Coal Age

NOV 2018

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44 November 2018 product news continued eter, clearly marking the area that should remain clear to avoid a truck-shovel im- pact. In an environment where safety is paramount, this system could remove some of the uncertainty related to this po- tential mining hazard. The 42-watt fixture provides 2,100 lumens of efficient, LED light and main- tenance-free operation. The adjustable harp allows for aiming versatility with many equipment models. The compo- nents of the Danger Light follow the same standards of durability that Phoenix is known for, including fully potted drivers, impact-resistant lenses and conformally coated circuit boards. The Danger Light has a five-year limited warranty. Pump Protectiom A new type of detection technology from Siemens protects centrifugal pumps from dry running in hazardous areas. Special current/voltage detection modules have been developed for the Simocode pro mo- tor management system. The power consumption of electrically driven centrifugal pumps falls in the event of dry running, so Simocode pro switches the pumps off when consumption falls below a minimum value. This eliminates the installation of conventional monitor- ing devices, such as level sensors. The Si- mocode pro motor management system offers comprehensive protection, mon- itoring and control functions for the safe disconnection of motors, integration in process control systems such as Simatic PCS 7, and a large number of interfaces for system-wide communication. Simocode pro makes detailed operating, service and diagnostic data as well as process and measured values available to higher-level systems and cloud solutions. Simocode pro uses measuring modules to monitor the active electric power con- sumption of the pump motor to detect a di- minishing flow rate and shut off the pump in good time at defined limit values to prevent impending dry running. Additional sensor technology otherwise required to monitor the pump for dry running can be eliminated. A menu-guided teach-in procedure in the engineering software helps the user to set the limit values. The advantages of the new type of active power-based dry running pro- tection from Siemens are not only less hard- ware, early detection of faults, and the avoid- ance of damage to the pump, but also safe, reliable explosion protection, savings in time and money spent on maintenance, as well as higher system availability and eco- nomic efficiency, according to the company. Wireless Gas Detector United Electric Controls, a pro- ducer of safety, alarm and shut- down technology, has expanded the capabilities of its Vanguard Wire- lessHART gas de- tector. Highlights include an expand- ed temperature operating range, enhanced stability across temperature ranges, improved han- dling of WirelessHART commands, and ca- pability for interchangeable sensors. The Vanguard Gas Detector interfaces with existing networks to provide contin- uous detection of hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) and methane (CH 4 ) gases. Among the highlights of the latest upgrade are ex- panded temperature range, improved zero stability over those ranges, and capability for interchangeable sensors. FLSmidth Rolls Out New Trommel FLSmidth recently launched a completely re-engineered trommel chassis and as- sociated screen media package. The new trommel designs have been engineered using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) de- sign calculations to ensure they are struc- turally sound and will offer excellent ser- vice life. The screening media has been ©2018 Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. All Rights Reserved. WOUNDED WARRIOR MARK LALLI Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans turn devastation into motivation. SUPPORT WOUNDED VETERANS AT

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