Flow Meter

INSTRUMENTATION

Here at F&H, we have a large selection of different process instrumentation, measurement tools, and technologies. F&H has many long time partners in the field of process controls such as Anderson-Negele, Chicago Stainless, Cesco Magnetics and Pyromation. We understand your applications require  instrumentation that can withstand harsh processing environments, high pressures and temperatures, high viscosity products, and fast changeovers. For help finding the right instrument for your application, contact us to speak to an F&H industry expert.  The following is a brief showing of the different technologies available at F&H. 

TYPES OF INSTRUMENTATION

TEMPERATURE

OVERVIEW

Temperature instruments are one of the most common forms of instrumentation that we offer at F&H. With help from the best suppliers in the business, our temperature sensor offerings are used in vast range of industries including brewing, dairy, wine, food, and pharmaceutical. At F&H, we source only the highest quality and best value temperature gauges to ensure competitive prices, efficient processes, and the highest product quality. We achieve these standards through the highest precision and short response times when measuring and monitoring drastic temperature changes. Every temperature instrument we offer can withstand harsh processing environments including pressure shocks, extreme temperature changes, and heavy vibrations. We offer industry compliant temperature gauges that meet standards such as EHEDG, 3-A,  and FDA for a variety of applications. See the list below for a brief overview of some of our most popular temperature instruments. If you don’t find the right instrument for your application below, fill out our contact form to see how we can help!

TYPES OF TEMPERATURE INSTRUMENTATION

DIGITAL REFERENCE THERMOMETER

The digital reference thermometer, also known as DART,  is widely used in dairy processing plants are the world. This instrument is the only digital thermometer available today that complies with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO). The DART reference thermometer is able to provide you with consistent processing with accuracy grater than twice that of mercury-in-glass pasteurization. To easily read and monitor your product’s temperature, the DART’s temperature reading can be displayed up to 1500 feet way from it’s sensor.

LIFE SCIENCES FJ DIGITAL TEMPERATURE GAUGE/SENSOR

Our life sciences digital temperature gauges will provide bio-tech and pharmaceutical applications with reliable, easy-to-read, accurate temperature monitoring. This advanced gauge provides many unique features including easy to read highly accurate temperature monitoring, field replaceable batteries, and field calibration capability. The FJ also offers options for remote mounting and high/low switches for applications where user-defined set points can be easily programmed. With this highly precise digital gauge, you can have exact temperature results down to a tenth of a degree.

ANDERSON RTDs AND TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTERS

Anderson-Negele’s electronic temperature sensors come standard with modular components and stainless steel construction. Interchangeable RTD elements, wiring heads, transmitter modules and digital displays can be individually selected. Components can be factory or field assembled in the optimum configuration for any application. To further facilitate adaptability, Ander-Negele’s RTD’s are available in a wide range of sanitary clamps and thermo-well fittings. The sensors also come available with sealed cable, quick disconnect, or wiring heads options. 

FH DIGITAL TEMPERATURE GAUGE

FH UNDERWATER

The FH digital temperature gauge (DTG) offers accurate and reliable electronic temperature indication for the food, beverage, and dairy industries. The FH gauge is battery powered and can be easily replaced onsite. This “next generation” product provides highly precise temperature monitoring down to a tenth of a degree in an easy to monitor design. The DTG also offers features like remote mounting, high/low switches for critical applications, fine tuning, and field calibration. 

SANI-FLOW DIGITAL THERMOMETERS

Our 3-A and FDA approved digital thermometers have been designed to meet the requirements of the food processing industry. They are accurate, durable, easy to read, water proof, can be field re-calibrated, and offer minimal maintenance. Powered by a standard AAA battery, which can be easily replaced on site, F&H’s sani-flow thermometers have a large, high contrast, LCD display which makes monitoring easy and more precise. Thermometers are available with most sanitary fittings as well as NPT and well type connections. Most Sani-Flow digital thermometers are generally in stock at F&H, and ready for same day shipping.

PYROMATION RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTORS (RTDs)

F&H has partnered with Pyromation to bring you the highest quality RTD for your application needs. RTDs, also known as resistance thermometers, accurately sense process temperatures with an excellent degree of repeatability and interchangeability of elements. The RTD is composed of certain metallic elements whose change in resistance is a function of temperature. We stock several versions of pyromation’s RTDs ready to ship same day to you. For all the data sheets and product guides, see the list of resources below. 

