Flow meter

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The Wafer-Cone flow meter from McCrometer features a modular design to assist in replacing the flow element and adjust to changing flow conditions in dynamic processes.
The Wafer-Cone flow meter relies on differential pressure technology with built-in flow conditioning to achieve an accuracy of +0.5 percent, with a repeatability of +0.1 percent. It operates over a flow range of 10:1. It is designed for liquid or gas service in line sizes from 0.5 to 6 inches.
The Wafer-Cone flow meter has the ability to self-condition flow. It is designed to eliminate the need for extensive up/down stream straight pipe runs required by other DP technologies, such as orifice plates and venturi tubes. It can be installed in a piping system or can be easily retrofit into an existing piping layout.
The Wafer-Cone flow meter’s design is built-into the basic flow sensor design. The Wafer-Cone conditions fluid flow to provide a stable flow profile that increases accuracy. The flow sensor’s design features a centrally located cone inside a tube. The cone interacts with the fluid flow and reshapes the velocity profile to create a lower pressure region immediately downstream.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 400

Valve Catalog

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Conval recently published its new, full-color, 40-page 2008 catalog containing information on the company’s line of Camseal ball valves and Clampseal ball, bellows, bonnetless, check, gate, globe, throttling and urea service valves. The catalog is available free of charge in electronic or hard copy formats.
The new Conval catalog contains U.S. and metric specifications, exploded views, flow and pressure charts, dimensions, engineering diagrams, photos, typical applications, accessories, ordering information, class rating descriptions and a brief history of the company.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 401

Fuel filtration system

Algae-X International expanded its line of automated fuel filtration systems with the new STS-6000 series.
Designed for stored fuel tanks in the 5,000-gallon range, the STS-6000’s Smart Filtration Controller is user-programmable to run at predetermined times. It is designed to remove water, sludge and tank sediment from stored fuel and features Algae-X’s fuel conditioning technology, which is intended to reverse the natural fuel deterioration process. It includes built-in diagnostics, alarms and indicators for safe operation with UL-508A certification.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 402

Polymer system

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Master Bond Inc. introduced a new one-component, optically clear, non-yellowing UV and/or heat curable polymer system called UV15-7DC. This system is designed for bonding, sealing and coating applications. It is 100 percent reactive and contains no solvents or other volatiles. UV15-7DC is not inhibited by air, and typical cure times range from 5 seconds to 2-3 minutes depending upon the wavelength, intensity of the UV light and the thickness being cured. Typical heat curing schedules are 10-30 minutes at 250-260 F.
Master Bond UV15-7DC has a low viscosity. It has thermal shock resistance as well as the ability to adhere to many different substrates including glass, metals, plastics, polyester films and polycarbonates. It has a Shore D hardness of >70 and an elongation of 65-75 percent. Its tensile strength is 5,460 psi.
Master Bond UV15-7DC is available in pint, quart, gallon and 5-gallon containers. It also is available in syringe applicators.
Master Bond Inc.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 403

LHDV load holding valves

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HAWE Hydraulics released its new LHDV load holding valves. These pressure valves feature dampening components for use with “load sensing” spool valves.
HAWE’s load holding valves act on the return flow side of double-acting consumers. The LHDV valves block the return duct according to their set pressure (setting approximately 15 percent above the maximum load pressure), generating a counter force to the pushing (negative) load. Therefore, the pump acts to feed the inflow side, pressurizing the cylinder enough to overcome the set pressure of the load holding valve, thereby dropping the load.
The LHDV is available with a number of options, including shock valves and shuttle valves with or without a bypass check valve.
HAWE Hydraulics
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 404

Sealant paint

PERMEATE HS-200 is inorganic sealant paint designed for galvanized and other coated metal surfaces. It is intended for surfaces exposed to marine and other extreme environmental conditions including those on offshore oil rigs, oil/gas tanks, piping and power line towers. HS-200 has high adhesive strength and is engineered to be highly resistant to sunlight, UV, flame, water, salt, acid, gas, dirt and extreme temperature changes.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 405

