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Instrumentation, Systems & Automation
Comtrol Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial device connectivity products and the official North American IO-Link Competency Center, announces continued embedded support for the OPC-UA protocol and now supports MQTT integration into its IO-Link family of products.
CORTEC, a manufacturer of high-quality API valves and manifolds, has received a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) certification on its Model Series "CRV" Pressure Relief Valves and Model Series "D" and "LD" Trunnion Ball Valves, which verify the safety of the products.
Swirling fluid flows and asymmetric velocity profile distortions resulting from crowded plant conditions where insufficient pipe straight runs exist upstream and/or downstream from sensitive equipment such as gas compressors, pumps, valves and flow instruments can be mitigated if not entirely eliminated with the Vortab flow conditioners from The Vortab Company.
With its sealed explosion-proof enclosure and intrinsically safe sensors, the rugged X80-B88-S88 Liquid Analyzer System from Electro Chemical Devices (ECD) now features FM approvals, making it safe for use in hazardous areas in support of the most demanding applications within oil/gas production sites, refining operations and storage terminals; chemical processing plants; electric power generation; fertilizer production and storage; and other industries.
The latest generation of ready-to-use, high-performance programming devices from Siemens has been optimized for engineering with the TIA Portal and designed for mobile use in machines and plants for configuration, commissioning, service, and maintenance. The new Simatic Field PG M6 programming device, with a stylish silver housing cover and M6 inscription, is equipped with a high-speed DDR4 work memory of up to 32 GB and an impact-resistant SSD mass storage device of up to 2 TB. Thanks to the light, rugged and completely shielded magnesium housing, the semi-ruggedized device is suitable for use in harsh industrial environments. Additionally, bumpers on exposed parts of the housing protect against shocks and vibrations.
Rotork has extended its CMA range of compact modulating actuators with new sizes specifically designed for reliable automation of larger linear control valves.
AW-LAKE COMPANY introduces the FAC-S Analog Output Sensor that hardwires with any flow meter to provide voltage, current or Bluetooth connectivity of readings. Ideal for use on any AW-Lake Gear or Turbine Flow Meter, the FAC-S produces a scalable voltage or current output for download to a PLC or other control system. The sensor also supports a Bluetooth interface for remote programming and flow monitoring from a smart phone. The microprocessor-based FAC-S Sensor supports process monitoring, data acquisition and signal conditioning in various industries.
The latest innovation from Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. brings simplicity and reliability to operators for stimulating the first stage of oil and gas wells. The Toe-XT Hydraulic Sleeve is specially designed to enable a maximum casing pressure test before activating the sleeve for stimulation operations.
From its Dollinger range, SPX FLOW offers the highly efficient LL-142 liquid filters, which are engineered to remove final traces of dirt, pipe scale and other solids from process liquids. They use a radial fin element design to maximize the effective filtration area, which is up to 10 times bigger than equivalent tubular type cartridge filters. This minimizes pressure drop across the filter and increases its dirt holding capacity, thereby extending service life and reducing maintenance costs.
Process and plant engineers who need a precision air/gas flow measurement solution coupled with industry standard digital bus communication capabilities will find that Fluid Components International (FCI) now offers the industry's widest selection of Thermal Mass Flow Meters available with the HART Protocol and other communication options that are designed to serve a broad range of industries and applications.
ITT Inc.'s BIW Connector Systems brand has unveiled a new $1.5 million high pressure, high-temperature chamber for qualification testing of new electrical penetrator systems used in oil and gas wells.
Endress+Hauser releases the Memograph M RSG45 Advanced Data Manager DIN rail version, an intelligent remote device with extensive communication capabilities, making it ideal for IIoT applications and use as an edge device for getting data to cloud-based servers.
Blackline Safety Corp. announced G7 Exo at the National Safety Council's 2018 Congress & Expo. Arriving in 2019, Blackline will bring what its manufacturer states are next-generation capabilities to solve the challenges of continuous toxic and combustible gas monitoring for facilities, sites and fence-lines.
