sensotech emergency vent scrubber

The Emergency Vent Scrubber – why it’s important to monitor


Within the chemical industry, it is important to get rid of environmentally hazardous or toxic gases and vapours.  And, this is where the Emergency Vent Scrubber comes into play.

Typical gasses and vapours that are removed are chlorine, bromine, phosgene, sulfur dioxide, NOx, HF and ammonia.

emergency vent scrubber


The scrubbing liquid of an emergency vent scrubber circulates and is continually in contact with the gas stream to be cleaned. If toxic or environmentally hazardous chemicals are included in this stream, they will be absorbed.

SensoTech inline analyzers are often used to moni­tor the scrubbing liquid, which improves the system stability and quality.

The LiquiSonic® 40 analyzer allows the concentration measurement of 3-components-liquids (normally the scrubbing liquid, the concentration of NaOH and salts (NaCl and Na2CO3).  This is due to the parallel detection of two physical quantities, such as sonic velocity and conductivity.  The process is very sensitive.  If the NaOH content is under limit, it must be re-dosed. In case of too high salt content, the salt must be removed from the circulation stream, to prevent crystallization in the system and blocked nozzles.

emergency vent scrubber


Because Sensotech’s LiquiSonic® analyzer provides a precise inline concentration measurement with real-time monitoring, they are able to provide true accuracy.

In addition, because of the automatic control, a sufficient level of scrubbing liquid is kept, which then keeps the scrubber at its perfect absorption efficiency.

There is a substantial reduction in labour costs, time saving of at least 1 day, and of course a saving on material use.



Installation is a breeze.

The LiquiSonic® immersion sensor is easily installed directly into pipelines. A typical installation point, combined with a conductivity meter, are DN 80 pipe­lines from the scrubber to the regeneration tank.

The robust sensor construction and the optional spe­cial materials, like HC2000, promote long process life.

The LiquiSonic® controller 40 is connected to the LiquiSonic® ultrasonic sensor as well as the device for the second physical value (conductivity meter). The cont­roller displays NaOH concentration and salt content.


For more on the Emergency Vent Scrubbers from #Sensotech, please make contact with us.



Quadbeam 4 beam

Four-beam technology from Quadbeam

As the engineer or plant manager, you need to ensure that you constantly reduce costs, improve efficiency and deliver excellent quality to your customers.

Quadbeam Technologies offers us the Four-Beam Technology where they can ensure your operations perform at the best they can.


What is the Four-Beam Technology all about?

The Four-Beam alternating light principal design is there to improve the reliability of your measurement of all optical suspended solids and turbidity instruments.

Very often most sensors won’t pick up what has caused an error if that cause is related to dirt or contamination on the sensor surface, or even because of ageing electronics.

This is because they are using a single-beam which is very limiting.  Quadbeam’s Four-Beam Technology ensures that all angles are taken into account throughout the process.

There is no drift with four beam sensors, whereas a single beam will drift a significant amount to make it an issue.

quadbeam 4-beam

So, how does Quadbeam differ from the other four-beam suppliers?

Quadbeam have not invented the four-beam process, but have most definitely improved upon it.  They are able to improve both reliability and performance, and isn’t that what you want?


Simple, but effective

With most things, having more than one is always better.  Essentially, Quadbeam Technologies have designed the alternating light principal, giving you two lights, and therefore two detectors.  They can compensate for the variations in both light intensity and detector sensitivity.  They do this via their ratio metric signalling system.  Two light sources are switched on and off alternatively and work with the two detectors simultaneously.

If you work in an industry where accuracy is paramount, get in touch with us at Morton Controls, and we will set you up with Quadbeam’s Four-Beam Technology.


uwt rotovino

Solutions with the Rotating Paddle Switch Rotovino

The Rotovino from UWT is a real All-Rounder!

For point level measurement within different processes, UWT can supply an extensive range of high quality rotary paddle switches.

  • Weighing
  • Storing
  • Dosing
  • Mixing
  • Cooling
  • Crushing
  • Packing

Dependent on your need, the Rotovino from UWT can be used for either full, demand or empty detector in storage silos and process vessels and is suitable for most solids.

Where extreme conditions are the norm, the electromechanical measuring principal can be adapted to accommodate.

What does the Rotovino protect against?

  • Overfill safety-device
  • Dry-run protection


What are the situations the Rotovino can provide solutions for?

