New Literature

Sept. 1, 2008
NLB Corp. has introduced a new water jet accessory catalog and updated on-line quoting system that make it easy to find the right accessory for an application.

Water jet accessories

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NLB Corp. has introduced a new water jet accessory catalog and updated on-line quoting system that make it easy to find the right accessory for an application. The printed catalog, 40% bigger than the previous edition, is available at no charge from NLB. An on-line version is posted on the company's website,, which also features an updated RFQ section. Among the new accessories are field-repairable lances and rotating nozzles rated up to 40,000 psi, rotary hose devices, and 3-D tank cleaning heads. The catalog also has a greatly expanded section for couplings and fittings, a variety of application photos and hook-up drawings, and all necessary specifications and ordering information. A comprehensive reference section includes nozzle flow charts, thrust and pressure drop tables, and English/metric conversions. NLB Corp., Wixom, MI, 248-624-5555, www.

Sight glasses

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A just-released 20-page application handbook from L.J. Star provides extensive technical information and guidelines for the specification, installation and maintenance of sight glasses in chemical and pharmaceutical processing plants. The illustrated "Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sight Glass Application Handbook" spans the full scope of the subject from descriptions of common glass formulations to design factors, to a step-by-step checklist for installation and maintenance. Key physical and chemical parameters of various types of glass are explored and related to the needs of processing plants. Primary attention is given to soda-lime glass and borosilicate glass because they are the types most commonly used in industry. The topics of discussion include operating temperature limits, chemical corrosion resistance and pressure tolerance.
L.J. Star Inc., Twinsburg, OH, 330-405-3040,

Pumping systems

Viking Pump's new website has been designed with the consultant and engineer in mind. The site includes an enhanced literature section, new engineering resources, search functionality and 3D pump models in PDF/IGES/STEP/SAT formats for easy integration into custom system projects. The sites' enhanced literature section highlights product and market specific brochures, product catalog sections, dimensional drawings and service manuals. The Engineering Resources includes a library of documents, a liquid list and the Viking® Pump Selector. Other downloadable tools include the Lid-Ease® Strainer Selector, Energy Savings Calculator and the Viking Uconeer Unit Conversion Software for Engineers. The new search function provides matches from the entire website when using partial series nomenclature. Viking Pump, a Unit of IDEX Corp.Cedar Falls, IA, 319-266-1741,

Monitoring instruments

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Blue Ribbon Sales & Services has released new literature on its product and has redesigned its website. For over 35 years, the company has been manufacturing and providing technically advanced instruments to the water and wastewater industry. In 1999, the company patented The Birdcage® Lift Station Level Transmitter. Since this time, Blue Ribbon has expanded its product line to include a variety of instruments, including products from its parent company, GP:50. Blue Ribbon Sales & Services Corp.,

Monitoring instruments

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Electro-chemical Devices has published its new S10 & S17 Analytical Sensors Brochure. The ECD S10 & S17 Product Family consists of two unique sensor designs and replaceable electrode cartridges. Both rely on the company's replaceable electrode cartridges to measure pH, ORP, specific ion (pION), dissolved oxygen, conductivity and resistivity. The S10 Sensor is an immersion or an insertion style sensor, and the S17 is a valve retractable style sensor. They are fully re-buildable and feature a 316 stainless steel body that incorporates the sensing element, a temperature module and a signal conditioner with cabling. Electro-Chemical Devices Inc., Yorba Linda, CA, 800-729-1333,

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