The Jupiter gas-detection system model HVS4000 (photo) monitors and reports information about hazardous and toxic gases to Scada systems. It is a microprocessor-based instrument capable of detecting a wide range of toxic gases in ppm quantities, including ammonia, carbon monoxide, ozone, chlorine dioxide and sulfur dioxide. The HVS4000 can also detect oxygen deficiency. Built with intrinsically safe inputs for use in hazardous locations, the system is certified as explosion-proof. Product features include a sensor-life indicator, an easy-to-read display, two settable internal relays and dual Modbus connections. — Halogen Valve System Inc., Irvine, Calif.www.halogenvalve.com
The ¾ NPT Super Air Nozzle (photo) delivers 4.5 lb of strong blowing force for blowoff, cooling and drying applications located in corrosive, high-temperature, food and pharmaceutical environments. According to the company, the force generated by the stainless-steel nozzle is more than five times that of other air nozzles. The NPT nozzle is ideal for blowing heavy materials and for situations where the air nozzle cannot be mounted close to the target surface. The design of the air nozzle directs the compressed air to a single point of convergence to deliver a concentrated stream of high-velocity airflow. It meets OSHA standards for sound level, and is designed to prevent blocking. At 80 psi, the air consumption is 91 ft3/min. — Exair Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio
The Oakton 2700 Series pH meters have an expanded range; they are capable of measuring pH values from –2.000 to 20.000 with accuracies of ±0.002 and a resolution of 0.001. The pH meter has an oversized, backlit display. The meters can stamp all calibration data and stored data with time and date, according to good laboratory practices (GLP). Other instruments in the series can measure ion concentration, dissolved oxygen and more. — Cole-Parmer, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Mitos Sensor units (photo) are designed to measure flow and pressure in microfluidic systems. Capable of displaying results in realtime, the sensors have low internal volumes, and are designed to minimize interference with the liquid flow. The Mitos Sensor system includes a display unit, which interfaces with each of five flowrate sensors and one pressure sensor. The pressure sensor can measure pressures between –0.5 and 30 bar. The sensor units can be used to develop instrument systems for applications in environmental monitoring, petrochemicals, food and beverage, agriculture, chemicals and others. — Dolomite Centre Ltd., Royston, U.K.
The HPR Series reactors (photo) are designed for researchers interested in performing pressurized chemical reactions for synthesis or process development. The stirred reactors range in size from 50 mL to 4 L, and may be operated at up to 10,000 psi and 350C. The reactors are equipped with a magnetically coupled impeller for optimal mixing. These benchtop models are ideal for studies on catalysis, polymerization, hydrogenation, oxidation, isomerization and dehydrogenation. Supplied as ready-to-use equipment, the reactors fit into a fume hood. — Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Newark, Del.
The Autolab Twingle (photo) is a dual-channel surface-plasmon resonance system that allows users to perform high-accuracy measurements of molecular and kinetic interactions. The versatile, double-channel system can make simultaneous electrochemical measurements and is an ideal sensor for a research laboratory. Features of the Twingle include highly flexible data and control software, easy sample recovery and customizable kinetic evaluations and sample control. In addition, the company says, the instrument has a small footprint and an affordable price. — Metrohm USA Inc., Riverview, Fla.
The Liquiline CM442 (photo) is a four-wire, two-parameter transmitter for analytical sensing applications. The device can accept data from two sensors and measure any combination of parameters, including turbidity and suspended solids, dissolved oxygen, pH, chlorine and conductivity. Using one instrument for measuring two process variables saves money and space. Liquiline’s sensor inputs have a digital interface with plug-and-play capabilities, allowing users to interchange sensors quickly for calibration or other purposes. — Endress+Hauser, Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
OpenPlant Modeler V8i 3-D plant modeling software (photo) enables realtime seamless sharing and data interoperability across different organizations and systems using an internationally recognized standard (ISO 15926; Realtime Interoperable Network Grids) — the first commercially available software to do so, according to the developer. Designed to address workflow requirements of globally distributed-and-sourced plant projects, OpenPlant Modeler V8i and related products extend integration among multiple infrastructure disciplines and improve team collaboration. OpenPlant Modeler provides functionality for piping and equipment, and serves all other disciplines involved in real-world plant design projects, including civil, construction, environmental, HVAC, process design and others. — Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa.www.bentley.com
The Megatron MT-VP powder dispersing/induction machine (photo) generates strong suction that prevents formation of lumps during the powder induction and wetting phase. The absence of lumps prevents plugging of the powder supply line, and improves the dispersing efficiency. Designed to be used both in pilot plant and production environments, the Megatron efficiently disperses powders into a flowing liquid regardless of density, and is appropriate for chemical, pharmaceutical and foodstuffs applications. — Kinematica Inc., Bohemia, N.Y.
