Are analyzer vendors ignoring new standards?

A Product Roundup of process analyzers finds vendors avoiding mentioning NeSSI or PAT compatibility like the plague. What’s keeping them from adopting the new standards, we wonder?

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ORP, pH, Conductivity Transmitter
Packaged in a NEMA 4X, (IP66) polycarbonate enclosure, PHUCN600 controller can be programmed for pH, ORP or conductivity metering, and that selection can be changed at any time. A menu accessed via the interior LCD display allows calibration, adjustments, and troubleshooting. It has a large LED display with bar graph on the outside front panel. Omega Engineering; 203/359-7815;

Dual Analyzer
UDA2182 monitors and controls single or dual variables, including pH, ORP, conductivity/resistance, concentration or dissolved oxygen in any combination.  It has NEMA 4X packaging, making the analyzer impervious to moisture, dust or hose-down conditions. Applications include steam generation, water quality, wastewater influent and effluent monitoring, pure water preparation, and neutralization. More info at Honeywell; 215/41-3798;

Dew Tell
Series DMT340 Drycap  dewpoint transmitters cover industrial dewpoint measurements down to -60 °C with accuracy of 2 °C. They have a large numeric, graphic display with a multilingual user interface. The sensor withstands condensation, while auto-calibration detects online measurement inaccuracies, and automatically corrects dry-end drift in the calibration curve. Vaisala; 888/824-7252;

Viscosity Controller
Viscosity control systems detect changes in viscosity based upon temperature in fluids ranging from hypodermic needle coatings at 0.5 CPS to silicone caulk at 1 million CPS. A variety of inline and in-tank sensor options are available. Systems can range from one station to up to 10 stations, and all controllers offer manual or automatic control. Prices vary depending on how many stations are required. Norcross; 617/969-7020;

Mass Flow Controller
Max-Trak Model 180 is NEMA 6 (IP67) compliant, making it suitable for applications where frequent wash-down or hose-down is required, such as chemical processing, pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage. A fully enclosed valve minimizes leak-in paths. It measures and controls gas mass flow rates from 0 to 400 slpm with accuracy of 1% full scale and repeatability of 0.2% full scale. More info at Sierra Instruments; 800/866-0200;

Oxygen Analyzer
Model AV550 O2mation multi-channel averaging oxygen analyzer has an intuitive, color, touchscreen, and process diagnostic tools for power boiler oxygen trim applications. Yokogawa; 800/258-2552;

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