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NEW Temperature Products, Cost Reductions,
Improved Delivery Times!

NOSHOK is pleased to announce our re-engineered and expanded bimetal thermometer offering with cost reductions of up to 28% and significantly improved delivery times of 5-7 days. We are also announcing a new battery-powered digital temperature indicator, and flanged thermowells.

Temperature Measurement Solutions CatalogNOSHOK’s new bimetal thermometers feature an improved design including a highly sensitive bimetallic helix coil which is silicone coated to maximize heat transfer and response time, as well as a 360° groove around the stem for easy immersion point reference. We have expanded our bimetal thermometer line to include industrial type, testing and general purpose, industrial type with external reset, and testing and general purpose with external reset models.

These new NOSHOK bimetal thermometers feature a 304 stainless steel case, bezel and wetted parts, with an accuracy of ±1% full scale, Grade A, ASME B40.3. A wider variety of ranges, connections, lenses and stem lengths are also available. In addition more options are now available, including an adjustable union connection, certified calibration, glow dial, maximum or minimum indicating pointer, maximum and minimum indicating pointers, mounting flanges, silicone fill, special dials and stem types. An eight year warranty is offered on the new 3” and 5” NOSHOK 300 Series bimetal thermometers.

NOSHOK also announces the availability of a new battery-powered digital temperature indicator. These indicators are an ideal replacement for bimetal, liquid bulb and glass thermometers in applications including pharmaceutical, food preparation, utilities and municipal, refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, paper mills and hydraulics. They provide a five year minimum battery life, and feature a large 4-digit LCD display.

In addition, we have expanded our thermowell offering to include raised face flanged thermowell process connections.

See the next page for more information on these new products, or download our updated Temperature Measurement Solutions catalog to view our complete offering!

For more information on these or other NOSHOK Measurement Solutions, contact NOSHOK Customer Support at 440.243.0888, visit our website at www.noshok.com, or e-mail info@noshok.com.

 

50 Years

SPRING 2017
Volume 9, Issue 1

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRODUCT FOCUS

APPLICATION INSIGHT

NOSHOK NEWS

TECH TIP

CUSTOMER CONNECTION


 

NEW Industrial Type Bimetal Thermometers & Testing and General Purpose Bimetal Thermometers

NOSHOK’s new 100 Series Industrial Type Bimetal Thermometers (NPT) and 150 Series Testing And General Purpose Bimetal Thermometers (Plain Stem) are heavy-duty, industrial thermometers with a weather resistant, tamper proof case. These thermometers feature a highly sensitive bimetallic helix coil which is heat-treated for stress relief, and silicone-coated to minimize pointer
vibration and maximize heat transfer and response time. Pocket sized models are available for inspectors, service and maintenance personnel for spot checking.

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NEW Industrial Type Bimetal Thermometers with External Reset

NOSHOK’s new 300 Series Industrial Type Bimetal Thermometers With External Reset are the highest quality thermometers available on the market. They feature a sturdy, corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel case and bezel which provides a hermetic seal to prevent lens fogging and damage caused by moisture. 1/16” Allen key adjustment offers field calibration for maximum accuracy at a selected range. 3” and 5” 300 Series Bimetal Thermometers come with an 8 year warranty.

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NEW Testing And General Purpose Bimetal Thermometers With External Reset

NOSHOK’s new 350 Series Testing And General Purpose Bimetal Thermometers With External Reset are designed for general purpose testing applications, and feature a weather-resistant, tamper-proof case. A pocket sized model is available for use by inspectors, service and maintenance personnel for spot checking. A friction adjustment nut design offers easy field calibration for maximum accuracy at a selected range. Adjustable pan clips are standard on 1-3/4”, 2” and 3” models with 5” and 8” stems.

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NEW Battery-Powered Digital Temperature Indicators

As an alternative to the NOSHOK 820/821 Series Current Output Digital
Temperature Indicators, we now offer 822/823 Series Battery Powered Digital Temperature Indicators. These indicators are an ideal replacement for bimetal, liquid bulb and glass thermometers in applications including pharmaceutical, food preparation, utilities and municipal, refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants, paper mills and hydraulics. These indicators provide a 5 year battery life, and feature a large 4-digit LCD display.

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NEW Flanged Thermowells

In addition to our current thermowell offering, we now offer Class 150 and Class 300 Raised Face Flanged Thermowells. Thermowells are recommended whenever the process being measured may be under pressure, is corrosive, abrasive or may be at a high velocity. They are also recommended as protection to the operator.

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Meter Manifolds
Application Insight  

USING SIMPLE PRESSURE GAUGES FOR LEVEL MEASUREMENT

There are a wide variety of ways to measure liquid level in storage tanks and containers. Some are very sophisticated and some methods are very simple, with price points across the spectrum. As with any process measurement, there is not one single technology that will effectively address every application. Some of the approaches to level measurement include sight glass (reflex, transparent, or tubular glass), float switches, magnetic, capacitance, guided wave radar, hydrostatic tank gauging, submersible transducers, load cells, plus many other approaches. For example, in the process industry, tubular level indicators are commonly used for better visual liquid level indication. If the application is for non-contact type level measurement, radar type indicators or ultrasonic type indicators may be used.

