Krohne has introduced its UFM 3030 ultrasonic flowmeters, a new generation of 3-beam inline liquid ultrasonic flowmeters. The flowmeters' Digital Signal Processing improves accuracy, reliability and repeatability of the flow measurement. The flowmeters work independently of fluid conductivity and withstand high pressure, making them ideal for boiler feedwater application.
Flowserve Corp. has launched a new severe service control valve, the Multi-Z. The valve is designed specifically to handle high-pressure- drop applications where entrained solids are a problem, and is ideal for system start-up and boiler-feed water recirculation. The only valve certified and tested by a boiler feed-pump manufacturer, the Multi-Z features a multistage trim design that eliminates cavitation and provides extended trim life. The addition of a unique venturi outlet nozzle provides further trim and seat protection from high velocity, cavitation and flashing.
Goulds Pumps, an ITT Industries Company, has recently introduced the Model 3355, a multi-stage pump designed for a wide range of high pressure services including: boiler feed, reverse osmosis, and many more.
Seneca Falls, NY
WesTech's ultrafiltration systems featuring the Polymem UF120S2 hollow fiber membrane modules provide consistently high finished water quality to meet the strict process treatment needs of boiler feedwater applications. Using the ultrafilter ahead of RO & deionization equipment permits higher design flux and less frequent cleaning & regeneration.
WesTech Engineering, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
Ionics offers Electrodeionization (EDI) technology, which provides high capacity boiler feed water, making it an ideal solution for power applications. EDI is a continuous process for producing high-purity water using ion-exchange membranes, resins and electricity. Direct current (DC) is the driving force for removing ionized and ionizable species from the feed stream, while continuously regenerating the resin pack. EDI, in combination with reverse osmosis as pretreatment, strips away more than 99.9% of feedwater ions, significantly outperforming both double-pass RO and straight deionization (DI).
Scale Free International has introduced the patented "Scale Defender" and "Tower Defender" systems. The products eliminate the need for chemicals in boilers, cooling towers, chillers and heat exchangers. Patented microprocessor controls alter the positive nature of process water to a negative or neutral state eliminating scale formation and addressing microbial concerns without the use of magnets.
Scale Free International, LLC
Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors, manufactured by Membrana, have been used for 10+ years for removing gases from liquids. O2 removal to 1 ppb and CO2 removal to 1 ppm in the semiconductor, power, pharmaceutical, medical/analytical, beverage, photographic and other industries are common applications. Designed to tolerate high pressures and temperatures, the contactors process flow rates from < 10 ml/min to hundreds of M3/hr. The contactors maximize contact area and fluid dynamics for the highest-possible efficiency.
Membrana, a Div. of Celgard, Inc.
Charlotte, NC 28273
The X-ID® Firetube Economizer, available from Kentube, a lightweight heat recovery system specifically for smaller firetube boiler applications. The system features internally ribbed tubing which improves efficiency. Because the flue gases stay inside the tubes, the system can handle boiler load changes and eliminates the need for expensive flue gas bypasses. And because of its cylindrical design, it adapts to the boiler opening or stack, thus eliminating costly transitions.
Nicholson Steam Trap now offers its NFT Series Free Float Steam Traps for use on process equipment such as heat exchanger and reboilers, as well as steam lines, steam cookers, steam heated vats and a host of petrochemical applications. Available in sizes 1/2'' through 2'', with flanged, screwed or socketweld end connections, for pressures to 650 PSIG and temperatures to 750 degrees F, the steam traps are ideal for both low and super high capacity applications. They perform equally well at both low (less than 20 PSIG) and high pressures and come with a 3-year warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Stainless steel internal components protect against erosion and corrosion.
Nicholson Steam Trap
A new brochure highlighting USFilter's PowerMax™ Series equipment is now available. The 12-page brochure describes the series' features and benefits, and illustrates the various pre-treatment, demineralization and condensate polishing technologies available for these customized systems. Tables for each technology offer guidelines on choosing the best one for specific applications and water quality requirements. Designed specifically for the power industry, the equipment converts influent surface, well or gray water into high-quality water suitable for boiler feedwater, Nox control, turbine fogging, cooling tower makeup and steam condensate polishing.
Boiler water testing
Taylor Technologies recently added the K-1693 to its line of products for industrial water analysts. The new combination kit features tests in ranges specifically designed for today's high- and low-pressure steam boilers using polymer treatment for scale control and sludge conditioning. The kit allows testing of P/T alkalinity (1 drop = 10 ppm CaCO3), chloride (1 drop = 10 ppm Cl-), total hardness (1 drop = 10 ppm CaCO3), trace hardness (1 drop = 0.5 ppm CaCO3), sulfite (1 drop = 10 ppm Na2SO3), and polymer (0, 2, 5, 7, and 10 ppm free polyacrylic acid).
Taylor Technologies, Inc.
Hach's Series 5000 High Range Phosphate Analyzer is used in applications involving boiler and cooling water, and other processes where phosphate-containing additives are used to treat industrial water. The analyzer's pump-free operation delivers reagents with minimal maintenance. The device can operate for 30 days with the automatic calibration feature. An accessible grab-sample cell allows accuracy checks at any time, while the self-diagnostics features continuously monitor operation. These features include alarms that halt operations when sample flow is interrupted and restart operations when flow is restored.
Sensorex is now offering a line of stainless steel conductivity sensors ideally suited for boiler blowdown and other high temperature conductivity applications. Two models with 3/4'' threaded bodies provide the user a choice of insertion depths for in-line mounting. Model CS675HTTC has 1'' insertion depth suited for mounting the sensor in a 3/4'' tee. Model CS676HTTC offers 3'' insertion depth and is suited for mounting the sensor in a 1'' steel cross. All models can also be supplied with optional automatic temperature compensation (ATC). Cell constants available include 1.0 and 1.5.
Garden Grove, CA
Ion exchange resins
The ion exchange resin business, a key unit of Dow Liquid Separations, has successfully obtained global ISO 9001:2000 certification, reinforcing Dow's commitment to the ion exchange market. The certification is a significant achievement as it demonstrates the company's integration of an effective quality management system within the ion exchange business. Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance, working on behalf of The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) awarded the certificate for the Midland, MI, resins plant, as well as plants in Italy and Germany.
Dow Chemical Co.