UniFlow AireStream Fume Hoods (photo) are constructed entirely of chemical-resistant, flame-retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials and feature an exclusive unitized construction that does not require screws, bolts, rivets or metallic hardware for assembly. The fume chamber is molded one-piece seamless with all corners coved for easy cleaning and light reflectivity. This series of fume hoods is UL 1805 certified and is offered in 48-, 60-, 72- and 96-in. widths in either constant air volume or restricted bypass models. This hood is equipped with a 36-in. extended view height, exclusive vector slotted rear VaraFlow baffle system, aerodynamic sash lift with perforated air-sweep feature, and molded-in belled outlet collar for reduced airflow resistance.—Hemco Corp., Independence, Mo.
The VersaMix is a multi-shaft mixer designed for viscous applications requiring a high level of accuracy and batch-to-batch consistency. In a VersaMix, two or three independently-driven agitators work in tandem to ensure high-speed fine dispersion, efficient turnover and uniform heating/cooling. The VersaMix Model VMC-200 has a maximum working capacity of 200 gal. An air/oil lift raises and lowers the agitators into the vacuum-rated vessel. All product contact surfaces are stainless-steel type 316L polished 180-grit finish. The ASME 60-psi jacket on the vessel is insulated with 2-in. thick mineral wool and sheathed with water-tight stainless steel cladding. Equipped with a 10-h.p. anchor agitator, 20-h.p. disperser and 25-h.p. rotor/stator, the VMC-200 delivers a robust combination of laminar bulk flow and shear intensity necessary for homogenization and deagglomeration in high viscosity conditions up to several hundred thousand centipoise. The vacuum cover includes multiple charging ports, viewing windows, tank light and a thermoprobe. Finished product is discharged out of a 3-in. pneumatically actuated diaphragm valve installed on the tank’s conical bottom. — Charles Ross and Son Co., Hauppauge, N.Y.
At the parts2clean trade show (October 24–26; Stuttgart, Germany), this company will introduce three new Max-Load filter bag ranges. Pleated, melt-blown and coreless types extend the company’s filter bag offering. Max-Load filter bags can be used in the company’s Topline single-bag filter housings (photo) and Maxline multi-bag filter housings. They are designed for a large variety of applications and feature a side inlet, flow-through top for optimum sealing of the filter bag, easy filter bag change-outs and are said to reduce product loss to a minimum. The Max-Load filter bag offering can also be equipped with a powerful magnetic bar to remove ferritic particles. — Eaton Corp., Tinton Falls, N.J.
This company’s new pipeline leak-detection system (photo) utilizes an infield fiber-optic cable, which not only informs users about the occurrence of a leak, but gives an accurate location of any potential leakage, allowing for extremely rapid assessment and repair. This solution combines multiple measured variables within one cable, such as sound, temperature or vibration, allowing the system to automatically cross-reference and remove false signals. Through the use of multivariable sensing, a single fiber-optic system (FOS) is capable of detecting the following: changes in temperature caused by liquid or gas movement in pipe leaks; sound and vibration from pipe leaks or third-party intrusions; and changes in stress or strain experienced due to pipe bending or loss of support. The FOS monitoring system provides predictive analysis capabilities to allow better-informed decisions to optimize the service life of pipeline assets. It is able to seamlessly integrate into an existing digital-control system or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and alert operators through a variety of digital protocols. — Hawk Measurement, Lawrence, Mass.
The Liquiline CA80TP phosphorus analyzer (photo) is designed for monitoring industrial wastewater and inlet and outlet streams of municipal wastewater treatment plants. The CA80TP uses a thermal digestion technique along with colorimetric analysis, requiring only a small quantity of reagents. With online measurement, there is no waiting for time-consuming laboratory analysis. The CA80TP measures phosphorus in ranges of 0.05 to 10 mg/L or 0.5 to 50 mg/L. It has two 4–20-mA outputs with the option for additional outputs. Samples are drawn from the process using a suction strainer or can be taken from a bypass piping system. A precise sample volume is digested at high temperature with a digestion reagent. An optical dosing unit — to dose sample and reagents — uses a redundant light barrier for a high level of reliability, guaranteeing precise and reproducible results from extremely small volumes of reagent. The CA80TP has a software-controlled safety cover to prevent access to the digestion reactor when it is under operation. — Endress + Hauser Inc., Greenwood, Ind.
