A new electrolysis-based, flow-through oxygenator system by Aqua Innovations was on display to the industrial market for the first time at the New York’s 2005 ChemShow.
A new electrolysis-based, flow-through oxygenator system by Aqua Innovations was on display to the industrial market for the first time at the New York’s 2005 ChemShow. This proprietary system utilizes nano-bubble technology to dramatically increase oxygen levels in aqueous systems. Long used in sport fishing for maintaining adequate oxygen levels for catch/release tournaments and other marine applications, this system’s ability to provide pinpoint control of oxygen levels and efficiently oxygenate water solutions has many potential applications in industrial markets. Aqua Innovations Inc., Bloomington, MN, 866-601-1296,
Dosmatic U.S.A./International Inc. unveils its new professional line of non-electrical, water driven proportional injectors. The new MiniDos Professional series offers advanced performance among non-electrical, water-driven, proportional injectors. Its design takes into consideration 25 years of customer feedback. The series features higher operating pressure, higher flows, reduced pressure loss, improved mixing and greatly enhanced overall chemical compatibility. Dosmatic International Inc., Carrolton, TX, 800-344-676,
Stormwater catch basin
The Enviropod catch basin insert from Stormwater360 is a proven, low-cost stormwater treatment solution. It removes a significant portion of trash, debris and other pollutants from water entering the storm drain, and is installed in catch basins and curb inlets. Using passive screening, the unit can be customized to meet site-specific requirements with several available mesh screens and oil-absorbent media. It’s also effective as a pretreatment device for use in conjunction with other stormwater treatment systems such as hydrodynamic devices, filtration systems, ponds, swales and wetlands. Stormwater360, Portland OR, 800-548-4667, www.Stormwater360.com.
Sensaphone, a specialist in the design and development of remote monitoring systems for business and industry, introduces a new web-based status and data-logging tool - the My STATIONSitter web service - available with the remote monitoring and alarm notification system. The web service collects data from monitored locations and, at a predetermined time, automatically uploads the information to a secure website. Sensaphone, Aston, PA, 877-373-2700, www.sensaphone.com.
Industrial wireless networks
Cirronet Inc. has added store-and-forward capability to its popular WIT910 and WIT2450 OEM modules and HopNet HN-291 and HN-250 standalone modems. This new capability eliminates the need for repeaters when transmitting around barriers, with the added benefit of expanding network reach and increasing the number of nodes that can communicate with a single base station. With the new store-and-forward capability, any node with a clear path to both the base station and another node can assume the role of repeater. Cirronet, Atlanta, GA, 678-684-2000,
Isco ProPak® simple containers are now available for 2-gal. composite sampling as well as 1-L sequential samples. ProPak is a unique, patented system for collecting and handling wastewater samples in single-use sample bags contained in durable, reusable holders. The system is more cost-effective than conventional sample bottles, and does not require any changes to current sampling practices. Bags are easy to use - simply install a bottle liner into the polyethylene holder, and place it in the sample base. Teledyne ISCO, Lincoln NE, 402-64-0231, www.isco.com.
Controller CPU upgrade
Bristol Babcock has introduced the CW_10 and CW_30 CPU upgrades for the installed base of RTU 3310 and DPC 3330 controllers. With over 50,000 of its 3310 and 3330 RTUs installed in SCADA systems around the world, the CPU upgrades allow updating to the latest generation hybrid PLC/RTU ControlWave technology without replacing the entire SCADA system. This allows existing customers to maintain their investment in I/O, wiring, communication infrastructure and application program development by simply replacing the 3310 and 3330 CPU and communication cards with the new ControlWave architecture cards. Bristol Babcock Inc., Watertown, CT, 860-945-2200, www.bristolbabcock.com.
Event data module
TiPS introduces TRAC, a LogMate® module that integrates process historian data with alarms and events onto one integrated, interactive graph. Through a standard web browser, you can visualize alarm and event activity in line with process historian trends. In batch industries, this module simplifies variance analysis by joining traditionally independent data onto one screen. It integrates process and event data using industry standard OPC-HDA communications to accurately model plant conditions surrounding an incident. TiPS Inc., Georgetown, TX, 512-863-3653, www.tipsweb.com/trac.
