The Dairy Functional Toolset (DFT) complements the Simatic PCS 7 process-control system by adding various functions for milk-processing enterprises. DFT allows specific workflows to be easily and accurately controlled via Simatic PCS 7, such as milk sampling, pasteurization, separation, cheese and yogurt production and the end-of-process cleaning of pipes and tanks. DFT software contains all necessary visualizations for displaying plants and processes controlled by PCS 7 on screen. Important process steps are pre-installed to the most up-to-date industry standards, and can be configured to suit any application. The DFT toolset also continuously captures and archives production-relevant data, such as temperature, agitation time, pH and storage location. — Siemens Industry Sector, Nuremberg, Germanywww.siemens.com/dairy
The new E5500 portable combustion analyzer monitors emissions for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace and other combustion applications. The versatile E5500 can measure the temperature of stack gas and ambient air, as well as draft and differential pressure. The E5500 features electrochemical gas sensors for O2, CO, NO, NO2 and SO2, and is low-NOx and true-NOx capable. The analyzer kit also includes an external water-trap assembly, wireless remote printer and real-time PC software package. — E Instruments International, Langhorne, Pa.
New SKF System 24 LAGD Series single-point automatic lubricators deliver a pre-set amount of fresh lubricant to machinery bearings used in many industries. Engineered with a gas-driven feed, these lubricators can resolve issues typically associated with hard-to-access or potentially hazardous lubrication points. The automatic lubricator’s continuous and controlled supply of fresh and clean lubricant minimizes the ingress of potentially damaging contaminants, prevents the overheating, waste, and seal damage caused by over-lubrication, and eliminates excessive wear from over-lubrication. Featuring user-adjustable dispense settings, the LAGD series lubricators are supplied in two sizes, 60 and 125 mL. — SKF USA, Inc., Lansdale, Pa.
The PMA KS98-1 process temperature controller is designed to improve the operational economy of steam and hot water boiler applications. Able to manage up to six devices, this controller can reduce energy losses and prevent downtime by selective switching of individual devices for maintenance and repair. The configurable, multi-functional KS89-1 can be used to switch smaller units on and off in a defined order, according to energy demand, as determined by a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller. A high-resolution LCD screen displays bar graphs and trend curves, while an extensive function library is available to support complex needs, such as analog signal conditioning to digital signal operations, and cascade control systems to complex meshed control loops. — West Control Solutions, East Sussex, U.K.
The new HydroPulse spray nozzle provides a controlled, intermittent liquid spray using only liquid pressure as the force for atomization. Pneumatically actuated, this low-flow, flat-fan spray nozzle promises drip-free performance in applications requiring overlapping sprays, including petrochemicals, paper, glass, lubrication, automotive and more. The HydroPulse is constructed of food-grade materials, making it appropriate for sensitive processing applications, as well as those requiring corrosive environments and harsh fluids. The flat-fan spray pattern provides spray angles from 0 to 110 deg with flow rates of 0.003 to 24.7 gal/min. — Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc., Greenfield, Mass.
These new pleated filter cartridges are manufactured in either polypropylene or cellulosic media and provide high surface filtration. Designed for use with this company’s CFLV and MFLV cartridge adapter kits, these cartridges are suitable for applications with multiple liquid-purification requirements. The cartridges’ larger surface area ensures a longer service life than most filter bags, due to higher flow and particulate holding capacity. Lower pressure drop, reduced processing time and multiple-layered media construction are some additional benefits of these pleated filter cartridges. — Hayward Flow Control, Clemmons, N.C.