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TURBIDITY

OVERVIEW

Turbidity instruments measure the quality of water from suspended solids in liquids. Anderson-Negele now offers a line of environmentally friendly turbidity sensors that help reduce waste and improve product yield. No matter your industry or application, we offer turbidity sensors that comply and meet all your industry standards. With the use of LED light sources, turbidity sensor measure a fluids level of particulate matter while extending lamp life. Produced by the best manufactures in the business, these sensors are suitable for inline turbidity measurement.  All are turbidity sensor offerings are sanitary by design and meet the industry’s highest expectations of accuracy, durability, and cleanliness. For industries such as dairy, the ITM-51 is an amazing valued sensor with an effective insertion sensor for optimizing final flush, product changeover, phase transition, and CIP pre-rinse control. For other industries with low turbidity measurement, the ITM-4 FOUR Beam provides the needed resolution for (COW) water reuse, chill media monitoring, and other high purity applications. If you don’t see a turbidity sensor that fits your needs from the options below, or you would like more information, fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of F&H’s staff members. We will be sure to find you an exact fit for your flow reading needs. 

TYPES OF TURBIDITY INSTRUMENTATION

ITM-51

ITM-51 DEMONSTRATION

The ITM-51 enables active automated phase separation of milk products like whey, cream, and milk, by inline turbidity analysis and active process switching. The ITM-51 is also used to harvest yeast in breweries. Passive phase separation by time or volume control always needs a safety margin. As a consequence, in every process step product is lost and/or quality is affected. The ITM-51 helps to reduce product loss leading to lower value loss.

ITM-4 Four Beam

The Anderson-Negele ITM-4 turbidity meter offers precise measurement of suspended solids through the use of infrared light. Utilizing a 4-beam technology the ITM-4 has multiple emitters and receptors to produce an online, real-time measurement of turbidity that can yield information critical to both process function and product quality. The compact integral design makes installation and set-up easy. The ITM-4 also comes standard switching and analog (4-20mA) outputs along with 4 remote selectable ranges that are available to handle different products on the same process line.

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FLOW

OVERVIEW

Due to large differences in product quality, there are several different types of flow meters that your facility may require. At F&H, we offer several unique application specific flow meters, from electromagnetic flow meters to mass and turbine flow meters. Our IZMAG Electromagnetic flow meters work great for fluids with a minimum conductivity of 5 µS/cm in receiving, batching, timing, and blending applications. To find a flow meter that best fits your application needs, check out our two options below. If you don’t see a flow sensor that fits your needs from the options below, or you would like more information, fill out our contact form to get in touch with one of F&H’s staff members. We will be sure to find you an exact fit for your flow reading needs. 

TYPES OF FLOW INSTRUMENTATION

IZMAG ELECTROMAGNETIC FLOW METER

The IZMAG is Anderson-Negele’s next generation of electromagnetic flow meter. Building on the qualities that have made it’s predecessor, the IZMS meter, the industry standard in accuracy and longevity, the IZMAG incorporates new design and performance features that allow it to excel in the most demanding sanitary processing environment.

  • Compact overall size allowing installation into tight fitting applications without having to change the piping.
  • An all stainless steel housing provides a strong level of protection from cleaning chemicals and environmental extremes present in food processing facilities.
  • An integral or remote mounted signal converter has a standard back lit graphic display which provides metering information through numbers, text, and graphical images. Interfaces include multiple pulse and analog outputs along with Ethernet IP digital communication.
  • A PFA internal liner offers increased pressure, temperature, and vacuum capability.

HM TURBINE FLOW METER

Specifically designed for the the food, beverage, and dairy industries, the HM-series turbine flow meter uses a method of counting it’s turbine’s rotations within a process stream. The HM flow meter provides accurate flow readings and is a great flow reading instrument for the price. 

  • Reduced maintenance and repairing with the HM Turbine’s durable stainless steel shaft and rulon sleeve.
  • All 316 stainless steel construction, including rotor
  • Easy internal access for inspections with a simple two piece design
  • 3-A compliant; Third party verified in accordance with standard 28-03

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PRESSURE

OVERVIEW

Pressure instrumentation is used in nearly all industries including dairy, brewery, the beverage industry, wine production, juice production, and other food plants. Pressure gauges and sensors are an essential device for these applications and help ensure the highest quality products. High-precision monitoring of the process pressure as well as reliable protection against contamination during the running process are decisive criteria in such applications. In the biotech and life science industry, even higher demands are placed on product quality and often also on precise adherence to the specified pressure specifications. To assure compliance within industry standards, F&H has you covered with all the proper pressure instrumentation for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. We stock instruments for measuring low pressures, high pressures, emote pressures, and differential pressures. To learn more about our specific pressure instruments, check out the list below. If you can’t find what you’re looking, fill out our contact form to see how we can help!

