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News & Events Sponsored by NEW BIOGAS FLOW MEASUREMENT WHITE PAPER: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF CHANGING GAS COMPOSITION Sierra Instruments, a leading global mass flow instrument manufacturer, announces their new biogas measurement white paper available now for free download. Sierra’s new white paper offers engineers, as well as plant and facilities managers, solutions for precise biogas measurement even with the changing gas composition, an inherent application challenge in biogas energy flow measurement. With advancements in thermal dispersion technology, Sierra’s new QuadraTherm® 640i four-sensor mass flow meter provides end users with +/- 0.75% of reading above 50% of the full scale, far better than the 2.0 % of reading possible with other thermal technologies. Sierra’s new four-sensor QuadraTherm technology provides end users with an optimal solution for accurately measuring and managing biogas even with its changing gas composition to produce higher energy yields. “For the first time in our industry, we have a mass flow meter with the ability to change gas and composition without losing accuracy. In the past, this has been a major obstacle for facilities manager.” says Scott Rouse, Vice President of Product Management at Sierra Instruments. Sierra’s new white paper “Precise Biogas Measurement: Overcoming the Challenges of Changing Gas Composition” explores the application challenges in biogas flow measurement and offers solutions to measure biogas and manage variable composition. For more information contact Sierra Instruments, Monterey, CA 93940 Tel: 001 800 866 0200 Fax: 001 831 373 4402 Web: www.sierrainstruments.com New ate x certification for Netherlocks faith Partial Stroke Testing system Netherlocks has received new EX certification for the Netherlocks FAITH Partial Stroke Testing (PST) system, recognising the addition of a dedicated grounding means for the system. The FAITH partial stroke product categorisation with this new certificate is now as follows: The FAITH PST device uses mechanical pins to limit the degree of valve closure, allowing for easy, safe testing of system-critical components such as ESD (Emergency Shut Down) and HIPPS (High Integrity Pressure Protection System) valves without affecting normal online process or operation. There is no risk of test angle overshoot or process interruption, the test can be performed at ‘real’ speed and will always return results. For most cases, the FAITH is suitable for SIL3 applications, with an FMEDA (Failure Modes, Effects and Diagnostic Analysis) assessment carried out by Exida showing 0 Fail Safe Detected, Fail Safe Undetected and Fail Dangerous Detected conditions recorded from the test. The new ATEX certification of the Netherlocks explosion-proof FAITH system is a good step forward in raising the level of applicability of mechanical PST in various process industries, bringing the highest levels of safety to as many environments as possible. For more information contact Netherlocks Safety Systems, J. Keplerweg 14, 2408 AC Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)172 471 339 Fax: +31 (0)172 491 342 E-mail:  sales@netherlocks.com Web: netherlocks.com Freeman Technology appoints product manager to strengthen support across central Europe Powder characterisation specialist Freeman Technology has expanded its global team with the appointment of Patrick van Barneveld to the new role of Product Manager for Central Europe. Operating from Almelo, The Netherlands, Patrick will establish a direct company presence in the region to strengthen local support in a number of countries including Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. “Freeman Technology Inc. is flourishing in the US and we have a strong distributor network across Asia”, said Tim Freeman, Managing Director. “Patrick’s appointment extends our strategy of local focus into Central Europe and he brings extremely valuable experience and expertise to the team.” A key part of Patrick van Barneveld’s role will be to extend awareness of the FT4 Powder Rheometer® across Central Europe, helping powder processors to understand the value it can deliver. Freeman Technology and Powder Rheometer are registered trademarks of Freeman Technology Ltd. For more information on Freeman Technology and the FT4 Powder Rheometer contact Freeman Technology, Tewkesbury, Glos. Tel: 01684 851551 Fax: 01684 851 552 E-mail: pr@freemantech.co.uk Web: www.freemantech.com. AUMA Actuators Aid Tax Advantage The SIPOS 5, supplied and supported in the UK by AUMA, is the first electric actuator to be included on the Energy Technology List as part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme. The programme enables UK based businesses to claim a 100% first year capital allowance, (as opposed to the usual 18%), on investment in the equipment against taxable profits of the period of the investment. AUMA UK, supplier of modular electric actuators to the engineering and process industries, provides comprehensive support for all AUMA and SIPOS products plus Siemens legacy actuators. Variable speed technology adopted in the SIPOS range provides advanced actuation benefits including protection against water hammer. As the only OEM approved actuator repairer for AUMA and SIPOS in the UK, the company oversees all service functions. AUMA - leading manufacturer and global supplier of modular electric actuators For more information contact Auma Actuators Ltd, Clevedon, North Somerset Tel: 01275 871141 Fax: 01275 875492 E-mail: mail@auma.co.uk Web: www.auma.com “DE-MERGER BRINGS RE-BIRTH OF INDUSTRY LEGEND” As of 1st October, PIX Europe Ltd. was demerged and the business divided geographically. Distag QCS (UK) Ltd became a national distributor for the UK and Ireland, exclusively distributing PIX belts and hoses along with a whole raft of related mechanical, hydraulic and engineering products. They will retain the UK sites in Ipswich, Barry and Lisburn. The “new Distag” is placed to bring a remarkable product offering to its UK partners. Over the years, the Distag Group has evolved, with companies in Ireland, the UK and China, and the product offering is immense – transmission belts, including specialist products like Agri, Lawn & Garden, FRAS and High Power; a full range of metal PT products including pulleys, bushes, chain and sprockets; hydraulic hose and fitting, including state-ofthe art hose-making facilities – and last, but certainly not least, the ability to produce bespoke engineering products (machined, forged or cast), and provide cost-effective outsourcing solutions. For more information contact Distag QCS (UK) Ltd, Ipswich, Suffolk Tel: 01473 740485 E-mail: info@distagqcs.com Web: www.distag.com 4 Process Industry Informe r October-November 2013


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