CHEM SHOW ’13: Exhibitors share knowledge alongside new products

By Billy Thinnes
Technical Editor

NEW YORK -- Walking around the Chem Show exhibition floor affords a visitor the opportunity to speak with many interesting and engaging people. For those of you out there in cyber-land who were unable to join us here in New York City, I’ve compiled some product data and photographic evidence of what you missed.

I had no trouble locating the team from United Electric Controls, as their bright yellow shirts made them stand out from the crowd. Their top talking point was the news that their One Series safety transmitter has been introduced. According to United’s marketing manager, the product is the first SIL 2-certified transmitter designed solely for safety system applications. It’s available in versions that monitor temperature and pressure, and it was designed to minimize nuisance trips, thus providing greater safety and prodcutiveity.

A couple of aisles over, I met with representatives from Busch. They informed me that the company makes vacuum pumps that are used in a range of applications. In fact, the first Busch vacuum pump was developed especially for vacuum packaging. The company’s products are produced for plastics manufacturing and processing, as well as chemical and pharmaceutical processes.

On my way back to Hydrocarbon Processing’s booth, I stopped by to say hello to our neighbors from A-T Controls. Within their impressive booth, I learned all about bleed valves and metal seat ball valves. The TRIAC "M" Series floating metal seat ball valve was a particularly interesting point of conversation. The valve’s split body fire safe design is for applications that soft seats can't touch. It has a Stellite inlay and 316 with Tungsten carbide coating and Class V shutoff.

Closing out my show wanderings, I met with two companies that fall under the Emerson umbrella. The fellows at Micro Motion were still excited about the recent release of their compact density meter. Meanwhile, over at the Enardo booth, I learned a little bit more about their business. Basically, Enardo develops and manufactures vapor control equipment used anywhere liquids and gases are processed or stored. The products include detonation and flame arrestors, low pressure venting devices, emergency vents and gauge hatches.

Photos of my booth visits are below, and thanks for surfing over to our blog to learn more about the 2013 Chem Show.

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