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November 2013

These tanks provide two levels of containment

This company’s double-walled tanks provides primary and secondary containment in an integrated space-saving unit. Available in eight sizes, ranging from 20 to 250 gal, the tanks are designed for the storage of hazardous or corrosive chemicals both indoors and outdoors. The double-wall system consists of a primary inner tank and a secondary outer tank. The outer tank has 120% of the capacity of the inner tank, exceeding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for secondary containment basins. The inner tank’s dome overlaps the outer tank sidewall, preventing rain, snow and debris from entering the secondary containment tank. Custom fitting packages and accessories are available for all eight models, and all sizes can be ordered in white, blue, green, yellow or black. — Assmann Corp. of America, Garrett, Ind.

This tiny plastic air nozzle resists harsh chemicals

The PEEK Atto Super Air Nozzle delivers a small, precise blowoff with an efficient, high-volume, high-velocity airflow. The overall length of the air nozzle measures only 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) with a diameter of only 0.16 in. (4 mm), permitting installation in tight spaces. Its plastic construction does not mar production items and is resistant to damage from harsh chemicals. Safe operation is assured, since the airflow of the Atto Super Air Nozzle cannot be blocked, which meets the OSHA standard for dead-end pressure. — Exair Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio

A safety light curtain with a very small footprint

The GL-S safety light curtain provides simplified installation in applications where space constraints are a major concern. Available in both front- and side-view models, these two designs allow the GL-S to be seamlessly installed into areas with tight dimension restrictions. The small-footprint design features highly visible three-color indicator lights that show the curtain’s operational status. Illuminating red, green or orange, the indicators can be controlled externally to indicate work steps, reducing the need for additional equipment. The GL-S also offers a built-in muting function, external device monitoring and an interlock function. Ease of installation is key, as the GL-S comes with built-in brackets and selectable wiring options. — Keyence Corp. of America, Itasca, Ill.

Achieve rapid heating with this furnace’s ionic flame

The e-Ion Zapper furnace provides non-contact, continuous heating with accurate temperature control in a compact package. The furnace features a non-combustion flame that is comprised of ions in a controlled atmosphere. Capable of delivering the high heating rates required for melting, brazing and heat-treating, this furnace requires a lower residence time than traditional heating methods, such as induction, allowing for rapid processing in air and a number of other gases. — Micropyretics Heaters International, Inc. (MHI), Cincinnati, Ohio

This unloader can accommodate all styles of bulk bags

This company’s bulk-bag unloader provides a safe, dust-free and convenient way to handle and discharge bulk bags. It is available in eight models to accommodate all styles of bulk bags and bulk-bag discharger requirements, ranging from a receiving hopper and frame to a complete bulk-bag unloading station. Available options include an integral bulk-bag hoist and trolley, manual or pneumatic flow shutoff valve, vibratory agitation to aid material flow, conveyor, load cells and controls for a complete turnkey system. Capable of handling bags up to 400 lb, this unloader eliminates dust and spillage associated with other methods of bulk-bag handling. — Vibra Screw, Totowa, N.J.

This self-lubricating material is approved for potable water use

This company’s Hilube self-lubricating bearing material has recently been NSF/ANSI approved for potable water applications. Used for bushings in pumps, dam gates, valves and aerators, this material allows for lower friction than rubber materials even when running dry at startup. Hilube materials require no greasing and have no water swell, allowing them to achieve close-running clearances. Many stock shapes are available and extra-large bushings (greater than one meter) can be specially made. — VescoPlastics Sales, Pty Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa

This respirator routes exhaled air downward to prevent fogging

The Series 6500 Rugged Comfort half-facepiece reusable respirator can withstand long hours and extreme conditions, while maintaining comfort of wear. The over-molded design also offers users simplified cleaning and maintenance, while protecting them from harmful dusts, gases, vapors and sprays. The respirator’s soft, but firm silicone faceseal holds up in high heat and is equipped with polyester straps. The low-profile design allows for compatibility with other personal protective equipment and includes a valve cover that directs exhaled breath and moisture downward to reduce fogging. — 3M, St. Paul, Minn.

This space-saving scrubber has a very high throughput

The patented RotaBed fluidized-bed scrubber provides efficient gas mixing and mass transfer in a space-saving design. The RotaBed scrubber delivers very high throughput when compared to similarly sized packed towers, with the capability to handle gas capacities from 500–250,000 acfm. The scrubber features a swirl-induced Coriolis grid that achieves high fluidized-bed stability. Typical applications include: acid-gas removal from high-temperature thermal oxidizers; chlorine dioxide and sulfur dioxide removal in pulp-and-paper bleach plants; acid and alkali fume removal from pickling; galvanizing; odor-control and volatile-organic-compound (VOC) removal from process operations; product dryers, waste-treatment operations, fluegas desulfurization using limestone, lime and soda ash chemistries at power generation facilities; and acid, gas, and particulate scrubbing in a wide range of process industries. — Bionomic Industries, Inc., Mahwah, N.J.

A line of small pumps available in three unique styles

This company’s line of small pumps includes metering pumps, magnetic-drive pumps and general-utility pumps that can handle a wide variety of fluids, from clean, clear liquids to abrasive and corrosive fluids, in applications as diverse as water sampling, chemicals, slurries, drainage and drum transfer. Features of the metering pumps include self-priming, high suction-life capability, low-shearing pump action, and integral motor controls. Capable of handling toxic, caustic or flammable liquids, the magnetic-drive pump boasts a sealless, zero-leakage magnetic drive, as well as a pulsation-free low-shear pumping action. The general-utility pump’s design simplicity reduces maintenance and provides accurate, repeatable performance in a compact package. — Moyno, Inc., Springfield, Ohio

These agitators’ helical design helps to extend service life

This company’s line of MR Agitators provide fluid mixing for a wide range of applications in the chemical, biodiesel and ethanol, pharmaceutical, water and wastewater and general fluid processing industries. The agitators’ modular design includes a proprietary, parallel-shaft, helical gear design and an oversized output shaft for improved performance and extended service life. Featuring a variety of seal options for further customization, additional accessories for these agitators are pedestals, couplings, impellers, shafts and steady bearings. A larger output shaft straightened to exact tolerances with high-capacity tapered-roller bearings eliminates deflection and excessive vibration, and lowers maintenance costs. The agitator is also equipped with rugged cast-iron housing with a double-lip seal to effectively contain lubricant. — Chemineer Inc., Dayton, Ohio

A new controller for extreme conditions

Siplus S7-1500 has the same performance characteristics as the latest standard controller family Simatic S7-1500, with the added benefit of operating reliably under extreme medial loads, such as humidity, corrosive vapors, salts or dusts. In an extended temperature range, the Siplus S7-1500 functions reliably during cold starts as well as in continual operation, says the company. This saves energy costs for the user because no additional air conditioning is necessary. The new device is protected against condensation and corrosive gases, as well as aggressive saline atmospheres, making it suitable for use in offshore plants and harsh industrial environments, as well as those at extreme altitude. — Siemens AG, Industry Sector, Industry Automation, Nuremberg, Germany