Drive off birds
Bird-B-Gone, Inc. introduces the new Bird Chase Super Sonic, a state of the art system which features distress and predator bird sounds of over 22 types of birds. This is a low cost, effective and long-term solution for targeting pigeons, crows, starlings, swallows, gulls, woodpeckers, sparrows, grackles, cormorants and many other birds that can contaminate water sources. It protects areas up to one full acre, and is adaptable with “pro pack” attachments to cover up to 6 acres. Bird-B-Gone Inc., Mission Viejo, CA, 800-392-6915, www.birdbgone.com.
Sur-Loc recently received NSF International certification (NSF/ANSI 61) on its 100% fiberglass Climber’s Buddy ladders for use as drinking water system components, i.e., safe for contact with drinking water. The 100% fiberglass ladders are durable, non-corrosive, and never need painting. They install onto flat surfaces or can be designed with custom standoffs for curved walls and are designed with incorporated fall protection. Sur-Loc Inc., Fremont, IN, 800-223-7517, www.surloc.com.
Condenser leakage monitor
Waters Equipment Co.’s Condenser Leakage Monitoring System (CLMS) improves condenser sampling as it monitors infiltration while online. It provides constant surveillance of the condenser to detect when and where infiltration of the external cooling water supply may be occurring. The ability to quickly sense a condenser tube rupture or tube sheet leak is critical for maintaining cycle purity in power plants. The system can be used with one or more sample inlets and switched either manually or automatically. Waters Equipment Co., Lansdale, PA, 215-699-8700,
Allegro Industries now offers a complete line of cooling products designed to protect and provide comfort to workers who must function in environments with excessive heat. These products feature a unique non-toxic polymer fabric or crystals that are activated by water, allowing this composite to absorb and lock in water to cool from 24-72 hours. All of the company’s cooling products are reusable by soaking in cold water and can be refrigerated for an extended cooling effect. Included in the line are Cooling Vests, Cool Offs bandanas, Deluxe Neck Cooling Wraps, Hardhat Cooling Liner, Cooling Neck Shades, Cooling Beanies and the Hydration BackPack, featuring a Soft Gulp valve. Allegro Industries, Garden Grove, CA, 800-622-3530, www.allegrosafety.com .
Chemical metering pumps
Watson-Marlow Bredel has launched its 620 Series peristaltic pump, combining power and control. This series introduces market-leading flow rates at pumphead speeds that don’t compromise tube life. It reliably handles harsh chemicals in water and wastewater treatment, including sodium hypochlorite, ferric chloride, sodium bisulfite, aluminum, fluoride, carbon and lime slurries, polymers, aqueous ammonia, potassium permanganate and caustic slurries. Watson-Marlow Bredel, Wilmington, MA, 800-282-8823, www.watson-marlow.com.
Manufacturing execution system
Citect has released Ampla V2.2, the latest version of its manufacturing execution system (MES) offering. The system includes improved production to business interoperability, new enterprise recipe management features and enhanced track and trace functionality. It permits easy integration between Ampla and ERP systems using the international B2MML standard. Bidirectional integration of production, maintenance, cost and other data can now be automatically executed within the B2MML standard. Citect Inc., Alpharetta, GA, 770-521-7511,
Stormwater runoff system
CONTECH Construction Products Inc. has developed the Optimizer, an innovative new underground detention technology system and solution engineered to stabilize and manage stormwater runoff. This smaller, more economical corrugated metal pipe detention system is one of the smallest and most efficient in the marketplace. It contains innovative flow control devices that use pressure head to begin immediately discharging at the maximum allowable rate, reducing required storage volume. CONTECH Construction Products Inc., West Chester, OH, 800-338-1122,
Electric valve actuators
The new Flowserve Limitorque Actuation Systems L75 series of electric valve actuators from Flowserve Flow Control, a unit of Flowserve Corp., uses state-of-the-art technology to provide remote control actuation of quarter-turn valves and other rotary devices, including on/off and modulating rotary valve applications. The series adds a new dimension of operational dependability and flexibility to modern processes controlled by computers, programmable controllers, and other electric control equipment. Flowserve Flow Control, Lynchburg, VA, 434-528-4400, www.flowserve.com.
Godwin Pumps introduces a new line of Godwin Power generators. From 20 to 350 kW, these diesel-powered portable generators include a programmable control panel with remote starting capabilities and automatic warning and shutdown features to monitor, protect and control engine and generator operations. The units also feature an oversized generator for providing maximum power for single motor starting kVA and longer bearing and insulation life. For power settings, a voltage selector switch allows power to the lugs to be set in single phase or various three-phase settings and incorporates a padlockable switch for safety. Godwin Pumps of America Inc., Bridgeport, NJ, 856-467-3636, www.godwinpumps.com.
