October 2007, Vol. 19, No.10


The Traceable® Pocket-Size™ Thermometer is shockproof and ideal for lab, plant, and field use. The thermometer features a new microchip design and one switch. It is compatible with all type-K probes. Range is –50°C to 750°C or –58°F to 1382°F, with a resolution of 1° and meter accuracy of ±(1°C + .75%) between zero to 500°C ±(1°C + 1%) and 500°C to 750°C. Below-zero accuracies are –20°C ±2°C, –40°C ±4°C, and –50°C ±5°C. Control Co. (Friendswood, Texas).

Lift Stations
Packaged lift stations are now available with an integral solids separation system that is designed to prevent blockages in high-solids applications. The packaged lift stations are available for wet- and dry-pit applications. The solids separation system is a dry-pit design that enables pumps to be maintained without contact with wastewater, and it can be installed either above or below ground. Wilo Emu (Thomasville, Ga.).

Flow Indicator
Series FIF Sight Flow Indicators feature a dual-window design that enables increased visibility for on-the-spot viewing of a pipeline’s contents. They are provided with flanged ends per ANSI standards B16.5 and B16.24. The indicators may be configured with flapper, drip tube, or rotary flow indicators. Standard construction materials include bronze carbon steel or type 316 stainless steel. Lens material is borosilicate glass, and lens retainers can be carbon steel or ductile iron. Papailias Inc. (Northvale, N.J.).

The new Aquacounter® Karl Fischer Volumetric Titrator (AQV-2100S) has a wide detection range from 100 ppm to 100%. A large, color LCD screen provides real-time titration curves and other information useful for analysts. Its automatic background compensation function allows accurate volumetric measurements of trace moisture levels. JM Science (Grand Island, N.Y.).

Remote Monitoring System
The Sensaphone 2800 with wireless sensors is a stand-alone remote monitor and alarm notification system requiring no monthly fees. With eight external inputs, including four wireless sensors, it alerts owners, facility managers, lab technicians, building supervisors, and others to changes in critical environmental conditions. Each of the four wireless sensors can be located up to 300 ft from the base unit. This distance is extendable an additional 300 ft for each repeater, with no limit to the number of repeaters. The Sensaphone 2800 monitors operating conditions, such as temperature, power supply, alarms, excess humidity, water on the floor, and intrusion. Sensaphone (Aston, Pa.).

The new 20 HT/GT line of top-entering agitators is designed for a wide range of water and wastewater treatment services. The agitators feature a new, high-efficiency gearbox designed specifically for agitator service. Models are available in right-angle and parallel-shaft configurations to meet specific application requirements from critical chemical reactor systems to routine storage. Chemineer (Dayton, Ohio). 

Portable Blower System
This all-in-one unit offers convenience and flexibility for onsite demands. It features an 8-in. or a 12-in metal blower system with a 15-ft duct built into a heavy-duty polyester carrying bag. The blowers feature a nine-blade fan, rugged-steel construction with power-coated housing, and grill and a carry handle with a two-speed switch. Allegro Industries (Garden Grove, Calif.).