Conquering the Challenges of Metering Concentrated Chemicals

Why metering highly concentrated chemicals are being used more frequently?

Various industries are seeing a dramatic increase in their use of high-concentration chemicals for countless different applications. For example, Pesticide & mosquito sprayers have found that the cost of transporting and storing large amounts of dilute malathion is significantly higher than shipping small concentrated volumes and diluting them on-site. The same is true for sodium hypochlorite, a disinfectant chemical used for water treatment, and industrial cleaning chemicals like the ones used in automatic car wash equipment. In most cases, users of dilute chemicals find that they are basically paying to ship and store large drums of chemicals that consist mostly of water.

The power generation industry also utilizes low-flow process metering of concentrated chemicals for many different applications, such as metering bromine into cooling towers for algae control, injecting hydrazine into boiler feed-lines for corrosion management, and more recently, a number of fuel cell fluidic applications.

However, metering chemicals at high concentrations comes with many challenges. As the concentration increases, the chemical feed rates must significantly decrease. At these low flows, the metering precision and long-term accuracy become more difficult to achieve. High-concentration chemicals typically have intensified corrosive properties to contend with as well.

The CeramPump® from Fluid Metering, Inc. having chemically inert, sapphire-hard ceramic internals can accommodate all of these application challenges. The valveless design, having only one moving part made of sapphire-hard ceramics, will maintain drift-free accuracy of better than 1% for millions of maintenance-free cycles, without the need for recalibration. These features make the CeramPump® ideal for low and micro-volume process applications. In addition, long-term drift-free accuracy makes the CeramPump® metering pumps especially suited for low flow process metering of concentrated chemicals applications. These chemical metering pumps are available in a variety of configurations ranging from simple lab pumps to complete programmable metering and dispensing systems, as well as many compact OEM designs for medical, analytical, and process instrumentation. Click on the video below to see how our pump works.

 

For assistance with a specific application use our “Live Help” at http://fluidmetering.com for a direct connection to Fluid Metering’s application experts, or use our secure Application Request Form to provide us with details of your project. One of our specialists will contact you to target a solution.

Precision Dispensing at IFT 14 Annual Meeting & Food Expo New Orleans June 22-24, 2014.

For the food industry, The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo brings together professionals involved in both the science and the business of food. And this year, FMI is excited to be showcasing our products at the show. Attendees can find us at booth 4757, Fluid metering will be showcasing the PDS-100 Programmable Dispensing System, ideal for Dispensing Vitamins, Colors, Flavors, Fragrances, Preservatives, Enzymes, Candy Polishing, Aseptic PKG., Agri-Chem, CIP Chemicals, and much more…

The PDS100 system features our patented CeramPump valveless fluid technology and is available in single and dual pump head configurations. It is capable of dispensing or pumping fluids ranging from 2.5 uL per dispense or 8 uL/min continuous and up to 1536 mL/min into pressures ranging from 10 psi to 100 psi.

To make an appointment to see Fluid Metering application spetialist at IFT 2014, send an email to Herb.Werner@fmipump.com 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for information about IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo and visit our website at http://www.fluidmetering.com to see all the trade shows we’ll be attending this year. To learn more about our metering pumps, including the PDS-100 you can use our live chat feature to speak with an application specialist.

4 Useful tips to help you make the most out of your MD&M East 2014 Show visit

ImageThis year, Fluid Metering, Inc. (FMI) celebrates its 55th year exhibiting at key industry trade exhibitions worldwide. This week FMI will participate in the MD&M East Exhibition, acclaimed to be the largest Medical Technology conference on the East Coast, which takes place June 10-12 in at the Javits Center in New York City. In Booth #765, FMI’s veteran application specialists will accompany their eye-catching, interactive display of valveless metering pumps and dispensers, welcoming visitors with product demonstrations as well as offering solutions to new applications. We at FMI would like to share a few basic tips to help potential visitors get the most from attending a trade show. Having a strategy and knowing what you would like to accomplish before, during, and after the show will help maximize efficiency, save time, and help you achieve your goals. Consider the following helpful planning tips:

  1. Skip the lines with pre-registration
    The MD&M East shows provide multiple ways to pre-register. This will allow you to bypass the badging process and head straight through the doors with little wait. For pre-registration and free hall admission (a $95 value register) online at MDMeast.com using Fluid Metering’s source code: BZ. You will also be first in line for the latest show news, offers and benefits via e-alerts. You will invariably receive full show previews in advance plus invitations to networking events and details of special show promotions
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  2. ImageUse Event Apps for Effective Planning
    While digital editions are a common format for producing show guides and show dailies, event apps are becoming another popular platform to increase your trade show productivity. Here are our favorites:
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    • ImageThe MD&M East online Event Planner and Mobile App
      Create a personalized agenda of people you want to meet, presentations you don’t want to miss and more – all from your desktop. Then, download the companion mobile app to your smartphone so you can have your plan in hand.
      With this app you can connect with other attendees and find the suppliers you are looking for. You can even search by keywords, areas of interest, or company name and send them a message or request a meeting at the event. Additionally, you can search exhibitor listings, get full event schedule, floorplan maps,speaker listings and a lot more…since the Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby of the conference center, these tools get very handy.
    • CardMunch— is a free iPhone app that turns business cards into contacts by transferring contact information to your phone.
    • EverNote— We’ve all done it – returned from an exhibition with a pocket full of business cards, and literature, which never see the light of day again. Never again will you collect a bunch of paper at trade shows just to remember the product offering. Take pictures, make notes and be organized after the show ends with EverNote: an app that turns your iPhone into an organizer. A few quick photos, and not only do you have faces to relate to later, but the booth, logos, products and the text of the brochures ready to use for follow up.
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  3. Look for exhibitors with ISO certification. 
    Do your own research before an event so you are well prepared for your meetings. For example look for companies with ISO 9001:2008, as ISO certifications meet international medical device manufacturing standards and are capable of fulfilling your orders in a streamlined, timely fashion.
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  4. ImageSpeak with experts in the booth One of the great assets of the exhibition medium is that we come face to face with concepts and ideas which we have either never considered or have dismissed. It’s vital that you focus on meeting the most useful people for your application or project. At Fluid Metering,experienced application specialists are always on hand to demonstrate products, review your specific requirements, and recommend the best FMI solution for you. After over 55 years of providing dispensing and metering solutions, FMI has acquired hundreds of applications in its comprehensive, searchable database. We can search by fluid, application specs, industry, etc. and most likely be able to tell you when, how, and what pump was used to do it before.

About Fluid Metering – FMI pioneered the first patented valveless rotating and reciprocating piston metering pump concept. Our dispensers and metering pumps are the industry standard for high degree of accuracy, precision and durability. Fluid Metering pumps are utilized in a broad range of Medical, Laboratory, Analytical, Industrial Process, Environmental and OEM applications requiring precision fluid control.

To learn more about how Fluid Metering’s valveless pump can help you, visit booth #765 at the Javits Center We look forward to seeing everyone this week at the MD&M East 2014 Show or visit our website to live chat with an FMI application specialist.