Hot Water PumpsThe company offers a range of hot water pumps for temperatures up to 530°F (277°C) and design pressures up to 1,160 psi. Due to high vapor pressures, standard mechanical seals can not be used for higher temperatures. The easiest solution is a cooled mechanical seal, but the required cooling water has additional cost. An alternative is a standard mechanical seal with a pumping devise and an external air cooler. The cooler is a recent development for this application, and it does not need cooling water. It is self venting.
Dickow Pump Co., (800) 880-4442, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dickow.com
Save Money through Energy Efficiency ProgramsCompany provided a total of more than $2.5 million in rebates and incentives to its industrial processors since 2006 through its energy-efficiency programs. More than 500 pieces of energy-efficient equipment qualify for the rebates, and the incentive programs cover virtually any business process improvement that saves natural gas. Industrial process equipment includes pipes and tanks insulation, steam traps and heat recovery equipment. To help make these straightforward programs even easier, the company’s account executives and audit programs help identify energy-saving opportunities.
Southern California Gas (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy Co., (800) 427-6584, ext. 4, email@example.com, www.socalgas.com
Air Heating and Drying
As shown on the cover of the magazine, Model DAF low NOX burner fires biogas and natural gas for a rotary dryer and products 60 million BTU/hr heat input. The use of by-products as a source of energy can replace fossil fuels and minimize difficult disposal problems. For instance, burning pulverized coal, wood fines, biomass or low BTU gas with the ability to burn multiple fuels in combination helps reduce operating costs.
Coen Co Inc., (650) 522-2100, www.coen.com
Air-Cooled, Vertical Inline Pumps
The air-cooled design means external water cooling is not required for the bearings and mechanical seal. Series RAV, designed specifically for use with hot oil, includes three pump sizes (in ductile iron construction); capacities to 275 gal/min(63 m3/hr); heads to 300' (92 m); maximum working pressures to 250 psig (1724 kPA); and maximum pumping temperatures to 650°F (343°C). Series RWAV, designed specifically for use with hot water, ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, has the same sizes, capacities and heads, but with pressures to 450 psig (3103 kPA), and temperatures to 400°F (204°C).
Dean Pump, Met-Pro Pump Group, (215) 723-8155, www.deanpump.com
Heat Management System Software
TracerLynx interfaces with industry standard IDF and PCF files, allowing heat management system (HMS) designers to utilize the master model data from clients to create 3D modeled plant designs. The software package is a fully-integrated solution designed to be employed throughout the lifecycle of a project. Specialized functions have been developed to support critical HMS project activities such as scope definition, estimating, pipe sorting and grouping, heat tracing design, material procurement, construction planning, and field progress measurement.
Tyco Thermal Controls, (800) 545-6258, www.tycothermal.com
Profile Screw-Driven Linear Actuator
Housed on a high strength aluminum beam and fitted with a stainless steel sealing band, the HepcoMotion PSD80 uses Herculane wheels mounted to an adjustable carriage, offering long life and no re-lubrication. Single or multiple carriages on a unit are possible and can handle loads to 500 N. A stainless steel lead screw provides actuation with pitch ranges of 0.1575, 0.5906, 0.9843 and 2.756" (4, 15, 25 and 70 mm). The 0.9843" (25 mm) lead is useful in Z-axis applications while the 2.756" (70 mm) screw pitch satisfies the higher speed pick-and-place requirements. The lead screw is available in right- and left-handed threads and offers smooth, strong and precise actuation.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corp., (888) 580-8272, www.bwc.com
Vacuum, Gas-Flush Sealers
Setting suitable and long-term vacuum and gas-flush package sealing temperature conditions is possible using the LOS Series. Designed for large-sized packaging applications, the sealers have a built-in temperature control system called OnPul. It controls heating temperatures by measuring them at the heating element. The low-profile temperature sensor directly contacts the heater, preventing the temperature from exceeding the preset. The vacuum sealing function is designed to flush the air inside the packaging and reduce package volume.
Fuji Impulse, (847) 236-9190, www.fujiimpulseamerica.com
Equipment Health Monitoring Starter Kit
The typical facility has thousands of rotating assets such as pumps, fans, agitators, motors and blowers that are manually monitored to determine their mechanical health. OneWireless EHM Starter Kit provides a means to monitor vital rotating assets. The heart of the system is the wireless interface module (WIM), which receives and processes the data from the sensor. The WIM provides four dynamic ICP acceleration channels; support for full dynamic time and spectrum data; digital conversion of acceleration to velocity; enveloping; two tachometers; four 4 to 20 mA channels; and two digital interrupts for triggering.
Honeywell Process Solutions, Automation & Control Solutions, (800) 822-7673, www.honeywell.com/ps
Tantalum Alloy Provides Corrosion Resistance
Corrosion-resistant tantalum alloys are used in process applications involving aggressive, acidic environments but they can experience hydrogen embrittlement. According to the company, Ultra 76 tantalum alloy provides improved resistance to hydrogen embrittlement and enhanced corrosion resistance: rates one to two orders of magnitude lower than those of conventional tantalum alloys. The alloy has comparable mechanical properties to those of conventional tantalum alloys.