The Liquiline line of threaded fittings and coolant connectors (photo) are available in dezincification-resistant brass, as well as aluminum and stainless steel. In addition, 45- and 90-deg elbows made of brass or stainless steel with optimized flow properties have been added to the line. The new swept screw-in elbow of dezincification-resistant brass or stainless steel achieves significantly better flowrates than conventional elbow fittings in comparative tests, since there is no turbulence and no obstruction of the flow to prevent heat dissipation, says the manufacturer. They are suitable, for example, for coolant connectors in welding processes, power electronics or high-frequency induction heating systems. The improved flowrate of the elbows allow the use of smaller diameters to achieve the same cooling effect as with conventional elbow connectors. — Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG, Waiblingen, Germany
The new NW150L stainless-steel heat-exchanger plates (photo) complement this company’s range of heat-exchanger plates for viscous and particle-containing media by introducing this new product line for the lower operating range. The NW models have a wider plate gap than those in the NT series, which enables efficient heat treatment of viscous media and of liquids containing particle diameters up to 5 mm, all with a very small pressure drop. In addition, the extremely wide herringbone plate corrugation, with a gap width of 10 mm, assures highly turbulent flow at all points of the plate, which in turn counters fouling. Application areas for these plates are the production of bioethanol, industrial wastewater treatment and petrochemical processing. — Kelvion Holding GmbH, Bochum, Germany
The PS1 Original is a 13-mm, clamped metal air-operated double-diaphragm (AODD) pump (photo) that is equipped with this company’s Pro-Flo Shift air-distribution system (ADS). The pump’s clamped configuration allows for simplified maintenance, diaphragm replacement and cleaning. PS1 Original pumps are shear-sensitive and intrinsically safe with self-priming and dry-run capabilities, and offer long mean time between repair (MTBR), anti-freezing functionality and increased on/off reliability, says the manufacturer. The PS1 Original has an aluminum center block and is available with an aluminum, stainless steel or Alloy C wetted-path material. The pump features maximum discharge pressures to 8.6 bars (125 psig), maximum flowrates to 60.2 L/min (15.9 gal/min) and maximum suction lifts to 5.9 m (19.3 ft) dry and 9.8 m (32.2 ft) wet. Diaphragms are available in several material options. — Wilden Pump and Engineering, Grand Terrace, Calif.
The PC-5000 Series meter for sensing particulate matter (photo) is wall-mountable and can display and log calculated particle mass concentrations with the option to incorporate sensors for additional environmental parameters, such as total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs), carbon dioxide (CO 2), temperature and relative humidity. A laser-diode-powered sensor and a brushless internal pump enable reliable particulate measurement down to 0.3µm. A high-accuracy photo-ionization detector (PID) for TVOC measurement and a dual-wave NDIR CO 2 sensor are offered. PC-5000 series monitors may also be connected to this company’s AdvancedSense, DirectSense or WolfPack instruments to add logging capabilities for additional compounds (for instance, formaldehyde, ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, ammonia and more) into the same data file as other connected sensors. These monitors measure particles sized from 0.3 to 25µm with a flowrate of 2.83 L/min. — GrayWolf Sensing Solutions, Shelton, Conn.
The Free Flex condensing boiler (photo) offers a thermal efficiency of 95% and features a weld-free design. Free Flex permits field access to the heat exchanger for cleaning, as well as tube replacement, making it the only repairable condensing boiler available on the market, according to the manufacturer. Free Flex is also available in knockdown configurations to fit where other packaged boilers cannot. The boilers come equipped with a built-in control system and an easily configurable compact footprint. Low NOx, knockdown and outdoor weather protection options are available on most boilers from this company. — Bryan Steam LLC, Peru, Ind.
This company has integrated the Finder Triplex Series pumps (photo) into its growing portfolio of transfer solutions for the energy and industrial markets. Finder Triplex Series pumps are highly reliable reciprocating plunger pumps specifically designed for a wide variety of critical applications. These pumps are also compliant with API 674 to provide reliability and safety. Triplex Series pumps are available in seven models — TD18, NF50, NH77, NJ116, NL171, TN 260 and TP420 — with power ratings ranging from 13 to 310 kW (18 to 420 h.p.). Typical applications include water jetting, methanol injection, glycol recirculation, descaling, boiler feeding and others. — Mouvex, Auxerre, France
The new EA15 electric actuator (photo) is designed for small-diameter, open/close ball-valve applications in chemical processing, refrigeration and water-treatment facilities. Key features included in the standard package are: open/close limit switches; seven-segment error code display; adjustable internal heating element; and chemically resistant polyproplyene housing. An optional failsafe battery backup is also available. The EA15 utilizes an ISO 5211 universal mounting pattern and carries certifications for vibration testing. Designed to operate quarter-turn valves, the EA15 actuator delivers a nominal torque of 10 Nm and a peak torque of 20 Nm. Clearly displayed LED indicators enable fast and easy reading of valve position and actuator status at a glance, whether in low-light conditions or from a distance. — GF Piping Systems, Irvine, Calif.