TYPES OF PRESSURE INSTRUMENTATION

SANI-FLOW PRESSURE GAUGES

This industry specific diaphragm pressure gauge has been built specifically for sanitary applications. Our sani-flow pressure gauges are 3-A approved for the demanding yet abusive environment of most food processing plants. Made of 316 stainless steel, these gauges are durable yet precise. Designed for a wide variety of processing facilities, these gauges are available in sizes 1 1/2″ to 3″, and pressure ranges from 30″Hg (vacuum) up to 1,000 psi. 

  • 316L stainless steel sanitary fittings and diaphragm provides maximum corrosion resistance.
  • Polycarbonate lens is extremely durable and nearly impossible to crack and break.
  • Waterproof construction throughout allows this gauge to be properly cleaning.
  • Can be cleaned in place for convenience and to eliminate the possibility of damage.
  • Unique pulsation dampening system provides the gauge with a longer life cycle by insulating the gauge’s movement from punishing pulsations.

L3 PRESSURE AND LEVEL TRANSMITTER

The Anderson-Negele introduces L3 pharma version pressure and level transmitter to measure process pressure or hydrostatic level in sanitary process applications in the life science industry.

  • CE compliant and meets the latest BPE standard. Certificates are available upon request.
  • Easily repairable and reconfigurable design allows the user to change the display orientation, add a remote cable, or replace a component in the field without impact to accuracy.
  • The L3’s temperature compensation reduces errors associated with process temperature changes and reduces sensor interaction with with improved zero stability.
  • Onboard relay output that can be associated with alarms or errors reduces dependency on PLC for simple controls.

L3 PRESSURE AND LEVEL TRANSMITTER WORKS UNDERGROUND

HOW TO CONFIGURE A L3 PRESSURE AND LEVEL TRANSMITTER

MPF MODULAR PRESSURE TRANSMITTER

The MPF is the industry’s first fully configurable and repairable sanitary pressure transmitter. The MPF offers the best in class performance able to withstand the harshest of process environments. Diagnostic routines continuously check on the health of the circuitry and visually report any issues that could impact performance. The internal display provides a user interface that is easy, start up, and configure. Patent pending dual seals at every enclosure penetration and a fully potted electronic puck assure long life and problem free operation. To conform to your specific application needs, this pressure transmitter may also be custom configured on site for both process parameters and enclosure form factor. 

HA LIFE SCIENCES SERIES MINI PRESSURE TRANSMITTER

HOW THE CPM TEE CAN REDUCE RINSE TIMES DURING CIP

Anderson-Negele’s HA “mini” sanitary pressure transmitter is specifically designed for critical measurements in fractional size lines. The product can be ordered with 3/4”, 1”,or 1-1/2” s-line (tri-clamp) connections as well as in CPM fitting. Internal zero and span adjustments and easily accessible test points greatly simplify calibration and validation. 316L stainless steel wetted parts are electro-polished to an Ra=8. Certificates and/or permanent tags are available for all trasnsmitters.

DIGITAL PRESSURE GAUGE/SWITCH

The Anderson digital pressure gauge is designed specifically for easily monitoring critical pressure applications in the food, beverage, and dairy industries. The product line was developed to address customer requirements for improved performance, safety, and readability of pressure indicators. The Anderson digital pressure gauge provides a battery-powered, local display of pressure that is 6 times more accurate than its mechanical counter-part. Additionally, this product has 3 times the over-range capacity and 5-10 times the resolution of traditional mechanical pressure indicators. The switch version includes 2 fully adjustable switches with low-voltage relay outputs for simple control and/or alarming applications.

  • Highest accuracy and great over-range
  • Largest digital display available
  • User programmable via simple
    operator interface
  • Standard min/max pressure data storage feature
  • Optional alarm/control relays
  • 3-A compliant; Third party verified
  • 2-Year warranty
  • Rated Nema 4X for wash-down

EK LIFE SCIENCES SERIES PRESSURE GAUGE/SWITCH

The long-life technology of the EM, EK and MAN series pressure gauges considerably increases both measuring sensitivity and life cycle of this pressure gauge. The wear-free mechanical system ensures a measuring accuracy up to ± 0.25% of the full scale over many years. The efficient hydro-mechanical damping provides reliable protection even with pronounced pressure shocks.