The FS10A Flow Switch/Monitor is designed to continuously verify flows within liquid or gas process analyzer sampling systems. The small and lightweight instrument has no moving parts for reliable, virtually maintenance-free operation. The instrument is appropriate for a wide range of process- and emissions-sampling systems, including gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers, optical spectrometers and others. The FS10A is based on a thermal dispersion system that relates temperature differentials to mass flow. The corrosion-resistant instrument can operate across a wide flow range (50 to 10,000 cm3/h). Beyond tripping at a designated flow level, the instrument can also monitor flow for greater predictive power and calibrations can also be stored. — Fluid Components International LLC, San Marcos, Calif.
The MicroPulse is a solid-state means of producing small pulses of various gases. It is intended as an alternative to mechanical syringes. The compact instrument contains a miniature heat exchanger and precision temperature controller that can be fitted into process-control circuits without adding volume. MicroPulse delivers up to 1.75 mL of gas at standard temperature and pressure. Advantages of the device include: no moving parts, no need for compressed-air source, and the application to which it is connected can initiate a flow pulse automatically at any interval. — Intertech Development Co., Skokie, Ill.
The UP Series of self-priming gear pumps is available in configurations that make them ideal for water processing, as well as oil, fuel or antifreeze transfer. The pumps also work well with seawater, acids and alkaline solutions. There are six models in the series, all with different flow and pressure capabilities. The pumps are available with nickel-plated bronze or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) gears, and stainless-steel or brass pump bodies. — Clark Solutions Inc., Hudson, Mass.
Spira-Trol control valves have extended options to ensure that the valves can be optimized for a specific customer application. Pneumatic-piston actuators have been added to the diaphragm and electric actuator ranges. The free-float design provides users with longer stem-seal life and improved valve shut-off performance. Spira-trol valves also now feature better capacities and a balanced trim option for high differential pressures. The valves are now additionally available in 6- and 8-in. sizes, due to high demand, says the company. — Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C.
The FMG600 Series electromagnetic flowmeters (photo) are designed for measurement of conductive liquids. With no moving parts and a PTFE lining, the FMG600 meters can handle applications involving wastewater, pulp, foodstuffs and slurries. Standard outputs include analog, frequency, and RS485 communications. An optional sanitary tri-clamp mounting system allows use of the FMG600 flowmeters in applications not previously open to magmeters. Local- and remote-display models are available. — Omega Engineering Inc., Stamford, Conn.
The CSI 9420 is a smart, wireless vibration transmitter that delivers detailed information for machinery analysis to vibration experts, such as direct alerts on high vibration caused by cavitation or bearing defects, and high-resolution spectra. The CSI 9420 connects easily to any machine, and its wireless capabilities make the instrument ideal for monitoring equipment in remote or hard-to-reach locations. The vibration transmitter has shown effectiveness in several applications, says the company, including monitoring petroleum refinery pumps, cooling towers, compressors, agitators in settling ponds, and all types of motors, pumps and fans. — Emerson Process Management, St. Louis, Mo.
The SL Submersible Pump range offers two types of impellers to handle a wide range of process and wastewater applications. The SuperVortex Impeller provides free passage of solids up to 4 in. in diameter, making it ideal for liquids containing solids, fibers or sludge. The Channel Impeller is designed particularly for large flows of raw sewage. In addition to numerous customizing possibilities, the SL series features an efficient motor that is sealed with a moisture-proof plug, and a short rotor shaft to reduce vibrations. — Grundfos Pumps Corp., Olathe, Kan.
