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Winter 2018

Volume 10, Issue 2

Merry Christmas from all of us at NOSHOK!


NOSHOK would like to remind all of our customer & distributor partners that our offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th and a 1/2 day on December 31st, 2018, as well as a full day on January 1st, 2019.

Regular business hours will resume on January 2nd, 2019.

Happy holidays to all!

COMING SOON!

NEW Small Diameter Submersible Level Transmitter - Watch your e-mail for updates!

 

NEW! Extreme High Pressure Gauges, DIN 16001 Compliant

NOSHOK’s new generation 402/502 Series Extreme High Pressure Gauges are in compliance with the new DIN 16001 standard, which specifically addresses extreme high pressure ranges starting at 30,000 psi. 


NOSHOK’s Extreme High Pressure Gauges exceeded the minimum requirements of the specification by more than 20 times in our qualification cycle testing. These gauges are backed by our extended warranty.


Features include:

  • Solid front design with a blow out back in accordance to EN837, S3 Safety Pattern
  • Safety glass lens
  • Ranges from 0 psi to 30,000 psi through 0 psi to 85,000 psi
  • Most ranges available from stock for quick delivery
  • Multiple scales are available


Benefits include:

  • Improved load cycle stability
  • Improved calibration stability
  • Significantly longer service life
  • Reduced down time


These features combine to provide higher safety levels, improved reliability and reduced maintenance costs, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership.

 

NEW! Upgraded Differential Pressure Gauges,

Improved Delivery Times

NOSHOK is pleased to announce our re-engineered and expanded Piston Type and Diaphragm Type Differential Gauges. These new gauges provide increased capabilities, many more available options including switch and transmitter options, new 6" dial size, and significantly improved delivery times of 1 to 2 weeks for most models.

Available in 2-1/2", 4-1/2" and now all new 6" dial sizes, the upgraded NOSHOK 1000 Series Piston Type and 1100 Series Diaphragm Type Differential Gauges are compact gauges that feature a rugged engineered plastic gauge case and anodized aluminum and 316 Stainless steel wetted parts. A shatter-resistant acrylic lens is standard on all sizes and models.

These new NOSHOK Differential Gauges are now available with single and dual switch options, as well as a 4-20 mA transmitter option in a NEMA 4x IP65 plastic enclosure. A variety of mounting options, connections, o-ring and diaphragm materials are available. Options include mounting holes, pipe mounting kits, reversed ports and stainless steel tagging.

The 1000 & 1100 Series Differential Pressure Gauges are available dry or liquid filled, and backed by an increased 5 year warranty on all models.

These NOSHOK Differential Gauges are ideal for applications including:

  • Back flow testing
  • Heat exchangers
  • Filter monitoring
  • Flow indication
  • Level indication

New 1000 Series Piston Type

 

New 1100 Series Diaphragm Type

 

NEW Labeled Needle & Manifold Dust Caps

For additional clarity and efficiency, NOSHOK is now labeling all isolate, equalize and vent dust caps on all NOSHOK Needle and Manifold valves. The red, green and blue color coding method is standard in the industry, and labeling the dust caps provides an additional instant visual reference, which can prevent potential accidents.

This will be a running change, and will be fully implemented within the next several months.

 

NOSHOK Product Logo Update

You'll be noticing a change on your NOSHOK products!

The NOSHOK registered logo with the rectangular outline that you have been familiar with for over 50 years is being replaced with our current logo on all products. You've most likely seen our current logo on our website,

e-marketing, and in our literature for many years, and now all our gauges and instrument products will be consistent.

This will be a running change, and will be fully implemented within the next several months.

8 CRITICAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SELECTING PRESSURE & TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION 

There is a vast variety of pressure and temperature measurement instrumentation, with countless options and specifications. When deciding on the best instrument for your application, there are several key factors to consider which can help prevent costly errors, inefficiencies and lost resources in the future.

Review this checklist of the main points to consider when selecting the pressure or temperature measurement instrument which will provide the proper performance and longevity in your specific application.

