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May 1, 2010

Get on-demand nitrogen with these generators....

Parker Hannifin




Get on-demand nitrogen with these generators

The latest version of the Midigas (photo) and Maxigas onsite nitrogen generators are available now for a wide range of applications, including modified atmosphere packaging, purging, blanketing and pressure transfer. The on-demand nitrogen generators produce nitrogen from compressed air onsite and offer an alternative to traditional nitrogen gas storage cylinders or bulk storage equipment. Midigas, designed for small- to medium-nitrogen requirements, and Maxigas, for medium to large needs, can offer significant savings in nitrogen costs, with equipment payback in 12–24 months, and ongoing savings of up to 90%, says the manufacturer. The systems produce nitrogen according to the demands of downstream processes, which limits waste and reduces overall energy consumption. — Parker Hannifin Ltd., Industrial Division, Birtley, U.K.

http://www.parker.com





BWB Technologies

Simultaneously detect five elements
with this flame photometer

The XP Flame Photometer (photo) detects and displays concentrations of sodium, potassium, lithium, calcium and barium simultaneously in liquid samples. The instrument measures characteristic wavelength emissions for the five elements and calculates concentration based on emission intensity. The XP photometer can be used with multiple fuels, including propane, butane, natural gas and liquified petroleum gas, and has a flameout and automatic shutdown feature for safety. It is configured to be compatible with centralized or local computer networks, and comes with all equipment necessary for calibration, including calibration standards. — BWB Technologies, Essex, U.K.

http://www.bwbtech.com

MV Products

This pump inlet trap
is adaptable to changing processes

The PosiTrap Vacuum Inlet Trap product line (photo) is designed to protect pumps in small production and R&D applications up to 50 ft3/min. The filter elements are available in a variety of specialized media that are easily changed to allow tailoring to different processes. The user-selectable elements remove corrosive and abrasive particles from the vacuum stream to protect vacuum pumps. The filter elements are positively sealed at both ends to prevent “blow-by” and come in 4- and 8-in.-dia. straight-through and right-angle models. Filter types include stainless-steel-and-copper gauze, molecular sieve, activated charcoal and pleated polypropylene. — MV Products Inc., Mass-Vac Division, North Billerica, Mass. 

http://www.massvac.com







Electrochemical Devices

A chlorine dioxide analyzer
with automatic flow control

The CDA-22 chlorine dioxide analyzer (photo) monitors ClOconcentrations from 0.05–20 ppm. Featuring a panel-mounted plumb-and-play design and automatic flow control, the CDA-22 is suitable for measurement of chlorine dioxide concentrations in industrial cooling and rinse water, wastewater, municipal water and other fresh water samples. Designed for easy installation and maintenance, the CDA-22 incorporates an automated flow control device and a controller mounted on a PVC panel. — Electrochemical Devices Inc., Yorba Linda, Calif.

http://www.ecdi.com


This dessicant dryer is designed for small applications

KADW products are wall-mounted dessicant dryers with capacities from 7 to 50 ft3/min at 100 psig. They are capable of delivering consistent dew points as low as 100 F and are designed for easy installation. The instruments feature an accurate steady-state timer and are based on a counter-flow design that ensures the driest dessicant material is always at the top of the bed. They are available fully assembled in ready-to-mount cabinets. — Kaeser Compressors Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.

http://www.kaeser.com

Direct or converge solids with this diverter

The Quantum Series four-way, wye- line diverter can direct powder, pellets or granules from one source to four destinations or converge from four sources to one destination. It is engineered to handle dry bulk solids in pneumatic conveying systems with vacuum or positive pressures up to 15 psig. Available in 2–6-in. pipe or tube, the diverter can be constructed of stainless steel, aluminum and/or carbon steel. The diverter can also be customized with a wide selection of actuators, position indication switches, flanges and tube stubs, as well as modified to accommodate high or low temperatures, corrosive, humid and hazardous environments. — Vortex Valves North America, Salina, Kan.

http://www.vortexvalves.com

Endress+Hauser

Measure density directly with this online meter

The Liquiphant M density meter (photo) provides direct, online measurement of density and concentration, thus eliminating the need for offline laboratory instruments. The online measurements allow control systems to react more rapidly to changing process conditions. Equipped with a mechanically oscillating fork that is excited to its resonant frequency, the Liquiphant M is immersed in process liquid, which changes its frequency. Those changes are related to the density of the medium. Applications suitable for the Liquiphant M include: content measurements, quality statements, purity indication and product identification. — Endress+Hauser Inc., Greenwood, Ind.

