Until now those wanting outdoor air quality information have been limited to using diffusion tubes which are variable in accuracy and unable to give real-time data or optical reference analysers, which lack portability and are hugely expensive. The S500 ENV meets the need for accurate real-time air quality information in a portable lightweight package that is easily affordable for short term studies, hot-spot monitoring, and taking intermittent measurements.
The S500 ENV comes equipped with a lithium battery capable of 8 hours continuous operation before charging is required, and can log over 8,100 measurements – more than enough for a full day in the field. Customers can choose from a range of interchangeable sensor heads including nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, hydrogen sulphide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, and VOCs. A simple to use software package lets them download and manipulate data on their PC. And by adding the water and dust proof enclosure, the S500 ENV can be left in situ for a number of days, allowing for trend data to be captured.
World Water Works, Inc.
www RESOURCE DAF
www RESOURCE DAF
World Water Works, Inc. announces the availability of its new www/RESOURCE DAF, a next generation dissolved air flotation (DAF) system that handles flows from 5,000 to 8,000 gallons per minute (gpm) and is ideal for industries ranging from food processing, to desalination pretreatment, to textiles, to petroleum, and beyond. Pilot treatment plants are available and thorough bench testing and pilot treatability studies are conducted to guarantee results.
With a high total dissolved solids (TDS) and saltwater tolerance, www/RESOURCE DAF provides the flexibility to outperform traditional DAFs and ensure longevity. Heavy duty durable polypropylene construction allows operation over a wide temperature range and pH range of 2-13, so the system offers tremendous treatment flexibility. The system’s design guarantees low operational and maintenance costs. Consistent and reliable performance ensures compliance with government regulations.
The www/RESOURCE DAF system uses DAG (Dissolved Air Generator) technology, which allows the removal of fine insoluble materials by generating 5-12 micron bubbles, the finest in the industry. The DAG system achieves saturation efficiencies that approach 100 percent at low energy consumption. This performance has been documented through upgrades of existing systems that show the new DAG technology improves performance while reducing energy costs by more than 50 percent.
Bionomic Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of proven air pollution abatement, product, and heat recovery technologies, has announced the first major breakthrough NOx control chemistry for a wide range of scrubber system operations and applications.
Unlike typical NOx sulfide/caustic control chemistry, low toxicity BIONOxSOLVER will not liberate flammable and dangerous hydrogen sulfide gas at pH use conditions and its special proprietary formulation of powerful nitrogen dioxide reducing agents can achieve over 33% greater removal efficiency with a simple addition to caustic.
Typical applications include removal of nitrogen dioxide emissions from catalyst calcining and preparation, precious metals dissolving, acid dipping and pickling of metals, silicon wafer and circuit board etching, nitrite and nitrate chemical production, medicinal production, nitric acid storage and purging, and nitrogen dioxide removal.
Fluid Components International
The ST100 Series Flow Meter sets a new industry benchmark in process and plant air/gas flow measurement, delivering unsurpassed adaptability and value to meet plant gas flow measurement applications for today and tomorrow.
The ST100 Flow Meter’s graphical, multivariable, backlit LCD display/readout brings new meaning to the term “process information”. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive information with continuous display of all process measurements and alarm status, and the ability to interrogate for service diagnostics.
The user-friendly ST100 stores up to five unique calibration groups to accommodate broad flow ranges, differing mixtures of the same gas and multiple gases, and obtains up to 1000:1 turndown. An optional, patent-pending SpectraCal Gas Equivalency calibration method lets users select and switch between 10 common gases. An on-board data logger with an easily accessible, removable 2-GB micro-SD memory card capable of storing 21 million readings comes standard.
The ST100 offers three different types of flow sensors to best match user applications. The fast-response FPC-style is a fast response features an integral flow conditioner and protective shroud optimized for compressed air and clean gas applications. The fast-response, general purpose FP-style features a protective shroud and is the sensor used with FCI’s VeriCal in-situ calibration option. For wet or dirty gases, or erratic flows, the unshrouded S-style facilitates easy cleaning and provides a smoothed response.
The ST100 can be calibrated to measure virtually any process gas, including wet gas, mixed gases and dirty gases. The basic insertion style air/gas meter features a thermal flow sensing element that measures flow from 0.25 to 1000 SFPS (0.07 NMPS to 305 NMPS) with accuracy of ±0.75 percent of reading, ±0.5 percent of full scale.
Designed for rugged industrial processes and plants, ST100 Flow Meters include service up to 850ºF and are available with both integral and remote (up to 1000 feet) electronics versions. The ST100 is agency approved for hazardous environments, including the entire instrument, the transmitter and the rugged, NEMA 4X/IP67 rated enclosure. Instrument approvals in addition to ATEX and IECEx include FM and FMc.
