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Spanish Pressure & Level Measurement
Solutions Catalog Now Available!

To better accommodate our growing international distributor and customer base, the NOSHOK Pressure & Level Measurement Solutions catalog is now available in Spanish.

This comprehensive catalog presents our complete offering of analog and electronic pressure & level measurement products, including dial indicating, digital, differential and sanitary pressure gauges, as well as industrial, OEM, sanitary & hazardous location pressure transducers & transmitters, and mechanical and electronic pressure switches.

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An updated version of the Spanish Measurement Solutions Product Guide is also now available, and an updated version of our Spanish Valve Product Solutions catalog is currently in the works. Keep an eye on your email to find out when the updated Spanish Valve Product Solutions catalog is available!

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


Stop By And See Us

NOSHOK has attended and exhibited at more trade shows this year than any other! NOSHOK participates in many key international, regional and local trade expositions, so check out our schedule. If you’ll be attending any of these shows, PIOGA, LAGCOE or Power Gen, we invite you to stop by our booth to see our broad instrumentation product offering, and check out what’s new!

FALL 2015
Volume 7, Issue 3

EDITOR’S NOTE

PRODUCT FOCUS

APPLICATION INSIGHT

NOSHOK NEWS

TECH TIP

CUSTOMER CONNECTION


 

NEW: Stabilized Connectors with Integral Valve

These new NOSHOK Connectors are designed to reinforce an installation by shifting radial-stress load away from the NPT connections, and feature a block valve that can be installed on either side of stabilized body, allowing 1/2 turn installation.

NOSHOK SV Series Stabilized Connectors with Integral Valve are available in zinc-nickel plated carbon steel and 316 stainless steel, and feature slotted bolt holes that allow for 2-1/8” and 2-1/4” bolt spacings.

The integral valve has a 0.375” bore for unrestricted passage of process gas, and a standard non-rotating stem tip. This application will work on both flat surfaces (such as an orifice fitting) and round surfaces (such as an orifice flange) with optional flange adaptor.

A single piece dielectric gasket (DK1) is available as an option to create a non-conductive shield between the process piping and the instrument. Optional stainless steel bolts are available.

Check out this short video which provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to assemble and install the SV Series Stabilized Connectors with Integral Valve. The video is available on our website and can also be accessed on your mobile device via the QR Code below.

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Patented 10,000 psi Mini Valves

Available in hard seat or soft seat, NOSHOK Mini Valves were designed for maximum durability in the toughest applications. Available in zinc nickel plated steel, electropolished stainless steel and brass, their patented body-to-bonnet, metal-to-metal seal is designed to significantly increase the pressure range of the valve. With a maximum hard seat pressure rating of 10,000 psi for the stainless steel and steel models, and a 6,000 psi rating for brass models, NOSHOK Mini Valves are ideal for a wide variety of applications. Watch this video for more information on NOSHOK’s patented valve design..

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Application Insight  

THE ADVANTAGES OF RTD SENSORS IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

RTDs (resistance temperature device) are temperature sensors that are commonly used in a variety of industrial applications including industrial boilers, petrochemical, exhaust gas monitoring and food processing. RTD sensors have a higher accuracy than thermocouples and thermistors over a wide temperature range, and are more stable over time.

Simply put, an RTD is a sensor whose resistance changes with temperature in a consistent repeatable manner. An RTD can provide highly accurate and consistent temperature measurements because the change in resistance of certain materials is so predictable. Most RTD sensors have a response time between 0.5 to 5 seconds and commonly feature a platinum based element, but can also be constructed with nickel or copper. RTDs made with platinum (also known as PRTs - platinum resistance thermometer) are used most often today due to their higher temperature capabilities, better stability and repeatability.

Probe type RTDs, such as the NOSHOK 900 Series, generally consist of a rigid probe with direct mounted connector or extension cable. Assembly type models, such as NOSHOK 910/915 Series, usually consist of a rigid probe assembled with a connection head (junction box). Direct immersion probes have the RTD protective sheath (the probe) welded to process fitting similar to temperature gauges - this offers better response but mechanical protection is limited. Access to a process under operation is also limited. Assemblies for Thermowells have the RTD probe typically spring loaded in the connection fitting - this ensures good .thermal contact and removes dead space in well tip.

RTD connection heads are available in cast aluminum, white polypropylene, and cast 316 stainless steel. White polypropylene is popular for sanitary and chemical applications, while stainless steel is often used in food, pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical applications. Aluminum and stainless steel are preferred for industrial applications. Intrinsically safe explosion-proof enclosures are also available for hazardous environments.

RTD terminal blocks are often used in junction heads for connecting sensors to signal wiring. Each position has 2 connections, one connection from sensor, the other for signal wire (Example: for a single 3 wire RTD, a 3 position terminal block is needed - 6 connections total - 3x2). RTDs can be used in conjunction with a thermowell to protect the instrument, and the probe can be replaced in some models without possibility for leakage. RTD Transmitters are used to convert the sensor signal to the industry standard 4 to 20 mA or to a voltage output signal, and allow signal calibration for precise outputs proportional to temperature.

RTDs are highly accurate, stable and repeatable temperature sensors, and are resistant to contamination under 660°C. Because of their high repeatability, they can accurately measure identical temperatures even when exposed to multiple heating and cooling cycles with nominal discrepancies, making them an ideal solution for many industrial applications. Click for more info on NOSHOK Industrial RTDs.

 

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NOSHOK Cares

NOSHOK Customer Support Specialist David Vargas recently volunteered at a retreat held at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center. Joni and Friends International Disability Center is a church-based camp that provides services and encouragement for special needs families.

David was a companion to several children and adults with disabilities during the retreat, helping them to enjoy fun and fully-accessible activities including boating, horseback riding, swimming, beach activities and arts & crafts. This retreat also provided parents and siblings of children and adults with disabilities a much-needed break and well-deserved fun.

Joni Eareckson Tada, the Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni Eareckson, then 17, a quad­riplegic in a wheelchair, without the use of her hands. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skills and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.

Click the link for more information on Joni and Friends International Disability Center.

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Epicor 10 Launch On The Horizon

It’s getting close now! NOSHOK continues to make steady progress toward our exciting ERP upgrade to Epicor 10, with launch just around the corner in fourth quarter 2015.

We are confident that this will be a streamlined and seamless transition, and we our committed to continuing to provide the highest standards of service, support and value to our distributor and customer partners throughout this process.

Epicor 10 is Epicor’s flagship Enterprise Resource Planning application, and will provide multiple strategic solutions to further strengthen our customer partnerships, drive growth, enhance efficiency and accuracy, and allow us to provide even higher levels of service and performance to all of our stakeholders.

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EPICOR
 

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

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 the 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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Please e-mail your testimonial and 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.

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