The Basic Principle of Safety

A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or running a red light. This safety principle reasons that the best way to avoid death, injury and property loss is to stay out of the Near Miss zone.

5 Key Concerns Gas Monitoring Systems Should Address

When looking for a gas monitoring system you must address 5 key concerns:

1. Proper selection of sensor technology
2. Accuracy of readings
3. Speed of response
4. Maintenance
5. Price

Energy Savings

Control Instruments’ Products do more than keep your facility and employees safe, installation can help with rising fuel and energy costs, while complying with the necessary codes & regulations.

By implementing some of our products within your process heating operations, you too can cost-effectively reduce energy use, carbon emissions, and costs while increasing economic viability:

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CalorVal Obtains FM and ATEX Approvals

Control Instruments Corporation’s CalorVal BTU Analyzer has received both FM and ATEX approvals worldwide. This product monitors the heating value and energy content of flammable solvents and combustible gases in the BTU range, to measure alternate fuel supplies.

White Paper: Continuous Monitoring of the Calorific Value of Mixed Gaseous Fuels

New Literature Announcement

It is becoming increasingly important to measure the energy of fuels formed by complex mixtures of combustible and non-combustible gases and vapors that vary in concentration or composition over time due to changing conditions. Non-traditional fuel sources – whether they are the undesirable by-products of chemical processes that must be destroyed so they are not released into the atmosphere, or fuels used as alternative energy sources from landfills, biomass, and the like - present some measurement challenges.

White Paper: How to Control Dampers for Energy Savings

New Literature Announcement

By automating damper controls on ovens, as much as a 50% reduction in fuel costs can be realized. As the cost of fuel increases, so do the concerns about energy optimization and safety.

Most dryers are used for more than one solvent. Accuracy depends completely on how the sensor responds to each solvent. This means that precise measurement of solvent vapor concentrations should be made with the highest level of accuracy to optimize the control of damper position and achieve maximum energy savings.

White Paper: Safety Ventilation to Reduce Costs

New Literature Announcement

Energy is a significant cost of production. As energy costs rise and fall, the increases are difficult to pass on to customers in the price of products and services. But regardless of current energy costs and current trends, a more energy-efficient process is more competitive.

Safe drying of solvents requires excess ventilation air. Extra air keeps the vaporized solvents well below the concentration where they might burn or explode. A lot of energy goes towards heating ventilation air to the drying temperature.

US Department of Energy Recognizes Use of LFL Monitoring Equipment

In their Energy Tip Sheet #11 the US Department of Energy recognizes that LFL monitoring equipment, like the PrevEx Flammability Analyzer, can improve the efficiency of the solvent removal process and significantly lower process energy requirements.

These Tip Sheets are a part of the DOE’s “BestPractices” program and can be downloaded from their website at: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/bestpractices/pdfs/use_lfl_monitor_....

Control Instruments Introduces the CalorVal BTU Analyzer

Control Instruments Corporation has named their Model 690 BTU Analyzer, the CalorVal BTU Analyzer. The change, complete with a new look & logo, is part of the company’s overall strategy to create brand awareness, while continuing to offer the customer a complete line of gas detection equipment & technologies appropriate for many different applications.

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