Industrial Gas Detection Monitors at Low Cost for a Wide Range of Critical Safety Applications

Industrial Gas Detection Monitors at Low Cost for a Wide Range of Critical Safety Applications

SensAir, by Sensidyne, is an industrial-grade yet cost-effective, fixed-point gas detector system usable in various industrial and commercial applications requiring ambient gas monitoring. SensAir is available in toxic gas, combustible gas, and oxygen deficit detection models.

Cost-effective
A simple, gas-specific design saves upfront costs and the overall cost of ownership.
 
High Performance
Fast response electrochemical sensors for toxic gas applications. A broad sensing range, poison-resistant catalytic bead sensors for combustible applications. And highly stable electrochemical sensors for oxygen deficiency.
 
Easy Operation and Maintenance
Bright, LED display with an intuitive interface. Easy to replace sensors for speedy preventative maintenance operation. Blind model options are available.
 
Reliable
Rugged, Explosion Proof 316 Stainless Steel and Aluminum housings field tested in harsh environments.
 
Certified Protection
Designed to protect workers and equipment. Factory Mutual (FM) and CSA Certified for Hazardous Classified Area Installation in Class 1 Div 1 & Div 2 and ATEX Zone 1 & Zone 2

For more information on Sensidyne gas detection products, contact Ives Equipment. Call 610-768-1600 or visit https://ivesequipment.com.

Advanced Level Instrumentation for Any Application

Advanced Level Instrumentation for Any Application

The term industrial level measurement refers to essential measurements taken at an industrial site, manufacturing plant, processing facility, or large building requiring monitoring the level of fluids in tanks, silos, bins, pipes, or other vessels. Many industrial level transmitter and switch technologies are available depending on what kind of industry or manufacturing process is measured. 


Industrial level measurement is crucial because it helps maintain and improve a product's quality efficiently and safely, with fewer environmental concerns.


For example, to maintain a product's quality, the measurement determines the weight or volume of ingredients or whether or not a particular production process produces an acceptable level of defect-free products. Level measurement provides continuous improvement by using feedback from transmitters and switches to make changes in production processes and equipment. Industrial level measurement is crucial because it helps to maintain and improve the quality of the product. Level measurement applies to many industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, and food production.


Industrial level measurement is essential for ensuring the safety of people working in plants, factories, and other industrial settings. 


Industrial level measurement systems monitor and control industrial processes to ensure they run smoothly and safely. Level transmitters and switches are commonplace at companies that produce chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other substances that need special attention and care. Overfilling or underfilling could affect the health and welfare of workers and communities.


Industrial level measurement is essential for protecting the environment from spills and leaks of hazardous material. 


Many times the detection of a leak of hazardous material at an industrial plant cannot be done by a human being with the naked eye. Industrial level measurement is necessary to detect the possibility of dangerous environmental materials escaping into the surrounding area, ensuring that they do not seep into water sources and contaminate them.


Siemens level switches and transmitters are arguably the most advanced on the market, improving product quality, plant safety, and environmental protection. 


The Siemens approach of capacitance technology creates an appropriate level measurement method for state-of-the-art processes. These three unique features in Siemens technology support this:


  1. Inverse frequency shift applies to all Siemens capacitance instruments - a small level change creates a significant difference in frequency, providing better resolution.
  2. Active Shield for the high-end switches and continuous transmitters - Ignores process connection interference, thereby significantly improving the ability to detect the presence or absence of materials with very low dielectric constants.
  3. Sensitive Tip applied to Siemens standard point level switches - sensor Tip does not see the build-up at the process connection.


Additional features are included in level controllers like the SITRANS LT500 HydroRanger with features that improve processes, ensure safety and help the environment.


  • Wall cling reduction: Extends maintenance intervals and prevents detection of false level readings (caused by the fat ring) that can lead to messy spills.
  • Pump run-on: Runs pumps beyond their "off' setpoint for a short period to reduce sediment accumulation.
  • Pump exercise: Runs pumps if they have been inactive for some time.
  • Time to spill: Calculates the remaining time while filling/emptying before reaching an overspill/empty condition (set the time according to the application's critical condition).
  • Pump interlock: Removes a pump from rotation (by digital input). If a pump fails to start, the event is stamped and logged.
  • Pumped volume: Calculated by rate estimation or pump cycle.
  • Pump energy savings: Five peak periods supported.

