Applications

Plastics

Dynatrol® Level Switches are often used for level detection in storage bins or hoppers in the Plastics Industry. Dynatrol® Viscosity Measurement Systems accurately measures various media at process conditions.

The Dynatrol® DJ series of Level Detectors are used to measure high, intermediate, or low level detection of plastic pellets. Bulk solids level measurement is easily obtained in storage bins or hoppers for powders, granules, regrind material, etc.

Viscosity Measurement

The Dynatrol® Viscosity System includes the Series CL10-DV Viscosity Probe and Viscosity Digital Converter Series 3000 which accurately measure viscosity in vessels, reactors or process piping. Excellent applications for the Plastics Industry include:

  • Resins molten polymer
  • Polyol
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyester
  • and more...

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Ammonium Hydroxide

Dynatrol® Density Measurement Systems are used extensively for measurement and control of density, specific gravity, or percent concentration with Ammonia solution, also known as ammonium hydroxide, ammonia water, ammonical liquor, ammonia liquor, aqua ammonia, aqueous ammonia, or simply ammonia.

  • Eliminate multiple hand sampling when mixing
  • Real time percent concentration measurements of ammonium hydroxide with no effects from pressure changes or pipe vibration
  • Virtually no maintenance costs

Automation Products, Inc. was approached by a chemical company to devise a solution for online measurement of an ammonia solution. The process is describer below.

Issue

The chemical company needed online measurements while mixing anhydrous ammonia with water. Their pressurized ammonia was bubbled into a mixing tank with ultra pure water, and a sample stream was constantly pumped from the bottom of the tank to give a real time reading of percent concentration for aqueous ammonia.

Resolution

The chemical company chose a Dynatrol® Density System to solve their problem. The Dynatrol® Density Meter has the Temperature vs. Density vs. Percent concentration curves programmed into the Series 2000 Digital Density Converter. The density meter provides 4-20 mA signals to the chemical company’s control room for percent concentration and temperature of the ammonia and water solution. Since the Dynatrol® Density Meter outputs percent concentration, there was no need to program a complicated set of algorithms into the DCS control system to calculate percent concentration from density.

After months of comparing hand sample measurements to the measurements of the Dynatrol® Density Meter, the company found that the Dynatrol® Density Meter correlated directly to the hand measurements. The company now uses the Dynatrol® Density System in the control of the mixing process. This eliminates the bi-hourly hand sampling that technicians would have to perform.

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Sugar

Dynatrol® Density Systems calculate the density, percent solid expressed as °Brix, or Baumé of sugar syrups. Dynatrol® provides Bulk Solids and Liquid Level Detection for sugar applications for dry bulk sugar, as well as sugar liquor and various liquid syrups.

Dynatrol® can help you calculate the density and provide you with level detection for dry bulk sugar applications, as well as, sugar liquor and various liquid syrups.

Density Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL-10HY Density Cell and Series 2000 Density Digital Converter calculates the density, percent solids expressed as °Brix, or Baumé of sugar syrups. Dynatrol® Density Systems may be used to measure syrup at cutting mills and sugar refineries, as well as in evaporators and crystallization vacuum pans. These accurate and reliable measurements can be performed at process conditions.

Bulk Solids Level Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL10-DJ Level Detector complete with EC-501A control unit is used for high-, intermediate-, or low-level detection of bulk solids in bins, hoppers or silos. Within the sugar industry typical applications include:

  • Cane Juice Crystals
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Raw Cane Sugar
  • Sucralose
  • Sugar Beet Seed
  • Sugar Crystals
  • Sucrose Sugar
  • ...and more

Liquid Level Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL-10GH Liquid Level Detector complete with EC-501A-(G) control unit is used in the Sugar Industry for application to either high or low point level detection of:

  • Corn Syrup
  • Fructose Syrup
  • Invert Sugar Syrup
  • Liquid Sugar Cane
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sugar Liquor
  • Sucrose Syrup

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Pipeline

Dynatrol® Density Systems are used worldwide in pipeline applications for measurement and control of density, specific gravity, API gravity or percent concentration. Typical applications are custody transfer or interface measurement and may include crude oil, refined products or various other chemicals.

Dynatrol® Density Cells are used to measure the liquid being transported in the pipeline. The Cell’s operation is extremely accurate and dependable, requiring no pressure compensation.

Working with the Density Cell, the Dynatrol® Digital Density Converter translates the product density and temperature readings into the customers’ required units of measurement. For example, if a United States pipeline requires the American Petroleum Institute (API) scale or a Canadian Pipeline requires output in kilogram per cubic meter (kg/m 3), Dynatrol® electronics are programmed for each application’s specific measurement needs.

The Dynatrol® Systems are user-friendly. Converters come pre-programmed for simple calibration. Many Dynatrol® Density Cells have sustained accuracy in the field without need of service for over 20 years!

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Pharmaceutical

Dynatrol® instruments are used for a variety of applications in the Pharmaceutical industry including:

  • point Level Detection of capsules or powdered coatings of tablets
  • determining the Viscosity of coatings, creams and ointments
  • evaluating the Density of hydrogen peroxide, oil mixtures, and other liquids or slurries.

Bulk Solids Level Detection

The Dynatrol® CL10-DJ series of level switches are used for level detection of dry ingredients in bins, hoppers or feeders. Typical applications for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical processes include:

  • Tablets
  • Hard and Soft Gelatin Capsules
  • Powdered Materials for Coating Beads and Tablets
  • Fillers and other substances that vary widely in bulk density or particle size.

Viscosity Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL10-DV series Viscosity Meters and Series 3000 Viscosity Digital Converter are used to measure viscosity at process conditions in vessels, reactors or process piping. Typical viscosity measurement applications include:

  • Coatings
  • Creams
  • Emulsions
  • Gelatins
  • Gels
  • Lotions
  • Ointments
  • Silicon Fluids

Density Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL-10HY Density Cell and Series 2000 Digital Density Converter can be factory programmed to use temperature and density information from the CL-10HY cell to calculate specific gravity, percent solids or percent concentration at process conditions. Pharmaceutical industry applications include:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Oil Mixtures
  • Propylene Glycol-based Fluids
  • Resins
  • Liquids
  • Slurries

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