The FlowCam-ES imaging particle analysis system is designed to automatically detect, image, count and measure metal particles in rinse water to verify the effectiveness of the rinse step in removing contaminants. Operating online within the production line, the FlowCam automatically extracts, dilutes and runs samples of the wash water. The device also takes a high-resolution digital image of each particle detected (photo). The inline FlowCam images thousands of metallic particles in seconds to quickly test and document whether surface contamination levels after rinsing meet required specifications to advance to the packaging area. The FlowCam technology is ideal for testing wash water from pumps, silicon wafers, laboratory glassware and other high-purity products, says the company. — Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc., Yarmouth, Maine
MP Series piston manifolds are Class 800 forged manifolds available with four, eight or twelve stations. Each connection point has a built-in piston valve, minimizing the amount of space required for installation. MP Series manifolds contain a high-performance, Class 800 (maximum pressure is 1,098 psig at temperatures up to 800oF) piston valve comprised of upper and lower valve rings made of alternating layers of stainless steel and graphite that provide exceptionally tight sealing. The MP Series is available at a lower price level than bellows-style manifolds, making it an ideal choice for large-project work, the company says. — TLV Corp., Charlotte, N.C.
The IPT Series of products includes a range of valve types for medium- and high-pressure valves, fittings and fluid control devices. Products in the IPT Series are constructed from cold-worked, 316 stainless steel, annealed 316 stainless steel and other corrosion-resistant special alloys. The medium- and high-pressure IPT line includes check valves with maximum pressures up to 60,000 psig, ball valves that accommodate applications up to 20,000 psig, relief valves to handle up to 20,000 psig and needle valves available in six body types, along with tubing, coned and threaded fittings and associated tools and accessories. — Swagelok Co., Solon, Ohio
The HyPerforma Single-Use Mixer DS300 system gives users the ability to mix, store and ship material in the same container. The unit consists of a docking station with an adjustable, top-mounted, angled mixing system for either a single-use bioprocess container bag or liner in a stainless-steel or standard plastic drum. The HyPerforma is designed to be cost-effective for pilot-scale liquid preparations for the manufacture of vaccines and biological products. Featuring the same proven mixing system as in related products from this company, the HyPerforma DS300 can be used for mixing buffers and media, from liquid-to-liquid and powder-to-liquid, as well as re-suspension applications. It uses the same docking station for sizes from 50 to 300 L. — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Waltham, Mass.
High-pressure hose assemblies (photo) are available from this company to handle working pressures as high as 5,500 psi, while maintaining peak flowrates. The 944B and 955B high-psi assemblies are manufactured with a heavy wall of PTFE that has excellent compatibility with a variety of media, including corrosive chemicals, such as acids and newer hydraulic fluids, the company says. Also, the PTFE tubes have a static-dissipating liner that provides a pathway for static electricity dissipation to the end fittings for applications where flow-induced electrostatic charges could build up and potentially damage the hose and surrounding environment. The hoses are braided with 304 stainless steel to allow flexibility and a tighter bend radius while maintaining high working pressures. Sizes range from 0.25- to 1-in. inner dia. — Parker Hannifin Corp., Fort Worth, Tex.
The Model 201 weight transmitter (photo) is a fast, accurate instrument for process-control-based static and dynamic weighing applications, and can power up to eight 350-ohm load cells at a time. Model 201 comes with a 35-mm DIN rail mounting bracket, and features a 0.5-in.-high, six-digit display that is viewable at all lighting levels. With a wide range of standard communications protocols, it is easy to connect the device to a PC, PLC or other smartphone. The Model 201 weight indicator offers sample rates of up to 200 samples per second. — Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Co., Webb City, Mo.
The Flange Rescue Gasket (FRG; photo) can be applied to seal damaged flanges and avoid the need for replacing or machining the flange. The FRG can reduce the time-consuming and costly process of flange maintenance, especially in corrosive offshore environments. The FRG is fabricated from highly compressible Sigma PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) to ensure that the FRG conforms to the damaged flange surface to seal and prevent further deterioration. The bright-colored, easily identifiable FRG has a fluoropolymer-coated body that is corrosion-resistant. The unit features integral bolt holes for ensuring correct location and making installation easy, the company says. — Flexitallic Ltd., West Yorkshire, U.K.
A recently launched version of the Caesar II pipe-stress analysis software has been updated with significant new and extended capabilities, including an enhanced interface for SmartPlant 3D model import and export. In addition, the updated version has added a Japanese-language interface, and seismic-code and spring-hanger database capabilities. The easier import and export of pipe-stress analysis results to other programs allows users to share information seamlessly in a collaborative work environment, the company says. Information sharing between pipe-stress engineers and piping designers reduces errors and the user’s capital expense, it adds. — Intergraph Corp., Huntsville, Ala.
The EXP-EMG-EXT-12W-1LX Explosion-proof Emergency Exit Sign (photo) is designed to provide failsafe operation and a pathway to safety in the event of unexpected power failures. The sign is approved for use in Class 1, Div. 1 and Class 2, Div. 1 and 2 areas, and complies with all hazardous location regulations for emergency explosion-proof lighting. It will run for 90 min when the main power sources are shut down unexpectedly. The unit features an LED-powered exit sign and a high-performance nickel-cadmium battery. — Larson Electronics LLC, Kemp, Tex.