The OnGuard Smart corrosion-monitoring device incorporates a room pressure sensor and WiFi capabilities to provide a complete picture of the environment’s air quality with multiple connectivity options. In addition to measuring room pressure, the OnGuard Smart also monitors temperature and relative humidity. Most importantly, copper and silver corrosion corresponding to ISA Standard 71.04-2013 is measured via this company’s Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) sensors. The OnGuard Smart can also alert an operator to a potential failure of electronics so action can be taken before failures occur. Data-logging and reporting capabilities provide diagnostic data to pinpoint problem areas or times so that issues can be resolved quickly. System data are captured in realtime, and are accessible remotely. — Purafil, Inc., Doraville, Ga.
The new design of the Omni Type-27 compact ball valve (photo) includes a smooth ergonomic handle with open/shut indication. The rugged, injection-molded one-piece body features a single-threaded and sealed end carrier, and double-stem O-ring seals provide added leak protection. The Omni Type-27 ball valve is available with socket or threaded end connections in sizes from 3/8 through 2 in. Available body materials are PVC and CPVC, both with EPDM seals and PTFE seats. NSF-61 certified and rated for 150 psi at 70°F, the Omni Type-27 can be electrically actuated with this company’s Electromni Series 83 electric actuator. — Asahi/America, Inc., Lawrence, Mass.
The Parat 4920 escape-hood respirator (photo) recently received approval by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for an extended service life of 16 years, provided that the filter is exchanged after eight years. Replacing the filter halfway through the hood’s lifecycle not only prolongs the service longevity, but also greatly reduces the total cost of ownership and longterm maintenance costs. The 4920’s high-performance combination filter protects against a variety of toxic industrial gases, vapors and particles. The multi-gas filter is approved according to NIOSH 42 CFR Part 84 for Respiratory Protective Devices for escape from ammonia, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulfide, methylamine, organic vapors, sulfur dioxide and particles. Additionally, the filter is independently tested and provides some levels of protection against formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide and mercury vapors. — Dräger Inc., Houston
The TA-2100 benzene gas detector utilizes advanced photo-ionization sensor technology to provide fixed, continuous monitoring in both indoor and outdoor installations in demanding industrial environments. The detector provides low-ppm detection limits as a critical part of an early warning system. A self-calibration feature adjusts the span monthly, based on the sensor life curve, and offsite sensor calibration is also possible with the sensor’s embedded memory chip. The device can operate at temperatures ranging from –20 to 55°C, and in relative humidity up to 95%. — Mil-Ram Technology, Inc., Fremont, Calif.
The V-AN Series of self-regulating centrifugal pumps (photo) features a control system that independently adapts to changing feedrates, meaning that when media flows into a vessel, the liquid level rises until the inflow and outflow of the vessel balance out — without any type of mechanical or electrical regulation equipment. All V-AN pumps are dry-running, self-ventilating, operate free of cavitation and boast a low NPSH (less than 0.1 m). The pumps are suitable for applications with fluctuating flowrates, as well as those that require pumping boiling or gaseous media. Furthermore, the suction pressure can be lowered to the boiling condition as needed. The V-AN Series also allows for the reduction in feed-vessel diameters, saving investment costs, says the manufacturer. — Paul Bungartz GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Ecodry plus (photo) is a vacuum pump designed specifically for applications in the transition area between small laboratory equipment and large-scale industrial machines, in the size class ranging from 40–60 m3/h. Ecodry pumps’ quiet operation — the average noise level is just 52 dB — is achievable due to insulation that is integrated into the pump housing, as well as an optimized silencer in the exhaust. Because there is no dust or oil contamination, these pumps are suitable for installation with large-scale accelerator systems. The non-contact rotor design is not only designed for quiet operation, but also for low vibration. This is especially beneficial in applications that require the production of high-resolution images, such as in electron and scanning microscopy, because the transmission of vibrations from a pump can hinder these results. — Leybold GmbH, Cologne, Germany
This new Diagnostic Tool application — available on Apple, Android and Windows mobile devices — is a quick and simple way for users of Control Techniques’ drives to solve any error codes that the drive may show. Built within the app are easy-to-use wiring diagrams for first-time setup, plus links to the relevant manuals that provide the most comprehensive drive data and information. The app also has full contact details of the technical support teams around the world to aid operators with any technical problems. Currently, the app has full information for all drives within the Unidrive M, Powerdrive F300, Elevator drives, Unidrive SP, Commander SK, Digitax ST and Mentor MP ranges. — Emerson Industrial Automation, Eden Prairie, Minn.
The ecoFIT polyethylene (PE) piping system (photo) provides chemical resistance, abrasion resistance and high impact strength, even at low temperatures. The ecoFIT product line consists of a complete range of system components, including valves and connections. Other performance characteristics include operating temperatures ranging from –58 to 140°F, low weight, ultravoilet (UV) radiation and weather resistance and high mechanical strength. The products are available in standard sizes in both inches (2 to 23 in.) and millimeters (20 to 250 mm). The impact resistance of ecoFIT components are particularly beneficial in applications where low temperatures would typically degrade or limit the physical properties of plastic materials. — GF Piping Systems, Irvine, Calif.
