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applications Handling & lifting equipment designed for the toughest offshore environments & engineered for extremes The range of robust handling and lifting equipment supplied by the J D Neuhaus company is currently in use around the world on Jackup rigs, Semi-submersibles, Drill ships and FPSO vessels. Their product range incorporates both air and hydraulically powered hoists, with individual lifting capacities ranging from 250kg to 100 tonnes. A BOP handling unit incorporating four J D Neuhaus type EH50 air operated monorail hoists has been supplied to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian, for synchronised BOP lifting and handling during both pre and post drilling operations. Two hoists are mounted on each of the twin parallel overhead rails, with each hoist providing 50 tonne load and 20 metre lift capacities for between deck operations. With the two sets of hoists operating together, a combined lift capacity of 200 tonnes was made available Synchronised operation of all linear movement and lifting operations of individual, paired or all the four hoists when used in conjunction, was provided with JDN type F multifunction controllers incorporating the main air emergency stop together with a load monitoring device. All the JDN products combine a rugged build quality with high performance, 100% reliability and the utmost in safety. For more information contact J D Neuhaus, Dyce, Aberdeenshire. Tel: 01224 722751 Fax: 01224 729895 E-mail: info@jdneuhaus.co.uk Web: www.jdngroup.com LITRE METER SUPPLIES ULTRA HIGH PURITY SIERRA METERS Custom flow meter manufacturer and distributor Litre Meter (www.litremeter.com) has shipped a range of Sierra Flat Trak 780S-UHP Ultra High Purity units to a leading specialty gas supplier. Speciality gases can range from 99.995 per cent to 99.99998 per cent purity depending on the gas type. To mix gases with this level of purity it is essential to use a robust electropolished meter capable of high accuracy. The Flat Trak-UHP instruments are designed to measure the flow of gases at pressures of up to 8 bar. The meters were selected because they are highly stable and deliver a measurement accuracy of +/- 1 per cent of reading plus 0.5 per cent of full scale and a repeatability of +/- 0.2 per cent of full scale. They also feature Sierra’s unique dual-plate flow conditioner which dramatically reduces straight run requirements. Each meter is hazardous area-approved by CSA and CRN (Canada), FM (USA), ATEX, CE and PED (EU), IEC Ex (Australia), GOST R (Russian Federation) and Chinese Pattern Approval (China). Litre Meter, a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom flow meters, is the UK distributor for the Sierra Instruments range of flow meters. As with Litre Meter’s own range of custom flow meters, Sierra Instruments’ range is designed to operate in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. For more information contact: Litre Meter, North Marston, Buckinghamshire Tel: +44 (0) 1296 670200 Fax: +44 (0) 1296 670999 E-mail: sales@litremeter.com Web: www.litremeter.com Southern Water opts for Veolia’s Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a Veolia Hydrotech® Discfilter for tertiary treatment at Southern Water’s Goddards Green STW in West Sussex. Southern Water has joined an increasing number of UK water companies who have recognised that the low headloss, low maintenance, fully automatic Hydrotech®  Discfilter represents an alternative to conventional sand filters whilst sacrificing nothing in performance. The plant, which will meet a 95 percentile guarantee of 10mg/l Total Suspended Solids standard, is due to be operational by March 2014. Hydrotech®  Discfilter modules for flow rates up to 1,000 L/s can be supplied on steel frames for building into concrete chambers or as stand-alone stainless steel tank units. Modular design allows flexibility in choice of materials – ABS plastic or stainless steel for the discs, 304 or 316 stainless steel for frames and tanks and a choice of 10, 20, 500 or 1000 micron woven textile filter elements – making it the perfect filtration system for a variety of industrial applications.  Veolia has over fifteen years’ experience of using Hydrotech®  Discfilters in a wide variety of industries including power generation, food processing, mining, pulp and paper and textiles manufacturing, and can provide expert guidance on your requirements. Visit www.veoliawaterst.co.uk for more information on Discfilter and other Veolia wastewater treatment solutions. SENSONICS SUPPLY NEW GENERATION CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR REFURBISHED BLAST FURNACE Turbo-blowers and their control systems are a crucial part of the steel making process and condition monitoring specialists SENSONICS were delighted to be involved in a major project involving the relighting of the blast furnace the second largest in Europe at the SSI steelworks in Redcar. The Cordell Group was appointed by SSI to carry out a major upgrade of the Turbo-blowers control systems in 2011 including Sensonics equipment. The Turbo-blowers consist of a pair of axial flow compressors which are driven by fully condensing 54Mw steam turbines with a normal operating range of 4,200 Nm/min at minimum blade angle, up to a maximum of 9,350 Nm/min at 6.2 Bar G. Each turbo blower is capable of supplying the total air demand of the blast furnace, with only one machine in continuous operation while the other is on cold standby. The new Sensonics system comprised a total of 15 sets of Senturion proximity probes monitoring a range of functions on each turbo blower, including relative shaft vibration, rotational speed and thrust positions. The protection system comprised a 19” rack-mounted Sentry G3 system retrofitted into the existing floor standing panel, along with 16 channels of relative shaft vibration monitoring. Commenting on the new system, Graham Blackburn, the Control & Instrumentation Engineer for Power & Energy at SSI Redcar said,  “The need for careful monitoring of the condition of these machines when running is crucial and we have relied upon Sensonics equipment for the speed monitoring (3,540 RPM) and for axial displacement, for many years. Having seen the new Hydrotech®  Discfilter Sentry G3 modules we are now planning to incorporate these during planned outages within the next two years on the four turbine alternators where we have also previously relied on Sensonics for our plant condition monitoring”. For more information contact Sensonics Ltd, Berkhamsted, Herts. Tel: +44 (0) 1442 876833 Fax: +44 (0) 1442 876477 E-mail: sales@sensonics.co.uk Web: www.sensonics.co.uk 10 Process Industry Informe r October-November 2013


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