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Badger Meter has enhanced its new line of Coriolis flow meters by releasing an explosion-proof transmitter with safe sensors for RCT1000 Coriolis mass flow meters.
The company said the hazardous location certification opens new applications for RCT1000 flow meters, including chemical and petrochemical processing, oil exploration and refining and a variety of industrial processing applications in potentially hazardous environments.
The hazardous location certification applies to the RCT1000 dual tube Coriolis flow meters with one-half to three-inch connectors and includes low flow options, according to the company. The Coriolis flow meters are certified for Class I, Division 1 area and include a newly designed, integrally mounted, explosion-proof transmitter, Badger Meter claimed.
The transmitter offers an unlock feature to prevent accidental activation, as well as a local LCD display with optical buttons, which allow the operator to navigate the display through the glass without opening the enclosure, the company said. In addition to meter configuration, Badger Meter said the RCT Console software provides data logging, trend analysis and the HealthTrack feature, allowing for advanced diagnostics of a flow process.
The Badger Meter RCT1000 Coriolis mass flow meter identifies flow rates by directly measuring fluid mass and density over a range of fluid temperatures and viscosities with a high degree of accuracy, the company said, and its unobstructed, open flow design and measurement technique makes the unit suitable for a variety of fluids such as vegetable oils and fats, slurries, adhesives, coatings and hardeners, chemicals, petrochemicals, and other viscous, nonconductive fluids that are difficult to measure with other technologies.
For more information, visit the company's website or call 877-243-1010.
Starrett-Bytewise, a division of the L.S. Starrett Co., has introduced the StarrettSL3 line laser sensor for cured-tire bulge and depression, and runout measurement. The company said SL3 is the third generation of the high-speed line laser sensor first introduced by Starrett-Bytewise in 2001.
SL3 sensors employ upgraded firmware and a new calibration process that the company claims improves repeatability. It said earlier versions of the SL sensor can be upgraded to SL3.
Starrett-Bytewise manufactures laser-based non-contact industrial measurement systems utilized to monitor tire manufacturing operations including calendering, extrusion, tire building, final finish inspection, research and development, and tire testing.
For more information, Dennis Reynolds at 706-593-3091 or via email, [email protected].
Silicone maker Dow Corning Corp. has introduced Syl-Off EM 7978 coating, the firm's latest addition to its portfolio of high-performance release coatings for food packaging and processing applications.
Dow Corning said the new emulsion is formulated for coating papers used in commercial and consumer baking and cooking and leverages advanced silicone technology for clean release performance and outstanding water repellency at low coating weights down to 0.20 g/m².
Dow Corning's expanding family of silicone emulsion coatings for in-line and off-line paper processing was designed to meet growing food industry demand for greater cost reductions, productivity and sustainability, the company said.
Dow Corning claims Syl-Off EM 7978 can provide:
• Growth in the fast food market, as the coating provides premium-release and water repellency performance for bakery and food release papers;
• Cost efficiencies, as it is effective at thinner coating weights and uses low platinum catalyst levels;
• Processing improvements, as it reduces dust creation to minimize line interruptions for cleaning; and
• Sustainability initiatives, as it contributes to energy conservation by using in-line coating, which avoids the need to power separate equipment and processes.
Dow Corning said all of its silicone emulsions for food release comply with European food contact regulations and meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration requirements for food contact.
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