For more information on Siemens level instrumentation, contact Ives Equipment. Call 610-768-1600 or visit https://ivesequipment.com.


Siemens SITRANS P Pressure Instrumentation from Ives Equipment


SITRANS P from Siemens is a complete range of measurement instruments for measuring relative pressure, differential pressure and absolute pressure. In addition  to high measuring accuracy and ruggedness, the modular system features  superb operating convenience and functionality as well as a perfect safety concept.

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Ives Equipment and Siemens: Bringing Together the Best People and Products


Ives Equipment Corporation has serviced the industries of eastern and central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, metro NY, Washington D.C., and Virginia with the most advanced process automation equipment and services for nearly 70 years.

Our quality personnel, who are highly trained and experienced, are the key to Ives' success. They are passionate about discovering the best solutions to our clients' control challenges. Outside Sales Engineers are always ready to visit with you at your plant to address your control issues. Because of our local presence, our personnel can interact swiftly and affordably with you, saving you money, time, and travel to distant production locations. 

Our clients gain as a result of Ives Equipment's commitment to excellence. We optimize your operations and production uptime with the most dependable product built to suit your control demands.

Siemens' extensive automation portfolio expedites digitalization's advantages for today's process applications. Their control products handle today's problems with tomorrow's technologies for the manufacturing, process, and commercial industries. Through innovation, speed, and adaptability, Siemens enables its clients to remain competitive and ahead of growing demand. Their control devices have built-in intelligence, connection, and remote diagnostics. Customers benefit from increased operational efficiency, visibility, dependability, and adaptability.

Automation and Control Solutions for Hydrogen Production and Alternative Energy

Automation and Control Solutions for Hydrogen Production and Alternative Energy

One of the most important ways to reduce CO2 emissions in the chemical, oil, gas, paper, energy and transportation sectors is to generate and use green hydrogen from renewable sources. Electrolysis can convert electricity generated from wind, hydropower, or solar energy into hydrogen, which can then be stored in tanks, transported, and used whenever and wherever needed. Hydrogen's use is ubiquitous -  in CO2-neutral transportation, such as fuel cell vehicles, the chemical industry, steel manufacturing, and power plants. 

Process control is a primary and centralized function that responds to changes in operational consistency and load demand. Online monitoring and remote sensing advances, particularly for open-loop operations, are operated by controls and automation to develop actionable information for closed-loop control functions. In these situations, innovative automation solutions, such as those specified and implemented by Ives Equipment with flexible and integrated control technology, are required. 

With a focus on technical and economic feasibility for producing alternative energy and hydrogen fuels, Ives Equipment automation expertise provides exceptional control system experience that saves time and money and improves safety.

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Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite by Emerson: Online Software Used to Develop Bills of Materials and Detailed Design Documents

Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite

Nelson Heat Trace Design Suite is an interactive website that enhances client productivity by simplifying and speeding up the specification of Nelson's products. Thanks to this solution, customers may use Nelson heating cables to swiftly create and install a broad range of systems. It is a web-based utility accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any Internet-connected desktop or mobile device and used to develop bills of materials and detailed heat trace designs.

Nelson Design Suite began with Nelson Heat Trace Designer and has since expanded to include commercial applications such as Nelson Snow Melt, Roof and Gutter Deicing, Floor Warming, Frost Heave, and Hot Water Maintenance

An individual user or a workgroup submits project information and the data for ongoing and finished projects. The data are readily shared, minimizing needless duplication of labor. Importing project information from customer-generated spreadsheets and database files is also available, resulting in a more straightforward design process. 

Nelson Design Suite runs from Emerson's secure network, and access to the password-protected site requires email verification.

Ives Equipment will collaborate with customers to design their systems or provide onsite training on how to use the program and offer engineered isometric installation drawings.

