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October 2007

What to See at the Chem Show  (part 2)  

Put an end to gasket failure from insufficient load


This company is displaying a new family of gaskets, as well as its Multi-Swell gasket technology, which is said to be the first self-loading general service gasket on the market. The Multi-Swell virtually eliminates gasket failure caused by insufficient load, by creating its own load when in contact with oil or water. These gaskets cut easily and conform to irregular flanges, ensuring tight seals at lower loads. With an extremely high crush strength, the Multi-Swell gaskets allow safe installation in applications where elastomeric gaskets would typically be crushed. Booth 844 — Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, N.Y.

Versatile belt filter has a range of options for drying

This continuous horizontal belt filter (photo) is suitable for the gentle filtration of sedimenting materials, including abrasive solids from suspensions with little wear. The various filtrates are kept separate, and the filter cake can optionally undergo further treatment in the form of washes, suction drying and pressing at up to 6 bar. In encapsulated or pressure-tight versions, the filter can also be used for toxic or volatile media. There is also a heated version for when thorough drying is required. Slurry feed can be continuous or batchwise. Booth 1103 — BHS-Filtration, Charlotte, N.C.

Steam specialist offers a new line of control valves


This manufacturer of steam traps and other steam handling products is now offering a new line of control valves. The line features a wide range of high-flow, top-opening control valves for easy inspection and tight closure under extreme operating conditions. This line of valves fits into the company’s inventory of energy saving steam and fluid control products and services. Booth 1542 — Pennant International Corp., Edison, N.J.

Maximize heat recovery with a custom exchanger


For engineers in search of cost-effective solutions for energy efficiency, oxidizer systems may be the answer. Thermal or catalytic oxidizer systems are an excellent source of heat recovery, as the high temperatures used to destroy pollutants can be used to satisfy other plant heating needs. This company will showcase a heat exchanger (photo, above) that achieves up to 80% heat recovery with lower pressure drops, smaller equipment footprint and reduced capital cost. The heat exchanger is highly customizable and comes in a variety of sizes, flow patterns and materials of construction. Booth 1544 — Anguil Environmental Systems, Milwaukee, Wis.

Consistent crystallization thanks to careful monitoring


By providing realtime non-invasive monitoring of heat generation and absorption, the ChemFlux reactor system optimizes crystallization processes and controls production to improve consistency. This reactor system measures power, enthalpy and temperature over time, then calculates crystallization data, including point of nucleation, crystal growth rate, reaction end point and effects of variants on product formation and yield. This information allows the user to identify correlations between the cooling rate, the temperature point of nucleation and the quantity of product formed. This data can then be used to control subsequent reactions to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. Booth 1318 — Powder Systems, Liverpool, U.K.

Electric pressure washers keeps plants—and air—clean


These heavy-duty, all-electric hot water pressure washers and steam cleaners heat water using electricity rather than with a conventional gas burner, so they emit no contaminants into the surrounding air. The units are designed for indoor or outdoor use, and explosion-proof models for hazardous environments are available. They require no preheating or recovery time, making hot water available immediately. For optimal cleaning efficiency, the discharge temperature is maintained continuously. Standard ratings for steam cleaners range from 0.6–3.8 gal/min at 100 psi. For hot-water pressure washers, the ratings cover 2.3–5.7 gal/min at 600–3,000 psi. Booth 1145 — Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D.

A lifecycle care program for heat transfer fluids


For support in heat-transfer-fluid performance, this company provides the Therminol TLC Total Lifecycle Care team to aid customers throughout their systems’ life cycles. The program includes design support, startup assistance, training, sample analysis, flush and refill fluids, and a fluid tradein program. With sample analysis, the company provides testing of in-service heat-transfer fluids to detect any contamination, moisture, or other conditions that can decrease performance. Liquid-phase heat-transfer systems can be cleaned with the Therminol flush fluid, a synthetic hydrocarbon heat-transfer fluid that has a flash point over 95°C and is compatible with most standard mechanical system components found in heat-transfer systems. Booth 1425 — Solutia Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

Pressure filters designed to simplify cake removal


Verti-Press C (VPC) filters are this company’s next generation of automatic pressure filter technology. With a stationary frame and a filter that does not open and close during the filtering process, the number of moving parts is minimized. The VPC filter utilizes a pressurized filter chamber that forces liquid through the filtering media and allows a cake to form. This enclosed pressurized chamber also minimizes potential leaks to maintain plant hygiene and personnel safety. The VPC has horizontal filter chambers that enable cakes to form evenly for maximized removal, while also allowing more than one filter to be stacked on top of one another to minimize footprint. In multiple-chamber situations, chambers operate independently and can be isolated to maximize run times. For wastewater applications, the VPC is typically constructed out of 304 stainless steel. Booth 550 — Filtra-Systems, Farmington Hills, Mich.

Offsite manufacturer offers engineering services


With capabilities for offsite filter and bulk-media tank manufacturing, this company produces vessels up to 10 ft. dia. with pressure ratings of up to 2,500 psi. Offsite manufacturing capabilities include plant management, engineering services and complete production facilities. Booth 1802 — Rosedale Products, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Chain actuator accommodates hard-to-reach valves


This company is presenting the Aluminum Pocketwheel, the newest addition to its line of manual actuators. With the Pocketwheel, users can operate valves in out-of-reach locations from the floor by pulling on a welded chain. This unit is designed to accommodate applications where a welded stainless-steel chain is required. Booth 1140 — Babbitt Steam Specialty Co., New Bedford, Mass.

Gain control of your weighing and dispensing operations


The Dispense Master computerized dispensing system allows human operators and robot weigh stations to weigh out ingredients in manufacturing orders quickly and accurately. It makes sure that standard operating procedures are followed exactly, and aids regulatory and ISO 9000 compliance. Booth 1637 — Valdata Systems USA, Fairfield, N.J.

Go green with this bio-based parts cleaner


The Bio-Circle (photo), a new parts cleaning system, utilizes bioremediation to break down oil and grease into carbon dioxide and water. This process strips the oil and grease from parts, encapsulates them and breaks them down using ATCC Class 1 microorganisms. This safe and efficient cleaning system is pH-neutral, non-flammable, solvent-free, biodegradable and non-toxic. The basin of the Bio-Circle can hold up to 440 lb of parts and has a multi-jet brush for cleaning. This unit features automatic controls for easy operation. Booth 1159 — Walter Surface Technologies, Windsor, Conn.

Meet a specialist in all aspects of Nutsche pressure filtration


This company specializes in Nutsche pressurized-filtration technology, which provides efficient and reliable filtration, washing and drying. Designing and building Nutsche fluid filtration systems with height adjustable, reversible agitators, this firm provides equipment to a range of industries, from antibiotics separation to precious metal recovery. Booth 1441 — Steri Technologies, Bohemia, N.Y.

Handle corrosive fumes and liquids with a fluoropolymer-lined ducting system


Designed to meet standards set by building and fire codes, PermaShield Pipe offers design solutions for any-size corrosive fume project. The PermaShield Pipe comes in sizes of 2 to 120 in. and is offered with a full system of fittings, dampers and accessories. The strength of stainless steel and the corrosion resistance of a fluoropolymer barrier coating make the PermaShield Pipe ideal for safely handling highly corrosive and toxic fumes and fluids. Booth 1156 — Fab-Tech, Inc., Colchester, Vt.

Specify a customized filter with this online service


This company offers the new FilterCreator system, an open online service that allows customers to easily select, size, specify and price filters for a separation process. FilterCreator provides users with a comprehensive quotation as well as detailed technical specifications and drawings. This system is used for the configuration of Hoesch filter presses, Pannevis horizontal vacuum belt filters, Larox automatic pressure filters, Scheibler polishing filters, and disc filters. Booth 1231 — Larox, Inc., Lappeenranta, Finland

Elastomer seals are supplied in O-rings or custom shapes


Designed for demanding sealing applications, Kalrez elastomer seals are supplied in standard O-rings or custom shapes. The material is resistant to most chemicals while offering high-temperature stability up to 327°C. Kalrez parts provide reliable, longterm service in aggressive environments such as chemical processing, petroleum applications, semiconductor manufacture, pharmaceuticals, and aerospace. Production facilities for Kalrez are ISO 9000 and AS 9100 registered. Booth 1519 — DuPont Performance Elastomers, Wilmington, Del.

A one-stop shop for dismantling, salvage and used equipment


This full-service, nationwide contractor provides services in demolition, plant stripouts, scrap metals recycling, equipment salvage, environmental remediation, industrial cleaning and high structure removal. The wide range of services allows customers to simplify their contracting needs and reduce costs. Booth 1041 — Frontier Industrial Corp., Tonawanda, N.Y.

Quickly identify alloy composition


The new Niton XL3 Series is the third generation of Niton handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers. The XL3 Series provides fast identification of metal alloys in the field, plus laboratory-quality composition analysis. A typical analysis time for routine positive-grade identification is less than two seconds. Positive material identification programs allow increased productivity and powerful documentation and reporting tools. Because the XL3 Series provides fast verification and is nondestructive, it is ideal for final quality control. Booth 1336 — Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass.

Monitor chemical inventory levels using this website


This Web-based solution helps chemical manufacturers optimize the inventory management of their customers’ facilities. AlarmAgent.com monitors chemical inventory levels at a particular site and sends notification when a low level is reached, allowing chemical manufacturers to know when to issue the next delivery or sales call. Levels can be quickly accessed at any time through the website, and manufacturers can maximize the number of chemicals delivered per delivery cycle, thus reducing overall costs. Booth 1164 — RACO Manufacturing & Engineering Co., Emeryville, Calif.