Flow meters

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Universal Flow Monitors Inc. introduced a series of plastic-construction flow meters designed for transmitting corrosive fluids in water treatment. Applications for the new P420 Series of vortex-shedding flow meters include water, corrosives, brine and low-viscosity fluids.
The flow transmitters are electronic instruments with wetted parts entirely of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The non-mechanical meters are designed to transmit low-viscosity fluids that are compatible with PVC, including water that may contain particles.
The P420 flow meters are available in five pipe sizes with maximum flow rates as follows: 1/2 inch ( 12 GPM, 45 LPM), 3/4 inch (25 GPM, 95 LPM), 1 inch (50 GPM, 190 LPM), 1-1/2 inches (100 GPM, 380 LPM) and 2 inches (200 GPM, 750 LPM).
P420 vortex-shedding flow transmitters have no O-ring seals. Connection is made by either solvent welding PVC pipe into the socket port provided or threaded connection.
Electronic output is from a 4-20 mA two-wire transmitter rated “Intrinsically Safe” when used with barriers. The electronics package is totally potted and not vulnerable to shorting, corrosion, leaks, humidity or condensate from conduits or thermal cycling.
Universal Flow Monitors Inc.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 406

Pressure switches

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The new series A9 pressure switches are designed to control pressure with higher current capacity. Switches provide SPDT contact form and switch deadband (also referred to as mechanical differential or hysteresis). Series A9 pressure switches utilize miniature snap-action switches. Switches are diaphragm operated.
Dwyer Instruments Inc.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 407

Pollution control

Solvay Chemicals Inc. announced a new product, the SOLVAir Select 300. Based on sodium bicarbonate, this new product is specifically designed for use in air pollution control applications, in particular, the treatment of SO2.
Initial production capacity for Select 300 will be 125,000 tons per year; however, the manufacturing plant is designed to be expanded to accommodate anticipated market demand that will result from tightening air pollution regulations.
Solvay Chemicals Inc.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 408

Torque sensor

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Sensor Developments’ rotating torque sensors feature a bearing system designed to allow the structure to be exposed to very high radial loads without damage. This sensor allows for extraneous loads up to 9,000 lbs/40 kN and overturning moments up to 18,000 in-lbs/2030 Nm to be reacted through the housing. Its use is intended to allow the operator to eliminate pillow block bearings and reduce overall torsional inertia, thereby increasing the overall stiffness of the driveline. They are designed to measure components that are subjected to these loads such as steering columns, pulleys and universal joints.
Sensor Developments’ 01367 rotating torque sensor family features a digital non-contact signal transmission with high frequency response, high sample rate and high level analog output all as standard features. Optional optical encoder to measure angle and speed is also available. All sensors include an ISO-17025 accredited calibration certificate.
Sensor Developments
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 409

O.D. clamping end prep tool

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A new O.D. clamping end prep tool for beveling, facing and boring highly alloyed, small bore heavy-wall header tubes and water wall boiler tubes is being introduced by ESCO Tool.
The ESCO C-Hog Millhog O.D. clamping end prep tool features a clamp that attaches to the outside of the tube, minimizes chatter and vibration and allows the cutter blade to prep quickly. Equipped with a ratchet feed, which provides over 1” of stroke, this tool may be used on hard, small bore heavy-wall tubes with a high percentage of chrome.
Designed for use on tubes as small as 1/2” O.D., the ESCO C-Hog Millhog O.D. clamping end prep tool has a narrow body to fit between 1-1/8” membrane boiler tubes. Eliminating the need for mandrels and multiple parts, it has a working range of 1/2” to 2-1/2” and uses an easy to change block for changing pipe sizes and has an attached ratchet wrench for fast setup.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 410

Water filter

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Orival filters are designed to protect heat exchangers and to prevent clogging of nozzles, tubes and other narrow passages by removing dirt particles down to micron size, of any specific gravity, from once-through and recirculating cooling water systems. Line pressure powered, the filter cleans itself without external power and does not interrupt system flow. Available from 10 to 12,000 gpm.
Orival Inc.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 411

