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Energy-efficient Valve for Cryogenic Applications

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Energy-efficient Valve for Cryogenic Applications Samson
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The new Type 3598 Cryogenic Valve was specially developed to meet the requirements of cryogenic applications. The valve is available in sizes up to NPS 8 and pressure ratings up to Class 900 and is suitable for temperatures down to –196 °C. The valve is optimized to handle high pressure drops. It has a cryogenic extension bonnet and circulation inhibitor that ensure a perfect temperature distribution and minimize energy loss to the atmosphere. The top-entry design facilitates work on the valve: the valve can be serviced without having to remove the enclosure or insulation it is installed in. The valve seat, piston and circulation inhibitor can be accessed directly after removing the actuator.

Lower actuator thrusts and smaller actuator sizes can be used thanks to the standard pressure balancing by a piston. This allows customers to save money on initial investment and reduce the cost of installation and servicing over the actuator’s life cycle. Possible fields of applications for Samson’s high-pressure cryogenic valve include air separation units (ASU) and marine applications, for example to store and transport cryogenic gases on LNG carriers.

With the Type 3598 Cryogenic Valve, the company is responding to the customers’ growing demand for increasingly larger units. Further additions to the modular design, e.g. larger valve sizes and higher pressure ratings, are being planned.

Over the past 112 years, the firm has been driving forward new developments and introducing market innovations. Today, Samson is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of expertly engineered control valves and accessories for all industrial processes.

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Filtech 2019
Visit the trade show for filtration and separation technology

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Filtration and separation techniques are among the most important basic procedural operations in all process industries. Most raw materials and products are mixtures of substances and must therefore be filtered or separated for further processing. Filter solutions play also an important role in achieving hygienic production environments, as required in the pharmaceutical and other process industries.

International Trade Show for Filtration and Separation

At the Filtech show, which takes place from 22 to 24 October 2019 in the Cologne trade fair, filter and separation solutions will take center stage. Due to this trade fair, Cologne will once again become the meeting point of the global filtration and separation industry with experts, users and suppliers from all relevant sectors. The organizer expects more than 400 exhibitors on 14,000 square meters of exhibition space. The Filtech Fair is the largest event in the world that focuses entirely on all aspects of filtration and separation

The exhibitors from all around the world will present the entire range of relevant products. Filter materials, media and auxiliaries such as textiles, cloths and mats, bags and tubes, metal mesh, glass fiber, activated carbon, paper and sieves form the basis. These are supplemented by filter elements, housings, plates, frames and other components. Users will also find manufacturers of complete filter systems for all media, as well as dryers and centrifuges. Machines for the production of filters complete the offer.

The Filtech trade show will take place this year from October 22 to 24, 2019, on the grounds of Koelnmesse in the district of Cologne-Deutz. The humble beginnings of the fair with 6,200 visitors in 2011 are now far behind. Last year, 14,000 people attended the event, more than half of whom came from abroad. The organizer Filtech Exhibitions expects that the number of visitors will increase again this year. The exhibition organizers are expecting more than 400 exhibitors this year and have significantly increased their exhibition space by expanding to the second level of Hall 11 of Koelnmesse.

In addition to the actual fair, Filtech offers a range of accompanying events. An extensive conference program will take place on all three days of the fair. For this program, the organizers were able to win prominent experts from academia and industry. In addition to top-class keynotes, workshops and lectures on a variety of relevant topics are offered.

The fair also offers one-day courses on selected topics. This year, short courses for solid / liquid separation and fine dust separation will be offered on October 31st.

Visitors of the fair can pre-register on the website of the fair. https://filtech.de/exhibition/visitor-registration . One-day tickets cost € 20.00, two-day tickets € 25.00, and one ticket for all three days € 30.00,

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Modular temperature assemblies
Temperature assemblies for Oil, Gas and Chemical

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Endress+Hauser iTHERM ModuLine: Temperature assemblies for Oil & Gas, Chemical, Power & Energy

I-Therm Modu-Line TM101, TM111, TM121, TM131: Endress+Hauser introduces a new range of innovative modular temperature assemblies for general and demanding applications in the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Power & Energy industries that require excellent measurement performance and reliability. Designed to comply with international standards and help reduce costs, increase safety and maximize plant availability. Easy configuration, commissioning and operation and maintenance. Global availability with short delivery times and expert application support guarantee that you can keep your process up and running.

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New areas of application are possible
Magnet withstands extreme stresses

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Bilfinger’s super-conducting magnet withstands extreme stresses
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Bilfinger has succeeded in making super-conducting technology deployable under the harshest ambient conditions, for example in an industrial environment. Its so-called strip conductors can be operated at higher temperatures than the conventional round, low-temperature super-conductors, and their component materials also feature different characteristics. Bilfinger put these advantages to use and made the new magnet more resilient. Moreover, while traditional magnet systems frequently deploy liquid gases, making operations complex and expensive, Bilfinger’s system applies the more user-friendly “cryo-cooler” technology and entirely dispenses with liquid gases.

Dr. Ronald Hepper, managing director of Bilfinger Noell: “By refining magnet technology in this ways, we have reached a milestone. We have proven that our super-conducting magnets can be deployed under the toughest ambient conditions, such as in the domains of industry, transport and logistics as well as in aviation, aerospace or maritime shipping.”

Its subsidiary Bilfinger Noell conceived the modern high-temperature super-conducting magnet. As part of several measurement campaigns, the technology was mounted in a special shock-testing rig and was exposed to multidirectional stressor forces up to 14 times more powerful than gravitational acceleration. Initially, the resilience of subcomponents was established, after which the entire system was exposed to the stresses in a second test run while in operating mode. Despite being subjected to the enormous dynamic loads of up to 14 G, which were directed either horizontally or vertically onto the magnet array, the system continued operating smoothly. Even at maximum load, there were no disruptions and the set-up was able to maintain the super-conducting status of the magnetic field.

Super-conducting applications are used primarily in medical engineering and research; the technology allows magnetic fields to be generated in a compact and efficient manner. For several years now, Bilfinger has been working together successfully on various projects with scientific institutions such as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Cern or GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research).

Bilfinger Noell, based in Würzburg, Germany, is a group company of Bilfinger SE. It offers customized solutions to customers worldwide while also building high-tech special-purpose machinery. Bilfinger Noell’s range of services includes the development, planning, delivery and commissioning of plants and their facilities as well as their operational management. The 270 employees on staff work mainly in the engineering field.

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