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Liverpool University chooses Stokvis Plate heat exchangers

Liverpool University is nearing completion of a long-term M&E upgrade that has seen Stokvis plate heat exchangers replace nearly all the existing calorifiers used to provide hot water to its buildings.

Over the past 10 years, the University has been taking its old calorifiers (each one used to store up to 3,000 litres of hot water) out of service as they reach the end of their service lives or become uneconomical.

Replacement is with plate heat exchangers, usually accompanied by a 300 – 500 litre buffer vessel, to supply hot water on demand. 

Machines containing Variable Speed Drives associated with RCCBs Complying with essential installation safety requirements!

Small stand-alone machines/equipment containing 3 phase VSDs must not be connected to circuits protected by standard RCDs. Connecting 3 phase inverters down-stream of standard RCDs will affect the prescribed operation of the RCD and therefore does not meet the Electricity at Work Regulations.

Managing Process Safety in Ageing Plants to Limit Risk

Deteriorating components lead to premature failure and unsafe conditions

Most industrial plants in the UK and Europe were built between 1960 and 1980 and were expected to operate for no more than 40 years. However, many are still operating today – several years past their expected life span. A lot of equipment is being still used in accordance with the initially selected design specification, but may not now be capable of functioning as intended.

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Improve plant operability, maintainability and reliability with great signage. Find out how in the free white paper ‘Equipment visuals for process operations’.

Field operators in the physical plant often face a labyrinth of pipes and instruments relying solely on past training and experience to know where they need to be. To easily navigate the ever evolving COG physical plant, Brady offers durable signage solutions for a more efficient turnaround.

Super Swivels

Thousands of swivel options… Super Swivels® has provided superior products for a large variety of hydraulic uses since 1986. Designing and manufacturing heavy-duty, leak free, live swivels at a competitive price with outstanding performance.

A heat treating process and patented design enables higher working pressure ratings. Super Swivels large inventory provides exceptional service and delivery times. Custom design, engineering and adaptation fulfill demanding hydraulic needs.

Process Meter, using the latest in digital technology

Introducing the very latest in Process Meter design, available now from, Nesslegrove Technologies. Featuring combined easy reading analogue, bar graph and 4 digit display. Among the many functions are:-

  • Input, display and alarm level settings by customer downloadable free software..
  • 20 point input correction, for non linear functions.
  • Selectable display/alarm backlight colours.
  • Low cost and compact in size.

Advantech Launches New HMI/SCADA Software WebAccess 8.0 with HTML5 Business Intelligence Dashboard

Building on the success of previous versions, WebAccess 8.0 is a leap forward in the design of SCADA software. Going beyond SCADA, WebAccess 8.0 is also a HTML5 Business Intelligent Dashboard that can be opened from anywhere on any HTML5 compatible browser. The Business Intelligent Dashboard analyses data and helps managers make decisions as to what to do and WebAccess 8.0 also provides developers with the tools to design their own widgets and applications and the integration of Microsoft Excel reports.  Through HTML5, a limitless number of users, with varying access levels are able to read information and make changes from wherever they are using either the Internet or Intranet.

Red Lion Extends PAX®2C PID Control by Adding FlexBus™ Support

New FlexCard™ Modules Enable Monitoring and Control of Multiple Applications on Single Display

York, Pa. – March 24, 2015 – Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the integration of FlexBus™ technology to its PAX®2C proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller portfolio. By inserting field installable FlexCard™ modules, users can now populate PAX2C PID controllers in more than 150 configurations to monitor and control multiple application processes on a single display.

UPS Battery Replacement in a Box

Power protection customers can now gain access to a fast, unique and cost-effective UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) battery replacement service. It has been launched by specialist power protection and energy management reseller Critical Power Supplies.

Available to customers across the UK and Northern Ireland, the service is being offered as a standalone package or part of an emergency, standby or preventative maintenance plan. The battery replacement service incorporates the latest recycling techniques, standards and products and provides cashback* for recycled batteries.

Hand Held Milling Replaces Conventional Aluminium Grinding!

Milling with manual angle grinders substitutes grinding and weld prep.