http://www.us.endress.com





This catalyst is designed for high-melt-flow applications

The D7000 Donor catalyst is designed specifically to optimize high-melt impact copolymer polypropylene resins, such as the plastic used in automotive interior and food contact applications. The catalyst is said to smooth and speed transitions between product grades and improve performance characteristics of finished products. In addition, the catalyst allows the reduced use of peroxide, which lowers resin manufacturing costs. Commercial trials with the catalyst have shown improved process efficiency and lower costs, says the manufacturer. — Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.

http://www.dow.com

Pulsafeeder

Motors for this versatile pump
can be mounted horizontally or vertically

The PulsaPro 900, a hydraulic diaphragm process and metering pump (photo), is designed for a broad array of chemical, petrochemical and oil-and-gas applications. It can handle flows to 16,380 gal/h (62,000 L/h), standard pressures to 4,350 psi (300 bar), and future design capabilities to 15,000 psi (1,000 bar). This pump can handle process temperatures from –100°F (–73°C) to 500°F (260°C) with standard viscosities to 3,000 cp. The patented hydraulic diagnostic package both protects the pump from damaging operation forces and presents a visual indication of pump performance. — Pulsafeeder, Rochester, N.Y.

http://www.pulsafeeder.com




Economically measure product from bags

The Aero-flex flexible screw conveyor provides an economic method of metering product from bulk bag unloaders, bag dump stations and storage vessels. Available in a range of sizes, the conveyor transfers powders over distances of up to 40 ft and rates to 10 ton/h for materials having a bulk density of 40 lb/ft3. Applications include the refilling of packaging machine hoppers, metered feed into mix tanks and gain-in-weight hopper filling and bulk bag discharging. — Vac-U-Max, Belleville, N.J.

http://www.vac-u-max.com

Radio Frequency

Save time and expense with
this new drying system

The Macrowave radio frequency (RF) drying system heats filter cake material uniformly to remove water without overheating. The drying system is a suitable replacement for tumble, spray, tray, spin flash and belt/tunnel dryers, and can reduce labor and energy costs by up to 60%, according to the manufacturer. The Macrowave applies energy to filter cake material in the form of RF waves at a frequency of 40.68 MHz. The equipment features volumetric heating, which provides rapid and uniform heating to prevent overheating. The system is available in both batch and conveyorized configurations. — Radio Frequency Co. Inc., Millis, Mass.

http://www.radiofrequency.com

This sifter features quick screen changes

The Kek Centrifugal Sifter offers efficient processing of powders, granules and slurries, and allows rapid screen changes — under 30 seconds in most cases — and easy access for cleaning. It is available for gravity and fully inline pneumatic conveying applications with output ranges from a few pounds per hour to over 100,000 lb/h. The Kek Centrifugal Sifter provides size classification for a variety of applications including: de-agglomeration, bulk conditioning, classification, scalping, inline sifting, policing raw material, dedusting, dewatering and reclaiming damaged product. It is compact, dust-tight, vibration-free and virtually noise-free. — Kemutec, Bristol, Pa.

http://www.KemutecUSA.com

Manage GHG reporting
with this package

This greenhouse-gas-(GHG) reporting startup package is designed to help companies quickly set up the calculations, data collection and quality control and assurance processes that are necessary for important source categories of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mandatory GHG reporting rule. The GHG Quick-Start Package includes templates for data collection, emissions accounting, calculation processes and more. The GHG reporting package is part of a more comprehensive GHG management solution from this company. — TechniData America LLC, Wilmington, Del.

http://www.technidata.com

Lenox Instrument

Monitor combustion flames
in realtime with this camera

The FireSight Thermal Imaging Camera System (photo) can provide clear, realtime monitoring of furnace and boiler flames, as well as accurate, non-contact temperature measurement. Designed to be installed through a small opening in the combustion chamber wall, the high-resolution camera and lens tube employ efficient water-cooling and integrated air-purging to keep the optics free of debris. The infrared camera operates within a wavelength band carefully selected to eliminate obscuring and measurement errors caused by absorption and emission bands present in the combustion gases in hydrocarbon-fueled furnaces, boilers and fired heaters. The camera can be remotely controlled by image-processing software, which is included. — Lenox Instrument Co., Trevose, Pa.

http://www.lenoxinst.com

Enclose the entire noise source to meet OSHA noise specs.

