Product News - December 2012

Product News - December 2012
Abb low voltage motor control center

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KSB hybrid mixers, slow-speed agitators

Hybrid mixers and slow-speed agitators from KSB can reduce mixing energy requirements by 50 to 75 percent. The midsized mixers are designed for biogas production. Slow-speed agitators accelerate the bulk flow of the substrate throughout the reactor and generate local shear flow to release gas bubbles from fermenting liquid. The agitators can handle large flow volumes while delivering high thrust. 804/222-1818; www.ksbusa.com.

Cummins diesel generator set models

Four diesel generator sets (175, 200, 275, 300 kW) from Cummins Power Generation, division of Cummins Inc., feature QSB7 and QSL9 engine platforms. All models comply with EPA Tier 3 emission requirements. Model 175 and 200 use the QSB7 engine and are smaller and lighter than the models they replace. Models 275 and 300 use the QSL9 engine and offer improved cold-weather starting and quieter performance. 763/574-5000; www.cummins.com.

ABB low voltage motor control center

The MNS-MCC low-voltage motor control center from ABB Low Voltage Products is designed to address the causes of arc flash incidents. The unit meets UL 845, CSA C22.2 and IBC-2006 standards, is available in plug-in and withdrawable types with up to 4000A horizontal bus and 1600A vertical bus. The design is available in a variety of unit types, including starters, softstarters, variable-frequency drives and mains, and feeder breakers. 800/385-1221; www.abb.us/lowvoltage.

Ferrate water, wastewater treatment system

The Ferrator water and wastewater treatment system from Ferrate Treatment Technologies is designed for municipal and industrial applications. The on-site system can be skid-mounted. Models can treat from 1 to 60 mgd. Ferrate is a supercharged iron molecule, does not create disinfection byproducts and is environmentally safe. In a single application, ferrate can simultaneously perform as an oxidant and coagulant, and can replace coagulants such as ferric chloride, alum and polymers for the removal of metals, non-metals and humic acids. Ferrate has been demonstrated to treat antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and personal care products that end up in sewers and pass through municipal treatment plants. 407/857-5721; www.ferrate.biz.

Bel-Art Scienceware colony counter

The Scienceware colony counter from Bel-Art Products counts colonies of bacteria or other microorganisms on an agar plate. The pen-style device marks, counts and gives an audible and visual alert each time a count is registered on the digital display. It can store up to 35 sample counts in memory and display the sum total of all colonies counted. The display has a backlight for easy viewing in low light conditions. 800/423-5278; www.belart.com.

NK Technologies current sensing switch

The ASXP current sensing switch from NK Technologies is available with a user-adjustable setpoint from 1-80A and designed for use with 24 VAC/DC or 120 VAC electrical sources. The switches deliver OEM-caliber accuracy, precision tolerances, low hysteresis and an operation range between 40 and 100 Hz. Suited for monitoring single- and three-phase motors, the switches feature solid-core enclosures and LED indicators for trip point contact status. 800/959-4014; www.nktechnologies.com.

Orenco TCOM telemetry control panels

TCOM telemetry control panels from Orenco Systems are a simplified, affordable SCADA system for facility managers and operators who need to monitor/control equipment. The system requires no interface software. Features include access and control via phone line, cellular, RF or other remote devices, automatic call-out to pagers or email-capable devices during alarms, data logging with time and date stamp, industry standard Modbus device-to-device communication support and networking for multiple panels. 800/348-9843; www.orenco.com.

Endress+Hauser differential pressure level transmitter

The Deltabar FMD72 electronic differential pressure measurement system from Endress+Hauser uses two pressure sensor modules connected electronically to a single transmitter, eliminating the need for impulse lines or capillaries. One sensor module measures the hydrostatic (high pressure) and the second measures the head pressure. The transmitter calculates differential pressure. Measured values can be used to calculate the level, volume or mass of liquids in pressurized tanks. Sensors connect to the transmitter module via industry standard, color-coded twisted pair cable and have NEMA 4X/6P watertight housings and connections. 888/363-7377; www.us.endress.com.

Moyno close-coupled pumps

The 2000 series WA and WB model close-coupled pumps from Moyno are designed for lower pressure and lower flow applications. The WA features standard size/keyed gear reducer shaft; sealed, gear-type universal joint drive train; and optimized rotor/stator pumping element geometry. The 2000 WB features tradition close-coupled design with thrust and radial loads supported by the bearings in the gear reducer, no shaft bearings, sealed, gear-type universal joint drive train, and optimized rotor/stator pumping element geometry. 877/486-6966; www.moyno.com.

Pepperl+Fuchs power supply signal conditioner

The KFU8-VCR-1 transmitter power supply signal conditioner from Pepperl+Fuchs features various inputs for standard voltage and current inputs. The 1-channel signal conditioners can be powered by a range of AC and DC power with the ability to drive up to 750 ohms. 330/486-0002; www.pepperl-fuchs.us.

Conery 8-inch rail system

The Freeflo BERS-0800 8-inch base elbow rail system from Conery Manufacturing has an ANSI flanged discharge and pull-out (6-inch pull-out model available). Flanges can be drilled to DIN specs. Elbows feature ductile iron construction, corrosion-resistant powder coating and are compatible with most major pump brands. 419/289-1444; www.conerymfg.com.