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Control Performance Analytics (CPA) by Siemens - Efficient Plant Optimization Using Automated Control Loop Analysis

Control Performance Analytics

As industrial process applications grow in complexity, production management goals for process safety, flexibility, and product quality become ever-more ambitious. More transparency is needed to detect the potential for optimization and process fine-tuning.

In process industries, control performance is vital for reaching production targets. The single control loop is the initial core for each process application. Studies show that about half of all control loops are not well-tuned, whether due to non-optimum parameters, manual operation, oscillating controlled systems, or mechanical issues with the control valves.

In addition, process engineers in large-scale process plants are typically in charge of hundreds of control loops. Evaluating control performance across various process states in correlation with alarms requires a lot of time and expertise. Detecting possible areas for optimization and tuning control loops is not a one-time job due to continual process changes and wear and tear on equipment.

CPA is a cloud-based managed service that enhances process data transparency and control loop optimization. Collection and analysis of plant-wide information give the customer complete control over data. Identification of control loop states comes from automatic KPI (key performance indicators) calculation, capable of identifying setpoint tracking, steady-state problems, and even static or sliding friction in-process valves. The application also allows automated analysis of new parameter sets to test the control loops without impeding plant operations.

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Seven Decades of Commitment, Service, and Expertise in Process Control

Expertise in Process Control

Since its founding in 1954, Ives Equipment Corp. has offered a broad range of process control equipment, including valves, regulators, wireless products, flow products, pressure gauges, control products, level instrumentation, sanitary products, temperature instruments, analytical products, electric heat trace, and biopharmaceutical products. 


For almost 70 years, Ives Equipment Corporation has provided the industries of eastern and central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, metro NY, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington DC with the most up-to-date process control equipment as well as process control consulting and services. 


Ives established their company on a foundation of high-quality employees that are well-trained and experienced and who are passionate about finding the most effective solutions to their clients' control challenges. 


Ives categorizes its comprehensive product portfolio under four distinct groups. These are as follows: 


Ives Equipment and Controls: Provides instrumentation and control products to the chemical, petrochemical, refining, bulk storage, primary metals, pulp & paper, PowerGen, gas & oil distribution, and OEM markets.


Pharmaceutical, Bio-pharm, and Sanitary: Provides hygienic, ultra-pure, and sanitary instruments, connectors, fittings, tubing, and gaskets to the pharma, bio-pharm, food, and beverage, life-science, and laboratory industries.


Analytical Instruments: Analyze process material samples and record data for quality, conformance, and compliance. 


Water and Wastewater Treatment: Providing instruments, analyzers, valves, and controls for the transfer, storage, analysis, treatment, and logging of municipal and industrial water treatment systems.


The most successful path is one that provides you with the answers and expertise you require, when and where you need it, and from a single source. Ives Equipment will assist you in streamlining operations and establishing a single point of responsibility, supported by industry experience and the application expertise you require. Let Ives Equipment provide you with that significant competitive advantage.

Excela™ Electronic Switch Increases Efficiency in Industrial Plants

Excela™ Electronic Switch

Excela™ is the first switch of its kind. D designed to provide plant operators with an affordable way to upgrade to electronic performance, Excela™ has only two wires and retrofits quickly into existing mechanical switch infrastructure. This innovative, high-quality electronic pressure and temperature switch provide everything operators require for improved performance at an affordable price.

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Excela™ is particularly relevant for industrial plant upgrades because of the ease of maintenance and low costs associated with electronic switches installed in the existing two-wire mechanical switch infrastructure. Upgrades to ruggedly reliable, cutting-edge technology are simple, quick, and inexpensive. Unlike other options, which require reprogramming set points or other adjustments, making the transition difficult and costly, electronic switches provide an easy alternative.

The United Electric Excela™ provides:

  • Two wire design allows for easy integration and lower initial costs.
  • Simple programming and precision settings for better operational control and performance.
  • LED display and red/green indicator lights provide visual status of operational performance.
  • Rugged, solid state design delivers reliable performance, low maintenance, and lower cost of ownership.
For more information, contact Ives Equipment. Call 610-768-1600 or visit https://ivesequipment.com.