Applications for the new Model BR back-pressure regulator (photo) include overpressure regulation of cryogenic liquids, sour gas, industrial gases and chemicals, as well as common industrial fluids like water, oil, steam and compressed air. Available in globe or angular porting configuration, the Model BR controls inlet pressures up to 200 psig in multiple spring ranges. The BR regulator is available in five sizes ranging from 3/8 to 2 in., and can handle materials from 20 to 400°F, with the appropriate combinations of body, spring chamber and trim materials. Trim designs include metal-seated or composition-seated with a metal or composition diaphragm. — Cashco, Inc., Ellsworth, Kan.
The HI 6500-XP Extreme Weight Processor (photo) is an EtherNet/IP-enabled weight processor that can process and output 300 updates per second of processed stable weight. The processor’s fast communication with the process logic controller (PLC) allows for higher product yield and consistency, while reducing processing time, says the company. The device is intended for applications where speed and accuracy are critical, such as batching, blending, filling, dispensing and check-weighing. With an embedded Web server, the instrument can be accessed remotely on any computer browser. — Hardy Process Solutions, Inc., San Diego, Calif.
KUB reverse-acting buckling-pin rupture discs (photo) are well suited for use with pressure equipment, such as reactors, tanks, pipework, gas cylinders and pressure vessels. The KUB requires no torqueing, allowing for the disc to be periodically examined and placed back into its holder — a new disc is not required until the current one ruptures or is damaged. When the disc ruptures, no metal debris is cast downstream into the exhaust piping. The KUB’s two-layered design increases longevity because the burst element is protected from potentially corrosive process media. The “domed” side contains precisely laser-cut buckling pins to ensure a precise response to pressure, and the second smooth layer isolates and protects the burst element from the process, resulting in a longer disc life. According to the manufacturer, processes that are protected by KUB discs can operate at pressures that are up to 98% of the minimum burst pressure of the disc without risk of fatigue of the disc. — Rembe, Inc., Charlotte, N.C.
This company has introduced a new Electronic Pressure Compensation (EPC) system for high-accuracy loss-in-weight feeders. Improvements to the system include higher accuracy and reliability when compared with traditional mechanical pressure-compensation systems, which can be sensitive to structural factors and machine alignment, making them potentially more intricate and unreliable. The EPC system’s modular design incorporates pressure sensors and electronics that are tailored to interact with the feeder-control system. Depending on system configuration, the sensors can be positioned on the feeder hopper, and if required, on the material-discharge tube. The integrated software implements a self-optimizing compensation algorithm, which ensures accuracy, even in systems with pressure fluctuations. — Coperion K-Tron, Sewell, N.J.
The ASI 35 modular leak-detection system is especially suited for use with tracer gases, such as helium and hydrogen, in integral and localizing test procedures, or a combination of both, with minimum signal background and crosstalk, providing for fast overall cycle times, reportedly as short as 1 s. The modular design of the ASI 35 minimizes space requirements and simplifies integration options — only two cables are needed to connect the vacuum and electronic modules. The ASI 35 features a low-maintenance turbo pump for high helium pumping speeds and dual independent filaments. The leak detector is designed for working conditions in ambient temperatures up to 45°C. — Pfeiffer Vacuum, Nashua, N.H.
Turbolab high-vacuum pump systems (photo) are compact and pre-assembled, and are available with different configurations to cover a wide range of vacuum demands. The system’s turbo pumps feature an oil-free hybrid bearing design. Turbolab systems are available in tabletop or mobile-cart versions, and each version can be customized with a variety of accessories, including purge-gas or venting valves, cooling units, heater bands and more. The system features dedicated ports for the connection of six different accessories and two gages. Monitored data are automatically stored to a data log file in the Turbolab system. Users can then view the log file with the Turbolab data-viewer software tool or via a Web-based data viewer. — Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, Cologne, Germany
In March, this company released Version 7.0 of its ChemCad process-simulation software. Featuring a new graphics engine, updates to the software suite include enhanced flowsheets at any zoom level, and three new display schemes for unit operations — color, grayscale and wireframe — each of which can be used in any combination on flowsheets. According to the company, building flowsheets has been made more intuitive, and increased customization for reporting is available. Additionally, graphics options in Version 7.0 conform to standards set by other commonly used software tools. — Chemstations, Inc., Houston
The new TM21-G family of induction motors is designed for driving pumps, compressors, fans, conveyors and mine hoists. Standard features include frame sizes ranging from 315 to 900 mm, with maximum output power of 23,000 kW. Rated voltages range up to 11 kV. The maximum speed, operating from a variable frequency drive (VFD), is 3,600 rpm. Various cooling options are available, including fan cooling, air-to-air cooling and water-to-air cooling. Users can choose either anti-friction bearings or sleeve bearings. — Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corp. (TMEIC), Roanoke, Va.
