Connect valve manifolds to panels inside cabinets
The 501 Series panel-mount adapter plate (photo) allows users to directly connect compatible valve manifolds to a panel in the wall or floor of a cabinet. This eliminates the need for complex routing of tubing and bulkhead fittings, reduces custom machining and drilling and simplifies overall panel layout. The panel-mount adapter plate is ideal for applications in the process industries where directional control valves are installed in a cabinet due to environmental or packaging constraints. — ASCO Numatics, Lucé, France
Continuously supply hot water, on demand, with this system
The EasiHeat DHW is a new heat exchanger that incorporates SIMS (Spirax Intelligent Monitoring System) to deliver a constant supply of hot water at a stable temperature on demand — even with sudden, wide load changes. The unit can handle process hot-water applications of up to 4 million Btu. EasiHeat DHW comes with a new control system that enables monitoring, diagnostics and status communications. A 7-in. touchscreen provides vis
ual access to data, detailing how and where energy is consumed, leading to more informed energy-management decisions and increased efficiency, says the company. With SIMS technology, systems are compatible for connection to existing proprietary networks and can interact with Ethernet and Modbus systems, as well as Profibus, CANopen, EtherCAT, DeviceNet and more. — Spirax Sarco, Inc., Blythewood, S.C.
A new gate valve features a patented perimeter seat
The new KGC-BD Bi-Directional Resilient Seated Knife Gate Valve (photo) features a patented perimeter-seat design that provides bubble-tight shutoff in either direction, even on dead-end service. This gate valve combines a one-piece rubber molded seat with an insert, a spline and a puck that work together to lock the seat securely into the valve body. This unique seat design prevents buckling or dislodging that can occur with other perimeter seat designs, says the manufacturer. In addition, the KGC-BD features the exclusive premium packing system that includes high-performance-packing material options and anti-extrusion segments. Available in sizes from 2–36 in. (50–900 mm), and in a variety to materials, the KGC Bi-Directional valve provides improved sealing, extended packing life and reduced maintenance, says the company. The valve is designed for isolation and on/off applications, and handles clean, dirty, viscous and corrosive liquids, sludge, fibrous slurries, clean and corrosive gases. — DeZurik, Inc., Sartell, Minn.
Fast-impact fractures lead to uniform particle size
This company’s line of horizontal shaft impactor (HSI) crushers (photo) can achieve reduction ratios of up to 30 to 1 in a single stage. Product size is varied by changing rotor speed and clearances. The size reduction takes place along short fracture lines, producing a more cubical product to meet aggregate specifications. This fast-impact fracture is different from the slow-compression breaking in cone or jaw crushers, says the company. Unlike hammer mills, there are no screens or grates holding material inside the crusher, so material is efficiently processed at high rates. HSI crushers are capable of size reduction in all material sizes and hardnesses with minimal maintenance. — Stedman Machine Co., Aurora, Ind.
New swirl and vortex flowmeters with quick reaction time
A new range of vortex and swirl flowmeters (photo) includes the SwirlMaster and VortexMaster product lines. The new SwirlMaster features a unique swirl technology that enables very short upstream and downstream piping requirements, which saves installation costs and enables high-accuracy flow measurement in tight spaces. The VortexMaster follows the same philosophy with a lower-cost entry-level version (FSV430) for simple applications. Both versions are available in a remote design with a cable length of up to 30 m. With the new devices, the reaction time for a change in flowrate is reduced from about 3–6 s (with previous models) to only about 1 s. — ABB, Zurich, Switzerland
High-pressure rotary gear pumps feature no-gasket design
The 700 Series Rotary Gear Pumps (photo) are designed to provide quiet and efficient service at pressures up to 2,000 psi and flowrates up to 5.0 gal/min. Featuring a gasket-free design, these pumps transfer media at temperatures up to 250°F and, with optional modifications, to 500°F. Available in cast and ductile iron, all 700 Series models can be ordered with foot or flange mounting. The gears, shafts, and housing faces are machined to extremely tight tolerances, allowing them to provide better lift, reduced slippage and longer service life. Replaceable anti-friction needle-roller bearings minimize friction and provide higher load ratings for medium- to high-pressure service. An innovative lip seal provides an ample safeguard against liquid leakage and the entrance of air. — Clark Solutions, Hudson, Mass.
