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Non-Clogging Submersible Pressure Transducer For Wastewater Lift Stations

Wastewater lift stations, or pumping stations, are an integral part in the transportation and eventual treatment of wastewater and other used water. Wastewater is commonly transported through piping systems, using gravity to move the water from one location to another. Using gravity helps keep costs down during transportation. However, gravity cannot be used when the wastewater needs to be transported to a higher elevation. This is where lift stations come in. There are three main components of a lift station: Wet well – This is a single tank, located underground, where the wastewater is held until it is ready to

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Bronkhorst

Accurate Dosing Of Release Agent

Have you ever seen cars with a nice ‘leather look’ dashboard? One of our customers in the automotive industry manufacturers these ‘skins’ that look like leather. These ‘skins’ are produced by spraying liquid – colored polyurethane – into moulds. To allow an easy skin release from the mould, a release agent must be applied onto the mould surface. The amount of release agent is essential in this respect and must be perfectly dosed as it determines the quality and look & feel of the product. The ‘skin’ will remain adhered to the mould when too little agent is applied, whereas

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Core Sensors Pressure Transducers
Core Sensors

Compound Pressure Transducers

In a compound pressure transducer, the sensor is zero-referenced to atmospheric pressure. In other words, the transducer has been calibrated to provide the zero-pressure output value at full vacuum range of -14.7 PSI (or -1 bar). Typically this is offered for low and medium pressure range, gauge referenced transducers (vented or sealed). It is possible to use a compound pressure range on higher pressures but the tolerances of the transducer, such as full scale error, may exceed the vacuum range of -14.7 PSI. It is not recommended to use compound pressure ranges higher than 500 PSI in order to maintain

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Horner

The Importance of Industrial Automation

Why Industrial Automation Is Needed The idea of automation has a history of making workers anxious. This is because when some people hear “automation” they think “layoffs”, but the truth is that industrial automation can make their jobs easier and increases productivity. The addition of automation to an existing manufacturing workforce increases 2% on average per year. Industrial Automation Tools Industrial Automation uses control systems such as computers, robots, and information technology. An example of this is our Horner OCS controllers which are used to control different types of processes and machinery. These control systems are used to perform tasks

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Transducer

Understand Pressure Transducer Temperature Specifications

A common concern when selecting a pressure transducer is the performance in various temperature conditions. Temperature is an important specification, as it has a direct effect on the accuracy of the transducer. Significant errors in the pressure readings or complete failure of the transducer are possible if installed in an environment that is outside the specified ranges. In this blog post, we will discuss the different temperature specifications commonly found on our datasheets and how to interpret them to make the most informed pressure transducer selection. This post will use CS10 Industrial Pressure Transducer specifications for examples throughout this post.

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Switch

Using a Thermal Level Switch for Interface (Level) Detection

Instrument malfunctions are a common problem across a wide array of industries. For a segment of our clients, the combination of the process media and plant condition tends to cause instrument malfunctions that require maintenance. For a level switch to perform well it must avoid failure that can be caused by: Corrosion and/or “sludging” damage to the sensor caused by the soapy emulsion. High temperature Water contamination (Feedwater and cooling water often contains high mineral content, sediment, etc.) Electromagnetic interference Difficult access points limit monitoring and daily maintenance The Solution: Thermal Level Switch The Kayden Classic 800 Series Thermal Level

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Logic Control System
Environmental

Groundwater Remediation Systems

Groundwater Remediation Water remediation is the process of cleaning, sanitizing, and restoring materials where the water damage has occurred. Water damage that is not treated can become hazardous. Mold growth, bacteria, and viruses can occur. Groundwater is water that sits below the ground and saturates the pore space in the subsurface. Around 40% of the world’s drinking water is drawn from groundwater in boreholes and dug wells. This groundwater provides farmers with the water needed to irrigate their crops. Companies use it to manufacture their products. Groundwater contamination can occur from spills during industrial operations, leaking from landfills, and applications

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PiloTREK Level Transmitter
Wastewater

Lift Station Measurement With The PiloTREK

A wastewater lift station can be a very essential part of wastewater treatment. A lift station is essentially a pumping station that moves wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. A big benefit of using a lift station is the amount of money saved from not having to dig for sewer pipes Our partners at Nivelco had a customer in West Texas that needed continuous measurement of the level in their 30 ft deep wells containing stormwater and trash (during heavy rains, especially in the winter months, large volumes of trash wind up in the lift station inlet

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SPD

Surge Protection Systems

Surge Protection and an underestimated risk This system consists of external lightning protection and internal surge protection. This The purpose of an external lightning protection system Use of an air-termination system to intercept direct lightning strikes Down-conductor system used to safely discharge a lightning current Earth-termination system distributes the lightning current in the ground Elements of surge protection systems Separation distances Earth-termination system Down conductor Lightning equipotential bonding (interconnecting all isolated conducting parts of the installation by means of surge protective devices) Air-termination systems Red/line power supply systems DEHN’s Red/Line® provides surge protective devices for installation into switchgear installations, meter

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