  • Extreme process temperatures of -40°C and up to +1,100°C
  • Aggressive and abrasive media
  • Very light materials such as Styrofoam
  • Material prone to caking
  • Dusty environments
  • Explosive environments
  • Heavy mechanical loading
  • Electrostatic charging


What are the special features of the Rotovino from UWT?

  • The Universal Voltage Electronic
  • A Fail-safe alarm
  • A wide variety of configuration options
  • The Modular design
  • A very robust design
  • Variable extension lengths
  • Adjustable sensitivity (>15g/l)
  • And, private label design is possible


Safety first with UWT’s Rotating Paddle Switch Rotovino

UWT has ensured that they have International approvals for use in gas and dust hazardous areas.  Their RN 6000 is the world‘s first rotating level limit switch compliant to SIL 2.  And, in addition, they have encased it with a flameproof housing.

For more on the Rotovino from UWT, please make contact with Morton Controls today!


turbine flow meter

The Hygienic Turbine Flow Meter

In the food and pharmaceutical industries alike, it is vital that hygiene be top of mind.  Ensuring that the end product is safe from any possible cross contaminations, disease and harsh chemicals, means installing the proper equipment in the various processes.  One needs to be able to rely on the instrumentation, so to produce a quality product.  The Turbine Flow Meter is the product to use.

Anderson-Negele offers a cost-effective and very precise flow measurement option in their new turbine flow meter HM-E/HMP-E.  Where the accuracy demands are a maximum of 0,5% +/- and small mounting envelope is important, you can install this flow meter with confidence.

If you are used to the traditional industrial turbine flow meters and magnetic inductive flow meters, then you will love the HM-E/HMP-E. With space and cost effectiveness in mind, this new turbine flow meter will be your new best friend.

Here are a few reasons to consider this measurement tool:

o   Very economical

o   Extremely compact

o   3-A approved hygienic design

o   Configuration possible for demanding food applications and for the pharmaceutical arena

o   Great for non-conductive liquids

Anderson-Negele’s HM-E/HMP-E turbine flow meter is perfect for low viscosity measurements.  In addition, the community-resistant stainless steel and Rulon bearings reduce maintenance.

With the two-piece design, you will see a simplification in accessing internal parts, which often need to be inspected.

For more information on Anderson-Negele’s HM-E/HMP-E turbine flow meter, make contact with us.


Quadbeam’s T30 In Line Process Turbidity Meter

Quadbeam offers us 2 models, namely:




The T30 Turbidity Meter is a unique Turbidity Meter.  As an In-Line process instrument, it utilises four beam ratio-metric technology, along with both Attenuated and 90º Scattered NIR. This makes it a very reliable, accurate and repeatable instrument, giving it better control in its range of measurement.

What is the Range of Measurement?

  • 0 to 50 through 0 to 1000NTU
  • Measuring range will vary according to media and particle size

What are the Benefits?

  1. Four Beam Ratio-Metric Self Compensating system – reliable, repeatable, accurate signal, and better control
  2. Both Attenuated and 90º Scattered Light are designed to meet ISO7027
  3. Range of Sensors – a sensor to best fit your monitoring needs
  4. Both Hygienic 3A Certified and Immersion Styles Airjet Cleaner of Immersion Style
  5. Simple User Interface – calibrate to what is being processed, for better control of your process
Quadbeam MXD75

PRODUCT FOCUS – Quadbeam’s MXD75 Multichannel Transmitter – Surface Mount

The MXD75 is an innovative and sophisticated multi-channel transmitter that can have up to 3 sensors running independently in any combination of Suspended Solids, Turbidity, Conductivity, pH/Redox & DO.  The clear LCD display will show you all three.  5 tactile feedback, micro-switched, silicone buttons help make interface simple and easy to use.

The base model includes a 2-relay and a single 4-20mA output. They can be expanded to 6-relays and 6 isolated 4-20mA outputs.

Intuitive menu structure makes for easy set up and calibration. And, measurement Units are NTU, FTU, ppm, mg/l, g/l, %, EBC or OD. These can be selected and displayed.

The calibration is a simple two point, or up to 10 point, linearization.

With the capacity to include Electrodeless Conductivity sensors into the mix of analysis means it is possible to make significant efficiency improvements to processes like CIP.

