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Paragon established in 1984, designs and manufactures flow and pressure sensing elements, transducers, monitoring systems, and control systems. Paragon's goal is to provide cost-effective flow and pressure measurement systems without sacrificing quality, reliability, performance, accuracy, or customer support. As a result, Paragon is able to make industrial quality flow and pressure measurement systems that once were considered to be cost-prohibitive.
 
Paragon's engineering and manufacturing managers have more than 150 years combined experience in designing both commercial and industrial flow and pressure measurement and control systems. Paragon welcomes the opportunity to provide support to the engineering community in the selection, application, and integration of primary sensing elements and instrumentation that will meet specified performance objectives.
 
Competitive pricing, ease of installation, and simplified maintenance requirements makes Paragon’s product line an obvious choice for both new construction and retrofit projects. Local factory-trained service personnel are available for system start-up, field assistance, operator training, emergency service, and technical assistance. These services are designed to meet the customer or users needs in a prompt and effective manner.
 
Client Base
 
Paragon has provided flow and pressure measurement and control systems, some of which have been in operation for over 25 years, to hundreds of clients world wide in the biotechnology, commercial ventilation, laboratory research, hospital, pharmaceutical, power, semiconductor, waste water treatment and various other light and heavy industrial industries including:
 
b2 ABBOT LABORATORIES- ILLINOIS
b2 AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES- CALIFORNIA
b2 ALCATEL TELECOMMUNICATION- CALIFORNIA
b2 ALZA PHARMACEUTICAL- CALIFORNIA
b2 AMERICAN AIRLINES- ILLINOIS
b2 AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE- WISCONSIN
b2 AMERICAN FAN COMPANY
b2 AMGEN PHARMACEUTICAL
b2 ANHEUSER BUSCH- MISSOURI
b2 APPLIED MATERIAL CORP.- CALIFORNIA
b2 ASTRA PHARMACEUTICAL- MASSACHUSETS
b2 AT&T- CALIFORNIA
b2 BABCOCK & WILCOX- CANADA
b2 BAXTER PHARMACEUTICAL- ILLINOIS
b2 BIG CREEK WATER RECLAMATION- GEORGIA
b2 BOEING AIRCRAFT- WASHINGTON
b2 BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB- NEW JERSEY
b2 CAMPBELL SOUP- NEW JERSEY
b2 CATALYTICA CHEMICALS- CALIFORNIA
b2 CENTEON CORPORATION- ILLINOIS
b2 CISCO SYSTEMS- CALIFORNIA
b2 COHESION TECHNOLOGIES- CALIFORNIA
b2 COLUMBIA MED CENTER- GEORGIA
b2 CRAFT FOODS- ILLINOIS
b2 DEKALB GINETICS- ILLINOIS
b2 DES CHAMPS LABORATORIES- VIRGINIA
b2 EG&G DEFENSE- IDAHO
b2 EI DUPONT- PENNSYLVANIA
b2 ELI LILY PHARMACEUTICAL CORP.- INDIANA
b2 FMC CORPORATION- NEW YORK
b2 GE CAPITAL INSURANCE CORPORATION
b2 GE-FUJI ELECTRIC- FMC CORPORATION
b2 GENENTECH BIOCHEM- CALIFORNIA
b2 GENERAL DYNAMICS- NEW JERSEY
b2 GENTEX CORP.- PENNSYLVANIA
b2 GLATT AIR CORPORATION- NEW JERSEY
b2 HARRIS SEMICONDUCTOR
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- BARCELONA, SPAIN
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- IRELAND
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- MEXICO CITY
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- ONTARIO, CANADA
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- PUERTO RICO
b2 HEWLETT PACKARD- USA
b2 ICN PHARMACEUTICAL- OREGON
b2 INSTITUTE FOR GENOME RESEARCH- MARYLAND
b2 INTEL CORPORATION- ARIZONA
b2 INTEL CORPORATION- CALIFORNIA
b2 INTEL CORPORATION- UTAH
b2 INTEL CORPORATION- WASHINGTON
b2 INTERNATIONAL PAPER- CALIFORNIA
 