Emergency gas shutoff
Eclipse Actuators from Halogen Valve Systems quickly close toxic gas valves on 150 lb. and ton cylinders in less than a second when activated by remote sensors. This battery-operated “close only” actuator allows an operator or remote gas sensor to shut off leaking toxic gas without requiring the operator to enter the hazardous atmosphere. The chlorine valve can be opened or closed manually with the actuator installed and ready to operate. Halogen Valve Systems Inc., Irvine, CA, 877-476-4222, www.halogenvalve.com.
Wireless industrial links
ProSoft Technology’s RadioLinx product line now includes four 2.4 GHz wireless solutions: 1) RLX-FHE (Frequency Hopping Ethernet) - offers simultaneous support of all Ethernet 802.3 compliant protocols and reliable operation in high-interference environments where PLCs are typically used; 2) RLX-FHES (Frequency Hopping Ethernet with Serial Server) - connect serial and Ethernet devices to one RadioLinx network with common serial protocols in TCP/IP Ethernet packets; and converts Modbus RTU to Modbus TCP/IP for PLC-to-PLC messaging; 3) RLX-FHS (Frequency Hopping Serial) - offers advanced support for leading serial protocols including Modbus, DF1, DNP 3.0, and ASCII with data rates to 115 kbps full duplex; and 4) RLX-IH (Industrial Hotspot) - links industrial-grade, high-speed wireless Ethernet for fixed devices and plant-wide connectivity for mobile users/devices. ProSoft Technology Inc., Bakersfield, CA, 661-716-5100, www.radiolinx.com.
Philadelphia Mixing Solution’s recently launched next generation control system to monitor performance of mixing and aeration equipment, manage equipment energy costs, and enable preventative maintenance has received a top award. The Opti-Con flow controller offers operators control features such as touch screen input, animated GUI, secure remote Ethernet access, and full system optimization. It was chosen one of the year’s most innovative solutions from a list of 60 nominees picked from over 2,500 entries to Grand View Media. Philadelphia Mixing Solution Ltd., Palmyra, PA, 800-956-4937,
Remote data I/O
GE Fanuc Automation Inc., a unit of GE Industrial, introduces the new PACSystems RX3i Ethernet Network Interface Unit (ENUI), which makes it possible to use PACSystems RX3i and Series 90-30 I/O remotely on an Ethernet network. Once set up by configuration, data exchange is completely automatic. A high speed expansion unit, it reduces down time with Hot Swap of I/O and provides support for the advanced modules. It also provides flexible control with the optional local logic for emergency shut down in the event control is lost. And, it reduces additional cost with built-in serial ports for communicating to third party devices such as Modbus Master. GE Fanuc, Charlottesville, VA, 800-433-2682, www.gefanuc.com.
Indusco Environmental Services Inc. acquired certification in December 2005 from NSF International to NSF/ANSI Standard 61. This certification means it can supply a complete one-source fabricated packed-bed air stripper system with storage vessels all under the strict materials safety requirements for equipment in contact with potable water. The company is one of the few, if only, ones that can provide complete system that’s entirely NSF 61 approved. All of the air stripper components used in fabricated vessels, liners, internals and components are NSF compliant. Indusco Environmental Services Inc., Atlanta, GA, 770-739-5929, www.induscoenviro.com.
Lightning-safe level transmitters
Keller America, a unit of Keller A.G. of Switzerland, introduces an affordable, optional lightning protection package for the Acculevel and Levelgage submersible liquid level transmitters, and Preciseline and Valueline pressure transmitters. Transmitters carry a lifetime warranty against damage from voltage surges, including from nearby lightning strikes. The package combines surge arrestor circuitry inside the transmitter housing with an additional arrestor block installed at the control panel end of the transmitter cable. Keller America, Newport News, VA, 877-253-5537,
Siemens Water Technologies’ new VersaDose controller, introduced at WEFTEC.05 in Washington, DC, is applicable to both municipal and industrial collection systems, and is designed for both odor and corrosion control. Developed by the Davis Process line of the Siemens company USFilter, it’s able to dose odor control product on a curve - or variable rate - rather than fixed feed. The system includes a Siemens PLC, color touch screen and a program that incorporates the company’s extensive liquid phase odor control dose-to-demand experience. USFilter, Warrendale, PA, 800-525-0658,
Pressure, temp recorder
Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works’ user-friendly PRTemp1000IS is a rugged pressure recorder that accurately monitors and records pressure and temperature at user programmable reading intervals. It’s been Factory Mutual certified as intrinsically safe for Class I, Division 1, groups A, B, C and D and non-incentive for Class I, Division 2, groups A, B, C, and D - making it ideal for hostile applications such as air condition systems, chilled water, hot water, air, gas, oil, and steam pressure systems. It can be used for pneumatics, process control systems, gas compressors, natural gas production, lubrication systems, chemical processing, pulp and paper processing, medical instrumentation, environmental studies, wastewater treatment, HVAC, and refrigeration. Hoyt Electrical Instrument Works Inc., Penacook, NY, 800-258-3652, www.hoytmeter.com.