Used on conventional angle grinders, single and double sided Milling Rings save time, money and improve work quality, in the processing of nonferrous metals. The stock removal rate is significantly increased, grinding dust disappears and no abrasive residues remain within the material. Total service life of each disc is normally between 2500-3500 hoursand can typically do the job of 5000 good quality standard bonded grinding discs!

Signal Conditioning Challenges Facing the Process Engineer

Many types of sensor are available for monitoring processes of all types, including temperature, level, flow, pressure, position, light, and so on; the list of applications using signal conditioning is endless.

Any industry, heavy or light, from farming to power generation, will make use of signal conditioning units and each industry will present its own set of requirements and problems.

Positioning control: Not where you should be? Torsion and elasticity could be to blame.

When we think of a gearhead, we tend to assume that it is incompressible and rigid, the truth is it still bends, compresses and has elastic properties. This has an effect on the difference between the perceived motion (encoder counts) and the actual motion of a drive system –we are not where we are supposed to be!

New Fluke dual-range Pressure Calibrator for gas custody transfer measurements in intrinsically safe environments

Fluke has introduced a new ‘Ex’ Dual Range Pressure Calibrator for use in classified environments, offering ranges, accuracies and capabilities that make it ideal for gas custody transfer measurements. The new Fluke 721Ex, with IECEx and Atex Ex ia IIB T3 Gb (Zone 1) ratings, is available in 14 models and can be used with a Fluke 720RTD probe for temperature measurement. Fluke has also introduced 700 series pressure test hose and pump kits which minimise the difficulty and leaks when connecting a pressure calibrator or pump to a device under test. Their quick installation, without the use of tools, increases efficiency, saving time and money. These pressure accessories are a best-in-class set of premium hose and No Tools Required (NTR) pressure connection accessories.

OMEGA announces new PLATINUM™ Series of PID controllers

The most powerful PID controller on the market t is now also the easiest to use!

Designed and Manufactured by Omega, thePLATINUM™ series of microprocessor-based PID controllers offer unparalleled flexibility in process measurement. This extremely powerful and versatile CE, UL and CUL compliant product is also easy and intuitive to use. It features bright 3-color (red, green, and amber) 9 segment LED display, high accuracy inputs and outputs, full auto-tune PID with fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control, up to 99 chainable Ramp Soak programs with 16 Ramps and Soaks including Ramp/Soak Events, and  built-in excitation firmware selectable at 5V, 10V, 12V, and 24V.

More Power to Your Business – Newgen Power

Your business needs to take advantage of the limitless free power from the wind that the UK offers. The price of electricity is set to increase over the next 20 years and you can make the decision to help offset that known cost increase by investing now into the cheapest form of renewable energy available.

Significant demand sites are perfectly suited to wind turbines. We have found that sites that are in urban or rural areas with a high demand for electricity will benefit most from medium to large scale wind turbines. These include factories, chilled or frozen warehousing units, manufacturing or processing plants, docks, and quarries and mines.

HBM Expands Sales & Support Team

HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – is pleased to announce the appointments of Omer Mir, Field Sales Engineer for the North of England and Rob Farnell, UK Applications Engineer, to its rapidly increasing Sales Team.

Omer brings to HBM a wealth of experience in the electronic test and measurement field which has involved providing test equipment solutions for a number of high profile companies including BAe, Babcock, Rolls Royce, Nissan, Pace, Echostar, Alstorm and ST Microelectronics

Save Time and Money with Lindapter’s Type ALP, an adjustable lifting point.

Lifting Points are typically used in industrial facilities to support the lifting or rigging of heavy equipment.

Lindapter’s new Type ALP is a highly adjustable lifting point that adjusts to suit 5mm to 26mm flange thickness and 70mm to 210mm beam widths.

Precision Marketing Group’s new head office officially opened by new MP and new Mayor of St Edmundsbury

The extensive refurbishment and landmark extension to Precision Marketing Group was recently officially opened by new MP, Jo Churchill and Mayor, Patrick Chung.

Isotech’s New 4000 Range

The company has updated nine of its most popular calibrators to bring new styling and updated features. Each model is available in three different versions from a cost effective heat source to fully featured devices which include a three channel temperature indicator, temperature logging and Ethernet interface.

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