Biogas/Biofuels Application Note

What is Biogas/Biofuels Biogas is the gas created when organic matter breaks down in an oxygen-free environment. The biological process to produce Biogas is called Anaerobic Digestion and is considered a renewable source of methane gas, the main component of Biogas. Biogas can be used to power engines for the generation of electricity as well…

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Flame Prevention for Food and Beverage Production

Manufacturing and processing food and beverages creates substantial fire and toxic gas risks. Gases are used for baking, processing and refrigerating foods. These gases can be highly hazardous – either toxic, flammable, or both. It is commonly known that kitchens present a huge fire risk, and industrial kitchens even more so. Ensuring comprehensive protection involves…

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Sight Flow Indicators – Pulp & Paper and Black Liquor Applications

 Figure 1: Sight Flow Indicators  Breaking down wood into usable fibers to create paper products is aggressive and demanding. This chemical-based process can be challenging for materials used in pipe, fittings, and specialty instrumentation. Sight flow indicators, like the examples in Figure 1 below, provide valuable insight into various applications by providing a direct view…

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Principles of Flame Detection

How to determine the right products for your flammable hazard monitoring needs Today’s flame detectors utilize optical technologies to detect flames. Flames are known to emit electromagnetic radiation in the infrared (IR), visible light, and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths depending on the fuel source. Because of this, optical flame-sensing technologies have been developed utilizing UV, UV/IR…

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Case Study: Fat-Conscious Online Viscometer Watches the Chocolate

On-line viscometers from Hydramotion Ltd are helping to ensure that the chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand. Chocolate is a dispersion of finely-divided sugar, milk protein and cocoa in a continuous fat phase, generally cocoa butter or cocoa butter equivalent. During production, molten chocolate must be cooled in a controlled way in…

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Which “Whey” will the Dairy Industry Grow in the next few years?

According to market reports the Whey protein and lactose markets will witness a robust expansion by 2027. Whey protein and lactose are important food supplements that are commonly concentrated and preserved as powder. Whey is a by-product of cheese and casein production. It is rich in food protein and valuable nutrients and is, therefore, a…

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Measurement Solutions in Vaccine Production and Handling

FREE WEBINAR Three presentations in one webinar. Learn how to save time and costs, while ensuring quality in vaccine research, production, and storage. Date: April 28th, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM (EDT) TOPICS In an upcoming webinar hosted by our partner Vaisala-K-Patents, three Vaisala experts will cover several solutions for vaccine production and storage. First, they…

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Natural Gas – Methane Detection Case Study

KEY RESULTS Deployed in Days not Months Significant installation savings with easy deployment Installed flexible solution in a remote area Challenge Customer operates an underground natural gas storage facility. Once a natural gas field, the facility was successfully converted into a storage reservoir through gas reinjection. The process of conversion also involves drilling many new…

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Curbing the Risks in Fertilizer Plants

Application Note: Keep an eye on your safety In fertilizer plants, flammable gases like methane and hydrogen are essential building blocks in the production of ammonia, which is used to produce ammonium nitrate fertilizers that release nitrogen, an essential nutrient for growing plants. However, ammonia is a highly toxic substance that can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, wheezing…

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