Intek was founded in 1976, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Harpster, with the goal of integrating advanced technologies to solve complex measurement problems. In early 1978, a major oil company approached Intek with a flow problem. The solution led to the development of Rheotherm flow instruments: flow meters and switches. The Company has built a reputation for highly accurate and reliable flow measurement systems, capable of operating at low flow rates and compatible with most industrial chemicals and gases. Intek’s instruments and services help customers in a wide range of industries, including Power Generation, Nuclear, Chemical/Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Semiconductor, Consumer Products/Packaging, and Water/Wastewater. Our experience and engineering skill also allow us to design custom solutions for customers with unique flow specifications.
A flow application problem at a power generation plant led to the development of Intek's other major line of business: RheoVac systems and services for power plant condensers. These instruments and services help power plants optimize the operation of their steam surface condensers, improving heat rate and reducing operating and maintenance costs.
Our quality assurance program is certified to ISO 9001:2000. We are active in supplying flow meters for the nuclear industry measuring fluids that expose sensors to over 100 Mrad (lifetime). In addition, the company has manufactured equipment for the space program to the rigorous requirements for NASA manned spacecraft. On the first anniversary of the on-orbit Space Station, Intek was one of only two companies recognized by Boeing with the Exceptional Company Performance Award, for excelling in technical, cost and schedule performance.
Products offered by Intek
Intek supports its unique and patented instrument designs with extensive experience in manufacturing and calibrating precision instruments. Our certified ISO 9001:2000 quality program helps to ensure you get quality hardware that meets your specifications.
Instruments for Precision Flow Measurement
Rheotherm flow meters and switches combine repeatable outputs and no-moving-parts sensor designs for reliable operation with little or no maintenance.
Monitors for Power Plant Condensers
RheoVac instruments can save you money by helping improve the performance of your steam surface condenser.
Monitors for Vacuum Drying
The RheoVac DR helps you analyze and optimize vacuum drying processes. Eliminate guesswork and know when the drying cycle is complete.
Aerospace Instruments & Payloads
Intek has been manufacturing quality hardware for space flight since the early 1980’s. From fluid flow meters to crystal growing furnaces, and from instrument and control system design to astronaut training, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience.
A very low pressure drop moisture separator redirects liquid water entrained in a gas flow stream to the pipe wall. The removal of entrained water allows for in-line flow measurement of wet gas flow with RheoVac and Rheotherm instruments.
Intek manufactures flow instruments for a variety of applications. A few key ones are listed here. Click on the industry name for further information.
Measurement of condenser air in-leakage and other parameters provides critical information to aid in operating a steam surface condenser at peak efficiency. RheoVac instruments are a complete solution for monitoring condenser exhaust.
Chemical / Petrochemical
Chemical compatibility and low maintenance sensor designs make Rheotherm flow meters and flow switches ideal for most chemical applications, including aggressive environments.
Water / Wastewater Treatment
From the low flow measurement of chemical additives, to the demanding conditions of digester gas service, Rheotherm flow meters and flow switches provide useful solutions to the water/wastewater industry.
Biotech / Pharmaceutical
Our TU and TUL flow sensors have an unrestricted tube design that is ideal for chemical or steam sterilization.
Pulp and Paper
Rheotherm flow meters and flow switches are ideal for measuring the low flow of anything from antifoamers to hardeners to dyes.
Since the early 1980’s, Rheotherm flow meters with radiation hardened sensors have been used in services such as UF6, fuel reprocessing, and nuclear power plant vent gas.
Food and Beverage Processing
The TU and TUL flow sensor design, with 316 SS wetted surface and no internal seals or other perturbations, can be easily cleaned and sterilized.
Sensor wetted material options include 316L SS UHP, Hastelloy C-276 and quartz. We can even use your tubing, so the sensor material will be from the same heat number as the rest of the system.
Technical Services Offered by Intek
Power Plant Condenser Services
Intek has developed a comprehensive understanding of shell side condenser dynamics. We can identify and eliminate the underlying cause of poor condenser performance, as indicated by high condenser back pressure, high dissolved oxygen, low cleanliness factors, and low thermal heat transfer coefficients.
Aerospace Instruments & Payloads
Intek can custom design and manufacture flight hardware, or can assemble to your design.
Vacuum Drying Monitoring
The RheoVac DR monitor helps you analyze and optimize vacuum drying processes. Eliminate guesswork and know when the drying cycle is complete.