  • High-precision pressure gauges, measuring accuracy up to ± 0.25 % of full scale value.
  • Individually adaptable to each application through flexible configuration and optional equipment.
  • Two-point adjustment of zero point and span at any time for easy re-calibration.
  • Pressure range -1…+40 bar (0…600 psig), measuring range selectable in PSI, BAR or Dual scale.
  • Hydro-mechanical damping of strong pressure surges.
  • Multiple diaphragm protection – superior material quality, controlled welding and recessed position.
  • Extremely robust one-piece design for easy cleaning and long-term process reliability.

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MONITORING AND RECORDING

OVERVIEW

In almost all processing facilities in the dairy, brewing, beverage, wine, juice and food industries, monitoring and recording devices are required. For liability reasons, most plants are required by law to keep accurate records of their equipment’s performance charts. Here at F&H, we have you covered for all your monitoring and recording devices. We source chart recorders, chart recorder parts, recording charts, and chart recording pens. Listed below are two examples of chart recorders that we have available. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the options below, fill out our contact form or give us a call  at 417-881-6114 to see if we can help!

TYPES OF MONITORING AND RECORDING

AJ-300 CHART RECORDER

The AJ-300 family of recorders and recording controllers is designed specifically for sanitary fluid processing applications. Available in single or dual pen versions, these units record on the largest charts in the industry for maximum resolution and readability, easily meeting all health-code requirements. The housing unit withstands high humidity environments and frequent wash-downs. The case is designed for surface or panel mounting.

  • 12” chart for maximum readability and accuracy
  • Modular relay and 4-20mA output options
  • Universal, field selectable input type
  • Simple keypad programming
  • 3 Year warranty

AV-9000 CHART RECORDER

Anderson-Negele introduces the AV-9000, a revolutionary circular chart recorder. It features a four-color marker pen cartridge which prints information as it glides across 12 inch charts. Chart reading is simplified by providing color coded trend lines, scales, and alphanumeric data. Plain paper charts are far superior for record retention than fax type thermal paper. Optional PID control is available on any four inputs. The 40 character vacuum fluorescent display coupled with the integral keypad make the AV-9000 easy to program for users at all skill levels. The case is designed to easily retrofit existing name-brand recorder cutouts.
  • Four inputs recorded in four colors for enhanced legibility 
  • Four additional inputs for indicating, control, switching, alarming 
  • Four PID controllers assignable to any inputs 
  • Prints its own scales and alphanumeric data 
  • No pen lag – all printing to same timeline

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CONDUCTIVITY

OVERVIEW

At F&H, we offer a unique one-piece conductivity sensor and transmitter. This advanced sensor is specifically designed to monitor and control clean in place chemical concentrations to optimize cleaning and protect against equipment that can be damaged by chemical over-use. A versatile product, this conductivity sensor may also be used in place of or in conjunction with a turbidity meter for phase transition control. For long-lasting stability and lifespan we use a machined PEEK torroid to reduce cracking due to thermal cycling and chemical exposure. For optimal CIP solutions, try our one-piece solution to conductivity measurement. Listed below is one example of a conductivity sensor that we have available. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the option below, fill out our contact form or give us a call  at 417-881-6114 to see if we can help!

TYPES OF CONDUCTIVITY

ILM-4 INDUCTIVE CONDUCTIVITY SENSOR

ILM-4 DEMOSTRATION

Anderson-Negele’s ILM-4 inductive conductivity sensor-transmitter offers an all in one design that makes integration and commissioning a fast and simple task. Built with flexibility in mind, the ILM-4 can offer multiple outputs freely configurable to multiple conductivity measurements at independent ranges or a combination of conductivity and temperature. Unlike other inductive sensors, the ILM-4 has a fast reacting integral PT1000 sensor that can be used to monitor process temperature eliminating the need for a second temperature sensing device. Available in multiple wiring configurations, the ILM-4 configurable with single cable operation for simple conductivity applications or dual cable operation to utilize all available output and input capabilities. Standard with all models is an operational range up to 999 mS/cm and temperature compensation over a range of 0° and 150°C.
  • Extremely short response time (1.2 s) for maximum efficiency 
  • Ready for IoT: digital IO-Link interface and analog 4…20 mA data transmission in parallel 
  • Precise phase separation of different media means less product loss and cost minimization 
  • Optimum multiple use of the cleaning chemicals due to correct return to the respective tanks 
  • Minimization of cleaning time and water consumption: inline conductivity analysis for active switching after reaching the desired value and not after a passive, fixed time 
  • Precise concentration control of the cleaning agents
  • Reliable product monitoring / quality assurance
  • Very favorable price-performance ratio

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LEVEL CONTROL

OVERVIEW

The variety of sanitary liquid processes in the dairy, food and beverage, brewery, life sciences industries require a number of different level technologies for precise measurements. At F&H, we understand how important proper level control is in your facility. This is why level is one of the broadest categories we support, with high-quality level sensors, level switches, and level transmitters. Listed below are a few examples of level control instruments that we have available. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the options below, fill out our contact form or give us a call  at 417-881-6114 to see if we can help!

