Obsolescence Upgrades from Otek

Founded in1883 as a Swedish industrial company, Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget underwent a 100 year delineation to become, in 1988, the Fortune 500 multinational company we know today as the ABB Group. They were not content to rest on their laurels however, and in 1990, just two years after the famous merger with the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie, ABB acquired Westinghouse’s lucrative Control and Metering division, in addition to the absorption of other industry leaders such as International Combustion, Combustion Engineering, Fischer & Porter, Hartmann & Braun, and just before the turn of the century, TBI-Bailey by way of Eslag Bailey.

By way of all that we arrive at one of the U.S. Nuclear Power Plant staples—the TBI Bailey 775 Series. With its electromechanical design, the 775 Series meters were originally revolutionary for their streamlined efficiency in the measurement of pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. History, however, is a ceaseless march, and the once-revolutionary analog technology of the 775 has fallen into the mire of 21st century obsolescence. We know this to be the ultimate fate of all analog meters in general—not from their own inherent failures, but from the limits of their potential. Limits that, with the advent of the technological revolution, have been surpassed.

Putting the Bailey 775 faithfully to bed, Otek offers the NTM-7 from its New Technology Series, as a 100% Form, Fit, and Function replacement for Class 1E safety related and nuclear qualified applications, as well as Mil-Specs 461, 167-1, 810F, 901C, and IEEE-344 respectively. Already equipped with our Lifetime Warranty, the NTM-7 also registers as Cyber Security Compliant—a true novelty in the DPM world!

The NTM-7 is a vertical mount with industry standard dimensions of 7.2 x 2.8 in metal, and has housing potential of up to 4 channels. It was designed to replace our HI-Q117 models, which in turn were designed specifically to replace the TBI Bailey 775 series. Additional highlight features of the NTM-7 include an automatic tricolor bar graph with intensity controls, signal input fail alarm with runtime stamp, isolated serial I/O, USB or RS485, 4 relays, over 30 input signals, configurable bar direction (up, down, or center zero), self-diagnostics, and requires only 100mW@5VDC. This model is available in either external power or Otek’s patented loop-power technology.

As Nietzsche wrote, “One must first destroy in order to create”. The long track of years between 1883 and 2019 ripped the world asunder and recreated it by the unrelenting forge of technology. Analog obsolescence is bringing destruction to the Nuclear Industry– let us help you recreate your control rooms and applications with technology that has a future.

Give Otek a call at 520-748-7900 or send us an email at sales@otekcorp.com to learn more about the NTM-7 and all our instruments—instruments that measure up.