Hydrogen flow meter

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With its precision thermal mass flow sensor, no-moving-parts construction and space-saving design, the advanced ST75V hydrogen flow meter from Fluid Components International provides repeatable gas flow measurement in hazardous small line gas process applications where agency safety approvals are required.
FCI’s ST75V hydrogen flow meter combines highly reliable, no-moving parts thermal mass flow sensing technology with built-in precision Vortab flow conditioning to deliver +1 percent of reading accuracy (+0.5 percent full scale) in line sizes from 0.25 to 2.0 inches (6 to 51mm). The ST75V also features repeatability of +0.5 percent to help ensure consistent hydrogen gas measurement to meet rigorous process quality standards and reduced plant operating costs.
The ST75V hydrogen flow meter’s built-in Vortab flow conditioning technology helps eliminate swirl and other pipeline flow distortions to help ensure precise gas flow measurement in challenging conditions.
The ST75V hydrogen flow meter has system safety approvals from FM/CSA Class 1, Div 1, Groups B, C and D; as well as Class 1, Div 2, Groups A, B, C and D, T4. It also meets the requirements for ATEX II 3G EEx nA II T6; II 3D T65 C (dc powered version).
The ST75V hydrogen flow meter measures gas flows from 0.01 SCFM (0.01 NCMH) to 559 SCFM (950 NCMH). Standard outputs for the ST75V are fully scaleable 4-20mA and 0-10V that are user assignable to flow rate and/or temperature and a 0-1kHz pulse output of total flow. The instrument can be ordered for powering by 24VDC or 115/230VAC, with or without a built-in LCD digital display, and in local or remote-mounted electronics configurations.
The thermal mass flow sensor designed for the ST75V hydrogen flow meter is all-welded stainless steel with Hastelloy-C tips designed to provide extra protection against corrosive conditions within the pipe. With its unique flow sensor design, there are no orifices or moving parts to clog or foul. The transmitter is enclosed in an all-metal, dust and water resistant, NEMA Type 4X (IP67) rated package, which is FM and ATEX agency-approved for installations in hazardous locations.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 412

Pressure transmitters

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The new Ashcroft GC51 and GC52 gauge and differential pressure transmitters offer an alternative to network process transmitters when a digital protocol is not required. The design features a NEMA 4X/IP65 enclosure measuring 2.65” in diameter. Stainless steel wetted parts accommodate either wet or dry media. The GC51 is available in ranges up to 0-7,500 psig and the GC52 offers D/P ranges up to 400 inches of water. A built-in LED display and a 4-20mA output provide both local indication and remote signaling. Ashcroft GC series transmitters are designed for measuring fluid levels in tanks, water towers and across differential pressures membranes in water purification systems. In addition, Ashcroft media isolators can be added for sludge or caustic media installations.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 413

Blower package

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A new factory-engineered blower package has been introduced by Dresser Roots.
The Dresser Roots EasyAir X2 is a pre-assembled, skid-mounted blower unit with all piping, valves and instrumentation in place. Produced for both vacuum and pressure applications, the new package features a powder-coated noise enclosure. The new X2 is an improved design of the EasyAir 8000 blower package.
Roots-designed, the new second-generation, self-contained blower package is available with a wide range of optional equipment and can be designed to meet customer requirements.
Dresser Roots
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 414


PRAMAC is offering the market a new line of generators from 15 kW to 42 kW powered by Yanmar diesel engines. These generators offer reduced dimensions and weight. The products feature a Stamford alternator, internal residential muffler, voltage selector switch, full selection of receptacles and external potentiometer. They are available with or without trailer.
Pramac Group
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 415

High-temperature materials for bearing applications

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Metallized Carbon Corp. presents Metcar Grade 2500 and Metcar Grade 9800 from its Resistox family of high temperature mechanical grades. Treated with a specially formulated oxidation inhibitor, these bearings and thrust washers offer greatly increased oxidation resistance without sacrificing their self-lubricating properties.
For operating temperatures between 700-1,000 F, Metcar Grade 2500 is designed for general purpose high temperature applications where conventional lubricants would break down and fail. Metcar 9800 addresses extreme temperature installations between 1,000-1,100 F, such as furnaces, dryers, high-temperature conveyors and dampers.
Bearings manufactured from Metcar materials are self-lubricating, non-galling, dimensionally stable and they have high compressive strength. Metcar materials are homogeneous and provide continuous lubrication.
Metallized Carbon Corp.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 416