VP-Series metering pumps (photo) are designed for applications requiring continuous, pulse-free fluid flow at pressures up to 12,000 psi. VP Series pumps are controlled by either the company’s proprietary VPWare software or by a customizable library of LabVIEW virtual instruments (VIs), both included with the pump. Either option gives the user complete control over pumping pressure and flowrate from a number of operating modes. Three models of VP-Series pumps are currently available, with the following maximum pressures and flowrates: 12,000 psi (30 mL/min); 6,000 psi (60 mL/min); and 3,000 psi (105 mL/min). A 24,000-psi (15-mL/min) model will also be released in mid-2016, the company says. All models are available with either Hastelloy or stainless-steel wetted parts. — Vindum Engineering, Inc., San Ramon, Calif.
The HD-3.5-7-S316 ribbon blender (photo) is constructed of 316 stainless steel to meet sanitary standards, and can blend up to 65 ft3 of powders, pastes or slurries. The blender’s two-to-one length-to-diameter ratio is said to distribute ingredients uniformly during loading, blending and discharge. It forces a split double-helical agitator through stationary material, producing homogeneous blends. Tight tolerances of 1.6 to 0.8 mm between ribbon blades and the vessel wall minimize residual product in the trough following discharge, reducing material waste and cleaning time. — Munson Machinery Co., Inc., Utica, N.Y.
The FCB400 (photo) is the latest expansion in the CoriolisMaster product range of mass flowmeters. A new standard-electronics platform offers users up to five configurable communication outputs via optional plug-in modules, and the entirely digital internal-communication system requires no special cabling. The FCB400 flowmeter saves all calibration data, as well as all user-configuration data and totalizers, which are linked to the sensor in a non-detachable way. This automatic function synchronizes configuration data in the sensor and the transmitter after power has been switched on. It duplicates configuration data, storing it in a permanent memory, ensuring data synchronization during maintenance. Many specific software packages are available for applications such as filling, density-based concentration determination and more. The FCB400 model is optionally available in a hygienic model, the FCH400, for use in the food and beverage industry. — ABB, Zurich, Switzerland
The No. 1003 gas-fired walk-in oven (photo) is intended for drying molded fiber parts. The 500°F oven features 4-in.-thick insulated walls and an aluminized steel exterior. The oven’s interior is stainless steel with continuously welded seams and insulated floor. No. 1003 has all safety equipment onboard to process flammable solvents, as required for gas-heated equipment, including a forced exhauster and purge timer. Additionally, controls on this oven include a digitally programmable temperature controller, a digital shutdown timer with an audible alarm, a fused disconnect switch and an eight-point internal-thermocouple jack panel wired to the face of the control panel. — The Grieve Corp., Round Lake, Ill.
The new HemiPleat FR Carbon dust-collector filter (photo) combines flame-retardant and conductive properties in a single filter. With high efficiency and a long service life, the cartridge filters are especially suited for explosive-dust applications, making it possible to conform to NFPA and ATEX requirements and lessen the risk of ignition sources due to static-electricity charges. The special carbon-impregnated filtration media is designed for dust-handling applications that require flame resistance and the dissipation of static charges. These include metal dusts, fumed silica, plastic or composite dusts, carbon black and more. The combined functionality of flame-resistance and conductivity can allow the use of dry-media-type dust collectors in applications where they otherwise could not have been used. — Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), Jonesboro, Ark.
The 1-SHRED-H (photo) is an industrial grinder intended for small-facility use in recycling, food-processing and food-waste applications, including waste preconditioning for composting or anaerobic digestion. The dual-shafted grinder operates at low speeds and high torques to deliver very high cutting forces. The 1-SHRED-H is suitable for use in wet or dry applications and does not require additional process water to grind products down to size. Designed with a small footprint, the grinder’s ability to be mounted in a variety of orientations allows the unit to fit into areas with tight space restrictions. The unit is PLC-controlled, incorporating a motor-current monitoring auto-reversal sequence, which ensures that unexpected debris will not jam and damage the grinder. — JWC Environmental, Costa Mesa, Calif.