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Processing December 2014

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December 2014

Volume: 27
Edition: 12

Star Milling Facility

Portable vacuum, area tubing often a good answer

Beyond OSHA compliance; removes fugitive grain dust; no more entering confined spaces
When Missy Morrison, plant manager at Star Milling says, “we want to avoid injury at all costs,” it’s a legitimate objective, not a safety slogan.
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Size control-valve actuators to overcome 'the force'

Packing ring friction, valve seating and thrust among considerations
Articles, references, and workshops abound on the subject of proper control valve sizing. But not so many are the opportunities to learn about guidelines for proper sizing of the control-valve actuators.
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The saga of the machine segues into the 21st century

Circa 1985, say, Rockwell Automation was largely still a white-shirt-and-tie engineering company, just as IBM was a white-shirt-and-tie information-technology company. The overwhelming influence since that time of Silicon Valley, culturally as well as technologically, changed those two companies and many others as well.
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Trip point adjustment prior to installation, making it easy

ASD current switch
Sensing the current of electrical equipment indicates if the equipment is working correctly, with an increase in current pointing to bad bearings, a need for lubricant or other issues.
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No torquing or re-torquing required

Pure-Flo EnviZion hygienic diaphragm valve
For more than 40 years, the bio-pharmaceutical processing industry relied on hygienic diaphragm valves.
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For point of use in natural-gas applications

Model FT2A Thermal mass flowmeter and temperature transmitter
The model FT2A thermal mass flow meter and temperature transmitter replaces the model that has been Fox Thermal Instrument’s top-seller for more than 12 years.
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Small, rotary-piston positive-displacement meter for batching and blending

P001 Positive displacement meter
The model P001 from Max Machinery is said to be the world’s smallest rotary-piston design positive-displacement meter.
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Combustible dust will ruin your day, if you don’t watch out

Stinger explosion isolation valve
Combustible-dust explosions are a big concern shared by process-goods makers. The Stinger explosion-isolation valve isolates dust-collector explosions.
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A less blunt instrument that frees agglomerations

Material Master bulk-bag material-conditioning system
Material Transfer says it developed industry’s first hydraulic bulk-bag material-conditioning system and that its latest system is unique, patented and includes features that make it valuable to the handling equipment industry.
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Rising blade design; replaceable seat, blade and guides

TPV slide gate
The TPV Titan Pressure valve is designed to address higher pressure applications up to 100 psig and higher temperatures, up to 660 F.
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When being on the outside looking in is preferred

DFS 5.1 Doppler flow switch
Its maker says that because the Greyline Doppler flow switch works from the outside of metal or plastic pipes it’s the ideal alternative to in-line flow switches for slurries, chemicals and wastewater.
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Largest circular vibratory screen outputs up to 150 tons/hour

K100-2(IRC)-SS Round vibratory screener
At 100 inches in diameter, this is said to be the world's largest round vibratory screener.
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Difficult to handle materials stored and shipped in bulk bags

Ultra-heavy duty bulk bag filling system with palletizer, chain conveyor
An ultra heavy duty bulk bag filling system satisfies requirements at the extreme end of the spectrum.
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Better pump part ‘principles’ deliver a better small pump

ALPHA Chemical metering systems
A series of standard chemical metering systems deliver accurate, non-pulsating and repeatable flow capability that results in tighter control and chemical consumption reduction.
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A cost-effective one-valve workhorse

Tri-Pro Multi-choice ball valve
This high-quality multi-purpose valve can be used for a variety of process control applications.
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Fire protection without added infrastructure

FireLock Series 745 Fire-Pac
A pre-assembled and tested fire-protection valve with trim and optional components enclosed in a metal cabinet offers a number of benefits to the process industries.
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Wastewater aeration blower package is energy efficient

EBS Rotary screw blower package
Energy efficiency, reliability and ease of maintenance make this blower a significant solution for process industries.
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For when cabinet space is at a premium

Foxboro Evo Compact 200 series I/O
Foxboro Evo Compact Series 200 I/O from Schneider Electric comprises I/O fieldbus modules for high-density configurations, reducing footprint up to 50 percent for installations where cabinet space is at a premium.
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An internal-gear, hygienic pumping solution

Hygienic Series
These pumps are said to combine the superior reliability and ease-of-maintenance of an internal gear pump with the exceptional cleanability of a hygienic pump and conform to international standards for hygienic processing.
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Access covers are lighter weight, yet less likely to be stolen

Fiber reinforced plastic access covers
Recognized as the industry standard in FRP composite manhole covers within the petroleum sector, this solution more recently has been adopted by other industries such as energy and utilities, water and wastewater treatment and municipalities.
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Rare type of LED array delivers the brightest of illuminations

LumiStar3000 Sight glass light
This is said to be the world’s brightest sight glass light and offer unprecedented, penetrating illumination of vessels used in pharmaceutical, chemical and food processing.
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Different kind of reactor allows more complete feedstock expenditure

BioSPR ShockWave Power biogas reactor
The BioSPR is a small footprint and easy to install device that can increase gas production by 20% or more, making these small facilities even more economic and competitive.
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