Monday, May 18, 2020

New! Qnergy Powergen Remote Power Series Providing Remote Power from 100W up to 5.6kW

QnergyQnergy is pleased to announce the release of their complete PowerGen Remote Power Series that will cover power demands from 100W up to 5.6kW.

Designed for rugged, remote, unsheltered and unattended operation, the Powergen provides continuous reliable electrical power supply to mission-critical loads. Our PowerGen can also provide 60,000 BTU/hr. for up to 1500 feet of Glycol Heat Trace loop for your heating needs.




The three new models released by Qnergy are the:
  • Model CAP3 – Compressed Air Pneumatics, we can now provide instrument air on the wellpads and compressor stations to help further reduce emissions and with M.S. Jacobs and Associates extensive lineup of pneumatic controls from Fairchild/Rotork we can also provide regulators and valves that work in conjunction with the Model CAP3 from Qnergy.
  • Model 1800 – this new model from Qnergy will provide 1800 watts of power. This model is designed for those customers where the Model 1200 is not enough power but the Model 5650 is too much power.
  • Model 600 – this new model from Qnergy will provide 600 watts of power. M.S. Jacobs and Associates along with one of our customers were chosen as one of the Beta sites when the Model 600 was first developed. The Beta site testing here in Western Pennsylvania has gone extremely well and the customer is pleased with the Model 600. The Model 600 also has the same electronics package as the other models in the Powergen Series, if you have or are considering a thermoelectric generator, we can provide you with more communication capabilities and 50 more watts of power with the Model 600.
For more information about Qnergy remote power systems in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Ohio, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Magnetrol Eclipse 700 Guided Wave Radar Transmitter

Magnetrol Eclipse® Model 700 TransmitterThe Magnetrol Eclipse® Model 700 Transmitter is a loop-powered, 24 VDC level transmitter that is based upon the proven and accepted technology of Guided Wave Radar (GWR). Encompassing a number of significant engineering accomplishments, this leading edge level transmitter is designed to provide measurement performance well beyond that of many of the more traditional technologies.

This single transmitter can be used in a wide variety of applications ranging from very light hydrocarbons to water-based media.

One universal Model 700 transmitter can be used and interchanged with several different probe types and offers enhanced reliability as it is certified for use in critical SIL 2/3 hardware safety loops.

The ECLIPSE Model 700 supports both the FDT/DTM and Enhanced DD (EDDL) standards, which allow viewing of valuable configuration and diagnostic information such as the echo curve in tools such as PACTware™, AMS Device Manager, and various HART® Field Communicators.


For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their website at https://msjacobs.com.

Friday, February 21, 2020

An Economic Remote Power System Solution Providing Unparalleled Reliability


Qnergy (pronounced "q-ner–gy") provide reliable remote power with output in the 1 to 10kW range. Their core technology is a state-of-the-art, free-piston, Stirling engine which was recently recognized by NASA as the most reliable heat engine technology ‘in history’. Qnergy remote power generation platforms are designed for high-reliability, no-maintenance, long-life missions.

Qnergy Sterling Engine
Qnergy’s free-piston, Stirling engine.
Qnergy’s engine can use any heat source, the most common being natural gas, propane and biogas. Utilizing a  200 year old technology, Qnergy is the only company that has perfected a Stirling engine based, stand-alone power generator known as the PowerGen. It was introduced in the summer of 2017 to a variety of potential customers in a pilot ‘try and buy’ program. The results were so successful, all pilot customers ended up purchasing their systems. Since then, Qnergy has developed multiple specific use products around the PowerGen including cathodic protection, freeze-off prevention, well pad automation, solar power backup, and replacing methane bleeding with compressed air. This success has allowed Qnergy to become the preferred remote power source for many Fortune 500 gas companies.

For more information about Qnergy, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit them at https://msjacobs.com.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Innovative Adapter Allows Easy, Less Costly Upgrade of Level Transmitter

Model 706 Adapter
An installed view of the Model 706 Adapter.
Magnetrol International, a global leader in level and flow measurement instrumentation, has introduced an innovative product that allows for the retrofit and upgrade to a higher level transmitter package for existing guided wave radar (GWR) level probe applications.
The new Eclipse Model 706 GWR Adapter allows users to keep existing Eclipse 705 GWR probes in place, and upgrade to the Eclipse 706 transmitter and its advanced electronics and DTM.

The ECLIPSE 705 guided wave radar transmitter, with its patented easy-access, angled enclosure has gained wide popularity and has a huge installed base around the world.

The Eclipse 706 transmitter supports both the FDT/DTM and enhanced DD standards. A DTM (Device Type Manager), similar to device drivers used in computers, provides a user-friendly graphical interface to make device configuration, maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting a breeze. The DTM allows viewing of valuable configuration and diagnostic information such as the echo curve in tools such as PACTware™, AMS Device Manager, and various HART® Field Communicators. 

Model 706 AdapterIn many cases, GWRs are installed in hard to access areas, where removing the sensing probe from
the tank or vessel is prohibitive. Additionally, or the integral electronics and cumbersome DTM of older Eclipse Model 705s is less comprehensive and less user-friendly than the newer Model 706s. 

The Model 706 Adapter allows existing Model 705 probes to be retrofitted with the Model 706 transmitter without breaking the process seal, gaining the best-in-class GWR performance that comes along with the Model 706 including the highest Signal-to-Noise (SNR) ratio in the market.  High SNR is particularly helpful in low dielectric liquids often found in refineries.

Aside from the increased performance, the technician could now use the latest Model 706 DTM for troubleshooting.  The main DTM features emphasized by users are:
  • The capability, on a single screen, to view not only the echo curve itself but also the operational conditions of the transmitter along with the configurable parameters.  You can then change parameters and refresh the curve to see immediate results without going into multiple screens.
  • Data logging capabilities where you can capture all of the data associated with the last nine events, which include configuration parameters, echo curve, echo curve history and event history.
  • The Model 706 has the capability to monitor build-up as a percent of level threshold or as a rate.  Meaning the user can potentially track the build-up percentage or rate through a HART variable to trigger a flushing process or for timely maintenance / cleaning intervals.
Benefits of the Eclipse® Model 706 GWR Adapter:
  • Backwards compatibility with existing Eclipses probes.
  • Extends the lifecycle of existing Model 705 probes.
  • The added benefit of facilitating the upgrade without opening up the process.
  • Lower cost because you are only replacing the transmitter and not the probe.
  • Compact design adds 3.15” of installation height.
  • Customers get all the features of the Model 706 Transmitter while using their existing Model 705 probes.
  • Adapters are in stock at Magnetrol
For more information, contact M.S. Jacobs and Associates. Call them at 800-348-0089 or visit their web site at https://msjacobs.com.