Monday, October 26, 2020

Dissolved Oxygen Measurement for Craft Breweries

Oxygen is both friend and enemy to the brewer!

It gives yeast what it wants to breathe and survive during the fermentation process and then becomes your main antagonist after the yeast has done its job.

Any process or transfer where beer becomes exposed to oxygen post-fermentation is an opportunity for oxygen to cause staling, muting, and shelf-life reduction. One example is the packaging process. The added oxygen resulting from placing the beer in cans, kegs, or bottles can affect the final product's consistency and taste.

As a brewer, you want to concentrate on producing the best-tasting beer. Therefore, it is critical to know how oxygen affects the brewing process and how packaging can eventually impact your beer's taste. It will give you the trust you need to create award-winning flavors that customers will enjoy, no matter how long the beer sits on the shelf.

METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics offers the most accurate and cost-effective solutions for measuring dissolved oxygen in brewing applications. These robust optical dissolved oxygen sensors are durable and require minimal maintenance.

For more information about METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics products in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin call Alliance Technical Sales at 630-321-9646 or visit their website at https://alliancets.com.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Freeze Protect Your Pipelines, Valves, Vessels and Pumps Now!

Freeze Protection

It's that time of year again. Winter weather is coming. The need to protect vital factory equipment. A frozen pipe, valve, or vessel caused by lower temperatures and brutal winds will cause expensive, unplanned outages. Your exterior equipment is in danger of freezing and shutting down production. Right now is the time to fully assess your heat trace and freeze protection requirements.

BriskHeat industrial heating products incorporate traditional heat tracing design schemes with innovative products, installation, control, and monitoring technologies. BriskHeat industrial heating products are perfect for keeping valves, pumps, joints, crosses, elbows, flanges, pipes and tees working at the right temperature. BriskHeat products include heat tracing cable (constant wattage and self-regulating), tote heaters, insulated heating blankets, immersion heaters, and thermostats. All are designed for long life and are proven reliable and effective.

With unpredictable weather conditions ahead, you need to have your piping, tanks, and valves protected.  BriskHeat has a solution for any application. To learn more, contact Alliance Technical Sales at 630-321-9646 or visit the Alliance website at https://alliancets.com.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Complimentary Black Liquor Solids Testing Program offered by Electron Machine

DSA E-Scan™ Black Liquor Analyzer
Pulp Mill operators, how confident are you in your black liquor solids? Do you know the solids at every critical phase of the process? Would you like to decrease the time that solids analyses take?

Typical analyses of black liquor solids are conducted on periodic bases throughout the mill. These analyses consist of many samples being taken at critical locations and analyzed in the lab. This process can take many hours or even days to collect and determine the solids content.

Because of the recent demand for continued uptime and reduced labor forces at pulp and paper mills, industrial in-line refractometer manufacturer Electron machine offers a complimentary black liquor study service for pulp mills.  

Solids Testing in Just 10 Seconds - Electron Machine Corporation's DSA E-Scan™ Black Liquor Analyzer

The service includes a 1-day on-site evaluation of the mill's current black liquor solids using Electron Machine's DSA E-Scan™, as well as any equipment and control practices used, and the identification of potential areas for improvement.

The DSA E-Scan™ is an automatic, bench-top critical angle refractometer with a digital readout and temperature-controlled sample chamber.

The DSA E-Scan™ provides solids measurements in just 10 seconds. It provides accuracy and repeatability as good as gravimetric methods. While the cost-benefit analysis of deploying the DSA E-Scan™ will vary from the paper mill to paper mill, there's no denying the magnitude of time savings the DSA E-Scan™ provides will significantly reduce cost.

Take advantage of this great offer from Electron Machine now!

For more information visit this site: https://electronmachine.com/blackliquortesting.

For all pulp mills located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin, call Alliance Technical Sales at 630-321-9646 NOW to arrange your survey.

Monday, September 21, 2020

5 Ways to Improve Bioprocessing Measurements

How to Optimize Bioprocessing with Digital Sensors

There are continuous requirements for improve pH, DO and CO2 bioprocessing measurements. Meeting quality objectives while enhancing bioprocessing is a tremendous challenge.

Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM®) is a digital technology for in-line process analytics that incorporates intelligent algorithms into sensors. ISM/digital sensors provide real-time sensor diagnostics information, improves pharmaceutical measurements, provides greater process control and maximizes process equipment reliability/revenue.

For an onsite or on-line demonstration, contact Alliance Technical Sales. Call them at 630-321-9646 or visit their website at https://alliancets.com.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Heaters

Intermediate bulk containers (also known as IBC tote, IBC tank, IBC, or pallet tank) are stackable, reusable, flexible containers with an integrated pallet base. These multi-use industrial-grade containers are designed to handle, transport, and store liquids, semi-solids, pastes, or solids. They are normally available in 250, 275, 330, 350, 450 and 550 gallon sizes. IBC totes are commonly used in food and beverage production, labs, cosmetics manufacturing, petrochemical/chemical production, oil & gas production, and in many areas of general manufacturing. 

Often, the contents of IBC totes need to be heated to prevent freezing or optimize viscosity for pumping or pouring. IBC tote heaters (or just tote heaters) refer to a certain style of flexible and immersion heaters used to heat the contents of intermediate bulk containers.  Most applications fall in to these areas: viscosity control, freeze protection, thermal mixing, temperature maintenance, and biofuel / biodiesel heating. Failure in keeping the products inside the IBC could result in the contents being ruined, production delays, or inability to dispense at all, which in turn increases production costs or causes damage. Damaged  equipment, replacing ruined materials, or waiting for usable product are expensive prices  to pay for improper heating.

Tote Heater

Flexible IBC Tote Heaters

This category refers to flexible rubber blanket heaters that sit under, or is fitted around, the IBC tote. These heaters are designed with power densities (watt densities) that will not harm the tote itself, or the material it contains. Flexible tote heaters usually include backside insulation for better thermal and energy efficiency. Other design criteria include thermostats, water resistance for indoor/outdoor use or wash-down environments; 360° grounded heating element for safety; UL certification; 120 or 240 volt plug set.

Immersion Tote Heater

Immersion IBC Tote Heaters

Immersion heaters are submersible heaters that use direct heat transfer to allow liquid mediums to quickly reach desired temperatures. They are commonly used with all types of tanks and processing equipment and are a cost effective, rapid heating method in almost any industrial or manufacturing environment. Immersion tote heaters design criteria include 120 or 240 VAC operation; a wide variety of flange/screw connection sizes; temperature indicators/displays; temperature controllers/thermostats; hi/low alarms; and power cords /connections types.

For more information about about IBC tote heaters, contact Alliance Technical Sales. Call them at 630-321-9646 or visit their website at https://alliancets.com.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Water Quality Instrumentation from HF scientific

 

Online Residual Oxidant and Chlorine Monitors | Online UV Analyzers | Reagents and Dispensers | Photometers | Test Strips | Turbidity and Standards

HF scientific produces the best quality instrumentation, test kits and chemical reagents used in a range of applications for monitoring water quality. Their primary markets are industrial and municipal water treatment systems, but their products are used in applications as varied as industrial process control systems and marine ballast water systems to mitigate adverse effects on the ecosystem of invasive species.

For more information on HF scientific products in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin call Alliance Technical Sales at 630-321-9646 or visit their website at https://alliancets.com.