FEP heat exchangers are now even more durable


Slimline heat exchangers are used in the CPI for their fluoropolymer construction, which resists corrosion and combats fouling. The new Slimline Q-Series heat exchangers are made from a resin that provides improved durability and increased temperature and pressure capabilities. The Q-Series coils are suitable for steam heating applications and are available in FEP or Q-Series tubes. Tubing is offered in lengths from 4 to 16 ft, in either U-shape or straight configurations. Booth 643 — Ametek Fluoropolymer Products, Newark, Del.

Valves for low-pressure relief or vacuum breaking


This company is exhibiting its inline spring-loaded non-return valves, which are engineered for silent operation by closing quickly and smoothly to eliminate hammer noise. These versatile valves function in either a vertical or horizontal position, and can be used as low-pressure relief valves and vacuum breakers. Offered with metal-to-metal seats or soft seats, these valves come in sizes from 1/8–in. NPT to 20–in. flanged connections, with pressure ratings ranging from full vacuum to 10,000 psi. Booth 735 — Check-All Valve, Des Moines, Ill.

Mechanical seals get a diamond coating


DiamondFaces is the latest development in sealing technology from leading mechanical seal manufacturer EagleBurgmann. As the name suggests, DiamondFaces is a crystalline diamond coating for seal faces that provides maximum process reliability, vastly extended service life and improved return on investment. The use of diamond provides excellent chemical resistance and low friction, with optimal adhesion to the substrate. The new technology is suitable for a wide variety of applications in the chemical process industries, the company says. Booth 438 — EagleBurgmann, Houston, Tex.

Proven simulation software gets an upgrade


Chemstations has announced the latest release of its Chemcad suite of simulation software: version 6.0. The latest version builds on the company’s commitment to innovation, integration, and open architecture with significant improvements in both the graphical user interface and the core engineering functionality of the program. Over 1,000 organizations worldwide have chosen Chemcad. Booth 1629 — Chemstations, Houston, Tex.

MBR modules for water treatment


This new membrane bioreactor (MBR) module is self-supporting, easy to clean, and offers large surface areas. Developed specifically for wastewater treatment, the BIO-CEL module is submerged directly in the activated sludge, and the treated wastewater is drawn from the inside by vacuum. The BIO-CEL module combines the advantages of classic hollow-fiber and flat-sheet submerged modules. The self-supporting membrane sheets, just 2 mm thick, are densely packed and light in weight. The parallel arrangement of the membrane sheets significantly reduces laminar flow, and so helps prevent sludge from depositing on the membranes. The modules’ construction is also optimized to prevent the braiding of hair and fibers. Booth 431 — Microdyn-Nadir, Wiesbaden, Germany

Outsource manufacturing and engineering to India


These two Indian companies offer skilled manufacturing and engineering at competitive rates. With annual sales of $20 million, Milindia manufactures machinery for the soap and detergent industry, in which the company claims to be the market leader in India. At two facilities near New Delhi, a skilled workforce manufactures equipment of high quality. The company guarantees respect for intellectual property rights.
With experience of more than 300 process plants, Pangeaneering offers detailed engineering services for plants of up to around 1,000 pipe runs or 100 instrument loops. Starting with a basic engineering package from the process licensor, Pangeaneering produces detailed mechanical, electrical and instrumentation documents. Modern communications systems allow the company to operate as a seamless extension of its clients. Milindia (www.milindia.com), Delhi, India; Pangeaneering (www.pan geaneering.com), Noida, India
What to See at the Chem Show  (part 1)  

Dual-disc check valves cut fugitive emissions


The dual-disc wafer check-valve product line (photo) offers units in sizes of 2 to 72 in., classes 125 to 2500, and a wide range of materials. Offered in lug and flanged-body styles, these valves meet fire-safe design requirements and reduce fugitive emissions at the flange connection. This company has a large selection of lug-body dual-disc check valves in stock to meet quick-delivery requirements. Booth 1234Champion Valves, Wilmington, N.C.

Offering new solutions in seaming, this fabric is ideal for filtration


This company will display a wide variety of technical fabrics and fabrication techniques for use in advanced filtration. Their methods of seaming are ideal for many filter products, including centrifuge bags, fluid-bed dryer bag seams, candle-filter seams, nutsche bag seams, dust bags, and connector sleeves. The Sani-Seams product offers innovative solutions in seaming, such as the elimination of needle holes, a fully bonded seam area, the elimination of thread, and extended seam strength, allowing for a strong and secure seam that ensures the unlikelihood of leaks. Booth 318Sefar Filtration, Thal, Switzerland

Vacuum pumps feature variable-pitch screws for maximum efficiency


This company will present the Cobra NC 0400 B and NC 0630 B version vacuum pumps (photo), the new expansion to the Cobra product line. These vacuum pumps have a continuously variable-pitch screw design, which allows the highest efficiency without using a cooling gas. This version utilizes a new cooling- jacket design that provides excellent thermal balance and prevents corrosion of the pump casing. Booth 718Busch, Virginia Beach, Va.

Centrifuge a wider range of products with this multi-product unit


This company has launched the F-Series inverting filter centrifuge, the second generation in this line of equipment. With 50% fewer machine parts than the previous generation, the F-Series (photo, right) provides a compact design in a smaller footprint. These centrifuges employ new Pressure Added Centrifugation technology and provide a higher production throughput, as well as high flexibility in the types of products that can be centrifuged. For multi-product applications, the F-Series centrifuges provide easy clean in place capability. Booth 1319Heinkel USA, Swedesboro, N.J.

Analyze vibration spectra easily with this online monitoring system


The Vibnode online monitoring system allows users to access customized vibration spectra from a remote location. Six or twelve scanning channels are included, making the Vibnode ideal for switchbox replacement or new installations. Supplemented with the Omnitrend software, the processes of spectrum set-up, storage, and analysis are simplified. Spectra can be monitored and referenced to narrow band alarms. Then, when a vibration level exceeds an alarm band, the system will notify the user. Booth 1263Ludeca, Doral, Fla.

Choose this flange gasket to maintain a leak-free seal


For applications where gaskets’ corrosion resistance and structural strength are a priority, Texolon steel-reinforced flange gaskets should be considered. The gasket’s design of molded PTFE with a 304 stainless-steel perforated reinforcement core enhances cold-flow resistance and minimizes creep, making it ideal for use with corrosive liquids, high pressures, and large pressure variations. Because the void-free PTFE and stainless steel are corrosion- and flame- resistant, they provide plants with improved operational safety and maintain a leak-free seal by reducing the need for re-torquing. Available in standard full-face, the Texolon gasket also comes in special sizes of up to 48 in. and can be made in custom configurations to suit individual requirements. Booth 1229Plastomer Technologies, Houston, Tex.

Make chlorine, caustic soda and hypochlorite safely onsite


For the on-site production of chlorine gas, caustic soda and sodium hypochlorite, Klorigen modularized generators are classified as Inherently Safer Technology and are NSF-60 compliant. Klorigen eliminates the hazards of using liquefied and pressurized chlorine gas or bulk sodium hypochlorite from third-party suppliers. The system can produce up to 50,000 lb/d. It produces membrane-grade sodium hydroxide at 15% concentration and ultra-pure sodium hypochlorite at 12.5% concentration. Booth 1109Electrolytic Technologies Corp., North Miami Beach, Fla.

Reverse-buckling rupture disk covers a wide range of pressures


The Sigma EXL and SIGMA reverse buckling rupture disks are designed to reduce in-service disk failures caused by fatigue. Their construction allows them to operate reliably at pressures up to 95% of the rated burst pressure, the manufacturer claims. With the use of the pre-torqued SRB-7RS Safety Holder, the disk can be removed and inspected without the need to re-torque. This disk features circular scores, which allow it to burst without fragmentation and cover a wide range of burst pressures with great accuracy. A damaged disk will rupture at or below its marked burst pressure. Booth 1325BS&B Safety Systems, Tulsa, Okla.

Absorption sensor analyzes solutions in all conditions


Assuring product quality, maximizing yield, minimizing product loss, detecting contaminants and preventing excessive discharge to waste treatment facilities, the AF26 dual-channel absorption sensor precisely measures color and concentration inline. This flexible absorption sensor is qualified for use with nearly all sanitary clean-in-place and sterilize-in-place procedures, as well as hazardous, high-temperature and high-pressure conditions. Suitable applications include: analysis of chemical concentration in solutions; trace hydrocarbons and aromatics in water; free water in refined fuels; and turbidity and suspended-solid measurements. Booth 1606optek-Danulat, Germantown, Wisc.

Direct-mount valves reduce emissions and product loss


The Triac Series of direct-mount valves are certified to TA Luft low-emission rating, which requires leakage of less than 1 ppm. Compared to other valve types, this can reduce emissions and product loss by 99% or more. Key to the valves’ success is a patented 45-deg. pyramidal stem seal with Belleville washers and graphite-foil stem packing. Booth 319A-T Controls, Cincinnati, Ohio

Weigh material in dusty, wet or volatile environments


The IP69K rated Model 250X digital weight indicators utilize double O-ring seals that prevent moisture and dust ingress. The enclosure is a blend of high-impact plastic, which does not expand or contract with extreme shifts in temperature. The face of the unit is a continuous piece, with a builtin ridged keypad, making it impossible for any particles or solvents to enter the weight indicator through the keypad. Additionally, the keypad is not composed of individually moving keys; rather, the keys are controlled by sensors when they are touched. The Model 250X is intrinsically safe, making it appropriate for use in volatile environments. Booth 1639SPX GSE, Allen Park, Mich.

