Home » Connect » News & Events » The Pointer Newsletter Archives » Volume 14, Issue 2 (Summer 2022)

Volume 14, Issue 2 (Summer 2022)

Website & E-Commerce Support

The events of the last few years have changed the landscape of how the world does business, and the emergence of digital sales and B2B e-commerce has become an integral part of modern sales strategy.

NOSHOK can provide rich data to help populate our partners’ websites and e-commerce sites with NOSHOK products. An export from our PIM (Product Information Management) system can be provided which includes part numbers with descriptions, specifications, attributes, image reference, and list and net pricing. We provide access to our Dropbox folder which houses the images and assets referenced in the file.

We can also provide available stock inventory to be automatically delivered on a schedule.

Contact Adam Hershey or your Regional Sales Manager for more information or to set up a TEAMS call to get started!


NOSHOK Shareable Content Portal for Social Media, E-News, Blogs

In order to make sharing NOSHOK content as easy and convenient as possible for our partners we've created a NOSHOK Shareable Content Portal providing multiple content topics, including sample text, downloadable images and links to more information.

If there is an interest in specific content that isn't featured on this page, please reach out to Sheryl Pritt, NOSHOK Marketing Manager, and we will work with you to create the content.

Additional content is available in our Application Insight articles.

Check the NOSHOK Shareable Content Portal frequently as new content will be added regularly, including product announcements and updates, FAQs, tech tips, application articles, and more.

NOSHOK appreciates your support on all digital and e-marketing venues!


Product Focus


KING High Purity Compressed Air Filters Added To NOSHOK Website

The KING High Purity Compressed Air Filters product line has been added to the NOSHOK website.

On the NOSHOK website, these products can be located by either clicking the High Purity Compressed Air Filters image / category featured on the home page, or by utilizing the top drop down Products menu and choosing the High Purity Compressed Air Filters category.

As with the other products on the NOSHOK website, the KING Filters can be viewed by part number. Simply click on the green View By Part Number button on each product page below the product image.

Common applications only require a filter rated between 5-40 microns. KING Filters are rated as low as 0.1 micron for ultra-clean high performance filtration in critical applications.

KING Filters are engineered to remove water and oil aerosols from compressed air down to the sub-micron level, protecting vital equipment and allowing ultra-clean compressed air for packaging, fluidics, laboratories and instrumentation including compressed air filters, compressed air dryers, sub-micron filters, and filter-dryer combinations.

KING-GAGE filters will continue to be featured on the KING-GAGE website as well.

More Info - KING-GAGE, A NOSHOK Company Filters

RFQ - KING-GAGE, A NOSHOK Company Filters


Process Gauge Upgrade, Certified Calibration Promotion

NOSHOK has implemented material and design upgrades to enhance quality on our turret style 600/700 Series Process Gauges

NOSHOK Process Gauges now feature a black Polypropylene safety case with solid front and blow-out back.

We are also offering a $10 net cost for certified calibrations on all NOSHOK Process Gauge orders placed in 2022 (600/700 Series Gauges only.)

NOSHOK Process Gauges feature 316 Stainless Steel or Brass wetted parts and offer vacuum and compound ranges through 0 psi to 15,000 psi. These gauges are ideal for applications including injection molding machines, laboratory & test equipment, power generation, oil and gas, petrochemical and refineries, utilities and water & wastewater.

For updated pricing, please contact NOSHOK Customer Support.

More Info - 600/700 Series Process Gauges

RFQ - 600/700 Series Process Gauges


RTD's In Stock For Faster Delivery

As part of our continual process improvement efforts and to provide faster delivery, we have obtained additional components and raw materials to build and stock multiple configurations of the NOSHOK 915 Series probe type industrial RTDs with connection heads.

Please contact your NOSHOK RSM or Customer Support for more information, or to see which specific part numbers are now available from stock.

More Info - 910/915 Series RTDs

RFQ - 910/915 Series RTDs


Application Insight


Hazardous Locations Requirements For Pressure Transmitters In The Oil & Gas Industry

In the dynamic and volatile environment of the oil and gas industry, it is critical that rugged, reliable measurement instrumentation is used to keep operations running smoothly and safely. As oil and gas production pushes ever further into remote locations to find new sources, the equipment used in exploration, drilling and production has become increasingly complex, making the need for dependable and durable pressure sensors more crucial than ever.

Applications that require hazardous location pressure transmitters include wellheads, drilling in completion operations, well service vehicles, drilling tools, mud systems, intelligent pigs, core analysis, compression systems and vapor recovery units.

Depending on the type of application, hazardous location pressure transmitters must be of Intrinsically Safe, Explosion-Proof or Non-Incendive design. A flush diaphragm connection can also be used to protect against plugging, which is ideal for applications involving measuring viscous fluids and for measuring pressure when fluid is pumped down the well.

Hazardous location transmitters exist in concert with the classification rating of the area in which they are installed. Pressure transmitters are rarely installed in isolation and require other associated equipment for operation. As such, areas known to have a hazard of combustion or explosion are given an area classification.

In general, the classification system identifies the type of hazardous substance that can be present in the area, how much or often the hazardous material will be present, and the risk of ignition due to a fault condition of the equipment in the area. When considering hazardous locations, it is helpful to remember the concept of the hazard triangle. This concept states that an area can be considered hazardous if a fuel source (hazardous gas, liquid or solid), oxygen, and an ignition source are all present. In this construction, it can be seen that the inside of a natural gas fireplace could be considered a hazardous location as all three components of the hazard triangle are present. Alternatively, the inside of a sealed hydrogen vessel may not be classified as hazardous if no oxygen is present, even though hydrogen is a very easily combustible gas.