Memosens CPS171D pH electrodes (photo) can be sterilized and are autoclavable for use in bioreactors, fermenters and other hygienic and sterile applications. The CPS171D measures the full pH range of 0–14 and operates in temperatures from 32 to 284°F. The CPS171D is IECEx and ATEX approved for use in hazardous locations; has IP68 protection; and has FDA, USP and ISO approvals for biocompatibility regarding cytotoxicity and bioreactivity. The CPS171D pH probe has a unique reference gel and glass membrane that when combined, can improve the longterm stability for reliable and accurate measurement, even after multiple clean-in place (CIP) and sterilize-in-place (SIP) cycles. The probe is suitable for CIP and SIP operations up to 284°F. — Endress+Hauser, Greenwood, Ind.
The Husky line of corrosion-resistant stainless-steel air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps (photo) has been expanded to include stainless-steel ANSI/DIN welded flanges. The flanges are available in vertical and forward-facing orientations, and feature a rotatable design that simplifies connection to process piping. Husky AODD pumps range from 1/4 to 3-in. connections and produce flowrates up to 300 gal/min. Configurable in a wide variety of pump body materials and wetted elastomers, Husky AODD pumps are compatible with challenging fluid characteristics, such as extreme temperatures, abrasives and caustic or corrosive materials. — Graco Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
The EC2B Series (photo) is a new line of enclosures, control stations and accessories for hazardous-location applications. These standard and custom control stations utilize the company’s EU2B line of hazardous location pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key selector switches, emergency stop switches and analog meters. All EC2B and EU2B products are UL certified for use in Zone 1 and 2, and are also certified for use in hazardous locations by IECEx (Global), ATEX (Europe) and TIIS (Japan) to meet the strictest safety standards. The enclosures and fully-sealed pilot devices are rated IP65 and Type 4X for protection against water and corrosion, and are available with exposed or finger-safe IP20 screw terminals. The enclosures are constructed of 304 stainless steel to provide long service life in hazardous and corrosive areas. — IDEC Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif.
The TransPort PT900 (photo) is a portable, ultrasonic flowmeter for liquid flow measurement. The TransPort PT900 features an all-new transmitter and clamping fixture, as well as an app-driven user interface on an Android tablet. The clamp-on design allows for the measurement of flow from outside a pipe, so there is no requirement for the process to be shut down for installation. Its portability allows it to be moved easily from location to location for temporary or spot flow measurement or check metering. The transducers are compatible with most pipe sizes and materials and can handle a wide range of liquids, including ultrapure to extremely dirty water, refined hydrocarbon liquids and crude oil. Other features include Bluetooth communication between the transmitter and tablet, 4 GB of memory for storing large data logs and accuracy of± 1% of reading. — GE Oil & Gas, Billerica, Mass.
Causti-COR nanofiltration systems are specifically designed to recover and purify caustic for reuse in food, beverage and industrial applications. The systems can recover up to 95% of caustic from solutions used to clean process equipment in industrial applications, says the manufacturer. Patented spiral-wound filter elements allow purification of up to 20% sodium or potassium hydroxide at solution temperatures up to 70°C (160°F). Six models of Causti-COR systems are available to handle flowrates up to 32 m3/h. There are three batch-mode systems for processing feed flowrates between 1 and 15 m3/h and three continuously operated systems for processing feed flowrates between 4 and 32 m3/h. Custom-engineered systems are available to treat larger or application-specific flowrates. — Koch Membrane Systems, Wichita, Kan.
The accuracy of an NO gas sensor, the primary component of NOx, can be compromised when exposed to ambient temperatures above 86°F (30°C) and significantly more so above 104°F (40°C). To help prevent this temperature effect on the NO sensor, the E8500 Cooled NOx portable emissions analyzer (photo) keeps the NO sensor cooled with an internal cooling system. The analyzer measures, displays and records the NO sensor temperature to make it easier to comply with conditional test methods. The E8500 Cooled NOx also comes standard with this company’s Sample Conditioning Unit (SCU), which cools and dries the stack gas at the probe handle to minimize the time that the gas has in contact with the condensate. — E Instruments International, LLC, Langhorne, Pa.
The Gemini 88 Plus dual-rate syringe pump (photo) provides two independent pumping channels linked through hardware and software, combining two individual syringe pumps into one instrument. The syringe pump can infuse simultaneously at different rates, or infuse with one syringe and withdraw with the other. When combined with a valve box, it provides the continuous delivery of a peristaltic or piston pump with the accuracy, absence of pulsation and low flowrates of a syringe pump. This functionality allows continuous infusion or withdrawal, with both high- and low-pressure operation possible. The system is compatible with a wide variety of syringes. — KD Scientific, Holliston, Mass.
