Process Control

Submitted by Ravi Jethra || Wika
on Fri, 06/14/2019
The Important Role of Differential Pressure Sensors in Hydroelectric Power Generation

In hydroelectric power generation, dirt and debris in the intake water can shorten the lifetime of turbine blades. Filters inside intake pipes trap the debris so that only sediment-free water hits the blades. A differential pressure sensor/transducer measures the flow on both sides of the filter, and will alert plant operators when the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced.

Submitted on Fri, 06/14/2019
ASME BPE Study Leads

WIKA inline diaphragm seals and flow-through thermowells either reduce or eliminate dead legs where bacterial or fungal contamination can develop in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

Submitted by Don Eisenhart || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019
Reduce the Risks of Particulate Contamination, Seized and Galled Threads with Gall Resistant Fitting on UHP Pressure Gauge

Replacing standard alloy fittings on a pressure gauge with gall resistant fittings is a minor change, but doing so eliminates the major issues associated with standard fittings. Fittings in a gall resistant material ensure a leak-tight seal, prevent particulate contamination from silver flaking, and minimize damage to equipment caused by cross-threaded and/or seized fittings.

Submitted by Ravi Jethra || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019
Temperature, Pressure, and Flow Measurement for Monitoring Performance in Power Plant Turbines

Flow measurement, along with measuring temperature and pressure, are critical for optimal operation in gas and steam turbines. If these parameters do not stay within appropriate ranges, a power plant will suffer from issues with safety, performance, and efficiency. WIKA USA has the ability to provide instrumentation to monitor barometric pressure, temperature and flow of exhaust gas, and much more.

Submitted by Hardy Orzikowski || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019
Model PG23LT

Pressure gauges in general can handle ambient temperatures as low as −40°F (−40°C). However, once you get closer to the Arctic Circle, temperatures exceeding −40°F become the norm.

Submitted by Don Eisenhart || Wika
on Tue, 06/11/2019

WIKA USA’s new Dual Switch Gauge offers customers reliable information and exceptional versatility for pressure monitoring in semiconductor, high purity (HP), and ultra-high purity (UHP) applications. A case study shows how one customer was able to increase efficiency and decrease costs with this innovative pressure solution.

Submitted by Robert Lukat || Wika
on Mon, 06/10/2019

Sometimes, references to pressure transmitter accuracy are actually about the non-linearity of the pressure transmitter’s response. Although accuracy and non-linearity are related, the two terms are not the same and shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

Submitted by Hardy Orzikowski || Wika
on Mon, 06/10/2019

Pressure and temperature instrument dials with big, bright numbers increase instrument visibility and readability. WIKA USA’s retro-reflective dial background makes it even easier to locate a critical installation among the sea of industrial gauges, adding to the speed of taking a correct reading.

Submitted on Fri, 05/10/2019
WIKA Mini Diaphragm Gauge

WIKA's mini diaphragm gauge was developed for high purity applications with limited space requirements, such as smaller integrated gas stick and gas box assemblies. The nominal sizes of 1" and 1.3" are ideal for applications involving gaseous, liquid and corrosive media up to 160 psi.

Submitted on Thu, 04/11/2019
Iwaki Air's Latest Series of AODD Pumps

Iwaki Air’s TC-X 401/501/801 series high-quality, precision-engineered AODD pumps are available in both Metallic and Non-Metallic wetted materials with multiple elastomer configurations to meet any and all chemical transfer applications.