New rotor boosts wiped-film evaporator performance


This company has developed Powerfilm rotor technology to increase performance of wiped-film evaporators at a lower capital investment. Designed for molecular distillation, short path evaporation and wiped-film evaporation, Powerfilm allows the wiper to adjust performance depending upon the characteristics of the product. This technology comes standard with all systems manufactured by this company, and it may also be retrofitted into other wiped-film, thin-film and short-path evaporators. Booth 1009InCon Processing, Batavia, Ill.

Filters remove contaminants while conserving water


With these ORG Series filters, up to 90% less water will be lost down the drain than with the use of other self-cleaning filters, says the manufacturer. Available in sizes from 1.5 to 8 in., the filters feature a vertical design to minimize footprint. Filtration cutoffs are offered from 5 to 3,000 µm, and pump options are standard or self-priming, with motors to meet any voltage and flowrate requirements. Regardless of the specific gravity or consistency of suspended solids, each material is removed with equal efficiency. The ORG Series products are ideal for applications that require highly efficient filtration, including: pretreatment for membrane systems; on-site water reuse; side-stream cooling-tower applications; point-of-entry filtration; raw water pre-treatment; water treatment to protect chillers; and heat exchangers and pretreatment for carbon or resin beds. Booth 741Orival, Englewood, N.J.

Lab-scale centrifuge provides accurate results for scale-up


This laboratory-scale cGMP horizontal peeler centrifuge is perfect for processing small quantities of material and evaluating filtration and cake-discharge characteristics. It provides accurate scale-up to pilot and production scale, and maintains the advantages of larger centrifuges, such as automatic discharge and contained processing. With the ability to discharge solids into an alpha/beta canister, product transfer and solids handling can remain contained, eliminating the need to manually remove solids and allowing total inspection of the unit between product batches. Offered in 316L stainless steel as well as other alloys, the cGMP has a solids capacity of 2.5 L, a basket diameter of 10 in., and rotational speed of up to 3,500 rpm. Booth 1050Robatel, Pittsfield, Mass.

Vacuum filter removes solid particles as small as 0.5 µm


The Auto-Vac rotary vacuum filter can separate solid particles as small as 0.5 µm, reducing the volume of dry solids by 95% for easy disposal. The self-contained unit is pre-piped, pre-wired and skid mounted for easy installation. The Auto-Vac is available in both manual and automatic configurations. Booth 1803Alar Engineering Corp., Mokena, Ill.

3,500 psi from this API 675 diaphragm metering pump


The new ProMus high-pressure diaphragm metering pump offers flowrates of up to 101 gal/h at pressures of up to 3,500 psi. This hydraulically actuated pump is designed to API 675 specifications, and is available with stainless steel, PVDF and Hastelloy C liquid ends. Booth 1118ProMinent Fluid Controls, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Protect your safety valves with double-layer bursting discs


With extra reinforcement from a second protective layer, the KUB V series double-layer bursting disc can withstand twice the pressure in the reverse direction as it can in the venting direction. When the disc is installed upstream of a safety valve, this allows the safety valve to be tested by pressurizing the space between the two devices. The first layer of the disc determines the burst pressure, using the integral buckling pin elements common to the KUB range, while the second layer acts as a protective membrane. Advantages over single-layer reverse-acting discs include the elimination of premature failure from fatigue, and avoiding weakening of the dome from scores and grooves in the burst membrane. Booth 619REMBE Safety and Control, Brilon, Germany

Model complex processes easily with this improved software


This company will launch Version 3.1 of the gPROMS advanced process modeling platform. The gPROMS platform is currently used in industry to develop and optimize complex reaction, separation and crystallization processes. The new version provides improved usability and numerical solutions capabilities. New usability features include during-execution displays, flowsheet vector graphics, improved reports and unit-specification dialogs, and enhanced topology printing capabilities for quality assurance. The new version also contains new facilities for specification solution of non-uniform grids and facilities for multiple domains, simplifying the modeling of complex reaction processes. A unified kernel and solver architecture creates consistency across a wide range of applications, ensuring that models will execute in different environments using the same solution code as the standalone models. Booth 1650Process Systems Enterprise, London, U.K.

Mass-flow blending system promises accurate recipe management


The Model Z is a mass-flow-based blending system that is an alternative to common proportional blending systems. According to the company, it offers improved accuracy, yield and flexibility compared to proportional blending. Boasting accuracy of ±0.1% by weight, and blend ratios from 4:1 to 8:1, the Model Z has a capacity of 10,000 gal/h of finished product. With True Brix blending, the Model Z provides blending with accurate recipe management. Booth 203KHS USA, Waukesha, Wis.

Get optimum sealing with this two-stage liquid ring vacuum pump


This company will introduce its new line of pumps, which is designed to handle large amounts of liquid carryover without difficulty. The TC 8, TC 9, and TC 10 two-stage liquid-ring vacuum pumps have optional O-rings, which provide optimal sealing. They accept single-, double and cartridge mechanical seals. Suitable for harsh conditions, the pumps are available in either ductile iron or stainless steel. Other benefits include a removable bearing bracket, ISO and ANSI connections, and a new air/water separator. Booth 1418 Gardner Denver Nash, Trumbull, Conn.

Get real-time solution concentration measurements with this monitor


The CR-288 concentration monitor provides real-time, temperature-compensated concentration measurement in a compact, ultra-high-purity package. The monitor uses an optical system to accurately measure liquid chemical concentration in real time. A digital display unit and accompanying software package provide flexible options for data display, analysis and archiving. The optical sensor can handle fluids with a refractive index in the range 1.31–1.41, and temperatures up to 149°F; accuracy in measuring concentration is typically ±0.1%, and undamped response time is 1.2 s. The display unit, which can accept up to four sensors, features both 4–20 mA and digital outputs. Booth 824 Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio

Piping design software gets a selection of new features


Pipe-Flo Professional 2007, an enhanced version of previously released software, allows users to design and simulate the operation of fluid-piping systems. The program now includes the option to create models as a two-dimensional or isometric drawing using a new shape editor, which allows users to create custom shapes for pumps, tanks, components and control valves. Additionally, the capability to copy and paste between piping system models has been added, as well as the ability for users to size a unit and insert it into a system in a single step. Another timesaving feature is AutoCalc, which calculates system operations and provides results instantly. Booth 1341Engineered Software, Inc., Lacey, Wash.

A centrifuge for small-scale pharma production


This company is now offering the Model HZ 500 Ph pharma peeler centrifuge. Designed for pilot plants and small-scale production, the HZ 500 Ph has a 20-L basket and a 0.4-m2 filtration area. Features that enhance the user-friendly design include a compact configuration for portability, full-opening housing with a quick-release clamp ring, polished surfaces and a crevice-free design for easy cleaning, a novel feed-level controller, and a pneumatic peeling device. Booth 702KMPT USA, Inc., Florence, Ky.

A source of pipe fittings in corrosion-resistant alloys


This company now offers hot and cold-formed elbows and fittings in corrosion-resistant materials, including titanium grades 2, 7 and 12, zirconium 702 and several clad combinations. On show is one of a new range of cold-formed fixtures: an 8-in., Sch 40 seamless short-radius elbow made from grade 7 titanium. These new fittings are manufactured from seamless pipe, complementing the company’s range of pipe, tube, and solid metal forms. Booth 855Nu-Tech Precision Metals, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada 
Chem Show Preview II (International Edition)  

 

 

The Chem Show, North America’s largest process equipment and technology exhibition, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Over 300 exhibitors will display equipment, systems and services on the show floor, providing engineering solutions to an expected 10,000 visitors. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several special events, including the Educational Conference, organized by Chemical Engineering, the Nanotechnology and Nano-bio Symposium and Workshop and presentations at the New Products Technology Theater.

This year, the keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Kevin Swift, the chief economist and senior director at the American Chemistry Council. At 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, he will present enlightening information in his speech, entitled, “2008 and Beyond: Can Growth in the Global Chemical Industry be Sustained in Light of Recent Economic Headwinds?”

The Educational Conference is designed with technical workers in the chemical process industries (CPI) in mind, delivering current and practical information to chemical engineers of all functions. The Conference follows three main tracks, which represent important topics that are at the forefront of engineering issues today.

• Efficient Bulk Solids Handling. In all areas of the CPI, nearly two-thirds of output is handled, packaged and marketed in solid form. The handling of bulk solids presents an array of challenges, and this track aims to deliver useful rules of thumb, best practices and design considerations to overcome these challenges and handle bulk solids more efficiently

• Financially Sound Green Engineering. Often, green engineering solutions are both good for the environment and cost-efficient to run. This track addresses green topics such as energy efficiency, alternative fuels, heat transfer, water supply and the impacts of potential greenhouse-gas regulations, all with consideration on business implications

• Smooth, Safe and Secure Processes. By ensuring that a process is safe and secure, costs associated with downtime and personnel injury can be reduced. In these sessions, engineers can learn how to predict and prevent equipment failure, streamline complex tasks, and collect and manage data with the goal of minimizing costs and keeping personnel safe

The nanotechnology and nano-bio symposium and workshop, organized by Innovative Research and Products, Inc. (Stamford, Conn.) emphasizes the emerging technologies and markets of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nano-bio convergence as they relate to nanofabrication, pharmaceuticals, advanced computing, energy storage and more. Cutting edge research in the field presented by leading scientists and business leaders will be summarized. This event will bridge the gap between technology and commercialization, giving engineers and business leaders alike a chance to learn more about cutting edge research in nanotechnology.

When navigating the show floor, you can find products and services in four special product showcases. The Maintenance Showcase will feature solutions for extending plant and equipment life and minimizing downtime, including software, measurement equipment, gaskets, seals, flexible hose and more. To find solutions needed to optimize process operations for powder and bulk solids, visit the Powder Processing Showcase, where visitors can find separation and filtration equipment, extractor systems, dryers, centrifuges, vacuum and cleaning systems, and more. The Process Control and Automation Center will show solutions in running systems more efficiently with the latest instruments, controls, data collectors, scanners and more. Finally, explore solutions in engineering services and maintenance functions at the Outsourcing Services & Contract Manufacturing Pavilion.

