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Volume 13, Issue 2 (Summer 2021)

NOSHOK Provides Assembly Solutions

NOSHOK offers multiple assembly options to meet your specific system requirements.

For example, you can simplify your system with this easy-to-install solution from NOSHOK. Three simple components that require a single threaded connection in your piping system will provide local indication, analog output and block/isolate with bleed function.

This product grouping is an ideal solution for a variety of applications including oil and gas. A special design is available for Shale Gas applications.

This example represents a general solution; however, we offer a diverse range of gauges, transmitters and valves which are available with a variety of connection options and ranges to suit your needs. (Photo shows 40-400 Series Pressure Gauge (Local Indication), 621 Series Pressure Transmitter (Control Output), and 200 Series Multi-Port Valve (Block/Isolate & Bleed).

Another NOSHOK Assembly Solution is our Direct Connect Assembly. This assembly provides an installation that keeps the meter close to the orifice taps for accurate flow measurements. The Direct Connect Assembly reduces traditional remote mount installation costs by eliminating tube ends, tube fittings, stainless steel tubing, pipe stands and mounting brackets, and also decreases leak points by reducing NPT connections.

In addition, the NOSHOK Direct Connect Assembly minimizes or eliminates gauge line error. It can include 2-valve or 5-valve manifolds including the NOSHOK Flare Pattern™ 5-Valve Natural Gas Manifold, as well as Stabilized Connectors, Stabilized Connectors with Integral Valve, Non-Stabilized Connectors and Dielectric Kits.

Please contact your NOSHOK RSM or the NOSHOK Customer Support Department at 440.243.0888 to discuss your specific application, and we will provide you with a customized solution!

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Product Focus


NEW! Upgraded Mechanical Pressure Switches - More Options, Faster Delivery

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NOSHOK’s new mechanical pressure switch program is engineered to address a wider range of applications and provide a significantly expanded selection of process connection options, and electrical connection options including spade terminals, Hirschmann, Packard, Deutsch, M12 x 3-pin, flying leads, terminal screws, and both Weatherpack Tower & Weatherpack Shroud. Each of the four new NOSHOK switch series offers vacuum, low pressure, and high pressure options, is CE compliant to suppress RFI, EMI and ESD, and is RoHS compliant.

In addition, NOSHOK has improved our production efficiency and expanded our inventory to better accommodate orders and provide faster delivery.

The upgraded NOSHOK 100 Series Mechanical Compact SPST Pressure Switch is a creep action, low current switch intended to be laboratory set. These switches feature Silver-plated contacts with switch adjustment ranges from vacuum through 6,000 psi. The 100 Series switch series offers Brass and Zinc-nickel housing material options with NBR or Polyimide (PI) wetted parts depending on the model.

NOSHOK’s new 200 Series Mechanical Compact SPDT Pressure Switch is a SPST or SPDT snap-action switch with solid Silver contacts. This switch provides adjustment ranges from vacuum through 6,000 psig, and Brass or Zinc-nickel housing material with NBR diaphragm wetted parts.

The new 300 Series Mechanical Compact SPDT with Adjustable Hysteresis Pressure Switch is a SPST or SPDT snap-action switch with solid Silver contacts. The 300 Series offers switch adjustment ranges from vacuum through 4,600 psig depending on model and a standard Zinc-nickel plated Steel housing with NBR diaphragm wetted parts. The NOSHOK 300 Series switch provides an improved contact rating over the previous version of 6A 125V/250VAC, and 6A 12/24VDC.

Lastly, NOSHOK’s new 400 Series Mechanical Heavy-Duty Pressure Switch is an SPDT snap action, high current device that offers field adjustability. The 400 Series offers switch adjustment ranges from vacuum through 4,600 psig with a Zinc die-cast housing and NBR diaphragm (< 225 psig); Steel piston with NBR seal (> 225 psig) wetted parts. This switch also provides an improved contact rating over the previous version of 6A 125V/250VAC, and 6A 12/24VDC.

Common applications for NOSHOK Mechanical Switches include hydraulics & pneumatics, pumps & compressors, tank monitoring, leak detection and water management.

 


Application Insight


THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE PRESSURE & TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
IN A CHEESE BRINE FLUME

Fast and accurate pressure and temperature measurement is critical throughout the cheese manufacturing process. In this article, we’ll address the necessity of precise pressure and temperature measurement specifically in the cheese brine flume equipment.

To provide a highly condensed overview of the cheese making process, in general the control systems are fully automated and overseen by plant operators. Pressure and temperature switches used with Tri-Clamp thermowells are integral in these systems to measure and monitor the process and keep things moving smoothly.

To begin, cultured milk is brought in, ripened and settled until it reaches a gel-like consistency, after which agitators cut this substance into curds. The curds are cooked and settled, and the whey is transferred off – a critical process involving precise timing to achieve the desired level of composition.

The curds are then distributed through a DMC (dewheying and matting conveyor) where they slowly settle into a mat form, which is then transferred to a cooker-stretcher which heats the curd and drains excess liquid. Accurate temperature transmitters are essential to ensure that the curd is heated to a precise level.

Salt is then added, and the cheese flows through the pipe in a thick liquid state to a hopper that pushes the cheese into the carousel block molder which creates blocks of various weights.

The cheese then moves through the multi-level brining system. During the cheese brining process, a series of narrow, tall Stainless Steel tanks outline the brining cells which cheese blocks travel through on conveyor belts via inlet and outlet flumes. The conveyor assembly on these cells is removable via a belt driven by an electric motor.

Pressure and level sensors are an important part of the brining system to ensure that the cheese moves through the inlet and outlet flumes efficiently.

Controls on the belt engage incoming cheese to submerge rows of cheese blocks into the brine. The infeed flume conveys a flow of cheese blocks to the brining cells, and once a level below a flight of blocks is filled, the conveyer is triggered by a level sensor to submerge that level of blocks, and the next level is then filled until the entire tank is filled. When brining is complete, the conveyor raises incrementally to outbound the cheese group by group to the outlet flume.

Once the cheese leaves the brining system, the blocks are rinsed and conveyed to the packaging room.

For more information on how NOSHOK products provide solutions in this application or to discuss your specific food & beverage application, please contact our Product Solutions Manager – Food & Beverage.


NOSHOK News


NOSHOK COVID Update - Business Operations

Ohio Governor DeWine announced on May 12, 2021, that Ohio’s health orders would be removed effective June 2. Restrictions remain in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, but all other health orders including capacity limits, social distancing rules, and the mask mandate ended June 2.

In light of these orders being lifted, NOSHOK has returned to our regular business hours of 8 am to 5 pm EST, and all employees are now fully back onsite.

We continue to be vigilant about workplace hygiene thorough sanitizing and disinfecting of our facilities on a daily basis.

We're excited and optimistic about being back to "business as usual"!


Tech Tip


Q: What applications require the various lens materials, and to what maximum temperature can each be subjected?

A: Lens materials include Instrument Glass, Laminated Safety Glass, Tempered Glass, and plastic.

Glass lenses are used for abrasion, chemical and wear resistant properties. Laminated safety glass reduces the possibility of shattering if the Bourdon tube ruptures.

Tempered glass is 2 to 5 times stronger than plain glass. 

Plastic lenses are used for impact, corrosion and chemical resistance. Special attention should be paid to the temperature and corrosive environments.

Polycarbonate is selected for its superior impact resistance, acrylic for its clarity and scratch resistance and Homalite for its superior chemical resistance. In general, gauges with plastic lenses should remain below 140° F.

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Customer Connection


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Please e-mail your testimonial and video/photo(s) to spritt@noshok.com, and include your name, title and company name.

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