Capacity Assurance Marketplace
EP Editorial Staff | May 28, 2012
Explosion-Proof Linear Transducer
Balluff’s Micropulse TA12 is a non-contact linear position sensor with a compact, explosion-proof housing. It is specifically designed for continuous feedback on hydraulically and pneumatically actuated valves for oil and gas refining, storage, transport and handling. The transducer now has a IECEx hazardous-area approval rating, in addition to existing ATEX and North American approvals, expanding its acceptability for use in applications where hazardous gases and/or dusts are present.
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Energy-Efficient Progressing Cavity Pumps
Allweiler All-Optiflow® progressing cavity pumps from Colfax offer up to twice the flow of standard pumps for applications up to 6 bar (87 PSI). Capable of moving any type of liquid, including fibrous and solid materials, they’re well suited to waste, wastewater-treatment and paper-manufacturing applications. According to the company, the pumps feature high power density that helps reduce energy consumption by up to 15%, when compared to standard progressive cavity pumps.
Colfax Fluid Handling
A business of Colfax Corp.
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Convert To Oil-Free Compressed Air
BOGE notes that its BC line of converter products offers new possibilities for pro-ducing environmentally friendly compressed air according to quality Class 0 (ISO 8573-0). They incorporate an innovative catalyst system that splits long hydrocarbon chains of residual oil in compressed air into carbon dioxide and water. The technology circulates compressed air around a receiver containing granulated, catalyst material, simultaneously cracking oil droplets and oil vapors. This results in oil-free compressed air and ultra-clean condensate.
BOGE Americas, Inc.
Powder Springs, GA
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Intelligent And Portable Condition Monitoring
SCOUT, part of GE’s Bently Nevada product line, is an intelligent suite of portable vibration monitoring and analysis instruments suited for the oil, gas and power-gen industries. The series offers fully integrated, single-provider solutions that support all plant-condition monitoring needs, including dual- or four-channel measurement and dual-plane balancing. The instruments’ field-proven Ascent® software can be programmed with thousands of separate machine definitions covering a number of route choices.
GE Measurement & Control
A part of GE Oil & Gas
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Easily Programmed Alarm Trip
Moore Industries’ STA Safety Trip Alarm provides more than a standard alarm trip, monitoring potentially hazardous events and initiating emergency shutdown procedures or alerting personnel of unsafe process conditions. The company says it performs some of the same functions as other safety PLCs, but is easier to program. Process alarm trips and analog outputs are user-configurable via front-panel push buttons. Configurations can be downloaded to multiple STA units with free software.
Moore Industries-International, Inc.
North Hills, CA
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Surge Protection For AC Mains And Branches
MTL’s ZoneMaster PRO Type 1 allows users to install UL1449 3rd Edition-listed premium surge protection before or after the main building disconnect. Listed at 20kA in level, it can be installed in UL96A-certified lighting-protection systems. Its versatility makes it appropriate for switchgear, distribution and branch panels in a range of applications. Featuring replaceable, bolt-in modules, the product offers enhanced redundancy, thermal and short-circuit fusing and low let-through with high current impulses.
A business unit of Cooper Crouse-Hinds
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Next-Generation Motor Analyzers
According to SKF, its Static Motor Analyzer – Baker DX models perform motor and generator analysis faster and more accurately than previous-generation surge test analyzers. They now include low-voltage inductance, impedance, phase angle and capacitance, coil and DC step voltage tests in a smaller, lighter-weight portable unit. Like their predecessors, the analyzers also conduct winding resistance, megohm, DC HiPot, surge tests and DC bar-to-bar armature tests. All units come with a touch-screen graphical user interface and can be ordered in an array of configurations.
SKF CMC-Fort Collins
Part of the SKF Group
Fort Collins, CO
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Smart Shop-Floor Management Of Consumable And Returnable Items
SupplyPro’s SmartDrawer™ has introduced the concept of individual compartment control for shop-floor cabinets at the point of use. This versatile, plug-&-go solution allows users to choose the best level of access control and accountability for each application. SmartDrawer lids can be set to provide Absolute Control® for single-item dispense and return, or part-number-level control for higher-density management. Available for new shop-floor cabinets or as a retrofit for existing cabinets, drawer by drawer, it can be used as a stand-alone unit, or combined with other SupplyPro devices. SmartDrawer comes with access to the manufacturer’s SupplyPort data-management offering, as well as with full implementation and on-call support services.
San Diego, CA
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