Showing posts with label analytical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label analytical. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Surface Heating for Analytical and Scientific Instrumentation

Cloth heater for Analytical and Scientific Instrumentation
Electric surface heating for
analytical and scientific
applications. (BriskHeat
In many research & development and laboratory applications, surface heat is required to successfully conduct experiments and tests. The heat may be required for a number of reasons:
  • Temperature Compensation - Varying results due to temperature fluctuation are eliminated when the temperature is constant over several repetitions or tests.
  • Vacuum Bake-out - Heat helps release moisture and impurities/particulates in a closed system to allow the test results to be more accurate and consistent.
  • Temperature Elevation - A higher temperature may be required to generate the desired results.
The document below, courtesy of BriskHeat, provides electric heating solutions for various laboratory applications where analytical and scientific apparatus require heat. You can also  download a PDF of "Surface Heating for Analytical and Scientific Instrumentation" here.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Water Quality Analysis – Constituent Survey (Part 1)

water quality is critical to man industrial and commercial processes
Many industrial and commercial processes rely on
specific water quality requirements
Of all the raw materials available for human consumption – aside from the air we breathe – the most vital component of life on earth is water. In addition to the global need for humans to drink water in order to survive, the use of water is essential in a myriad of industries relating to process control. Whether the goal is the production or monitoring of pure water for industrial use, or the processing of wastewater, the ability to measure the presence and level of certain chemical constituents of water is necessary for success.

In order to use water properly, industrial professionals combine state of the art analyzers with technical expertise to evaluate water quality for use or disposal. Two essential values of process control are ensuring elements of a control system are accurate and secure, and, furthermore, that they are accurate and secure for each product every time. By properly vetting water in industry, engineers and other personnel in fields such as pharmaceuticals, chemical, food & beverage, brewing, power, and microelectronics are able to maintain standards of production excellence and conform with regulatory requirements related to water quality.

The amount of dissolved oxygen present in water can correlate with the degree of movement at an air-water interface, also being impacted by pressure, temperature, and salinity. Excessive or deficient dissolved oxygen levels in industrial process waters may have an impact on process performance or end product quality. Likely, the most common application for dissolved oxygen measurement is in the evaluation of wastewater for biological oxygen demand. The primary function of dissolved oxygen in wastewater is to enable and enhance the oxidation of organic material by aerobic bacteria, a necessary step in treatment.

To measure dissolved oxygen, specialized sensors and companion instruments are employed that require careful maintenance and trained technical operators. The level of measurement precision varies depending on the industry employing the technology, with numerous applications also being found in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. In-line continuous measurement is used in wastewater processing to determine if the dissolved oxygen remains in a range that supports the bacteria necessary for biodegradation.

Chloride concentration in wastewater is strictly regulated. Industrial and commercial operation effluent can be regulated with respect to allowable chloride content. While commonly found in both streams and wastewater, chlorides, in large amounts, can present challenges to water utilization or processing facilities. Chloride levels impact corrosion, conductivity, and taste (for industries in which such a variable is paramount). In a process system, having an essential component marred due to elevated quantities of a substance could reverberate into any end-product being manufactured. Chloride analyzers, some of which can also detect and monitor other water characteristics, serve as important tools for water consuming facilities to meet regulatory standards for effluent discharge or internal quality standards for recycling.

There are other constituents of what we refer to as “water” that are subject to measurement and monitoring for a range of institutional, industrial, and municipal applications. Those will be explored in the next part of this article series.

The measurement of dissolved oxygen or chloride concentration requires special equipment and techniques. Share your water quality measurement requirements and challenges with fluid process specialists, combining your own knowledge and experience with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Improve Liquid Processing Performance With Sensor Technology

In the field of industrial processing, there is always a striving for improvement. Increasing output, improving output, and decreasing resource input are the watch phrases for process designers and operators in every industry.

Liquid processing often involves analytical instruments that produce periodic or continuous measurements of process conditions. The accuracy of these instruments will directly impact the quality and efficiency of the process, so great attention is paid to maintaining sensors and related instrumentation in top working order. Mettler Toledo, globally recognized leader in analytical sensor technology, provides a comprehensive solution for liquid analytical operations with its line of smart sensors and companion management software.

The ISM sensor technology couples the sensor with an onboard processor that continuously monitors sensor performance and delivers real time information about accuracy and time before maintenance. This empowers users to efficiently schedule maintenance tasks and operate with assurance that the data delivered by the sensor is reliable.

The video below sums up the ISM sensor benefits in under one minute. Share your process analytical challenges with application specialists and combine your process knowledge with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Alliance Technical Sales Overview

industrial engineers consult with product specialist
Alliance Technical Sales works with customers
to develop effective solutions to process measurement
and control challenges.
Alliance Technical Sales represents and distributes for a number of process measurement and control equipment and instrument manufacturers throughout the midwest United States. A specialty of the company is in-line liquid analytical solutions, along with other related fields.

The professionals at Alliance combine world class products with real application expertise and passion to be the best at what they do. For over 15 years, the company has been helping its customers boost efficiency, safety, and effectiveness.

The company's current product offering is included below. Reach out to Alliance Technical Sales for a partner in solving your process measurement and control challenges.



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Deliver Incremental Productivity Boost With Intelligent Sensor Management

Electrode sensors pH measurement
pH/ORP Probes
Mettler Toledo Ingold
It is almost a universal goal that we all must strive to increase productivity and efficiency. Whether factory floor, front office, warehouse, or any other facet of a business, saving time and delivering more output per unit of input is top of mind for business process operators.

Analytical measurement systems for chemical processing are included in the "business processes" mentioned above. Everything done for profit is a business process. Managing analytical instruments and systems for a fluid based process can be time consuming, as well as a significant cost center. There are modern instruments and components that can improve the effectiveness of analytical processes, reducing the recurring financial and manpower expense while improving the reliability and performance of the process.

Mettler Toledo, under their Ingold brand of analytical instruments, has developed their Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM) system to boost product quality and yield, while simultaneously reducing operating costs. The system makes optimum use of digital technology to bring some real user benefits.

  • More precise measurement signal
  • Advanced sensor diagnostics
  • Predictive maintenance functions
  • Rapid sensor change out
The white paper included below provides a clear overview of all that the ISM delivers and how it will save time and expense. Share your analytical challenges with a product specialist and combine your process expertise with their product application knowledge to produce effective solutions.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Paths for Optimizing Chemical Industry Processes

Ingold pH probes for analytical processing
Ingold brand InPro pH probes
Courtesy Mettler Toledo
The success of an industrial process hinges upon simultaneously or continuously maintaining an array of variables within a comparatively narrow operating band. Operators rely heavily upon sensing and measuring equipment to provide critical information about process operation that cannot be gathered by the human senses.

There is a robust section of the measurement and control equipment industry devoted to analytical measurements for chemical processes. Mettler Toledo, with their Ingold brand of analytical instrumentation, has been a key player in the process analytical field for many years. Through continuous research and development, the company has innovated products that provide greater performance and operational benefits to their industrial process control customers.

The piece included below provides a useful overview of the company's analytical and measurement capabilities, with an emphasis on how the products are employed in various industries. Modern technology is incorporated to improve product life cycle performance and reduce maintenance burden.

See for yourself with a browse through the document included below. More information is available on products and applications from a specialist, with whom you should share your analytical process challenges. The most effective solutions will come from collaboration between process operators and analytical equipment specialists.