The new SP series (photo) is a so-called “air-over-oil” filter press driven exclusively by compressed air. Air-over-oil filter presses are used where power connection is not available or possible in a process line. By deliberately dispensing with electrical equipment, the SP series is a cost-effective alternative to conventional machines and a further development of filter presses that are designed for manual operation only. The heart of the new press is the hydraulic unit operated by compressed air. Once supplied with air (6–8 bars), the pneumatically driven high-pressure pump generates up to 400 bars of hydraulic pressure. The inflowing hydraulic oil then moves the cylinder that generates the locking force required to close the press securely. After completion of the filtration process, the operator relieves the pressure. Units are available with filter areas of 6.5 to 226.4 m2 and volumes of 69.4 to 2,401 L. — Andritz Separation GmbH, Graz, Austria
This company has expanded the availability of its Uvex HydroShield anti-fog lens coating to include seven new eye-safety offerings, including the clear Flex Seal Goggle (photo), and three lens tints each for the Stealth OTG and Livewire product lines. Uvex HydroShield eliminates fog and resists scratching, even in extremely hot, wet and otherwise demanding conditions. Its performance significantly exceeds EN166, the most stringent anti-fog standard in the world, according to the manufacturer. The dual-action coating is permanently bonded to the lens to withstand extended wear and repeated washings without wearing off. Most HydroShield anti-fog coated products meet ANSI Z87.1-2015 and are certified to the requirements of the CSA Z94.3 standards. All Uvex lenses offer 99.9% UV protection. — Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, Smithfield, R.I.
This company’s new high-pressure (HP) rotary valve (photo) is now available in the U.K. The valve’s design reduces product degradation and also greatly reduced axial air leakage — up to one-third less air leakage than other standard high-pressure valves is possible. The HP valve is able to run at pressures up to 3.5 barg. The HP valve bodies and the 12-bladed, standard full-end disc rotor are manufactured from 316 stainless steel, while the end covers are made from aluminum in order to reduce wear. The HP rotary valves are available in three sizes: 200, 250 and 300 mm. Standard conveying rates range from 8.3 to 30 L per complete rotor revolution at 100% filling. The standard models are suitable for handling products up to a temperature of 80°C. — DMN–Westinghouse, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands
The DynaShear inline high-speed emulsifier disperses gums, stabilizers, proteins and sweeteners in a single pass, delivering batch times as low as 3–5 min., with less air entrainment and the ability to run continuously. With flowrates up to 40,000 L/h, it delivers smooth product with no agglomerates, says the company. The two-stage rotor/stator action allows processors to run longer and clean-in-place (CIP) less frequently. The DynaShear prevents clogged strainers and extends the life of pumps, valves and seals. — Admix Europe ApS, Allerod, Denmark
VertexCore coalescing filter elements (photo) have a fixed extension that is welded to the element end cap, which allows maintenance staff to easily remove and replace elements without exposing their head, shoulders, torso or legs to a confined space. This design feature eliminates the widespread behavior of climbing into or reaching into filtration pressure vessels to remove or replace elements. The VertexCore extensions and hold-down rods, while facilitating element replacement, also provide a barrier to prevent operator entry, a positive reinforcement to confined-space safety regulations. The multi-layer elements feature removal efficiencies of 99.98% for particle sizes down to 0.3 μm with maximum carryover of 0.1 ppm. VertexCore elements can be retrofitted to existing pressure vessels to eliminate carryover created by inadequate element spacing of standard elements. — Clark-Reliance Corp., Strongsville, Ohio
A new variant of this company’s Compact Series of ultrasonic sensors (photo) has an IO-Link output. Users can use IO-Link for the process values or continue to use the switching output of the sensor. The switch point is taught via IO-Link or via a teach adapter. The benefits of IO-Link include inexpensive wiring, intelligent data retention for predictive maintenance and a special mute function feature. This enables the selective switching on or off of the sonic transducer via the IO-Link master. This simplifies the synchronized or staggered operation (multiplex) of several sensors via the controller. Synchronous or multiplex operations were previously only possible by using complex wiring solutions. — Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
The Plastinum DSD 400 gas-metering system (photo), designed for extruded-plastic-foam manufacturing, provides precise amounts of liquid CO2 or gaseous N2 during the extrusion process to help optimize foaming and reduce density. The system’s ability to quickly react to constantly changing pressure fluctuations at the extruder enables stable extrusion processes and delivers consistent foam structures during continuous extrusion foaming, says the manufacturer. This allows users to minimize, or sometimes even eliminate, the use of flammable hydrocarbons. The DSD 400 handles pressures up to 5,081 psi (400 bars) and can pump liquid CO2 through the control valve at a constant rate at speeds up to 66 lb/h (30 kg/h). The system features a high-performance compressor, mass flowmeters and a dynamic control valve, and its lightweight and compact design simplifies installation. — Linde LLC, Bridgewater, N.J.