Stop by Chemical Engineering and our sister companies, Chemical Week, SRI Consulting and Trade Fair Group at Booth 703 to pick up a copy of the Chem Show Daily, in which you will find a guide to the daily attractions and products on display. For more information on the 2007 Chem Show, please visit www.chemshow.com.

 

These units are for dry reactive milling of organic compounds

A manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment has produced the first 01-HD Laboratory Attritor with a water-cooled shaft (photo, p. 48I-1). Designed for dry reactive milling of organic compounds, this modified design includes a water-cooled shaft and a tight clearance of just 1.5 mm between the agitator arms and the tank wall. All attritors produced by this company allow users to choose between wet and dry grinding, operate in controlled temperatures, vary grinding speed, choose different tank sizes and shaft/arm designs, change media size and type, and get precise energy consumption data. Booth 700 — Union Process, Inc., Akron, Ohio

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This pump offers special tubing that delivers optimal performance

This company has redesigned its line of Masterflex B/T pumps (photo, p. 48I-1), which now features an improved intuitive loading system to quickly and easily change tubing. These pumps utilize PerfectPosition tubing, which has retention marks that indicate the exact alignment needed for optimal performance and tubing life to enhance pump efficiency. The cast-aluminum housing features an epoxy-powder coating for resistance to chemical corrosion and easy cleaning. For compliance with clean in place (CIP) and sterilize in place (SIP) protocols, the front cover swings away for easy cleaning. Booth 1119 — Cole-Parmer Instrument Co., Vernon Hills, Ill.

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Obtain realtime measurements of liquid chemicals with this monitor

Designed to monitor and control liquid chemicals, the CR-288 concentration monitor (photo, p. 48I-1) provides results that are repeatable to within 0.01%. Because the CR-288 is installed in the process stream or at the point of use where chemicals are delivered or blended, it provides accurate realtime measurements of concentration and temperature. With an accompanying software program, a technician can calibrate the unit for specific chemical mixtures. The software program also produces a graphical readout of data logging over time. Booth 824 — Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio

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Ensure accuracy, reliability with this hydraulically actuated pump

The new ProMus high-pressure, diaphragm, chemical-injection metering pump (photo, p. 48I-1) offers flowrates of up to 101 gal/h at pressures of up to 3,500 psi. This hydraulically actuated pump is built in accordance to API-675 specifications, and is available in stainless steel, polyvinylidene fluoride and Hastelloy C liquid ends. Booth 1118 — ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Choose these valves for high-pressure applications

This company offers a wide range of high-pressure valves (photo), which are available in globe and angle body patterns. These compact valves come in pressures ranging from 7,000 to 60,000 psig. The applications that this firm suggests for their high-pressure valves include: initiator flow control into a reactor; corrosion and hydrate inhibitor injection in offshore natural gas production; gas injection in offshore oil production; sampling systems requiring low dead volumes; blowing agents in molding processes; flow control in mass controller applications; and filling of high pressure cylinders. Booth 1531 — Badger Meter, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

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These new elbows and fittings come in a wide variety of alloys

This company now offers hot- and cold-formed elbows and fittings (photo) in corrosion-resistant materials, including titanium grades 2, 7 and 12, zirconium 702 and several clad combinations. One of its new cold-formed fixtures, the 8-in., SCH 40, seamless, grade-7 titanium short-radius elbow, will be on display. These new fittings are manufactured from seamless pipe, complementing this company’s product line of pipes, tubes, shapes, rods, bars, wires and other forms. Booth 885 — Nu-Tech Precision Metals, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

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An expanded line of vacuum pumps is presented by this firm

This company will present the Cobra NC 0400 B and NC 0630 B version vacuum pumps (photo). the new expansion to the Cobra product line. These vacuum pumps have a continuously variable-pitch screw design, which allows the highest efficiency without using a cooling gas. This version utilizes a new cooling jacket design that provides excellent thermal balance and prevents corrosion of the pump casing. Booth 718 — Busch, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.

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End gasket failure by insufficient load with this gasket technology

This company will display a new family of gaskets, as well as its Multi-Swell gasket technology, which is said to be the first self-loading general service gasket on the market. The Multi-Swell virtually eliminates gasket failure caused by insufficient load by creating its own load when in contact with oil or water. These gaskets cut easily and conform to irregular flanges, ensuring tight seals at lower loads. With an extremely high crush strength, the Multi-Swell gaskets allow safe installation in applications where elastomeric gaskets would typically be crushed. Booth 844 — Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, N.Y.

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This vacuum filter removes solid particles as small as 0.5 μm

The Auto-Vac rotary vacuum filter separates solids from water by drying solids, then filtering water by vacuum filtration. The filter media allows solid particles as small as 0.5 μm to be removed from the liquid, reducing the volume of the dry solids by 95% for easy disposal. The self-contained unit is pre-piped, pre-wired and skid mounted for easy installation into a facility. The Auto-Vac is available in both manual and automatic configurations. Booth 1803 — Alar Engineering Corp, Mokena, Ill.

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Produce chemicals onsite at a rate of 50,000 lb/d

For the production of elemental chlorine gas, caustic soda and sodium hypochlorite, Klorigen modularized generators provide onsite production that is classified as Inherently Safer Technology and NSF-60 compliant. Klorigen eliminates the hazards of using liquefied and pressurized chlorine gas and bulk sodium hypochlorite from third-party suppliers. This system has a production capacity of up to 50,000 lb/d and produces membrane-grade sodium hydroxide at 15% concentration and ultra-pure sodium hypochlorite at 12.5% grade concentration. Booth 1109 — Electrolytic Technologies Corp., North Miami Beach, Fla.

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Model complex processes with this improved platform

This company will launch Version 3.1 of the gproms advanced process modeling platform (photo). The gproms platform is currently used in industry for innovation and optimization of complex reaction, separation and crystallization processes. The new version will provide improved usability modeling and numerical solutions capabilities. New usability features include during-execution displays, vector flowsheeting graphics, improved reports and unit-specification dialogs, and enhanced topology printing capabilities for quality assurance. gproms will also contain new facilities for specification solution of non-uniform grids and facilities for multiple domains, simplifying the modeling of complex reaction processes. A unified kernel and solvers architecture creates consistency across a wide range of applications, ensuring that models will execute in different environments using the same solution code as the standalone models. Booth 1650 — Process Systems Enterprise Ltd., London, U.K.

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Monitor chemical inventory levels using this website

This Web-based solution (photo, p. 48I-4) helps chemical manufacturers optimize the inventory management of their customers’ facilities. AlarmAgent.com monitors chemical inventory levels at a particular site and sends notification when a low level is reached, allowing chemical manufacturers to know when to issue the next delivery or sales call. Levels can be quickly accessed at any time through the website, and manufacturers can maximize the number of chemicals delivered per delivery cycle, which optimizes and reduces costs for the delivery system. Booth 1164 — RACO Manufacturing & Engineering Co., Emeryville, Calif.

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This fluid control manufacturer offers a new line of control valves

This manufacturer of steam traps and steam products is now offering a new line of control valves. This line will feature a wide range of high-flow, top opening control valves for easy inspection and tight closure under extreme operating conditions. This line of valves fits into the company’s inventory of energy saving steam and fluid control products and services. Booth 1542 — Pennant International Corp., Edison, N.J.

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These heat exchangers handle high pressure and temperature

Slimline heat exchangers are used in the CPI for their fluoropolymeter construction, which resists corrosion and combats fouling. The new Slimline Q-Series heat exchangers (photo) are made from a resin that provides improved durability and increased temperature and pressure capabilities. The Q-Series coils are suitable for steam heating applications and are available in FEP or Q-Series tubes. Tubing is offered in lengths from 4 to 16 ft, in either U-shape or straight configurations. Booth 643 — Ametek Fluoropolymer Products, Newark, Del.

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This controller provides a fast response to gas flowrate changes

The new Model 4800 Series mass flowmeters and controllers (photo) are engineered with a MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) based thermal sensor, ensuring a fast response to changes in gas flowrate. Because the MEMS sensor allows gas to flow directly across the sensor, it achieves a faster response rate than typical thermal technologies. Using a specially designed PID algorithm to optimize control valve response, the Model 4800 ensures rapid settling times and a quick match of actual mass flow to any changes in setpoint. This instrument is ideal for the measurement and control of many common gases, including air, nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and more. Booth 803 — Emerson Process Management, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Quickly identify the composition of alloys

This company has launched the Niton XL3 Series (photo, p. 48I-5), the third generation of the Niton handheld XRF analyzers. These new analyzers provide fast alloy-grade identification and laboratory-quality composition analysis of metal alloys. A typical analysis time for routine positive-grade identification is less than two seconds. Positive material identification programs allow increased productivity and powerful documentation and reporting tools. Because the XL3 Series provides fast verification and is nondestructive, it is ideal for performing final quality control. Booth 1336 — Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass.

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Ensure batch-to-batch consistency with this reactor system

By providing realtime non-invasive monitoring of heat liberation and absorption, the ChemFlux reactor system optimizes crystallization processes and controls production to improve consistency. This reactor system measures power, enthalpy and temperature over time, then calculates crystallization data, including point of nucleation, crystal growth rate, reaction end point and effects of variants on product formation and yield. This information allows the user to identify correlations between the cooling rate, the temperature point of nucleation and the quantity of product formed. This data can then be used to control subsequent reactions to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. Booth 1318 — Powder Systems Ltd., Liverpool, U.K.