Soundscreen panels and equipment enclosures provide thermal and acoustical control for blowers, fans, compressors, pumps and other bulk handling equipment. By enclosing the entire noise source, noise levels can be reduced to within OSHA specifications, typically 20–25 dB. The outer shell construction is solid galvanized steel with acoustical and thermal fiberglass batt (pre-cut panels) insulation fill and either a solid or perforated inner liner of galvanized steel. The fiberglass insulation will not settle or promote the growth of bacteria, mold, vermin or insects. Soundscreen panels are available in durable 2- and 4-in.-thick panel constructions with maintenance access and ventilation, and are suited for indoor or outdoor applications. — McGill AirSilence LLC, Columbus, Ohio

http://www.mcgillairsilence.com.

Griswold Pump

Clean ‘on the fly’ with this drawer magnet

The HF Series drawer magnets are equipped with powerful magnetic cartridges to handle a wide range of separation tasks in mechanical or gravity flow applications. The cartridges can fully extend outside the housing, and clean “on-the-fly,” with no disruption of product flow. As the tube assemblies travel outside the housing, grommets wipe the tubes clean all the way to their nonmagnetic tapered ends Cartridges in the HF Series can be configured with two or more trays in a staggered arrangement to increase contact with the product stream. The equipment is available in utility, powder, food and sanitary construction grades and in a standard two-row model and three- and four-row trays as well. — Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Mass.

http://www.buntingmagnetics.com



This pump is ideal for corrosive, abrasive, solid and fibrous materials

The open impeller design of 811 ANSI Series pumps (photo) provides performance advantages during the pumping of demanding chemical process fluids. For instance, the open impeller minimizes concentrated wear by balancing the hydraulic axial thrust load. It also reduces stuffing-box pressure, simplifies maintenance, extends pump life and reduces repair costs, says the company. These self-tightening impellers also help to reduce leakage and failure. — Griswold Pump Co., Grand Terrace, Calif.

http://www.griswoldpump.com



Versatility is the major feature of these rupture disc holders

The TQ+ is a new pre-torqueable rupture disc holder in this company’s product line. The TQ+ type was designed to be installed in multiple international flange rating configurations, including ANSI, JIS, DIN and ISO, making the rupture-disc holders versatile enough to be used in a wide range of applications. Pre-torqueable holders allow rupture discs to be installed, then torqued to recommend static load levels, properly clamping the rupture disc within the assembly. The holders have the ability to be removed, inspected and re-installed during routine maintenance. — Fike, Blue Springs, Mo.

http://www.fike.com

Asahi/America

A new version of a popular
ball-valve actuator improves quality

An updated version of the Series 83A Electromni actuator for small, quarter-turn ball valves is available from this company. Designed for improved performance, the Series 83A now features a Nema 4X-type enclosure to meet today’s industry standards. The flanged cover and baseplate design with a full gasket Nitrile seal enhances sealing performance to keep external water out of the actuator enclosure. The new version now has four captivated 304 stainless-steel, hex-head-slotted cap-screws to fasten the actuator’s cover and base halves together, and four Nitrile cap-plugs to cover the formerly exposed motor mounting bolts. Dimensions permit tight fits and incoming customer wiring hook-up requirements remain unchanged from previous versions of the actuator. — Asahi/America Inc., Malden, Mass.

http://www.asahi-america.com


This probe offers continuous monitoring of particles

The Parsum inline particle probe features the particle velocimetry technique for inline particle-size measurement. The technique is suitable for measuring particles in the size range from 50 to 6,000 μm travelling at velocities of between 0.01 and 50 m/s. The size and velocity ranges make the technique ideal for monitoring processes such as granulation, spray drying, fluidized bed and particle size reduction. — Malvern Instruments Inc., Westborough, Mass.

http://www.malvern.com

Reduce heat loss by 49% with this insulation

Hitlin (high-temperature layered insulation) features low thermal conductivity that offers 49% less heat loss than traditional industrial insulation materials calcium silicate and perlite, according to the manufacturer. The new industrial insulation is appropriate for power plants, petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants, among others, and can be used in process applications with temperatures up to 1,400F. Hitlin is made of continuous filament E-glass fibers that are bound through an enhanced mechanical needle-punching process, then mandrel-wound into pipe cover sizes from 0.5- to 44-in.-dia., and thicknesses up to 6 in. Said to have total installed costs and life-cycle costs lower than competing products, Hitlin is now being distributed in North America. — Visionary Industrial Insulation, Kapolei, Hawaii

http://www.hitlinusa.com

Handle heavy slurries
with this knife gate valve

Designed especially for heavy slurry applications in the power and mining industries, the Series DX slurry knife-gate valve minimizes wear by reducing turbulence with reinforced elastomer sleeves that provide a 100% full port opening. The valve can provide drop-tight shut-off in both directions. The Series DX design also prevents slurry build-up in the seat by discharging a small amount of slurry from the valve to keep the gate path and seat area clear of entrapped particulate material. — Red Valve Co. Inc., Carnegie, Pa.

