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2017 Chem Show Expo Preview

New Products

The Chem Show features the latest process equipment, products, and services — bringing together manufacturers and innovative new suppliers with executives, process engineers, production teams, and plant personnel throughout the chemical process industries (CPI).


Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2017 • Javits Convention Center • New York, NY



Bench-Scale Stand Accommodates Two Reactors

The Scale-Up Series benchtop dual-reactor stand allows for the simultaneous use of two reactors. It permits scale-up of projects, from 100 mL to 6,000 mL, and is available for jacketed, nonjacketed, filter, and pressure-reactor systems. The lightweight aluminum stand includes adjustable leveling feet and six quick-adjust rod-holding brackets for rods with diameters up to 5/8 in. (16 mm).

Ace Glass, Inc.



Booth #210

Modular Plants Incorporate Distributed Control

The manufacturer has formalized its experience operating wiped-film and evaporation contract manufacturing plants into the design of modular plants that use distributed control and a three-tier custom control package. The latest design boasts efficient start-up and an operating and a shutdown clean-in-place automated protocol in each system. The modular plants are fabricated in the U.S.

InCon Process Systems, Inc.


Booth #542

Screw Extruder Processes Viscous Materials and Eliminates Clogging

This screw extrusion device for use with the company’s Rototherm evaporators and dryers eliminates the potential for material clogging at the outlet of the machine. The extruder is especially effective for use with materials that become sticky, viscous, tarry, or crust-forming as they are concentrated or dried. The optional outlet device, which has its own variable-speed motor, fits into the bottom outlet of the evaporator or dryer. As the concentrated material reaches the discharge zone, rotor blades push the material directly into the screws, where it is extruded, creating a vacuum seal at the outlet of the screw for continuous product flow.

Artisan Industries, Inc.



Booth #604

Portable Sanitary Pump Features High-Efficiency Motor and Speed Control

This portable centrifugal sanitary pump is constructed of Type 316 stainless steel and has a smooth surface for sterile pumping applications. The pump is mounted on a portable cart, and is equipped with a high-efficiency motor and speed controller that adjusts the flow to exact pumping requirements.

Shanley Pump & Equipment, Inc.


Booth #500

Mass Flowmeter Provides Multiple Measurements and Supports Various Control Functions

The DPM digital multiparameter and multigas mass flowmeter provides measurements of volumetric and mass flowrates, as well as pressure and temperature of process gases. It includes two programmable flow totalizers; low, high, or range flow indication; temperature and pressure alarms; automatic zero adjustment capabilities; programmable solid-state relays; programmable 0–5-VDC, 0–10-VDC, or 4–20-mA outputs; user-programmable pulse output; and self-diagnostics.

Aalborg Instruments



Booth #200

Tank Cleaner Operates in Harsh Conditions

The TankJet 78 tank cleaner cleans tanks up to 45 ft in diameter, withstands harsh chemicals, and can operate while fully submerged. Solid-stream nozzles rotate on multiple axes to provide 360-deg. coverage. A fluid-driven turbine indexes the nozzle with each rotation, providing a slow, rotating movement with sufficient dwell time on the tank surface to ensure cleaning. A thread-free, crevice-free self-cleaning design allows disassembly in minutes for easy maintenance. The unit is suited for clean-in-place applications and meets 3-A Sanitary Standards 78-01 requirements for spray cleaning devices intended to remain in place. It is available in single-hub (two-nozzle) or dual-hub (four-nozzle) designs.

Spraying Systems Co.



Booth #312

Control Valve Actuator Delivers High Accuracy and Connectivity

The Research Control Valve Smart Electric Valve Actuator (SEVA) delivers position accuracy of ±1% of full scale. It is ethernet/industrial protocol (IP) compatible and Open Device Net Vendors Association (ODVA)-certified. The initial release includes 100-lb and 200-lb thrust models. A microprocessor-controlled linear stepper motor responds to various control inputs. Other features include manual override, over-voltage protection, and optional isolated loop-powered position output for signaling back to an indicator or control panel.

Badger Meter



Booth #310

Ultrasonic Flowmeter Measures Low Flowrates with High Precision

The ES-Flow ultrasonic flowmeter uses ultrasound in a small-bore tube to measure liquid flows of 4–500 mL/min with high precision, high linearity, and low pressure drop. Liquids can be measured independent of fluid density, temperature, and viscosity. Orbital tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding allows hygienic connections; for non-hygienic applications, the device can be equipped with compression fittings. Wetted parts are manufactured of stainless steel and the exterior is rated to ingress protection (IP) 67 of the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). A capacitive touchscreen with a thin-film transistor (TFT) display allows the user to operate the instrument, and an onboard proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller enables the user to establish a complete, compact control loop.

Bronkhorst USA, Inc.



Booth #109

Small-Footprint Spectrometer Boasts Simple Design to Ease Integration

The Embed small-footprint spectrometer provides thermal stability and measurement reliability for industrial process control. The standard configuration has selectable optical bench components, including entrance apertures, gratings, and order sorting filters that support low-light and high-throughput measurements. The unit includes minimal electronics, which reduces its size and simplifies integration with process analytical devices. Robust onboard electronics enable fundamental spectral preprocessing and multi-channel capability. Versatile communication interface options, including universal serial bus (USB) and native serial peripheral interface (SPI), establish a fast interface with microcontrollers and industrial control systems.