H.C. Starck Inc., (617) 630-5916, www.hcstarck.com
With Model TEK backward-curved airfoil wheels, plug fans are suited for OEM applications where a plenum air circulator is required. The impellers combine injection-molding techniques with high-strength plastics to produce a wheel that is stronger than steel, yet half its weight. The fans incorporate an integral mounting panel that allows for air circulation in the plenum while keeping the motor external to the airstream.
Continental Fan Manufacturing, (800) 779-4021, www.continentalfan.com
Verify Ovens Without Thermocouples
Used to verify that ovens remain in specification after a printed circuit board’s initial characterization profile, OvenChecker is designed to be self-contained and does not requires thermocouples or repeated use of “golden boards.” The complete oven profile kit includes a three-sensor pallet, the company’s V-M.O.L.E. thermal profiler with its M.A.P. software, and a thermal barrier, the kit also eliminates the time spent gathering profiling equipment.
ECD, (503) 659-6100, www.ecd.com
For quick, detailed diagnostics in industrial applications, T300 provides 2 percent thermal accuracy; 30 Hz frame rate; and less than 0.05°C thermal sensitivity (NETD). It has a temperature measurement range of -4 to 1,202°F (-20 to 650°C) with an optional range reaching to 2,192°F (1,200°C). Also, the B300 includes the capabilities of the T300 and adds an optimized temperature range of -4 to 248°F (-20 to 120°C), as well as moisture and insulation alarms to identify conditions that suggest moisture issues or missing or improperly installed insulation.
Flir Systems Inc., (800) 464-6372, www.goinfrared.com
Series 2000 engineered gasket complements the company’s current product line by providing a sealing alternative to other high pressure boiler gasket designs such as spiral wound and expanded PTFE gaskets. The graphite-based engineered gaskets can be used in boilers operating at up to 2,000 psi and 1,200°F (649°C).
Topog-E Gasket Co., (918) 587-6649, www.topog-e.com
Bushings and Bearings
The low friction level and self-lubricating properties of Graphalloy bushings and bearings make them suited for use in applications involving high temperatures and extreme chemical or mechanical stresses. The self-lubricating properties are constant throughout the material, so the bushings and bearings can be used in environments that do not permit the use of grease or oil. Applications include ovens, dampers, kiln carts and mechanical linkages. The nongalling components can withstand temperatures ranging from cryogenic to more than 1000°F (538°C).
Graphite Metallizing, (888) 439-9439, www.graphalloy.com
Pressure Blowers for High Volume Applications
Blowers support pressures to 91" wg and volumes to 18,000 cfm. The blowers are suited for combustion air, aeration, cooling and drying systems, and other high volume processes. Features include a lightweight aluminum alloy wheel design to reduce motor loads. The convex wheel sides and shaped air chambers maintain consistent velocity to produce a stable flow across the performance range while reducing sound levels.
Chicago Blower, (630) 858-2600 , www.chicagoblower.com
Boiler, Heat Exchanger Optimization
Water treatment services help manufacturers in the process industries maintain production efficiency and quality regardless of the product or process. Services available for the chemical processing market includes boiler, cooling and wastewater efficiency, heat exchange efficiency calculation; environmental compliance; slag modification; combustion catalyst and slag modification; analytical troubleshooting; water reuse studies and implementation; corrosion studies; waste treatment optimization and design; waste treatment jar studies; fuel oil treatment programs; and Legionella risk assessment.
U.S. Water Services, 866-663-7632, www.uswaterservices.com
The pCOxs controller combines high performance and user-friendliness with its integrated 4x20 character LCD display. This flexible controller excels at controlling rooftops, air conditioners, chillers, heat pumps, air-handling units, dehumidifiers and many other applications in the HVAC/R markets. The controller is DIN-rail mounting and has six digital inputs, five relays, four analog inputs, and two 0 to 10 V outputs with optional expansion boards. A serial port is standard for BACnet, LonWorks, Modbus and Web Server communications.
Carel, (717) 664-0500, www.carelusa.com
Combined Oxygen and Combustibles Analyzer
Thermox WDG-IVC has a close-coupled extractive sensor style. Designed for fast response, the sensor mounts directly on the combustion process to provide continuous measurement of oxygen and combustibles. With a separate control unit, the analyzer is suitable for flue gas streams up to 3,200°F (1,760°C). It is designed to be used for process heaters, reformers and power or steam boilers with rapidly changing loads. Minimum combustibles range is 0 to 2,000 ppm.
Ametek Thermox, (412) 828-9040, www.thermox.com
Fused Silica Composites
Type RSLE-57 is a low-expansion, high-strength reinforced-silica-matrix composite product. It exhibits good nonwetting properties when used in contact with molten aluminum, zinc, lead, tin and other non-ferrous metals, making it useful in numerous casting, conveying, containing and forming applications. The composite is suitable for use as dams, spouts, floats, launders, head boxes, baffles, headers, tips, rings, distribution boxes, stoppers, basins, snouts, transition & orifice plates and hot top and ingot mold liners. It is 100 percent organic-free; contains no refractory ceramic fibers (RCFs); and is fully machinable with conventional tooling.
