Fluid Power 12823

DN Staff

October 25, 2004

8 Min Read
Fluid Power


For custody transfer

The company's API Series turbine flowmeters for custody transfer are designed for light petroleum products. They are reportedly approved over a flow range of 10:1 and have type approval from Measurement Canada, which puts the product in a class with only one other vendor having type approval over this range, according to the company. The product provides users with linearities of plus or minus 0.02 percent. Hoffer Flow Controls Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-595


Two-piece, glass-reinforced

The company's new check valve design reportedly improves oil flow control in marine and industrial engines while reducing part weight and cost. The two-piece oil filter check valve is made of glass-reinforced Nylon, and it is designed to allow switching between two oil filters during regular engine operation. The two molded components incorporate special rubber seals that are chemically and mechanically bonded to each end of the valve, preventing oil flow to one filter during operation while allowing oil flow to the second filter. Minnesota Rubber QMR Plasticshttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-596



Measuring less than .25-inch thick, the ultra-thin air filters reportedly meet the strict filtration performance and flammability requirements of Telcordia, NEBS, CE, and UL. It is designed for electronics enclosures with limited space; specialized Quadrafoam media is used in roll-formed, aluminum-framed filter assemblies to fit limited-space environments. Frame options include edge-to-edge design constructed with less intrusive channel housings, reportedly maximizing the flow of clean, cooling air along interior walls of the chassis. Universal Air Filterhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-597


With solid-state relay outputs

The 501 flow-switch is engineered to offer a solid-state relay output indicating flow above or below a selected set point. It is designed for users who require alarms for low- or no-flow conditions, excessive flow, or intermittent flow rates. They are available in plastic or stainless steel construction, and feature solid state relay outputs with setpoints as low as 13 mLpm. Units may be used with pressures up to 500 psig, according to the company. McMillan Co.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-598


Includes all components needed

The Kenmac series modular 85 system is a modular instrumentation interface and mounting system. It reportedly includes all of the components needed to put a transmitter into service. Such components include manifolds, instrument monoflanges, electric heaters, steam trace blocks, seal pots, filing connector, and protective shade, among others. The system features metal-to-metal seals and parallel threads in accordance with BS-2779. Swagelok Co.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-599


Uses peristaltic pump technology

Providing "volumetric" dispensing of low-viscosity materials, such as cyanoacrylates, oils, and solvents without the need for compressed air, the PPD-130 peristaltic pump dispenser dispenses material directly from its original packaging. According to the company, this reduces the risk of material contamination and operator contact by eliminating the need to transfer the material from its original packaging. Dispensed amounts can be controlled manually or with the built-in timer, the company adds. I&J Fisnar Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-600


Three bore sizes available

Designed to prevent monetary losses due to contamination in the prodution process, this rodless cylinder offers the only IPA-certified design for cleanroom specification avaliable on today's market, according to the company. It comes in three sizes: 16 mm, 25 mm, and 32 mm. Hoerbiger-Origahttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-601


Trouble-free service

With parts made from wetted aluminum for corrosion protection, the Series 2119V diaphragm pumps from Rietschle Thomas work in class B steam autoclaves. The pumps, which provide up to 27 inches Hg vacuum and have a maximum flow rate of 0.81 CFM, offer resistance to steam and water because their umbrella valves and diaphragms are constructed of EPDM. Also, the pumps provide durability from their engineered resin and die-cast aluminum construction. Rietschle Thomashttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-602


Six available pressures

This pump combines the power of 350 or 425 hp with the flexibility of changing pressures. Designed for long life and fast conversions, the pump features a slow-running triplex plunger pump, hard-coated valves and plungers, and corrosion-resistant stainless steel. A poly-chain system and water pressure-actuated throttle control adjust output to operator demand. Because it requires fewer parts to change pressures than other convertible pumps, the product reportedly reduces cost and downtime. The basic kit offers six pressures: 8,000; 10,000; 13,000; 15,000; 17,000; or 20,000 psi. NLB Corp.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-603


