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April 1, 2012
This company has developed an adapter system for measuring instruments with hygienic connections, which meet the stringent requirements of sterile processes. The adapter consists of a...
April 1, 2012
The TVOC-2 Arc Guard System detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear within 1 ms and disconnects the power provided to the arc within 30–50 ms, preventing serious injury to personnel and reducing damage to expensive equipment. Without the system, an arc flash...
April 1, 2012
While some initially worried that the lack of a single wireless instrumentation standard — currently WirelessHart and ISA 100 both exist — would deter end users from embracing any wireless technology, it seems that’s not the case. “The benefits of wireless technology are too great to ignore,” says Hesh Kagan, senior consultant with Invensys Portfolio Group (Foxboro, Mass.)...
March 1, 2012
With these two energy-use monitors, companies can gain insight into how, when and where energy is being expended throughout a production process. The PowerMonitor W 250 (photo) features a self-generating wireless...
March 1, 2012
The TR-76Ui is a three-channel data logger designed to simultaneously measure and record CO2 concentration, temperature and humidity. Users can set atmospheric pressures for each...
March 1, 2012
One of the largest costs of monitoring gas levels is the ongoing cost of sensor calibration. The TR250Z Oxygen Sensor and O2/CO2 Combination Sensor are both designed to be calibrated in situ with the push of a button...
March 1, 2012
Ammonium ion loading is an important parameter for determining the amount of pollution in water. With this new ammonia electrode (photo), which has replaceable modules and membranes, it is possible...
March 1, 2012
The OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit features a blue-light LED leak-detection flashlight that is 15 times brighter than standard LED lights, says the company. The super-high-intensity light is powered by a...
March 1, 2012
The 3DLevelScanner HE is designed for use in storage silos containing challenging materials, such as clinker, alumina and flyash. This new model of the scanner has an operating temperature...
March 1, 2012
To serve industrial processes with “critical” media, this company has expanded its range of electronic pressure switches with the addition of...
March 1, 2012
The iTCX transmitter is designed to allow users to monitor temperature from two independent thermocouple channels over an Ethernet network or the Internet with no special software aside from a Web browser. Serving...
March 1, 2012
This company now offers an intrinsically safe Bluetooth module for wireless transmission of measured data from its laser shaft-alignment systems. Now it is possible to work wirelessly in explosive...
February 1, 2012
Last month, this company launched an explosion-protection option for enclosures, enabling them to be ideal for analyzers in open-field sites, such as petroleum refineries and chemical process plants. A new inert-gas...
February 1, 2012
Version 8 of the Simatic PCS 7 process-control system boasts a host of new functions. The new features range from improved data exchange and an easier engineering workflow, more powerful communication, redundancy-related and fault-tolerant functions to new controllers and extended...
February 1, 2012
The pursuit of manufacturing excellence is a strong theme across all of the chemical process industries (CPI). Improving operations by eliminating variability and waste, a cornerstone of the six sigma approach, is essential for competitive performance in the global marketplace. In addition, of course, health, safety and the environment (HSE) remains the subject of intense scrutiny and concern. Within this...
February 1, 2012
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations call for continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) systems to be tested with “zero-air” materials to qualify the accuracy of the instruments. CEMS operators sometimes mistakenly use a...
February 1, 2012
Last month, this company launched a new range of SOLA solid-phase extraction (SPE) cartridges and plates. SOLA combines polyethylene frit materials and stationary phase components into one, uniform entity. As a result, these...
February 1, 2012
This supplier of online near-infrared (NIR) sensors now offers the NIRView process monitoring software. With NIRView, the measurement from the...
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