Boilers, Nuclear, O&M, Water Treatment

Analysis tool

Issue 2 and Volume 114.

Acumen is launching its trademarked Acumen Fuse, a metric analysis and visualization tool that analyzes schedule, cost, risk, earned value and project performance. Using libraries of metrics, Acumen Fuse provides a means of pinpointing problematic areas and activities within a project and providing solutions for resolution.

The visualization tool takes snapshots of a project throughout time so users can see where the project is changing and what is causing these changes. Fuse allows users to perform path analysis along any point in the project.

Users can also utilize the Comparison Analyzer to compare scenarios, metrics and phases against each other, which allows users to determine issues that have not been previously resolved along with what activities are causing changes and exactly where the problems are.

The program offers native analytical support for the DCMA 14 Point Schedule assessment (including secondary tripwires). It can be imported onto MS Project, Oracle Primavera and Primavera Risk Analysis and MS Excel.

Info RS#: 400


Ball valve


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The Swagelok FKB series medium-pressure ball valve provides a leak-tight seal for applications up to 15,000 psig (1034 bar). The trunnion-style ball valve features Swagelok’s patent-pending direct load design, which delivers a more consistent seal across a full range of pressures.

The valve features low-torque actuation and is available with ISO-5211 compliant actuators. The ball valves also feature a two-way configuration with medium-pressure tube fitting end connections, which provide single-turn makeup, or makeup by torque, for reduced installation time and labor costs.

Info RS#: 401


GHG-capable flow meter


Sierra Instruments introduced a line of mass flow meters certified by Sierra for greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting. All Sierra GHG meters are made to conform to the new EPA rule (40 CFR Part 98).

Sierra’s GHG certified mass flow meters are designed to provide a way to totalize methane (CH4) or natural gas burned, enabling the calculation of CO2 equivalent emissions.

The three GHG Certified thermal mass flow meters on Sierra’s GHG webpage are the trademarked Boiler-Trak, and models 640S and 780S, both of which are designed for stationary combustion applications.

Sierra’s Model 640S has been optimized for landfill gas, has 100:1 turndown, no moving parts, and generates nominal pressure drop across the immersible sensor probe. The Sierra Model 780S was designed for gas and electricity producers and used to measure methane to compressors, pre-heaters, boilers and other process equipment.

Sierra Instruments
Info RS#: 402


Grid security


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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. announced that the recently released SEL-3620 Ethernet Security Gateway is now available for $2,800.

Designed to provide security to critical infrastructure systems such as water treatment facilities, oil and gas facilities, and the electric power transmission infrastructure, the Ethernet Security Gateway protects systems from malicious traffic with VPNs and a configurable ingress and egress stateful firewall. It provides up to 60,000 security event reports and supports Syslog with precise time tagging of events through IRIG. The storage for SEL-3620 offers industry-vetted security and interoperable standards, including IPsec (RFC 4301, 4302, and 4303), X.509 certificates, OCSP certificate revocation, IRIG-B time synchronization, HTTPS web interface, Cisco:OPSAID interoperability, and Syslog.

Tailored specifically to secure smart grid communications, the Ethernet Security Gateway operates with existing IT and control systems, using an intuitive, menu-driven web interface to create an Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) virtual private network (VPN). It secures routable protocols that cross electronic security perimeters, and provides up to 16 VPN connections on three Ethernet ports.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc
Info RS#: 403


Ultra low NOX burner


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Hamworthy Peabody Combustion introduces an ulta-low NOX burner that achieves ignition using a self-cleaning and low maintenance ignitor. A burst mode ignition with flashing indicator lets the operator observe ignitor conditions during use.

The burner can be used at capacities up to 400 MM BTU/hr and in package, industrial and utility boilers ranging from single to multi-burner, wall-fired, Turbo and other boiler types. The burner can be used on a wide range of gaseous fuels like natural gas, propane, and landfill and refinery gases.

Hamworthy Peabody Combustion
Info RS#: 404


Low NOX burner


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Hamworthy Peabody Combustion introduces the MSC<sup>2</sup> burner, which includes multi-stage combustion. It is designed to introduce fuel into primary and secondary airstreams. The burner is also made for low carbon monixide and particulate performance with low NO<sub>x</sub>. For liquids, the low NO<sub>x</sub> atomizer is used.

The burners feature a line of gas electric ignitors that can be rated NFPA Class 1, 2 or 3 depending on application requirements. A burst mode ignition with flashing indicator allows the operator to observe ignitor conditions during operation and eliminates the need for an ignitor fuel train.

