The New DPI620 Genii IS Multifunction Druck Calibrator- Safety in your Hands

GE Measurement and Control Nov 03, 2016 No Comments
The New Multifunction Druck Calibrator  
The new Druck DPI620 Genii IS multifunction druck calibrator combines best-in-class performance with ATEX and IECEx approvals for use in hazardous areas. Robust and weather-proof, the Genii IS puts you in control of all your pressure, electrical, temperature and frequency testing, with flexibility and accuracy giving you elite performance wherever you need it. Safety in your hands. Strong, light, intelligent And great under pressure. Packed with performance enhancing features, the Genii IS operates as a 3 in 1 calibrator, test meter and HART/Foundation Fieldbus communicator in hazardous zones where explosive gas and air mixtures can occur. Incorporating tool-free battery management with interchangeable battery packs, easy-to-use touch-swipe screen and daylight readable display as well as being the smallest and lightest calibrator of its type. When it comes to having all your calibration needs covered, stay safe, and stay ahead with the DPI620 Genii IS.  

Work on an Analyzer Panel

OIH May 12, 2016 No Comments
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SSP Launches the New FB Series Floating Ball Valve

SSP Instrumentation Jul 07, 2015 No Comments
SSP Product Announcement – FB Series Ball Valves SSP is adding FB Series Ball Valve to its growing FloLok instrumentation valve product line. FB Series valves offer a superior choice to customers with requirements for floating ball valves with a wider effective pressure range, easier actuation, better cycle life and higher overall product range than many options, including the SSP 300 series. FB Series will be offered in two body/orifice sizes. Both sizes are available for immediate order. Valve Size Ball Orifice Cv 36 0.250 2.5 38 0.472 13.8 Product Design Below is a summary of product features and benefits. For more information please see the FB Series Catalog and Sales Presentation.
  •  Floating ball design allows upstream pressure to assist the ball in seating against the downstream seat.
  •  Live loaded PEEK seats improve sealing in high, low and dynamic pressure and flow conditions, while compensating for seat wear and reducing actuation torque.
  • O-ring stem seal and stem bearing work together to reduce torque.
  •  The three-piece design’s end screw construction provides a wide variety of end connection types and size combinations, including Duolok, Unilok and Griplok tube fitting ends, something no other manufacturer offers. This end screw design also supports the seat to prevent deformation under high pressure, and makes maintenance easier.
  •  Robust body and stem seals ensure a leak-tight envelope.
  •  Directional nylon handle has a stainless steel insert to improve durability.
  •  Drop-in replacement size for Swagelok AFS and SK series ball valves
Product Catalogue Sales Presentation

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OIH, Uncategorized Mar 27, 2015 No Comments
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Africa Automation Fair 2015 Event

OIH Feb 10, 2015 No Comments
AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015, incorporating Process Expo Africa, will be staged from 5 - 7 May 2015 at The Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg, and ultimately aims to be the largest, most comprehensive showcase of Industrial Control Technologies of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, drawing a record number of local and international exhibitors and visitors. With the Coca Cola Dome being one of South Africa’s most prominent landmarks, located centrally with easy access from all major freeways - a premier exhibition centre of international standards, offering 11 000 m2 of uninterrupted display space, AFRICA AUTOMATION FAIR 2015 will proudly open its doors to the world for international trade and communication within the industrial arena. AAF-2015---Email-Signature africa automation fair

Compact data logger for compressed-air systems | BEKO TECHNOLOGIES GmbH Germany

Beko Feb 03, 2015 No Comments
Compact data logger for compressed-air systems metpoint_bdl_compact_data-logger In 2013 BEKO TECHNOLOGIES introduced the METPOINT® BDL data logger. Now it´s „little brother“, the METPOINT® BDL compact , is released. The METPOINT® BDL compact data logger allows for the connection of 2 - 4 transducers or sensors in a user-defined manner. With pressure transducers, for example, or with pressure dew point transmitters, volume-flow sensors, temperature sensors, clip-on ammeters, etc. Four limit values on the whole can be freely defined and assigned to two different alarm relays. At the device, the measured values are indicated on a 3.5" colour display with a zoomable touch panel. It allows for tabular, graphic, and combined presentations. Saving potentials become transparent via daily, weekly, and monthly reports. Any exceeded limits are highlighted in red. An early detection of deviation from set parameters secures highest precision and process safety. With a weight of only 3.5 kilos and a housing made of powder-coated aluminium, the METPOINT® BDL compact compact can be integrated easily into existing and new compressed-air systems. A connection to a server for networking with other systems is optionally possible. Due to the employment temperature of up to 50°C, installation points close to the production areas do not pose an obstacle to the METPOINT data logger. BEKO TECHNOLOGIES develops, manufactures and distributes products and systems for optimised compressed-air and compressed-gas quality throughout the world. From the processing of compressed air and compressed gases through filtration and drying, via proven condensate technology to instruments for quality supervision and measurement. From the small compressed-air application to demanding process technology. Since its founding, the independent, family-run company with its headquarters in Neuss, Germany, and 5 global production sites has decisively influenced the development of compressed-air technology metpoint_bdl_compact_260_02 via Compact data logger for compressed-air systems | BEKO TECHNOLOGIES GmbH Germany.