New T40B and T40FM torque transducers include an integrated speed measurement system that allows them to measure torque and speed simultaneously. Specifically designed for applications in harsh environments, these transducers can operate in locations that contain humidity, condensation, dust, oil and grease, conditions that usually would restrict the use of a traditional optical-speed measurement system. The T40B and T40FM take measurements based on the contactless sensing of an anisotropic magnetoresistive (AMR) sensor, making the transducer signal more robust and stable than that of an optical system. The transducer integrates both the magnetic technology and the speed measurement sensor, saving space and simplifying installation. Other features include a high-resolution 1,024-pulse output and a high tolerance for application-related vibrations. — Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM), Darmstadt, Germany
This outdoor-enclosure specialist now offers an extensive range of fire-resistant shelters, including the 1709 Models, which are designed to protect critical safety equipment from exposure to high-temperature fires in hazardous areas. The shelters are entirely passive, maintenance-free and impervious to a wide range of corrosive chemicals — including salt, sulfur dioxide and sour or acid gas. Typical applications for the 1709 versions include protecting valves and actuators in the emergency shutdown and fire-fighting systems of petroleum refineries and chemical plants, and offshore oil-and-gas production platforms. This development will be of considerable interest to designers seeking a means of meeting the future IEC 61892-7 standard for offshore platforms and vessels, which will demand area separation materials capable of withstanding a hydrocarbon fire for between 60 and 120 min. — Intertec Instrumentation Ltd., Sarnia, Ontario, Canadawww.intertec-inst.com
Type A and AR bronze solenoid valves are designed for use in water or wastewater and fuel-oil applications. Available for pipe sizes from 0.5 – 3 in., the valves feature cast bronze, globe-pattern valve bodies with NPT ends, as well as packless construction with continuous-duty coils for all voltages. The valves require no differential pressure to open and are easily serviced while in the pipeline, decreasing downtime. Type “A” valves are normally closed (energize to open) and Type “AR” valves are normally open (energize to close). — Magnatrol Valve Corp., Hawthorne, N.J.
The ChemInnovations 2013 Conference and Expo will be held September 25 and 26 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Tex. With eight conference tracks and a number of industry experts (See Chem. Eng., August p. 30–31 for more), the event will also feature exhibits from many vendors who will showcase their newest equipment and technologies on the show floor. The following descriptions are a selection of the exhibitors whose products and services will be on display at ChemInnovations 2013.
New PointSense Plant software produces crucial deliverables for plant and piping design from point clouds. Used for industrial facility design, this software provides solutions for evaluation and post-processing of laser-scanned data in AutoCAD. Capabilities include three-dimensional piping and structural extraction, recognition of tie-in points, tank analysis and creation of AutoCAD Plant 3D deliverables. Booth 413 — Kubit USA, Houston
The CV-S Explosion Vent, now available in a rectangular version, provides a non-fragmenting opening when protecting industrial processing equipment in applications including air-material separation, drying and conveyance. The CV-S is specially designed to support robust cycling, applications where operating pressure approaches burst pressure, or where moderate vacuum pressure exists. Available in a wide range of standard metric and custom sizes, the rectangular CV-S also has optional accessories, such as burst indicators, weather covers and atmospheric insulation kits. Booth 713 — Fike Corp., Blue Springs, Mo.
The new TankLink90 with a ceramic differential pressure (DP) sensor is a wireless remote tank monitoring system designed for use with highly corrosive chemicals. It allows chemical manufacturers, distributors and end users to monitor their corrosive chemicals with an easy-to-install monitor and a ceramic differential pressure sensor that sits near the bottom of the tank and out of the way of chemical vapors at the top that can cloud measurement readings. Unlike ultrasonic sensors, the ceramic DP sits near the bottom of the tank so vapors are completely avoided, resulting in highly accurate level readings. By accessing the TankDataOnline Web-based data portal, users can improve scheduling and delivery. Booth 513 — Telular Corp., Chicago, Ill.
The patent-pending Mobile On-site Restore System (MORS) from this company is a new glass repair-and-restoration system that allows for in-place restoration of glass-lined vessels. Developed by highly experienced enameling experts, the MORS process has a one-year warranty, and is more cost-effective than shipping vessels to external locations for re-glass services. Other on-site service products require a three-day curing process, but MORS provides a much faster turnaround. Booth 211 — Glasslined Technologies, Inc., Greensboro, Ga.
New Corroline+ smoothbore PTFE hoses are designed to be extremely kink-proof, and have the flexibility, durability and chemical resistance required for chemical transfer applications. Featuring a proprietary tube design and stainless-steel braid reinforcement, the Corraline+ also incorporates a rubber cover that is both anti-static and fire-resistant. Lined fittings are available for critical applications that require all-PTFE wetted surfaces. Both non-conductive and conductive (anti-static) PTFE tubes are available. Booth 511 — Aflex Hose USA LLC., Pipersville, Pa.
Portable Friction Forge Bonding (PFFB) technology is designed for mechanical repairs to in-service aboveground storage tanks (AST) in order to mitigate leaks, cracks and other damage. Specifically adapted for safe use within the AST normal work environment, this technology is useful for installation of mechanically joined, engineered repair plates suitable for most floating-roof leaks. When compared to traditional joining and welding methods for tank repair, PFFB features stronger bonds, lower operating temperatures and the ability to join dissimilar metals. Booth 204 — Forge Tech, Inc., Kemah, Tex.