Hamworthy Peabody Combustion
Info RS#: 405


Oil dye


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Spectronics Corp has introduced its trademarked Oil Glo 40, an oil-based fluorescent leak detection dye formulated specifically for large industrial systems.

The dye is made to pinpoint leaks in all synthetic- or petroleum-based fluid systems, including light-colored hydraulic fluid, engine oil, dark or blue hydraulic and lubrication fluids and gearbox oil. Use an ultraviolet lamp to detect the dye in any leaks.

Spectronics Corp.
Info RS#: 406


Outage inspection


HRST, Inc. offers an outage inspection program with a Standard and Express Inspection option.

The Standard Inspection covers all high-priority identified findings, corrective action for the findings and a brief explanation of the root cause. The follow-up covers all high- and low-priority findings identified, corrective action including timing, and complete photo documentation of the boiler condition via captioned photos.

The Express Inspection includes everything in the standard inspection. The follow-up covers photo documentation of each location.

Info RS#: 407


Priming pump


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Thompson Pumps’ trademarked 4JSCG Enviroprime Pump is a high-head 4-inch automatic priming centrifugal pump that provides flows of up to 1,300 gallons per minute and heads up to 330 feet.

The pump handles solids up to 3 inches and is ideal for sewer by-pass pumping and abrasive applications, emergency flood response, and any other applications that require the transfer of liquids that contain solids. The system is designed to prevent product blow-by of pumpage, such as sewage, effluent and waste, from being discharged onto the ground or through hoses that carry the pumpage back to the source, making it environmental friendly.

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing
Info RS#: 408


Thread sealant


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Henkel Corp.’s new thread sealant, the trademarked Loctite 5452, is designed for use on metal fittings found in high-pressure hydraulic and pneumatic power systems. It is also made to cure four times faster than traditional anaerobic sealants even on stainless steel or inert metals.

The sealant is made to lock fittings from vibrational loosening. It seals mating surfaces of flare-style fittings, filling scratches and surface imperfections. It is available in 50 or 250 mL tubes and can withstand operating temperatures from -65 degrees Fahrenheit to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Henkel Corp. RS#: 409


Vent silencer


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The Stoddard B15N-78 vent silencer is the largest silencer the company has ever built. It measures 53 feet tall, 9 feet in diameter and features 2, 40-inch inlets through a base mounting skirt.

Steam flow into the silencer is measured in pounds mass and the silencer is designed to accommodate 1,180,000 lbs/hr at an upstream pressure of 1,545 PSIG at temperatures of 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

Stoddard Silencers Inc.
Info RS#: 410


Thread sealant


Henkel Corp.’s trademarked Loctite 5802 PST High Purity Thread Sealant is made for use on threaded stainless steel pipes and fittings found in high temperature environments such as nuclear facilities. The sealant is low in impurities such as halogens, sulfur and low-melting-point metals which can be harmful to metal pipes.

The thread sealant is a high viscosity, mediaum-strength sealant that will not decompose at operating temperatures typically found in a nuclear power facility. The single component anaerobic sealant is available in a 50 mL tube.

Henkel Corp.
Info RS#: 411


Beam clamps


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Harrington Hoists, Inc. has released their new Universal Beam Clamps. The clamps are available in 1 through 10 metric rated tons, meet ASME BTH-1, ASME B30.20, comply with portions of ASME B30.16 and have a design factor minimum of 5:1 per ASME B30.16 requirements.

Harrington Universal Beam Clamps are used when a temporary or semi-permanent hoist anchor point is required for overhead lifting and vertical rigging applications. Also used as a below-the-hook lifting device, these rugged beam clamps provide solutions for holding and positioning beams for construction. Features include a built in suspension pin for low headroom, lock nut feature to resist loosening and an adjustable jaw opening for a wide range of tapered and flat flanged beams. An optional suspender is available for perpendicular mounting and oversized hooks.

Harrington Hoists, Inc.
Info: RS#: 412


Displacement pump


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Moyno, Inc. offers the Moyno 1000 positive displacement pump that is engineered for trouble-free operation in a variety of services including shear-sensitive chemical feeds, adhesives, lime, polymer metering, slurries and viscous crude oil transfer applications. The pin-type universal joint is sealed and lubricated, providing long life with minimum maintenance. Standard flange, close-coupled and open throat hopper models are available.

A key feature of the Moyno 1000 Pump is a two-piece drive shaft that allows easy assembly, maintenance, and mechanical seal access. This drive shaft configuration eliminates the need for complete pump disassembly when servicing the mechanical seal.

Additional features of the Moyno 1000 Pump include pressure capabilities to 350 psi, smooth, non-pulsating flow and flow rates from 0.38 to 320 gpm.

Moyno Inc.
Info RS#: 413


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