With the new 9950-10/11 transmitter (photo), this company has added a six-channel option to its 9950 product family. Additional features, such as derived functions and Boolean logic, provide expanded control options that may reduce the need for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on small skids and systems. The intuitive menu makes the transmitter easy to operate, and relay activations are clearly signaled by the user-selectable red backlight display. Additional versatility is provided with its capability for multiple parameters through support of flow and analytical sensors. The 9950 features up to six 4–20-mA outputs, Modbus connectivity and input and outputs that are fully customizable. The line also offers a choice of sensor combinations. The 9950 is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including water- and wastewater-treatment systems, reverse osmosis, deionization, media filtration, chemical manufacturing, air scrubbers, cooling towers, aquaculture and more. — GF Piping Systems, Irvine, Calif.
BM6X Series Slam-Shut valve (photo) has received approval by Bureau Veritas Italia for use in applications with up to 100% hydrogen and pressures up to 100 bars. The certification granted to the BM6X Series Slam-Shut valve confirms the verification of material suitability, based on internal and external seal tests performed at the company’s production plant in Castel Maggiore, Italy. The Bureau Veritas procedure, relating to the issue of Type Approval for hydrogen-operated actuators and valves, defines the audit process for the issue, maintenance and renewal of the certification for actuators and valves used with hydrogen or hydrogen mixtures. The BM6X Series Slam-Shut valve has multiple applications throughout gas transmission networks, regulating stations and end-use infrastructure. — Emerson, St. Louis, Mo.
Worcester 51/52 Series reduced-port flanged ball valves (photo) have been reengineered for global availability by standardizing the valves’ design, materials, construction and product certifications. The bubble-tight shutoff design and robust, live-loading packings in these valves minimize fugitive emissions, enhance safety and maximize regulatory and standards compliance. Featuring a redesigned end plug, the valves ensure positive retention and greatly reduce blowout risk. Low operating torques allow for compact actuator operation, reducing space and cost requirements. Operating temperature limits are –196 to 300°C (–320 to 572°F). — Flowserve Corp., Dallas, Tex.
This company’s Electronic Bed Media Monitor (EBMv2; photo) is said to be a first-to-market technology for measuring filtration-media consumption in real time. Through continuous monitoring and an electronic notification system, this monitor makes filtration-unit maintenance predictable and plannable. The EBMv2 features six externally wired and mounted sensors to detect changes in the life of the adsorbent media. The sensors transmit this information to a control panel that predicts a media consumption date based on a proprietary algorithm. Instantaneous readings mean that there is no sampling required, and no wait time for test results. A predictive alarm sends alerts when media is partially and completely consumed. The system also provides odor-control accuracy and system reliability. — PureAir Filtration, Norcross, Ga.
The CDA-200 multi-shaft mixer (photo) features a two-wing anchor agitator and two medium-speed agitators, each fit with five rows of three-blade pitched turbines. The mixer can be supplied with two portable stainless-steel mixing vessels and transport covers for semi-continuous operation, a 4-gal charging hopper for introducing ingredients to the batch and a thermoprobe for accurate temperature readings. All three agitators are driven independently by explosion-proof, inverter-duty motors. The two-wing anchor includes Teflon scrapers that contact the jacketed sidewall and bottom surfaces. Double FlexiLip seals and silicone O-rings enable vacuum operation up to 29.5 in. Hg for creating air-free pastes, slurries, gels and suspensions. Designed for heavy-duty use, this line of multi-shaft mixers standardizes on precision bearings with large bearing spans, which reduce agitator shaft deflection and vibration. With no bearings and seals in the product zone, the mixers are said to offer better protection against contamination compared to other designs with bottom-entering agitators. — Charles Ross & Son Company, Hauppauge, N.Y.
The Polaris line of inline process refractometers (photo) can be used for a broad range of industrial liquid-measurement applications. Used for inline liquid-concentration measurements, this process refractometer family is said to be the first fully in-house developed refractometer series that combines both liquid and gas measurement capabilities. The Polaris series includes several dedicated models for various industrial sectors. The PR53AC is designed for hygienic applications in the food-and-beverage and life-sciences sectors. The PR53GP is designed to measure concentrations of sugars, acids, alkaline solutions, alcohols and solvents. The PR53SD measures total dissolved solids in pulp-and-paper processes. Additional models target semiconductor manufacturing, metals and mining and hydrocarbons. — Vaisala Oyj, Vantaa, Finland
Amesphere is a proprietary “safety as a service” platform designed to help companies handle safety in complex work environments in warehouses and logistics centers. The platform was first launched last month at the ProMAT Expo. Amesphere includes services for vehicle-person and vehicle-vehicle collision avoidance; realtime data collection and processing; objective and qualitative analysis of safety and efficiency; and dedicated reporting tools. Consistent software and firmware updates, remote technical support and a multi-year subscription formula make the service the first and only of its kind, says the company. The system consists of three devices interconnected via Bluetooth: a sensor, tablet and a wearable device worn by workers. Local Positioning System technology detects an operator’s position relative to a vehicle with more reliable and accurate performance than any other collision-avoidance system, according to the manufacturer. This allows the system to intervene only when the level of risk is objectively high, thereby avoiding false alarms. — Advanced Microwave Engineering S.r.l., Firenze, Italy
With its all-in-one design, the DPS+ pressure sensor (photo) can act as a differential pressure switch (DPS), differential pressure transducer, pressure transducer, filter wash controller, data logger and more. The product boasts a compact size, making it suitable for monitoring and controlling pressure differences with any flow media, including water and air. DPS+ is equipped with technology that monitors flow and measures pressure differences by recording “high” (pre-flow constraint) and “low” (post-flow constraint) pressures. It uses its own microprocessor to analyze the data and activate the built-in switch, sending an electric signal when the pressure difference reaches the pre-set value. The product’s transducer transmits an analog signal in response to high, low or differential pressures. — Rotal Innovative Technologies, Kfar-Saba, Israel
RuptureSeal leak-stopping devices (photo) can be easily deployed to form a secure mechanical seal that stops leaks for up to 10 h. This technology is fully functional in just 20 s and is said to be faster and cleaner than any other leak-stoppage method, including wooden bungs or screw plugs. This fast deployment time is crucial to reduce environmental impact and cleanup costs. RuptureSeal products are available in four sizes and are compatible with over 40,000 substances. With full fuel and chemical compatibility, and an operating range of –16 to 122°F, deployment of this industrial-grade leak sealant requires no additional tools. Users simply compress the silicone pad into the rupture, pull back on the handle, and the seal is mechanically fastened in place — even on rough, unclean and splintered surfaces. — Denios Inc., Louisville, Ky.
The new ThinkTop V20 (photo) is the next generation of hygienic valve-indication units. With automation, digitalization and real-time communication, the ThinkTop V20 raises the bar on process control, making it more reliable and accurate, while saving time and money on installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance, the company says. The ThinkTop V20 is the first pure valve-sensing unit that is maintenance-free and does not require manual adjustment or programming. It enables 360-deg LED visual status indication, and also provides convenient control-room monitoring of the real-time status of this company’s hygienic valves. — Alfa Laval AB, Lund, Sweden