New Products

Sept. 1, 2008
The Heise® handheld pressure calibrator offers practical, state-of-the-art features specifically designed to meet modern line-test application requirements.

Pressure calibrator

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The Heise® handheld pressure calibrator offers practical, state-of-the-art features specifically designed to meet modern line-test application requirements. With the Quick Select® modular sensor system, the PTE-1 can be configured to measure ranges from 0-.25" H2O to 0-10,000 psi. Quick Select interface modules add temperature measurement with RTDs or thermocouples, while on-board jacks provide measurement of voltage and current (mA). Two sensor bays and a twin LCD provide simultaneous display of any two measurements. Application specific features support common calibration tasks such as setting pressure switches and relief valves and calibrating pressure transducers. Ashcroft Inc., Stratford, CT, 203-385-0480,

Laser methane detector

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Crowcon has extended its agreement with the technology development arm of a major Japanese gas utility to offer the new LaserMethane® mini (LMm) methane leak detector in North America. Weighing just 600g and measuring W70mm x H179mm x D42mm, the ATEX-approved handheld unit provides users with a long range instrument capable of detecting ppm levels of methane from a distance of up to 100 meters. With advances including automatic ranging, colour LCD, five hour battery, extended temperature range and IP54, it complements the previously launched LaserMethane® Detector (LMD) and utilizes the next generation of Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS). Crowcon Detection Instruments, Erlanger, KY, 800-527-6926,


The ENCON Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) Evaporator is a breakthrough in wastewater recovery technology that converts dirty wastewater into high quality distilled water for only 1-2 cents per gallon. These systems have a compact footprint with standard evaporation capacities of 40-1,800 gph (and larger with custom systems). They're highly automated for unattended around-the-clock operation including CIP systems that remove scale on heat transfer surfaces to ensure high efficiency. Made of 316SS, other alloys are available for more corrosive applications. Typical applications include: oily water coolants and lubricants, washwaters, rinsewaters, RO reject, cooling tower blowdown, printed circuit board assembly waters, salt and brackish waters, treated process waters and groundwater. ENCON Evaporators, Manchester, NH, 603-624-5110,

Chemical pump

Watson-Marlow Bredel launches its 520RE peristaltic pump for chemical injection applications with expanded pressure capabilities. The combination LoadSure® tube elements and pumphead design allows it to be utilized in applications requiring accurate metering, dosing and transferring of harsh chemicals, including sodium hypochlorite, ferric chloride, sodium bisulfite, fluoride, carbon and lime slurries, polymers, aqueous ammonia, potassium permanganate and caustic slurries. The series offers flows from 5 gph at 30 psi to 7 gph at 100 psi. Watson-Marlow Bredel, Wilmington, MA, 800-282-8823,

Valve actuators

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Asahi expands its line of pneumatic and electric actuation products with a range of options and communication packages that include solenoids for on/off applications, positioning devices for modulating applications, and auxiliary limit switches for position indication (also used for safety interlock). Its Series 79 Pneumatic Actuators for quarter turn ball and butterfly valves provide accurate control, especially in corrosive applications. The units are compact, yet durable and available in output torques from 60 to 17,000 inch-pounds based on an 80-psi air supply. Three standard actuator materials are offered: glass reinforced polyamide, cataphoresis and rilsan coated cast aluminum alloy, and 316SS; all of which incorporate ISO and NAMUR mounting configurations for simple installation of accessories. Asahi/America Inc., Malden, MA, 877-242-7244,

Level sensors

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LPU-2428 Loop Powered Ultrasonic Level Sensors from Automation Products Group are now CSA certified for use in Class I, Div. 1, Groups C and D, and Class I, Zone 0, Group IIB hazardous locations. The sensors feature microprocessor control to internally perform volume, flow, and totalization calculations. They provide a 1-25 ft. detection range on liquids and 1-10 ft. detection range on solids. They're well suited for environmental monitoring, water and wastewater control, and liquid tank measurement applications, as well as other industrial and process control applications where liquid volume or flow needs to be monitored and controlled. Automation Products Group Inc., Logan, UT, 888-525-7300,

Meter security

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Abloy Security offers the new Shut-Out® Defender, a security device to prevent the redirection of piping to bypass water meters. The device fits snugly over the meter coupling nut, defending against theft of water. The system features a High Security Abloy® cylinder with steel body and hardened steel, chrome-plated face. The locks are suited for all types of weather ranging from freezing to coastal environments since all component parts are highly resistant to wear, dirt, moisture, corrosion and freezing. Abloy Security Inc.,Irving, TX, 800-367-4598,

