New Product Alert: AbTech Industries


Process Technology is pleased to announce a partnership with AbTech Industries. 

AbTech Industries is a full-service environmental technology and engineering company committed to offering creative solutions to cities, business and governments solving water pollution and contamination issues. 

Offering revolutionary solutions for Stormwater Management, Oil & Gas Water Treatment and Industrial Waste Water Treatment, AbTech combines its own proprietary technology with third-party technologies and systems to provide customers with the most reliable and cost-effective solutions.

Process Technology offers AbTech products in Utah, Western Wyoming, Southern Idaho, Northern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Eastern Wyoming, and Montana.

AbTech Industries Products Include:

  • Stormwater treatment - Engineered systems, storm drain inserts, environmental site solutions focused on reducing coliform bacteria, hydrocarbons, TSS, nutrients & heavy metals
  • Oil & Gas water management - Upstream, midstream & downstream water management solutions
  • Industrial water treatment - filtration media solutions, water treatment systems.

For more information on AbTech products, contact Process Technology by calling 801-264-1114, or using visiting their website at https://process-tech.com.

SIEMENS Flow Measurement Product Guide

The right flow instrument for every application.

Process Instrumentation
SIEMENS flow instrumentation allows you to measure the flow of liquids, gas and steam with greater confidence. From simple flow indicators to advanced bus-compatible electronic systems, the trusted SITRANS F product family has versatile and reliable metering solutions built to suit every industry and process.

With the knowledge that no single technology can address the needs of all industrial applications, SIEMENS provides a complete range of flow measurement devices. And all are backed by our global support network, providing experienced sales and technical assistance when and where you need it.

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For more information about SIEMENS Process Instrumentation products, contact Process Technology. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their website at https://process-tech.com.

Happy Labor Day from Process Technology!

 

Happy Labor Day

A sincere thanks from PTI to all the hard working people that make the US economy run each and every day. 

Crimson Configuration Software by Red Lion: Protocol Conversion

Crimson, by Red Lion, is a powerful set of drag-and-drop configuration, display, control and data logging tools, Crimson works with Red Lion's industrial automation products, including CR1000, CR3000 HMIs, Graphite® HMIs and Graphite Controllers, and E3 I/O™ modules.

Crimson features support for over 300 protocol drivers, including Modbus RTU and TCP/IP, EtherNet/IP, Emerson ROC, and both DNP3 serial and Ethernet communications. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop graphical user interface and a variety of hardware offerings each supporting multiple simultaneous conversions, customers can easily integrate new functionality into virtually any PLC, PC or SCADA system.

With Crimson, simple applications can be set up quickly using a step-by-step process to configure communications protocols and define data tags for access. An extensive menu of built-in, point-and-click serial and Ethernet drivers map controller data to PLC registers in seconds. Built-in communications drivers inherently know how to talk to PLCs, PCs or SCADA systems — so no code is required to establish communication.

For more information about Red Lion products, contact Process Technology. Call them at 801-264-1114 of visit their website at https://process-tech.com.

The MSA ULTIMA® X5000 Gas Monitor

MSA ULTIMA X5000

The ULTIMA® X5000 Gas Monitor is the future of gas detection for oxygen, toxic and combustible gases. MSA XCell® gas sensors with TruCal® technology offer calibration cycles up to 18 months (local calibration respected). The gas transmitter's advanced, multi-lingual OLED display is easy to read and the unique touch-screen interface makes it simple to navigate.

The ULYIMA X5000 Gas Monitor Features:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Check status and get alerts up to 75 ft. (23 m) away 
  • Modify settings/setpoints/alarms
  • Initiate calibration and view progress
  • Reduce setup time by at least 50%
  • Up to 1.5 YEARS between calibrations!
  • Adaptive Environmental Compensation (AEC)
  • 12+ Patents
  • 5 Yr. Expected Life
  • 3 Yr. Warranty

DOWNLOAD THE ULTIMA® X5000 BROCHURE HERE

For more information on the ULTIMA® X5000, contact Process Technology, Inc. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit https://process-tech.com.

Pretreatment Sewage Testing and Monitoring Gaining Favor as Coronavirus Outbreak Predictor

Wastewater testing, or “wastewater quality indicators” are broad descriptions for the various test methodologies to measure water quality.  These tests analyze the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of wastewater.