How Tube Fittings Affect Energy Consumption

SSP Instrumentation Jan 27, 2015 No Comments
SSP Blog   How Tube Fittings Affect Energy Consumption   Posted by John Comi on Jul 24, 2014 7:30:00 AM   Energy consumption is an increasingly important issue to both domestic and foreign companies. In addition to the direct energy costs, environmental regulations and the associated taxes and penalties are becoming significant issues for companies and governments seeking to have companies reduce their carbon footprints. chemical_plant-resized-600 Toward Leak-Tight Systems     Tube fittings can have a significant impact on energy consumption by reducing system leaks. The logic is straight forward. Properly installed high-quality tube fittings and tubing can reduce leakage to near zero. Fewer leaks mean less fuel is consumed in production. Less fuel consumption means fewer emissions.   A Cascading Affect   While direct energy losses, through leaks in steam, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, are one consideration, the effects of leaks on process control and automation may have an even more significant affect on companies’ energy consumption.   Instrumentation Systems   In process instrumentation, leak-tight tube fitting connections are critical to achieving accurate pressure and flow measurements. Fewer leaks can also mean tighter control over process temperatures and pressures reducing the fuel consumption needed to deal with system inconsistencies. Better temperature and pressure control can also lead to higher yields. In addition, higher yields mean that less energy is expended in making products that must be discarded or remanufactured. In analytical sampling systems, leak-tight systems ensure that the required sample purity and quantity are delivered to that analyzer. Better analysis can mean more reliable system adjustments leading to better quality and lower energy costs.   Automation   Reducing leaks can make pneumatic and hydraulic equipment more reliable. Higher reliability can mean that automated processes can be optimized to be more efficient and the cost to run pumps and compressors can be reduced. Higher quality can also reduce maintenance costs as automated tools are operated at their designed pressures and because fewer cycles are required to meet production schedules.   Using Tube Fittings to Save Energy   Better efficiency is achieved in the following ways.   Use tube fittings whenever possible to replace pipe fittings.   Pipe fittings, especially interference-type fittings such as NPT and ISO tapered thread are more difficult to install and more susceptible to system dynamics than tube fittings. In addition, because tubing can be bent, fewer fittings are uses reducing the number of potential leak-points in the system.   Ensure leak-tight tube fitting installation   Leak-tight is the product of quality tube fittings , tubing selection and proper installation.   via How Tube Fittings Affect Energy Consumption.

Product launch : AT600 Ultrasonic Flowmeter

GE Measurement and Control Jan 07, 2015 No Comments
product spotlight on ultrasonic flowmeter

Low Cost entry level ultrasonic flowmeter

The AT600 ultrasonic flowmeter combines state-of-the-art flow measurement capability in a clamp-on configuration at a lower cost.  

Why purchase the AT600?

With a new epoxy-coated aluminum industrial design, the AT600 delivers quality flow measurements in a clamp-on configuration and can be easily installed right at the process measurement point.   It is designed specifically for municipal applications such as water, wastewater, and other industrial flow applications

  Main features include:
  • Provides ultrasonic advantages at a lower cost
    Ultrasonic Flowmeter AT600

    Ultrasonic Flow Measurement AT600

  • Maintenance free operation, no calibration required
  • Simple setup and installation
  • Suitable for wide range of pipe sizes and materials

