May 27, 2011

Practical Instruments Introduces the PIECAL 820 Multifunction Process Calibrator

The new PIECAL 820 is smaller and easier to use than other multifunction calibrators. Six single function calibrators with advanced features are squeezed into a single surprisingly small package that fits into a pocket.

This technician friendly calibrator is all about ease of use. An intuitive EZ-DIAL Double Click Menu makes it simpler to setup than larger calibrators with their complicated button filled panels and confusing menus. Use the PIECAL 820 right out of the box instead of wasting time learning to use more complex calibrators.

The PIECAL 820 Process Calibrator combines all milliamp loop functions and sources and reads DC Volts and millivolts, 14 thermocouple types, 9 RTD curves, ohms and process frequency signals. For troubleshooting connections it has a continuity tester with tone. All ranges have auto storing MIN/MAX readings and three output set points for fast calibration of zero, midpoint and span. Advanced features include automatic detection of 2, 3 and 4 wire RTDs plus configurable automatic stepping and ramping. A LED flashes green for frequency sync and lights up red for signal overload and invalid signal conditions.

The toolbox tough design includes a backlit display for use in dark environments, protective rubber boot with built in stand, hands free carrying case and test leads.

NIST Calibration Certificate and three year warranty are included at no extra cost. Optional six year extended warranty is available for low total cost of ownership. Or choose the 3 year replacement warranty and eliminate unbudgeted expenses when the calibrator is used where equipment is regularly damaged.

The PIECAL 820 is the best value multifunction calibrator combining ease of use, accuracy, signal compatibility and compact size to make calibration as easy as pie!

Request a quote or additional information on the the full line of PIE Calibrators by contacting us at or call 1-800-327-1831.

PIECAL 820 Process Calibrator Datasheet

Furnace Camera Upgrades.

April 1, 2011

Firesight Furnace Camera

Lenox Instrument Company is pleased to announce improvements to our FireSight Boiler Camera product line.

Lenox Instrument high-temperature camera systems provide clear, crisp images of the combustion process in boilers, furnaces, kilns, incinerators and other combustion chambers. With the real-time image provided, operators can monitor the proper flow of fuel and raw materials, reduce emissions, reduce fuel consumption, speed up boiler light off, and improve safety. Our FireSight products include Air Cooled Firesight Systems, Water Cooled Firesight Systems and Lenox/Pultz High-Temp. Video Camera Systems.

A number of changes are being incorporated into our FireSight Boiler Camera product line that will make it smaller, safer and more effective. These changes will include:

  • A smaller CCTV housing – 4 inches shorter than the original camera housing.
  • Two (2) quarter turn closure locks, replacing the external clips.
  • Low voltage, DC powered, CCD Camera
  • DC operation for improved iris control
  • Externally mounted power supply, complete with a 5 meter interconnect cord.
  • Provision for Ethernet or fiber optic connectivity.

Please contact Combustion Technology for a quotation or schedule a demonstration. or 1-800-327-1831


February 18, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring

Effective January 1, 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated, per 40 CFR part 98, the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. If your company must comply with this new regulation we are prepared to help you fast track your readiness program.

With flow meters for flare and vent gases, biogases, digester gas and natural gas, Combustion Technology has the flow instrumentation and expertise you need to implement a reliable, cost-effective solution. To see how we can help you fast track your GHG readiness program

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