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One of the more interesting happenings at PVL during the last week was when a customer phoned PVL at 01892 664499 and said he wanted some information about flow switches. Now that happens all the time, because there are more different types of flow switches at www.pvl.co.uk that there are breeds of dogs at Crufts (well, almost) and PVL sells some very special flow switches, made by blokes with corks round their hats in Australia, that are all plastic. Or, at least, that don’t have anything other than plastics in contact with the process fluid. A very useful range when you have to measure the flow of strongly acid, or corrosive alkaline fluids.
It was those all-plastic flow switches that our caller wanted to talk about. What, he asked, would we recommend for measuring the flow of a process fluid that dissolved anything, including plastics? Our ever-phlegmatic engineer Dave Eggleton, calmly told him that, as far as he knew, such a universal solvent did not exist, and, if it did, the process fluid wouldn’t get to the flow switch anyway because it would have dissolved the pipe and the tank from which the pipe came before it ever got to the switch. Dave was beginning to suspect that the caller was having him on, so asked him to email the chemical formula for the process fluid in question to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the technical team could research the problem and come back with an answer, as they do with so many problems for customers every day of the week.
At that point the caller laughed and ended the call. Checking the phone number from which the call had come, Dave established that it had emanated from the offices of a well-known competitor. They are clearly not as busy as the PVL team, who really don’t have the time for practical jokes as the enquiries about products for measuring pressure, level, temperature and flow keep the phones ringing all day every day. But that competitor must have noticed how many more exciting and innovative products are constantly being added to www.pvl.co.uk. Have you?