As automation continues to expand into diverse industrial sectors, the demand of fibre optic cable is already following suit and will continue to grow. For example, in both offshore and land-based oil rigs and platforms, high-speed fibre optic cable is required to control automation as well as monitor equipment status and communicate predictive notifications when components are in danger of failing. These capabilities create enormous cost savings by avoiding extended downtime due to catastrophic equipment failures.
AMETEK Sensor, Test & Calibration (STC) has launched its new JOFRA CTC-1205 compact temperature calibrator. This temperature calibrator offers improved calibration times over JOFRA's CTC-1200 calibrator and is ideal for waste incineration, power plants, oil and gas production as well as for the metal industry.
Bronkhorst's EL-PRESS series digital electronic pressure transducers and controllers for gases and liquids have a well-proven compact thru-flow design. The instruments include a diaphragm type piezo-resistive pressure sensor for pressure measurement/control from lowest ranges 2 ... 100 mbar absolute, gauge or differential up to highest ranges 8 ... 400 bar absolute / gauge or 0,3 ... 15 bar dif.
Building on 20 years of customer feedback, the all-new range of DirectSense II smart probes are being introduced by GrayWolf. These cutting-edge air monitoring probes accommodate from two (2) up to eight (8) plug-and-play smart sensors into a single hand-held, desktop or wall-mounted housing. Choose from 25 different indoor air quality, green building, industrial hygiene and HVAC parameters including; TVOCs (PID), Carbon Dioxide (NDIR), Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, Ammonia, Sulfur Dioxide, Chlorine, Hydrogen Sulfide, %RH, °C/°F and many others.
The New PMI F90 Inductive Positioning System from Pepperl+Fuchs - Patented Technology for Precise Position Detection
Pepperl+Fuchs' PMI inductive positioning technology combines the ruggedness of an inductive proximity sensor with the precision of a position measurement and angular positioning system. The patented technology ensures highly accurate measurements, and the ability to use simple steel actuators is designed to maximize the flexibility of your application.
NewTek Sensor Solutions introduces the RV series of RVDT Rotary Position Positions that offer highly accurate angular displacement measurement of rotating elements such as quarter-turn ball and butterfly valves, actuators, throttles and dancer arm tensioners used in industrial machine-to-machine applications. With a shaft that rotates a full 360° with no stops and virtually no friction, these AC-operated rotary position sensors measure shaft angle position over a nominal range of ±30°.
Badger Meter has introduced the second stage of its Smart Electric Valve Actuator (SEVA). The device now offers Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP and SoloCUE connectivity. SoloCUE is a software solution that provides easy access to the setup of both the feature-rich SEVA and its protocols. This custom-built, bulletproof platform allows end-users to visualize SEVA's performance and setup characteristics.
Badger Meter is proud to announce the introduction of the Blancett Top Load Turbine Flow Meter at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas. Designed to withstand the demands of the most rigorous flow measurement applications, this meter was originally intended for the secondary oil recovery market but provides an ideal solution for liquid flow measurement on or off the oil field.
As the demand for increased control and functionality has increased over the years, sensor- instrumented cylinders are becoming more important in the heavy industry, subsea, and mobile equipment worlds. Position feedback sensors for hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders have most commonly used one of three technologies: Magnetostrictive (MLDTs), Variable Resistance (Pots), and Variable Inductance (LVITs) sensors. While other sensor technologies have occasionally been used in this application, the focus of this article is the comparison among these three most popularly used technologies.
Siemens will showcase its comprehensive oil and gas solutions and services at the upcoming Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (TPS), September 18 - 20, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.
In many applications within process industries, the smallest amounts of a substance must be measured and added with a high degree of accuracy - for example, corrosion-inhibiting substances in oil production and other similar uses. The newly developed Endress+Hauser Promass A measures such substances drop-for-drop with a precision unmatched worldwide.