b2 IONEX CORPORATION- COLORADO
b2 KURTZ HASTINGS- PENNSYLVANIA
b2 LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORIES- CALIFORNIA
b2 LOCKHEED-MARTIN- COLORADO
b2 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES – CALIFORNIA
b2 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES- GEORGIA
b2 LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES- NEW JERSEY
b2 MALLINCKRODT MEDICAL CORP.
b2 MAYTAG CORP.- ILLINOIS
b2 MERCK CORPORATION- NEW JERSEY
b2 METRO WASTE WATER TREATMENT- COLORADO
b2 MONSANTO CHEMICALS- GEORGIA
b2 MONSANTO CORPORATION- MISSOURI
b2 MOTOROLA CORPORATION- ARIZONA
b2 MOTOROLA CORPORATION- ILLINOIS
b2 MSC SUPER COMPUTER FACILITIES- TENNESSEE
b2 NASA- CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA
b2 NATIONAL GYPSUM- PENNSYLVANIA
b2 NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR- CALIFORNIA
b2 NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD- VIRGINIA
b2 NORTHRUP CORPORATION- CALIFORNIA
b2 NOVA CHEMICALS- PENNSYLVANIA
b2 PACIFIC TELESIS CENTER- CALIFORNIA
b2 PETROLEUM TECH RESEARCH
b2 PFIZER PHARMACEUTICAL- ILLINOIS
b2 PHILLIPS SEMICONDUCTOR
b2 POLICE FORENSIC SCIENCE- ILLINOIS
b2 PRECISION AVIONICS- GEORGIA
b2 PURAFIL INC.- GEORGIA
b2 PURAFIL INC.- GEORGIA
b2 RALSTON PURINA- MISSOURI
b2 RM CLAYTON WASTE WATER TREATMENT- GEORGIA
b2 SAM SUNG- KOREA
b2 SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT- GEORGIA
b2 SCHNITZER STEEL
b2 SHARP ELECTRONICS
b2 SHELL CO.- CALIFORNIA
b2 SOUTH RIVER WASTE WATER TREATMENT- GEORGIA
b2 SUN MICROSYSTEMS- CALIFORNIA
b2 TEXAS INSTRUMENT- TEXAS
b2 UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER- CALIFORNIA
b2 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO- ILLINOIS
b2 US CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL- GEORGIA
b2 US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
b2 UTOY CREEK WASTE WATER TREATMENT- GEORGIA
b2 VECTOR CORPORATION- IOWA
b2 WRIGLEY CORPORATION- POLAND
b2 WYETH WYERST RESEARCH- NEW JERSEY
b2 XEROX CORPORATION- NEW YORK
b2 XEROX CORPORATION- ONTARIO, CANADA
     
 
Customer Recognition
 
 
“The Orange County Sanitation District (OSCD) would like to thank you for your participation in the Airflow Testing Program. After a detailed evaluation OCSD has concluded that the Pitot Tube from Paragon Controls is the most favorable device for our use. Although all devices offered had many strengths the Pitot Tube outranked the others in the areas of performance and ease of use. The Pitot tube will be recommended for use in future projects.”
– Chris Maher, Senior Buyer,
   Orange County Sanitation District
 
 
“We have found Paragon to be exceptional both in the technology and quality of their systems. More importantly, the level of service provided before, during, and after start-up has been excellent.”
– Mervyn L. Hamer, Director, Manufacturing,
   Alza Corporation
 
 
“Application knowledge, product reliability, and customer support are key factors in our evaluation, and selection of control system suppliers.”
– Rich Halliday, Mechanical Design Engineer
   Hewlett-Packard Company
 
 
" The signal from Paragon’s “Pitot-tube device didn’t degrade at all, and it required no cleaning. It’s still performing up to spec, and we haven’t had to clean it. Naturally we don’t use the hot-wire anemometer anymore.”
– Richard Stien, HVAC Systems Support Manager,
   Rochester Institute of Technology
 
Product Advantages
 
Pitot-tube technology is the most recognized industry standard for the measurement of airflow. It is the most trusted primary instrument for field testing and verification of airflow by test and balance contractors and continues to be used as the basis for many laboratory test standards to verify accuracies and calibrate various methods of airflow measurement such as thermal dispersion, vortex shedding, turbine, and other technologies.
Paragon’s pitot-type flow measuring elements can be made in aluminum, stainless steel, PVC, or Hastelloy or can be manufactured with a phenolic or polyurethane enamel coating to withstand corrosive environments and are capable of measuring flow in processes with temperatures well over 1,000oF (depending on construction material). Having no mechanical or heated components the pitot-type technology is generally preferred for use in explosive or other hazardous locations. Multiple-point self averaging pitot tube sensors are also commonly used for measurement of combustion flow where high temperature, high moisture, and high particulate concentrations of fly ash are present.
Paragon’s flow measuring elements are aerodynamically designed to resist airborne particulate from sticking to the surface; therefore, only periodic cleaning is required. The flow measuring elements are also designed for easy removal and reinsertion and can be simply wiped clean or washed with a cleaning agent suitable for use on the type of material the sensing element is constructed of without any effect on the integrity of the sensor manifold. Unlike other flow sensors, Paragon’s pitot-type flow measuring elements have no moving parts and don't require power to operate; therefore, field recalibration is not required. With the use of Paragon’s automatic purging system the flow measuring elements are virtually maintenance free. If subjected to long-term moisture combined with a heavy particulate concentration, Paragon’s automatic purge system with its high capacity air valves is designed to keep the sensors free and clear of any particulate buildup thus maintaining the proper operation and accuracy of flow measurement over long periods of time.
Paragon flow measuring elements meet or exceed industry standards for the quantity and distribution of sensors in accordance with ASHRAE Handbook Fundamentals; ASHRAE Industrial Ventilation Manual, AMCA publication 203, and 40 CFR 60. Additionally, Paragon’s self averaging Pitot-type airflow sensors have been tested by AMCA, under AMCA/ANSI Standard 610 and certified under AMCA’s Certified Rating Program Publication 611-06.
 
 
 
 
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