Equipment & Services: September

Chemical Processing's Equipment & Services feature provides a variety of production equipment, supplier services and parts.

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Motors suit severe duty applications

The Reliance API 547 line of large AC motors is specifically designed for the petroleum and petrochemical industries. The motors meet the American Petroleum Institute’s Specification 547 requirements and have received the API’s “monogram of approval.” Designed for safe and reliable operation in severe duty applications, the motors are available from 250 through 3,000 hp in two-, four-, six- and eight-pole configurations. These motors are said to be ideal for pump compressor and fan applications and can be manufactured to comply with specific customer requirements for critical duty motors.

Baldor Electric Co., (479) 646-4711,

Agitators feature high-efficiency gear box

The Model 20 HT/GT top-entering agitators boast a swing-out seal change design for easy seal maintenance and reduced maintenance cost. With the agitators, there’s no need to lift or remove the gearbox, saving labor and downtime. For replacement of the mechanical seal, simply rotate the gearbox 90° around the pivot pin. The top of the seal pedestal opens for a clear, line-of-site view and ample room for easy removal of the coupling half and seal assembly. The agitators feature a high-efficiency gearbox with helical gearing and a parallel shaft configuration designed specifically for agitator service as well as a modular design package that reduces the number of replacement parts that need to be carried in inventory by the customer.

Chemineer Inc., (800) 643-0641,

Air cannon system boosts flow at up to six points

The Six Shooter Air Cannon System has integral controls that allow one air cannon to supply powerful blasts to improve bulk material flow in a storage or process vessel. The system uses double braided stainless steel hoses to reach up to six discharge ports from a central location. By serving multiple outlets from one air reservoir, the system is ideal for installations where multiple discharge points are located in close proximity. By separating the air cannon from the discharge points, the system shelters its working components from dust, gases and high temperature conditions, making it a wise choice for high-temperature, high-dust, high-stress applications.

Martin Engineering, (800) 544-2947,

Rotary control valves produce high recovery factor

K-Max rotary control valves are said to work well on clean, dirty, viscous, corrosive, abrasive, high pressure/temperature fluids, liquids and gases. The versatile and rugged valves have a high recovery factor (FL) and their design incorporates cam action, low friction plug operation while providing tight shutoff (Class IV and V metal-to-metal seating and VI with PTFE seating) over long service life in a wide variety of flow control applications. The valves feature an economical design, eccentric rotary plug action, self-aligning orbital seat, rangeability of 100:1, and bi-directional flow capacity. They are available in one-inch through eight-inch sizes with ANSI 150-300-600 ratings in carbon steel, 316 stainless, alloy 20, Hastelloy C and titanium.  

Leslie Controls, Inc., (800) 933-7543,

Flash dryer handles range of feed viscosities

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