The Model T11 Bulk Bag Super Discharger (photo) is designed for critical applications where hygiene and rapid dismantling of components without tools are essential to avoid microbial growth and cross-contamination between batches. The T11 can be custom-made to meet requirements for the pharmaceutical, dairy and food-and-beverage industries. Constructed entirely from stainless steel with no dead pockets, the T11 can be pressure-washed, steam-cleaned or manually washed or sterilized. The T11 features a dust cabinet that fully contains the bag during discharge, and a pharmaceutical-quality, dust-tight seal between the bag neck and the inlet of the transfer hopper. — Spiroflow Systems Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
This firm has introduced a series of extended rotaries for top-of-bin mounting when the rotary is used as a high-level alarm. These vertically extended rotaries are desirable, because solid material will tend to be higher at the filling point and operators want to prevent filling the bin to the very top. The company custom manufactures extended rotaries to the length requested (up to 144 in.). The BMRX and Maxima+ fail-safe rotaries feature a durable motor with a de-energized operation that shuts down the motor when material is present to reduce wear and the operating temperature, thereby prolonging the motor life. — BinMaster, Lincoln, Neb.www.binmaster.com
A new loop-powered particulate matter (PM) transmitter (photo) from this company can function in harsh environments and applications, such as coal flyash, carbon black, cement kilns, spray dyrers and chemical processing. The EPA-compliant product features heavy-duty construction, single-piece mounting, advanced induction sensing, and a protected probe. The product can detect leaks and emissions from baghouses, cartridge dust collectors and cyclones. — Filtersense, Beverly, Mass.
Ultra-Seal Series 300 ball valves are two-piece, full-bore, flanged, seat-supported ball valves designed in accordance with ASME B16.34 and ISO 14313/API 6D standards. The series offers three seating options — graphite, metal and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) soft seat — which allows engineers to select seat designs for temperatures as low as –196C and as high as 450C. For applications involving abrasive or corrosive fluids, the Series 300 valves are available with a range of coating materials, including tungsten carbide, nickel alloy and chromium carbide. The PTFE soft-seated design is recommended for maximum chemical compatibility with minimum coefficient of friction. — Tyco Flow Control, Princeton, N.J.
GenGard 8000 is the latest offering from this company’s GenGard family of cooling-water treatment technology. The new version of the product has expanded its capability to handle a wider range of pH values for cooling water, including neutral to alkaline water. The GenGard 8000 chemistry reduces the need to add sulfuric acid to cooling water systems. The new GenGard product gives process engineers the ability to use lower quality water in applications requiring cooling water, the company says, and also avoids corrosion and fouling problems. GenGard 8000 is designed for use with this company’s process control and automation platform. — GE Power and Water, Trevose, Pa.
Vestolen A Rely 5922R and 5924R are the first two grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for piping that are manufactured in this company’s state-of-the-art facility in Germany, where their production places less stress on the environment by reducing air emissions, electricity usage and sewage generation. Rely 5924R delivers low-sag performance for large-diameter pipes and high-pressure pipes with low standard-dimension rates. Rely 5922R HDPE offers resistance to slow-crack-growth propagation in high-pressure pipe applications. — Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Danalyzer 700XA gas chromatograph offers a fully automated hydrocarbon-dewpoint-monitoring method, allowing natural-gas distributors and others in the oil-and-gas industry to obtain accurate measurements of a parameter that is difficult to assess because of a host of factors, such as gas composition, contaminants and corrosive compounds. Monitoring hydrocarbon dewpoint enables natural gas operators to avoid condensation that can over-pressurize the pipe. The 700XA combines two detectors and a controller within a single housing, reducing complexity and cost. The instrument exhibits high precision over a wide range of conditions, says the company. — Emerson Process Management, St. Louis, Mo.
This firm has launched its next generation Asset Lifecycle Information Management solution, Asset Hub 6.0. Asset Hub improves productivity and reduces operational, safety and compliance risk over the full operating lifecycle of critical assets. New features to Version 6 include a Public API that significantly improves performance and reduces the cost of asset data interoperability with third party systems. Asset Hub 6.0 also features robust performance improvements for creating and managing maintenance task lists and bills of materials data. — NRX Global, Toronto, Ont.www.nrx.com
The XDH2000 (photo) is a patented, explosion-proof dehumidifier for mobile applications. Designed with a smaller footprint for hazardous chemical locations, the XDH2000 uses silica gel-impregnated desiccant technology. The company says the product is capable of twice the output of competing units with half the energy draw. — Dryco, Downers Grove, Ill.