The classification system to identify a hazardous zone and associate equipment is an in-depth discussion and beyond the scope of this article. However, below are some general definitions of the markings found on hazardous location equipment. For equipment classified using the US National Electric Code, class, division or zone, group, and temperature ratings will be commonly encountered markings. In this standard, class defines the type of hazardous substance that can be present.& Class I for gasses, class II for dust, and class III for fibers and flyings. The division marking (and analogous zone marking) define the risk of the hazardous material presence.

For instance, Division I and Zone 0 identify locations where the hazardous substance is present continuously under normal operating conditions. Where as Division II identifies an area where the hazardous substance is not likely to be present under normal conditions. The group marking further identifies the particular hazardous substance (for instance Group B for hydrogen). Lastly, the temperature rating will be seen as a T with a number following. The temperature ratings range from T1 to T6 and define the maximum safe operating temperature of the equipment in the classified area.

When considering hazardous location ratings, there are generally two different paradigms applied for risk mitigation. Explosion-Proof and Non-Incendive Transmitters seek to minimize risk of catastrophic incidence by managing the energy of an explosion if it were to happen.

Specifically, explosion proof equipment is built to contain and dissipate the energy of a combustion so that the explosion does not propagate further to other equipment and areas. This manifests as enclosures and wiring conduit systems that are capable of containing an explosion if it were to occur.

While this type of area classification does require more costly installation and wiring techniques, it is a very well developed and understood standard within hazardous location installations. Explosion-Proof Transmitters are ideal for monitoring tubing and casing pressures in a wellhead. These sensors provide consistently accurate and stable output, stand up to extremely harsh environments, and endure the test of time.

As point of note, the construction of explosion proof and non-incendive transmitters is very similar by way of the hazardous location standard. Even though they are strictly classified differently, the installation techniques and equipment for these two types of devices is very similar. Furthermore, in some cases when the area classification allows, explosion proof or non-incendive transmitters can be used safely and can follow typical installation practices and procedures.

By contrast, Intrinsically Safe Transmitters are engineered in such a way that they cannot contain or source any energy sufficient to cause an ignition in a hazardous zone. These devices are paired with intrinsically safe power supply barriers that limit the amount of energy that can be sourced into the hazardous area. Significantly, this type of classification allows for less costly wiring and field installation when compared to explosion proof and non-incendive installations. Many oil applications require Intrinsically Safe Sensors that can be submerged into storage tanks or boreholes to monitor the level of potentially flammable liquids or in zones with potentially explosive atmospheres.

In hazardous oil and gas environments, operators can’t afford to take a chance on faulty or inaccurate pressure measurement sensors. Choosing the right high quality, durable pressure transmitters can keep these systems running safely and smoothly and prevent costly accidents.

More Information on NOSHOK Measurement Solutions For The Oil & Gas Industry


NOSHOK News


Stan Wright Promoted To Vice President - Sales

NOSHOK is pleased to announce that Stan Wright has been promoted to the position of Vice President - Sales.

Stanley Wright held the position of NOSHOK Southwest Regional Sales Manager from 2001 to 2004. In late 2004 Stan was promoted to National Sales Manager, effectively managing the NOSHOK Regional Sales Team.

In his role as Vice President - Sales, Stan is responsible for leading a global sales team focused on continued growth, value and customer satisfaction.

Stan is a solutions-driven executive with 40 years of experience in both distribution and manufacturing organizations, which has provided him with extensive experience in multiple facets of industrial systems solutions.

With Stan Wright's new position of Vice President - Sales, the Southwest Regional sales management has transitioned to the capable hands of Scott Mullendore.

Scott has been NOSHOK’s Southeast Regional Sales Manager for over 15 years.

Scott's extensive experience, along with his product and application knowledge, makes him an ideal fit to serve our distribution partners and valued customers.

 


NOSHOK Partners With Baldwin Wallace University Hive Design Groups

NOSHOK is excited to partner with Baldwin Wallace University's Hive Design Group to provide students with real world graphic design experience and bolster NOSHOK's marketing efforts.

Students will be working with NOSHOK's Marketing department to provide support on various design and marketing projects, which will provide them with hands-on participation in corporate marketing activities.

We look forward to supporting our local students' educational experience and helping them to develop their portfolios - and the important contribution they will make to the NOSHOK team!


Tech Tip


Q: What is a Certified Calibration?

A: Certified Calibrations provide the user with a serial numbered gauge along with a calibration certificate that it has been certified in accordance to the pressure gauge standard with instruments that are traceable to NIST with accuracies of at least 4 to 1.

See more NOSHOK Tech Tips


Customer Connection


High Gas Prices Got You Down? Win $100

With rising prices everywhere, who doesn't need some extra money?

Help us provide you with even higher levels of service and support by simply sending us your feedback on NOSHOK, a brief description of how NOSHOK products provided a solution in your application, and/or how a NOSHOK representative helped you with a challenge. Send videos or photos of our products in your application as well if possible. It will only take you a few minutes and you could win $100!

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

Your e-mail indicates your consent to have your feedback, testimonial, photos, and/or video featured in any NOSHOK printed or online marketing materials including our website and social media. You can also choose for us to share your testimonial anonymously, if you’d rather not have your company or personal name published. If this is the case, please indicate your preference in your e-mail submission.

Everyone who sends us their feedback / testimonial will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 VISA Gift Card. Submissions must be e-mailed by August 5th, 2022. The drawing for the VISA Gift Card will be held on August 8th, 2022, and the winner will be notified via e-mail.

PT Transmitter Crossover Tool

Convert to PT Series