Level and flow measurement product providers, Krohne, were out in force at Interphex 2006, showcasing a raft of products for the manufacturing industry. Its presence within the pharma and chemical industry has been boosted recently with the global supply contract agreement with Degussa.
Fresh from signing a global supply contract with Germany's largest chemical companies, Krohne has extended the agreement to now supply all flow measurement instruments for the company's new production division in China.
Degussa's new plant is located in the Minhang Industrial Development Zone in Shanghai and produces a variety of chemical products, including special coating additives.
>Krohne are enjoying a spell of good business lately, having been awarded a 3A sanitary rating 28-03 for its Optiflux 6000 electromagnetic flow sensor for hygienic applications in the pharmaceutical industry.
The device, which was on display at Interphex 2006 at the Javits Convention Center in New York, has been designed for Steaming in Place (SIP) and Cleaning in Place (CIP). As well as the 3A approval, the product is also EHEDG certified.
The Optiflux 6000 flow sensor, operating in conjunction with the IFC 300 flow converter, offers sanitary design in the highest quality stainless steel. With mesh liner support and an improved design with calculated stress points, the Optiflux 6000 flow sensor maintains its shape through all operating conditions.
The unique L-shaped gasket design with an innovative expansion chamber prevents expansion of the gasket into the measuring tube due to unidirectional compression.
Its flow sensor, with a wide diameter range, makes it ideal for large-scale production plants.
The 6000 is one member of Krohne's Optiflux family of nine electromagnetic flowmeter sensors, utilising the IFC 300 flow converter and features 3 diagnostic programmes allowing cost saving opportunities by quickly identifying performance and measurement issues.
Krohne also used the show to introduce its new Optiwave 7300 C Radar Level Meter for accurate measurement of distance, level and volume of liquids, pastes and solids.
The design of the Optiwave 7300 C, which offers a maximum measuring range of 131 feet (40 metres), enables it to operate with a larger bandwith, ensuring sharper resolution. This results in measurements that are more accurate as well as repeatable.
The higher signal dynamics of the 7300 C allows the detection of the smallest level changes and clearer location of the product's true surface.
Finally, the company introduces its UFM 3030 ultrasonic flowmeters, a next generation of cost-effective, 3-beam inline liquid ultrasonic flowmeters.
The UFM 3030 is ideal for a vast application range in the chemical, petrochemical and water industries. Such applications include the measuring of drinking, waste, cooling and demineralised water.
The 3030 features an unobstructed flow path design with a smooth surface finish, as well as no moving parts, preventing material build up and minimising maintenance.
It also offers a batching function and optional inputs of pressure and temperature for corrected volume or calculated mass flow measurements.