A space-saving digital indicator with many functions
WIKA Alexander Wiegand
The model DI32-1 is multi-functional and, with its small dimensions (48 × 24 × 52 mm), ideal for applications with limited mounting space. The multifunction input of the DI32-1 digital indicator offers 23 input configurations. Thus, the measured values from transmitters with current and voltage signals, as well as those from resistance thermometers and thermocouples can be displayed. The instrument is also suitable for frequency and rotational-speed measurements, and, in addition, as an up/down counter. The indicator also records minimum or maximum values, enables the linearization of sensor values with up to five programmable points and has a tare function. — WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, Klingenberg, Germany
Use this wireless device to remotely monitor storage tanks
The TankLink 95 is a wireless monitoring device for chemicals in vented and unvented storage tanks in hazardous locations, providing access to tank data (such as critical level and daily usage history) remotely. The TankLink 95 utilizes 3G and 4G mobile networks to monitor tank data, preventing personnel from having to enter hazardous areas (such as those where flammable vapor and gases or other ignition threats are present) to collect tank information. — Telular Corp., Chicago, Ill.
This new SmartBob features horizontal mounting
The SmartBob HM (horizontal mount) is a weight-and-cable-based level sensor that can be mounted on the side of a bin, tank or silo. The SmartBob HM features a rigid extension to install on the side of the bin. Precise level me
asurements are taken at pre-determined time intervals at a location directly below the probe to continuously monitor the inventory of material inside of the bin. The device’s continuous level sensor works like an automated tape measure, but eliminates the need to climb bins for manual measurements. It is listed for Class II, Groups E, F, & G and enclosure types NEMA 4X, 5 and 12, ensuring the sensor is safe to use in locations where combustible dust may be present. — BinMaster, Lincoln, Neb.
Analyze steels in the field, even for hot-tapping applications
Innovated Analytical Solutions
The Belec Compact Port is a versatile mobile spectrometer currently going through the evaluation process with a Fortune-500 oil-and-gas organization for the detection of sulfidation corrosion in hot applications. The Compact Port incorporates features required by oil-and-gas inspection professionals. The system has ultraviolet (UV) probes to detect C, P, S, B and N in Duplex stainless steels, with probe lengths from 3 to 5 m for hard-to-test areas. The system has temperature-stabilized optics for stable low-level detection limits. The system detects low levels of carbon in stainless or low-alloy steels while meeting the requirements of API 578 and API 939-C in the field, and is capable of conducting carbon-equivalency calculations at 350°F for hot tapping applications — Innovated Analytical Solutions LLC, Bremen, Ala.
A highly concentrated additive that prolongs biodiesel shelf life
Introduced in January, Baynox Ultra is a highly active liquid stabilizer specially designed for biodiesel made from polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as soybean and sunflower methyl esters. This easily metered additive contains a balanced bl
end of highly active antioxidants and a chelator, dissolved in a “green” solvent. Thanks to the high active-ingredient content of over 40%, 200 to 500 ppm of Baynox Ultra is generally sufficient to ensure a reliable shelf life for biodiesel. As the product also remains liquid to –5°C, storage tanks and pipes do not need to be heated in winter. Another additive (Baynox Cargo), designed to stabilize biodiesel tanks in ships and ports, has also been introduced. — Lanxess AG, Cologne, Germany
Rugged cellular router offers broadband wireless connectivity
The Ruggedcom RX1400 is a multiprotocol intelligent node that combines Ethernet switching, routing and firewall functionality with various WAN connectivity options. The device is IP40 rated, does not use fans for cooling, operates continuously within a –40 to 85°C temperature range and comes with a rugged metal housing that supports DIN rail, panel or rack mounting. The Ruggedcom RX1400 provides a high level of immunity to electromagnetic interference, heavy electrical surges, extreme temperature and humidity for reliable operation in harsh environments. — Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
A new full-stroke, integral piston diaphragm model
This manufacturer of air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pumps has recently introduced its 76-mm (3-in.) size Full-Stroke Integral Piston Diaphragm (FSIPD). The new FSIPD (photo) is ideal for use in the company’s Saniflo FDA pumps, as well as its Original, Advanced and Advanced FIT series of AODD pumps. These 3-in. diaphragms are said to be well-suited for hygienic applications because they are constructed of food-grade Wil-Flex (Santoprene), and unlike conventional diaphragms, the integral piston is completely encapsulated within the TPE material, meaning there is no outer piston that can trap fluid and particles. The diaphragms withstand temperatures from –40 to 107°C, and meet the requirements of FDA CRF 21.177, EHEDG and 3A. — Wilden, part of PSG, a Dover Co., Grand Terrace, Calif.