Zircar Refractory Composites Inc., (845) 651-2200, www.zrci.com
One-Step, Water-Based Coating Process
Thermadep provides a consistent finish and is available in a range of colors. The one-step process replaces the environmentally less-friendly procedures of oiling, painting and plating. Users dip a heated part (at temperatures from 300 to 1,700°F [149 to 925°C]) into a bath of the water-based polymer solution. After 5 to 50 sec, remove the part from the bath and air dry or bake it. Rinsing or additional steps are not needed. Parts coated with the process are ready for immediate processing or shipping.
Egyptian Coatings, (615) 790-3881, www.egyptcoat.com
Heated Tanks and Pots
Suitable for use melting and dispensing waxes, adhesives, plastics, asphalt, pitch and other industrial compounds, heated tank as well as heated dispensing tanks and pots utilize the company’s “Even Heat” multiple-circuit, blanket-type element. Accurate, selective thermostat closely controls wall temperature. Dispensing can be accomplished through a heated hand-operated needle valve orifice.
Sta-Warm Electric Co. Inc., (330) 296-6461, www.sta-warm.com
Milliamp Clamp Meters
Fluke 771, 772 and 773 are engineered to measure the minute amounts of current (4 to 20 mA signals) that flow through control system circuits without having to shut down the system, break the circuit and insert a test instrument. Instead, current clamps placed on the wire detect and measure the current flowing through the wire. The tools are designed for personnel who install and commission instruments; process and automation technicians; and automation specialists who perform milliamp loop troubleshooting on process control circuits, instruments and automation I/O.
Fluke Corp., (800) 443-5853, www.fluke.com
Seals provide a protective barrier between a pressure sensor such as a gauge, switch, transmitter or transducer and the process media. Chemical seals protect pressure instruments against corrosion, abrasion, viscosity and crystallizing media. Diaphragm seal housings are available in stainless steel, carbon steel, Hastelloy, PTFE and titanium materials. Diaphragm materials include 316 stainless steel, PTFE, Viton, Monel and tantalum metals. Configurations include threaded, flanged, in-line flow-through, sanitary and remote capillary systems.
ReoTemp, (800) 648-7737, www.reotemp.com
Boiler Flame Safeguard Control
Part of the BurnerLogix line, Model Z fully integrates boiler control and flame-safeguard functions into one compact package. It incorporates specific boiler control functions such as a programmable PID firing rate via a dedicated 4 to 20 mA command rate output and thermal shock protection with low fire hold or timed override. Its lead-lag system can be tailored to meet exacting site conditions.
Fireye Inc., (603) 432-4100, www.fireye.com
FlowMaster line includes models designed to specific industries, including chemical/petrochemical, water/wastewater, food and beverage, power/utilities, pharmaceutical and biotech, oil and gas, and pulp/paper. Features include onboard diagnostics, intuitive control and enhanced precision, all intended to help users maximize uptime. The line utilizes the company’s universal human-machine interface (HMI) to simplify operation, maintenance and training.
ABB Instrumentation, (800) 829-6001, www.abb.com/instrumentation
Fluid Control Products
More than 3,000 models from let you control fluid in any application. Choose from water, hot water and steam valves; combustion shutoff valves; vent valves; manual rest and manual override options; air and gas valves; magnetic level switches and more.
Jefferson Solenoid Valves, (305) 349-8120, www.jeffersonvalves.com
PowerFlow has a cast-iron body and A2 tool steel pumping elements or, for corrosive applications, 17-4 PH stainless steel pumping elements. Other features include standard 316 stainless steel construction; Viton O-rings and hard silicon carbide faces; or optional Tungston carbide faces and O-rings of Nitrile, EPDM or Kalrez. The heavy-duty construction allows it to handle flows to 400 gal/min.
Moyno Inc., (877) 486-6966, www.moyno.com
Compact, Air-Cooled Chiller
Designed for indoor location, LPCA Series is supplied with an integrated pump/tank. The ultra compact, air-cooled chiller provides 1 to 20 tons of cooling capacity. Features include a Type 316 stainless steel plate evaporator with ridged patterns that are brazed together to form two separate channel systems, allowing the refrigerant and fluid to flow in counter directions. An inline strainer with removable stainless steel screen protects the evaporator from contamination. The microprocessor controller offers a setpoint temperature range of -58 to 194°F (-50 to 90°C).
Cooling Technology, (704) 596-4109, www.coolingtechnology.com
End-of-Circuit Light for Heat Tracing
Heat tracing circuits often are terminated at inconvenient locations. A light that can be seen day or night from most locations is an advantage. Terminator “Beacon” end-of-circuit light gives visual indication that the circuit is on. It has 32 LEDs and operates on every voltage from 100 to 277 V. Easy to assemble, the light requires only a few tools that are commonly used during heat tracing installation.
Thermon Americas Inc., (800) 820-4328 , www.thermon.com
Parabolic Trough Collector System
Model PT-1 can be used to support thermal loads for industrial process heating applications such as hot water heating, process hot water production, steam generation, food processing and desalination.
Abengoa Solar Inc., (303) 928-8500, www.abengoasolar.com