Pulp and Paper Industry Applications for Level Measurement | Magnetrol Blog

Magnetrol Dec 10, 2014 No Comments

← Green Harvest Food DriveLevel Instrumentation for Pulp and Paper Process Applications → Pulp and Paper Industry Applications for Level Measurement Posted on December 2, 2014 by magnetrol Increasing competitive, regulatory, supply chain and customer demands have driven the need for process improvement in the pulp and paper industry. In our three-week blog series, Magnetrol® reviews the critical impact that level control makes in improving process efficiencies and safety for pulp and paper mills. This week, turpentine and liquor recovery processes are explored. Next week, we cover plant-wide operations including MC pump standpipes, water storage, chemicals and additives, and lubrication and hydraulic oils. You can also read our first blog article about the pulp and paper industry, which features level measurement applications from chipping to papermaking processes. TURPENTINE RECOVERY Application: Vapors from the digester contain turpentine and 85% of it is released during the relief cycle. Recovery of this volatile organic compound (VOC) is undertaken for environmental reasons, to lessen effluent treatment of condensate, to utilize turpentine as a fuel source, or to sell it as a by-product to chemical processors. Challenges: Two vessels in a typical recovery system require level control of the turpentine/water interface: the decanter, or separator, and the storage tank. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rates turpentine as a “severe fire hazard.” For this reason, the decanter is contained in a dyked area, storage tanks are sometimes located below ground, and controls must be rated explosion-proof. Level Technologies: - Echotel® Ultrasonic Switch or Thermatel® Thermal Dispersion Switch for point level – Eclipse® Guided Wave Radar Transmitter or Pulsar® Non-Contact Radar for continuous level – Atlas® Magnetic Level Indicator for visual indication BLACK, GREEN AND WHITE LIQUOR RECOVERY Application: Black liquor is the digester waste mixture of spent chemicals and lignin extracted from wood chips. When burned in a recovery boiler, black liquor produces heat for steam and also releases digester chemicals called “smelt.” Mixed with water, smelt becomes green liquor. This is treated with lime in the causticizers to produce white liquor, the digester’s cooking chemical. Challenges: Stored in varying concentrations, liquors are corrosive solutions with high levels of organic compounds. Liquors can cause chemical burns or damage the lungs if inhaled. Level sensors contend with the chemicals’ harshness, variable density and dielectric, agitation, foaming, and media stickiness. Tank controls should activate the appropriate alarms or emergency shutdown systems. Level Technologies: - THERMATEL Thermal Dispersion Switch for point level – ECLIPSE Guided Wave Radar Transmitter (with single rod probe) or PULSAR Non-Contact Radar for continuous level via Pulp and Paper Industry Applications for Level Measurement | Magnetrol Blog.

How Software Is Helping to Save the World | GE Software

GE Measurement and Control Nov 19, 2014 No Comments

GE Software

Posted by Deb Frodl, GE ecomagination Global Executive Director on Tue, 2014-11-04 17:17

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  GE Predictivity™ Solutions Join ecomagination Portfolio It has been three years since Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, wrote his influential essay, Why Software Is Eating the World. Since that time, the impact of software in industrial applications has grown substantially. GE’s Industrial Internet is playing an important role in advancing the use of software in this arena. However, in addition to eating the world, it has now become clear that software can play an important role in helping to save the world from growing resource scarcity. The fact is, a great global resource challenge is now upon us. The demand for natural resources is outstripping available supplies in many regions around the world. Regional resource imbalances are occurring for energy, water, food, and materials. These imbalances are driving up commodity prices and creating resource stresses that have social, political, and economic implications. This challenge is poised to become even greater in the years ahead. Expected increases in gross domestic product (GDP) and population levels over the next 15 years will translate into even stronger levels of resource demand. Our analysis indicates that in the absence of additional improvements in the intensity of resource use per dollar of GDP, both materials extraction and energy consumption will increase by 80% by 2030. Ecomagination is GE’s commitment to developing technologies that reduce our consumption of natural resources, while creating economic benefit for our customers. Established in 2005, GE’s ecomagination program has been at the forefront of resource productivity solutions for a decade. Now, with the addition of the Predictivity solutions to the ecomagination portfolio, GE has an even greater potential to play a key role in responding to the global resource challenge. The integration of efficient hardware with Internet-enabled software is the new frontier of natural resource productivity. This approach provides an avenue to achieve resource productivity improvements above and beyond those that can be achieved through hardware advances alone. In a recently published white paper on this topic, we call this Digital Resource Productivity, and we believe that productivity improvements can be doubled over the next 15 years by integrating software and hardware to optimize resource use. It would appear our customers agree. In a recent survey conducted jointly by GE and Accenture and captured in the Industrial Internet Insights Report for 2015, the ability to “improve environmental safety and emissions” was chosen as one of the top three priorities for the use of big data analytics in the next 1-3 years. Some examples of how the powerful combination of big machines and big data can have real world positive influences include: Power FlexEfficiency:  Uses data sensors and data science to produce up to 10% greater turbine power output Wind PowerUp:  Produces up to 5% additional power for wind farms Flight Efficiency Services:  Results in reductions of up to 1,600 lbs CO2 emission per flight and gains of up to 2% fuel efficiency using flight and operational data Trip Optimizer:  Produces up to 10% emissions reduction and up to 10% energy savings with a sophisticated optimization solution for rail Water & Process Technologies InSight™:  Enables industrial companies to reuse municipal wastewater instead of fresh water to meet the demand for cooling At GE, we are excited about the opportunity to play a role in helping to confront the global resource challenge. Today we are embarking upon a new frontier of digital resource productivity by expanding ecomagination to encompass GE’s Predictivity suite of solutions. Join us as we help transform the future of global resource productivity. via How Software Is Helping to Save the World | GE Software.