Quadbeam

Focus on Quadbeam’s Suspended Solids Sensors

For excellent heat and chemical resistance, Quadbeam offers a range of products handling temperatures up to 105°C (221°F).  Their suspended solids sensors offer many advantages.

To control losses and product changes to increase yields, the use of Quadbeam’s senors are a must.

 

S10The S10

First, we take a look at the S10 Immersion and Hygienic sensors.

The S10 comes in 4 models, namely:

  • HYGIENIC: S10-3HY
  • HYGIENIC: S10HT-3HY
  • HYGIENIC: S10-2HY
  • IMMERSION: S10-IMM

The measurement range for Milk Fat is from 0 to 40% and for normal activated sludge, 0 to 25g/L.  Dependent on the media and particle size, the measuring range will vary.

What are the applications?

  • For the Dairy and Food & Beverage you can monitor high levels of suspended solids
  • Within the Waste, Mining and Industrial industries, we can include Return and Waste Activated Sludge Measurement. In addition, thickened and digested sludge to clarifiers is available. Centrifugal gravity or filter separation processes is part of the process.

 

The S20S20

The S20 comes in 3 models, namely:

  • IMMERSION: S20-IMM
  • HYGIENIC: S20-3HY
  • VARINLINE®: S20-VN

The measurement range for normal activated sludge is 0 to 10g/L and for Milk Fat is 0 to 20%%.  Again, the measuring range will vary dependent on the media and particle size.

What are the applications?

  • The Dairy and Food & Beverage industries have a wide range of applications available, including those dealing with Milk Fat, Solids in Fruit and Vegetable Juice, Process Control, and Product Loss Monitoring
  • The Waste water, Mining and Industrial applications include Mixed Liquor Suspended Solids, Clarifier control, Return Activated Sludge and Sludge Blanket Detection.

 

S40The S40

The S40 offers you three models as well:

  • IMMERSION: S40-IMM
  • HYGIENIC: S40-3HY
  • VARINLINE®: S40-VN

The measurement range is 0 to 1.5% for Milk fat (Hygienic and Varinline®), 0 to 2.5g/L in normal activated sludge (Immersion). The measuring range will vary according to media and particle size

What are the applications?

  • Dairy and Food & Beveragefor a wide range of applications where low levels of solids need to be monitored including, namely Milk Fat, Solids in Fruit and Vegetable Juice, Filter Monitoring, Heat Exchange Breakthrough Monitoring, CIP Chemical Monitoring and Separation Control
  • Waste, Mining and Industrialapplications include Raw Water Inlet, Effluent monitoring in clarifier overflow weirs, and Final Effluent Monitoring.

 

All are available in immersion and hygienic designs.  The S range from Quadbeam is perfectly flexible.

 

 

 

 

ITM-51

ITM-51 | Flexible & advanced Analytical Turbidity Meter

Anderson-Negele’s ITM-51 replaces the ITM-3, and it has a more flexible and advanced Analytical Turbidity Meter.

One can use this turbidity meter in a wider range of applications and expect a better performance overall.  The ITM-51 brings value by reducing water usage, use of chemicals and energy, and optimising product losses.

 

What are the top Applications?

  • Phase separation of products such as whey, cream and milk
  • Monitoring separator which has plant protection at the inlet and quality assurance at the outlet
  • CIP return flow which monitors the pre-rinse water for product remnants
  • Checking of yeast harvest for the brewery industry
  • Quality control at all levels
  • Monitoring of filters and seals for leakage

 

What are the advancements from the ITM-3?

 

  • Expanded measurement range
  • Increased temperature and pressure ranges
  • Further comprehensive options for configuration and process integration on Anderson-Negele’s modular sensor platform
  • The sensor can be checked by users directly on location with the help of an external test kit
  • More flexible with a modular structure and standardized components and many process connections
  • Easy to clean in automated CP processes due to its front-flush, hygienic design
  • Checked thoroughly through EHEDG tests with regards to its hygienic design
  • Increased ROI resultsITM-51

 

What are the accessories and additional options?

