Instrumental to the workplace: sensors, gas monitor, handbook, more

In the instrumentation spotlight this month are various new products as well as several sources of information about instruments.

11/18/2004


In the instrumentation spotlight this month are various new products as well as several sources of information about instruments. Devices debuting include a differential pressure sensor from American Sensor Technologies , a snap-on level sensor from E-T-A Circuit Protection and Control , and an enhanced gas monitor from MSA . In addition, a new handbook is available from Action Instruments and an online center for flowmeter technologies is launched by Universal Flow Monitors . Details, illustrations, and links to more information follow.


Model 5000 wet/wet differential pressure sensors from American Sensor Technologies are engineered to withstand the permeation of gases and liquids.

Model 5000 wet/wet differential pressure sensors from American Sensor Technologies are designed for use in water management, gas pipeline instrumentation, filtration, natural gas compressors, and other applications where corrosive liquids and gases are present. Devices are engineered to withstand permeation of gases and liquids and feature a design free of internal O-rings or fill fluids to provide a seal against invading hazardous media. They are made of stainless steel for long life and resistance to corrosion, vibration, shock, and temperature extremes.


TLS 100 capacitive level sensor from E-T-A Circuit Protection and Control is designed for tubes and hoses.

TLS 100 capacitive level sensor from E-T-A Circuit Protection and Control is designed for tubes and hoses. Clip-on mounting design reduces installation time and permits a wider adjustment band for sensitivity. Non-contact device detects the presence or absence of liquids at a chosen level within plastic tubes, rubber hoses, and small glass or plastic pipes. Sensor is simply snapped onto the tube at the level that needs to be monitored. Applications include control of liquids in pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing, chemical mixing, and detergent dispensing. Device has no moving parts and is not prone to wear.


X3Technology brings multi-sensing, signal boost, and ModBus output to MSA’s Ultima X Series gas monitors.

X3Technology for the Ultima X Series gas monitors from MSA Instrument Div . brings multi-sensing, signal boost, and ModBus output to these devices. Technology lets three sensors be input into one gas monitor and provides a ModBus RTU output. Each sensor can be placed up to 3,000 ft from the monitor. Any combination of electrochemical, catalytic, and infrared type sensor is available for application in almost any industry. Series XA monitors feature all-purpose plastic enclosures for NEMA 4X rating and are particularly suited for gas detection in the pulp and paper industry. Series XE devices have a 316 stainless steel enclosure and explosion-proof monitoring for use in petrochemical and oil and gas industry applications.

A new 350-page product handbook is available from Action Instruments Div . of Eurotherm . The 2005 edition includes application notes, technical tips, and engineering data, as well as product selection information. Volume includes articles from Art Holland, instrumentation consultant. Request a copy by email at info@eurotherm.com

Website from Universal Flow Monitors is intended to be a virtual information source for flowmeter technologies. Technologies described include Coriolis mass, differential pressure, insertion, magnetic, open channel, positive displacement, and more. Site features a "live help" service for immediate two-way communication with a flowmeter expert and links to flow calculation information and flow industry consultants.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





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