Tank Level Measurements

June 8, 2021 | Product News

Tank level measurements can be made in 50 different ways, which means our customers have a variety of options for their specific needs. In this application, the customer used a D/P cell “spud” type tri-clamp connection, which is easily removed for sanitary applications.

The large diaphragm of the seal converts the pressure from the fluid onto the pressure sensor in the transmitter housing. This pressure can be converted to level based on the density of the liquid.

The advantage of this method is that it is tried and tested for nearly every liquid level application and that you can get very close to the tank bottom to determine empty vessel conditions. 

Because the customer is using an IGP10S transmitter w/ 11 different preprogrammed calibration curves, the transmitter is very accurate both at the high and low end of the tank. 

Interested in this method? Contact one of our engineers here!

Rugged & Portable Vibration Data Acquisition Solution

June 7, 2021 | Product News

Vibration monitoring and analysis platforms manufactured by Alta Solutions have been rebranded and sold for years by familiar industry trade names. Now the industry’s best kept secret is available directly from the source.

The best rugged and portable vibration data acquisition solution is now available through Neal Systems. 

The AS-1250FE offers a rugged semi-permanent vibration data acquisition solution for assets that need extra attention. Combine this with AS-410 Vibration Analyzer software and the AS-5050 Ruggedized Enclosure for an advanced monitoring package that can be transported from asset to asset as needed.

Lets’ start the conversation about how NSI and Alta Solutions can help your facility meet its maintenance objectives for predictive and condition-based monitoring.

Digital Proximity System (DPS)

June 2, 2021 | Product News

If you have a rotary machine that utilizes lube-oil rather than ball-bearings, you probably are used to using proximity probes to determine various properties of the shaft and its rotation.  For the past 40 years, almost all of the electronics drivers for the proximity / cable probe combination have been ANALOG – custom built for the specific probe type and cable length, and custom calibrated for the type of material of the rotor. 

 Metrix Vibration, who designed the first 4-20 mA vibration transmitter, now also has the first DIGITAL proximity system (DPS – either a driver or transmitter).  One DPS can be programmed on-site for axial, radial, or thrust, with almost any type of probe, any length of cable, any type of material, and the be precision calibrated to give you the most accurate measurement possible. 

Here’s a great animation showing the power of the DPS for an external mounting on a large machine case.


Cloud-Based Dashboard

May 24, 2021 | Company News

If you have remote assets (pumps, compressors, or wells) and need to monitor level, pressure, temperature, vibration, or other critical process values, NSI has 20 years of experience helping you access and visualize this data.  From autodialers to land-line modems to now cellular-based cloud data visualization, the options to easily see, store, and report this data has never been less expensive to put in place.  We can even help you take the cloud data and feed it into your existing SCADA system.    

Here’s a great visual example of a water treatment plant that we just helped spot a low pressure event at one of their remote wells.  The picture shows the cloud dashboard designed for the customer that is securely accessible from any mobile device or computer.     

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