CIC Becomes FTA Member

Control Instruments Corporation has become a member of the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA). The primary goal of the FTA and its Foundation is to provide a platform for flexographers to network, learn and exchange ideas – all in the name of advancing the art and science of the flexographic print process. Together we look forward to helping provide a wealth of products, services and shared cutting-edge knowledge to the flexo industry.

Understanding Flammable Hazards

We will focus only on those flammable hazards involving flammable gases and vapors. The difference between a gas and a vapor is that vapors arise from liquids, whereas gases are normally in a gaseous state. Flammable vapors present additional sampling concerns (for example, we must prevent vapors from returning to the liquid state during sampling).

Top 3 Reasons Industrial Accidents Happen

Control Instruments positions itself as the application specialist in industrial safety, process, and environmental gas monitoring. Since 1969, we have been engineering and manufacturing solutions to both simple and complex gas monitoring problems. Our primary mission is to protect life and property from accidents caused by hazardous gases.

Studies have shown that practically all failures (accidents) can be traced back to human failures, in three particular areas:

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.