Larson Electronics pole-mounted LED work light

The Magnalight.com FPM-LEDSW-30-120V telescoping pole-mounted LED work light from Larson Electronics is designed for use on man lifts and lift buckets within demanding and abusive work environments. The light produces 14,790 lumens and features a simple slip-fit adjustable pole-mounting system. It can withstand heavy vibrations and wet working conditions, while producing little heat. 800/369-6671; www.magnalight.com.

Roxtec transit manager software 3.0

Transit manager software 3.0 from Roxtec enables electrical engineers to reduce design time and cost through autoplanning. Users can enter cables manually or import project data from external cable schedules to generate automatic packing plans and print material lists for purchase. Cable and pipe designers also can calculate the weight of transits, tag cables and make changes to transits at any time. Drawings and plans can be exported as .dxf files. Created geometrics can be imported into CAD programs. 800/520-4769; www.roxtec.com.

ELAN manhole cover with integrated antenna

The composite manhole cover with integrated antenna system from ELAN Technologies and GMI Corp. is designed to support secure, rugged, industrial communications typically found in harsh underground utility environments. Applications include AMI smart metering and distribution automation for electric utilities, sewer flow monitoring and level monitoring for real-time collection system management and control, leak detection, combined and sanitary sewer overflow monitoring. The lightweight cover meets AASHTO H-20 traffic rated requirements supporting up to 100,000 pounds. 815/463-8105; www.elantechnologies.net.

AC/DC Equipment polycarbonate enclosures

UL listed polycarbonate enclosures from AC/DC Equipment are designed for control panels or other indoor or outdoor electrical applications. Available in hinged or non-hinged models with clear or opaque lids, boxes feature mounting feet or mounting flanges, lockable stainless steel latches, adjustable aluminum back plates and aluminum dead front doors. The enclosures are UV resistant and carry NEMA Type 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 6, 6P, 12 and 13 ratings. All boxes can be custom drilled or color molded. 419/281-9120; www.acdcequipment.com.

Griffin quiet-operating pumps

The portable, diesel-powered Silent Pump Unit from Griffin Pump & Equipment is made to operate in low noise levels. Producing 70 decibels at 23 feet, applications include sewer bypass, wellpoint dewatering and open sumping. Features include easy access lockable doors for regular maintenance and added security. Other features include self-priming and secondary containment of fuel and engine fluids. 866/770-8100; www.griffinpump.com.

Val-Matic Tilted Disc check valve

The Tilted Disc check valve from Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing is designed for raw water, cooling water and treated water and wastewater applications. The valve's tapered metal seats are made of wear-resistant alloys to provide tight seating and long life for systems with high shut-off heads, surge tanks or multiple pump applications. The valve is offered in 125B, 150B and 250B AWWA classes in sizes 4 to 60 inches for pressure ranges up to 400 psi. 630/941-7600; www.valmatic.com.

Watson-Marlow sodium hypochlorite pump

The 620 series pump for sodium hypochlorite from the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group can run dry and maintain ± 0.1 percent accuracy in hypo metering. The pump is designed to handle harsh chemicals in the water and wastewater industry, including ferric chloride, sodium bisulfate, aluminum, fluoride, carbon and lime slurries, polymers, aqueous ammonia, potassium permanganate and caustic slurries. The pump has no valves or seals to clog for minimum maintenance and reduced downtime. 800/282-8823; www.wmpg.com.

NSU anaerobic digesters

Anaerobic digesters from Natural Systems Utilities capture and convert organic matter to biogas for reuse. NSU offers complimentary preliminary evaluations to review the viability of privately funded biogas projects for wastewater treatment plants. The public-private partnership enables utilities to design, build, finance and operate plant upgrades. 612/616-6370; www.naturalsystemsutilities.com.

Hayward WCV wafer check valves

WCV series wafer check valves from Hayward Flow Control feature all thermoplastic molded construction, including angle seat and disc design for high flow capacities. The valves fit both ANSII50 and PN10 flanges. They are available in PVC and CPVC in 2- to 8-inch diameters with a maximum pressure rating of 150 psi non-shock at 70 degrees F. 888/429-4635; www.haywardflowcontrol.com.

Assmann polyethylene tanks, containers

Corrosion- and chemical-resistant tanks and containers from Assmann Corporation of America are made of virgin high-density crosslink or FDA-compliant linear polyethylene. The tanks are low-temperature impact resistant, UV stabilized and available in a range of capacities and colors. Custom rotational molding, accessory fittings and custom colors are available. 888/357-3181; www.assmann-usa.com.

Vanair Air N Arc power system

The Air N Arc 1300 power system from Vanair offers six forms of power in a single 48-inch unit, including 40 cfm rotary screw compressor, 7kW AC generator, 300-amp welder, battery booster and charger, and 10.5 gpm hydraulic pump — all driven by a single engine. Small enough to fit behind the cab or on the side pack of a vehicle, the power system provides full functionality with the truck engine off. 800/526-8817; www.vanair.com.



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