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Software reaches milestone

RED LION CONTROLS, a global expert in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced that its flagship Crimson 3.0 software now offers communication support for more than 300 industrial protocols.

Valve ranges complement pumps

WANNER INTERNATIONAL offers a wide selection of Back Pressure Valves and Pressure Relief Valves which it claims are ideal for use in chemical dosing systems and complement its Hydra-Cell diaphragm pumps.

New sensor detects oil vapour

Avoiding process contamination and maintaining compliance with air quality standards in the food and beverage, medical, pharmaceutical and semiconductor sectors has reportedly now been made easier.

Zero liquid discharge

HYDRA CELL says the addition of super duplex stainless steel to the range of liquid head materials available now enables its Hydra-Cell G15 pumps to manage the tough-to-handle waste waters processed in ‘zero liquid discharge (ZLD) systems.

Fundamental design considerations for CHP specification

SHENTON GROUP says the relationship between thermal and electrical demand is key to the correct design and specification of a CHP system. A commercially sound operating strategy should be based around the spark gap or rate.

Simple, bench mount oxygen analyser

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS says companies can save money on costs and maintenance with its new zirconium-oxide based transportable oxygen analyser. Michell says the XZR400BM oxygen analyser is a small and light transportable instrument, capable of taking readings of both trace and percentage oxygen levels.

Temporary chilled store

The combination of an Andrew’s chiller and a number of air handling units has reportedly proved to be the most viable options for creating a temporary chilled storage environment in a new warehouse for a specialist UK chocolate manufacturer.

Pumping up the pressure

Following extensive on-site testing, it is reported that HYDRA-CELL G04 pumps have now been uprated to 200 Bar when operated at a reduced speed and with a commensurate reduction on flow rate.

Certification boosts demand

QUANTITECH reports it has experienced a surge in demand for the Gasmet portable FTIR emissions analyser, the DX4000. “We believe that this instrument is now the only portable FTIR with MCERTS certification, and this is driving demand for both instrument rental and sales,” says Dominic Duggan.

New dosing pump

VERDER UK has announced the new Verderflex Dura 55 peristaltic dosing pump is now available, reported to deliver over 20% more flow - the highest continuous and intermittent flow of any pump in its size category.

High pressure humidity calibration

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS Research has reported significant progress in its project with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to improve the current high-pressure dew-point generator technology.

Oil condition measurements

With an in-service weight of only 4lbs (1.8 Kg) the Spectro Q1000 FluidScan Lubricant Condition Monitor is said to be so portable and easy to use that it can be used for measurements in locations where other instruments would be too bulky or inconvenient – such as at the top of a wind turbine or on an oil rig.

Channel blowers available on-line

AIR CONTROL INDUSTRIES reports its single and double stage side-channel blowers/exhausters added recently to its range of industrial fans and blowers now feature in its new on-line shop.

Efficient calibration process

An efficient calibration process saves time, automates procedures, is cost-efficient and assures that the results are reliable. The best-in-class calibration processes are integrated, automated and paperless. This is the key message in Beamex’s global “Calibrations under Control” marketing campaign.

25 years of UK customer service

MP FILTRI  says it has always been very proud of its very high standard of customer service. Headed up by Helen Harrison, customer services supervisor, it says its highly motivated, technically trained team are always available to help customers.

HMI operator panels

RED LION CONTROLS reports it has expanded its Graphite series of Human Machine Interface (HMI) operator panels with two plug-in communication modules. The company says that when added to Graphite HMI operator panels, the CAN and J1939 modules remove the need for external communication gateways, saving time and money by simplifying the programming and installation costs.

One-stop solution

RITTAL says human-machine interfaces play a key role when choosing manufacturing equipment, potential purchasers not only consider the quality of the machine and the products manufactured, but user-friendliness and a robust, well-designed operator control system, often influence decision-making just as much.

Compressors on the go

Compressed air specialist BOGE has launched the BOGE airstatus, a new remote diagnostic tool designed to deliver maximum control and reliability. Boge says in the age of the computerisation of manufacturing, its pioneering technology redefines and enhances the communications between man and machine and supports users to optimise compressed air performance.

New fittings add versatility

New Adaptalok ATS T & Y piece electrical conduit fittings are now available from ADAPTAFLEX. The company says these multi-way fittings are designed for the most demanding of operational environments and will help to save installation costs, ultimately improving the quality and integrity of a complete installation. They can be used in multiple configurations, thereby also eliminating the added cost of reducers.

