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Lightweight and easy to install, the Parsum IPP 70-SL probe, comes in lengths up to 4m and delivers in situ, real-time size and velocity measurements for solid particles up to 6000µm in size. Dustproof and waterproof, the probe is inserted directly into the vessel with no requirement for sampling or calibration. It provides continuous process monitoring at high and fluctuating solids loadings, even for abrasive, greasy or sticky particles.

Overview

The Parsum IPP 70-SL is a longer version of the standard instrument option, up to 4m length, that is used in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries for endpoint detection, process control/optimization and real-time QC. The probe is inserted directly into large vessels to monitor unit operations such as grinding, agglomeration, granulation, sieving and spray drying.

  • Lightweight and easy to install for rapid integration into new and existing processing plant.
  • Wide dynamic range for particles from 50 - 6000µm travelling at up to 50m/s.
  • Reproducible measurement at high solids loadings even with irregularly moving particles - ideal for fluidized bed monitoring.
  • Real-time measurement and feedback via comprehensive, customizable software.
  • No sampling or calibration required.
  • Range of accessories enables application for abrasive, greasy, sticky and adherent particles.
  • Available in a variety of lengths up to 4 m to suit different vessel geometries.
  • Intrinsically safe option available.

How it works

The Parsum IPP 70-SL probe uses the well-established measurement principle of spatial filter velocimetry. No calibration or sampling is required and there is no assumption that the particles are spherical.

Spatial filter velocimetry is a number-based, chord length sizing method that collects data for individual particles to develop a particle size distribution.

measurementprinciple

Particles falling through a laser beam cast a shadow, interrupting the flow of light to a linear detector array made up of optical fibers. Particle velocity is calculated from the sequential interruption of linearly neighboring fiber elements of the spatial filter detector.

Particle size is determined using a secondary signal, the pulse signal, which is a measure of the length of time for which the particle blocks a single optical fiber.

Measuring a large number of particles generates statistically valid results from which various size parameters and volume-based distributions are derived, depending on the needs of the user.

The Parsum IPP 70-SL is installed directly into a vessel. Although no sample preparation is required an internal compressed air supply can be used to disperse agglomerates, to keep the flow channel and optics clear of adherent material and to enable measurement at high solids loadings and temperatures.

Information is transferred from the measurement zone to the electronic housing of the probe via fiber optic cable increasing instrument robustness. These data can then be transferred to the control room or indeed into an existing control system for processing monitoring and control. Because the instrument provides a measure of concentration in the sensing volume, changes in flow/throughput can be estimated, using an appropriate correlation.

Specification

Particle size

Measurement range:
50-6000µm

Particle Velocity

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Operating environment

Temperature:
10°C – 60°C
Humidity:
35% - 80% non-condensing
Enclosure rating:
IP 65

General

Light source:
670nm
Laser safety:
Class 1

Accessories

Parsum IPP 70-SL

4 – 20 mA Interface board (8 channels) Efficient data transfer from Parsum probe to centralized control system. Image Parsum’s optional 4-20 mA interface board streamlines the transfer of particle size data from the probe to a centralized control system, for automation or data display. Eight channels allow interfacing with four probes, each installed as far as 100 m away from the analyzer PC. More information
At-line measurement station At-line particle sizing for process applications. Image Used in combination with Parsum IPP70-S or IPP70-SE probes, the at-line measurement station enables fast, efficient particle sizing of process samples in the laboratory or on the plant. More information
D11 Inline eductor (8mm) In-line dispersion for coarse particles and high solids loadings. Image The D11 sample disperser dilutes and disperses material drawn from the process, simultaneously directing it towards the measurement zone. It ensures robust and accurate sizing for coarse particles in processes where solids loadings are high, such as granulation. More information
D23 Inline eductor (4mm) In-line disperser for fine particle processes. Image The D23 disperser dilutes and disperses material drawn from the process, simultaneously directing it towards the measurement zone of the IPP 70 probe. It ensures robust and accurate sizing for particles with a Dv50 in the range 50 to 1200 µm, making it especially useful for direct measurement within fluidized beds. More information

Support

When you purchase a Malvern product we understand that this is just the first stage of a working relationship that will last for the lifetime of the instrument. Some customers just need to ask an occasional question or to download a software upgrade, whilst others require a comprehensive support contract with priority call out and fixed cost of ownership. Whatever your situation Malvern will provide the right support for you.

Help Desk

  • Telephone and email support.
  • Operators who take responsibility for your call and ensure your query is answered. 

Training

  • On Site training courses
  • Classroom training
  • E-learning

Resource center

  • Application notes
  • Technical notes
  • On demand presentations
  • Live webinars

Software downloads

  • A simple mechanism for receiving updates and new features

Platinum and Gold Service Contracts

  • Protection from the cost of downtime
  • No time lost in obtaining help when you need it
  • Fixed cost of ownership

Bronze Service Agreements

  • Protect the value of your investment
  • Reduce the risk of downtime
  • Protect the validity of your data
 
 

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Real-time particle sizing for granulation control Whitepaper (English)

This paper considers wet and dry granulation processes and the use of real-time particle size measurements in their optimization, focusing on the application of real-time laser diffraction and spatial filter velocimetry measurements.


Keywords: Powders and granules English Whitepaper Insitec range Parsum range Particle size Laser diffraction Spatial filter velocimetry Food and drinks Specialty chemicals Granulation Pharmaceutical manufacturing 

Particle characterisation a key to process efficiency Article (English)

Turnkey solution, in-house project or something in between? Rob Norris, Process Business Manager examines the risks and rewards of different project execution strategies for those companies investing in continuous particle size measurement.


Keywords: Powders and granules Suspensions, slurries and pastes English Article Insitec range Parsum range Particle size Laser diffraction Spatial filter velocimetry Mining, minerals and metals Specialty chemicals Process integrators 

Understanding the true cost of projects Whitepaper (English)

As manufacturers turn to on-line particle size analysis, the issue of how to ensure sucessful project implementation becomes relevant. This white paper examines the economic and practical benefits of choosing the best size measurement approach.


Keywords: English Whitepaper Insitec range Parsum range Particle size Laser diffraction Spatial filter velocimetry Mining, minerals and metals Specialty chemicals Process integrators Pharmaceutical manufacturing 

In line particle sizing and PAT - An introduction Webinar - Recorded (English)

With wider acceptance of PAT initiative within Pharma Industry, the use of in-situ Analytical Equipment for real time process monitoring and control has become a necessity. This presentation will concentrate on the ways integration of Mal...

Product:
Parsum range,Insitec range
Date recorded:
February 15 2012
Language:
English

Keywords: English Insitec range Parsum range Particle size Laser diffraction Spatial filter velocimetry Granulation Milling and grinding Webinar - Recorded Greenwich Time Pharmaceutical manufacturing Active pharmaceutical ingredient Excipients and coatings Oral solid dose 

Parsum operating manual - IPP70 (English) User Manual (English)

Operating manual for the Parsum inline particle probe


Keywords: English User Manual Insitec Wet Insitec Dry Insitec 97 Parsum IPP 70-S Parsum IPP 70-SE Insitec Spray Parsum IPP 70-SL 
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