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How To Enhance Gas Leak Detection with Ultrasonic Technology

How To Enhance Gas Leak Detection with Ultrasonic Technology
How To Enhance Gas Leak Detection with Ultrasonic Technology All gas detection technologies have their strengths and their weaknesses, which is why "layering" multiple gas detection technologies can often mitigate the weaknesses, resulting in an overall improved gas detection system performance. We held a webinar on these technology developments, i...
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Servomex SERVOFLEX Analyzers Monitor Portable Gas Safety in Hazardous Areas

Servomex SERVOFLEX Analyzers Monitor Portable Gas Safety in Hazardous Areas
With the precision sensing technology of Servomex fixed analyzers in a compact, easy to use package, SERVOFLEX analyzers deliver high-performance portable gas analysis for safe or hazardous area use. Utilizing Servomex's non-depleting Paramagnetic and Infrared sensor technology, SERVOFLEX analyzers provide stable and reliable measurements for oxyge...
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Meet the Extreme Challenge of Measuring Gases in Hazardous Environments

Meet the Extreme Challenge of Measuring Gases in Hazardous Environments
 SERVOTOUGH process and combustion analyzers are designed to meet the extreme challenges of measuring gases in hot and hazardous environments and provide exceptional analytical performance. The Servomex analyzers are: Optimized for hazardous area useUse extractive and in-situ analysis techniquesAnalyze common gas measurements for light hydroca...
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Measure Gases in Diverse Ranges of Safe Area Applications

Measure Gases in Diverse Ranges of Safe Area Applications
The SERVOPRO range makes Servomex's reliable, stable and accurate gas measurements available to a diverse range of safe area applications. An extensive range of non-depleting Servomex gas sensing technologies – including Paramagnetic, Zirconia, Flame Ionization Detection, Plasma and Gas Chromatography – are integrated into flexible analyzers. These...
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Real-Time Hydrocarbon Analysis

Real-Time Hydrocarbon Analysis
With heated-oven Flame Ionization Detection (FID) sensing technology and an integral non-methane cutter, the SERVOPRO HFID delivers fast, accurate analysis of total hydrocarbons, methane, and non-methane hydrocarbons, with measurements from parts-per-million to percentage levels. The heated oven keeps the sample gas at 190oC (374oF), preventing hea...
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Provide Ambient Air Monitoring with a NOx Analyzer

Provide Ambient Air Monitoring with a NOx Analyzer
 The SERVOPRO NOx analyzer is ideal for the continuous monitoring of industrial stationary source emissions, especially gas turbines. Using a non-depleting, long-lasting photodiode to detect chemiluminescent light, the analyzer offers a fast response time and is ideal for applications requiring low-level emissions detection of oxides of nitrog...
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How To Get Ultra-Trace-Level, High-Purity Gas Measurements

How To Get Ultra-Trace-Level, High-Purity Gas Measurements
When your processes need high-purity gas measurements for oxygen and moisture, Servomex DF analyzers deliver industry-leading performance that reaches down to the very lowest ultra-trace levels. Utilizing the exceptional sensing capabilities of Servomex's Coulometric and TDL sensing technologies for the measurement of oxygen and moisture respective...
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SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas

SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas
Designed for Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) analysis for flue gas, the 4900 Multigas provides up to 4 simultaneous gas stream measurements. SERVOPRO 4900 Multigas combines Servomex's advanced digital sensing technologies with a modern analytical platform for accurate, highly sensitive monitoring of: Nitric oxideSulfur dioxideCarbon ...
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Benefits of TDL Over Extractive Measurement

Benefits of TDL Over Extractive Measurement
 Monitoring NH3 using extractive sampling is difficult. The sample must be kept above 290oC (554oF) to prevent formation of ABS and sulfuric acid, both of which damage the sampling and analytical equipment. Without direct gas analysis, many parameters will influence the NH3 measurement, including inlet NOx concentration, fuel composition and c...
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SERVOTOUGH FluegasExact 2700 Ideal for High Temperature Processes

