Saturday, February 28, 2015

Flowmeters for Sanitary and Ultrapure Applications

sanitary ultrapure flow meter
Unobstructed path flowmeter for
sanitary and ultrapure applications.
(courtesy of Thermal Instrument)
Sanitary applications such as food processing and ultrapure applications such as semiconductor processing often require precise flow control and an unobstructed flow path. Finding the right flow meter or flow switch for these applications can be daunting.

Depending on the process, these applications can range in size from 1/4" connections to 6" and may utilize either Tri-Clamp, VCR, VCO, or stub-weld process connections. Many sanitary installations require "CIP/SIP" (clean in place) design, and for ultrapure designs a 10-15 RA finish may be required. The body of the flow switch should be all welded to minimize any area for contamination to hide and prevent leakage. And since many ultrapure fluids can be highly corrosive, a body made of 316 stainless steel (low sulfur) is typical but other corrosion resistant materials such as Hastelloy C,  Monel, Inconel, Tantalum, and Carpenter 20 may be required.

For more information on any sanitary or ultrapure fluid flow application, contact:

Belilove Company Engineers
21060 Corsair Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
Phone: (510) 274-1990
Fax: (510) 274-1999

Friday, February 27, 2015

The McCrometer FPI Mag Meter

Need an excellent flow meter that provides 0.5% accuracy, installs without cutting pipe, welding flanges, de-watering lines or interrupting service; dramatically reducing installation time and costs by up to 45% over traditional full pipe flow meter installation?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nuclear (Gamma) Technology Level Control

gamma source level
Sources and Detector Mounted
External to Vessel 
Gamma source level detection is designed to deliver outstanding performance in a wide range of difficult applications and process conditions for both liquids and bulk solids which include the most dangerous materials such as caustic, toxic, corrosive, explosive, and carcinogenic irrespective of their viscosity and temperature.

How it Works

Low Level Source and Detector
Mounted External to Vessel 

Each system consists of a gamma source, detector and microprocessor.

  • The gamma source, typically mounted external to the vessel emits energy through the vessel walls collimated in a direction towards the detector mounted on the opposite side of the vessel. The gamma energy reaches the detector when the vessel is empty. As the process level rises in the vessel, the gamma energy reaching the detector will decrease in an inversely proportional relationship to the level. 
  • The detector measures the level of energy and sends a proportional signal to the microprocessor. 
  • The microprocessor linearizes, filters, and correlates this signal to a level measurement. 
The entire system is mounted external to the vessel and can be easily installed and maintained while the process is running ... without expensive down time, vessel modifications or chance of accidental release.

  • Solids or Liquid Measurement 
  • Measurement Not Affected by: 
    • Internal Obstructions. i.e. Agitators Extreme Process Temperatures
    • Caustic Processes
    • Violent Product Flow 
    • Sterile Process
    • Changing Process
    • Variable Product Flow 
  • Automatic Compensation for Vapor Density Changes 
  • Automatic Compensation for Foam or Gasses 
  • Automatic Compensation for Process Build-Up 
  • Detectors Contoured to the Shape of Vessels 
  • Upgrade Utilizing Existing Sources 
Features and Benefits
  • Accurately Measures the Most Complex Processes 
  • Solid Crystal or Flexible Scintillating Fill- Fluid 
  • Excellent Measurement Reliability due to Proprietary Filtering Technology 
  • Level Detection of Multiple Interfaces 
  • Low Maintenance / No Component Wear 
  • Auto-Calibration

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Industrial Annunciator with Event Recording for Power and Process Applications

industrial annunciator panel
RONAN Annunciator Panel
Visual indication of process variable status, particularly in alarm state, is a basic requirement in any control room and normally accomplished via annunciator panels. Having an annunciator panel that also provides event recording makes life much easier for quality engineers and control room technicians.

In addition, annunciator panels that provide tie-in to plant DCS via Ethernet gives control engineers the flexibility to design process loops with multiple levels of monitoring and safety.

The RONAN X11CB is and example of this type of annunciator.  The X11CB annunciator system is equipped with an integrated Interface Module that allows for an Ethernet connection to the Software Configuration and other applications.  The system also supports industrial protocols which allow for communication with a host on a local or plant network.

The Interface Module continuously monitors system functions and Alarm Modules via a rugged CAN bus interface signaled by dedicated LED or relay contact closure.  The X11CB Annunciator system features one to four windows per module, allowing for a maximum monitoring capacity of 400 alarm points.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Verstile pH, ORP, Specific Ion, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity Transmitter

The ECD Model T23 two-wire transmitter provides simplicity in a powerful package. A choice of measurement parameters include: pH, ORP, Specific Ion, Dissolved Oxygen, Conductivity and Resistivity.

Multi-channel capability allows the Model T23 to accept up to two sensor inputs, each having temperature compensation, and provides up to three selected outputs. Any combination of pH, ORP, Specific Ion, or Dissolved Oxygen can be accepted as an input (Conductivity or Resistivity transmitters are only available as single channel units).

Friday, February 6, 2015

When You Need a Custom Heating Element or Thermal System Design

OEMs often need custom designed heating elements for their equipment. Designing an electric heating element, or a complete thermal system, requires both electrical and mechanical engineering skills. Often, you can save time and money by calling in an expert with the proper experience to assist.

Belilove Company-Engineers has decades of experience developing custom thermal solutions in many industries - from low tech to cutting-edge high tech, from foodservice appliances to semiconductor processing equipment, Belilove has "been there, done that". So the next time you need an electric heating element, temperature sensor, or controller, Think Belilove.