In-line flow conditioner
Designed as a solution to problems associated with monitoring air and gas flow in piping-constrained applications, the Flow=Trak eliminates velocity profile distortions, swirl and temperature stratification in the gas stream. The product consumes three diameters of pipe and uses two stainless-steel perforated plates to create a flat, uniform velocity profile. According to the manufacturer, the flow conditioner reduces upstream piping requirements to less than five diameters after most common flow disturbances, and significantly improves measurement accuracy.
Sierra Instruments Inc.
CO leak detector
Designed for simplicity and hands-free operation, the Mini CO Sniffer is equipped with a highly sensitive LED scale and beeper to warn of even the smallest presence of carbon monoxide in the ambient air. Features include a range of 0 to 500 ppm, a response time of less than 30 seconds, and a sensitivity of 8 ppm. The unit comes with a soft vinyl case and belt clip, and provides 180 hours of continuous operation.
E Instruments Group
The Model 5030 AOTF-NIR portable analyzer, according to the manufacturer, is totally insensitive to ambient light, immune to vibration, dust and dirt, and is designed to work reliably in harsh production environments. Applications include specification verification, raw material dentification, plus measurement of moisture and active ingredients in powders, pellets, resins, solids, liquids, gels, paper, textile, plastic and carpets. According to the manufacturer, the product design enables quick switch-over from solids to liquids, and the LCD shows instant results.
Brimrose Corp. of America
A number of improvements have been made to the In-Transit temperature recorders, model numbers 16000 through 16403. The new package design, with high-gloss printing, alters the protective cardboard wrap so that it now has open ends. Users can see one clear box among the remainin black plastic boxes within each case. According to company claims, the clear housing enables QA managers to easily find and conduct visual spot checks on the units' internal mechanisms. A silver, tamper-evident security seal label is more accessible.
The Series 730 Accu-Mass flow meter now has CE approval. According to the manufacturer, with a footprint of 6.4 x 1.1 inches with a 3.1-inch to 5-inch F/B, the in-line mass flow meter is well suited for OEM applications. The 200 ms fast-response unit measures flow rates of non-corrosive gases, including methane, in ranges from 0.5 to 50 SCFM. It delivers a linear output signal proportional to total gas mass flow rate.
Sierra Instruments Inc.
Series 8000 modular workstations can be assembled and reconfigured quickly in a variety of ways, and are available in five standard industry widths and three different heights. According to the manufacturer, the workstation can be converted from single- to double-sided with minimal effort and cost. The Series 6600 workstation lets you adjust the work surface height at any time by use of either a hand crank or motorized drive mechanism. Weight capacity is 1,000 pounds and height adjustment range is 15.5 inches. The Series 9000 cabinet pedestals provide heavy-duty storage for tools, equipment or materials.
The HygroLog NT data logger/digital transmitter includes HygroClip digital humidity technology, which is designed to provide more scope and greater flexibility when compensating sensor characteristics (such as linearity and temperature coefficient). Other features include FDA CFR 21 part 11 and GAMP 4-compliant software, a Compact Flash memory card, and HygroClip probe options. The unit offers USB, RS-232 and Bluetooth interface options.
Rotronic Instrument Corp.
Ductless fume hoods offer workers protection from fumes, vapors and particles, and reportedly can be installed in minutes within any laboratory. A new brochure provides information on PCR prep stations, fume extractors and a variety of ductless hoods that include custom designs. Select from a variety of filter options depending on the chemicals or materials used within the hood.
Flow meters with imported variables
MODBUS communications and HART Full Device Description have been added to the Innova-Mass line of multivariable vortex mass flow meters. MODBUS offers direct import of meter serial number, totalized flow plus units, mass and volumetric flow plus units, velocity and Reynold's number of the flowing fluid, pressure and temperature, and fluid properties (including density and viscosity). The HART protocol provides access to all measured variables and programming menus, and permits field configuration without disruption of the existing measurement signal. The flow meter can be configured directly from the control panel or workstation, or with the HART 275 Communicator.
The Innova-Mass flow meters use three primary sensing elements to measure the mass flow rate of gases, liquids and steam: a vortex shedding velocity sensor, and RTD temperature sensor, and a solid-state pressure transducer.
Sierra Instruments Inc.
Write-On labeling tape dispensers can now be used with one hand, making sample manipulation easier. As each new label is advanced and cut off on the serrated edge, a fresh length of label tape moves into writing position. Mix multiple tape colors and widths to meet specific labeling needs. Molded-in pen holder wells on the dispenser keep writing instruments handy. Dispensers are supplied with a roll of white Scienceware F13463 series Write-On Tape, available in a variety of colors and widths.
The Benchtop dispenser has a plastic-coated, weighted steel base with rubber feet to prevent slippage on the benchtop, while the Economy dispenser is designed for lighter use and ideal for wall-mounting.
Bell-Art Products Inc.