Low-pulsation piston pumps for laboratory use
The LS Class of single-headed, positive-displacement piston pumps (photo) feature very low pulsation and high accuracy, along with micro-stepping motor technology and a proven single-piston pump mechanism. Standard fluid-path materials are stainless steel and polyethertherketone (PEEK), with optional titanium components available. Also available are jacketed heads for temperature-controlled processes. Three versions are available, capable of handling 5, 10 and 40 mL/min, respectively. With pressure capability up to 6,000 psi, these pumps are suitable for a wide variety of uses, including biocompatible separations, semi-prep liquid chromatography, metering, dispensing and general laboratory use. — Scientific Systems, Inc., State College, Pa.
Higher data capacity with this wireless bridge
This company has released a new point-to-point high-speed wireless bridge. The carrier-class wireless-networking bridge provides more than 1 GB of data transmission. The system operates in the 5 GHz band, and is effective for up to 10 miles of line-of-sight distance. The new product provides a valuable alternative for backhaul or connecting buildings at unprecedented speeds. The product family now has twice as many channels, resulting in twice the amount of data capacity. This is important when scaling larger deployments and allows smaller sites to minimize interference with more channels to select between. — AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc., Madison, Ala.
New heat exchanger technology for air-cooled LNG facilities
Together with Wieland Thermal Solutions and Technip, this company has developed a new technology to boost efficiency for air-cooled liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, known as Diesta (short for dual internally and externally structured tube for air-coolers). Diesta (photo) is a combination of two established technologies for the outside and inside of a tube, the key component of an air-cooler. Diesta technology typically allows increase in LNG production by 2 to 3%, while taking advantage of compression power savings. Moreover, the equipment footprint can be reduced by up to 20% due to a more compact design. Finally, the reduction in specific fuel-gas consumption lowers CO2
emissions, says the company. — GEA Batignolles Technologies Thermiques SAS, Nantes, France
Use this software to verify process-logic code
PLC Checker software can be used to automate process-logic code review and demonstrate programming and coding rules to third parties. By ensuring that logic programs are consistent, commissioning and
maintenance costs are reduced. Analyses are launched from developers’ workstations and metrics and findings are shared on servers. PLC Checker also comes with over 40 pre-defined rules that can be easily customized according to user requirements. — Itris Automation, Grenoble, France
A chemically inert stepper pump dispenses tiny volumes
This miniature, chemically inert stepper dispenser pump (photo) is designed to deliver variable micro-liter volumes (50–250µL) with a consistent performance. The LPD Series pump has been developed to offer greater design flexibility and significant cost savings to the medical and scientific industries as a result of its maintenance-free design. It can be located wherever fluidic requirements dictate, regardless of maintenance accessibility. The pump is offered in both standard and high-performance models, with the latter incorporating a home sensor, encoder and backlash compensation for more demanding applications, and provides a CV
of ≤0.01% at total volume. The standard performance model is available with a home sensor for most other applications. Maximum discharge pressures are 60 psi. — Lee Products Ltd, Gerrards Cross, U.K.
This tube connection speeds assembly of systems
Designed for working pressures as high as 22,500 psi (1,550 bars), the new “flared-cone” technology advances the performance of compression-style tube connections. It provides users with a simple and reliable means of speeding the assembly of instrument tubing systems for use in higher-pressure applications in the oil-and-gas industries. The new flared-cone connection (FCC) technology (photo) is said to be a significant advance on the type of “cone and thread” tube connections pioneered by the company. The new FCCs are much simpler to make up. Installers can typically complete the task in less than 4 min, after only minimal training. This time-saving can result in significant cost reductions on installations with a large number of tube connections. Flared-cone connections are also especially cost-effective in applications where leaks caused by vibration are an issue. — Parker Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, Ohio
A corrosion transmitter for widely separated monitoring points
Rohrback Cosasco Systems
The Model 4020LT-A two-wire transmitter (photo) provides enhanced resolution measurements of metal loss due to corrosion inside pipelines. The new transmitter is designed for operation in plant locations with widely separated monitoring points and a preexisting distributed control system (DCS). According to the company, similar products only have resolutions of 0.4%, while the Model 4020LT-A features measurement resolution of±0.1%. A switchable probe-type selector allows users to easily adjust between different electrical resistance probe types. The unit provides isolation between the probe and the 4–20-mA circuits required to power the loop, making it intrinsically safe. — Rohrback Cosasco Systems, Inc., Sante Fe Springs, Calif.
