Sunday, March 31, 2019

The ABB KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge: Design, Features, Applications

The ABB KM26 Magnetic Level Gauge provides custom engineered solutions to liquid level applications in industries such as: oil and gas, refinery, chemical, petrochemical, power generation and many more. 

The KM26 MLG has proven itself to be a safe, reliable, maintenance free solution for total and/or interface level detection in toxic, corrosive, high pressure and high temperature processes.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

White Paper: The Benefits of Two-Leg Three Phase Power Control

White paper courtesy of Eurotherm Schneider Electric.
Traditionally, three-leg power control is used in three phase heating applications. However, in some cases three-leg control is not a necessity and two-leg control can be a better option. Technological developments in SCR (silicon controlled rectifier) power controllers have resulted in new products and methods that can reduce both CAPEX and OPEX in these situations.

This paper discusses the benefits of utilizing two-leg power control in the EPower advanced SCR power controller, compared with traditional three-leg control.

You can download the entire Eurotherm white paper from this page on the Hile Controls of Alabama web site.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bronkhorst IN-FLOW MFCs Now Available with FM approval for Class I, Division 2 and PROFINET

IN-FLOW MFCIN-FLOW Mass Flow Meters and Controllers up to pressure rating 400 bar (5800 psi) are now available with FM approval for Class I, Division 2, for the North American market. These MFCs are available with a rugged  IP65 (dust - and waterproof) construction and an optional ATEX approval for use in Category 3, Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Additionally, Bronkhorst is now offering a PROFINET fieldbus interface on their industrial mass flow meters and controllers for gases (FM and ATEX approvals pending). PROFINET is looked at as the new standard for industrial automation, offering major savings in configuration and commissioning.

The flexible architecture of PROFINET, with its comprehensive scope of functions, enables innovative, flexible, and cost-saving machine automation provides:
  • Maximum performance and precision.
  • Flexible address assignment and modular design
  • Fast commissioning thanks to open access and defined interfaces
  • Optimal diagnostics of devices as well as the network.
Applications for Bronkhorst Mass Flow Meters and Controllers
  • Process gas measurement in food industry, chemical and petrochemical industries, in fermentation installations and in biotechnology
  • Sample gas measurement in environmental analysis
  • Gas consumption measurement for internal accounting
  • Systems for environmental air sampling
  • Hydrogen techniques
  • Burner control
For more information, contact Hile Controls of Alabama. Call them at 800-536-0269 or visit their web site at