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This PTFE hose features a protective stainless-steel overbraid

Constructed of stainless-steel overbraided PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), these hoses feature an inert fluoropolymer core that offers long flexural life, low permeability, non-flammability and the lowest friction coefficient of any solid material. The stainless-steel overbraid allows the hose to be used in high-pressure applicationswhile protecting the core. This piping is offered with a True I.D. Smooth Core or a Convoluted Core, for maximum flow or enhanced flexibility, respectively. An optional silicone jacket makes stainless-steel reinforced hose easier to handle by providing heat protection. The True I.D. Smooth Core comes in diameters of 0.25 to 1.5 in. and the Convoluted Core comes in sizes of 1.5 to 4 in. Hoses function in temperatures from –52.9°C to 450°C. Booth 1630 — AdvantaPure, Southampton, Pa.

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This moisture/solids analyzer operates with accurate firmware

The Computrac MAX 2000XL moisture/solids analyzer (photo) now operates with a new enhancement, the 4.36 Advantage firmware. This firmware utilizes Rapid Loss-on-Drying methodology, providing accurate and reliable results. The user/login feature allows an operator to track and manage testing activities. Balance verification provides in-field balance check and reporting, and the balance mode allows the instrument to function as a standalone balance. Booth 943 — Arizona Instrument LLC, Tempe, Ariz.

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This dryer is ideal for a wide range of production scales

Featuring inherent structural rigidity, this circular fluid-bed dryer (photo, p. 48I-6) is constructed of lower gauge materials and smaller vibratory motors than traditional, rectangular fluid-bed processors. Additionally, the need for multiple air inlets and outlets is eliminated. The result is a small, light and efficient dryer. This unit is offered in diameters of 18 to 84 in., which makes it suitable for batch and continuous operations ranging from laboratory to medium-high volume production. These circular fluid-bed dryers are all configured for drying/heating, cooling and moisturizing. Booth 635 — Kason Corp., Millburn, N.J.

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Quickly install and adjust this pipe support system onsite

The Powerclick 63 modular pipe support system (photo) consists of four basic components that allow users to create hundreds of pipe support configurations. This system provides non-welded assembly, making it easy to quickly install and adjust onsite. As the connection components are pre-assembled and interlocking, this piping system offers positive connections. A hot-dipped galvanized standard finish on all components makes the Powerclick 63 corrosion resistant for both exterior and interior applications. Booth 409 — Halfen, Langenfeld, Germany

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Improve evaporator performance with this new rotor technology

This company has developed Powerfilm rotor technology (photo) to increase performance for wiped film evaporators at a lower capital investment. Designed for molecular distillation, short path evaporation and wiped film evaporation, Powerfilm allows the wiper to adjust performance depending upon the characteristics of the product. This technology comes standard with all systems manufactured by this company, and it may also be retrofitted into other wiped-film, thin-film and short-path evaporators. Booth 1009 — InCon Processing LLC, Batavia, Ill.

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All-electric pressure washers clean without contaminating air

These heavy-duty, all-electric hot-water-pressure washers and steam cleaners heat water using electricity rather than with a conventional oil- or gas-fired burner. This company’s line of all-electric cleaners are especially suitable for general plant maintenance and sterilization. Since there is no burner, these units emit no contaminants into the surrounding air. Units are designed for indoor or outdoor use and explosion-proof models for hazardous environments are available. They require no preheating or recovery time, making hot water available immediately. For optimal cleaning efficiency, the discharge temperature is maintained continuously. Standard ratings for steam cleaners range from 0.6–3.8 gal/min at 100 psi. For hot-water pressure washers, the ratings range from 2.3–5.7 gal/min at 600–3,000 psi. Booth 1145 — Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D.

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Achieve accurate recipe management with this blending system

The Model Z (photo, p. 48I-10) is an upgraded mass-flow, metering-based blending system that is an alternative to common proportional blending systems. Boasting meter accuracy within 0.1% by weight and blend ratios from 4:1 to 8:1, the Model Z has a normal capacity of 10,000 gal/h of finished product. According to this company, the metering-based blending system offers improved accuracy, yield and flexibility compared to proportional blending. With True Brix blending, the Model Z provides blending with accurate recipe management. Booth 203 — KHS USA, Inc., Waukesha, Wis.

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Weigh material in dusty, wet or volatile environments

The IP69K rated Model 250X digital weight indicators (photo, p. 48I-10) utilize double O-ring seals that prevent moisture and dust ingression. The enclosure is a blend of high-impact plastic, which does not expand or contract in extreme shifts in temperature. The face of the unit is a continuous piece with a builtin ridged keypad, making it impossible for any particles or solvents to enter the weight indicator through the keypad. Additionally, the keypad is not composed of individually moving keys; rather, the keys are controlled by sensors when they are touched. The Model 250X is intrinsically safe, making it appropriate for use in volatile environments. Booth 1639 — SPX GSE, Allen Park, Mich.

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This offsite manufacturing company offers engineering services

With capabilities for offsite filter and bulk-media tank manufacturing, this service produces vessels as large as 10 ft. dia. with pressure ratings of up to 2,500 psi (photo, p. 48I-11). Offsite manufacturing capabilities include plant management, engineering services and complete production facilities. Booth 1802 — Rosedale Products, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

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In coal-fired boiler applications, use this NOx and Ox monitor

Using a Zirconium Oxide sensor and non-extractive point measurement, the INM-700 in-situ NOx/Ox monitor (photo, p. 48I-9) measures NOx and Ox at high temperatures. It is designed for use in coal-fired boiler applications, such as near combustion point readings or selective-catalytic-reduction systems control. The monitor can be used for burner balancing and combustion tuning to identify problem areas in the furnace that are caused by gas stratification in specific burner columns. By accomplishing this, INM-700 improves burner efficiencies and reduce NOx. Additionally, the INM-700 can perform measurements for combustion modification techniques such as low NOx burners, over-fire air injection, gas reburn systems, boiler tuning or combustion optimization programs used in emissions compliance strategies. Booth 1643 — Horiba Instruments, Inc., Irvine, Calif.

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Put wasted power from water hammer to good use

This reactor harnesses water hammer, which this company calls “ShockWave Power,” and applies it for useful purposes. The ShockWave Power Reactor (SPR) (photo, p. 48I-11) is a continuous reactor that provides heating or microscopic mixing with the power obtained from water hammer. As liquid passes through the SPR, it is subjected to controlled cavitation. The center of the device is a spinning rotor, which generates hydrodynamic cavitation in the rotor cavities away from the metal surfaces. The microscopic cavitation bubbles that are produced then collapse, producing shockwaves that provide heating or mixing to the liquid. This company claims many benefits of this technology, including: process intensification and acceleration; improved process efficiencies; improved product quality, yield, and/or raw material savings; the reduction of process downtime and improved mixing; and an increased mass-transfer rate. Booth 961 — Hydro Dynamics, Inc., Rome, Ga.

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This program provides design support for heat transfer systems

For support in heat-transfer-fluid performance, this company provides the Therminol TLC Total Lifecycle Care team to aid customers throughout their systems’ lifecycle. The program includes system-design support, start-up assistance, training, sample analysis, flush and refill fluids, and a fluid trade-in program. With sample analysis, the company provides testing of in-service heat-transfer fluids to detect any contamination, moisture, or other conditions that can decrease performance. Liquid-phase heat-transfer systems can be cleaned with the Therminol flush fluid, a synthetic hydrocarbon heat-transfer fluid that has a flash point over 95°C and is compatible with most standard mechanical system components found in heat-transfer systems. Booth 1145 — Solutia, St. Louis, Mo.

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Handle corrosive fumes and liquids with this piping system

Designed to meet the standards of building and fire codes, the PermaShield Pipe (photo, p. 48I-8) offers design solutions for any-size corrosive fume project. The PermaShield Pipe comes in sizes of 2 to 120 in. and is offered with a full system of fittings, dampers and accessories. The strength of stainless steel and the corrosion resistance of a fluoropolymer barrier coating make the PermaShield Pipe ideal for safely handling highly corrosive and toxic fumes and fluids. Booth 1156 — Fab-Tech, Inc., Colchester, Vt.

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This manual actuator accommodates welded stainless-steel chain

This company will present the Aluminum Pocketwheel, the newest addition to its line of manual actuators. With the Pocketwheel, users can operate valves in out-of-reach locations from the floor by pulling on a welded chain. This unit is designed to accommodate applications where a welded stainless-steel chain is required. Booth 1140 — Babbitt Steam Specialty Co., New Bedford, Mass.

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Consider this company’s services for efficient Nutsche filtration

This company specializes in Nutsche pressurized-filtration technology, which provides efficient and reliable filtration, washing and drying. Designing and building Nutsche fluid filtration systems with height adjustable, reversible agitators, this firm provides equipment to a range of industries, from antibiotics separation to precious metal recovery. Booth 1441 — Steri Technologies, Bohemia, N.Y.

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Select, size and specify a customized filter with this online service

This company offers the new FilterCreator system, an open on-line service that allows customers to easily select, size, specify and price filters for a separation process. FilterCreator provides users with a comprehensive quotation as well as detailed technical specifications and drawings their filter. This system is used for the configuration of: Hoesch Filter Presses; Pannevis Horizontal Vacuum Belt Fiters; Larox Automatic Pressure Filters; Scheibler Polishing Filters; and Disc Filters Vacuum/Ceramic Disk Filters. Booth 1231 — Larox, Inc., Lappeenranta, Finland

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Elastomer seals are supplied in O-rings or custom shapes

Designed for demanding sealing applications, the Kalrez parts are effective elastomer seals. Supplied in standard O-rings or custom shapes, this material is resistant to most chemicals while offering the high-temperature stability of 327°C. Kalrez parts provide reliable, longterm service with use in highly aggressive chemical processing, semiconductor wafer processing, pharmaceutical, oil and gas recovery, aerospace and petroleum applications. Production facilities for Kalrez are ISO 9000 and AS 9100 registered. Booth 1519 — DuPont Performance Elastomers, Wilmington, Del.