FireBag thermo-activated shut-off devices turn off gas supply when ambient temperatures reach 212°F, preventing the spread of fire that can lead to gas explosions. The FireBag will meet the temperature and leakage requirements of ANSI/API 607 for natural gas, propane and butane. When the outside temperature reaches 203–212°F, metal alloy in the FireBag that keeps plug and cartridge together melts, and the spring pressure pushes against the gas opening to close it completely. Once triggered, the shutoff device works up to 1,697°F for one hour. No fire or heat detectors are required. — Assured Automation, Clark, N.J.www.assuredautomation.com
With an analysis time of only 6 s, the DA 7200 near infrared (NIR) analysis system (photo) and a new calibration feature offers many benefits for forage analysis (plant matter). The unit can analyze forage samples as they are — without grinding required. The calibrations include fresh and dried or ground samples and are accurate for samples in both states. A Feed Calibration package is available for laboratories or feed mills requiring grains, feed and forage analyses. — Perten Instruments Group, Stockholm, Swedenwww.perten.com
The Taskmaster twin-shaft macerator (photo) does not have individually installed cutting blades, but single elements made of special steel comprising six cutters and six spacing rings. To achieve the required particle size, different blade designs are available. The inline design makes the Taskmaster suitable for direct installation into the pipeline. It can be connected to a horizontal pipeline or a pump inlet of the firm’s NEMO pump or Tornado rotary-lobe pump, where the flange is set to 90 deg. The unit allows flowrates of up to 300 m3/h with dry solids content of up to 10%. Due to the intersecting cutting cartridges, even coarse solids can be macerated. — Netzsch Mohnopumpen GmbH, Waldkraiburg, Germanywww.netzsch.com
The new double-length bellows valve completes this firms line of single- and double-bellows seal valves (photo). This new double-length bellows allows for the same zero emissions as the single bellows with over double the Cv in the same pipe size. Available in 1/2- to 4-in. sizes in Y, T and angle configurations, these valves are suitable for applications where packed valves may not reliably contain light gases or hazardous system fluids due to leakage in the stem-packing seal area, or stuffing-box-wall packing seal area. — Conval, Inc., Somers, Conn.www.conval.com
This firm has introduced a series of extended rotaries (photo) for top-of-bin mounting when the rotary is used as a high-level alarm. These vertically extended rotaries are desirable as solid material will tend to be higher at the filling point and operators want to prevent filling the bin to the very top. The company custom manufactures extended rotaries to the length requested (up to 144 in.). The BMRX and Maxima+ fail-safe rotaries feature a durable motor with a de-energized operation that shuts down the motor when material is present to reduce wear and the operating temperature, thereby prolonging the motor life. — BinMaster, Lincoln, Neb.www.binmaster.com
The 3M magnetically driven centrifugal pumps (photo) have no glands, seals or valves and therefore provide leak-free operation in heavy-duty operation, such as pumping heat transfer oils and liquefied gases, and at temperatures ranging from –150 to 450°C. Other applications include transferring alkalis, hydrocarbons, toxic and explosive chemicals in the chemical industries. In the food and beverage sectors, the pumps are suitable for handling clean-in-place (CIP) chemicals, such as sodium hydroxide, nitric acid and hydrogen peroxide, and for pumping water-treatment chemicals. — Pump Engineering Ltd., Littlehampton, U.K.www.pumpeng.co.uk
The new piston diaphragm pumps of the series R510.1 and 511.1 (photo) deliver flowrates of 65 to 1,900 L/h at pressures up to 220 bar. The pumps are qualified for a wide range of applications, including the petrochemical industry. The stroke mechanism of the pumps has been designed as variable eccentric drives, which provides a number of benefits, including: it enables a linear and precise stroke-length setting, thus enabling precise metering even with high flowrates and high pressure; the harmonic movement sequence — even for partial stroke operation — produces significantly less pulsation than other metering pumps; and the stroke can be adjusted from 0 to 100% using a hand wheel or actuator. The pumps are available for explosion-protected areas and are in accordance with API Standard 675. — Seybert & Rahier (SERA) GmbH + Co. KG, Immenhausen, Germany
With the ultrasonic sensor ASV UFM (photo), contact-free level sensing of liquids and dry bulk goods can now be quickly and easily integrated into site installations. The compact device continuously controls the filling level by means of an integrated ultrasonic sensor. Users can choose between a 4–20-mA current output feeding directly into a PLC, or a relay version with four user-programmable outputs. Other components, such as pumps, can therefore be operated either via a central PLC unit or directly by the integrated relay. The programming and display of the settings is done by means of an optional plug-in controller display unit, which can be used to set up several sensors by simply copying the controller units program pre-setting onto the various sensors. — ASV Stübbe GmbH & Co. KG, Vlotho, Germanywww.asv-stuebbe.de
