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Instruments and devices used by engineers to determine the scope, quantity or extent of a particular item; to assess that it meets certain criteria; or investigate whether it is in proper working order. Includes environmental testing, vision, sound and vibration testing, position and proximity testing, force strain and speed testing, electrical testing, non-destructive testing and metrology systems.

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Application brochure: critical vessel refractory monitoring from LAND Instruments download

Land InstrumentsFri, 21 Nov 2014

The critical vessel monitoring system is suitable for applications such as high-temperature gasifier vessels and gas-to-liquid process vessels.

Pi600 series pressure transducer

Case study: pressure transducer delivers water level monitoring in tank shower download

Applied MeasurementsThu, 20 Nov 2014

Applied Measurements was contacted by Empteezy to provide a sensor to be used within an emergency tank shower. The solution was found in the Pi600 series pressure transducer.

Ceragel CPS72/CPS72D

Data sheet: Ceragel CPS72/CPS72D ORP electrodes from Endress+Hauser download

Endress+HauserWed, 19 Nov 2014

The Ceragel CPS72/CPS72D ORP electrodes from Endress+Hauser are available in analogue and digital with Memosens technology.

Data sheet: PZS4 series accelerometer from Sensonics download

SensonicsTue, 18 Nov 2014

The PZS4 series accelerometer is suitable for multi-point harsh-environment industrial vibration-monitoring applications. 

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Product brochure: optoNCDT ILR 1030/1031 laser distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon download

Micro-EpsilonTue, 18 Nov 2014

The ILR1030/1031 laser distance sensors from Micro-Epsilon operate according to time-of-flight technology.

Furnace thermometer system

Application note: high-temperature measurement in the reheat furnace download

Land InstrumentsTue, 18 Nov 2014

A radiation thermometer system from Land Instruments provides a continuous true temperature of a reheat furnace load.

Orbipore pH electrodes

Data sheet: Orbipore CPS91 and CPS91D pH electrodes from Endress+Hauser download

Endress+HauserMon, 17 Nov 2014

The Orbipore CPS91 and CPS91D pH electrodes from Endress+Hauser are available as analogue or with digital Memosens technology.

Champagne

Application note: thermography shows why Champagne should be poured differently downloadweblink

Flir SystemsMon, 17 Nov 2014

Champagne researchers have used a FLIR thermal-imaging camera to visualise CO² dispersion during the pouring process of Champagne.

Land IQ series

Data sheet: Land IQ series high-temperature spot thermometers from Land Instruments download

Land InstrumentsFri, 14 Nov 2014

The Land IQ series are compact and rugged industrial thermometers designed to meet the needs of high-temperature process control applications.

Detex

Data sheet: Detex voltage detectors and phasing testers from Megger download

MeggerFri, 14 Nov 2014

Detex voltage detectors and phasing testers from Megger are suitable for use on any grounded electrical system.

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Motion-centric machine design

White paper: tailored automation solutions for performance-driven machinery download

AerotechFri, 21 Nov 2014

Today’s machine builders confront a new era of risks, as globalisation increases competition and the internet rapidly disseminates information about products and markets. The highest priority for designers of performance-driven machinery is to reduce the various risks confronted across the machine design, development and maintenance lifecycle.

Natural gas compressor dehydration station

White paper: moisture measurement technologies for natural gas download

GE Measurement & ControlThu, 20 Nov 2014

The measurement of moisture in natural gas is an important parameter for the processing, storage and transportation of natural gas globally. Natural gas is dehydrated prior to introduction into the pipeline and distribution network. However, attempts to reduce dehydration result in a reduction in ‘gas quality’. Consequently, to strike the right balance, it is important that the water component of natural gas is measured precisely and reliably.

Sherborne

Technical article: Mike Might Know — sensor cables download

Sherborne SensorsTue, 18 Nov 2014

In order to maximise the performance of sensors, attention should be paid to the selection of the humble cable that connects the sensor with its instrumentation. As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, sensors — particularly those based upon strain gauges — have very low levels of output often in the micro-volt region. Noise pick-up must be minimised to ensure accurate results.

ATLID instrument overview

White paper: an improved accurate beam steering piezoelectric mechanism for ATLID download

Cedrat Technologies S.AMon, 17 Nov 2014

A new tip-tilt mechanism based on low-voltage piezoelectric actuators has been designed by Cedrat Technologies to answer the high level of stability required for the Earthcare satellite. The Beam Steering Assembly aims to deviate a pulsed high-energy UV laser beam to compensate for misalignment between the emission and reception paths of ATLID with a very high stability and resolution.

Infrared windows and arc ratings

White paper: IRISS dispels the myth of 'arc-resistant' infrared windows download

IRISSMon, 17 Nov 2014

There exists a dangerous misconception regarding the ‘arc rating’ of infrared (IR) windows or viewing panes. Many reliability and maintenance professionals are under the impression that an IR window will protect them in the event of an arc blast; still others are under the impression that installing IR windows will turn non-arc-rated switchgear or electrical equipment into ‘arc-rated’ cabinets. Neither are the case and both misconceptions must be corrected because they present very ...

PICO xMOD valve

White paper: high-speed piezoelectric jet valves offer new modular dispensing solutions download

EFD InternationalMon, 17 Nov 2014

For many automated fluid dispensing processes, high-speed jetting technology is a new and innovative alternative to traditional, needle-based contact dispensing. Because high-speed jetting is non-contact (the jet valve never contacts the product or surface), it offers a higher degree of flexibility and can be used in a wider variety of applications that otherwise would require a costly Z-axis system with height-sensing and positioning functionality. True high-speed jetting is made possible ...

Conditioning monitoring

Technical article: set your own conditions for online condition monitoring download

ERIKS Flow TechnologyThu, 13 Nov 2014

Dave Manning-Ohren, conditioning monitoring manager at ERIKS, looks at the various options and their specific benefits for your operations.

Mike

Technical article: Mike Might Know: initial set-up — know your sensors download

Sherborne SensorsWed, 12 Nov 2014

Many different types of inertial sensor technology will deliver similar outputs. Yet each technology is optimised for use in specific environmental conditions and applications, and not all inclinometers are created equal. As this article in the ‘Mike Might Know’ series from Sherborne Sensors explains, it is important to understand the technology employed within the sensor in order to adhere to best practice when installing it.