Optimizing pretreatment systems (clarifiers, filters, etc.) is the key to maintaining performance of downstream equipment such as RO, demineralizers and boilers. Chemtrac’s streaming current monitors help optimize the addition of coagulants prior to filtration. The particle counter, Model PC2400D, and particle monitor, Model PM2500, provides a level of on-line, continuous, monitoring not achievable with SDI (silt density index), or turbidity measurement. Chemtrac Systems Inc., Norcross, GA, 800-442-8722, www.chemtrac.com.
Emerson Process Management introduces CSI 4500 Machinery Health Monitor to provide live, continuous monitoring of turbines used for main power and other critical processes during transient conditions. This condition monitoring technology supports predictive and proactive maintenance by presenting data for asset management decision making. A component of Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital plant architecture, it provides vital information necessary to prevent catastrophic failure. AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager software simplifies display of the information, and its use for maintenance. Emerson Process Management, Austin, TX, 512-832-3162, www.assetweb.com.
William Frick & Co. brings full-service RFID (radio frequency ID) solutions to customers with Smart Mark tags, labels, decals and signs. This rugged, disposable RFID labeling allows for custom design to meet demands of the application. Whether indoor, outdoor, visible, covert, hot, cold, wet, or sun baked, they’re ideal for automated data capture RFID environments with the read range and frequency desired. William Frick & Co., Libertyville, IL, 847-918-3700,
Asset distribution analysis
Itron has made commercial available its Distribution Asset Analysis Suite (DAA), a modular suite of four asset load management and capacity planning tools for energy distribution systems. This suite enables utilities to change asset load management and capacity planning processes from reactive to proactive. Utility distribution leadership gains visibility into individual distribution transformer loading, as well as asset loading system-wide. Itron, Spokane, WA, 866-374-8766, www.itron.com.
Chemical Injection Technologies Inc. has developed the Superior gas detector, featuring “black box technology” that allows it to detect and record chlorine, sulfur dioxide, ammonia and ozone gasses. Password protection provides additional security. The high capacity memory event alarm log records up to 256 events, along with the date and time of each event. And, the log can be downloaded from the optional serial port. Chemical Injection Technologies Inc., Fort Pierce, FL, 772-461-0666, www.chlorinators.com.
Chemineer offers the rugged and versatile HT turbine agitator, capable of handling virtually any water and wastewater treatment process from aeration and sludge conditioning to chemical make up and disinfection. These agitators are ideal in critical applications where reliability is a key consideration. They’re available with output speeds of 5-350 rpm and 13 standard drive sizes of 1-1,000 hp. It also features a compact, right-angle gear drive; a wide variety of mountings, shaft seals, and impellers; and tapered roller bearings service rated to over 100,000 hours L-10 life. Chemineer Inc., Dayton, OH, 800-643-0641, www.chemineer.com.