Aveva Review is an established application for 3D design communication. It creates high-quality, photo-realistic renderings of 3D models that can be used by all stakeholders in a project to carry out design reviews and analysis. The newest release, Review 12.1, is now available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, and provides a number of enhancements, including: improved model streaming, which enables massive model files to be easily viewed over internet connections; 64-bit technology, which dramatically increases the size and detail of models that can be handled; and display of the master coordinate grid used in the design, which enables users to determine the absolute positions of features in the 3D view. — Aveva Group Plc., Cambridge, U.K.www.aveva.com
The enhanced CheckPoint Pharma online TOC (total organic carbon) Sensor can measure TOC in hot (up to 90°C) or ozonated water, and will operate at ambient temperatures up to 55°C. The sensor has a dynamic range of 0.21 to 1,000 ppb and provides three analog outputs for simultaneous TOC, raw conductivity and temperature measurements to support regulatory requirements. A new USB printer support provides an affordable way to meet 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. All backup sensor data are stored in memory and users can define a data range for faster data downloads. — GE Power & Water, Boulder Col.www.geinstruments.com
The newly developed input-output (I/O) modules reflect the market trend toward ever-smaller sized devices for installation in control cabinets. The space-saving digital I/O modules with eight channels and IP 20 protection are just 12 mm wide, for installation on DIN rails. The devices are supplied as a complete module with connector and labeling, and offer ease of use and a diagnostic function. They can operate over the temperature range from –25 to 55°C. — Phoenix Contact GmbH, Blomberg, Germanywww.phoenixcontact.com
The SteadiQ field-portable spectrometer (photo) provides a temperature-controlled atmosphere, helping to stabilize temperature effects and eliminate temperature drift in inclement conditions or extreme temperatures from –20 to 50°C. Available in both ultraviolet (200–1,100 nm) and visible-near infrared (400–2,500 nm) versions, the SteadiQ interfaces directly with the firm’s range of spectrometers. — Ocean Optics, Duiven, the Netherlandswww.oceanoptics.eu
As part of its wide range of control valves, this firm offers a range of electro-pneumatic positioners that allow stroke tests to be performed without disrupting the process line. For example, the Type 3730-3 positioner (photo) incorporates an emergency shutdown (ESD) function to enable stroke testing without interrupting the process. It can be mounted on the valve in addition to the solenoid valve, or replace it, and enables the valve to be moved precisely to follow the set point within the working ratio. The partial stroke test is completely integrated into the positioner to detect a sticking valve caused, for example, by corrosion. — Samson Controls (London) Ltd., Redhill, U.K.www.samsoncontrols.co.uk
This firm has launched its next generation Asset Lifecycle Information Management solution, Asset Hub 6.0. Asset Hub improves productivity and reduces operational, safety and compliance risk over the full operating lifecycle of critical assets. New features of Version 6 include a Public API that significantly improves performance and reduces the cost of asset data interoperability with third-party systems. Asset Hub 6.0 also features robust performance improvements for creating and managing maintenance task lists and bills-of-materials data. — NRX Global, Toronto, Ontario, Canadawww.nrx.com
The new ecosmart series of diaphragm metering pumps (photo) is said to offer the best price-performance ratio in its class (80 bar, 120°C, 300 L/min), and meters reproducibly and precisely thanks to the proven variable eccentric drive. Different stroke frequencies of the drives allow adaption to diverse fluids and process requirements. The design of the hermetically tight diaphragm pump is based on the manufacturer’s well-known technology using the PTFE sandwich diaphragm with diaphragm monitoring, the patented diaphragm-protection system and optimized check valves. The pump also complies with API 675 safety standards. — LEWA GmbH, Leonberg, Germanywww.lewa.de
FireBag thermo-activated shut-off devices shut off gas supply when ambient temperatures reach 212°F, preventing the spread of fire that can lead to gas explosions. The FireBag will meet the temperature and leakage requirements of ANSI/API 607 for natural gas, propane and butane. When the outside temperature reaches 203–212°F, metal alloy in the FireBag that keeps plug and cartridge together melts and the spring pressure pushes against the gas opening to close it completely. Once triggered, the shutoff device works up to 1,697°F for one hour. No fire or heat detectors are required. — Assured Automation, Clark, N.J.www.assuredautomation.com
Inflatable stopper bags are an easy and cost-effective way to seal a pipe and avoid penetration of liquids, gases or any kind of debris or contamination. They are available in sizes from 2 to 80 in. (50–2,000 mm), but other sizes can be made on request. The inflatable bags can be produced in different designs from a variety of materials, including canvas and polyurethane-coated nylon. Versions with internal spines for better stability of the air bag are also available. — Weldwide Solutions Ltd., Llanelli, U.K.www.weldwidesolutions.com