With the launch of the new Apple iOS X/S Connect App for the MSA ULTIMA X5000 and the General Monitors S5000 Gas Monitors, the world's most advanced industrial toxic and combustible gas detection platform takes another giant leap ahead in industrial safety.
Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the introduction of the SS-7 series LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) designed for subsea environments and the demands of Oil and Gas Exploration. Ruggedness, ease installation and the ability simply set the end points in the field lowers the cost of ownership is dramatically reduced without sacrificing accuracy specifications.
Dräger announced the release of its X-am 8000 to the US and Canada markets. The multi-gas detector can simultaneously detect up to seven gases including flammable gases, vapors, and oxygen and is applicable to a number of industries including chemical, oil and gas, fire services, mining, shipping, pharmaceutical and water treatment.
SignalFire Wireless Telemetry's Tilt Scout for angle measurement is now Class 1, Division 1 approved for operation in hazardous environments. The latest member of the Scout family of Class 1, Division 1 integrated sensor nodes, the Tilt Scout combines an intrinsically safe wireless inclinometer with a 900mHz radio and antenna and an internal battery pack within a NEMA4X enclosure. The three-axis sensor detects the change in angle (movement) of an asset such as tank hatch position as part of a SignalFire Wireless Telemetry System. Designed for use in outdoor industrial applications, the Tilt Scout is also ideal for monitoring pump jack motion.
HARTING is making it easy to implement Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions with three HARTING MICA starter kits. Each of these new kits contains all of the necessary hardware and software for a basic application, removing the risk and guesswork for companies looking to embrace IIoT.
NewTek Sensor Solutions introduces the NT-C-6000 Quik-Cal LVDT Signal Conditioner that offers an intuitive AC LVDT set-up for quick configuration by non-technical personnel. Workers can set zero and full scale output using front panel push buttons while LED indicators provide prompts for the calibration process. Color-coded plug-in screw terminals further simplify equipment set-up. These smart signal conditioners even self-diagnose and indicate LVDT failure while providing cybersecurity lockout and tamper detection.
The new FM Approved Senscient ELDS Open-Path Gas Detector from MSA resets the safety standard in reliable methane (CH4) gas monitoring, with no false alarms while protecting people, equipment and plants from dangerous methane gas leaks in hazardous industry environments.
Bacharach, Inc., a provider of HVAC-R gas instrumentation, combustion analysis and energy management solutions, announces key product upgrades to the PCA 400 combustion and emissions analyzer platform including sensor protection, Low NOx measurement, near-field communications (NFC) and the ability to connect/control the analyzer with the newly released mobile app.
With its compact size and flexible configuration possibilities, Festo's new high performance CPX-E modular control system provides engineers and machine builders with a powerful yet economical option for automation systems' I/O and motion control.
Rigaku Analytical Devices announces a new application study that describes the use of the handheld KT-100S laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer for positive material identification (PMI) and verification of metal alloys used in various industries, such as petrochemical, power generation, and aerospace.
Macurco has developed the new TracXP Wireless and Fixed Gas Transmitter product suite specifically for hazardous-location gas detection applications. The TracXP products include a comprehensive line of wired and wireless gas detection solutions to address special hazard applications including harsh industrial environments and hazardous locations. TracXP by Macurco also provides cellular and satellite options for remote toxic gas monitoring solutions in real time.
Sister companies AW-LAKE COMPANY and KEM Küppers Elektromechanik GmbH (KEM) announce the expansion of their TRICOR line of Coriolis Mass Flow Meters that now includes both standard and advanced flow meters and the addition of the TCD 9000 Series Transmitters that incorporate digital signal processing (DSP).
Schneider Electric Canada, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is enhancing its collaboration with REV, an electrical solutions provider based in Calgary, to provide cutting edge holistic solutions to meet customer demands.