New Products (August 2013)

240-W LED High-Bay Light for Hazardous Areas

Larson Electronics released the the HAL-HB-240W-LED 240-W LED light for high-bay and floodlight applications in Class 1 Division 2 areas. Available with 19-, 25-, 40- and 125-degree optic configuration, this high-powered LED light comes closer to replicating 1,000-W metal halide illumination. At 240 W, the HAL-HB-240W-LED Class 1 Division 2 LED light moves past 400-W metal halide performance with less current draw, higher life hours, and more durability with respect to vibration. (magnalight.com)

Integrated High-Purity RO and EDI Solution

GE’s new PRO E-Cell Series is designed for ultrapure water production in applications such as makeup water to high-pressure boilers, combined cycle gas turbine power systems, or replacement of aging ion exchange systems. Combining a PRO Series reverse osmosis (RO) system and an E-Cell electrodeionization (EDI) system, the PRO E-Cell Series is built on a single skid with one controller. That design offers customers a 40% smaller footprint, installation simplicity, and ease of operation. (ge.com)

LED Light Source for Borescope Inspection Applications

KARL STORZ Industrial Group America launched the new KARL STORZ TECHNO LED NOVA 150, a next-generation high-output light source for technical borescope inspection applications. The light source’s compact projector delivers cold bright white light (6400K) that generates virtually no heat, and illumination is transmitted through the borescope using robust fiber optic light guide cables. The LED NOVA 150 is energy efficient, noiseless, and has an industrial grade LED illumination module, making lamp changes virtually unnecessary. An international power supply enables worldwide use. (karlstorzindustrial.com)

Online Thermowell Calculation Tool

Endress+Hauser introduced a free online thermowell calculation tool to to help customers stay compliant with the new ASME PTC 19.3 TW-2010 thermowell standards. The thermowell sizing tool calculates the thermowell’s ability to withstand stresses under given process conditions, important for safety-critical or demanding applications with high flow rates or high process pressures. Because a thermowell is subjected to a variety of stresses in these types of applications, typically because of in-line and transverse vibrations, it is necessary to run calculations on the thermowell design to make sure these stresses do not exceed the maximum allowable limit. Endress+Hauser’s thermowell sizing calculator gives users a safe alternative not only to thermowell failure but also to loss of measurement, damage to expensive equipment, and safety risks to plant personnel. The calculation tool includes a larger variety of thermowell geometries, such as stepped thermowells, and the updated ASME PTC 19.3 TW-2010 standards have enhanced resonant frequency calculations that allow the maximum thermowell length to be determined based upon the process conditions. The tool is available via the Endress+Hauser Applicator tool. (us.endress.com)

Corrosion-Resistant Anti-Seize

Chesterton introduced the 783 ACR Corrosion Resistant Anti-Seize, an industrial grade anti-seize designed to protect threaded fasteners up to 900C (165F). Ideal where corrosion is the primary cause of bolt seizure, the product features exceptional resistance to water washout and corrosion. (chesteron.com)

Radar Level Meter for Liquid Applications

KROHNE released the OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F, a new 10 GHz FMCW radar level meter for liquid applications of a measuring range up to 30 meters/98 feet. The two-wire loop-powered device measures level and volume in storage or process tanks with process conditions up to 250C/482F and pressures up to 40 bar/580 psi. The OPTIWAVE 5200 C/F electronics are compatible with a wide selection of antennas. KROHNE’s unique PP and PTFE Wave Horn antennas are process sealed by their antenna material instead of a traditional process seal construction with “O” ring gaskets. These gasket-free antennas are therefore ideally suited for extreme corrosive environments. The modular design of the housing with unique bayonet locking system and antenna extensions ensures suitability for a variety of mounting positions and applications. (krohne.com)