Robot family extended

ABB reports it has expanded its family of small robots with the addition of the IRB 1200. Featuring a compact design, the IRB1200 is primarily aimed at materials handling and machine tending applications demanding flexibility, ease of use, compactness and short cycle times while still maintaining large working envelopes.

Operating panel allows control

SMITH FLOW CONTROL (SFC) has designed a specialist pigging panel to be installed on an FPSO built for use in the Goliat field, the first oilfield to be developed in the Barents Sea.

Product range increased

With the formation of ROTORK MIDLAND, established brands including Midland-ACS, Alcon and Landon Kingsway have been added to Rotork Instruments’ product offering.

Key gains for manufacturer

Process plant manufacturer, JACQUET WESTON ENGINEERING, has announced the completion of an installation of a new electro-chemical stripping cell which is now said to be providing significant benefits for specialist valve manufacturer, BEL Valves. The company says the facility, at the Newcastle upon Tyne premises, is playing a dual role – both as part of the ongoing manufacturing process and also as a highly effective element at the heart of the company’s servicing procedures.

New launch

RED LION CONTROLS, experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, has announced the addition of the N-Tronseries Gigabit 1000-POE+ Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) injectors to its industrial networking solutions portfolio. Red Lion’s new injectors are said to deliver both power and data over a single Ethernet cable to any PoE+ or PoE-enabled device, eliminating the need for additional power cables.

Laser technologies on show.

LASER LINES has announced it will be exhibiting at the Northern Manufacturing exhibition - stand number E68 and says not just one type of industrial laser system but a wide range of laser technologies will be on show.

Miniature force transducer

HBM reports it has launched upgraded versions of its U9C and C9C miniature force transducers that are said to be individually configurable and offer high measurement accuracy making them suitable for many different applications. These range from dynamic tests and production tasks through to static testing of many different types of equipment such as determining the contact forces in ultrasonic welding, the calibration of hardness testing machines and testing Bowden cables.

Coating protects header boxes

Universal Heat Transfer Ltd (UHT) of Atherston, Warwicks, is a heat exchange and transfer specialist, supplying equipment and services to industry. One of its latest projects involved the manufacture of header boxes and channel heads for the refurbishment of four hydrogen coolers for a power station generator cooling system.

Steam boiler package

Heat transfer specialist FULTON reports it has supplied a skid-mounted, dual-fuel-fired steam boiler package to Southmead Hospital for a £430 redevelopment project. Steam from the skid-mounted package, which features two Fulton 60J boilers plus ancillaries, is used during the washing and sterilising of surgical equipment at the hospital’s temporary central sterile supply department (CSSD).

Energy efficient boiler installation

The energy-intensive process of creating one of Scotland's finest malt whiskies is reportedly being made more efficient thanks to the installation of a new WELLMAN boiler system.

Steam generators

CERTUSS says all its steam generators are type tested according to European Pressure Equipment Guideline DGRL 97/23/EG. CERTUSS also offers its CVE Package Plant Module.

New adaptor

RITTAL says its RiLine60, a fully shielded flexible busbar system with a wide range of busbar adaptors, has been extended to include a new OM adaptor ideally suited for the control panel manufacturer. Rittal says by combining contemporary design and outstanding safety technology, with easy design and speedy installation, the RiLine60 offers a safe method of distributing power within cabinets.

Production line monitoring gives advantages beyond the obvious…

Granta Pneumatics and Automation has put together the following comments on production line monitoring,

MCERTS award

QUANTITECH has announced that the Sick 3006 portable VOC monitor has a new MCERTS certificate, valid to July 2019. The company’s Dominic Duggan says: “This is important news for any process that needs to report total hydrocarbon emissions data; MCERTS is essential for monitoring Part A processes, however, as a portable instrument, the 3006 is also ideal for Part B processes and stack testers in a wide range of industries.”

Hydra-Cell T80 Series Pumps meet API 674

After an in-depth evaluation of the Hydra-Cell T-Series pumps range, WANNER INTERNATIONAL is now able to offer three Hydra-Cell pump models that comply with API 674, 3rd Edition December 2010, the standard that covers the minimum requirements for reciprocating positive displacement pumps for use in service in the petroleum, chemical, and gas industries. 

Touch screen interface

Swindon based combustion equipment manufacturer, G P BURNERS, reports it is now offering an optional touch screen interface. The company says the TSI5000 touch screen is available with all of its new PLC controlled burners and may be retrofitted to existing equipment with PLC controls. It has been designed to simplify burner operation and assist engineers in maintenance and service regimes.

