Instrumentation

PRODUCTS

  • Top-down X-ray scanners inspect  the product from above and for this the camera taking the image is located underneath the conveyor belt. This construction is always chosen when the height of the products is low compared to their surface area.

  • Allied Vision offers the new Prosilica GT series of cameras designed with Sony Pregius™ CMOS sensors for high-quality imaging systems. With resolutions up to 31.4 megapixel at varied aspect ratios, these cameras are ideal for high-definition imaging applications with demanding requirements on robustness and design-in flexibility.

  • Rosemount 550pH sensor is designed to provide high measurement stability for single-use bioprocessing applications. The sensor stability of <0.005 pH change per day enables users to do a one-point calibration at the start of the batch and operate for 30-days without any required maintenance or recalibration. The unique capability of being stored wet significantly increases shelf life to two years and allows immediate verification and calibration eliminating the initial stabilization process.

  • Bottle Cleaning Station
    Our Bottle Wash Station provides contained offline washing of the ChargePoint passive units and connected containers.

  • Fast track your transformation into a best-in-class field service organization with OutSystems.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Powering The Workforce Of The Future (Zinier + Black & Veatch)

    Technology is changing the way we work, with AI and automation supercharging the traditional workforce. Given the pace of innovation, what will that workforce look like in 10 years – and how should organizations start preparing today?

  • Dates Manufacturer Installs Mettler-Toledo Safeline Pipeline Metal Detection System For Challenging Applications

    The Jewel Date Company is in a sweet spot, with health-conscious consumers driving the popularity of dates as an alternative to refined sugar. To protect their product quality while meeting rising demand, they selected an advanced metal detector for one pipeline system and two conveyorized systems.

  • Analysis Of Clean In Place (CIP)

    There are several challenges to effectively analyzing CIP operations. Seeq Tools help create a process model that can be applied across cleaning circuits and amended with circuit-specific data.

  • Boosting Efficiency With A Filling & Sealing Packaging System

    A cheese manufacturer was looking for a packaging solution for its line of spreadable products. The challenge: doing it on one machine, with quick changeover, and with an OEE greater than 95 percent.

  • Nucleus ROI Case Study: Salesforce And POWERHOME Solar

    POWERHOME Solar deployed the Salesforce Field Service Lightning (FSL) mobile application for communication with agents in the field to supplant a legacy customer relations management (CRM) solution that was inefficient, had limited capabilities, and could not scale to support the company’s growth. Additionally, POWERHOME Solar needed to modernize its scheduling management and provide its field technicians with real-time mobile access to critical information. Without adding additional staff, the company was able to efficiently manage a 70 to 75 percent daily volume increase at call centers. POWERHOME was also able to avoid additional hires that would have been needed to support and upgrade the legacy system, saving the company almost three-quarters of a million dollars annually.

  • Filling Line Nitrogen Purge Qualification In Manufacturing

    A client had an existing filling line and wanted to optimize the nitrogen purge process to decrease headspace oxygen levels to 2%. In addition, frequent line stoppages resulted in a need to identify and reject high oxygen vials that had lost the nitrogen headspace during the stoppage. A purging process qualification study was performed using rapid non-destructive headspace oxygen analysis in an at-line set-up with samples being measured immediately from the line.

  • Getting Every Detail Right – With No Time To Think About How

    With a customer racing to beat a competitor to registration with last patient out to database lock in two weeks, this CRO was able to step in and take charge and the study was completed on schedule.

  • Crusher Takes Its Lumps, Minimizes Elbow Grease

    CCP, Inc. in West Paterson, N.J. makes over 1,000 product formulations under private labels for the cosmetics industry, using materials such as persulfates, alkali silicates, phosphates, sodium chloride, and magnesium chloride.

  • City of Warren, MI, Installs Promag W For Waste-Activated Sludge Application

    The City of Warren Water Recovery Facility in Michigan, treats and protects the waters of the state. Proper water treatment is the main goal for the City as it has a direct impact on the future, ecosystem and providing residents safe and clean water to drink and participate in outdoor activities. Read the full case study to learn how the City of Warren Water Recovery Facility has been able to attain accurate data at a high repeatability rate since the installation of the Promag W unrestricted mounting 0 x DN electromagnetic flowmeter.

  • Quality Stability Testing: Oxygen Monitoring During Shelf Life

    A manufacturer of a syringe product received complaints about discolored product that was nearing the end of shelf life. A root cause investigation was started and product syringes were put on stability. The headspace oxygen levels were monitored over time. The laser-based headspace analysis proved to be a useful tool to check package integrity and for the presence of reactive headspace gases that can degrade the formulation.

  • Wastewater Utility Gains Clog-Resistant Lift Stations With Prefabricated Fiberglass Units

    The city of Haverhill, MA, a community of 68,000, shares much in common with the sewage infrastructure of other long-established New England municipalities.

  • City Of San Diego Water Plant Switches From Chlorine Gas To On-Site Hypochlorite Generation To Reduce Risks, Improve Safety And Decrease Costs

    With virtually no local water sources available for use, the City of San Diego relies on water from the Metropolitan Water District, which imports its water from the Colorado River and the California State Water Project. The two massive water projects bring water from other watersheds and regions hundreds of miles to the north and east.

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Instrumentation
The science of measuring and controlling variables is termed instrumentation. As the name suggests, the process involves using a wide variety of instruments. These are classified as any device that can measure amounts that are physically quantifiable. These instruments do not have to be extremely complex in design. For example, the ruler is an instrument to measure distance, and a simple thermometer measures temperature.
Instruments specific to petrochemical processing include platinum Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s), P/I Converters, many types of level meters, chromatographs, and continuous gas analyzers. These instruments are essential to the day to day instrumentation at petrochemical plants, as it is impossible to gauge to the necessary extent by estimation alone. Human error is inevitable, but an instrument can easily be calibrated or replaced.
Now that you understand the definition of and tools used in instrumentation, you should also understand the necessity of it. Temperature and pressure meters serve to ensure that the environment stays safe for both the chemicals being processed and the employees of the plant. Heat is a very well-documented activator in chemical reactions. If the temperature rises to unusual levels, this could spark an undesired chemical reaction that could prove catastrophic. The flow meter must measure how much oil is leaving the refinery, as it is a very volatile substance. Analytical instruments, such as the chromatograph, analyze the chemical make-up of the refined oil. This allows for the opportunity to make sure that the chemical make-up is correct, giving evidence that the process was correctly completed at all stages of refinement.