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Screw Pumps Reduce Contamination


The Varodry oil-free, air-cooled screw pumps are easy to install and operate, and with few components, they require minimal maintenance. They operate with minimal noise and emission-free venting. Because they run dry and clean, there is no risk of oil leakage or oil migration into the vacuum chamber or into products or processes. Two models are available, the VD 65 and the VD 100, which have maximum capacities of 65 m3/hr and 100 m3/hr, respectively. The motor operates between 0°C and 40°C with a power rating of 1.5 kW for the VD 65 model and 2.2 kW for the VD 100 model. The pumps can be run in industrial environments, including moist and dusty areas, and do not require cooling water or compressed air. They offer uninterrupted operation with no downtime, and the small design is easy to retrofit and integrate into existing systems. The pumps are resistant to process media and are certified to International Protection class IP55.


Diaphragm Pump Is Available in New Materials


Hydracell T100 series high-pressure pumps are now available with corrosion-resistant Type 316L stainless steel pump heads and an expanded choice of materials, including fluoroelastomers and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber for the diaphragm, and tungsten carbide, stainless steel, and nickel alloy for the valve components. The triplex pumps feature sealless diaphragms that eliminate hazardous volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. They can operate with a closed or blocked suction line, and can run dry virtually indefinitely without damage, reducing downtime and repair costs. The diaphragm is able to handle abrasives with less wear than gear, screw, or plunger pumps. A rugged construction requires minimal maintenance, and the compact design with a double-ended shaft provides a variety of installation options. The discharge pressure can reach 5000 psi (345 bar) at up to 26 gpm (98 L/min). The pumps can replace horizontal centrifugal pumps and packed plunger pumps in oil and gas applications such as salt-water disposal (SWD), salt water injection, bulk transfer, and hydraulic lift in oil fields, as well as steam generation, reverse osmosis in water and wastewater treatment, and mine dewatering.

Wanner Engineering, Inc.


Gas Analyzer Reduces Downtime for Biomethane Applications


The Biomethane 3000 fixed analyzer is designed for use in biogas upgrading; anaerobic digestion of agricultural, farm, and mixed food waste; anaerobic digestion in wastewater and sewage treatment; and other biomethane production applications. It provides continual measurements of methane and oxygen that enable users to maximize operational efficiency by optimizing the anaerobic digestion process. It also measures carbon dioxide as well as a fourth gas, which the user can specify to be hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen, or carbon monoxide. The analyzer protects operators from oxygen issues while preventing the risk of injecting poor-quality gas into the grid network. It operates at temperatures from –20°C to 50°C and has a LiMnO2 backup battery for memory retention. The instrument is easy to install, and its modular design allows it to be easily swapped out for servicing and onsite maintenance, minimizing operational downtime. It has a fully automated International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025 calibration function to maintain accuracy and ensure data reliability, as well as built-in liquid level monitoring with a dedicated alarm, an optional automated moisture removal drain, and a dedicated autocalibration alarm. Built with an IP65-rated stainless steel enclosure, the Biomethane 3000 is Explosive Atmosphere (ATEX) and IEC certified for use in Zone 2 areas. A variety of communication options are available to use with the six analog output channels, including Modbus remote terminal unit (RTU) and optional process field bus (PROFIBUS), process field net (PROFINET), and Ethernet communication protocols.

QED Environmental Systems, Inc.

Optical Sensor Detects Errors


The Memosens COS81D hygienic optical sensor measures dissolved oxygen, gaseous oxygen, and temperature, with accuracy up to ±0.2%, in fermenters and bioreactors in the food, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries, as well in drinking water and boiler feedwater applications. The sensor has a low sampling volume, making it well suited for residual oxygen measurement and taking measurements in still, no-flow environments. It works in process temperatures from 15°F to 280°F and pressures from 0 psi to 190 psi. The housing is stainless steel with a 12 mm-dia. and is available in 120-mm, 225-mm, 360-mm, and 420-mm lengths. Two caps, which reduce blockages and the adherence of air bubbles, are available with the sensor: a C-shaped cap for measurements in liquids and a U-shaped cap for gas measurements. The sensor connects to a transmitter via a cable for continuous optical digital signal monitoring. Setup and calibration are simple and do not require polarization time. Integrated electronics store calibration data and other information, such as total hours of operation and operating hours under extreme measuring conditions. Once the sensor is connected, the data are transferred automatically to the transmitter via a noncontact connection. Because the sensor stores the data, it can be calibrated and adjusted independent of the measuring point. The transmitter generates an automatic error message if the sensor fails, or if the connection between sensor and transmitter is interrupted. The transmitter detects implausibly high or low measured values, irregular values due to incorrect measured values, and sensor cap aging. When errors are detected, the transmitter displays a warning and generates an error message. The sensor meets European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) Type EL Class I and ASME BPE (bioprocessing equipment) hygienic requirements. It also has a compliance certificate for biological reactivity tests, as per USP (United States Pharmacopeia) Part 87 and Part 88 Class VI, for batch traceability of materials in contact with product.



