New Products (October 2013)

High-Pressure Test Gauge Crystal Engineering introduced a 15,000 psi version of its popular XP2i test gauge. The ultra-rugged, intrinsically safe, easy-to-use test gauge joins the recently released GaugeCalHP Pressure Comparator and nVision Reference Recorder among the high-pressure instruments offered by Crystal Engineering. The one-year XP2i accuracy specification is 0.1% of reading with digital temperature compensation from –10 to 50C.  Each gauge includes an ISO 17025, NIST-traceable, calibration certificate with test data at five temperatures. Key features include an IP-67 rated, marine-grade enclosure (submersible up to 1 meter), a fast-pressure safety valve (PSV) mode, custom engineering units, and the  leak-free Crystal pressure fitting connection. The dual display version adds additional features, including leak rate, tare mode, and differential pressure (when connected to a second XP2i). (
Seamless Tubing RathGibson now manufactures C276 seamless tubing through its Greenville Tube facility in Arkansas. C276 seamless tubing is used in applications that require excellent resistance to corrosion, pitting, and stress corrosion cracking (SCC), particularly in chemically reducing environments, including the power generation and pollution control industries. C276 seamless tubing is produced at a state-of-the-art factory that features an environmentally safe closed cleaning system that utilizes vacuum technology to prevent solvent release into the atmosphere. The company says that from raw material selection to packaging, Greenville Tube’s 10-step process is carefully monitored to ensure the high quality of each seamless tube. (
Combustion Analyzer The new E8500 combustion analyzer from E Instruments International is a complete portable tool for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance level emissions monitoring and testing. The E8500 is ideal for regulatory and maintenance use in boiler, burner, engine, turbine, furnace, and other combustion applications. It also includes electrochemical sensors for oxygen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and hydrogen sulfide. The unit is available with a real-time PC software package and a wireless remote printer. (
Abrasive Grinding Wheels Sigma Green Premium Grinding Wheels, a line of abrasive grinding wheels that grind fast to reduce discoloration and warpage on stainless steel, are now available from Rex-Cut Abrasives. The wheels feature proprietary construction that provides rapid stock removal and leaves a nice finish, especially on 304 stainless steel where these 36 grit discs produce a 100 RA finish. Featuring smooth, chatter-free performance to help reduce operator fatigue, these grinding wheels are available in 4-, 4.5-, 5-, and 7-inch sizes, with and without hubs, and optional 5/8-11 throw-away adapters. The wheels contain only 0.035% iron, with less than 0.1% of iron, chlorine, and sulfur combined. Designed for use with right-angle grinders, they provide 50% faster cutting than aluminum oxide and 20% cooler cutting, the firm claims. The 4.5-inch wheel is also offered in 46- and 60-grit versions. (
Rugged Process Junction TURCK introduced its new stainless steel process junction box. With the ability to consolidate up to eight individual, localized analog or discrete signals into a single device, this junction box streamlines connectivity requirements. For greater simplicity, the signals are then routed to a control unit through a single home-run cable. In addition to simplifying connectivity, TURCK stainless steel process junction boxes provide a robust connectivity solution in harsh environments. The junction boxes feature FM approval for Class 1, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D hazardous locations, and ingress protection of IP67—including the junction boxes receptacles as long as the ports are covered/connected. Additionally, TURCK stainless steel process junction boxes have cast 316 stainless steel electropolished housing to ensure optimal performance in areas that present severe environmental conditions including those with water, salt spray, gases, and other corrosive materials. (
Multichannel Thermocouple Data Logger Onset announced the HOBO UX120 Thermocouple Logger, a four-channel LCD data logger for measuring and recording temperature in a broad range of monitoring applications. The data logger offers a dramatic price/performance advantage over competitive products by combining a full-featured, deployment-friendly LCD display and flexible support for a variety of plug-in thermocouple probes. It also makes it easy and convenient to record temperatures over a broad range (−260C to 1820C) and can accept up to four J, K, T, E, R, S, B, or N type probes. This flexibility enables the logger to be used in a range of monitoring projects. In addition to accepting four thermocouple sensors, the logger features an internal temperature sensor for logging ambient temperatures. The logger also features a large memory capacity capable of storing 1.9 million measurements. Once data has been recorded with the HOBO UX120 Thermocouple Logger, it can be easily viewed in graph form and analyzed using Onset’s HOBOware Pro software. (

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