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These pressure filters simplify cake removal

The Verti-Press C (VPC) filters are this company’s next generation of automatic pressure filter technology. With a stationary frame and a filter that does not open and close during the filtering process, the amount of moving parts is minimized. The VPC filter utilizes a pressurized filter chamber that forces liquid through the filtering media and allows a cake to form. This enclosed pressurized chamber also minimizes potential leaks to maintain plant hygiene and personnel safety. The VPC has horizontal filter chambers that enable cakes to form evenly for maximized removal, while also allowing more than one filter to be stacked on top of one another to minimize footprint. In multiple-chamber situations, chambers operate independently and can be isolated to maximize run times. For wastewater applications, the VPC is typically constructed out of 304 stainless steel. Booth 550 — Filtra-Systems, Farmington Hills, Mich.

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Use these valves as low-pressure relief vales or vacuum breakers

This company will exhibit its inline spring-loaded non-return valves, which are engineered for silent operation by closing quickly and smoothly to eliminate hammer noise. These versatile valves function in either a vertical or horizontal position, and can be used as low-pressure relief valves and vacuum breakers. Offered with metal-to-metal seats or soft seats, these valves come in sizes from 1/8–in. NPT (National Pipe Thread) to 20–in. flanged connections with pressure ratings ranging from full vacuum to 10,000 psi. Booth 735 — Check-All Valve, Des Moines, Ill.

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Analyzing filters are now available in a wide range of sizes

Size 47-mm filter discs are widely used for analysis purposes in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which demand high accuracy and high purity of their products. This company now offers 47-mm membrane discs (photo) for use in laboratory scale to high-volume production. Available membrane materials include PES, PS, RC and PVDF. Filtration sizes are available for microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration, making these fitlers suitable for isolating bacteria, molecule rejection and retention of multivalent salts respectively. The 47-mm membrane discs are supplied on an easy pull-off dispenser and are offered for use with large volumes as well as small laboratory quantities. Booth 431 — Microdyn Technologies, Inc., Wiesbaden, Germany

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This versatile contained filter suits R&D

This small-scale contained filter dryer (photo) is ideal for API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) chemical kilo laboratories that require filtration and drying of a slurry from multiple reactors of various sizes. It comes with a 0.05-m2 filtration area with a 15-L liquid capacity and a wet-cake capacity of 2 to 8 L, making it ideal for multi product kilo facilities. The filter is designed with C22 alloy product contacts to allow flexibility in solvent usage. The compact design facilitates easy transportation of the unit while also minimizing the pipe lengths between reactor discharge and filter dryer to reduce slurry losses. Booth 1318 — Powder Systems Ltd., Liverpool, U.K.

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Chem Show Preview II (North American edition)

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The Chem Show, North America’s largest process equipment and technology exhibition, will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Over 300 exhibitors will display equipment, systems and services on the show floor, providing engineering solutions to an expected 10,000 visitors. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several special events, including the Educational Conference, organized by Chemical Engineering, the Nanotechnology and Nano-bio Symposium and Workshop and presentations at the New Products Technology Theater.

This year, the keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Kevin Swift, the chief economist and senior director at the American Chemistry Council. At 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, he will present enlightening information in his speech, entitled, “2008 and Beyond: Can Growth in the Global Chemical Industry be Sustained in Light of Recent Economic Headwinds?”

The Educational Conference is designed with technical workers in the chemical process industries (CPI) in mind, delivering current and practical information to chemical engineers of all functions. The Conference follows three main tracks, which represent important topics that are at the forefront of engineering issues today.

• Efficient Bulk Solids Handling. In all areas of the CPI, nearly two-thirds of output is handled, packaged and marketed in solid form. The handling of bulk solids presents an array of challenges, and this track aims to deliver useful rules of thumb, best practices and design considerations to overcome these challenges and handle bulk solids more efficiently

• Financially Sound Green Engineering. Often, green engineering solutions are both good for the environment and cost-efficient to run. This track addresses green topics such as energy efficiency, alternative fuels, heat transfer, water supply and the impacts of potential greenhouse-gas regulations, all with consideration on business implications

• Smooth, Safe and Secure Processes. By ensuring that a process is safe and secure, costs associated with downtime and personnel injury can be reduced. In these sessions, engineers can learn how to predict and prevent equipment failure, streamline complex tasks, and collect and manage data with the goal of minimizing costs and keeping personnel safe

The nanotechnology and nano-bio symposium and workshop, organized by Innovative Research and Products, Inc. (Stamford, Conn.) emphasizes the emerging technologies and markets of nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nano-bio convergence as they relate to nanofabrication, pharmaceuticals, advanced computing, energy storage and more. Cutting edge research in the field presented by leading scientists and business leaders will be summarized. This event will bridge the gap between technology and commercialization, giving engineers and business leaders alike a chance to learn more about cutting edge research in nanotechnology.

When navigating the show floor, you can find products and services in four special product showcases. The Maintenance Showcase will feature solutions for extending plant and equipment life and minimizing downtime, including software, measurement equipment, gaskets, seals, flexible hose and more. To find solutions needed to optimize process operations for powder and bulk solids, visit the Powder Processing Showcase, where visitors can find separation and filtration equipment, extractor systems, dryers, centrifuges, vacuum and cleaning systems, and more. The Process Control and Automation Center will show solutions in running systems more efficiently with the latest instruments, controls, data collectors, scanners and more. Finally, explore solutions in engineering services and maintenance functions at the Outsourcing Services & Contract Manufacturing Pavilion.

Stop by Chemical Engineering and our sister companies, Chemical Week, SRI Consulting and Trade Fair Group at Booth 703 to pick up a copy of the Chem Show Daily, in which you will find a guide to the daily attractions and products on display. For more information on the 2007 Chem Show, please visit www.chemshow.com.

 

These units are for dry reactive milling of organic compounds

A manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment has produced the first 01-HD Laboratory Attritor with a water-cooled shaft (photo, p. 48D-1). Designed for dry reactive milling of organic compounds, this modified design includes a water-cooled shaft and a tight clearance of just 1.5 mm between the agitator arms and the tank wall. All attritors produced by this company allow users to choose between wet and dry grinding, operate in controlled temperatures, vary grinding speed, choose different tank sizes and shaft/arm designs, change media size and type, and get precise energy consumption data. Booth 700 — Union Process, Inc., Akron, Ohio

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This pump offers special tubing that delivers optimal performance

This company has redesigned its line of Masterflex B/T pumps (photo, p. 48D-1), which now features an improved intuitive loading system to quickly and easily change tubing. These pumps utilize PerfectPosition tubing, which has retention marks that indicate the exact alignment needed for optimal performance and tubing life to enhance pump efficiency. The cast-aluminum housing features an epoxy-powder coating for resistance to chemical corrosion and easy cleaning. For compliance with clean in place (CIP) and sterilize in place (SIP) protocols, the front cover swings away for easy cleaning. Booth 1119 — Cole-Parmer Instrument Co., Vernon Hills, Ill.

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Obtain realtime measurements of liquid chemicals with this monitor

Designed to monitor and control liquid chemicals, the CR-288 concentration monitor (photo, p. 48D-1) provides results that are repeatable to within 0.01%. Because the CR-288 is installed in the process stream or at the point of use where chemicals are delivered or blended, it provides accurate realtime measurements of concentration and temperature. With an accompanying software program, a technician can calibrate the unit for specific chemical mixtures. The software program also produces a graphical readout of data logging over time. Booth 824 — Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio

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Ensure accuracy, reliability with this hydraulically actuated pump

The new ProMus high-pressure, diaphragm, chemical-injection metering pump (photo, p. 48D-1) offers flowrates of up to 101 gal/h at pressures of up to 3,500 psi. This hydraulically actuated pump is built in accordance to API-675 specifications, and is available in stainless steel, polyvinylidene fluoride and Hastelloy C liquid ends. Booth 1118 — ProMinent Fluid Controls, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Choose these valves for high-pressure applications

This company offers a wide range of high-pressure valves (photo, p. 48D-2), which are available in globe and angle body patterns. These compact valves come in pressures ranging from 7,000 to 60,000 psig. The applications that this firm suggests for their high-pressure valves include: initiator flow control into a reactor; corrosion and hydrate inhibitor injection in offshore natural gas production; gas injection in offshore oil production; sampling systems requiring low dead volumes; blowing agents in molding processes; flow control in mass controller applications; and filling of high pressure cylinders. Booth 1531 — Badger Meter, Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

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These new elbows and fittings come in a wide variety of alloys

This company now offers hot- and cold-formed elbows and fittings (photo, p. 48D-2) in corrosion-resistant materials, including titanium grades 2, 7 and 12, zirconium 702 and several clad combinations. One of its new cold-formed fixtures, the 8-in., SCH 40, seamless, grade-7 titanium short-radius elbow, will be on display. These new fittings are manufactured from seamless pipe, complementing this company’s product line of pipes, tubes, shapes, rods, bars, wires and other forms. Booth 885 — Nu-Tech Precision Metals, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada

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An expanded line of vacuum pumps is presented by this firm

This company will present the Cobra NC 0400 B and NC 0630 B version vacuum pumps (photo). the new expansion to the Cobra product line. These vacuum pumps have a continuously variable-pitch screw design, which allows the highest efficiency without using a cooling gas. This version utilizes a new cooling jacket design that provides excellent thermal balance and prevents corrosion of the pump casing. Booth 718 — Busch, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.

