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July 2019

Standard compliant 'ready for use' burner safety

HIMA Paul Hildebrandt

The HIMatrix Combustion SafeGuard (CSG; photo) is a range of preconfigured, cost-effective and future-proof SIL3 safety systems designed for direct use as burner firing systems and part of the company’s Smart Safety Platform. HIMatrix CSG is designed as a “ready for use” solution: ready for use and flexibly parameterizable to almost every common type of gas burner. It allows combinations of different manufacturers on both the sensor and the actuator side. “Ready for use” also stands for a standardized solution that is completely pre-programmed. In addition to SIL3, the HIMatrix CSG family is certified according to the standards EN 298, EN 12067-2 and EN 1643 and EC-type tested according to the current Gas Appliances Regulation 2016/426 / EU (DVGW). With HIMatrix CSG, burners can be put back into operation faster. A complete fault diagnosis makes it possible to significantly reduce the downtime after a shutdown. — HIMA Paul Hildebrandt GmbH, Brühl, Germany


Online learning modules on explosion-protection principles

R. Stahl

This company is now offering four new online courses on the basic principles of explosion protection, appliances for use in hazardous areas (photo), maintenance and inspection, and preventive explosion protection as part of its diverse range of professional development and training courses. These interactive e-learning modules can provide a valuable addition to attending classroom-style seminars or educational conferences at your own pace. The courses are designed to provide preparatory material presentations or seminars, and updates of the latest trends, technology and scientific developments in the industry. They are also highly recommended for those looking to refresh their knowledge after a long period of time. — R. Stahl, Waldenburg, Germany


Customized solutions for drying and storage of compressed air

J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau

This company offers solutions for drying and storage that are individually tailored to the requirements of the individual application. There are two dryer series specially designed for high-pressure applications. The high-pressure refrigerant dryers of the SRD series are suitable for drying air and gases with final pressures of up to 420 barg and achieve a pressure dew point of 3–5°C. They can also be used as gas coolers. The high-pressure adsorption dryers of the SDD series (photo), on the other hand, achieve reliable dew points of up to –40°C at final pressures of up to 350 barg. They are specifically designed and optimized for use with this manufacturer’s high-pressure compressors. — J. P. Sauer & Sohn Maschinenbau GmbH, Kiel, Germany

Conduct hydrostatic-pressure tests with this pressure gage

Ametek Sensors

The Crystal XP2i Digital Pressure Gage (photo) is an easy-to-use, rugged, digital gage that is used to both read and document hydrostatic pressure tests, offering precise, reliable information to ensure safety. The standard XP2i is designed for the rough, in-the-field environments in which many pipelines are located. They are temperature compensated, so the accuracy of the gages will not be degraded if it’s used between –10 to 50°C (14 to 122°F). For users looking to record the data collected from their testing, the XP2i with optional DataLoggerXP upgrade records up to 32,000 data points (as fast as one reading per second). Free software downloads the information to a spreadsheet for easy storage and accessibility. — Ametek Sensors, Test, & Calibration, San Luis Obispo, Calif.


A new range of fine screens for efficient wastewater screening


The new range of Aqua-Screen fine screens ensure optimum separation of suspended solids from water influent, thus supporting enhanced performance by the downstream wastewater-treatment process. The Aqua-Screen fine screen uses standardized and common frame parts, which reduces maintenance time and the number of spare parts required. Less than 30 min. are needed for replacement of complete filter elements. With this modular concept, the fine screen integrates all existing screening categories: Aqua-Screen T (photo) is a toothing system that allows effective, two-dimensional fine screening and a lifting capacity; Aqua-Screen P is a perforated plate system that allows circular, two-dimensional fine screening. Depending on the screening system selected, the Aqua-Screen can achieve a capture rate of up to 85%, says the company. The range also includes a complementary device for membrane bioreactor (MBR) protection, the Aqua-Screen MBR fine screen, which has a capture rate of up to 99%, the company says. — Andritz, Graz, Austria


Analyze low chlorine concentrations in wastewater

Thermo Fisher Scientific

This company has developed a new total residual oxidant (TRO) analyzer to address the needs of the wastewater industry, which calls for a robust, dependable instrument capable of reliably measuring low parts per billion (ppb) chlorine concentrations in effluent and treated wastewater in line with stringent regulatory requirements. Operating on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved iodometric electrode technology, the Orion 7070iX TRO Analyzer (photo) has a high sensitivity for low-level chlorine measurements down to 1 ppb, with 1 ppb resolution. For optimal application flexibility, the new analyzer also enables full range measurements up to 15 ppm. — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Waltham, Mass.


Interface device family expanded for non-intrinsically safe signals

Hans Turck

The IM12 interface devices now allow for the first time the benefits of this company's IMX12 series to also be available for non-intrinsically safe signals (photo). The IM12 devices are some of the slimmest on the market, and with a width of only 6 mm per channel, save space in the control cabinet. Their modern electronic design provides a high degree of investment security. The entire device series is certified for use in functional safety circuits up to SIL2. The IM12 devices process digital and analog signals from field devices, such as in the pharmaceutical industry or chemical industry. However, the IM12 devices also find suitable uses in factory automation, such as for temperature and speed measuring. Parameterizable variables can be accessed via IO-Link and Pactware or other FDT frameworks. — Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany


Balance enclosure for critical laboratory procedures


The VSE enclosure (photo) is offered in 24-, 36- and 48-in. widths to accommodate an analytical balance and other small-scale laboratory processes. The enclosures are constructed of chemical-resistant metal framing and 1/4-in. thick clear acrylic side panels and viewing sash. Efficient air-flow design with airfoil and bypass, directs contaminates to baffled exhaust, thereby providing superior airflow and containment performance for user protection. The viewing sash is angled 15 deg. for ease of viewing comfort with 8-in. reach in opening height. — Hemco Corp., Independence, Mo.


An IIoT platform for increased system availability


Netilion is an industrial internet of things (IIoT) ecosystem that combines applications and system components that significantly simplify system management and maintenance (photo). The Netilion Scanner application (app), as well as Netilion System Components, make it easy to monitor the installed base, while Netilion Analytics provides an overview of the installed instruments. Netilion Health visualizes and interprets the status of the installed base, thus enabling operators to quickly initiate maintenance measures when irregularities occur. And with Netilion Library, this company is offering an online data-management service for the entire lifecycle of the measurement point. — Endress+Hauser AG, Reinach, Switzerland