But did you know that level can be measured relatively accurately in vented or pressurized tanks by using a simple pressure gauge?

In an upright cylindrical or rectangular tank, the head pressure of the fluid can be measured and converted to a level measurement. In both vented and pressurized tanks and vessels the specific gravity of the fluid being measured must be known. This application can work well with homogenous fluids but not with multi-phase fluids such as oil and water interface, as an example. For pressurized tanks a differential pressure gauge can be used. A differential pressure gauge has a high pressure inlet and a low pressure inlet to where the high pressure inlet is mounted to the bottom of the tank or storage vessel. This pressure point measures both the head pressure of the fluid plus the varying vapor pressure above the fluid. The low pressure inlet to the DP gauge only measures the varying vapor pressure. This essentially nulls out the varying vapor pressure at the top of the tank and leaves only the fluid head pressure. Again, if the specific gravity of the fluid is known, one can measure true head pressure and convert that reading into inches of water, feet of water, or whatever engineering unit desired to read level.

In review, a vented tank would incorporate a static pressure gauge with an ultra-sensitive diaphragm or stacked bellows sensing element with a calibrated dial and pointer to indicate level in the engineering units desired. A pressurized tank uses the same technique but accounts for the varying vapor pressure above the liquid level in the tank.

It is clear that there are several ways to address tank level measurement, and there is not a one size fits all solution. However, if the user wants a reliable level measurement in non-critical tanks or storage tanks and vessels, the technique using gauges could be the most cost-effective method. In addition to the costlier and more sophisticated measurement techniques being applied, many users incorporate the gauge method as a mechanical “backup” reading at the point of use for operations.

There are many reputable manufacturers of pressure and differential pressure gauges worldwide. Finding the manufacturer or distributor/representative who understands the application and has applied it is the key to successfully implementing a solid mechanical level measurement strategy. NOSHOK has a half century of experience with this and countless other applications, and we are ready and waiting to help you with your Measurement Solutions. Don’t hesitate to contact us today 440.243.0888 or info@noshok.com!

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NOSHOK Supports The Cleveland Pregnancy Center

NOSHOK’s Information Systems Manager Adam Hershey, and International Accounts Manager David Vargas recently taught a Basic Budgeting class for the Cleveland Pregnancy Center clients. In this class, they provided basic education on how to develop and follow a budget while using various money saving techniques. NOSHOK donated two laptop computers and one desktop computer to the Center. The computers will be used by the Center staff as well as the clients for educational purposes. NOSHOK is proud to support this valuable local organization.

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ISO 9001:2015 - A Principaled Approach

It has been almost a year since NOSHOK evolved its quality management system from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. While less prescriptive in its requirements, the new standard offers enhancements to our quality management system through a more pragmatic approach placing a strong emphasis on the effectiveness of processes. It seems apparent that ISO 9001:2015 is more closely aligned with the seven quality management principles that provide the rationale for the entire series of ISO standards.

These seven quality management principles are as follows:

  1. Customer Focus – The primary focus of a quality management system should be to meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations. This sustains customer satisfaction and results in repeat business and an enhanced reputation.
  2. Leadership - Leaders at all functions and levels are responsible for establishing a quality culture that creates an environment in which people are engaged in achieving quality objectives.
  3. Engagement of People – This principle emphasizes the value of involving people at all functions and levels to sustain the organization’s success. Engaged people are empowered people. It is through this engagement that all associates work in a cohesive manner to sustain the organization’s success.
  4. Process Approach – By understanding how results are delivered by a system of interrelated processes, organizations are better able to manage the overall effectiveness of the quality management system as a whole.
  5. Improvement – With changes, come improvements. The fifth principle enables organizations to react to internal and external changes while creating new opportunities for improvement based on immersion, experience and a clear vision of additional changes that lie ahead.
  6. Evidence-Based Decision Making – By analyzing objective information, organizations are better able to make sound decisions based on an examination of factual evidence.
  7. Relationship Management – Relationships are defined by our interactions with interested parties including suppliers and partners, customers, employees, stake holders and society. By understanding the needs and expectations of these interested parties and taking appropriate steps to meet those needs, we are better able sustain our success through relationship management.

The seven management principles represent a common sense approach to quality management. It is by understanding these basic principles and how they relate to the overall requirements of ISO 9001:2015, that we are better able to grow as an organization and evolve our quality management system to better meet the requirements of interested parties and improve our overall performance.

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The Importance of Maintaining Oil Temperature in Hydraulic Systems
 

How do you size a pressure gauge relative to process pressures, normal operating pressures, and maximum pressures in the process? (Dynamic or static process pressures)

A: The pressure range of a gauge should be a minimum of 10% over the maximum working pressure in static conditions (no pressure fluctuations).

In dynamic conditions, the gauge range should be a minimum of 40% over the maximum working pressure.

Ideally, the pressure gauge range should be selected for a midscale reading during normal operating pressures.

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Winner of the RC Quadcopter Drone

Congratulations to Gerald Kotlarsic of The Paquin Company! Gerald won an RC Quadcopter Drone in a random drawing for participating in our Customer Survey.

Thanks to all who took the time to take the survey - your input is greatly appreciated in helping us to serve you better!

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