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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pressure Sensor News

Terion Launches FleetView 3T

Terion launched FleetView 3T -- a product line extension specifically designed for managing tanker trailers. The FleetView 3 technology platform was developed to accommodate all kinds of asset types and to support many different sensors. The product is designed to gather information from cargo sensors, door sensors, Tractor ID devices, tire pressure sensors, and gas pressure sensors. The product communicates real-time trailer location and event status when the trailer is tethered or untethered, and provides an accurate record of loaded or unloaded status by way of a patented Cargo Sensor.

American Sensor Technologies Achieves ATEX Certification

ATEX-Approval-43&46 Series

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has achieved ATEX certification of its Explosion Proof Pressure Transmitters for Class I Zone 0 Exd hazardous locations. The added approvals enhance the ability for equipment manufacturers to specify AST pressure transducers as the sensors can now operate in both North America and Europe. AST Explosion Proof Pressure Transducers are commonly used in upstream and offshore applications where safety, reliability and performance are crucial.

Martek Marine Releases VECSAFE

Martek Marine Ltd has released VECSAFE, their innovative new safety device which safely monitors oxygen and pressure in vapor emission control systems. The combination of the MMS3000 oxygen sensor and MMS200 pressure sensor provides an intrinsically safe vapor emission control system, which continuously monitors oxygen content and pressure, all of which is controlled via the GDS404 control panel. Both the MMS3000 oxygen sensor and the MMS200 pressure sensor are constructed in 316 SS material, ensuring the system is rugged and weatherproof. Operation is fully automatic so, unlike conventional systems, there is no requirement for personnel to change settings, alleviating the danger of human error.

Lloyds' Alert: Secondary Means of Venting on Tankers

Changes to SOLAS Regulations II-2/4.5.3 (Cargo Tank Venting) and II-2/11.6 (Protection of Cargo Tank Structure against Pressure or Vacuum in Tankers) adopted through Resolution MSC.392(95) will apply to tankers constructed on or after January 1, 2017. The changes mean that these ships must have an independent, secondary means of venting for each tank: that is, a full flow pressure/vacuum (P/V) valve or a pressure sensor that provides an alarm on detecting over-pressure or under-pressure. Note: a pressure sensor is only acceptable as a secondary means if a full flow P/V valve is fitted as the primary means of venting for each cargo tank, as per the arrangement in SOLAS Regulation II-2/11.6.1.2.

New Master Catalog from Gems

At more than 336 pages the new Gems Sensors, Controls and Fluidic Systems catalog features fluid level, flow & pressure sensors, miniature solenoid valves and proximity switches. This desktop resource features sensors and controls not offered in previous catalog editions. These include new electro-optic level switches, ultrasonic level sensors, float type level sensors, Warrick conductivity level and solid-state controls, new high-accuracy pressure transducers, a complete new line of solenoid valves, new pressure switches, new flow sensors and proximity sensors. There are also many updates to RotorFlow & TurboFlow sensors and SureSite Indicators. This catalog is now produced in full color.

Peerless, Danfoss Launch Online Store

Photo: Peerless/Danfoss

Peerless Electronics, a stocking distributor for Danfoss Industrial Automation, is announced the opening of the Peerless/Danfoss Online Store. Danfoss is a manufacturer of high efficiency industrial valves for industrial steam, air, water and Biomass applications. In addition to the diversified valve product lines, the Peerless website also offers a full range of Danfoss Pressure Switches for Industrial applications, Pressure Transducers & Sensors and Temperature Sensors. In addition to these Industrial products…

New Submersible Pressure Sensor from AST

Image: AST

The Model AST 4530 Liquid Level Transmitter from American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) is designed to measure the level of harsh liquids such as slurries, salt water and oil in vented tanks or containers. Constructed with PVDF material and a PTFE diaphragm, the AST 4530 submersible pressure sensor features a submersible PVDF cable, cord grip and housing as well as a conduit connection for turbulent installations such as process plants, salt water holding tanks, on-board ships, turbulent tanks and rail cars.

3rd CIMAC CASCADES: Seminar for Younger Engineers

The award winner A Weber Kistler.

