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Unlocking Precise Dew Point Measurement with the Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter

October 30, 2023 | Product News


In various industries, the need for quick and accurate dew point measurements is undeniable. Whether you’re involved in natural gas processing, the petrochemical industry, HVAC systems, power generation, pharmaceuticals, or food processing, having a reliable instrument for spot-checking moisture in gases and liquids is crucial. That’s where the COSA XENTAUR™ Portable XPDM™ Dew Point Meter steps in, providing a portable and easy-to-use solution for accurate dew point measurements.

The Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter is a versatile tool with a wide range of applications. Here are some of the key industries that benefit from its capabilities:

Natural Gas Processing: Measure moisture content in natural gas pipelines, storage tanks, and processing facilities to ensure safety and efficiency in the natural gas system.

Petrochemical Industry: Use the XPDM to measure moisture content in various gases and liquids, including propane, butane, and other hydrocarbons.

HVAC Systems: Measure moisture content in HVAC systems to optimize performance and prevent issues caused by excess moisture, such as mold growth.

Power Generation: Ensure the efficiency and safety of power generation processes by measuring moisture content in steam and other gases in power plants.

Pharmaceutical Industry: Maintain the quality and stability of drugs and other products by measuring moisture content in the pharmaceutical industry.

Food Processing: Ensure the quality and safety of various food products by measuring their moisture content.



The Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter comes packed with a range of features to meet your moisture measurement needs:

High Accuracy: Provides highly accurate dew point temperature measurements with an impressive accuracy of up to ±0.2°C.

Wide Measuring Range: Measures dew point temperatures from as low as -110°C to as high as 20°C, suitable for a wide array of applications.

Fast Response Time: Offers real-time measurements with a response time of less than 5 minutes, allowing for swift assessments.

User-Friendly: Designed for ease of use with a clear and intuitive display and simple one-button operation.

Portable: Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to carry and use in the field.

Versatile: Capable of measuring the moisture content of various gases and liquids, including natural gas, compressed air, hydrogen, nitrogen, and more.

Data Logging: Store up to 10,000 measurement data points, which can be easily downloaded and analyzed later using the included software.

Durability: Built to withstand harsh industrial environments and boasts a long battery life.

Spancheck™ – Ensuring Calibration in the Field

One unique feature of the Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter is the Spancheck™ function, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the instrument’s accuracy over time. Spancheck allows users to check the calibration of the instrument right in the field, which offers several benefits:

Ensures Accuracy: Quickly and easily check the accuracy of the instrument on-site, ensuring reliable measurements without additional equipment or specialized skills.

Saves Time and Money: Eliminates the need to send the instrument for periodic calibration checks, reducing downtime and saving costs.

Increases Productivity: Verify the calibration on-site, enhancing productivity and efficiency in your operations.

Reduces Risk: Reduces the risk of inaccurate measurements, which can lead to costly errors or safety hazards in various applications.



The Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter comes with a range of benefits, including:

HTF™ Sensor Technology: Ensures extremely fast response times.

Portable Measurements: Easy-to-carry and use in various applications.

Sensor Technology: Reliable and accurate measurements.

Single Point Calibration: Simplifies the calibration process.

Six Different Engineering Units: Offers flexibility in measurement.

Spancheck™ in the Field: Ensures ongoing accuracy.

Special Long-Life Battery: Provides up to 100 hours of continuous monitoring.

Carrying Case Available: An optional accessory for added convenience.


The versatility of the Portable XPDM Dew Point Meter extends to various applications, including:

  • Cryogenic Gas Producers
  • Custody Transfer
  • Electrical Insulating Gases
  • Feedstock Gases
  • Gas Cylinders and Air Separation Plants
  • Instrument Air
  • Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Petrochemical
  • SF6 Moisture Measurements
  • Shipboard LNG and Aviation Oxygen
  • Specialty Gas Producers

The COSA XENTAUR™ Portable XPDM™ Dew Point Meter is a game-changer for industries that require accurate dew point measurements. With its high accuracy, wide measuring range, fast response time, and user-friendly design, it’s a reliable tool for on-site moisture content assessment. Additionally, the Spancheck™ feature ensures ongoing calibration accuracy in the field, saving time and money. In a wide range of applications, this portable dew point meter proves to be an indispensable asset for optimizing processes, ensuring safety, and maintaining product quality.


Neal Systems Now Providing Enhanced Visualization within your Industrial Process Tanks or Furnaces in Western PA and WV

September 18, 2023 | Company NewsProduct News

Neal Systems’ newest team members Jordan Baum and Justin Bendik are excited to be able to provide the amazing product line of Canty to their oil & gas, metals, pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage customers. 

JM Canty decided to extend NSI’s coverage to include the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia territories. 

If you have industrial process tanks, Canty provides four main ways to help visualize your application:

  • Unbreakable Sight Glasses (no more cracked glass)
  • Zero-heat, hazardous-area-approved LED Lighting
  • Visual Analyzers, including high-temp, for detecting color change, level, product position, oil-in-water, cell efficacy, plus many other visual detection solutions
  • Particle Size Analyzers

If you’ve got a process tank or furnace application that needs enhanced visualization for your operators to help improve quality control – JM Canty has a solution to help!