AdvantaSil High Pressure unreinforced silicone tubing (photo) is designed to deliver increased flowrates and reduce processing time. The tubing’s unreinforced characteristic allows for limited pumpability up to 30 psi backpressure and makes it easier to see process fluids. AdvantaSil High Pressure is suitable for single-use applications, such as inline integrity testing of filtration assemblies and high-volume fluid transfer, although it is not limited only to disposable applications. The tubing handles short-run peristaltic pump applications requiring 30 psi backpressure, and most sizes offer full vacuum capability. Because the tubing does not contain braid reinforcement, particulate shedding that can occur when cutting braided hose is eliminated. AdvantaSil High Pressure silicone tubing operates with temperatures ranging from –65 to 400°F (–53.9 to 204.4°C). The platinum silicone tubing is sterilizable by autoclave or gamma irradiation, and is available in five diameter sizes from 1/4 through 1 in. — New Age Industries, Inc., Southampton, Pa.
Last month, this company introduced the PV4 and PV6 piston valves (photo) for isolation purposes. They are available in NPT and SW versions, in sizes from½ to 2 in., in either forged carbon steel or forged stainless steel. These valves are designed to Class 800 and provide tight shutoff. They are suitable for steam, condensate and other liquid systems. The highly reliable and robust PV4 and PV6 have been rigorously tested and developed for use in the oil, gas and chemicals industries, where they are considered an industry standard for the isolation of steam, condensate and process media. — Spirax Sarco, Inc., Blythewood, S.C.
Vinnapas EF 3101 is a new vinyl acetate-ethylene-copolymer (VAE) dispersion that has been developed specifically for rotogravure paper coatings. The binder has a high level of compressibility and develops a high degree of smoothness, enabling superior print quality, says the company. The dispersion complies with the E.U. ecolabel requirements for graphic paper and different food-contact regulations. That makes Vinnapas EF 3101 particularly suitable for coatings on paper for high-end magazines, catalogs, books and packaging. With a glass transition temperature of 0°C, Vinnapas EF 3101 is a very elastic and flexible dispersion. This offers a very high compressibility that enables good ink transfer from the plate cylinder onto the paper. The new binder provides the coating with good calendered-sheet gloss and high opacity. Surfaces coated with the new binder facilitate a clear, sharp print image with bright colors and good ink gloss. The dispersion shows similar rheology behavior to alternative binders, such as styrene acrylics and styrene-butadiene latexes. — Wacker Chemie AG, Munich, Germany
This company’s line of Abaque Series peristaltic (hose) pumps (photo) have recently been redesigned to incorporate a wide variety of design enhancements. These pumps meet challenging requirements in the water and wastewater industry thanks to a seal-free design that eliminates leaks and product contamination. They feature a new hose connection system that has an improved clamping system with fewer parts to simplify hose replacement, a redesigned pump rotor to decrease weight and increase strength, and a new oval viewing window that allows shoe adjustment without removing the cover. Hose failure detectors and vacuum kits are also available. — Neptune Chemical Pump Co., North Wales, Pa.
The new PSD-4 electronic pressure switch (photo, p. 34) enables flexibility in industrial applications because the output signals (PNP/NPN, 4–20 mA or 0–10 V) are freely configurable. The output signal, with a turndown of 5:1, can be scaled to the relevant measuring range. Thus, with just one instrument variant, many specifications can be realized. The PSD-4 features a 9-mm high LED display with 14 segments, which can be rotated continuously through 330 deg. This enables the measured value and status to be read easily in any mounting position. In addition, extensive diagnostic functions inform the user about the instrument status. — WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, Klingenberg, Germany
New FlexFlow process sensors (photo) are based on a calorimetric measurement principle that enables the monitoring of both flowrate and velocity in addition to media temperature in a single instrument. The combination of two measuring functions in a single sensor reduces the number of measuring points required in closed systems and therefore minimizes installation costs, service and storage. The FlexFlow range includes the PF20H and PF20S options, which are suitable for hygienic and industrial applications. The IO-Link enables users to simultaneously configure several sensors, which simplifies point adjustment for different process stages during setup or for batch changeover. FlexFlow sensors are designed to enable diagnostic data polling and process evaluation at all times, which helps to maximize system uptime. All the sensors in the FlexFlow range are temperature resistant to 150ºC and clean-in-place (CIP) and steam-in-place (SIP) capable. — BaumerLtd., Swindon, U.K.
