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April 1, 2012
Instrumentation best practices that are taught in colleges and published in standards are intended to be broadly applicable, guiding users in every industry and geography. However, for outdoor applications in cold climates, where the temperature can fall below –40°C, the optimum installation may be very different from those recommended via best practices, to ensure reasonable performance...
April 1, 2012
As a result of approvals by Germanischer Lloyd and UL-listed ANSI/ISA, the Quint DC/DC converter power supplies equipped with selective fuse breaking (SFB) technology can now be used in hazardous zones. Thanks to their low susceptibility to...
April 1, 2012
A new version of this company’s monitoring, alarming and reporting software is aimed at highly controlled and regulated environments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Known as...
April 1, 2012
The newest generation of SpectroTest mobile metal analyzers is equipped with an efficient plasma generator and a newly designed ultraviolet probe. The analyzers also feature, and the field-proven Intelligent Calibration Logic (Ical) system, which...
April 1, 2012
With the aid of the tilting table PA4240/PA3240 for the contact angle measuring systems DSA30 and DSA100, users can evaluate a liquid drop’s ability to stick or roll off of a surface. The arrangement allows measurement...
April 1, 2012
The 1260 Infinity Hybrid SFC/UHPLC system is said to be the first commercial instrument that performs both supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and ultra high-performance liquid chromatography...
April 1, 2012
The new Signet 9900 SmartPro Transmitter features multi-parameter capabilities, flexible modularity and an auto-sensing, backlit display with “at-a-glance” visibility, even in dark conditions. The...
April 1, 2012
Next-generation ReactIR 45P technology allows reaction scaleup to be studied under actual process conditions. Designed to operate in the laboratory as well as in classified areas, ReactIR 45P uses in situ monitoring to study the...
April 1, 2012
The MXL (photo) is this company’s latest addition to its family of loop-powered indicators operating from a 4–20-mA d.c. input. This model incorporates the LCD from the company’s EJX...
April 1, 2012
The new VLM10 inline vortex flowmeter for mass, volumetric and energy-flow measurement on steam, liquid and gas applications is available in sizes 1 to 12 in. The device combines an inline vortex meter, a...
April 1, 2012
This company has developed an adapter system for measuring instruments with hygienic connections, which meet the stringent requirements of sterile processes. The adapter consists of a...
April 1, 2012
The TVOC-2 Arc Guard System detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear within 1 ms and disconnects the power provided to the arc within 30–50 ms, preventing serious injury to personnel and reducing damage to expensive equipment. Without the system, an arc flash...
April 1, 2012
While some initially worried that the lack of a single wireless instrumentation standard — currently WirelessHart and ISA 100 both exist — would deter end users from embracing any wireless technology, it seems that’s not the case. “The benefits of wireless technology are too great to ignore,” says Hesh Kagan, senior consultant with Invensys Portfolio Group (Foxboro, Mass.)...
March 1, 2012
With these two energy-use monitors, companies can gain insight into how, when and where energy is being expended throughout a production process. The PowerMonitor W 250 (photo) features a self-generating wireless...
March 1, 2012
The TR-76Ui is a three-channel data logger designed to simultaneously measure and record CO2 concentration, temperature and humidity. Users can set atmospheric pressures for each...
March 1, 2012
One of the largest costs of monitoring gas levels is the ongoing cost of sensor calibration. The TR250Z Oxygen Sensor and O2/CO2 Combination Sensor are both designed to be calibrated in situ with the push of a button...
March 1, 2012
Ammonium ion loading is an important parameter for determining the amount of pollution in water. With this new ammonia electrode (photo), which has replaceable modules and membranes, it is possible...
March 1, 2012
The OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit features a blue-light LED leak-detection flashlight that is 15 times brighter than standard LED lights, says the company. The super-high-intensity light is powered by a...
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