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End gasket failure by insufficient load with this gasket technology

This company will display a new family of gaskets, as well as its Multi-Swell gasket technology, which is said to be the first self-loading general service gasket on the market. The Multi-Swell virtually eliminates gasket failure caused by insufficient load by creating its own load when in contact with oil or water. These gaskets cut easily and conform to irregular flanges, ensuring tight seals at lower loads. With an extremely high crush strength, the Multi-Swell gaskets allow safe installation in applications where elastomeric gaskets would typically be crushed. Booth 844 — Garlock Sealing Technologies, Palmyra, N.Y.

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This vacuum filter removes solid particles as small as 0.5 μm

The Auto-Vac rotary vacuum filter separates solids from water by drying solids, then filtering water by vacuum filtration. The filter media allows solid particles as small as 0.5 μm to be removed from the liquid, reducing the volume of the dry solids by 95% for easy disposal. The self-contained unit is pre-piped, pre-wired and skid mounted for easy installation into a facility. The Auto-Vac is available in both manual and automatic configurations. Booth 1803 — Alar Engineering Corp, Mokena, Ill.

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Produce chemicals onsite at a rate of 50,000 lb/d

For the production of elemental chlorine gas, caustic soda and sodium hypochlorite, Klorigen modularized generators provide onsite production that is classified as Inherently Safer Technology and NSF-60 compliant. Klorigen eliminates the hazards of using liquefied and pressurized chlorine gas and bulk sodium hypochlorite from third-party suppliers. This system has a production capacity of up to 50,000 lb/d and produces membrane-grade sodium hydroxide at 15% concentration and ultra-pure sodium hypochlorite at 12.5% grade concentration. Booth 1109 — Electrolytic Technologies Corp., North Miami Beach, Fla.

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Monitor chemical inventory levels using this website

This Web-based solution (photo) helps chemical manufacturers optimize the inventory management of their customers’ facilities. AlarmAgent.com monitors chemical inventory levels at a particular site and sends notification when a low level is reached, allowing chemical manufacturers to know when to issue the next delivery or sales call. Levels can be quickly accessed at any time through the website, and manufacturers can maximize the number of chemicals delivered per delivery cycle, which optimizes and reduces costs for the delivery system. Booth 1164 — RACO Manufacturing & Engineering Co., Emeryville, Calif.

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Model complex processes with this improved platform

This company will launch Version 3.1 of the gproms advanced process modeling platform (photo). The gproms platform is currently used in industry for innovation and optimization of complex reaction, separation and crystallization processes. The new version will provide improved usability modeling and numerical solutions capabilities. New usability features include during-execution displays, vector flowsheeting graphics, improved reports and unit-specification dialogs, and enhanced topology printing capabilities for quality assurance. gproms will also contain new facilities for specification solution of non-uniform grids and facilities for multiple domains, simplifying the modeling of complex reaction processes. A unified kernel and solvers architecture creates consistency across a wide range of applications, ensuring that models will execute in different environments using the same solution code as the standalone models. Booth 1650 — Process Systems Enterprise Ltd., London, U.K.

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This fluid control manufacturer offers a new line of control valves

This manufacturer of steam traps and steam products is now offering a new line of control valves. This line will feature a wide range of high-flow, top opening control valves for easy inspection and tight closure under extreme operating conditions. This line of valves fits into the company’s inventory of energy saving steam and fluid control products and services. Booth 1542 — Pennant International Corp., Edison, N.J.

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These heat exchangers handle high pressure and temperature

Slimline heat exchangers are used in the CPI for their fluoropolymeter construction, which resists corrosion and combats fouling. The new Slimline Q-Series heat exchangers (photo, p. 48D-8) are made from a resin that provides improved durability and increased temperature and pressure capabilities. The Q-Series coils are suitable for steam heating applications and are available in FEP or Q-Series tubes. Tubing is offered in lengths from 4 to 16 ft, in either U-shape or straight configurations. Booth 643 — Ametek Fluoropolymer Products, Newark, Del.

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This controller provides a fast response to gas flowrate changes

The new Model 4800 Series mass flowmeters and controllers (photo) are engineered with a MEMS (micro electro mechanical system) based thermal sensor, ensuring a fast response to changes in gas flowrate. Because the MEMS sensor allows gas to flow directly across the sensor, it achieves a faster response rate than typical thermal technologies. Using a specially designed PID algorithm to optimize control valve response, the Model 4800 ensures rapid settling times and a quick match of actual mass flow to any changes in setpoint. This instrument is ideal for the measurement and control of many common gases, including air, nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and more. Booth 803 — Emerson Process Management, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Quickly identify the composition of alloys

This company has launched the Niton XL3 Series (photo), the third generation of the Niton handheld XRF analyzers. These new analyzers provide fast alloy-grade identification and laboratory-quality composition analysis of metal alloys. A typical analysis time for routine positive-grade identification is less than two seconds. Positive material identification programs allow increased productivity and powerful documentation and reporting tools. Because the XL3 Series provides fast verification and is nondestructive, it is ideal for performing final quality control. Booth 1336 — Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, Mass.

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Ensure batch-to-batch consistency with this reactor system

By providing realtime non-invasive monitoring of heat liberation and absorption, the ChemFlux reactor system optimizes crystallization processes and controls production to improve consistency. This reactor system measures power, enthalpy and temperature over time, then calculates crystallization data, including point of nucleation, crystal growth rate, reaction end point and effects of variants on product formation and yield. This information allows the user to identify correlations between the cooling rate, the temperature point of nucleation and the quantity of product formed. This data can then be used to control subsequent reactions to ensure batch-to-batch consistency. Booth 1318 — Powder Systems Ltd., Liverpool, U.K.

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This PTFE hose features a protective stainless-steel overbraid

Constructed of stainless-steel overbraided PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), these hoses feature an inert fluoropolymer core that offers long flexural life, low permeability, non-flammability and the lowest friction coefficient of any solid material. The stainless-steel overbraid allows the hose to be used in high-pressure applicationswhile protecting the core. This piping is offered with a True I.D. Smooth Core or a Convoluted Core, for maximum flow or enhanced flexibility, respectively. An optional silicone jacket makes stainless-steel reinforced hose easier to handle by providing heat protection. The True I.D. Smooth Core comes in diameters of 0.25 to 1.5 in. and the Convoluted Core comes in sizes of 1.5 to 4 in. Hoses function in temperatures from –52.9°C to 450°C. Booth 1630 — AdvantaPure, Southampton, Pa.

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This moisture/solids analyzer operates with accurate firmware

The Computrac MAX 2000XL moisture/solids analyzer (photo) now operates with a new enhancement, the 4.36 Advantage firmware. This firmware utilizes Rapid Loss-on-Drying methodology, providing accurate and reliable results. The user/login feature allows an operator to track and manage testing activities. Balance verification provides in-field balance check and reporting, and the balance mode allows the instrument to function as a standalone balance. Booth 943 — Arizona Instrument LLC, Tempe, Ariz.

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This dryer is ideal for a wide range of production scales

Featuring inherent structural rigidity, this circular fluid-bed dryer (photo) is constructed of lower gauge materials and smaller vibratory motors than traditional, rectangular fluid-bed processors. Additionally, the need for multiple air inlets and outlets is eliminated. The result is a small, light and efficient dryer. This unit is offered in diameters of 18 to 84 in., which makes it suitable for batch and continuous operations ranging from laboratory to medium-high volume production. These circular fluid-bed dryers are all configured for drying/heating, cooling and moisturizing. Booth 635 — Kason Corp., Millburn, N.J.

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Quickly install and adjust this pipe support system onsite

The Powerclick 63 modular pipe support system (photo) consists of four basic components that allow users to create hundreds of pipe support configurations. This system provides non-welded assembly, making it easy to quickly install and adjust onsite. As the connection components are pre-assembled and interlocking, this piping system offers positive connections. A hot-dipped galvanized standard finish on all components makes the Powerclick 63 corrosion resistant for both exterior and interior applications. Booth 409 — Halfen, Langenfeld, Germany

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Improve evaporator performance with this new rotor technology

This company has developed Powerfilm rotor technology (photo) to increase performance for wiped film evaporators at a lower capital investment. Designed for molecular distillation, short path evaporation and wiped film evaporation, Powerfilm allows the wiper to adjust performance depending upon the characteristics of the product. This technology comes standard with all systems manufactured by this company, and it may also be retrofitted into other wiped-film, thin-film and short-path evaporators. Booth 1009 — InCon Processing LLC, Batavia, Ill.

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All-electric pressure washers clean without contaminating air

These heavy-duty, all-electric hot-water-pressure washers and steam cleaners heat water using electricity rather than with a conventional oil- or gas-fired burner. This company’s line of all-electric cleaners are especially suitable for general plant maintenance and sterilization. Since there is no burner, these units emit no contaminants into the surrounding air. Units are designed for indoor or outdoor use and explosion-proof models for hazardous environments are available. They require no preheating or recovery time, making hot water available immediately. For optimal cleaning efficiency, the discharge temperature is maintained continuously. Standard ratings for steam cleaners range from 0.6–3.8 gal/min at 100 psi. For hot-water pressure washers, the ratings range from 2.3–5.7 gal/min at 600–3,000 psi. Booth 1145 — Sioux Corp., Beresford, S.D.

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Achieve accurate recipe management with this blending system

The Model Z (photo) is an upgraded mass-flow, metering-based blending system that is an alternative to common proportional blending systems. Boasting meter accuracy within 0.1% by weight and blend ratios from 4:1 to 8:1, the Model Z has a normal capacity of 10,000 gal/h of finished product. According to this company, the metering-based blending system offers improved accuracy, yield and flexibility compared to proportional blending. With True Brix blending, the Model Z provides blending with accurate recipe management. Booth 203 — KHS USA, Inc., Waukesha, Wis.

