The food processing industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the U.S., accounting for approximately 14 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing output. A typical food processing facility contains diverse equipment of varying ages constructed from a wide range of materials, many of which are metallic and consequently vulnerable to attack by corrosion.
Considered North America's largest process equipment and technology exposition, the 2007 Chem Show in New York, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, will feature hundreds of innovative products and technologies from more than 600 leading suppliers. The following items offer a sneak peek at some of the many products to be exhibited.
Don't stop reading even if you're getting a feeling of déjà vu! We presented a special report in the July issue titled "10 Technologies You Shouldn't Miss," but this is different. This article highlights 10 more technologies that we believe you'll want to know about. Each one has an important feature in common with all the others innovation.
The ProMus hydraulically actuated, high-pressure diaphragm chemical- injection metering pump offers flows to 101 gph and pressure up to 3,500 psi.
SprayCheck TW works from the exterior to verify and validate the operation of tank cleaning systems with no modification of the tank.
The Flex-Pro A3 peristaltic metering pump offers outputs to 33.3 gph/126 lph and output pressures to 125 psi/8.6 bar as well as automated ppm dosing and self priming against maximum line pressure.
InPro 4260 Series pH sensors feature a patented polymer, the Xerolyt Extra, to provide high accuracy with extreme longevity under demanding situations.
This continuous-indexing vacuum belt filter, known as the BF 3.5-21, is 3.5 meters wide with 73.5 m 2 of filter area.
The NASH TC 8, TC 9, and TC 10 two-stage liquid ring vacuum pumps are designed to handle large amounts of liquid carryover without difficulty.
The Computrac MAX 5000 dry ash analyzer promises reliable results in a fraction of the time required by traditional test methods, which demand hours in a muffle furnace to oxidize sample material.
The MFM220 2-in. magnetic-style full-port flowmeter features accuracy of approximately 1 percent from 30 to 300 gpm, with no moving parts to fail during use.
The Sitrans LR 250 radar level transmitter features "Process Intelligence" advanced signal processing.
Several lines of gaskets to be displayed include the Extreme Grade line, which is available in four styles to fit a variety of applications, promises a 20 percent better seal, and is environmentally friendly since it lowers leakage rates and reduces emissions.
Circular vibratory fluid bed dryers, coolers, and moisturizers are available with a new air-lift device that allows rapid disassembly, cleaning, and inspection of the fluid bed processing chamber.