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Volume 12, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)

Working Together To Keep Business Thriving

We are all experiencing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While this is a rapidly-evolving situation, NOSHOK’s top priority is keeping our employees, customers, partners, and communities healthy and safe.

Recently Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a stay at home order for our state, and mandated all non-essential businesses to close their physical locations as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Because of the critical role that NOSHOK’s pressure, level and temperature measurement solutions provide to all of the industries listed in the Ohio Director of Health's orders, NOSHOK will remain operational to support the critical infrastructure.

We have implemented several changes to maintain the health and safety of NOSHOK employees and our community. 70% of our workforce are now operating remotely to actively comply with social distancing. The remaining 30% of our on-site workforce stands ready to build and ship customers' orders and perform daily deep cleaning procedures in our facility.

In addition, NOSHOK's business hours will be adjusted to 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday from 04/02/20 through 05/01/20.

While we are instituting these temporary changes to do our part in stopping the spread, we are still operating at full capacity and do not foresee any interruptions in regular business at this time.

NOSHOK is proud to be able to continue serving our customers during this challenging time. We wish you good health, and as always, thank you for your support. Let's work together to stay healthy, and keep our businesses and partnerships thriving!


NOSHOK Introduces Product Management Team

NOSHOK is proud to introduce its Product Management team:

  • Jeff Dillen, Instrument Product Manager
  • Rob Kress, Technical Product Manager

NOSHOK’s Product Managers collaborate to develop operating plans and growth objectives, with Jeff coordinating the business surrounding product strategy, and Rob focused on the technical aspect of product solutions.

Jeff has been a key member of the NOSHOK team for over 15 years, with extensive experience including customer support, application support, product training and regional sales management.

As Instrument Product Manager, Jeff’s responsibilities include defining market needs and opportunities, analyzing competitive conditions, and strategizing product and/or product line solutions to meet changing customer demands. 

Rob brings 28 years of in-depth experience in automation engineering, specializing in process instrumentation, valves and actuators, along with sensor engineering with a focus on pressure and temperature measurement technologies.

In his role as Technical Product Manager, Rob applies his extensive technical expertise to optimize solutions for our customers’ most challenging applications. Working closely with our engineering and sales teams, Rob is instrumental in developing customer-focused application solutions at the leading edge of innovation.

NOSHOK’s Product Management team is committed to maintaining customer focus, driving product vision, and ensuring that NOSHOK continues to provide valuable Measurement Solutions to our customers now and in the future.


Product Focus


Intelligent Silo &Tank Level Sanitary Pressure Transmitters

20 Series Intelligent Silo and Tank Level TransmitterNOSHOK 20 Series Sanitary Pressure Transmitters are designed for silo and tank level applications in the food & beverage and dairy industries.

They feature a superior design that positions the pressure and temperature sensors directly behind the diaphragm, which decreases fill fluid and allows the use of a smaller diaphragm. This provides active temperature compensation at the point of measurement to minimize temperature and position error.

Turndown ratios up to 10:1 allow greater rangeability, reducing inventory requirements. Accuracies are based on percent of adjusted span, not full scale range.

Constructed of polished Stainless Steel, NOSHOK's new intelligent transmitters feature programming via a standard onboard display with no pressure source required, and are also available with Hart® protocol. These transmitters have a 360° rotatable display for flexibility and readability in multiple mounting positions.

NOSHOK 20 Series Transmitters meet 3A requirements.  More information

RFQ - 20 Series

Sanitary, Clamped-Style, ASME-BPE, Non-Replaceable Diaphragm Seals

NOSHOK's Type 12 Sanitary Diaphragm Seals are ideal for applications including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture, water and wastewater, industrial automation, marine, pulp and paper, and other sanitary markets.

These seals feature a flush mount diaphragm and all welded construction, and can be used for remote mounting of pressure instrument(s) with the use of a capillary. NOSHOK Type 12 Seals feature wetted parts and an all welded housing which are constructed of 316 Stainless Steel for strength and durability, and can accommodate process connection pipes from 1-1/2" through 3" sizes.

A clamped connection allows ease of installation and removal of the seal for maintenance and cleaning.

Capillaries and cooling elements are available for elevated process temperatures.  More information

RFQ - Sanitary Diaphragm Seals


Application Insight


Pressure & Temperature Transmitter Requirements For The Food, Beverage, Dairy And Pharmaceutical Industries

Specialized, highly accurate pressure and temperature transmitters are crucial for piping, filters and tanks in the food, beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries. Food and beverages must be produced and stored at very specific temperatures to maintain their quality and safety, so the hygienic design of food and beverage plant components that come in contact with products is essential for avoiding contamination.

Measuring instruments used in these applications must meet specific requirements, including construction material, surface quality, shock resistance and connection type.

These markets also require sensors that can withstand the rigors of clean in place (CIP) and sterilize in place (SIP) cleaning, provide rapid temperature recovery, digital outputs and utilize specific wetted part materials depending on the media being measured. CIP cleaning is used to clean the interior surfaces of kettles, pipelines and tanks of liquid and semi-liquid food and beverage processing equipment.

Most sensors in these industries utilize a flexible diaphragm as the pressure sensing element. Flush mounted pressure transmitters have no cavities and are easy to clean.

A transmitter’s wetted parts are those which come into contact with the medium being measured. The wetted parts must have smooth edges and clean welding with no small spaces where media can collect and rot. Generally, wetted parts for these sensors are constructed from 316 Stainless Steel to prevent media from sticking.