The relay and digital inputs allow for great flexibility, coupled with the Cleaning function, and make sensor cleaning set-up simple.

In what industries can this transmitter be used?

  • Dairy Processing
  • Food & Beverage Processing
  • Waste Water Monitoring and Treatment
  • Mining
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Industrial and Chemical

Contact Morton Controls to find out more on this innovative sensor.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393


Anderson-negele's Turbidity Sensors

PRODUCT FOCUS – Anderson-Negele’s Turbidity Sensors ITM-4DW

What are Anderson-Negele’s Turbidity Sensors used for?

  • Turbidity measurement in the range of 0…5000 NTU or 0…1250 EBC
  • Suitable for process and drinking water applications

Some Application Examples?

  • Fresh water monitoring in the beverage industry
  • Water/wastewater monitoring, e.g. in dairies
  • Coolant circuit monitoring

Hygienic Design / Process Connection

  • CIP/SIP cleaning up to 130 °C
  • Stainless steel housing, optical block of PPSU, optics of sapphire glass (FDA compliant)
  • Process connections: Milk pipe DIN 11851, Tri-Clamp, DIN flange

Features & Advantages of Anderson-Negele’s Turbidity Sensors

  • Soiling of the optics is compensated
  • Compact device; separate evaluation unit not required
  • Units switchable between NTU and EBC (11 ranges each)
  • 4 freely selectable measurement ranges, externally switchable
  • Smallest measurement range 0…5 NTU or 0…1 EBC
  • Largest measurement range 0…5000 NTU or 0…1250 EBC
  • Smallest pipe diameter DN25
  • Color-independent measurement (wavelength 860 nm)
  • Switching output and analog output

Designed for process and drinking water applications

The new turbidity meter ITM-4DW is especially designed for process- and drinking water applications. Therefore Anderson-Negele changed the plastic components and are now using PPSU (Polyphenylensulfon).

Metrologically, the ITM-4DW is identical with the ITM-4.

The combination of transmitted light measurement and 90°- reflected light measurement allows the detection of low (fresh water) to mid (waste water) turbidities. Due to these facts, combining the two techniques, the ITM-4DW has the benefits that pollution of the optics will be almost ignored.

The ITM-4DW is not suitable for food contacting usage. For the use in drinking water applications a declaration of conformity for PPSU is available.

Contact Morton Controls to enquire about Anderson-Negele’s Turbidity Sensors.

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393


The Mining Industry is Booming!

If you are not using quality components in the mining industry, then you are going to miss out.

Quadbeam’s sensors are top drawer and here is why:

Quadbeam Technologies Sensors are products that can be relied on, due to its accurate, rugged construction, and repeatable signal.

It’s excellent performance means you have control of Suspended Solids and Turbidity in the Mining Processes.

What are the S Series bodies manufactured from?

Polypropylene or PVDF are the main ingredients, and they give excellent chemical resistance for challenging chemical environments, often found in mining applications.

Their Application usage for the mining industry is broad-

  • Raw Water intake monitoring
  • Water Treatment processes
  • Control of flocculate dosing
  • Clarifier overflow monitoring
  • Filter breakthrough monitoring
  • Tank Profile monitoring

The Key Benefits are-

  • Provides excellent chemical resistance
  • Repeatable, reliable and accurate signal
  • Long lasting

The Products to look out for are:

The S10-IMM, S20-IMM and T30-IMM

Quadbeam S20-IMM

We have a nice story from the mining industry for you.  Quadbeam, based in New Zealand, had a client, situated in one of the largest rock quarries, who had a problem in their sand and aggregate washing plant.  The problem was with the recycled waste water.

Following a very painful manual process, and umpteenth errors, where the waste water was being fed back to the sand washing plant, they had a Quadbeam S20 suspended solids sensor installed in a vertical section of the  pipe.  This measured, on a continuous basis, the suspended solids in the recycled water.



Quadbeam S10-IMMThe flow and suspended solids measurements were sent to a PLC, where it calculated the mass flow of the solids and adjusted the dosing pump so that the correct level of chemical addition was achieved.


After the flocculation process, the solids settle out in 3 large cone clarifiers.  Then, the clean recycled water is sent back to the plant.

For the last 2 years, the plant has produced consistently clear recycled water, with minimal maintenance involved.

Should this be a situation you wish to rectify, please contact us for more info on Quadbeam’s sensors.

