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.
Instrumentation, Systems & Automation News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.