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Articles Tagged with ''breakthrough products''

‘No-static’ material-handling hose eliminates electrostatic discharge consequences

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“Hose arcing” occurs when static generated inside a hose overloads the dielectric strength of the hose tube. This propagating of brush discharge is a problem in process industries.
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The absorption issue

Kevin Parker
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This December 2012 issue of Processing magazine is the first time this editor has had the pleasure of working on its annual Breakthrough Products awards.
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A peristaltic pump for chemical metering nixes valve maintenance

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Watson-Marlow says its Qdos 30 pump range, introduced this June, is the first peristaltic pump specified for chemical-metering applications. The pump is said to deliver accurate, linear and repeatable flow performance from 0.0002 to 8.0 gallons per hour (GPH) at 100 PSI. There are no seals or valves in the flow path to clog, leak or corrode.
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Valves for highly abrasive, heavy-duty material handling

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Salina, Kan.-based Vortex Valves engineers and manufactures slide gates, diverters and iris valves for handling dry bulk powders, pellets, granules and aggregates. Since 1977, it has worked with 15,000 plants in the food, chemical, mineral, mining and power generation industries.
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A better way to degrade a sludge-like liquid

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The BioCrack system, Vogelsang says, increases the efficiency of the anaerobic digestion process. Improved efficiency means more gas volume produced in a shorter time, with less residual waste. A German company, Vogelsang has a manufacturing plant in Ravenna, Ohio.
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Collect unknown wastes or transfer ultrapure fluids

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A non-metallic Mobile Pump/Tank Cart from Hillside, N.J.-based Vanton Pump & Equipment Corp. receives the Breakthrough Product award.
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Addresses copper leaching challenges in tracing lines

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In June, the P21S version C steam trap joined the PowerDyne family, Charlotte, N.C.-based TLV Corp.’s line of thermodynamic steam traps. What’s distinctive about it is that it addresses a specific challenge found in copper tracing lines.
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Steam meter has Web interface for configuration and maintenance

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Introduced in February, the VLM10 Inline Vortex Mass Flowmeter from Spirax Sarco is for mass, volumetric and energy flow measurement on steam, liquid and gas applications in sizes 1 inch to 12 inches.
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Eliminating the need for inner welded thermoplastic liners

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Durcor piping can withstand the inner corrosion demands of virtually every chemical in the chemical processing industry, as well as environmental external corrosion, without the need for external painting or use of inner welded thermoplastic liners, says its maker, Kentwood, Mich.-based Pureflex.
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One of many instruments for project engineers

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The Breakthrough Product award-winning PX709 submersible pressure transducer was introduced second quarter 2012. Omega says it has features previously unavailable for process control, tank measurement and waste management applications.
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