Portable Air Quality Monitor Measures Multiple Gases

The AreaRAE Steel air quality monitor has a photoionization detector to measure volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a lower explosive limit (LEL) sensor for combustible gases, and an oxygen sensor and two toxic gas sensors for nitrogen dioxide and nitric oxide. It is portable and can run on battery power, A/C power, or solar power, so it is suitable for use indoors, outdoors, and in confined spaces. A rugged, stainless steel enclosure allows it to be used in hazardous locations. The monitor can store up to 20,000 readings and can issue audible and visual alarms for %LEL, time-weighted average (TWA), and short-term exposure limit (STEL). Options include additional sensors for other gaseous compounds — carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, chlorine, hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, phosphine, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen fluoride. A model with a built-in modem that enables remote connectivity up to two miles away is also available.

Ashtead Technology

Specialized Gas Monitor Improves Wastewater Treatment Safety


The TriGas monitoring system protects against common risks in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment: oxygen-deficient confined spaces, combustible gases such as methane, and hydrogen sulfide leaks. Highly responsive sensors allow it to quickly alert workers to dangerous gas hazards. The system is housed in a rugged NEMA 4X stainless-steel enclosure, so it is suitable for areas with high humidity levels and those that are prone to flooding. It meets the requirements of the NFPA 820 Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment Plants, OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Space, and ANSI 2117.1 Safety Requirements for Working in Tanks and Other Confined Spaces standards, and can also be used in environments with combustible petrochemical vapors. It is portable and has additional mounting feet and a handle, and it features a Modbus remote terminal unit (RTU) output that has an option for remote-mounted human-machine interface (HMI) display. Electrochemical cell sensors detect oxygen and hydrogen sulfide levels, and infrared (IR) sensors detect combustible gases. Local alarms, for which high and low limits can be set, display as red LED indicators on the detectors themselves. The system’s enclosure has a built-in 95-db buzzer and red strobe lights to alert workers farther away or in adjacent areas. The entire system can be integrated within a plantwide automated control safety system.


Cord Reel is Available for Hazardous Environments


The EPLRL-LER-SS-4X-20A-100-12.3-EPP manual-crank 100-foot 12/3 SOOW cord reel is explosionproof and rated at 20 amps with voltage options of either 125V or 250V. It features four 20-amp 3-pole 2-wire explosionproof receptacles, which can be used simultaneously for multiple pieces of equipment. The plugs are interchangeable with other widely available plugs and receptacles. The reel is made of stainless steel and is rated for Class I Div. 1 and 2, Groups B, C, D, Class II, Div. 1 and 2, Group G, Class III environments. It is suitable for equipment such as generator sets and compressors in warehouses, wet areas, and other places where combustible dust is present.

Larson Electronics

HPLC Containment Enhances Process Operation and Reliability


VapLock Closed Systems deliver solvents and contain waste in high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and other liquid-based technologies. They safeguard technicians and the environment and help maintain compliance with government safety regulations and laboratory best practices. They regulate solvent extraction, maintain pressure equilibrium, and control evaporation of the mobile phase for more reliable and repeatable data. The VapLock Closed Systems offer a mechanical means to reduce exposure to volatile organic fumes and hazardous solvents. They are modular and versatile and are adaptable to most equipment setups. They are made of a variety of materials for chemical compatibility and have multiple port connections.

Cole Parmer

Fluids and Solids

Loading Arms Are Easily Adjustable


The design of these loading arms allows for a smooth movement and requires minimal effort to balance the arm in multiple positions. In addition, D or ball handles can be attached to the loading arms to ease maneuverability when the arm is connected to trucks or other equipment. Three swivel-joint sealing options are available — O-ring, V-ring, and split-flange — along with a choice of three different torsion spring rates to optimize performance depending on the length and load on the arm. The counterbalance adjustment mechanism in the torsion spring makes its adjustment safe and easy. Multiple grease ports allow for proper lubrication and prevent problems caused by over-greasing. The loading arms are offered in left- and right-hand configurations and can be supplied as complete turnkey assemblies or as individual components (API coupler, safety breakaway, swivel joint, pipe leg, counterbalance, D or ball handle, etc.). Typical sizes range from 2 in. to 4 in. The steel housing is durable and the arms can be used in a variety of industrial and other applications, such as refineries, chemical plants, and food and beverage plants. They can also be used in tote and drum filling applications, as well as rail and truck terminal operations.

Dixon Valve & Coupling Co.

Easy-to-Clean Filter Has a Small Footprint


The hygienic side-entry receiver (HSER) filter is used primarily as a filter receiver at the end of a pneumatic conveying system to separate the product being conveyed from the conveying air. The horizontal cartridge filter is suitable for low-headroom indoor applications and can be easily explosion-vented through the roof or from the side. The filter elements are sealed to minimize horizontal surfaces where product or water might collect. The filter can be completely disassembled for easy cleaning; only the welded stud requires in-place cleaning. In addition, the filter has an air-pulse cleaning system that periodically releases a pulse of compressed air through the cartridge to dislodge filtered material, which falls into the hopper below. The filter meets the requirements for sanitation and inspection in the food and chemical industries.

Schenck Process


Software Provides Systemwide Industrial Cybersecurity

This industrial control system (ICS) software provides cybersecurity to diverse process control networks and sites. The software is designed for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and is able to secure multiple types of automation equipment at multiple locations. It allows users to manage remote field assets through a single security operations center. The company offers services to help install, configure, and continually manage the software so that technicians can focus on the plant’s operation.




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