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New Products: December 2021

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Fluids and Solids Handling

Sealed Pneumatic Vacuum Conveying System Prevents Contamination


The PPC pneumatic vacuum conveying system automatically transfers active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and/or highly potent APIs (HPAPI). The sealed, enclosed system eliminates the need for manual handling and emptying of bags and sacks, preventing contamination, improving product purity, and supporting finished drug product efficacy. A proprietary design with minimal connections prevents powders from escaping into the surrounding workplace. The conveying system is compliant with good manufacturing practices (GMP) and suitable for installation in containment isolators.

Volkmann USA

Digital Isolation Valves Improve Safety


The Fisher digital isolation valve assemblies can improve critical performance specifications in safety instrumented systems. The valve assemblies are custom built for a particular process, which significantly improves its reliability. These custom valve assemblies are up to 50% more reliable than the combination of the same valve components purchased individually and assembled by an end-user. The assembly is sold as a fully tested and certified unit that meets safety integrity level (SIL) 3 requirements.


Pump System Improves Fluid Transfer in Wastewater Treatment Plants


The OverWatch direct inline pump system transfers wastewater effluent directly at the inlet of the wastewater lift station, eliminating the need for a wet well. The inline pumping system contains effluent, eliminates odors, and reduces maintenance. A stainless steel body withstands corrosion from harsh materials and solutions in wastewater applications. In addition, touchscreen human-machine interface (HMI) controls simplify operation.

Industrial Flow Solutions

Ribbon Blenders Are Available with Pressure Feed Vessel Option


These ribbon blenders are now available with an optional pressure feed vessel that eliminates the need for a pump to deliver liquids to the spray bar. The pressure vessel completely discharges the liquid component through the spray bar and into the blending zone, ensuring even mixing and consistent batches. The assembly adds liquid while the blender is closed, minimizing dust and safety issues. Multiple spray nozzles along the entire length of the spray bar uniformly distribute liquids.

Charles Ross & Sons, Inc.

Passive Isolation Valve Meets Fire Protection Standards


The VENTEX passive isolation valve can be controlled with or without external input and responds to extremely low pressures. The valves meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and are suitable for use with combustible dusts, gases, or hybrid mixtures. During normal operation, air flows through the valve and passes around the internal poppet. During an explosion, the poppet is forced shut by the explosion pressure wave and locked into place, sealing the process line and preventing the spread of flames and pressure. In addition, signal devices indicate when an explosion has occurred.


Environmental, Health, and Safety

Safety Gloves Perform in Wet Conditions


The Red Warrior Smartflex gloves offer light-duty protection and flexible, all-day comfort. A polyurethane foam coating prevents slipping and an uncoated back and wrist help improve ventilation. Polyurethane coatings improve tactile sensitivity and slip resistance, particularly in wet applications, and they are more breathable than flat nitrile glove coatings. The non-sticking grip is strong even when in contact with oils, fats, and greases, making the gloves suitable for use with both dry- and light-oil applications. A seamless and stretchable knit wrist prevents ingress of dirt, debris, and cold. The gloves are 20% thinner than comparable 15-gauge coated gloves.

Brass Knuckle Safety Products

Materials and Chemicals

Advanced Graphene Additives Improve Material Properties


The Graf-X graphene nanoplatelets and precursors are high-performance additive materials that can improve the mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, and thermal properties of thermosets and thermoplastics, such as polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA), polystyrene (PS), polyethylene (PE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The additives offer a more than two-fold increase in toughness of plastics without significantly increasing weight. A graphene loading as small as 0.5 wt% can increase tensile strength by 15% or more. A graphene loading of 15 wt% can double thermal conductivity and move the electrical conductivity of plastics into the anti-static and static-dissipative ranges. In composite formulations, loadings of less than 5 wt% of graphene can increase strength by 40%, improve stiffness by 20%, and elevate impact strength by 80%. These nanoplatelets can also improve the heat resistance of composites and provide noise reduction. Sizing and specification options are available that can be customized for specific applications.

NeoGraf Solutions

Polyamide Elastomer Foam Is Lightweight


VESTAMID polyether block amide (PEBA) is now suitable for foaming applications, such as in sport shoe cushioning and soles. The foam is up to 90% lighter than other soft foams and has a rebound resilience of 73%. The foam offers low-temperature impact strength, chemical resistance, high elasticity, and good recovery behavior. Its properties do not change in hot or cold conditions, providing stable operation between –40°C and 40°C.


Biobased Resin Contains Renewable Content


The biobased ULTEM resin is a certified renewable, high-performance amorphous polymer. It offers sustainability benefits while delivering the same performance as the conventional ULTEM materials. The resin serves as a replacement for the current ULTEM materials in applications that require high temperatures and dimensional stability. It offers long-term high-temperature performance, chemical resistance, dimensional and hydrolytic stability, excellent processability, and inherent flame retardance. The material is certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus (ISCC+) designation, which uses a traceable mass balance concept to account for renewable content. The resin has the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of an application by up to 10% compared to fossil-based incumbent grades.