As countries and individual healthcare organizations work to arrest the spread of Covid-19 and to care for those who are infected, officials in some geographic locations are using wastewater testing as a possible method for identifying levels of Covid-19 in their communities.  The testing goal is to detect evidence of the Covid-19 genetic material, ribonucleic acid (RNA), in fecal matter in sewage and wastewater.

The novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, is the virus that causes Covid-19. It is known to invade the GI (gastrointestinal) track in some patients, and so the virus is extracted in their fecal matter. 

Looking at the amount of viral matter in waste water from a community could uncover the level of Covid-19 spread in the population.  This information can then be a trigger for the required mitigation initiatives and response plans, such as testing individuals, contract tracking, and quarantine. It also allows for information to be gathered on a cross section of the population, allowing for a way to monitor public health solutions for large groups. 

Scientists from around the world are setting up pilot programs to test waste water.  The Netherlands has successfully performed a Covid-19 test for waste water and additional programs are launching in Singapore, Zurich, Lausanne,  Milan, Rome, Australia, and in parts of the US, such as Colorado, Ohio, New York, and Wyoming.  Scientists in these regions have been able to identify the novel Coronavirus at low concentrations in waste water, pointing to an early warning systems for communities.  

In April, 2020, the scientific journal, Nature, listed that over a dozen groups around the globe were doing research analyzing waste water for Covid-19, and that evidence of the virus was already found in the United States, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

Sewage treatment covid testing
Figure 1
Sampling and analysis of pretreatment sewage is key. The results of this analytical testing reveal the characteristics and presence of the Coronavirus in parts per million quantities, and can be laid against the population numbers of a geographic area to ascertain the existence and amount of virus existing in the wastewater.  An example of this kind of data dump is illustrated in Figure 1 (courtesy of the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority and Biobot Analytics).

A valuable tool in pre-treated water analysis are Automatic Samplers. These devices automate the collection of sewage samples and prepare them for further analysis to ascertain the existence and amount of virus in the wastewater sample. 

For more information about automatic samplers contact Process Technology. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their website at https://process-tech.com.

Jordan Valve's Sliding Gate Seat Technology for Regulators and Control Valves


Jordan Valve's Sliding Gate Seat is an excellent alternative to traditional control valve trim designs. The benefits are easy to see. They include: 
  1. Straight Thru Flow – The control element is perpendicular to the flow, resulting in less turbulence and superior trim life.
  2. Constant Contact in Seats – The disc and plate are in constant contact. Therefore, there is no valve ‘chatter’, less mechanical wear and greater stability at the low end of the stroke. The constant contact results in a self-lapping and self-cleaning action. Jordan Valve sliding gate seats wear in – they don’t wear out.
  3. Easy Maintenance – There is only one moving part in the Sliding Gate Seats. The seats are not pressed or screwed into place, so removal is easy. Cv values are interchangeable and control valve action is easily changeable.
  4. Short Stroke – In regulators, this results in faster response to input signals, less droop (greater accuracy), and longer diaphragm life. In control valves, the short stroke of the sliding gate seat results in less packing wear. Additionally, smaller actuators can be used resulting in lighter weight, smaller envelope dimensions and less air consumption.
  5. Seat Materials – Jorcote is the standard seat material. Jorcote is harder than stainless steel and provides excellent wear, erosion, & galling resistance. It has a lower coefficient of friction than Teflon; providing higher pressure drop capability and less offset. Jorcote seats perform in temperatures from sub-zero to 550°F (288°C). These seats have been lab tested to 1,000,000 full stroke cycles in 70 psi steam and maintained ANSI Class IV leakage while displaying negligible wear.
  6. Disc Plate Overlap – The disc and plate overlap by 1/32” (0,8mm) around each orifice. This creates an area of closure, not line of closure, resulting in better shutoff for a longer period of time, reducing waste and lowering costs.
  7. Multiple Orifice Design – The multiple orifice design of the sliding gate seat dissipates the wear energy and downstream flow, resulting in longer trim life and quiet operation.
For more information about Jordan Valve, or any Richard Industrials valve product, contact Process Technology, Inc. Call them at 801-264-1114 or visit their site at https://process-tech.com.