 

  • A pre-assembled cable for M12 plug-in connector
  • Remote version with cable length up to 30m
  • Electrical connection with M12 plug-in connector
  • Display module Simple User Interface (SUI) and Large User Interface (LUI)

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What is the Measuring Principal of the Relative Turbidity Meter?

 

An infrared diode infrared light is irradiated into the media.  Particles in the media are reflected by the irradiated light, which in turn is detected by the receiver diode (the backscatter principle).

From the received signal, the electronics will calculate the relative turbidity of the media.  The relative turbidity is based on Anderson-Negele’s calibration standard and is displayed in “%TU”.

 

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Case Study: Anderson-Negele and Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien

A practical application was undertaken of conductivity measurement during tartar stabilization in wineries.  Anderson-Negele’s conductivity meters for process control during tartar stabilization at Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH proved successful.  We have the full story right here.

Rotkappchen-Mumm Sektkellereien, located in Freyburg at the Unstrut in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany, looks back on a long and eventful history of 150 years.

The company, founded in 1856, succeeded in integrating itself in the free market economy after the German reunification. In 1993, five managing employees, together with the Harald Eckes-Chantre family, took over the sparkling wine producer from the trust by means of a management buyout.  By 2001, Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellerein was the market leader in sparkling wines.

Its highly successful marketing strategy made it possible for the company to continuously expand its market share and to become the leading sparkling wine label in the region. Today, the company produces sparkling wines, still wines and spirits at 5 different locations. In Freyburg alone, around 150,000 bottles are filled every day.

To control the wine stabilization process, Rotkäppchen-Mumm uses ILM conductivity meters from NEGELE.

Tartar refers to calcium salt (calcium tartrate) or potassium salt (potassium hydrogen tartrate), both of which can occur through the combination of tartaric acid with calcium or potassium.  While this may be tolerable in still wines as an indicator of a high mineral content, the “wine diamonds” are undesirable in sparkling wines.  Apart from visible quality impairments, the crystals in this case lead to “gushing”, the uncontrolled, profuse overflowing of foam when a bottle is uncorked.  In addition to the concentrations of tartaric acid, potassium and calcium as well as the pH level and the alcohol content, temperature also plays an important role in the crystallization process. The lower the temperature, the lower the solubility – and a lower solubility leads to the precipitation of tartar. Therefore, one of the ways to stabilize wine is to accelerate crystallization through cooling and the addition of tartar crystals, which act as crystal seeds and promote the precipitation of tartar (so-called contact method).

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Application of cold/contact method at the Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellerei

At the winery, tartar crystals are added to sparkling wine that has been cooled to approx. -1 °C (stabilization temperature) in a reaction tank (contact tartar). These contact crystals combine with the dissolved potassium or calcium salts in the reaction tank at temperatures close to freezing

The conductivity of the unfinished sparkling wine is affected by the presence of tartar. As tartar crystallizes out, the number of free ions in the sparkling wine goes down, reducing its electrical conductivity (measured in millisiemens) until no more crystals are formed

The conductivity in the reaction tanks is continuously monitored with the ITM inductive conductivity meters from ANDERSON-NEGELE via a bypass.  Once the crystallization process is completed, the conductivity stops dropping and the sparkling wine is “wine stabilized”. Experience has shown that this process takes 3-4 hours.  Subsequently, the (heavy) crystals are separated from the “tartar stabilized” sparkling wine using a Venturi centrifuge (hydrocyclone) before the sparkling wine is fed to a plate separator for further processing.

The conductivity of the unfinished sparkling wine is a measure of the tartar content and thus a decisive process parameter in meeting the high quality requirements for the products of Rotkappchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH.

We are pleased that RotkäppchenMumm Sektkellereien GmbH trusts in the measuring devices of Anderson-Negele to meet their high quality standards.

 

 

 

 

 

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Quadbeam has the perfect solutions for the Wastewater Industry

What if we could offer you self-compensating process control sensors, which gave you much improved control and reliability?  Your current single and dual beam turbidity sensors are great, but once you have tried Quadbeam’s answer, you will never look back.  Quadbeam offers us a range of applications, focused on accuracy and better control of your processes.

In the Waste Water Industry, these are vital elements.