The third staging of the CIMAC CASCADES seminar for younger engineers and students took place at the ETH Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland on June 8, 2012. Organized by the CIMAC National Member Association (NMA) in Switzerland, the Division Combustion Engines of the Swiss Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Industries (Swissmem), the event was considered a considerable success by all attendees. In what may become the standard framework for a CASCADES event, the seminar itself was preceded on 7th June 2012 by a visit to a member company’s facility.

CMR Debuts Gas Engine Pressure Regulator

Image: CMR

A range of gas engine pressure regulators, which provide control of pressure levels within the fuel train on dual fuel or natural gas engines, is new for control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group. CMR’s regulators enable high-pressure gas fuel from lines and tanks to be reduced to safe and/or usable pressures for the secure and reliable operation of high horsepower engine technology used in a wide range of harsh and challenging environments including the onshore/offshore oil and gas industry.

Scanjet Merges Ariston

Scanjet announced the acquisition and subsequent merger with Ariston cargo and ballast control systems, now renamed Scanjet Ariston. “Joining the group means the Scanjet Ariston Multipurpose Monitoring & Control System, already  installed on over 550 projects worldwide, is now  available to Scanjet’s customer base of 3,500 installations,” said Stavrin Bosnov, Sales Director of Scanjet Ariston. “We are delighted to have joined a leading global sales team”. Magnus Wallin, Group CEO and architect of Scanjet’s rapid growth in recent years, said: “The Ariston team, products and expertise complete the Scanjet ability to offer customers turnkey solutions from our global network of offices and service partners.

MOSS: Portable Survey System

Photo: TARKA-SYSTEMS

Developed and manufactured for marine surveyors and naval architects by Netherlands-based TARKA-SYSTEMS, the MOSS is a portable measurement solution for monitoring and surveying. According to the developer, the MOSS System features a pragmatic design, clear functionality and the ability of reading a wide range of sensor inputs. The functionality of the MOSS can be applied for marine and offshore applications such as salvage monitoring and survey, marine survey of damaged vessels…

Astilleros Espanoles Delivers Innovative Chem Carriers

Astilleros Españoles Sestao and Juliana yards have delivered the first two vessels of an inventive series of six stainless steel product/chemical carriers, Stolt Sea and Stolt Sun, both of which have joined the fleet of Stolt Parcel Tankers - the world's largest operator of its kind. One of the most outstanding features of the series of ships are their capability of simultaneously carrying a wide variety of cargoes. Made possible by an extremely compartmentalized cargo arrangement, the ships can carry up to 700 different types of cargoes -- from fruit juice to propylene oxide - without risk of polluting each other. This flexible cargo section is divided into 36 integral tanks and four deck tanks…

SAIC Tsunami Buoy System for Russian Federation

PRNewsFoto/SAIC

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced it has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of an SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) system by the Far Eastern Ecological Center, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, for the Far Eastern Regional Hydrometeorological Research Institute (FERHRI), Vladivostok, Russian Federation. The STB system will be one of the key sensors monitored by the Tsunami Warning Center in the Russian Far East, and will serve as the ocean segment of the Russian Federation tsunami warning system network currently in development.

Wave & Tide Measurement: Falmouth Scientific Unveil New Products

Falmouth Scientific, Inc. (FSI) announce two new additions to their PLUS FAMILY of measurement instruments: the ACM-WAVE-PLUS and WAVE-TIDE-PLUS, which join the ACM-PLUS acoustic current meter that they say has set a new standard for cost-effective single-point current measurement. The new ACM-WAVE-PLUS provides current speed & direction, wave direction, wave height, and other wave statistics by combining FSI’s enhanced ACM-PLUS technology with a high- accuracy, micro-machined silicon pressure sensor, while the WAVE-TIDE-PLUS provides an economical solution for applications that only need non-directional wave height and tide characteristics.

