By Sam Kresch, product manager, Fluid Components International
No matter how sophisticated a fluid analyzer system may be, it will be ineffective if a sample flow fails to reach the analyzer sensor or if the sample is contaminated or stale.
A Northeastern chemical manufacturer is currently utilizing 50-um conventional bags at their blending and shipping loading rack. Where the existing fluid quality through the 50-um bags has been found to be acceptable, the unit is challenged by exceptionally high change out rates contributing to increased labor, which means increased costs and increased safety risks. They have also been experiencing reduced throughput.
Today, tens of thousands of process gas chromatographs are in use throughout the process industry, making the gas chromatograph the analytical workhorse for online compositional measurements. One example of how process gas chromatographs are used for improving process operations can be found in the ammonia plant.
Steuben, a division of Corning, both of Corning, NY, manufactures fine lead crystal products. Because the production line's equipment was starting to age and the facility's space was needed for other projects, Corning decided to remove the production line from its facility and build a new automated production line in its Steuben facility.
When processors face expenditures to purchase equipment to adapt to industry changes or production demands, they turn to toll processors for help. However, when toll processors are confronted with industry changes, they are in a unique position of having to adapt in order to continue servicing their clients.