Quadbeam T30-IMM

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393


metal industry

The Metal Industry & Sensotech

The metal industry offers its own set of challenges.  Sensotech has the know-how and solutions. 

The Applications

The analyzer LiquiSonic® has many applications in the metal industry:

  • concentration measurement in pickling baths
  • concentration measurement of rolling and cutting oil emulsions
  • acid regeneration
  • electrolytic galvanizing
  • roller chrome plating

SensoTech analyzers are ideal instruments for the rugged process conditions encountered in the metal and mining industries. The sensors allow precise control and accurate measurements, despite extreme temperatures, pressure and other harsh environments.


Unbeatable Utilization Rates

Where accuracy is critical, or where high pressure, high temperatures or sensitive processing environments make sampling impractical or impossible, SensoTech analyzers are ideal for monitoring inline processes.

LiquiSonic® sensors are engineered for tough industrial processes including Class I Division 1 Hazardous Area installations.

A rugged housing is crucial for protection and high mechanical stability, especially needed in the metal industry. Depending on the sensor type, our housings are able to withstand temperatures up to 200 °C or 392 °F, rated pressures up to 500 bar or 7,250 psi and are resistant to lye, acids and solvents. LiquiSonic allows you to automate manual operations and achieve a new level of productivity and process control.

The fundamentals for this quality are the high-grade materials used such as stainless steel, PTFE and PFA, alloy steels or tantalum. The sensor design consists of one homogenous body and requires no gaskets.


Well Connected
Our sensors may be equipped with all common process adapters and fittings and can be used under the most complex application conditions that the metal industry offers.

By changing immersion lengths or process adapters, our sensors fit into tanks and vessels of almost every design as well as directly in any size tube.

Because the measuring technology is not dependent on color, turbidity or other optical attributes, the user will have no limitations, even under the most challenging application conditions.

Products and Process may change
Every LiquiSonic® system can be easily adapted as various process conditions are modified. The Controller software manages up to 256 various product characteristics. Depending on the user access rights, these characteristics may be activated after the sensor is replaced or after the process conditions change.

This concept ensures the return of your investment and decreases your response time on changing boundary conditions. For new applications, you can create a new calculation model using process reference values together with our highly sophisticated SonicWork software.

Individual Interfaces
SensoTech is able to offer all current and emerging standards of signal processing. For continuous concentration and density measurement, 4-20 mA in 2-wire loop power (or 4-wire technology), Profibus PA or Foundation Fieldbus are available. For alarm level detection and switching a non-contact output or a relay can be configured. SensoTech analyzers can always conform to your installation needs.


Sensotech Immersion Sensor 40-40 Ex

Measuring can be so simple: Sensotech’s sensors have no moving parts that can wear out or age, they are completely maintenance-free and feature a robust and completely enclosed design that does not require gaskets, moveable parts or “optical windows” to the process.  The Sensotech Immersion Sensor 40-40 covers all these bases.

Sensotech do not compromise on materials: the standard version of their sensors are made of stainless steel DIN 1.4571 (SS 316Ti). Sensotech also offer special alloys, such as Hastelloy, Titanium and Tantalum or various plastic coatings for chemically aggressive substances that require corrosion protection measures.  Sensotech’s Immersion Sensor 40-40 is available for different applications.

The measuring method is independent of conductivity, colour and transparency of the liquid and has excellent reliability. The user achieves an accuracy between 0.05 % and 0.1 % by weight. In addition to the sonic velocity measurement, all LiquiSonic® sensors have an integrated temperature measurement.

Sensotech 4040

Typical applications are:

The Sensotech Immersion Sensor 40-40 Ex is perfect for all applications in hazardous areas.

Here are the features:

  • Can withstand temperatures between -20 °C to 120 °C
    with an option up to 150 °C
  • The pressure level is standard from 16 bar up to an optional 500 bar
  • The material is made from stainless steel or hastelloy, but can be purchased in titanium, tantalum, zirconium, monel and others
  • The standard process connection is the flange DN 50 or the ANSI 2”
  • The process housing is the IP65
  • The diameter of the sensor head & bar is 40 mm
  • The standard immersion length is 92 mm, but can be increased to between 150 mm and 2000 mm
  • Sensotech’s Immersion Sensor 40-40 Ex is explosion proof

Contact Morton Controls to order:

TELEPHONE: 0861 000 393