This new series of Mass Flowmeters and Controllers (photo) is designed to accurately monitor and control the flow of a wide range of gases. Series MFM Thermal Mass Flowmeters and MFC Thermal Mass Flow Controllers have a maximum working pressure of 500 psig and are supplied with correction factors for air, helium, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. Made from 316L stainless-steel bar stock, the units have flow ranges from 0–10 mL/min to 0–20 L/min, and an accuracy of ±1% of full scale. — Concoa, Virginia Beach, Va.www.concoa.com
This firm’s trench machines are used for onsite fusion of plastic piping, and are now available in three versions: TM 160, 250 (photo) and 315. The key components of the fusion machine are the heating element, facer, clamping brackets and unit, and rapid-action couplings. The optimized cross-sectional profile of the clamping points makes for easy handling, while reducing weight and increasing stability. The design of the top clamp enables fast and easy fixation, alignment and removal of pipes. Rotating the machine around the longitudinal axis creates a second working position, without changing the pull direction and the hydraulic connection. For documented quality control of the joints, the necessary accessories are offered for fusion data traceability. Weld-fusion execution is compared with the selected standard and then a printout of the parameters can be started. — Georg Fischer Piping Systems, Schaffhausen, Switzerlandwww.piping.georgfischer.com
This firm has extended its range of glass microspheres from 10 microns down to 1.5 microns with the addition of a new certified range of silica microspheres. In addition to their use in particle sizing, these silica microspheres have applications in areas such as drug delivery, respiratory studies and filter testing. Supplied as dry powder in sets of five with each vial containing 0.2 g, they can be used as either a wet suspension or in dry form. — Whitehouse Scientific Ltd., Waverton, U.K.www.whitehousescientific.com
Thanks to an innovative tantalum coating, the sensors of the LiquiSonic range of ultrasonic concentration and density instruments withstand aggressive process fluids, such as sulfuric, hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids at temperatures over 130°C. As a cost-effective alternative to sensors completely made of tantalum, users can rely on the stability of the coating and the accuracy of temperature and concentration measurement, says the firm. Although the coating thickness can range from 10 to 100 µm, a thickness of 30–50 µm is recommended for corrosive applications. With ATEX Eex de IIC T3, T4, T5 or T6 approved protection, the LiquiSonic sensor is suitable for use in hazardous areas. — SensoTech GmbH, Magdeburg-Barleben, Germanywww.sensotech.com
The new Premier LSR Controller (photo) consolidates several applications into one system, allowing the LSR controller to control either a Premier self-contained loader or a single central receiver for pneumatically conveying a wide range of bulk materials. The controller is locally mounted with all 24-V d.c. unit devices pre-wired. An auto-switching power supply accepts 115 or 23 V a.c. The front panel of the controller includes a potentiometer to set draw times, and an on/off switch. Multicolored LEDs indicate power/alarm, loading status and dump status. The enclosure can be made of polycarbonate or stainless steel. — K-Tron Ltd., Niederlenz, Switzerlandwww.ktron.com
The submerged jet scrubber (photo) is an advanced development of the jet scrubber, combining the separation of particles with physical and chemical absorption. It consists of a wash pipe with or without wall rinsing, a specially designed gas distribution, a flow tube and a liquid feed tank. To increase the efficiency, the submerged jet scrubber can be provided with additional scrubber nozzles for dust separation and absorption. All components are designed to be modular, easy to install and allow fast and easy maintenance. For applications in the field of hot gas, a special quench can be added to the individual components so that the unit is converted to a submerged jet quench. The advantage of the submerged jet scrubbers in comparison to jet or Venturi scrubbers is their wide range of applications at significantly lower investment and operating costs. Exhaust or fluegas can be reliably cleaned, even under varying operating conditions. — GEA Wiegand GmbH, Ettlingen, Germanywww.gea-wiegand.de
A new hot-galvanized pipework system (photo) is now available with 3-mm wall thickness, which is specially designed for conveying bulk goods in outdoor areas. The standard hot-galvanized range includes 500-, 1,000- and 2,000-m lengths of straight pipes, segments, cone pieces, 45-deg forks, spouts (square to round) and inspection pieces. Also included in the range is a hot-galvanized two-way valve with manual or drive operation. The components are available in common diameters DN 200, 250 and 300 mm. The 3-mm wall thickness makes the easy-to-install pipe system suitable for conveying abrasive bulk materials, such as pellets, grains and other coarse materials. — Fr. Jacob Söhne GmbH & Co., Porta Westfalica, Germanywww.jacob-rohre.de