Cushion Grip is a new line of screwdrivers (photo) that features a durable tri-material cushion grip handle with an anti-peel design to ensure the grips will not fall off. Unique to the new Cushion Grip Screwdrivers is new-to-world tactile identification on the end of every tool, a feature that allows users to simply feel for the correct tool on their belt without having to look, enhancing productivity. For more leverage and precise control, a wrench-ready bolster enables users to utilize a wrench to maximize the tightening and loosening force, and knurled shanks provide users with better gripping surface to rotate the shank when performing precision fastening. — Milwaukee Tool, Milwaukee, Wis.
The BinMaster C-100 control console provides level and volume data outdoors at ground level with the push of a button. It is simple to add to a network of up to 120 SmartBob cable-based sensors mounted on bins, tanks or silos. The C-100 control console and the C-100 MB with Modbus Communications feature a 24-V d.c. power supply and a NEMA 4X rating for resistance against windblown dust and rain. Consoles are often installed near load-out areas for access from trucks or at ground level for worker walk-up use. The newly updated consoles offer a wide range of measurement units, including feet or cubic feet, U.S. gallons or bushels, and tons or metric tons. Additionally, users can select the measurement type as product or headroom and measurement format in pounds, tons or kilograms. — BinMaster, Lincoln, Neb.
BioPouch (photo) is a new, “green” vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor for protection of metal parts in a non-ventilating space. BioPouch is powered by the company’s NANO VpCI technology, primarily made from agricultural byproducts. NANO-VpCIs emit from the pouch and saturate the enclosure via diffusion, filling all void spaces and recessed areas with protective vapor molecules. Molecules from BioPouch are attracted to and adsorb onto metallic surfaces, resulting in the formation of a nano-protective barrier layer. Studies have shown the excellent ability for VpCI molecules to provide protection in the presence of corrosive species, such as chlorides, moisture and sulfides, and displace them at the metal surface. Vapor-phase inhibiting action protects inaccessible and recessed surfaces. — Cortec Corp., St. Paul, Minn.
This company recently introduced a magnetic filter (photo) that captures very tiny iron particles (as small as 1µm in diameter) in industrial liquids, such as lubricating oil, solvents and coolants. Removing iron particles from such products reduces damage to machines and tools, cuts machine downtime and extends the life of other filters present in the process and the industrial fluids themselves. The magnetic filter can be placed either before or after a candle filter. Installation before will extend the service life of the candle filter, and installation after will ensure separation of the finest iron particles. The magnet is oriented parallel to the main flow, which means that filtering takes place continuously, without stopping the main flow. Unlike other filters, this magnetic filter requires no flushing fluid, so there is very little loss of the original fluid. The capacity of one filter unit is approximately 0.8 m 3 /h and the maximum pressure is 1.5 bars. Multiple filter units can be placed in parallel, which results in a proportional increase of the capacity. — Goudsmit Magnetics Group, Waalre, the Netherlands
The new MVG Modular Vacuum Gripper series (photo) can be tailored to desired sizes, and users can also configure: the vacuum generators; the gripping interfaces (foam or suction cups); and the vacuum level control (electronic vacuum switch or vacuum gauge). The MVG Series enables precise vacuum management with “multi-zoning,” which allows for the creation of multiple independent gripping zones. This helps to optimize vacuum management during production cycles or palletization, resulting in an increase in vacuum level, reduction of leaks and a drop in energy consumption, says the company. — Coval, Montélier, France
Launched last month, the DeltaV PK controller (photo) makes the advanced automation of the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) available to fast-growth industries traditionally less reliant on large-scale automation. The next-generation controller provides scalable automation control to all process industries, particularly parts of the life sciences, oil-and-gas, petrochemical and discrete manufacturing industries that have relied on complex, non-integrated programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with limited operational capabilities. The fit-for-purpose DeltaV PK controller is said to be the process industry’s first controller that manufacturers can scale down for skid units or scale up to be natively merged into the DeltaV DCS in a larger plant. — Emerson Automation Solutions, St. Louis, Mo.