Valco Instruments Co. Inc.
Model DV22 Mini Diaphragm Valve
Model DV22 Mini Diaphragm Valve
VICI’s Microvolume Diaphragm Valve by Valco Instuments, Co. Inc. (VICI) is designed for trouble-free use in applications that require minimal maintenance and maximum lifetime, making it the ideal choice for the process industry, automated lab analyzers, and continuous-monitoring environmental analyses. Three configurations are available: a 4 port internal loop sample injector, a 6 port external loop sampling/switching valve, and the industry’s first 10 port multifunctional diaphragm valve.
Lifetime for the DV22 can exceed 1,000,000 cycles at ambient temperature/300 psi or 500,000 cycles at 175°C/300 psi. The standard valve is for applications in which the sample is above ambient pressure, but it can also be used with sub-ambient pressures, such as when the sample is pulled through the valve by vacuum.
Actuator air (40-50 psi) is supplied to a side port with 10-32 female threads, permitting use of a variety of compression or barbed fittings. A 3-way solenoid is required for actuation, which may be ordered separately.Maintenance procedures are greatly simplified, since the valve is held together by a single screw and locating pins insure proper alignment.
Plasma Etch, Inc. has developed a technology called the Magna Series(patent pending) that eliminates the need of CF4 gas that is presently used by printed circuit board manufacturers throughout the world with the use of plasma etching systems for desmear and etchback processing applications.
The Magna Series Technology is a great achievement and advancement in the protection of the global environment and preservation of our ozone layer. The new product eliminates the need of CF4 gases, does not require the use of O2 bottles, and uses less power than traditional plasma etching systems that are currently in use.
Plasma Etch reports the Magna Series has also set new market standards in several other key areas. The new technology provides faster etch times, lower operating cost, and process uniformity that is not achievable by using existing technologies.
SM100 Sampling Pump Module
SM100 Sampling Pump Module
The new SM100 Sampling Pump Module from General Monitors draws combustible or toxic gases at 0.05 to 1 LPM from monitored areas to a gas detector, making it easier and more cost effective to measure potentially hazardous gases in areas that are too remote, inaccessible, cold, hot, or wet for direct sensor monitoring.
The user-friendly SM100 Sampling Pump Module supplies gas for up to three gas detectors, which is useful for monitoring multiple gases in a single line. The SM100 features a low flow indicator that informs the end user if flow is insufficient for gas detection. The product also includes a trouble relay that provides a local signal indication of the low flow condition.
The SM100 Sampling Pump Module reduces plant operating costs by simplifying operation and maintenance. The product’s rugged design and 316-stainless steel construction make it suitable for gas detection service in a variety of harsh industrial environments. Areas particularly suited for monitoring with the SM100 include ducts carrying combustible or toxic gas, wet wells, sewage dryers, printing drying ovens, and storage tanks.
The SM100 is available in two configurations, an aspirated model that is used with a compressed air source and a DC pump module. The aspirated model is designed for use with instrument grade aspirator air, up to a max aspirator pressure of 30 psig (206 kPa).
The SM100 operates at a wide temperature range of -4°F to +131°F (-20°C to +55°C) and at a humidity range of 15-95% RH, non-condensing. Its enclosure is C-UL-US approved and designed for use in Class I, Div. 1, Groups A, B, C & D.
Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector
Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector
The new Digital Refrigerant Leak Detector (RLD400) from General Tools & Instruments has a proprietary semiconductor sensor, and is built to detect all commercially available HFC, HFO, HC, HCFC, and CFC refrigerant gases, including many new ozone layer-friendly blends, such as R-22 and R-1234yf, approved under the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).
This instrument is ideal for inspecting and maintaining mobile and stationary air conditioners, refrigerators, chillers, and heat pumps. It meets SAE J2791 and J2913 standards and European standard EN14624. The RLD400 effectively pinpoints leaks, providing these benefits:
· Prevents compressor, evaporator, and condenser damage caused by air and moisture entering a system.
· Saves money by precluding repeated system recharges and inefficient cooling operation.
· Helps large system operators meet U.S. Clean Air Act leak repair timetable standards.
· Inhibits further depletion of the ozone layer.
The RLD400’s lifespan of its proprietary semiconductor sensor is more than 300 hours of operation or 10 years of normal use. A true mechanical pump draws in samples, which increases sensitivity. Three sensitivity levels let users choose the right level for specific environments. Triple-redundant leak indication—a loud, fast beep; a bright flashing LED; and a relative digital leak size readout—make it easy to identify and characterize leaks in any setting.