48-bit digital input board

United Electronic Industries (UEI) announced the release of the Guardian Series DNx-DIO-448 high density digital input boards The DNA-DIO-448 and DNR-DIO-448 are compatible with UEI’s “Cube” and “RACKtangle” I/O chassis, respectively. The board reads all 48 bits at sustained rates in excess of 1 kS/second. Input switching levels and hysteresis are software selectable from 0–28 VDC with 25 mV resolution. As part of UEI’s Guardian Series, the board uses an A/D input approach. A diagnostic input mode measures the analog voltage at each input, thus helping to enable the detection of short and open circuits as well marginal or failing drive circuitry. The analog input capability is also an installation, diagnostic and data acquisition tool.
Software for the DNA-DIO-448 is provided in the UEIDAQ Framework. The Framework provides an API that supports programming and operating systems including Windows, Vista, Linux and most real-time operating systems (e.g. QNX, RTX, RT Linux). The board is supported by LabVIEW, MATLAB/Simulink, DASYLab or any application supporting ActiveX, OPC or Modbus TCP control.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 417

Wiring duct

Thomas & Betts is adding a halogen-free offering to its line of Ty-Duct wiring ducts. The Halogen-Free Ty-Duct product line is designed for high-temperature applications up to 95 C (203 F) or where specifications call for products that will not emit toxic or corrosive gases. These new Ty-Duct wiring ducts have an optimal UL94 Flammability Rating of V-0. Plus, they are 20 percent lighter than standard PVC materials.
The Halogen-Free Ty-Duct family is designed with the exact same form, fit and installation as the standard Ty-Duct wiring duct introduced in 2007. Ty-Duct wiring duct has smooth corners and edges to help prevent damage or disfigurement of wires, and its V-shaped slot lead-in helps with wire insertion. The Ty-Duct product’s two-point contact design enables the cover to be easily installed with less force and to remain in place, even under vibration.
Thomas & Betts
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 418

Infrared calibrator

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Hart Scientific, a unit of Fluke Corp., announced the 4180 series precision infrared calibrators. The two new models, 4180 and 4181, utilize the same size targets used by thermometer manufacturers to assist in performing infrared thermometer calibrations.
The 4180 calibrator has a temperature range of -15 C to 120 C, with radiometric (non-contact infrared) display accuracy as good as ± 0.40 C; and the 4181 calibrator measures from 35 C to 500 C, with radiometric display accuracy also as good as ±0.35 C.
The 4180 series calibrators have features that allow users to address quality issues including emissivity and size of source effect. Additional features include target stability, target uniformity, six-inch target diameter, traceable radiometric calibration and compensation for the emissivity settings of the radiation thermometer being tested. In addition, sample calibration procedures for Fluke thermometers are built into the instrument.
More information about infrared calibration issues can be found in Infrared Temperature Calibration 101, a technical note available from Hart Scientific and in the Hart Scientific Guide to Infrared Thermometer Calibration.
Hart Scientific
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 419

Pneumatic torque wrench

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TorcUP announced the release of its latest pneumatic wrench. The Raptor provides continuous and repeatable torque and an accuracy of +/- 5 percent. The Raptor can accommodate torque needs from 120 ft/lbs to 6,000 ft/lbs.
Ranging in five sizes from the RP-500 to the RP-6000, the Raptor is manufactured with a sealed housing and ergonomic grip. The Raptor has been sealed to keep grease in and water out. The Raptor has a custom designed motor for the heavy industrial sector. It has been designed to work specifically in industrial torque applications.
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 420

Corrosion-proof powder

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A new, water-soluble powder containing vapor corrosion inhibitors is available from SEI Chemical. CPT 500 corrosion proof powder is designed to provide optimal wet or dry corrosion protection. It is designed to protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals exposed to harsh environments including high humidity and salt water. Further, it can be used as an additive or end user product.
The proprietary CPT formulation is migrational. The compound is attracted to metals and the product penetrates liquids, brines and other contaminants to find metal and bond to it. The product can also get to recessed surfaces to provide protection to inaccessible areas.
Formulated without phosphates, nitrites or heavy metals, CPT-500 corrosion-proof powder creates a durable monomolecular inhibiting layer on metal surfaces, including aluminum. The corrosion- and rustproof powder is environmentally friendly, biodegradable and non-toxic.
The powder can be used as an additive to standing water, water systems or water-based coating systems as well. Also, it may be used as a hydro-test additive for tubing, pipes and vessels or as an additive in water blasting. Further, this product can be applied to parts, components and completed assemblies during shipment and storage.
SEI Chemical
Info. http://powereng.hotims.com RS# 421



Issue 3 and Volume 1.