This company’s condenser and heat-exchanger restoration services can extend the life of damaged or failed fin-fan bundles and shell-and-tube heat exchangers. These repairs are achieved in-situ and have been applied in many refineries and chemical plants. Using an eddy current or iris exam to determine where the failure is most severe, either a thin metallic shield or full-length liner is inserted in the partial or entire length of the damaged tubes, forming a sleeve. These sleeves are then expanded with 2,000–10,000 lb water pressure to create a metal-to-metal pressurized fit of the sleeve to the parent tube. This process can add years of service life, depending on metals of construction. Booth 605 — CTI Industries, Inc., Orange, Conn.
This company’s non-drip couplings are designed for broad use in low-pressure fluid and vacuum applications. The couplings are constructed to eliminate spillage, pollution and air inclusion during connection and disconnection for a wide range of fluid lines, including electronic coolant, saltwater, oil transfer and beverage. All coupling components have standardized dimensions with a common interface, enabling numerous combinations and configurations, making them highly adaptable for many applications. Booth 815 — CEJN Industrial Corp., Gurnee, Ill.
Scalebreak and Scalebreak SS biodegradable scale removers quickly and safely dissolve mineral deposits, such as lime, rust and lithium carbonate from water passages in equipment that is cooled or heated by water. While Scalebreak SS is intended for use on stainless-steel surfaces, Scalebreak is safe for use on steel, iron, brass, copper, plastic and rubber. Fortified with low-foaming wetting and penetrating agents, these descalers are idea for use in boilers, chillers, condensers, heat exchangers, oil coolers, cooling towers, furnaces and water piping systems. Booth 423 — Goodway Technologies Corp., Stamford, Conn.
This company offers a range of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) tested rubber compounds specifically designed for natural gas and liquid polypropylene applications, with low extraction characteristics, low compression set and low temperature capabilities. The rubbers have multiple end-uses and operating temperatures ranging from –60 to 105C. Among the company’s products are innovative composite seals including rubber bonded to metal, plastic or nylon material. Also offered are brass-to-rubber bonded products to decrease valve assemblies and increase valve reliability. Booth 219 — Apple Rubber Products, Inc., Lancaster, N.Y.
New to the U.S. market, this company’s Raman spectrometer system for process control is based on the established MultiSpec spectrometer system, with a cassette containing a temperature-stabilized laser light source, a high-resolution spectrometer and a fiber-optic Raman probe. The laser, which provides 50–500 mW of 785-nm excitation light, is housed in a plug-in cassette with a fiber-optic output connector on the front panel. The spectrometer cassette uses a high-throughput spectrograph based on a sensitive thermoelectric-cooled scientific-grade charge-coupled device detector. Fiber-optic cables connect the high-efficiency Raman probe to the main system, providing flexibility for the measurement setup. A specialized version of the MultiSpec Pro software is available to create a Raman platform for process applications. Booth 812 — Tec5USA, Inc., Plainview, N.Y.
The GEABloc fully welded plate heat exchanger (WPHE) provides the thermal advantages of plate heat exchangers, yet it has no plate-to-plate gaskets. The absence of gaskets enables the WPHE to achieve higher pressure and temperatures, up to 450 psig and 650°F, respectively. The GEABloc has two plate patterns, traditional chevron and a dimple design. The dimple design enables the maintenance team to mechanically clean the channels with a brush or high-pressure hydroblasting. The GEABloc is appropriate for prcess equipment, such as product heaters or coolers, evaporators, condensers, reboilers or process interchangers. Booth 617 — GEA PHE Systems North America, York, Pa.
New stored energy, compressed air foam systems (CAFS) used for fire suppression provide a first-response capability in the event of an emergency. When equipped with flame detection technology, the systems can be operated either manually or automatically. These standalone systems are independent of water supply, making them valuable in situations with limited water capabilities. Gas-powered by either nitrogen or air, CAFS are delivered pre-mixed, pressurized and ready for discharge with the turn of a knob. Available in sizes from 3- to 500- gal, these CAFS can be wheeled or skid-mounted. Booth 310 — Red Dog Services, Allen, Tex.