A lightweight dust monitor with robust data logging
New Star Environmental
The Kanomax dust monitor (photo) provides highly accurate dust measurements via an intuitive interface. The device can detect particle sizes from 0.1 to 10µm, with a measuring range of 0.001 to 10 mg/m3
. The unit can log up to 100,000 measurements, and features a USB interface for data transfer. Weighing just 2.9 lb, the Kanomax dust monitor has a run time of more than 24 h, and is capable of analog and digital output. A tripod mount for stationery locations, or a rubber protector and shoulder strap for portable use, are included. — New Star Environmental, Roswell, Ga.
Couplings for extreme- temperature fluid transfer
OPW Engineered Systems
The 3TL Series of all-purpose, high-performance quick couplings (photo) is designed with metal-to-metal wedge-seal technology provides leak-free and hammer-free unions for transferring fluids under extreme temperatures and pressures. The metal-to-metal wedge functionality removes the need for a hammer union, which reduces operator strain. The coupling’s small profile allows it to fit in areas of limited space. The 3TL is suitable for the transfer of cryogenics, steam, oil, acids, paints, ammonia and more. — OPW Engineered Systems, Lebanon, Ohio
Four new models of containerized power generators
The QEC 1250 containerized generator has now been joined by four new models: QEC 800, QEC 950, QEC 1000 (photo) and QEC 1200. The expanded QEC range, including two dedicated models for the U.S. and Canada, has been designed for multi-drop, prime power and critical standby applications for the rental, mining and oil-and-gas industries. The QEC 800, QEC 1000 and QEC 1250 are available for the global market (50/60 Hz switchable), and the QEC 950 and QEC 1200 are dedicated 60Hz, EPA Tier 2 certified for the U.S. and Canada. Users can tailor their QEC to individual key requirements, such as power output (up to 1 MW) and noise suppression. A host of factory-mounted and retrofit options allow this customized configuration. These include digital AVR, a coolant heater, an air shutdown valve and customized colors. — Atlas Copco, Zaragoza, Spain
New high-purity gas switchover system for critical applications
The EXD Series automatic differential-pressure switchover (photo) is a highly accurate, reliable gas-distribution system that automatically switches between two high-pressure gas sources to enable uninterrupted supply. The EXD system is designed to provide a continuous supply of high-purity gas in critical applications and demanding process environments. The system is suitable for carrier- and calibration-gas delivery applications used in chromatography processes, sampling systems and laboratory instrumentation. The proven switching technology provides failsafe operation utilizing a priority valve assembly, allowing the user to replace depleted gas containers without system interruption and increasing the amount of time between change-outs. — AURA Controls, Virginia Beach, Va.
New model for this series of gas compression packages
This company has introduced the latest addition to its C-Series offering of configurable compression packages: the C-Series 7044 Compression Package. This model features GE’s 1,680 h.p. Waukesha L7044
GSI rich-burn engine, paired with an Ariel JGK4 compressor. GE’s Waukesha gas engines are widely regarded for fuel flexibility on a wide gas range up to 2,300 Btu, as well as full-power capabilities without derate at altitudes up to 8,000 ft. The C-Series 7044 can be configured with more than 60 options, including advanced emissions-control systems to meet most government compliance requirements. Packages are built on heavy-duty, steel skids suitable for mounting on a compacted gravel pad, piles or an engineered concrete foundation. The C-Series is available in 13 base models in one-, two- and three-stage configurations. — Exterran Holdings, Inc., Houston
A digital platform dedicated to managing cybersecurity
Honeywell Process Solutions
This company’s Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager (photo) is a digital dashboard designed to proactively monitor, measure and manage cybersecurity risk for control systems in petroleum refineries, power plants and other automated production sites. The platform simplifies the task of identifying areas of cybersecurity risk and provides realtime visibility and decision support in multi-vendor industrial environments. Risk Manager translates complex cybersecurity indicators into clear measurements and key performance indicators (KPI). Users can create customized risk-notification alerts and perform detailed threat and vulnerability analysis. — Honeywell Process Solutions, Houston