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WIN 2019

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36 CEMENT AMERICAS • Winter 2019 • www.cementamericas.com PRODUCTS equipped with vibrators. The unit is factory calibrated with no field calibration required and approved for Class I, Group C & D; Class II, Groups E, F & G; and Class III Services. Dynatrol, www.dynatrolusa.com Battery-Powered Laser Level Sensor The SPL-100 single point laser allows use of level sensors on silos or in remote locations where inventory monitoring has not been feasible. Powered by a Lithium battery, the SPL-100 takes interval readings from once an hour to once a day with a projected battery life of three to five years. It measures low and no-dust solids contained in bins, tanks or silos up to 98-ft. tall. The SPL-100 installs quickly through a 1.5-in. or 2-in. NPT connection. The laser utilizes an integrated wireless LoRa long-range trans- ceiver to send data to a LoRa modem. Data measurements are transmitted via cellular or Ethernet connection to the BinView web application or Binventory software for easy access from phone, tablet or desktop computer. Simple setup doesn't mean short on features. Fixed mount- ing plates are available in angles of 0, 5, 10 or 30 degrees, as well as an adjustable swivel mount that allows angle alter- ation from 0 to 45 degrees to aim the laser. The SPL-100 reports on remaining battery life to ensure users have cur- rent readings. Battery replacement is as easy as replacing a battery in a flashlight. Programmable high and low-level alerts are sent via email or text so users stay in-the-know about inventory levels. BinMaster, www.binmaster.com Plastic Refractories Increased production pressures have sparked a rise in inqui- ries regarding rapid dry-out materials. Often, the inquirer wants to use a rapid-fire material to reduce the downtime of their furnace equipment. However, businesses looking for a good balance of refractory properties should consider plastic refractories. They are proven performers and may provide a better cost solution. Plibrico's line of plastic refractories and Exo-Set products, by comparison, might be the choice to make. While the project manager must determine the cost comparison between installing a reduced dry-out material versus a plastic material, often the plastic refractory remains a solid choice. It gives a balance of good properties along with the benefit of reduced dry-out times. The result is the best of all worlds. Plastic refractories are useful in many applications, includ- ing repairs. They install easily, and Phos-bonded plastics bond well to existing refractory. They have good thermal shock resistance and can be fired immediately at a rate of 100 degrees F per hour. Plibrico's Exo-Set Uno gun mixes offer material higher placement rates, no curing time required, and a 50 degree per hour ramp up to 1,000 F. These rates are comparable to most reduced dry-out castables. Other advantages over fast dry-out alternatives include: • No cure time vs. reduced cure time. • 95+ percent of water is removed by 212 degrees F. • Higher permeability, which allows for better pressure release during de-watering. • Higher porosity – thermal shock resistance. • Low conductivity. • Good abrasion resistance. In the end, Plibrico plastic refractories and Exo-Set products emerge as a clear solution due to their properties, refracto- ry contractor product familiarity, and ease of installation. Plibrico Co. LLC, www.plibrico.com

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