Treating offshore waste

Nature Group, a market leader in handling MARPOL (marine pollution) waste streams and offshore waste from the oil industry, has installed a BABCOCK WANSON HEB 420 hot water boiler into one of its newest overseas treatment facilities, which is designed to treat oil contaminated wastewater.

Process moisture analyser

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS reports a key energy company in Germany has chosen its Promet I.S. process moisture analyser to monitor moisture levels in bio-methane before it is injected into the grid to ensure that it meets the correct quality standards.

Higher Pressure pumps

WANNER INTERNATIONAL reports that in response to customer requests and following extensive testing, Hydra-Cell G35 high pressure, diaphragm pumps are now rated to 100 bar pressure. Conventionally the G35 has been rated with a maximum pressure of 83 bar and a maximum flow rate of 140 litres per minute.

Economic option

WORTHINGTON CREYSSENSAC says when customers need compressed air that is guaranteed totally pure, with no possibility of oil carry-over to contaminate the product, the only safe option is a genuine oil-free machine.

Binary gas analyser

MICHELL INSTRUMENTS says its XTC601 binary gas analyser ensures accurate control of levels of hydrogen in heat treatment furnaces during production of metal. With its small footprint, integrated display and interface, the XTC601 thermal conductivity analyser is said to be convenient to install and simple to use.

Dosing performance pumps

WANNER INTERNATIONAL has introduced two new Hydra-Cell Dosing Performance Pump ranges with mechanical flow rate adjustment.The company says because seal-less Hydra-Cell pumps are true positive displacement pumps, flow rate is directly proportionate to input shaft speed and virtually independent of system discharge pressures. Very precise, infinite adjustment of shaft speed is achieved through a simple manual adjust hand wheel.

Rotary screw compressors

HPC KAESER has introduced its new ASK Series, said to be compact and refined, but with significantly more power than comparable products, the company reports its new generation ASK Series Rotary Screw Compressors made their market debut in the spring. The company says these innovative compressors not only deliver more compressed air with more savings, but also impress with their user-and-service-friendly design.

Successful conference

FPS AIR COMPRESSORS held its 1st Dealer Conference on June 12th 2014 at the Oxford Belfry Hotel. The company reports it proved to be a very successful and informative event which was attended by over 80 delegates from a broad spectrum of compressor specialists within the automotive, professional and industrial sectors. The company says the importance of the event was further demonstrated by the attendance of the group CEO, Dr Roberto Balma, who provided the history of the group, its manufacturing credentials and the importance of the UK market.

Explosion proof moisture transmitter

 MICHELL INSTRUMENTS has announced the launch of the latest  addition to its Easidew range of dew-point transmitters: the Easidew PRO XP. Michell says this explosion-proof moisture transmitter has been  introduced to meet the requirements of markets where explosion-proof or flame-proof rather than intrinsically-safe certification is needed.

High quality products

AIR FILTER SPARES reports it is a team of highly experienced filtration engineers with a wide range of knowledge. The company says it understands the total cost of ownership and what impact good filtration has on costs and further that it can manage the supply chain to make purchasing easy.

Heating system rental service

Industrial process heating specialist BABCOCK WANSONUKhas announced a new thermal fluid heating system rental service.  The company says this new rental service, which can provide up to 900kW of energy to a process, will enable customers to trial a thermal fluid heater for a fixed time at a fixed rental price.

MCERTS certificate awarded

ENDRESS+HAUSER has announced it has achieved MCERTS certification for its CM44x analytical transmitter and associated CPS11D pH electrode. The award follows both laboratory testing and a field test on the effluent from a wastewater treatment works.

New finishing plant

Mayfly Containers, manufacturer of specialised containers for the offshore oil and gas industry, reports it has increased production capacity with the installation of new surface preparation and painting facilities from HODGE CLEMCO.

Fluid analysis system

Spectro Inc.’s new Q5800 Expeditionary Fluid Analysis System is aimed at critical asset owners in the military, mining, marine and off-shore industries. It is the latest in Spectro’s new product development philosophy of offering immediate lab-quality information about oil and equipment condition without the need to wait for lab results and without the need to stock, use and dispose of any hazardous materials during the testing process.

Vent dryers guard against humidity

BROWNELL reports it has developed a range of vent dryers to protect the contents of liquid storage vessels against moisture contamination. They are available in two sizes, both standard and heavy duty variants.