SABIC Chemical

Operations and Maintenance

Injection Molding System Is Available in Several Configurations


The Pronto hot runners for injection molding are customizable to accommodate customer requirements. The hot runners enable injection molding from multiple resins or multiple colors of the same resin, with either sequential or simultaneous injection. They are available with more than 100 manifold layouts and offer flexible injection molding nozzle lengths, pitch spacing, and 14 different gating styles. The hot runners deliver independent injections for each manifold. In addition, system designs are available for multimaterial applications.


Gas Combustion Unit Offers Online Remote Monitoring


The gas combustion unit (GCU) 2.0 regulates boil-off combustion on liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. To regulate tank pressure, LNG boil-off gas must be safely combusted when the engines or boilers cannot use it. The combustion unit handles boil-off on vessels with dual-fuel or low-speed diesel engines. It provides steady combustion at relatively low temperatures to extend burner lifetime and reduce distortion of the burner plate. In addition, the combustion unit offers online remote monitoring to simplify operation.

Alfa Laval

Rugged Industrial Panel PC Withstands Hazardous Conditions


The HazPAC 10 rugged panel PC is suitable for hazardous conditions. It operates on Windows 10 and is powered by an Intel quad-core processor. The fanless industrial computer has a wide operating temperature range from –40°C to 60°C. The touchscreen is waterproof and withstands flames, chemicals, and solvents. The device has an aluminum front bezel that protects against sprayed liquids, including rain, snow, splashes, hose downs, and other pressurized water streams. The panel PC is available with an 8.4-in. or 15-in. touchscreen.

Sealevel Systems, Inc.


Process Simulation Platform Is Updated with Sustainability Features


The Process Simulation platform has new features to improve sustainability over the process engineering lifecycle of design, simulation, training, and operations. The platform enables organizations to transition from linear, wasteful workflows to circular, sustainable processes. It has a renewable library that streamlines the design of renewable power generation networks for wind turbines, solar panels, electrical distribution, and hydrogen electrolysis. Engineers can track greenhouse gas emissions from the earliest design concept using existing workflows to analyze and optimize efficiency.


Utility Optimization Platform Uses Artificial Intelligence


The ABB Ability Genix Asset Performance Management Suite enables AI-based predictive maintenance, asset reliability, and integrity insights for the process and utility industries. The platform allows users to monitor assets, prescribe maintenance actions, improve equipment utilization, and support lifecycle analysis and capital planning. It provides actionable insights into asset performance and AI-informed predictions to prioritize maintenance activities, enabling customers to reduce machine downtime by up to 50%. In addition, the platform is easy to integrate with existing operational technology (OT) landscapes.

ABB Group

Asset Monitoring Platform Reduces Maintenance Costs


The Machine Health for Supporting Equipment (MH SE) platform provides actionable insights into the health and performance of rotating equipment. The platform uses the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict and prevent machine failures and improve machine performance. The MH SE platform can be leveraged with the company’s Machine Health for Critical Assets (MH CR) solution, which harnesses industry-leading diagnostics and expertise to identify malfunctions in critical rotating equipment. The Machine Health solutions use sensors that capture vibration, temperature, and magnetic data from machines, which streamlines maintenance planning. The MH SE and MH CR platforms eliminate unnecessary maintenance tasks and reduce spare parts inventory to reduce maintenance costs. They help manufacturers transition from reactive and preventive maintenance to predictive and prescriptive maintenance.



Ultrasonic Flowmeter Measures Process Cooling Fluids


The water inline (WIN) ultrasonic flowmeter offers accurate and reliable flow measurement of cooling water, condensing water, and water/glycol solutions. The flowmeter is suitable for process cooling applications, such as industrial cooling circuits. It incorporates two ultrasonic transducers that face each other directly in the flow tube to improve signal strength and reduce wear associated with moving parts. The flowmeter can measure a wide flow range with minimal pressure drop. In addition, the flowmeter has an innovative flow tube design that simplifies installation in limited straight runs and ensures no obstruction in the flow path.

AW-Lake Co.

Laboratory Equipment

Mass Detector Simplifies Biopharmaceutical Development


The Orbitrap Exploris MX mass detector is suitable for biopharmaceutical applications. It offers high-resolution accurate mass (HRAM) data for intact analysis of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), oligonucleotide mass determination, and peptide mapping. The system improves drug characterization processes in quality control (QC) applications by combining multiple assays into one mass spectrometric assay. It has quick calibration procedures and built-in methods to streamline workflows and reduce downtime.

ThermoFisher Scientific


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