Sonardyne Retrieves Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder

Sonardyne’s Inverted Echo Sounder (Photo: Sonardyne)

Sonardyne International has retrieved its first Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder (PIES) off the coast of Hawaii. This new sensor logging node is designed to accurately measure the average sound velocity through a column of water from the seabed to the sea surface. The information gathered will help oceanographers to better understand the dynamics of the ocean and atmosphere-ocean coupling. On September 24, the Sonardyne PIES was free-fall deployed into a 960-meter deep water channel close to the big island of Hawaii, and commanded to log average sound velocity readings every seven minutes.

Offspring Launches Oiltech Surge Protector

Photo: Offspring International

Mooring and offloading systems supplier, Offspring International, has announced a rapid response, surge protection system for terminal loading hoses. Called Oiltech Surge Protector, the hose monitoring system offers a smarter and more sensitive way of detecting hose overpressure during tanker loading. If a pressure surge is detected, pumping operations are automatically shutdown. According to the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (2013), the highest incidence of tanker related oil spills is during loading operations.

GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System on a Chip

VectorNav Technologies launch the VN-200, high-accuracy GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) on a surface-mount chip the size of a postage stamp. Combining an advanced GPS module with the latest in MEMS inertial and pressure sensor technology, the patent-pending VN-200 provides a coupled position, velocity and attitude solution that is robust to a wide range of static and dynamic operating conditions. The release of the VN-200 GPS/INS marks a significant advancement in the field of inertial navigation. Over the past few decades, the size, weight, power, and cost constraints of typical GPS/INS systems have greatly limited the type and number of end-use applications.

SRM Produces Innovative Three Function Tank Gauging System

Saab Rosemount Marine recently released a new innovative 3-in-1 tank gauging solution–groundbreaking technique for improved performance. The new 3-in-1 solution for level gauging, high level and overfill alarm in one single tank gauge unit has been presented for improved gauging performance and more efficient handling during loading and discharge as well as easier installation. All three functions are for the first time handled by the radar technique, sharing the same deck penetration. Its level gauging, high level and overfill alarm means that all three functions are integrated in one single unit. The functions are designed as independent measuring channels, galvanically separated and intrinsically safe. Saab TankRadar STaR takes advantage of a new sensor technology.

Optimize Engine Heartbeat with Engineeye

Benefit from long-time quality measurements of the engine combustion process with a unique new handheld high performance cylinder pressure indicator. This MIP system will be the handy, safe and most trusted tool. Benefit from long-time quality measurements of the engine combustion process with the first handheld high performance cylinder pressure indicator made by SELCO. The new system is specially made with focus on usability and performance. The SELCO EngineEye is the MIP system for all large engines no matter if they are running with HFO / MDO or even LPG or natural gas.

Sonar Equipment Services and Sonardyne Form Partnership

Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6 positioning transponders.

GOST Introduces Phantom Wireless Security System

GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring System

New GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring System Debuts. Global Ocean Security Technologies (GOST - formally Paradox Marine) will soon introduce the next generation GOST Phantom Wireless Security & Monitoring System with built in quad band GPRS/GSM Module. GOST Phantom replaces the GOST Marine Magellan head unit but will maintain compatibility with the full line of GOST wireless security & monitoring sensors, GOST Inmarsat Satellite GPS Tracking & GOST Watch Surveillance systems.

New Possibilities for Imaging Measurement

Wim Lafeber

With its staggering ability to show displacements of submillimeter scale to stern waves of several meters high, the Digital Image Correlation technique has been applied on a  wide range of projects at MARIN. Examples from research programs in controlled conditions and full-scale trials are highlighted. In some situations conventional sensors cannot be applied. For example, when the sensors alter the hydro-dynamical or structural properties of the object or, when the sensor capabilities are simply too limited. However, Digital Image Correlation can provide a solution.

HHI Inks Local Equipment MOU

Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today it has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Establishment of Industrial Cluster for Localizing Marine Equipment Between Marine Equipment Manufacturing and Supply Companies” at Hotel Hyundai Ulsan. Under the MOU, HHI will join forces with KOMERI, a domestic marine equipment research institute and 25 local marine equipment manufacturers to cooperate in the field of research and planning, product development, verification test, certification and engineer exchanges. Starting with the goal of localizing 18 marine equipment including pressure sensors for marine engines and gas injection valves, the three parties plan to increase production of the equipment that they can produce independently.

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