Newsletter | January 22, 2020

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Featured Articles
Magnetic Flow Meter Measures Water For Continuous Mix Concrete Plants
By FTI Flow Technology, Inc.

Massive construction projects require a continuous source of concrete to be poured as rapidly as possible. However, trucking in premix is not an option for such large projects. Concrete must be continuously mixed on-site and delivered via conveyor rapidly to the pour site. Accurate and reliable measurement of water is a must for these continuous mix concrete plants.

Understanding The Mid-Wave Gas Detection Camera
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging

The gas detection camera technique has a wide range of potential uses in the petrochemical industry, all of which have positive benefits for the owner of the plant. It is an accepted alternate work practice in the Method 21 leak detection procedure and has clear time and cost benefits over the conventional VOC meter or sniffer method. Although limited to a certain extent by environmental conditions, the camera has proven many times that it can identify leaks at some distance, thereby reducing the cost of surveys by removing the requirement to provide access to every potential leak path.

Accounting For The Unaccounted
By Michael Robinson, projects, solutions, and services marketing manager, Endress+Hauser

In modern tank and terminal facilities, material transfer operations include a mix of legacy processing systems still in use, new technologies installed to improve operations, and tank monitoring software. But some older facilities have not modernized their operations and can be losing millions of dollars in unaccounted losses, especially if they are dispensing more materials to customers than they are getting paid for. Conversely, errors can be made in the other direction, shortchanging and overcharging customers, leading to loss of business and other issues.

Recommended Resources
FT4A Thermal Gas Mass Flow Meter

The Fox Model FT4A measures gas flow rate in standard units without the need for temperature or pressure compensation. It provides an isolated 4 to 20 mA output (with a HART option) and a selection of pulse or RS485 Modbus RTU.

Air Fin Cooler Technology Gaining Momentum

It is safe to assume that all plant engineers are aware of the extreme financial penalties and, more importantly, the potential dangers associated with heat exchanger tube failures.

MCP 300/500: Highly Accurate Measurement Of Optical Rotation

The MCP series of polarimeters builds on a long tradition, beginning in the 1980s with the first Gyromat series developed and distributed by Dr. Kernchen GmbH. MCP 300/500 has been designed with the user in mind. The built-in software supports intuitive menu navigation, and the user is guided through calibration step-by-step.