CFD optimizes this modular range of blowing seal valves
One of the problems faced with blowing-seal type rotary valves is to maintain the air velocity between the valve and the conveying pipe while still achieving a good rotor pocket purge. Designers at this company have solved this problem using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, in conjunction with a standard CAD package to determine the profile that would guarantee minimum pressure loss and maximum pocket purge. One of these CFD-designed profiles was chosen (photo) for the comany’s new modular valve range. There is hardly any drop in air velocity during conveying with the smoother airflow through the valve, which results in improved rotor life and efficient pocket purging. This in turn leads to increased valve life, because high velocity-wear erosion is reduced by the fuller, smoother airflow. — Rota Val Ltd., Chippenham, Wiltshire, U.K.
A float-level transmitter with many fittings options
The NML-308 is a miniature, synthetic float-level transducer suitable for level measurement in vessels up to 48 in. tall. The floats
are made from PTFE and the tubes are 316 stainless steel. The fittings are available in PTFE, polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The transmitted level signal is converted to a 4–20-mA analog signal via a remotely mounted DIN rail transmitter. — Kobold Instruments Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tank-cleaning nozzles that can handle lower flowrates
BETE Fog Nozzle
The expanded HydroWhirl Poseidon line of tank-washing nozzles now includes lower flowrates. The nozzles can now handle flowrates ranging from 4.45 to 26.3 gal/min. The smaller-sized nozzles are designed to fit through openings as small as 2 in., while maintaining a slow and controlled rotation speed. Complete 360-deg omnidirectional coverage allows for increased cleaning efficiency, and the nozzles’ slow-spinning spray and longer spray dwell time on the target surface increase impact when compared to conventional rotating designs. Fluid-driven and lubricated, these rotating tank-cleaning nozzles are constructed of corrosion-resistant polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material and are ideal for harsh chemical environments. — BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc., Greenfield, Mass.
A pod system that eliminates the need for hand dosing
Ingredient Batching Systems
This modular “pod” system is a self-contained, batch weighing and metering system that delivers dry powder ingredients directly into a vacuum-conveying line with high accuracy and low cost, according to the company. The new pod system is suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries, where a product may have a number of different ingredients that traditionally have been dosed by hand. The system can be made of one or any number of pods linked together via a common vacuum conveying line and a central controller. The ingredient is loaded onto each pod from flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) or sacked product. The system is sealed, so airborne dust is eliminated. — Ingredient Batching Systems, London, U.K.
A sealless thermoplastic pump for open tanks and sumps
Michael Smith Engineers
The new range of ARBO sealless, thermoplastic immersible centrifugal pumps are ideal for situations where metal pumps could suffer from the effects of corrosion. ARBO single-stage immersible pumps can handle capacities up to 300 m3/h at differential heads up to 80 m and liquids with viscosities up to 100 cP. The pumps can be supplied in PP as standard, as well as the options of high-modulus PE, polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) and PTFE for applications where more corrosive liquids, higher temperatures, or higher solid concentrations are involved. — Michael Smith Engineers Ltd., Woking, Surrey, U.K.
These industrial-gas pressure regulators have three outlet ports
The T39 Series of industrial-gas pressure regulators incorporates three outlet ports within a single regulator, allowing for more versatility, as well as potentially simplified piping layouts. T39 Series regulators are available with a choice of seat materials, in six spring-pressure ranges from 0–30 to 0–225 psig. The regulators are equipped with 302 stainless-steel diaphragms, and nickel and stainless-steel housings are available on request. Each regulator comes with a four-seat valve-disc block, which can be rotated to provide a fresh valve-disc sealing surface, with spare valve discs provided. — Marsh Bellofram Corp., Newell, W. Va.
A fully temperature-compensated handheld pressure calibrator
The new HPC40 Series handheld pressure calibrator is said to be the world’s first milliamp-loop calibrator that is fully temperature compensated from –20 to 50ºC, enabling it to deliver the same accuracy whether measuring pressure, current, voltage or temperature. Suitable for calibrating pressures ranging from vacuum to 15,000 psi, with an accuracy of 0.035% of reading for all ranges, HPC40 instruments are designed for process-control applications, such as verification or calibration of pressure gages, transducers, transmitters, pressure switches and safety valves. A single HPC40 Series device can typically replace several gages or calibrators. — Crystal Engineering, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Safety and diagnostic features enhance this flowmeter line
The new Rosemount 8700M Magnetic Flowmeter line provides enhanced safety for hazardous-area applications, along with intelligent diagnostics. Glass feed-throughs transmit signals between isolated compartments of the transmitter enclosure, providing the most effective barrier for safety and reliability. The all-welded sensor design and dual-compartment transmitter housing keep critical components isolated from environmental hazards — a leading cause of electronics failures. Enhanced diagnostics, including Smart Meter Verification and the new Electrode Coating Detection provide users with more information than ever before about the flowmeter, installation and process, enabling more informed decision-making, easier identification of process issues, and simplified flowmeter verification. The Electrode Coating Detection diagnostic identifies coating on the electrode before the sensor signal is compromised, helping to prevent inaccurate flow measurement. — Emerson Process Management, Shakopee, Minn.