Elfab’s new rupture disc detection system is Ex d-approved

Leading rupture disc manufacturer Elfab has introduced the industry’s first Ex d-approved burst detection system, FloTel™ XD.

Elfab’s new Flo-Tel rupture disc detection system is Ex d-approved

Elfab’s new Flo-Tel rupture disc detection system is Ex d-approved

For over a decade Flo-Tel™ has offered customers across a wide range of industries the unique features of ATEX Zone 1, non-invasive, fail-safe and re-useable detection when using rupture discs.

Working with key customers, Elfab’s engineers have sought to offer a more cost-effective system for key applications, such as LNG. Flo-Tel™ is now fully Ex d-approved, negating the need for intrinsically safe barriers and interfacing directly with the customer’s remote terminal unit, all of which reduces installation costs considerably.

As with all of Elfab’s Flo-Tel™ products, Flo-Tel™ XD is a one-time-only installation unit. The system has no moving parts and is therefore exceptionally reliable. Its method of operation is specifically designed to be fail-safe. Any periodic maintenance checks specified by customers can be carried out by a non-electrically-qualified fitter using the Test-Tel™ installation tool.

The Flo-Tel™ sensor fits into the rupture disc holder while a magnet is attached to all Elfab rupture disc products. When the disc bursts, the magnet arcs away from the sensor and produces an open circuit signal. After functioning, only the disc needs to be replaced, saving on both costs and downtime.

Elfab’s Opti-Gard™ range of rupture discs was recently tested to over one million life cycles, a service life more than four times longer than the previous industry-best.

For more information please contact:
Deborah Bevan
Elfab Ltd
Alder Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear NE29 8SD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)191 293 1234
Fax: +44 (0)191 293 1200
E-mail: pr@elfab.com
Website: www.elfab.com

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Ocean Optics Launches STS-UV Microspectrometer

Instrument provides full spectral UV analysis in a tiny footprint

Designed for integration into spectroscopy instrumentation, medical devices, process monitoring and other applications where a small footprint is desired, the STS-UV Microspectrometer from Ocean Optics is a compact yet high-performance spectrometer. Measuring just 40 mm x 42 mm and 24 mm high, this product is optimised for applications in the ultraviolet (190-650 nm) including absorbance measurements, point of care diagnostics, emission spectroscopy and laser characterization. The STS-UV provides powerful performance for full spectral analysis enabling applications where a range of the spectrum is necessary for proper measurements.

Ocean Optics Launches STS-UV Microspectrometer

Ocean Optics Launches STS-UV Microspectrometer

The high signal to noise and wide dynamic range make the STS-UV useful for demanding measurements such as determining the absorbance from dilute solutions. A selection of configurations allows users to optimise optical resolution to a specific application.

Previously released versions of the STS are also available for the visible (350-800 nm) and shortwave near-IR (650-1100 nm) regions of the spectrum. All versions feature the same form factor and comparable performance specifications.

The STS-UV is anchored by a 1024-element detector in a crossed Czerny Turner optical bench. Its optical design and advanced CMOS detector elevate STS to performance levels comparable to larger and more expensive spectrometers. For example, excellent linearity, absorbance repeatability and wavelength accuracy ensure reproducibility even in large production quantities. In addition, high thermal stability performance and low baseline drift ensure that data stays accurate, even under changing environmental conditions.

The STS-UV easily integrates into other devices or can be set up next to a process line for quality control measurements or as part of a lab station. Several software control options, from drivers for LabVIEW and MATLAB to DLLs for direct control of the spectrometer in Java, Linux or Windows, allow users to seamlessly integrate STS. For laboratory experiments, all STS spectrometers are compatible with Ocean Optics’ OceanView spectroscopy software.

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