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Weigh material in dusty, wet or volatile environments

The IP69K rated Model 250X digital weight indicators (photo) utilize double O-ring seals that prevent moisture and dust ingression. The enclosure is a blend of high-impact plastic, which does not expand or contract in extreme shifts in temperature. The face of the unit is a continuous piece with a builtin ridged keypad, making it impossible for any particles or solvents to enter the weight indicator through the keypad. Additionally, the keypad is not composed of individually moving keys; rather, the keys are controlled by sensors when they are touched. The Model 250X is intrinsically safe, making it appropriate for use in volatile environments. Booth 1639 — SPX GSE, Allen Park, Mich.

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This offsite manufacturing company offers engineering services

With capabilities for offsite filter and bulk-media tank manufacturing, this service produces vessels as large as 10 ft. dia. with pressure ratings of up to 2,500 psi (photo). Offsite manufacturing capabilities include plant management, engineering services and complete production facilities. Booth 1802 — Rosedale Products, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Put wasted power from water hammer to good use

This reactor harnesses water hammer, which this company calls “ShockWave Power,” and applies it for useful purposes. The ShockWave Power Reactor (SPR) (photo) is a continuous reactor that provides heating or microscopic mixing with the power obtained from water hammer. As liquid passes through the SPR, it is subjected to controlled cavitation. The center of the device is a spinning rotor, which generates hydrodynamic cavitation in the rotor cavities away from the metal surfaces. The microscopic cavitation bubbles that are produced then collapse, producing shockwaves that provide heating or mixing to the liquid. This company claims many benefits of this technology, including: process intensification and acceleration; improved process efficiencies; improved product quality, yield, and/or raw material savings; the reduction of process downtime and improved mixing; and an increased mass-transfer rate. Booth 961 — Hydro Dynamics, Inc., Rome, Ga.

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This program provides design support for heat transfer systems

For support in heat-transfer-fluid performance, this company provides the Therminol TLC Total Lifecycle Care team to aid customers throughout their systems’ lifecycle. The program includes system-design support, start-up assistance, training, sample analysis, flush and refill fluids, and a fluid trade-in program. With sample analysis, the company provides testing of in-service heat-transfer fluids to detect any contamination, moisture, or other conditions that can decrease performance. Liquid-phase heat-transfer systems can be cleaned with the Therminol flush fluid, a synthetic hydrocarbon heat-transfer fluid that has a flash point over 95°C and is compatible with most standard mechanical system components found in heat-transfer systems. Booth 1145 — Solutia, St. Louis, Mo.

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Handle corrosive fumes and liquids with this piping system

Designed to meet the standards of building and fire codes, the PermaShield Pipe (photo) offers design solutions for any-size corrosive fume project. The PermaShield Pipe comes in sizes of 2 to 120 in. and is offered with a full system of fittings, dampers and accessories. The strength of stainless steel and the corrosion resistance of a fluoropolymer barrier coating make the PermaShield Pipe ideal for safely handling highly corrosive and toxic fumes and fluids. Booth 1156 — Fab-Tech, Inc., Colchester, Vt.

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This manual actuator accommodates welded stainless steel chain

This company will present the Aluminum Pocketwheel, the newest addition to its line of manual actuators. With the Pocketwheel, users can operate valves in out-of-reach locations from the floor by pulling on a welded chain. This unit is designed to accommodate applications where a welded stainless-steel chain is required. Booth 1140 — Babbitt Steam Specialty Co., New Bedford, Mass.

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Consider this company’s services for efficient Nutsche filtration

This company specializes in Nutsche pressurized-filtration technology, which provides efficient and reliable filtration, washing and drying. Designing and building Nutsche fluid filtration systems with height adjustable, reversible agitators, this firm provides equipment to a range of industries, from antibiotics separation to precious metal recovery. Booth 1441 — Steri Technologies, Bohemia, N.Y.

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Select, size and specify a customized filter with this online service

This company offers the new FilterCreator system, an open on-line service that allows customers to easily select, size, specify and price filters for a separation process. FilterCreator provides users with a comprehensive quotation as well as detailed technical specifications and drawings their filter. This system is used for the configuration of: Hoesch Filter Presses; Pannevis Horizontal Vacuum Belt Fiters; Larox Automatic Pressure Filters; Scheibler Polishing Filters; and Disc Filters Vacuum/Ceramic Disk Filters. Booth 1231 — Larox, Inc., Lappeenranta, Finland

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In coal-fired boiler applications, use this NOx and Ox monitor

Using a Zirconium Oxide sensor and non-extractive point measurement, the INM-700 in-situ NOx/Ox monitor (photo) measures NOx and Ox at high temperatures. It is designed for use in coal-fired boiler applications, such as near combustion point readings or selective-catalytic-reduction systems control. The monitor can be used for burner balancing and combustion tuning to identify problem areas in the furnace that are caused by gas stratification in specific burner columns. By accomplishing this, INM-700 improves burner efficiencies and reduce NOx. Additionally, the INM-700 can perform measurements for combustion modification techniques such as low NOx burners, over-fire air injection, gas reburn systems, boiler tuning or combustion optimization programs used in emissions compliance strategies. Booth 1643 — Horiba Instruments, Inc., Irvine, Calif.

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Elastomer seals are supplied in O-rings or custom shapes

Designed for demanding sealing applications, the Kalrez parts are effective elastomer seals. Supplied in standard O-rings or custom shapes, this material is resistant to most chemicals while offering the high-temperature stability of 327°C. Kalrez parts provide reliable, longterm service with use in highly aggressive chemical processing, semiconductor wafer processing, pharmaceutical, oil and gas recovery, aerospace and petroleum applications. Production facilities for Kalrez are ISO 9000 and AS 9100 registered. Booth 1519 — DuPont Performance Elastomers, Wilmington, Del.

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Analyzing filters are now available in a wide range of sizes

Size 47-mm filter discs are widely used for analysis purposes in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, which demand high accuracy and high purity of their products. This company now offers 47-mm membrane discs (photo) for use in laboratory scale to high-volume production. Available membrane materials include PES, PS, RC and PVDF. Filtration sizes are available for microfiltration, ultrafiltration and nanofiltration, making these fitlers suitable for isolating bacteria, molecule rejection and retention of multivalent salts respectively. The 47-mm membrane discs are supplied on an easy pull-off dispenser and are offered for use with large volumes as well as small laboratory quantities. Booth 431 — Microdyn Technologies, Inc., Wiesbaden, Germany

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These pressure filters simplify cake removal

The Verti-Press C (VPC) filters are this company’s next generation of automatic pressure filter technology. With a stationary frame and a filter that does not open and close during the filtering process, the amount of moving parts is minimized. The VPC filter utilizes a pressurized filter chamber that forces liquid through the filtering media and allows a cake to form. This enclosed pressurized chamber also minimizes potential leaks to maintain plant hygiene and personnel safety. The VPC has horizontal filter chambers that enable cakes to form evenly for maximized removal, while also allowing more than one filter to be stacked on top of one another to minimize footprint. In multiple-chamber situations, chambers operate independently and can be isolated to maximize run times. For wastewater applications, the VPC is typically constructed out of 304 stainless steel. Booth 550 — Filtra-Systems, Farmington Hills, Mich.

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Use these valves as low-pressure relief vales or vacuum breakers

This company will exhibit its inline spring-loaded non-return valves, which are engineered for silent operation by closing quickly and smoothly to eliminate hammer noise. These versatile valves function in either a vertical or horizontal position, and can be used as low-pressure relief valves and vacuum breakers. Offered with metal-to-metal seats or soft seats, these valves come in sizes from 1/8–in. NPT (National Pipe Thread) to 20–in. flanged connections with pressure ratings ranging from full vacuum to 10,000 psi. Booth 735 — Check-All Valve, Des Moines, Ill.

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This versatile contained filter suits R&D

This small-scale contained filter dryer (photo) is ideal for API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) chemical kilo laboratories that require filtration and drying of a slurry from multiple reactors of various sizes. It comes with a 0.05-m2 filtration area with a 15-L liquid capacity and a wet-cake capacity of 2 to 8 L, making it ideal for multi product kilo facilities. The filter is designed with C22 alloy product contacts to allow flexibility in solvent usage. The compact design facilitates easy transportation of the unit while also minimizing the pipe lengths between reactor discharge and filter dryer to reduce slurry losses. Booth 1318 — Powder Systems Ltd., Liverpool, U.K.

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Centrifuge a wider range of products with this multi-product unit

This company has launched the F-Series inverting filter centrifuge (photo), the second generation in this line of equipment. With 50% fewer machine parts than the previous generation, the F-Series provides a compact design in a smaller footprint. These centrifuges employ new Pressure Added Centrifugation technology and provide a higher production throughput, as well as high flexibility in the types of products that can be centrifuged. For multi-product applications, the F-Series centrifuges provide easy CIP capability. Booth 1319 — Heinkel USA, Swedesboro, N.J.

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This program provides design support, and more for heat transfer systems

This company is a full-service, nationwide specialty contractor providing services in demolition, dismantling, industrial gutting, plant stripouts, scrap metals recycling, equipment removal/salvage, environmental remediation, industrial cleaning and high structure removal. The wide range of services provided by this contractor allows customers to simplify their contracting needs and reduce costs. This firm is also available for assistance with budget proposals for potential projects, firm estimates and technical questions. Booth 1145 — Frontier Industrial Corp., Tonawanda, N.Y.

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