Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Benefits of Thermal Mass Flow for the Measurement of Gases

There are quite a few technologies available to measure flowing gases. When the comparisons are complete, most outcomes point out that thermal mass flow technology is superior to others. This short video explores those benefits and demonstrates why thermal mass flow measurement technology is the right choice for your gas flow measurement application.

Benefits of Thermal Mass Flow Technology:

  • Direct mass flow measurement of air and gases in standard volumetric units (e.g., SCFM or NM3/H) or mass units (e.g., LBS/M or KG/H)
  • No additional pressure or temperature compensation required
  • Repeatability and exceptionally broad measurement range: up to 1000:1 (100:1 typical)
  • Standard linear 4-20mA output proportional to mass flow rate
  • Low pressure drop
  • No moving parts
  • Cost-effective
  • Insertion, Inline & remote* styles
  • Measures flow rate and temperature

Along with these benefits, Fox Thermal improved thermal mass flow with their DDC-Sensor (Digital Sensor Technology). Because of this unique development, Fox Thermal leads the industry for accuracy, quality, and innovative design.

For more information, contact Power Specialties. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit their website at https://powerspecialties.com.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Yokogawa Supplies Steam Boiler Control for USNS Mercy

On the United States Navy Hospital Ship Mercy, Yokogawa's Indicating Controllers are used to control two Foster Wheeler boilers supplying steam to 2 GE turbines to generate 18.3 MW of power.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Yokogawa Presents "Back to Basics" Webinar Series

With the economy slowing and many employees working from home, there's never been a better time to take advantage of distance learning!

Yokogawa's "Back to Basic Series - Key Fundamentals for Operational Excellence" webinar series provides you a great learning resource for process measurement technologies. These online webinars discuss recommended practices, application selection and sizing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Gain insight directly from the experts!


Attaining Proficiency in Industrial Pressure Measurement  

  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
This webinar reviews the basic principles of measuring pressure and key considerations when selecting pressure transmitters for various applications.  More information here.

Fundamentals of Fabulous Flow Measurement

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
This webinar will explore the fundamentals of flow measurement technologies and how they stack up in different applications.  More information here.

Magical Mystery Tour of High Purity pH Measurement

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
  • 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern
The presentation will explore the theory of pH and how it can be successfully applied in high purity applications, discuss both standard and solution temperature compensation, review installation requirements, and illustrate good calibration and maintenance procedures to facilitate satisfactory measurements.  More information here.

Vibrating Element Technology for Gas Density, Specific Gravity, and Hydrogen

  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 8:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Eastern
This presentation goes over the theory behind vibrating element technology and explores some of the applications in which it can be used. More information here.

Digitally Transform your Plant with Field Wireless and IIOT

  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
  • 11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific
Wireless sensor networks can provide reliable and secure communications for applications including control, monitoring, safety, and reliability. Regardless of the application, wireless technology has opened the door for companies to pursue improvements that may have been impossible or uneconomical in the past. However, adopting a wireless strategy is more than just throwing a few radios out into the plant. A little planning can go a long way to ensure your future success.  More information here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Refinery Explosion Case Study

A case study of the 2005 BP refinery explosion in Texas City, TX. This animated video illustrates the events and circumstances leading up to a catastrophic explosion. Contributing factors included inadequate level and safety instrumentation, as well as breakdowns in safety monitoring and standard operating procedures. This video, courtesy of the Chemical Safety Board (csv.gov), is an excellent educational reference, and should be viewed by engineering, maintenance, and plant management personnel everywhere.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update

To our valued customers,

During this difficult time, we wanted to let you know that Power Specialties is adhering to all federal, state and local guidelines regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.

Fortunately, Power Specialties has invested in and embraced technology that allows us to fully function remotely.  Sales Engineers, Customer Service and Accounting have all been set up and working remotely as of Tuesday March 24th and we remain available to help in any way.  Our systems are fully functioning, thanks to awesome IT and telephony staff.

Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or needs that you may have.

Thank you for your continued business and please stay safe.

COVID-19 Statements from Our Manufacturer Partners


Monday, February 24, 2020

Field Instrumentation Selection and Total Cost of Ownership

Within a plant, field instrumentation and actuators are the sensors of the process and the point at which the process automation system detects, measures, and responds to process conditions, including pressure, temperature, flow, and level. Process manufacturing plants of any size and complexity typically need thousands of field instruments, valves, actuators, and other devices. While critical to plant operations, field instrumentation is often purchased ad-hoc and based on the lowest initial cost. This paper describes the importance of considering the total cost of ownership across their lifecycle, from initial purchase through their useful life.

Yokogawa, a world leading manufacturer of field instruments and process control equipment, offers this comprehensive white paper on understanding the relationship between your field instrumentation and the hidden costs of ongoing maintenance.

For more information about Yokogawa field instruments, contact Power Specialties, Inc. Call them at (816) 353-6550 or visit their web site at https://powerspecialties.com.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays from Power Specialties, Inc.

"Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." — Oren Arnold