Transmitters for these industries that are designed with the pressure and temperature sensors mounted directly behind the diaphragm have distinct advantages. This design decreases fill fluid and allows the use of a smaller diaphragm to provide active temperature compensation at the point of measurement - minimizing temperature & position error.

In addition, transmitters with high turndown ratios allow greater rangeability, reducing required inventory.

Pressure flow through the process pipelines must be monitored to detect blockages in the pipes. During transportation, food and beverage products need to be contained under certain specified conditions.

Accurate control and pressure / temperature measurement of the entire process from manufacture to delivery is therefore crucial. Low temperatures could compromise hygiene and product safety, and high temperatures result in wasted energy and higher costs.

Typical Food Sensor Applications include:

Ultra Heat Treated (UHT) Milk – Billions of tons of milk are used in the production of a wide variety of products annually, including yogurt, butter, cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese etc. While the production process for each of these foods varies, they all include multiple stages of heating and cooling the milk. Maintaining consistent milk temperature throughout this process is critical to producing a high quality and safe product.

Tank Level (Storage) – Food and beverage products are stored in holding tanks during production. Accurate pressure and temperature measurement of storage vessels provides a record of on-hand inventory.

Specialty Baking – Continuous control of temperature in the very large ovens used in industrial bakeries is key to producing high-quality taste and product appearance. To achieve this, these ovens incorporate transmitters in multiple locations.

Additional Applications:

  • Storage Vessels – Pumps And Valves
  • Food Processing Monitoring Systems, Alarms And Alerts
  • Water Purification
  • Liquid Level Sensing For Industrial Food Processing Operations
  • Cryogenic Fast Freeze Technologies
  • Food Test Laboratories
  • Liquid Gas Storage
  • Transport
  • Liquid Dispensing
  • Solvent And Chemical Control
  • Balance Tanks
  • Silos
  • Surge Tanks
  • Batching Or Mixing Processes
  • Flavor Systems
  • Pasteurization
  • Emulsifying
  • Filling Machines
  • Meat Processing
  • Homogenization

NOSHOK Has Acquired KING-GAGE

NOSHOK, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of KING-GAGE and KING Filters. This acquisition supports the strategic expansion of NOSHOK’s Level Measurement Solutions portfolio and strengthens NOSHOK’s presence in the food, beverage, dairy and marine markets. The brand will be renamed KING-GAGE, A NOSHOK Company.

KING-GAGE., an established and respected global supplier to the food & beverage industry for over 80 years, specializes in the design and manufacture of liquid level tank gauging equipment and compressed air filtration components. KING-GAGE products also address the chemical, industrial, offshore, marine and water/wastewater markets.

Please take a moment to visit the KING-GAGE website at king-gage.com to view the full product offering. A link to this website is also featured on NOSHOK’s website www.noshok.com.

“We view the addition of KING-GAGE products to our portfolio as a seamless extension to our current Measurement Solutions offering,” said Jeff Scott, President of NOSHOK, Inc. “With NOSHOK’s strong sales, marketing, engineering and product development resources, and world-class customer support now powering the KING-GAGE brand, we look forward to continued growth and expansion in the food, beverage, dairy and marine markets.”


NOSHOK's Award-Winning New Website

   

We are proud to announce that our recently redesigned website www.noshok.com has won the 2020 IMA Award for Best In Class in the Manufacturing Category. The site features a clean, streamlined design structured for intuitive navigation to essential information, including product specifications, part number construction, ordering information, technical manuals, data sheets, and product-specific accessories and options. The site is also designed for responsiveness on all smart devices.

Application insight articles and application brochures are featured on product pages to focus on NOSHOK Measurement Solutions in a variety of industries and applications.

The website also includes downloadable catalog and flyer PDFs, news & events, Find a Regional Sales Manager interactive map, company policies, compliances and certifications, and helpful reference tools and FAQs.


Tech Tip


Q: When and where should you use PTCFE (Neoflon®), PEEK (Keytron®) and Delrin®?

A: The choice between soft seat plastics, like o-ring elastomers, is application specific...Each plastic has its particular strengths depending on its wear resistance, chemical compatibility and heat resistance. Delrin® is a mid-range material with a superior wear resistance and a moderate heat and chemical resistance. PTCFE and PEEK are further up the pyramid, but each increase In the range of properties has a price tag that follows.

See more NOSHOK Tech Tips


Customer Connection


Great Odds To Win $100

Now is a great time to win some extra money, and help us provide you with even higher levels of service and support!

Simply send us a brief description of how NOSHOK products provided a solution in your application, and/or how a NOSHOK representative helped you with a challenge. Send videos or photos of our products in your application as well. It will only take you a few minutes and you could win $100!

Please e-mail your testimonial and video/photo(s) to Sheryl Pritt's email, and include your name, title and company name.

Your e-mail indicates your consent to have your feedback, testimonial, photos, and/or video featured in any NOSHOK printed or online marketing materials including our website and social media. You can also choose for us to share your testimonial anonymously, if you’d rather not have your company or personal name published. If this is the case, please indicate your preference in your e-mail submission. 

Everyone who sends us their feedback / testimonial will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 VISA Gift Card. Submissions must be emailed by April 15th, 2020. The drawing for the VISA Gift Card will be held on April 17th, 2020, and the winner will be notified via email.