The RLD400’s automatic calibration and reset ensures accurate leak readings not distorted by ambient levels. In addition, a leak test vial containing a refrigerant sample allows users to easily confirm the instrument is operating correctly. And with its durable construction and padded hard plastic carrying case, the RLD400 is built to survive punishing tasks and harsh environments.
Baghouse Performance Analyzer and Controller
Baghouse Performance Analyzer and Controller
FilterSense’s B-PAC series of Baghouse Performance Analyzers & Controllers has a combination of features to help powder processing, air pollution control and dust collection users meet regulatory compliance while simultaneously reducing operating costs and improving the process.
The controller tightly integrates control, sensing and high speed digital signal analysis to provide time and money saving diagnostics including: the ability to detect/locate filter leaks weeks before emissions are visible; the ability to detect/locate failed pulse solenoids that can lead to plugged filters; and the ability to instantly detect/locate ruptured or frozen pulse-jet diaphragms. The controller also provides intelligent filter cleaning which extends filter life and lowers emissions while reducing compressed air use by 15-40% over traditional PLC programming and up to 90% over continuous cleaning.
Optional software provides enhanced process control features and further automation of compliance record keeping. A series of models for small cartridge collectors to large multi-compartment baghouses are available. The controllers are easy-to-use, high quality, heavy duty products designed for long-life in harsh process environments. A range of analog and digital I/O is available as well as all major fieldbuses including Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, DeviceNet and Profibus, etc.
Traceable Digital Thermometer
Control Company's Traceable Digital Hygrometer/Thermometer/Dew Point instrument provides a response time of under 10 seconds with a resolution of 0.01% RH, 0.01°F/°C, and 0.01° dew point °F/°C. It samples one-and-a-half times per second. Results are reported in both °F and °C from –40.00 to 220.0°F (–40.00 to 104.0°C) temperature, and from –40.00 to 140.0°F (–40.00 to 60.00°C) dew point. Temperature resolution is 0.01° with an accuracy of ±0.4°C. High and low alarms can be programmed in dew point/frost point, temperature, and humidity. When an out-of-range condition is sensed, an alarm sounds and the display flashes. Computer output permits data to be captured, transferred, stored, and printed. Memory recalls both minimum and maximum readings in dew point/frost point, temperature, and humidity at any time.
TUFF Air Sampling Pumps
Casella CEL offers its TUFF line of personal air sampling pumps that feature a sealed case with over-molding that protects it from damaging moisture, extreme temperatures, solvents, and impact. Pumps possess a flow range from 5 ml/min to 4.5 l/min, and incorporate a double-acting diaphragm mechanism with digital control. Pump operation is guided by an intuitive user interface displaying real-time flow, sampled volume with run duration, a simple battery "fuel gauge" and alarm for flow or battery fault conditions. Typical run times of more than 30 hours (depending on media and flow rate) and meet applicable NIOSH and EN requirements.
Hi-Flo ES is a high-efficiency ASHRAE grade pocket filter that uses 27 to 50 percent less HVAC energy and has 25 to 30 percent longer service life than competitive filters. ASHRAE grade pocket filters combine three factors critical to commercial buyers – low total cost of operation, longer service life and the ability to operate without a prefilter. Key to the performance of the Hi-Flo ED is a high-lofted, air laid micro fiberglass media and a unique pocket configuration.
Compact Odor Control System
BioAir Solutions’ EcoPure® Mini is a compact dual-technology odor control system that uses the company’s EcoBase™ structured, synthetic biotricking filter media. It eliminates hydrogen sulfide and volatle organic compounds without using hazardous chemicals. The system can handle airstreams ranging from 50 to 1,000 cfm and comes pre-installed on a stainless steel skid, making installation possible in less than a day.
MIDAC’s open path Fourier transform infrared spectrometers can measure extreme path lengths, which enables users to analyze methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide with up to single-digit ppb detection limits. A 60-inch source array sends an infrared beam to a receiving telescope that can be more than a kilometer away; the spectrometer measures the air between them.
Catalytic Products International Inc.
Ammonia Abatement System
Catalytic Products International Inc.'s VANGUARD Ammonia Abatement System is custom-manufactured as one modular package that features a combined catalytic oxidizer and NOx reduction system. The system can be economically applied with many industrial and chemical processes that exhaust ammonia and organic compounds where NOx emissions are of concern and are designed to remove ammonia (and ammonia derivatives) from either a liquid waste stream or from a vapor exhaust. This product was entered in Environmental Protection's 2010 New Product of the Year award program under the Air Quality category.