Ekato Corp. has opened its new North American Technical Center in Oakland, NJ. The 20,000-square-foot facility includes a testing laboratory, spare parts inventory, mechanical seal testing and repair, and agitator assembly. Testing and process studies are realized using a new fleet of skid-mounted process units: the ELA-5 process development reactor, a five-liter mixing vessel suitable for high temperature and pressure gassing reactions; the SRT-50, a 50-liter Unimix system for pharmaceutical and cosmetic liquids and semisolids; the LM-6, a six-liter Unimix system; and the Nano 100/Nano Lab, a high-pressure homogenization unit for submicron size droplet sizes. All testing units are mobile and can be packed and shipped when required to a customer's facility for on-site testing.
Flow Technology Inc. has opened a flowmeter calibration, service, and repair center equipped with a large selection of primary standard flow calibrators. The center, which is located at the company's new headquarters in Tempe, AZ, can calibrate almost all types of industrial flow measurement devices including turbine, coriolis, positive displacement, and variable area meters. A variety of procedures can be performed including Reynolds Number and Universal Viscosity Curve calibrations. All calibrations performed are directly traceable to NIST and comply with ANSI Z540 and ISO 9000 guidelines.