TYPES OF LEVEL CONTROL

SL HYDRO-STATIC LEVEL TRANSMITTER

Anderson Instrument’s SL level transmitter is the latest innovation for measuring liquid level in sanitary applications. The SL transmitter incorporates state of the art design to provide superior accuracy and long term signal stability. The field tested performance of the SL transmitter means the elimination of expensive, repetitive re-calibrations along with protection against costly overflow/run-dry situations that can occur with less stable level transmitters. The 0.2% accuracy experienced at installation can now be expected a year later! We’ve also incorporated a field calibration feature that provides “one-touch” sensor zeroing as well as simple range calibration, without the need for special tools and fixtures, pressure sources, or removal of the transmitter from the tank. This translates to real cost savings during installation or when adjusting for new application requirements. With the addition of our standard quick disconnect receptacles; we have even extended our two-year warranty to cover water ingression.

  • Fewer tune-ups
  • No more overflows
  • More reliable inventories
  • 3-A compliant; Third party verified
  • Quick disconnect receptacles with optional field wiring connectors
  • One-touch field calibration
  • Available with hart communication

LD "TOP MOUNT/DIPSTICK" LEVEL TRANSMITTER

For tough applications, such as level applications where bottom access is not available, rotating filler bowls that make bottom mounting impractical,  or wide temperature swings that cause other sensors to shift uncontrollably. Anderson now offers the “LD” series of top-mount level transmitters. The design is based on our proven “SL” platform which provides the industry’s best accuracy, temperature stability, and reliability. The “LD” is simple to specify, install and calibrate. It easily replaces problematic devices such as ball floats, pneumatic, capacitance probes and magneto-strictive sensors. It pays for itself almost immediately by providing more accurate fill levels with less downtime for cleaning and maintenance.

  • Top-mount configuration provides for easy installation without special fixture or welding
  • Micro-processor based platform
  • No moving parts for highest reliability and cleaning in-place
  • Quick disconnect receptacles with optional field wiring connectors
  • Standard lengths from 15” to 36” adaptable to any existing vessel

NSL-F CONTINUOUS LEVEL SENSOR

The NSL-F Potentiometric Level Transmitter provides accurate reliable measurement in applications involving viscous media or foam. While Anderson-Negele’s hydrostatic level technology provides proven accuracy and reliability in atmospheric inventory tanks, applications such as filler bowls and other shallow vessels, pressurized tanks and environments with wide temperature swings can prove challenging for pressure based level systems. Utilizing potentiometric technology, the NSL-F excels in these traditionally difficult applications. Fast reacting, the NSL-F samples interior level at ten times per second allowing accurate readings while filling or dispensing product.

  • Continuous level monitoring in metallic vessels up to 10 ft (3 m) in height
  • Ideally suited for highly adhesive and pasty media
  • Level measurement of foaming media
  • Minimum product conductivity typically from 50 µS/cm (available on request for lower values)
  • Hygienic substitute for float sensors

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REFRACTOMETER

OVERVIEW

Refractometers are commonly used with sugar applications in the food and beverage industries to assure the liquid’s concentration is precise. Based on the optical principle of light refraction through varying media density refractometers create a precise measurement of a liquid’s refractive index which is used to measure the dissolved solid’s concentrations. Listed below is one example of a refractometer that we have available. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in the option below, fill out our contact form or give us a call  at 417-881-6114 to see if we can help!

TYPES OF REFRACTOMETERS

IRM-11 REFRACTOMETER

Based on refractometry as an inline analysis method, the IRM-11 continuously and precisely measures the concentration of substances such as sugar or salts in media. This allows for the exact measurement of concentration of alcohol content, mixing ratio in juice or soft drinks, or the dry matter in milk products.

  • Continually delivers precise results even with rapid temperature changes.
  • With the IRM-11, approximately 1 man-hour of working time can be saved per shift, and employees can devote themselves to other tasks without interruption.
  • IRM-11 helps reduce or even avoid product losses by its continuous measuring system.
  • The measurement takes place fully automatically at the desired time interval (adjustable from 2 s).
  • Simple installation guarantees precise measurement during mixing in the tank or exact adjustment during the running process.

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