, number of taps, orientation of taps, size of taps, spacing of taps, overall length, ball valve option and vent valve option. Alternatively, submit a drawing for the manifold required.

TechLine Mfg. Purchasing Information

What is a typical lead time for an order from TechLine Mfg?

Depending on the type of item ordered, quantity, etc., lead time may be a few days to a few weeks. Standard stock items can ship within 1 – 3 days, while custom-type products typically require 3-4 weeks ARO. Specialty items may take longer, depending on drawing approvals, materials required, etc.  Please contact TechLine Mfg. for more information on lead time for the product you need.

What types of product are in stock?  Not in stock?

TechLine Mfg. carries a large inventory of our products. We typically have inventory of all standard stock items, both in our Spanish Fort, AL, location and in our La Porte, TX, location. Standard stock items include a number of linear cable tray products with associated fittings and supports, instrument stands, condensate pots, etc.  Please contact TechLine Mfg. for specific product needs.

Do you produce any custom products?

While TechLine Mfg. offers a large number of standard products, we also specialize in fabricating specialty items for our customers. We consistently manufacture specialty instrument stands, instrument racks, support brackets, and other industrial items.  Please contact TechLine Mfg. with your specialty items needed.