Variable frequency drives
Danfoss Water & Wastewater announces ipopular VLT®2800 Series variable frequency drives are now available with enhanced sleep functionality, run-dry detection and pipe fill mode as standard for improved pump operation and protection, while increasing overall energy efficiency. These multipurpose drives are engineered specifically for low-power applications and are available in 0.5 - 2 HP, 200-240V, 1 or 3-phase; 3 - 5 HP, 200-240V, 3-phase; and 0.75 - 25 HP, 380-480V configurations. They offer side-by-side mounting in any direction and include a built-in PID controller, RFI filter, DC coils and cold plate technology as standard. Bookstyle drives up to 10 HP are available with IP20 protection as standard and NEMA 1 optional, and drives in the 15-25 HP range come standard with a NEMA 1 enclosure. An integrated RS485 interface is standard, with integrated Devicenet or PROFIBUS as available options. Danfoss Water & Wastewater, Milwaukee, WI, 800-621-8806,
Dry polymer dosing
Fluid Dynamics, a subsidiary of Neptune Chemical Pump Co., introduces the dynaJET dry polymer preparation system, designed to accurately meter and completely hydrate dry polymer in the treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater. The system utilizes a blower-assisted conveyance package to atomize and transport the dry polymer to a tank-mounted hydration chamber. Within its transparent hydration chamber, the atomized polymer is completely engulfed in a shower spray of water to fully wet the individual particles. The system is offered in a wide range of capacity sizes, plus various polymer delivery and storage configurations to match specific process requirements. Fluid Dynamics Inc., Boulder, CO, 888-530-7300, www.dynablend.com.
Edlon Inc., a unit of Robbins & Myers, Inc., offers the Secure & Pure family of vessels, linings, and coatings for ultrapure applications. Day tanks in this family are designed for storage of ultrapure, electronic-grade chemicals used in the semiconductor industry. They feature a one-piece, 90-mil-thick, removable Teflon® PFA liner with a high-density polyethylene outer shell to eliminate possible metal-ion contamination from the container. Additional features include sidewall cutouts for liquid level monitoring, heat exchanger coils, PFA-coated mixer assemblies, spray bars, baffles and flare-type fittings for feed line connections. The product line also includes fluoropolymer coatings and glass-backed, bonded fluoropolymer liners designed to satisfy the semiconductor industry’s purity requirements. Liners are adhered using a proprietary bonding system. Liner materials include PVDF, ECTFE, Tefzel®, Teflon® PFA, FEP, or PTFE. Edlon Inc., Charleston, WV, 800-753-3566, www.edlon.com.
Ceramic gas diffuser
Filtros Ltd. has been issued a U.S. Patent for an all-ceramic gas diffuser for use in water and wastewater treatment. This one-piece design is formed of a gas permeable porous alumina diffuser ceramically bonded at high temperatures to an impervious ceramic holder yielding a corrosion resistant product. Stainless steel components, polymer gaskets and cements of any kind have been eliminated. With a 3/4” NPT connection, this diffuser is designed to retrofit into existing systems. Filtros Ltd., East Rochester, NY, 800-633-2143, www.filtrosltd.com.
Dwyer Instruments’ new Series RH humidity or humidity/temperature transmitter provides a stable, repeatable, and accurate means of measuring humidity only or humidity and temperature in the harshest of environments. The polymer capacitance sensor isn’t affected by condensation, fog, high humidity, or contaminants. The sensor is designed for years of calibration-free service. This series is a two-wire transmitter with a 4-20 mA loop powered output. The humidity/temperature version provides dual 4-20 mA output signals with an accuracy of ±2% RH and ±0.9°F @ 72°F (±0.3°C @ 25°C). Outside Air (OSA) model is also available. Dwyer Instruments Inc., Michigan City, IN, 219-879-8000, www.dwyer-inst.com.
On-site machine repairs
Field System Machining Inc. has developed numerous in-field repair processes, including stationary journal machining (SJM) and proprietary welding technology such as its FSM 01-625 “Cold Cast Iron” welding system, making it possible to perform repairs on-site. Removing and/or shipping broken items add risks, increase downtime, cost more and eliminates an ability to supervise repair. Risks are mitigated in numerous areas when machines are repaired in place. The risk of damage to the component during shipping is eliminated. Field System Machining Inc., South Elgin, IL, 800-789-2814, www.fieldsystems.com.
GFO® fiber for pump packing from W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of Gore-Tex® sealant products, is a high performance composite material designed and engineered specifically for use as a compression packing. With a 20+ year history of trouble-free performance, fiber packing applications include sealing shafts on high-speed pumps, mixers, agitators, or any other equipment with rotating or reciprocating shafts. It doesn’t get hard or brittle, thereby minimizing shaft wear. Additionally, its excellent lubricity and high thermal conductivity keep it cool-running, even after extended periods of continuous use. Gore & Associates Inc., Elkton, MD, 800-654-4229, www.gore.com/sealants.