1.   Accuracy

How important is accuracy in your application? In some industrial applications, repeatability may be more important than accuracy. Linearity and hysteresis may take precedence over accuracy in applications where process pressures vary widely. If accuracy is a very important factor, such as in low-differential, critical pressure applications, you’ll need to select an instrument that meets these requirements. As an example, a thermocouple may be chosen over a Resistive Temperature Measuring Device (RTD) in a temperature measurement application because it is more cost-effective, rugged and provides a wider range of measurement, while an RTD might be chosen if accuracy, repeatability and long term stability are the most important factors.

2.   Measurement Range

An instrument’s range must be matched to the requirements of the application. For example, to ensure optimal control and monitoring of vapors, a Vapor Recovery Unit must have reliable instrumentation in place that is capable of accurately measuring low pressure. On the other end of the spectrum, if you have a high pressure application such as a water jet, you’ll need an instrument that can measure pressures of 60,000 to 80,000 psi.

3.   Environment: Vibration, Pulsation, Hazardous Locations

The environment of the application is a critical consideration when selecting pressure or temperature measurement instrumentation. Construction materials can be specified for harsh environments where the instrument may be subject to weather or temperature extremes, or corrosive media. To address applications where pulsation or vibration are a factor, fill fluids, Maximum Indicating Pointers, orifices or snubbers can be selected.

Vibration due to pumps, motors, and other rotating equipment can cause excess wear and possible premature failure of internal working parts of a pressure or temperature measurement instrument. Vibration also causes difficulty in accurate reading of the instrument, due to pointer oscillation. One of the most common causes of failure is exposure to continuous vibration. It would be good for the user to be aware of these conditions, and work with your supplier for a solution.

Process pulsation can occur around the discharge of pumps as well as quick operating valves. Many users assume that liquid filling the case of the instrument will fully address pulsation. Although liquid filling the case helps to dampen the effects of pulsation, it often does not fully address this process condition. Pulsation dampeners are installed upstream of the inlet to the instrument. Some common approaches are a piston-type snubber, a sintered metal snubber, or a threaded in-flow restrictor in the inlet of the instrument.

A needle valve installed upstream of the instrument that is “pinched down” or slightly opened, is another common practice to address pulsation. It is not recommended to rely solely on a needle valve to address pulsation, due to the fact that the user could inadvertently open the valve, and thereby negate flow restriction. In clean fluids (gases or clean low viscosity liquids) a threaded orifice/flow restrictor or a sintered metal snubber is the most cost efficient way to address pulsation. In dirtier and higher viscosity fluids a piston snubber is usually recommended.

In hazardous environments, the user should be aware of FM, CSA and ATEX approval requirements for electronic measurement devices. The user may also need to be aware of the various approaches to the application, which could include Intrinsically Safe installations, or Non-Incendive and Explosion-Proof installations. If unsure about which type of instrument is best suited for your environment, contact the manufacturer’s Customer Support team for clarification on these types of instruments.

4.   Temperature Factors

It is important to consider both the process and the ambient temperature when selecting measurement instrumentation.

As an example with pressure gauges, for every 100 °F shift in temperature from which the gauge is calibrated, the user can experience up to a 2% additional error in reading. The cause is the change in the elasticity or spring rate of the Bourdon tube element with temperature. While it is difficult to circumvent the influence of ambient temperature, we can address the influence of process temperature. In the case of elevated process temperatures, the user will need to dissipate heat before it comes in contact with the measuring element of the instrument. In applications where the user is measuring steam, the common practice is to install coil or pigtail syphons to dissipate process heat.

Another common practice is to install a diaphragm seal with capillary to separate the instrument from the high heat source. There are many options available with fill fluids in the seal and capillary system to withstand elevated process temperatures. In severe cold ambient conditions, the user may elect to heat trace their instrumentation. Some common methods for heat tracing can be electric or steam. 

For temperature measurement applications, the materials used in RTDs and thermocouples have temperature limitations which can be an important consideration. The sensing element used in RTDs generally contains a platinum wire or film, a ceramic housing and ceramic cement or glass to seal the sensing element and support the element wire. In general, platinum sensing elements can be exposed to temperatures up to approximately 1200 °F. Other materials such as Nickel, Copper and a Nickel/Iron alloy can also be used, however, their temperature limits are quite a bit lower than Platinum.

