Applications

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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Liquids and Slurries

A unique vibrating principle permits design and operation features not available with other types of liquid level detectors. This detector may be mounted on a vessel or in piping, and easily detects the level of a wide range of liquids and slurries. Many excellent applications are found in the chemical, food and petrochemical industries.

The Dynatrol® Type CL-10GH Liquid Level Detector is a dynamic type level switch for application to either high or low point level detection of liquids and slurries. A unique vibrating principle permits design and operation features not available with other types of liquid level detectors. This detector may be mounted on a vessel or in piping, and easily detects the level of a wide range of liquids and slurries. Many excellent applications are found in the chemical, food and petrochemical industries.

  • Acrylic polymer
  • Adhesives
  • Aluminum distearate
  • Asphalt
  • Asphalt oil, heat transfer fluid
  • Benzene .87 sg
  • Brine
  • Butadiene
  • Caprolactam
  • Carbon/water slurry
  • Catalyst slurry, ester
  • Caustic resins
  • Ceramic fiber slurry, gas logs
  • Chemical slurry
  • Chopped green chiles
  • Coffee slurry
  • Condensate
  • Coolant
  • Cooling tower
  • Crude oil, salt water
  • Diesel
  • Diesel, gasoline, MTBE
  • Distillate oil
  • Edible oil, or water
  • Fatty acids, fluids
  • Fatty alcohol, water
  • Fish protein slurry
  • Fuel oil
  • Gas cooler
  • Glue, water
  • Glycol, polymer processing
  • Ground water
  • Hazardous waste
  • Heavy oil
  • Hexane, gasoline
  • HTSA
  • Hydraulic fluids
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Hydrogen recycle
  • Fatty alcohol/water
  • Ice cream mix
  • Invert sugar
  • Jet fuel
  • Lecithin
  • Lime slurry
  • Liquid aspirin
  • Liquid feed (like chocolate)
  • Liquid fertilizer
  • Liquid hydrocarbons
  • Liquid polyester resin
  • Liquid tallow
  • Light hydrocarbons
  • Lube oil, hydrogen
  • Magnetite iron oxide slurry, foam
  • Malic acid
  • Meat digest slurry
  • Melted HTSA
  • Methyl esters
  • Methyl mercaptan
  • Oil
  • Oil, water
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Petroleum #6
  • Phenolic resin
  • Polyester resin
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polymer
  • Process water
  • Recycle mineral spirits, thinner
  • Resin tank
  • Sealant
  • Soap
  • Soybean oil
  • Suet for wild bird feed
  • Sugar liquor
  • Sulfolene
  • Sulfuric
  • Triethyl phosphate/phosphoric acid
  • Vegetable oil
  • Waste oil, oil sludge
  • Wastewater
  • Wax, water

LOW DENSITY APPLICATIONS

  • Butane
  • Low gravity oils
  • Liquid ethane
  • Propane (.53)

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Pet Food

The Dynatrol® Series CL-10DJ Level Switches for point level detection of dry pet food are often used by pet food manufacturers to start augers, sound alarms, or signal operators regarding the status of pet food in bins, silos, mixer and pelletizers.

The Dynatrol® CL-10DJ series of level detectors are used for point level detection of dry pet food applications.

  • Rice
  • Seasonings
  • Flour
  • Natural Vegetable Powder
  • Salt
  • Dry Milk Powder
  • Spices
  • Minerals
  • and more...

There are many pet food manufacturers both in the United States and abroad that depend on our level switch systems to start augers, sound alarms, or signal operators about the status of pet food in bins, silos, mixer and pelletizers.

The Dynatrol® CL10-DJ level probes are made from high strength stainless steel and provide successful operation with consistent results.

Let Dynatrol® help you with all your bulk solid level detection needs.

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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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Brewing

Dynatrol® Level Switches can be inserted into the storage tank or vessel at the point where the reading needs to be taken. Dynatrol® Density Systems are used in the brewing industry to measure various media.

Bulk Solids Level Detection

The CL10-DJ series of level switches are used for high, intermediate or low level detection of bulk solids like:

  • barley
  • grain storage for the beer brewing process
  • hops
  • malt

Density Measurement

The Dynatrol® CL-10HY Density Cell and Series 2000 Digital Density Converter combination is used to measure the density of beer and corn mash. The alcohol content and point in the fermentation process can be determined by the density measurement.

The Dynatrol® Density System has two analog outputs, one for density and one for temperature and is used for measuring:

  • corn beer and mash in distilleries for whiskey
  • ethanol when used as a gasoline additive

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