Ocean Optics



Booth #747

Linkage Improves Reliability of Two-Way Diverter Valve Disc Positioning

This spring-loaded linkage to the SK two-way diverter valve switches material flow in pneumatic conveying lines and reliably positions diverter valve discs. The linkage replaces the previous method of using limit switches to position the disc, and provides a mechanical stop to seat the disc accurately in the valve. It includes a new lever design with adjustable stops that position the disc over each seat, a spring-loaded linkage that absorbs the impact at each position, proximity switches, and a mounting plate and tripper that signal the brake motor to stop. Also offered are new limit switches for positioning discs inside the gearbox and a crank arm for the gear motor.

FLSmidth, Inc.


Booth #530

Nonmetallic Enclosures Resist Chemicals and UV Damage

The Stahlin Expanded J Series non-metallic enclosures meet ingress protection (IP) requirements as well as resist damage from exposure to chemicals and ultraviolet (UV) light. The enclosures are available with dimensions of 20×20 in., 24×20 in., and 24×24 in., all with hinged lockable pull latches and three-point latches. The enclosures are Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-listed E64358 for National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Type 1, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 12, and 13 designations and are UL-listed E362920 for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) IP 66. They are manufactured of a chemical-resistant fiberglass-reinforced composite nonhalogenated fiberglass that offers up to 60% more UV protection than other sheet molding compounding formulations while maintaining gloss, color, and UL94-5V flame resistance.

Robroy Enclosures


Booth #629

Pail with Resealable Cover Is Durable and Strength-Tested

The Revolutionary pail is a safe and secure package designed for reuse. Large loops on the tear band ease opening, and a quarter-turn thread mechanism seals the plastic cover. It is injection-molded of high-density polyethylene (HDPE); has tapered walls for nesting; and is suitable for eight-color offset printing, heat-transfer labeling, and in-mold labeling. It is National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) 258 Item compliant. It has a 5-gal capacity, and a pour spout is available.

M&M Industries



Booth #550

Lab Reactor Scales Up Seamlessly and Offers Data Monitoring

All of this lab reactor’s process fluid paths are metal-free, and a patented channel design ensures high chemical durability, excellent mixing, and heat exchange characteristics that enable seamless scale-up to the company’s other Advanced-Flow Reactor products. The fluidic module, made of specialty glass, provides a transparent window for observation. A photo-reactor module provides efficient light penetration with illumination on both sides of the glass fluidic module. A plug-and-play system offers data monitoring and storage, and easily connects with process analytical technology.




Booth #251

Stainless Steel Press Fittings Accelerate Pipe Repairs

MegaPress stainless press fittings are flame-free technologies that significantly reduce the time required to make pipe repairs in process facilities. Designed for iron pipe size (IPS) stainless steel, the fittings securely connect in 7 sec or less, making installation time 60% faster than welding or threading. The fittings are equipped with the Smart Connect feature, which allows easy identification of unpressed connections during pressure testing. They are suitable for use with Schedule 10 through Schedule 40 pipes and are available in Type 304 and Type 316 stainless steel.



Booth #731

Bulk Liquid Storage System Combines Storage, Mixing, and Pumping in One Unit

The Tankguard-VM prepackaged storage and mixing system combines bulk agitated resin storage with secondary heating and pumping in one skid. It heats only the discrete volume of fluid required for production needs, which results in higher energy savings and higher quality than systems that maintain the entire bulk system at an elevated temperature.



Booth #729

Ignitable-Liquid Storage Enclosure Accommodates Stacks of Totes

This storage solution safely stores ignitable liquids. One enclosure can hold up to 18 intermediate bulk container (IBC) totes stacked three high or a combination of totes and drums. Flame detectors activate a deluge system for responding to fires. The enclosure can be deployed at a significantly lower cost than a traditional permanent cut-off room and be installed in four to six days.

Safespill Systems


Booth #736

Anti-Microbial Cooling Tower Protects Against Bacteria Risk

The Anti-Microbial cooling tower is constructed with microbial-resistant materials that resist the growth of Legionella pneumophila bacteria. The antimicrobial resin contains additives that function on a cellular level to continuously disrupt and prevent growth of microorganisms and biofilm in the cooling water. The additives are compounded into the resin before the tower’s components are molded. The tower shell is constructed of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and the tower fill and drift eliminator are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polypropylene (PP). In addition, the sloped basin design in larger towers prevents stagnant water areas that are a breeding ground for biological growth that can harbor Legionella.

Delta Cooling Towers



Booth #325

Solvent Dehydration System Removes Water from Azeotropic Mixtures

Many commercial solvents form azeotropes with water, which makes solvent recovery by conventional distillation difficult. The SolvSep zeolite membrane-based system removes water from azeotropic mixtures in a single-stage process. Vapor penetration of water through the zeolite membrane allows almost complete recovery of dry organic solvent at purity up to 99.9 wt%.

Membrane Technology & Research


Booth #728

Intercom Eliminates the Need for a Central Server

SP2 serverless voice over internet protocol (VoIP) intercom stations offer network communications without requiring a central server. Each handset station can provide up to five party lines and five paging lines for zoned broadcasting to loudspeakers. Units are available for indoor safe areas and Div. 2 and Div. 1 installations. The technology provides instant communication in demanding environments. There are no keypads or extensions to memorize.

Gai-Tronics Corp.


Booth #254



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