Neutron Radiation Shielding

Borotron HD050 from Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (Quadrant EPP) is a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) formulation enhanced with 5 percent elemental boron that provides extra shielding against neutron radiation. The combination of boron within a matrix of HDPE, a naturally hydrogen-rich material, can work well in nuclear shielding applications. Potential uses include shielding for nuclear power plants, power generation areas in nuclear submarines and production areas for nuclear detection devices and the equipment itself. Quadrant EPP has developed a manufacturing process and proprietary testing methods that help ensure that the boron is evenly distributed for peak performance. Borotron HD050 plate is lighter than some other neutron-shielding materials such as concrete, and easier to work with in construction than other options including water. The new Quadrant EPP material is currently available in 1 inch by 48 ich by 96 inch plates.

Quadrant Engineering
Plastic Products

Flame-resistantAnti-C Clothing

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Nuclear facility workers encounter a unique variety of potentially serious occupational hazards, including burns from electric arcs, welding sparks and other combustible hazards. Unitech has developed Anti-C protective clothing that meets the burn safety criteria of OSHA rule 29CFR Part 1910.269 and is compliant with NFPA standards 2112 and NFPA 70E. The INDURA Ultra Soft Anti-C/FR fabrics are lightweight but do not sacrifice the protection. The protective fabrics are made from 88 percent soft cotton and 12 percent high-tenacity nylon fabric, offering a comfortable and durable garment with excellent decontamination factors. INDURA Ultra Soft fabric is breathable and ideal for extended wear. Standard 7.4 ounce orange fabric is always in stock; other weights and colors are available by request. The fabric is not coated with a flame-resistant coating, but is self-extinguishing and flame-resistant throughout. The fabric provides multipurpose protection that is effective for both electric arc and welding/cutting. It is available for direct sale and UniTech leasing.

Unitech Services Group

Burst Operated Static Screen

The Beaudrey Burst Operated Static Screen (B.O.S.S.) is a cylindrical wedge wire screen designed to provide (high volume – low flow velocity) submerged static screening for cooling water intakes. The B.O.S.S. achieves intake velocities of less than 0.5 fps, qualifying it as a preapproved 316b technology. With no moving parts, the B.O.S.S. provides a low-maintenance alternative to traditional intake structure designs. Applications include intake screening structures in environmentally sensitive regions and/or for cooling water applications subject to EPA 316b fish mortality-reduction requirements; power plant once through cooling; ocean, river, lake, or reservoir source cooling. The B.O.S.S can be used in either fresh or salt water applications. The air burst cleaning system uses compressed air bursts to blow debris off the face of the wedge-wire when the screen becomes fouled. The cleaning process is completely automated and requires no operator action. The static screen is constructed with 304L SS; 316L SS; Duplex SS; Cu-Ni alloys; and titanium. It can be configured for 500 to 30,000 GPM and comes in 8-inch to 84-inch diameters. Multiple geometries are available.

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Beaudrey Corp.

Noble Gas Delay Adsorbents

NUCON supplies a series of NUSORB carbons for noble gas delay for both BWR and PWR nuclear power plants. The NUSORB G30 series of noble gas delay carbons is available in a number of standard particle sizes. Custom sizes are available when an application requires a nonstandard particle size. NUCON has the ability to not only supply the carbon but has developed a comprehensive body of data on specific radioisotope delay characteristics for many temperature, moisture, relative humidity and flow parameters. NUCON can provide the actual filling services for the large noble gas delay vessels. Its radioisotope laboratory can develop any specific test data required for a specific applications.

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NUCON International Inc,