Control room switch
The Hirschmann Automation and Control’s new modular Workgroup-Switch SmartLION is designed for using in control rooms. Users in a workgroup can be networked by copper cables and fiber optic cables and connected to the backbone. This may take place homogeneously by a medium or via medium transformation. One 8 port 100BASE-TX and two 8 port 100BASE-FX modules (multimode and singlemode) and two uplinks are available for this. The switch thus offers a high degree of flexibility in setting up and extending Ethernet networks in close-to-production areas. All switches can be equipped with up to three media modules each. Hirschmann Automation and Control Inc., Chambersburg, PA, 717-217-2216, www.hirschmann-usa.com.
Hydranautics’ newest, most advanced seawater RO membrane product, the SWC5® is a 400 ft2 (37.16 m2) element that produces 9,000 gpd (34.07 m3/d) of permeate when tested with 32,000 mg/L NaCl, at 800 psi (55.2 bar), and 10% recovery. The remarkable feature of this product is that it achieves such high permeability (low energy operation), while still offering 99.8% salt rejection. This has been achieved by refining SWC membrane chemistry, maximizing surface area through use of manufacturing automation, and selection of high performance element components. Hydranautics, Oceanside, CA, 800-272-7873, www.membranes.com.
Replacement pump parts
Genuine Moyno® replacement parts ensure Moyno pumps continue to provide original, high-quality performance and long service life to lower total cost of ownership. The Moyno Netlink System electronically links the company’s North American distributors via an intranet, giving the customer instant direct access to in-field replacement parts inventory. This proprietary system utilizes new technology that enables distributors to source parts quickly, preventing out-of-stock situations to minimize downtime. Moyno Inc., Springfield, OH, 877-486-6966, www.moyno.com.
Sensor mounting bracket
Pepperl+Fuchs introduces the OMH-VL18 mounting bracket. Designed for use with 18mm cylindrical photoelectric sensors, this threaded metal bracket has three spring-loaded screws that are easily adjusted to move the sensor up and down, as well as left and right. This facilitates precise alignment, which is especially useful in thru-beam laser set-ups. Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, 330-486-0001, www.am.pepperl-fuchs.com.
The PMC VersaLine VL3000 Series submersible transmitters are specifically designed for depth and level measurements of groundwater, wastewater and seawater. Typical applications are wells, dams, irrigation, sewage lift stations, rivers and oceanography. The stainless steel housing will satisfy many applications. Titanium is also ideal in brackish or sea water, or other chemical environments unsuitable for stainless steel. The standard polyurethane vented cable is molded to the transmitter providing a high integrity waterproof assembly. Process Measurement & Controls Inc., Danbury, CT, 203-792-8686, www.pmc1.com.
1500W AC/DC supply
Power Sources Unlimited’s new Cotek Electronics 1K5U Series of 1500W AC/DC power supplies are housed in a compact, low-profile 8” x 11” x 2.5” enclosure and are ideal for communications, instrumentation and industrial control applications. The unit accepts a universal 90-260VAC input and provides high current, single outputs ranging from 12VDC to 60VDC. Output voltages are adjustable by either potentiometer or by external controls. Power Sources Unlimited Inc., Wrentham, MA, 800-966-7784, www.psui.com.
600W power converter
Schaefer Inc. has introduced the C1500 Series of 600 Watt, 6U high, VME/Eurorack compatible DC/DC and AC/DC converters. Applications include locomotive controls and communications equipment, telecommunication systems, process control systems, and power stations. All units have remote sensing, overvoltage protection, and current limit protection on the output. Efficiencies run up to 90%. Operating temperatures available include -20°C to +75°C and -40°C to +75°C. This series is available in 8 single input ranges including 10-16, 18-36, 36-75, 45-90, 80-160, 160-320VDC as well as 185-264 and 93-138 / 185-264 (switchable) VAC. Schaefer Inc., Ashland, MA, 508-881-7330,
Critical fluids monitoring
Supercritical Fluid Technologies introduces a new Data Acquisition Package (DAP) as an option for the SFT Phase Monitor II instrument. The DAP provides real time image and data capture directly to a PC computer. The video image, along with the temperature and pressure data, is displayed on the PC monitor and may be archived directly to the hard drive. In addition, the current date and time are recorded and the user has the ability to enter a short text comment. To capture the video signal, the package includes a PXI (frame grabber) card which needs to be installed into the user’s PC running Windows 2000, NT, XP, or Me. Supercritical Fluids Technologies Inc., Newark, DE, 302-738-3420, www.supercriticalfluids.com.