Neal Systems Expands Wireless Capabilities to Include Dual Radio Uplinks

September 6, 2023 | Company NewsProduct News

For 20+ years, Neal Systems has been helping companies navigate the challenges of industrial wireless solutions, with our specialties being licensed/unlicensed spread spectrum as well as cellular modem solutions. 

Thanks to extensive training from MDS platform by GE Vernova, we can now add a new unique platform combining both of those capabilities – the GE MDS Orbit MCR (Multiservice-Connect Router).  This wireless radio provides an industry-unique advantage of dual radio uplinks which help minimize network downtime with capabilities such as signal-quality-based smart auto-failover and other redundancy features.  In addition, customer hybrid communications networks are supported with popular use cases such as licensed narrowband and LTE connectivity in one solution.

MDS Orbit

In addition, the MDS Orbit offers secure industrial-grade public and private LTE in various spectrums, including the following options:

  • Anterix Active™ and FCC certified for use on Anterix 900 MHz operated private LTE spectrum 
  • FCC authorized for operation in 3.5 GHz Band 48 CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service).
  • FirstNet Ready™ and available for use on FirstNet®, delivering the security and reliability needed by first responders and utilities 

Neal Systems recently received training on deploying this unique platform for any company that needs an industrial wireless solution with additional redundancy failover – with an extensive engineering team of MDS engineers standing behind us to help make sure you get an industrial wireless solution with maximized uptime that you can trust.


New Release: RemoteConnect 3.0.2 for SCADAPack x70 RTUs

July 17, 2023 | Product News

New Release: RemoteConnect 3.0.2 for SCADAPack x70 RTUs

We are excited to share the release of RemoteConnect 3.0.2 for SCADAPack x70 RTUs.  As always, SCADAPack programming software is a FREE download for all users.

RemoteConnect is a single software tool for users to monitor, configure, program, and commission SCADAPack™ Smart RTUs including the 470i, 474i, 470, 474, and 57x. RemoteConnect is used with EcoStruxure™ Control Expert, an easy-to-use and powerful IEC 61131-3 logic editor, also used by Modicon™ PLCs. RemoteConnect R3.0.2 adds support for:• The new SCADAPack 470i and 474i (47xi) Remote Smart RTUs and Controllers with Integrated Edge Platform• DNP3 Octet String (g110) and Double-bit binary (g3) inputs with Double-bit binary input (g4) events• Maximum Event Storage of up to 100,000 DNP3 or IEC 60870-5-104 events• Windows 11 Professional (64-bit) In addition, the operation time performance for projects with a large number of DDT variables has been substantially improved. Key benefits include:• With SCADAPack 47xi use protocols such as MQTT, Sparkplug, OPC UA, SNMP, and REST API employing tools such as Node-RED®• Employ standard DNP3 telemetry protocol with integrated security features to help secure communications• Reduce RTU management costs associated with maintaining multiple applications and multi-file configurations• Leverage expertise across SCADAPack x70 and Modicon PLC projects by sharing and re-using IEC 61131-3 code and libraries• Transfer legacy SCADAPack C/C++ application code by using SCADAPack 47xi SDK• Store up to 250 million events on the RTU for analysis and review data using integrated graphic tool

Product Spotlight: DRAEGER REGARD 7000F

May 22, 2023 | Product News


A brief history is in order due to the highly innovative concept and design of the REGARD® 7000F, and its truly disruptive technology. Traditional fire panels from even before the 2000’s were large red cabinets designed to NFPA 72 standards. These analog fire panels independently monitored smoke, heat, call points and suppression systems. PLC-based Process Safety Systems functioned to connect Process Automation (DCS) systems with ESD/ESS (Emergency Shutdown) systems.

But communication between the three types of systems was often complicated by protocol conversions, limited to analog inputs from the fire panel, and/or requiring custom software links in order for the customer to perform the necessary emergency responses to alarms on their facilities. Simpler, more integrated systems were direly needed to reduce cost and increase reliability, resulting in smooth interconnectivity for fire panel, SIS/ESD and DCS systems. The first edition of UL 864 was released in October, 1948 with the most recent “10th Edition” released in May, 2020.

Over the last decade the market was demanding an even more simple and reliable controller that could reduce the complexity and cost of the PLCs being used to monitor both NFPA 72 Fire panels and Safety Instrumented Systems without requiring a PLC. Programming PLCs in the field was just too expensive and time consuming. This is where the REGARD® 7000F comes in. It is a simple, menu-driven logic controller for both fire (NFPA 72) and safety (SIS/ESD) systems.

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Here are some key benefits of the REGARD® 7000F system, and why it is a disruptive technology (significant changes to the industry in terms of cost savings and operational excellence):

  • A fully integrated, single platform, NFPA 72-compliant F&G Combination System that will now be UL 864 approved
  • One integrated Masterless system – not an Analogue fire panel and PLC in an enclosure
  • One platform for Process Safety System, Fire Systems and Gas Detection Controllers throughout the facility reduces training requirements & spare parts inventory
  • ONLY Integrated F&G system of any kind with Certified Process Safety System SIL 2c3 capability – without the need for on-site software engineering support
  • Enables optimized hazard mitigation without the requirement for multiple Fire Panels

This solution will offer end users significant cost savings in a smaller footprint with a less complex, highly reliable (e.g. SIL 2c3) system.


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