http://www.redvalve.com

This polymer is designed
for fuel contact applications

Fuel’In is a new family of polyamide 6 and 6,6 polymers designed specifically for fuel contact, including fuel storage and transport. The polymer family provides high barrier performance and up to 30% weight reduction without compromising safety. The polymer line has proven durability and high impact resistance, even at low temperatures, says the company, and offers users reduced processing costs through minimal tooling and machine investment. — Rhodia S.A., Lyon, France

http://www.rhodia.com

Syrris

Laboratory applications will benefit
from this tiny, automated pump

This company’s Asia Syringe Pump (photo) is only 23 cm wide, yet is rated to 20 bar (300 psi). Constructed from highly chemically resistant polytetraflurorethylene (or other fluorinated polymers) and glass, this pump is well-suited for laboratory use. The compact module offers two independent continuous flow channels, each with an integrated pressure sensor and a flowrate range from 0.01 to 10 mL/min. The flowrate and volume can be controlled using the intuitive front panel, or via the firm’s Asia PC software. — Syrris, Royston, U.K.

http://www.syrris.com





Moyno

Magnetic-drive pump provides
a ‘zero-leakage’ option for operators

The Moyno Mag Drive 500 Series pumps (photo) are said to be the first progessing-cavity, wobble-stator pumps to offer magnetic drives. They are designed to handle toxic, aggressive, caustic or even flammable and explosive fluids. This proprietary mag-drive pump is designed to maximize operator safety, eliminate workplace hazards and protect the environment by eliminating leakage pathways. The elimination of mechanical seals also helps to eliminate costly repairs. Four models are available, providing flowrates from 0.1 to 900 gal/h. — Moyno, Inc., Springfield, Ohio

http://www.moyno.com


This incremental encoder can handle harsh environments

The Sendix 5006 2-in. incremental encoder features a completely stainless-steel housing and Viton seals to resist corrosion and physical abuse in harsh plant environments. The encoder can handle fluctuations in temperature, from –40 to 85°C, and is IP67-rated when sealed. The Sendix 5006 incorporates a proprietary Safety-Lock bearing assembly that has been tested to provide additional protection against vibration and installation errors. It is ideal for use in corrosive environments or for applications requiring long-term durability. — Turck Inc., Plymouth, Minn.

http://www.turck.us

Deposit low-friction coatings with this system

The AL400 system is a new plasma-enhanced, chemical-vapor-deposition (PECVD) instrument designed for the deposition of a smooth coating on rubber and elastomeric surfaces. The low-coefficient-of-friction coating reduces tackiness and drag of rubber and elastomeric surfaces, and can repel lint and other contaminants on silicone components. Coating thickness is typically less than one micron, and has no effect on the bulk properties of the coated material. The PECVD system is clean-room compatible and available in a table-top version or with a free-standing enclosure. — Plasmatech Inc., Erlanger, Ky.

http://www.plasmatechnology.com

This sifter allows quick screen changeouts

The CS-1 gyratory sifter is a stacked-deck sifter designed to save time and labor in screen changes. Screen inserts can be switched within minutes using only standard hand tools, without the need for glues or tensioning machines. The CS-1 provides two to four separations of dry product from ¼ in. size down to 400 mesh with a capacity of 50,000 lb/h. — Sifter Parts and Service Inc., Wesley Chapel, Fla.

