New Products & Services
April 1, 2021
Continuously monitoring for corrosion and erosion
This company has introduced a complete corrosion and erosion monitoring portfolio with digital capabilities and full integration with the Plantweb digital ecosystem through the new Rosemount 4390 series of corrosion and erosion wireless transmitters and Plantweb Insight Non-Intrusive Corrosion application. The monitoring portfolio turns existing offline corrosion probes into online tools to monitor for the risk of corrosion or erosion. Combining with non-intrusive Rosemount Wireless Permasense sensors monitoring metal thickness, which is a major factor in determining the health of piping and other fixed equipment, enables users to monitor both the risk of corrosion or erosion, and the impact of that risk on the health of the plant or asset. When instrumented with inline probes, changes in corrosion risk can be detected in minutes, enabling sites to take corrective actions before damage occurs. — Emerson, Shakopee, Minn.
Gear units for grain and bulk solids handling
MaxxDrive industrial gear units provide high output torque from 132,000 to 2,200,000 lb-in. The gear units are suitable for use in heavy-duty applications, such as bucket elevators, agitators, conveyor belt drives, mixers, mills, drums or crushers. MaxxDrive is available as a parallel shaft or helical bevel and comes in 11 sizes. For high-speed applications, such as continuous industrial conveying and bulk material handling, the MaxxDrive XT (photo) delivers maximum thermal and mechanical load capacities. This latest addition to the MaxxDrive series offers the grain industry a symmetrical designed gearbox for mirror image installations, which drastically reduces spare parts costs and downtime, says the manufacturer. MaxxDrive XT comes in seven sizes and provides a torque range of 130,000 to 660,000 lb-in. — NORD Gear Corp., Waunakee, Wis.
Store acids safely in the laboratory with these cabinets
The Acid Storage Cabinet (photo) is designed for the storage of corrosive chemicals and is available in seven different widths between 12 and 48 in. The standard size is 35 in. high and 22 in. deep. The molded one-piece fiberglass liner inserts directly into the cabinet and is sealed on all edges for ease of cleaning. The interior of the cabinet features a containment lip on the front bottom edge to hold spills. The front access doors have air inlet vents, are lined, and the edges are sealed. No metal is exposed to corrosive vapors. — Hemco Corp., Independence, Mo.
High-capacity cooling die for extruding meat substitutes
Extrusion is a highly versatile process that can be applied to a wide range of plant-based raw materials to create meat or fish alternatives. An integral part of the process is the cooling die. Cooling dies work with extrusion technology to enable the creation of attractive meat or fish substitutes with structures and textures that closely resemble animal-based meat products, such as chicken, fish or beef. With the PolyCool 1000 cooling die in combination with an extruder (photo), it is possible to produce wet-textured proteins based on a wide range of raw materials including soy, pulses, oilseeds and upcycled side streams like brewer spent grains, as well as newer ingredients, such as microalgae, at throughputs of up to 1,000 kg/h. The individual cooling circuits can each be controlled independently to determine the product’s final texture. The high-capacity cooling die can withstand pressures of up to 50 bars as it cools down the melt from as high as 150°C to below the boiling point. — Bühler AG, Uzwil, Switzerland
FRS reduces downtime with automated CIP processes
The new No Intervention fines-return system (FRS; photo) allows dairy- and food-powder producers to automate the clean-in-place (CIP) processes of their spray-dryer FRS, leading to reduced downtime, improved working conditions and guaranteed product safety. Explicitly designed for food and dairy spray dryers, the No Intervention FRS uses patented valves to create a smoother and fully automated CIP process, which negates disassembly before and after cleaning. All connections within the FRS remain closed, and once cleaned, can directly be used for production. The valves were developed to comply with hygienic design criteria of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) and have been proven to reduce the risk of CIP liquid leakage and overall contamination. — GEA Group AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
A new frame design extends the life of this pump
