• The SPIRALIFT® screens, washes, transports and dewaters solids entrained in the wastewater flow. This system combines the benefits of two proven technologies into one effective system: the SPIRALIFT screening conveying system and a high-performance TASKMASTER® grinder. The processed solids are washed, ground, dewatered and discharged — ideal for landfill disposal, while organics are left in the flow. Because this unit features TASKMASTER grinding technology, it offers the combined benefits of a rugged, effective grinder with enhanced screw screen performance for a uniquely effective and trouble-free system.

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  • This new program removes technology complexity by providing a turn-key solution for water and wastewater infrastructure monitoring, delivering data and intelligence to help utility managers address key challenges. Learn more about RMSaaS.

  • The LabGard ES (Energy Saver) TE (Total Exhaust) model NU-565 is an NSF/ANSI 49 Class II, Type B2 Biosafety Fume Hood designed to meet ASHRAE 110 classified to UL 1805 may be used for work with flammable or volatile chemicals and radionuclides required if permitted by chemical risk assessment.

  • RFMW introduces the BLS9G2731L-400U from Ampleon as a 400 W LDMOS power transistor ideally designed for use in S-band applications in the 2700 MHz to 31 MHz frequency range. With 400 W pulsed power capability in class-AB circuits, the transistor offers 47% efficiency with up to 13 dB of gain.


  • How Did Medrio Achieve FPI In Seven Days?

    With an industry average of 12 weeks, it’s incredible that we enabled Cytovale, Inc. to achieve their first patient in (FPI) in just seven days. In a time where speed is of the utmost importance, Medrio supported Study Builders, LLC to build the study and Cytovale to begin enrolling patients in the study in just seven days. The Cytovale technology will allow patients with sepsis to be identified earlier in their hospital stay.

  • All-Terrain Ductile Iron Pipe Delivers For Washington County, Utah

    With its red rock and steep cliffs and canyons, the terrain of Washington County, Utah, is breathtaking and is one of the most geologically diverse areas in the world. This location, however, also lends itself to drought. It is the driest county in the state, receiving only an estimated eight inches of rainfall a year in its major population centers. Compare this to other U.S. counties that receive an average of 39 inches of rainfall annually. 

  • Advancing A Diabetes Multi-Registration Program

    A large pharmaceutical company asked Covance to support their studies for a diabetes Phase III program specifically to register a drug to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Read how Covance utilized its rich central laboratory services database and helped the sponsor achieve first patient in (FPI) ahead of schedule for all studies in the program and beat historical industry performance across a number of key metrics.

  • Manufacturer Finds Solution For Transporting HPAPI Product with Containment

    A client was in need of a containment enclosure for an analytical weighing and solution-preparation operation involving Highly Potent Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (HPAPI) in powder form. Their goal was to transfer product from an enclosure to another enclosure. read how Flow Sciences used a recently developed containment device and augmented to fit the specific needs of the client.

  • Allied Vision Helps Laetus With Camera Cure-All

    In this case study, a leading provider of quality control solutions for pharmaceutical industry standardizes a camera module with a special development from Allied Vision Technologies.

  • When High-Speed Photography Meets High-Throughput Biochemistry

    Scientists believe that protein molecules hold the key to solving many human problems related to disease, environmental protection and more. Unfortunately, the ability to enhance and engineer new proteins is limited by our understanding of these sophisticated molecules. This challenge is what the biochemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hoping to overcome with the help of high-throughput experimentation and high-speed photography.

  • Steel Mill Cooling Water Recycle Loop

    This steel production facility is a retained mandrel hot roll mill with a walking beam reheat furnace. Cooling water is reused in the steel production.

  • Video Case Study: SPIRALIFT® SR Provides Septage Receiving Solution

    The Willits, California Wastewater Treatment Plant services over 10,000 residents and receives 750 loads of septage each year, but found they had a serious problem. Heavy septage from “honey trucks” was dumped by haulers into its wet well which clogged the plant’s pumps and caused flow channels to overrun. The plant also lacked oversight as to who was pumping and what was being pumped into its system. It could not control the pH level of the wastewater. 

  • Treatment Plants In Albany County Look To Godwin Pumps For Sewer Bypass System

    New York’s Albany County was in the process of updating its wastewater treatment plants when it turned to BCI Construction for a temporary bypass system to transfer 88 million gallons per day during the project.

  • Wet Dust Collection For Dry Ingredients

    Wax products producer achieves 99% efficiency using Tri-Mer Dust Collection Equipment.

  • 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.

  • inSOC's MSSP Accelerator Program

    You know you are going to have to expand your cybersecurity offering, but where and how do you start?



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.