http://www.sifterparts.com

Protect sensitive instruments with this gas cylinder

The Ecocyl OSQ specialty gas cylinder uses a unique form of negative gas pressure to protect sensitive instruments, such as environmental monitoring devices, from damage due to positive gas pressure, which can be associated with conventional gas cylinders. The on-demand, stainless-steel cylinder is refillable, and has an integrated cylinder valve, pressure regulator and flow control device, which are permanently protected by a specially designed protective cowling. The new cylinder is suited to instruments such as detection monitors with integrated pumps or monitors calibrated in docking stations with built-in pumping systems. — Linde Canada Limited, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

http://www.lindecanada.com

This pump family is designed for sanitary and hygienic applications

Pro-Flo X Hygienic Series pumps feature the company’s patent-pending Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System (ADS) and the Efficiency Management System (EMS). The ADS provides reliable operation, high flowrates, and anti-freezing characterisics, while the EMS allows the user to control flowrate and efficiency with the turn of a dial. All polished product-contact surfaces have a maximum roughness values (Ra) of 0.8 μm. A flow-through liquid chamber design and smooth flow path enhances cleanability and prevents product entrapment. — Wilden Pump, Grand Terrace, Calif.

http://www.wildenpump.com

These compact pumps are ideal for applications with space restrictions

The three-chambered configuration of the Flojet Triplex Series high-pressure, self-priming pump operates at flowrates up to 1.4 gal/min (5.3 L/min) and operating pressures up to 150 psi (10.3 bar). Their molded diaphragms virtually eliminate potential leakage paths, says the company. These pumps can run dry for extended periods without damage. — ITT Flojet, SantaAna, Calif.

http://www.flojet.com



Dickow Pump

Seal-less centrifugal pumps
keep potential emissions at bay

The Series NMWR seal-less centrifugal pumps (photo) have magnetic couplings and no shaft duct to the atmosphere, and are available with maximum capacity to 4,000 gal/min and differential head to 500 ft. The containmment shell forms a closed system with a hermetically sealed liquid end. They are designed to handle heat transfer fluids with temperatures up to 750°F without cooling. The containment shell provides a simpler replacement to conventional double-acting mechanical seals with external fluid reservoirs, says the firm. — Dickow Pump Co., Marietta, Ga.

http://www.dickow.com



Less pipe straight-run needed with this flow conditioner

The Model VIP flow conditioner offers this company’s tab-type flow-conditioning technology in a low-cost, simply installed insertion panel format. It avoids the need, as with many flowmeter types, to have a significant straight run of pipe to allow a repeatable, swirl-free flow profile to the sensor. When space and pipe orientation conditions do not allow a straight run, the VIP can neutralize flow disturbance from valves, elbows and other components when installed at a distance of three pipe diameters from the flow meter, allowing optimum function of the flowmeter. The thin, lightweight VIP can be installed between flanges or welded in place. — Vortab Co., San Marcos, Calif.

http://www.vortab.com

Italvacuum

New rules in vacuum drying: The Planex System

The Planex System (photo) is a new horizontal paddle vacuum dryer developed for vacuum drying of wet powders obtained from centrifuge or filter press. The system consists of a fixed cylindrical chamber with an eccentric agitator inside with two independent movements: it can rotate on its own axis and tangentially to the cylindrical chamber as well. This combined double rotation allows optimal product mixing, continuously renewing the surface exposed to evaporation. As a result, the release of solvent vapor is facilitated and drying times are significantly reduced compared to conventional systems, says the manufacturer. The unique configuration of the agitator and the double rotation provides continuous revolution of the product while limiting the mechanical and thermal stress, preventing local overheating due to friction. The mechanical stress on the product is said to be three times less than that produced in traditional paddle dryers equipped with concentric agitators. This property makes the system ideal for drying heat-sensitive products, and also leads to a reduction in power consumption by about a third. — Italvacuum S.r.l., Borgaro (Torino), Italy

http://www.italvacuum.com

Eccentric-disk pumps can be used for abrasive, thick or thin fluids

The Mouvex SLC-Series eccentric-disk pumps are designed to self-compensate for mechanical wear and maintain consistent flow over time. With seal-less construction, low shear and agitation of the pumped product, the ability to run dry for up to five minutes and clean-in-place capabilities, these pumps enjoy lower maintenance requirements and lifecycle costs for the transfer of various liquids. The eccentric-disk technology produces the pumping performance of a positive-displacement pump, creating a constant flow independent of pressure and viscosity, says the firm. — Mouvex, Auxerre, France

http://www.mouvex.com

This pump family has been expanded to
include an engine-driven model


The newest addition to the Ultra V Series pumps family is an engine-driven model said to offer higher pressure, flow and efficiency than comparable pumps. Shimless adjusting, atmospheric vents and self-cleaning wear plates ease maintenance requirements. They are available in 3-, 4- and 6-in. sizes, and can handle flows of 2,050 gal/min and maximum head of 175 ft. — Gorman-Rupp, Mansfield, Ohio

http://www.gormanrupp.com
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