The new GD 2500Q Heavy Duty Frame (HDF) quintuplex pump (photo) is designed to extend pump service life through an optimized power-end frame design. The frame upgrade has been developed to increase component thickness and allow for larger, stronger welds to boost structural integrity. The updates include: top and bottom skin plates increased in thickness, offering more structural support for nose-plate loads; main bearing plates with increased thickness that protrude between skin plates with larger, stronger welds, reducing overall frame and weld stress; stronger nose-plate support structure to reduce deflection around welds; and significant size increases in nose-plate welds, which reduces stress in critical joints by more than 20%. — Gardner Denver High Pressure Solutions (HPS), Houston
Next-generation WESP allows for faster installation times
This company recently released a new wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) that controls air pollution by removing fine particulate matter, acid mists and aerosols from industrial gas streams. In designing the new system, strong focus was placed on the system’s high-intensity, offline automatic cleaning features, which reduce maintenance efforts, eliminate carryover of entrained matter during washing and provide better operational performance during cleaning. System components are also now easily accessible for maintenance inspections. Efficient contaminant capture is achieved through increased operating voltage, which requires less collection surface area. Additionally, the gas-distribution system can optimize flow through the system, and various tube shapes and electrodes were tested to improve overall performance. WESPs can remove up to 98% of particulate matter in a single stage, depending on the characteristics of the gas stream. Standardized modules are used in the new design, reducing installation time and streamlining fabrication. Tube bundles come pre-assembled, and electrodes are pre-loaded and pre-aligned. — Dürr Megtec, De Pere, Wis.
Introducing vacuum-fused wear plates for fans
ColWear Plates (photo) are used in the manufacture and repair of industrial fans to avoid costly downtime and replacement. They protect fans against aggressive industrial environments where fans may encounter a combination of abrasion, particle erosion, pitting/dusting corrosion, surface oxidation and intergranular corrosion at high temperatures. Intense abrasion is a significant issue, because particles in the airstream cause the fan surface to wear away due to friction. This is particularly problematic in the fan blades and scroll housing. ColWear Plates are said to be lighter and more uniform than traditional wear-resistant construction materials. This can make the fan far more energy efficient and more balanced, which is particularly important for the impellers, as it reduces the amount of adjustment required. ColWear Plates can be manufactured with both mild and stainless-steel base materials, as well as higher-grade nickel alloys. — Wall Colmonoy, Pontardawe, Swansea, Wales
Robust separation seal for a safe compressor shutdown
The CobaSeal (photo) is a robust separation seal with a unique coaxial operating principle. Design studies confirm the CobaSeal maintains its mechanical integrity up to 70 bars and minimizes process gas flow to the bearing cavity when retained properly. The CobaSeal has established an impressive safety and reliability track record. For example, in a particularly challenging application, CobaSeal experts successfully developed a separation seal solution to withstand 200 bars housing pressure. — EagleBurgmann Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Wolfratshausen, Germany
A smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth
The iTEMP TMT142B (photo) is a smart temperature transmitter with Bluetooth connectivity that delivers accurate and reliable measurements, wireless communication via Bluetooth and user-friendly operation — all packaged in a robust single-chamber field housing. The transmitter features a secure, integrated Bluetooth interface that enables users to wirelessly visualize measured values and diagnostic information, as well as perform configuration tasks. The iTEMP TMT142B temperature transmitter is designed for operation in hazardous areas as certified by international approvals (ATEX, CSA C/US, IECEx). — Endress+Hauser, Inc. Greenwood, Ind.
A pilot ozone-generating system for testing applications
Ozcar (photo) is an autonomous test facility to help companies determine if ozone treatment is a possibility for their wastewater treatment needs. The system is useful because empirical data are often not available. To provide a quick solution, Ozcar enables experiments on a technical scale with minimal effort. Only a 230-V connection and cooling water are required. Ozcar draws in ambient air, concentrates it to make it pure O2, and produces between 25 and 100 g/h of O3 and mixes it with the water or wastewater to be treated. All essential operating parameters are recorded automatically so that large-scale plants can be designed and optimized. — Ozopure Italia S.R.L., Fano (PU), Italy