 

Quadbeam promotes these key benefits:

  • Improved process control
  • Reduced costs
  • Long-lasting components
  • Highly repeatable, reliable and accurate
  • Controls de-sludging process

The various Applications where their waste water products can be utilised are:

  • Polymer dosing control for DAF plants
  • MLSS measurement
  • Monitoring influent and overflow streams
  • Return/Waste Activated Sludge
  • Final water release monitoring.
  • Clarifiers

Let’s take a step back and ponder on what wastewater treatment is all about and why it’s so important to have accurate systems in place.

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The stages of wastewater treatment:

  • Influent screening to remove plastic and other indigestible solids
  • Separating heavier particles from the liquid in the primary sedimentation tank – heavier particles sink to the bottom of the tank (the sludge blanket) while the supernatant (surface overflow effluent) rises to top
  • The sludge must be emptied at regular intervals to make room for more de-sludging process
  • A sludge pump can prove useless – either it allows overflow or will pump out water with the sludge
  • Knowing the level of the sludge blanket is paramount for controlling the de-sludging process

This is where Quadbeam comes in …

  • One can control the de-sludging process by:
  • Either using Quadbeam’s MXD73, MXD75 or MSSD20 transmitters with Series 20 sensors
  • Using two of these – reason being that with a single sensor installation, you run the risk of too much sludge being discharged and the sludge blanket will be lost
  • Using two Series 20 sensors, they rally with one another to ensure the blanket is always maintained
  • Further factors which affect the sludge blanket formation
  • Settling rate
  • Influent rate
  • Wastewater source and components
  • Downstream solids concentration requirements
  • Blanket height vs solids concentration correlation

Other areas which must be taken into account are:

  • Whether the sludge blanket is to be used for thickening (generally underflow solids concentration can be 0,5% to 1,5%) or
  • Or, to be used for digesting (2,0% to 5,0% solids)

These factors are relevant for the primary clarifier process.

As the influent to a primary clarifier is raw or screened wastewater mixed with recycled effluents from the plant, it is important to check.  Check that your influent flows are not extreme and causing disruptions in the sludge blanket accumulation.

For more information around this topic and the products offered by Quadbeam, contact our offices today.

 

 


 

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Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 – Uniquely accurate and more powerful than ever before

When you are on a tight schedule and budget, being able to minimize resources and maximise product reliability is always first prize.  Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 Conductivity Sensor can do this and so much more.

 

Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 – Economical and Consistent

Two words that speak to the innovativeness of the ILM-4.  One area that can drive costs up in the Food and Beverage industry, is too high levels of concentrations of the cleaning agent in the tanks.  Other issues are inadequate cleaning results because of too low levels.  ILM-4’s conductivity sensors ensure optimization so that the correct levels are sustained and that they reduce the quantities of chemicals used.

 

What Happens during Cleaning Phase?

There are a few factors that are taken into account during the cleaning phase, so that a safe process runs:

  • The exact concentration of cleaning agent
  • Time
  • Temperature

How is this done?

The cleaning solutions are identified based on their specific conductivity as they flow back out of the plant.  They are then fed back into the appropriate stack tanks i.e. Base, acid and water via downstream valves.

As mentioned, temperature plays an integral role in this process.  With optimized temperature response time, Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 conductivity sensor can differentiate between wash and rinse cycles, thus producing a further cost savings in reducing safety margins.

 

Improvements – more powerful, flexible and modular

Due to the successful history of the ILM series, Anderson-Negele has been able to feed in the ILM-4 with ease.  It is even more powerful and offers more comfort and flexibility.  Because it is compatible with its predecessor models, it can be easily integrated into any existing process.

All adjustments can be made quite simply on the device display or via a laptop. One can adjust the measurement ranges quite freely and the calibration function allows calibrating by the plant operator onsite.  In addition, any replacement of components, can also be made onsite which saves in maintenance costs and time.

 

 


 

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

WHY THE EMERGENCY VENT SCRUBBER

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.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

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.

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WHAT IS THE CUSTOMER VALUE COMPONENT?

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 PROCESS?

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.

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

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Quadbeam’s T30 In Line Process Turbidity Meter

Quadbeam offers us 2 models, namely:

  • IMMERSION: T30-IMM
  • HYGIENIC: T30-3HY

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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