Meets rigid sanitary requirements

Designed to the 3-A Sanitary Standards for Clean-In-Place and Sterilize-In-Place environments, the Hedland FlowClean turbine flowmeter meets the requirements for monitoring flow in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. This flowmeter reportedly features a turndown ratio of 10:1, accuracy reading of plus or minus 1 percent, and repeatability of plus or minus 1 percent. The meter is available with sanitary clamp-end connections in sizes from 19 to 63 mm, with an operating pressure of 1,000 psi, and temperature ratings from -100 to +300F. Hedlandhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-604


Versatile, customizable

Created as a general utility pump, this product can handle clean, clear liquids as well as viscous, harsh, and corrosive fluids. Suitable for water sampling, as well as pumping adhesives, paints and coatings, chemical slurries, and ink and oil scum, the pump's versatility enables customization for any specific plant. The progressing cavity pumps have a lightweight design, feature self-priming, and are said to require little maintenance. They accommodate flow rates to 50 gal/min, pressures to 600 psi, and fluid temperatures to 240F. Moyno Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-605


Hermetically tight

Meeting ATEX, ASME, 3-A, and FDA requirements, the company's line of hermetically tight diaphragm pumps feature wetted and enclosed sealless pump heads and PTFE sandwich diaphragms that reduce dead space. They are designed for extractions and neutralizations, and are available in configurations to support flow rates ranging from ml/hr to thousands of gallons per pump head. American LEWA Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-606


Stainless steel

Created with full port construction for application in water, oil, and gas transmission and handling, these valves feature stainless steel balls for precise operation, Teflon seats and seals, and a locking safety handle. The valves undergo air pressure testing under water, and are rated up to 1,000 psi. The 316 SS models are available in sizes ranging from 0.375 to 3 inches. Bee Valve Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-607


No circuitry or wiring changes

The company's "FlexSAM" system provides up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs without the wiring of remote operating valve manifolds. The modules utilize DIP switches for node addressing and baud rate setting, eliminating the need for software and reportedly reducing trouble shooting time. Due to featured NEMA 4 protection, the modules can be mounted directly on a machine with no need for an enclosure. The company offers Input and Output Module Kits, and Connector Module Kits for single and dual Sub-D 25-pin, circular 19-pin or M23 connectors. Parker Hannifinhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-608


Designed to extract fumes

Three new models of the FilterCart have been added to the Nederman line, all of which have a 7-ft extraction arm. The FilterCart Standard model features 270 ft2 of filtration surface area and general purpose extraction hood. The FilterCart Original model offers a 376 ft2 particle filter as well as a built-in halogen spotlight. The FilterCart Carbon model has 300 cfm air handling through 44 lbs of activated carbon. All systems are low maintenance and portable. Nederman Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-609



The company's gas metering valve is designed to be a direct-acting proportional SERVOID(R) valve, providing linear proportional control of the metering orifice, which yields linear proportional flow. The product features a suspended-armature design that is reportedly reliable and results in low hysteresis. The valve can be calibrated for use at supply pressures up to 100 psig; and flow rates up to 1,500 SCFH of natural gas at a 10-psid pressure drop are possible, according to the company. South Bend Controls, Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-610


Replace multiple valve installations

The double block-and-bleed valves' design reportedly allows for an easy transition from process to instrumental systems in one compact valve assembly. Each piece contains a primary isolation valve with a variety of secondary block-and-bleed valves. The valves' benefits over traditional systems may include fewer leak points and reduced mass. They are available in sizes ranging from 0.50 to 2 inches, and rated to temperatures from -50 to +400F, with pressure ratings in the 150- to 2,500-lb class. Swagelokhttp://rbi.ims.ca/3857-611


Vibration- and pulsation-resistant

The Type 316 stainless steel pressure gauge is available in many single-scale pressure ranges. These ranges include 0-30 psig, 0-60 psig, 0-160 psig, as well as 0-200 psig. The instrument, designed to withstand vibration, pulsation, and mechanical shock, is also available in a vacuum version for 30-0 Hg, and a compound scale model is available for the pressure range of 30 Hg-60 psig. According to the company, the gauge is designed specifically for such applications as chemical process, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food, beverage, pulp, as well as paper manufacturing. Spirax Sarco Inc.http://rbi.ims.ca/3857-612

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