Okazaki Launches Multipoint Temperature Assemblies

Okazaki Manufacturing has launched the Aeroradial range of multipoint temperature assemblies for all types of process applications. These applications include crude-oil storage tanks, hydrocarbon cracking units, chemical reactors and desulphurisation catalyst bed reactors. Most catalyst bed reactors operate at very high pressures and temperatures, making the vapour generated potentially very dangerous. The design of the reactor and multipoint temperature assemblies are therefore critical to safe plant operation.

The reactors are between 3m and 6m in diameter, and are between 10m and 40m high. For optimal process operation, the temperature needs to be controlled and monitored accurately and quickly, as well as three-dimensionally at multiple preset levels within the reactor catalyst filling. It is therefore preferable to have a minimum number of entry nozzles, or to utilise existing nozzles when upgrading. For chemical reactors and desulphurisation catalyst bed reactors, Okazaki Manufacturing's Aeroradial range of multipoint temperature assemblies is said to be ideal.

This assembly offers the maximum number of temperature measurement points through a single process connection or entry nozzle. Okazaki Manufacturing utilises its own Aeropak mineral insulated cables, providing single-tip measurement or multiple sensing points within a single stem. This enables full, three-dimensional temperature profiling, which ensures safe control of the process with a fast thermal response. Assemblies can be positioned through the side, top or bottom of the reactor vessel, with adjustable spacers for catalyst tubes or with an optional mounting system for fitting to the reactor.

To ensure the pressure seal is maintained on the assembly, Okazaki Manufacturing uses a special welding technique known as 'orbital seal welding'. Here, the sensors are welded into custom-designed pressure containment chambers. These chambers can be fitted with pressure gauges or transmitters, which indicate any safety problems such as a primary seal failure. Most of the units Okazaki Manufacturing supplies are in stainless steel, but it also offers assemblies in exotic materials such as Alloy 600, 625, 825 or Hastelloy X. Some of the company's designs are fitted with smaller-diameter sensors or a tin-walled guide tube and machined tips, to enable the sensor to be replaced while the process is still running, minimising production downtime for the customer.

It also offers full site supervision of the installation if the customer requires it. Okazaki multipoint temperature sensors and termination glands are fully certified as a combined pair to Exde IIC T6 standards, for termination into a suitable enclosure, which can be mounted directly on top of the assembly or remotely at a more suitable attachment point. The company's range of multipoint temperature assemblies also includes standard multipoint assemblies for storage tanks and vessels.

Depending on the customer application, multiple special features can be added to the standard unit to improve the safety, interchangability, response times and accuracy of the assembly. Typical assemblies include guide tube systems and heat transfer blocks. Flexible versions are also available for installation around bends and can be fitted from the underside of tanks.


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