UV-resistant tank

A specially engineered thermoplastic tank designed for storage and transfer of corrosive fluids is now available for outdoor service. Made of UV-resistant black polypropylene, this 800-gal. tank can be placed in or above the ground, even in direct sunlight. All molded and extruded components are from polypropylene resin specially compounded with a powerful UV inhibitor. Two Vanton thermoplastic sump pumps made of similar plastic and equipped with level controls safely collect and transfer corrosive waste to be treated or neutralized. Vanton Pump & Equipment Corp., Hillside, NJ, 908-688-4216, www.vanton.comCircle No. 153 on Reader Service Card

Food & beverage filterbags

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Eaton Filtration's CLEARGAF™ is the first series of filter bags specifically designed for requirements of the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. Offered in several filter styles, it's the only filter bag to deliver fully FDA-compliant materials per 21CFR177; fully EC compliant materials per 90/128/EEC; independent testing and certification; and special single packaging and warehouse control. Compliant materials assure compatibility with all food applications and low migration media minimizes substances introduced to fluids. Single packaging in protective plastic keeps bags free from contamination during shipping, storage, and installation. Eaton Filtration LLC, Iselin, NJ, 800-656-3344,

RO system controller

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ESDI's new Model 250C reverse osmosis system controller is low-cost, reliable and ideal for manufacturers of industrial & commercial water purification systems wanting to lower production costs by outsourcing electronic controls. The controller maintains water tank level, has a lockout input for pre-treatment regeneration, and features low-pressure shutdown, etc. It controls inlet and flush valves rated at 24VAC, 5W. Pump output is an isolated power relay rated at 240VAC, 2HP (20Amp). The controller also incorporates several flush cycles to help membrane life, along with other features that make it cost effective and easy to use. Electronic Systems Design Inc., San Fernando, CA, 818-365-0864,

Optoacoustic gas sensor

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The OptoAcoustic Gas Detector GLD-OA-01 is a point flammable gas detector, UL-certified for use in potentially explosive atmospheres Class I Division 1. The sensor offers excellent measurement accuracy, reduced routine maintenance and failsafe operation. It's a self-contained gas sensor that provides continuous monitoring of combustible gas leaks in the concentration range of 0-100% of the Lower Explosion Limit (LEL). Available now for methane (natural gas), hydrocarbons and CO2 for indoor and outdoor installations (with H2S, HCl and NH3 to be added next year). Carthago International Solutions Inc., Astoria, NY, 212-217-2222,

Alarm & notification software

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Exele TopView® process alarm software has several new features to help water and wastewater treatment plants. Working seamlessly where SCADA, PLC, OPC, and historians are established, it constantly monitors process measurements from instruments and devices plantwide and automatically sends alarm messages to designated personnel via cell phones, email, pagers, PCs and other smart devices when a problem is detected. New features include availability of summary reports of alarms and conditions that occurred during user-designated time periods; alarm limit deadbands to provide alarm hysteresis; and an ability to assign alarm priorities to each monitored measurement point. Exele Information Systems Inc., East Rochester, NY, 585-385-9740,

Bearing lubricants

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Metallized Carbon, a global leader in oil-free, self-lubricating materials, offers Metcar® grades M-161 and M-162 mechanical materials for running at elevated temperatures (up to 350° F). These unique carbon/graphite Babbit impregnated materials are designed to operate in difficult environments where conventional lubricating methods can't be used. This proprietary Babbitt Bearing Materials impregnation provides excellent wear resistance and enhanced lubrication for bearings and thrust washers for submerged and dry environments. Metallized Carbon Corp., Ossining, NY, 914-941-3738,

Bin activators, feeders

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Metalfab Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems combine a rugged, durable Bin Activator with a secondary baffle that vibrates at a separate amplitude to guarantee continuous flow of product, and a MetaTech™ Feeder and unique agitator/conditioner screw that completely fills the product feed screw for accuracies of +1-1½%. Bin activators are available in 2'-16' dia. and feeders are available in 1"-6" screw sizes in a choice of carbon steel, 304 or 316SS. Systems inclusive of all ancillary equipment, including level probes, and controls can be configured to meet any water/wastewater treatment requirement. Applications include lime slurry feed.Metalfab Inc., Vernon, NJ, 800-764-2999,

Humidity control analysis

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Now part of Niagara Blower, humidity control specialist Kathabar introduces the Economic Value Comparison™ (EVC) program to help owners and engineers select dehumidification systems. The evaluation compares liquid and dry desiccant dehumidification systems with conventional refrigeration using first cost, installation cost and operating costs. This complimentary EVC service is prepared using specific ASHRAE local weather data, customers' actual energy costs and system operating schedule. Kathabar liquid desiccant systems can offer the added benefits of energy recovery and utility cost savings. With an integrated systems approach, this equipment can efficiently use waste heat and support on-site power generation and cogeneration. Kathabar Dehumidification Systems, Buffalo, NY, 716-875-2000,

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