Thermocouples are another common way to measure a process temperature, but the user needs to be aware of their temperature limitations as well.

5.   Location & Mounting Requirements

The location of the instrument in the process can be a significant consideration. Oftentimes the instrument must be mounted in a location that is not convenient for user interface. Possible solutions can include utilizing a swivel adaptor mounted to the inlet of the instrument to orient the instrument more toward the user, diaphragm seals and capillary to bring the indication closer to the user, or transmitters can be installed to allow a commonly used signal to be transmitted to a receiving device such as a digital indicator or PLC.

6.   Type of Process Medium

The process mediums that are commonly measured include gas, liquids, and vapors which can be corrosive or benign. Careful consideration must be used with regard to chemical compatibility with the instrument’s materials of construction.

7.   Type of Indication or Feedback Desired

In virtually all process variables that are measured, the user can elect a mechanical or electronic approach.

With a mechanical approach, the user often requires a local indication. Examples include a pressure gauge or bimetallic thermometer which provide a dial or a pointer reading. Other examples might be a level gauge or flow meter that provide local indication.

With an electronic approach, a transmitter or a switch can be utilized to provide a commonly used signal to a receiving device for remote monitoring and control.

8.   Type of Engineering Units Required

The user will need to determine what units of measurement are required for the application. There is a wide array of engineering units that can be used for all process variables, to include temperature, pressure, level and flow. 

In summary, it is essential to prioritize the requirements of the application before you make the investment in a measurement device. Addressing these 8 factors can help in achieving a successful measurement outcome.

Working with NOSHOK for assistance can also help to achieve success in your application. 

COMING SOON!

NEW NOSHOK Distributor Portal to check order status, invoices, payments, shipments, RMAs and more.

 

NEW! Joint Marketing Opportunity,

Customized Value Messaging Flyers

Many people wonder what separates a top performing sales person from the rest of the pack. In most cases, it's because they apply a number of best practices in their daily routine. NOSHOK is committed to supporting your efforts with effective sales and marketing tools that focus on best practices for selling NOSHOK products.

To this end, we've developed new NOSHOK Solutions Value Messaging Flyers, designed to increase awareness about NOSHOK's breadth of products and services, promote NOSHOK's added-value differentiators, and cross-sell appropriate products and accessories. These one page flyers serve as an effective guideline for benefit and value-focused discussion regarding NOSHOK in sales meetings, and as a compelling but simple leave behind piece. To access these PDFs, click here.

NOSHOK would also like to extend the opportunity to utilize these Value Messaging Flyers in joint marketing efforts, by customizing the flyer(s) with your logo and contact information and providing them in PDF format for your use. Please contact NOSHOK Marketing Manager Sheryl Pritt if you are interested in this option.

As always, our foremost priority is customer satisfaction. We look forward to our ongoing mutual success!

Q:  What is the reason for the vent tube in the cable of the series 612 and 627 submersible level transmitters? 

A: All pressure measurements are inherently differential in theory. Gauge pressure is referenced to ambient atmospheric, absolute pressure is referenced to vacuum contained in an evacuated chamber within the transmitter. The level measurement is also a differential measurement, with its reference to ambient atmospheric pressure. In order for the submersible level measurement to be referenced to atmospheric, the cable contains a vent tube which runs the complete length of the cable and “vents” into the atmospheric pressure at the junction box connection which is out of the liquid.

Here's Your Chance To Win $100!

Want to win some extra money, and help us provide you with even higher levels of service and support?

Simply send us 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. 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 January 18th, 2019. The drawing for the VISA Gift Card will be held on January 21st, 2019, and the winner will be notified via e-mail. 

 

For more information on NOSHOK products, please visit our website at www.noshok.com

Contact: Sheryl Pritt, Marketing Manager, 1010 West Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 44017440.243.0888 x4541, spritt@noshok.com

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