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Jan. 1, 2010
Smith & Loveless has introduced its new Pista® Turbo™ Grit Washer with Tri-Cleanse Technology™, the newest addition to the Pista® Grit Removal System family.
Grit washer

Smith & Loveless has introduced its new Pista® Turbo™ Grit Washer with Tri-Cleanse Technology™, the newest addition to the Pista® Grit Removal System family. The system boasts grit retention of 95 percent down to 140 mesh particle size, and drier, cleaner grit with less putrescible organic material. It offers a sleeker design and maintains a smaller total footprint compared to bulkier European-style grit washers.
Smith & Loveless Inc., Lenexa, KS, 913-888-5201,

Pressure sensor

American Sensor Technologies offers the new AST5100 Wet / Wet differential pressure sensor for measurement ranges as low as 0 to 5 inches of water column (0 to 0.18 PSI) and up to 0 to 15 PSID. AST uses a Macro Sensors LVDT (Linear Variable Differential Transformer) to measure the movement of bellows and digitally amplifies the signal with new electronics. The LVDT provides accurate, repeatable measurements as low as a few millionths of an inch. The AST5100 is compensated from 0 to 55°C (30 to 130°F) using the same electronics as the AST20HA pressure transducer.
American Sensor Technologies Inc., Mt. Olive, NJ, 973-448-1901,

Master testing gauges

Ashcroft has engineered the Type 1082 and 1084 test gauges for sustained accuracy and reliability. Available in 4 ½”, 6” and 8 ½” diameters, the Type 1082 boasts ~0.25%FS accuracy in ranges from vacuum through 10,000 psi. An external zero adjuster, temperature compensation and Monel® wetted parts ensure precision and media compatibility. For field calibration, the 3” Type 1084 “pocket” test gauge is the smallest portable master gauge available, covering ranges to 1000 psi with 0.5%FS accuracy.
Ashcroft, 800-328-8258,

Oil spill detection

Slick Sleuth™ Oil Spill Detection & Alarm Systems are used for detection, early warning and prevention of accidental spills. The optical sensor detects small amounts of oil and can be configured to automatically shut off pumps or valves, activate alarms and provide remote alert notification. The non-contact design is ideal for remote deployment in rugged settings. It is sensitive to the detection of crude, turbine, lube, hydraulic, fuel and most other hydrocarbon derivatives on water, dry concrete or ground surfaces.
InterOcean Systems Inc., 858-565-8400,

Ortho-Phosphorous analyzer

ASA Analytics has introduced the ChemScan® mini oP analyzer, a new low cost process analyzer for ortho-Phosphorous analysis. Analysis of ortho-Phosphorous offers substantial benefits for plant operators, including the information needed to improve plant efficiency, reduce energy consumption and minimize chemical costs. Major applications include feed control for chemical Phosphorous removal in wastewater and regulation of corrosion control chemicals in drinking water.
ASA Analytics, Waukesha, WI, 262-717-9500.

Boiler controller

The MicroVision Boiler Controller delivers comprehensive boiler water control with ‘plug & play’ simplicity. This latest addition to the MicroVision family of controllers is configured specifically for boiler water control, and uses intuitive software which provides simple set-up. Features of this device include a reliable temperature compensated conductivity probe, five output relays with selectable timers, scalable 4-20mA output to report conductivity, hall-effect and pulse water meter inputs and digital drum levels or a flow switch.
Pulsafeeder Inc., Punta Gorda, FL, 800-333-6677,

Level monitoring

BinMaster Level Controls has introduced BinLink® – a Web-Based monitoring solution for bins, tanks and silos that enables remote wireless inventory management of stored material from any computer connected to the Internet anywhere in the world. The core components of the solution are the company’s SmartBob2 and SmartBob-TS1 sensors mounted on the bins, a wireless or wired data communications network, a gateway to provide connectivity to a personal computer or IP network, and data collection software that can be viewed by any authorized individual via an Internet connection.
BinMaster Level Controls, Lincoln, NE, 800-278-4241,

Butterfly valves

GF Piping Systems has announced expansion of its large diameter size range for the Type 567 Butterfly Valve to include sizes 14”-16”. The new size range features a double eccentric off-center design and excellent chemical compatibility. The off-center shaft allows the disc to completely disengage from the disc seal, even when partially open. This results in reduced seal friction for longer service life. The double eccentric design requires only about half the torque of a traditional boot design, which decreases wear on the disc seal to further enhance product life. GF Piping Systems, Tustin, CA, 800-854-4090,

Water products

The new Thermo Scientific Waterbook showcases the diverse portfolio of Thermo Scientific laboratory water purification products. The 76-page Waterbook includes a comprehensive introduction to lab water impurities and purification technologies, as well as a section devoted to helping customers identify purification products uniquely designed to support their specific scientific application needs.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.,

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