SERVOTOUGH FluegasExact 2700 Ideal for High Temperature Processes
The SERVOTOUGH FluegasExact 2700 is an all-in-one solution for combustion control. Its custom-designed sampling system measures both oxygen and combustibles and is ideally suited for high temperature processes. Boasting a long life with low maintenance, the SERVOTOUGH FluegasExact 2700 is tough and reliable and is designed for safe area and Class 1...
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Special Emphasis Feature: Gas Detection for Flammable Gases Liquefied Under Pressure

Special Emphasis Feature: Gas Detection for Flammable Gases Liquefied Under Pressure
 See the bottom of this message for an offer of a complimentary 3-4 hour training seminar (professional development hour certificates provided) on fire and gas mapping using Kenexis Effigy software, with a 60 day trial license of the software included. Many industries utilize flammable gases that are held as a liquid under pressure, but if rel...
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Join DMS at the ISA Pipeline Cajun Cookoff

Join DMS at the ISA Pipeline Cajun Cookoff
 The ISA Pipeline Cajun Cookoff promises to be a bit event with plenty to see and even more to eat!!! Come pay us a visit us at the DMS booth while your there. Details and parking instructions are provided below. We look forward to seeing you there.
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The Cooling Tower Trifecta Prevents Downtime

The Cooling Tower Trifecta Prevents Downtime
This equipment and these 3 techniques help keep your cooling tower operating at peak efficiency, avoid downtime, and ensure high-quality water for plant personnel: pH. To keep the pH correct in your cooling towers and dissolve the calcium carbonate that causes scaling, you probably use an acid addition like sulfuric. Dissolving scaling helps s...
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What Is The Area Coverage Of My Gas Detector?

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The area coverage of a point combustible or toxic gas detector is, quite simply, limited to the opening of the gas sensor housing. Point gas detectors do not provide an "area coverage" because they can only respond to gas that travels to the gas sensor and enters the sensor housing. Consequently, the quantity of point gas detectors and wh...
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Servomex - Extracting The Benefits Of Analyzer Remote Mounting

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Remote mounting is the solution in situations where the flange mount for your oxygen and combustibles analyzer is too hot for equipment, or the location is difficult to access or dangerous for personnel. In remote mounting, the sensor head is situated on a panel or cabinet away from the process, and is connected to the sample point via an insulated...
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Comparison of Gas Analysis Technologies in Control Fired Heaters

Comparison of Gas Analysis Technologies in Control Fired Heaters
Fired heaters are integral to hydrocarbon processing (HP). Specifically designed for the reaction of fuel and air to produce extremely high gas temperatures, heaters transfer this energy to potentially highly flammable process fluids via heat exchangers. They consume large quantities of fuel, produce large quantities of emissions and are a potentia...
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3 Keys to Monitoring Boilers

3 Keys to Monitoring Boilers
The 3 key things to monitor on boilers are: pH balance in the tubesoxygenconductivity The pH of the boiler water is normally kept alkaline to facilitate the formation of a thin oxide layer on the tubes. This oxide layer acts as a protective barrier against corrosion. M4 Knick's SE 558 pH electrode is designed to work in low ionic activity liquid fo...
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pH and Conductivity and the 'Elephant' in the Room

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 There's an old story about a group of blind men attempting to describe an elephant by touching different parts of its body. "It's like a snake," said the one who touched its trunk. "No, it's like a fan," said the one who touched its ear. The parable shows how we all tend to base "truth" on our sometimes limited or subjective experience, often...
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The Case of the Poisoned Sensors

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Sensors only have one job. But it's not always the sensor's fault for failing when it's being poisoned on duty. In this Tip from the Field, DMS Regional Sales Manager, Justin Denson, describes how he solved a sensor situation that pitted engineering against environment… I had a customer who was using our XNX universal transmitter with our MPD catal...
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Flammable Solvents, Poor Ventilation and LEL Sensors Tip from the Field

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This Tip from the Field is about gas detection sensors in poorly ventilated rooms monitoring flammable solvents. Justin Denson, Regional Sales Manager for Texas City, Freeport and Sweeney, worked with a plant that had a small room where they stored containers of solvents. One sensor was constantly alarming, other LEL sensors were in readings, and t...
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