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Technical Learning How thermal cameras are used in Home Inspections?

Fri Jul 19 09:35:56 EDT 2019 |

How thermal cameras are used in Home Inspections? Thermographic inspections uncover a wide variety of information to help you derive crucial details about your home. Learn more about this application here.

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Technical Learning Top Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras

Fri Jul 19 09:35:36 EDT 2019 |

Top Applications of Thermal Imaging Cameras In this article some of the most common applications of thermal imagers in a varied set of industries. Click here to discover those.

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Technical Learning How to choose a Thermal Camera?

Fri Jul 19 09:35:19 EDT 2019 |

How to choose a Thermal Camera? Apart from cost and quality, the two major factors that you should keep in mind when buying a thermal imager are Detector Resolution and Thermal Sensitivity.

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Technical Learning FAQ about Thermal Cameras

Fri Jul 19 09:34:45 EDT 2019 |

FAQ about Thermal Cameras Choosing a thermal imaging camera is tricky as they are different from other imaging technologies. Click here to learn about the questions that always puzzle buyers.

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Technical Learning The International Temperature Scale of 1990

Thu May 30 01:53:02 EDT 2019 |

The International Temperature Scale of 1990 The International Temperature Scale of 1990 was adopted by the International Committee of Weights and Measures at its meeting in 1989, in accordance with the request embodied in Resolution 7 of the 18th General Conference of Weights and Measures of 1987.

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Technical Learning Water Hammer

Thu May 30 01:52:35 EDT 2019 |

Water Hammer Water hammer effect is an impact load that is the most misunderstood force known to pressure transducers today. A water hammer is created by stopping and/or starting a liquid flow suddenly.

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Technical Learning Conductivity and Resistivity

Wed May 29 01:51:27 EDT 2019 |

Conductivity and Resistivity Conductivity measures the ability of a solution to conduct an electric current between two electrodes. In solution, the current flows by ion transport.

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Technical Learning How Does a Pressure Transducer Work?

Wed May 01 10:22:53 EDT 2019 |

How Does a Pressure Transducer Work? A pressure transducer is a device that measures the pressure of a fluid, indicating the force the fluid is exerting on surfaces in contact with it.

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Technical Learning 4-20mA Input

Sat Apr 20 04:20:20 EDT 2019 |

4-20mA Input It is extremely simple and inexpensive to measure 4-20ma signal with a device that will measure only Voltage inputs.

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Technical Learning Digital Signal Transmission

Thu Apr 18 01:45:36 EDT 2019 |

Digital Signal Transmission Industrial networks that transmit data using digital signals often are an integral part of a data acquisition or process control solution.

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Technical Learning Digital Signal Transmission

Thu Apr 18 01:43:50 EDT 2019 |

Digital Signal Transmission In contrast to analog transducers that sense continuous variables such as pressure and temperature, many transducers provide an output that is one of two states: high or low, open or closed.

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Technical Learning Measurement of pressure

Thu Apr 18 01:43:26 EDT 2019 |

Measurement of pressure Mechanical methods for pressure measurement have been known for centuries. U-tube manometers were among the first pressure indicators.

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Technical Learning Everything you need to know about Immersion Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:28:13 EDT 2019 |

Everything you need to know about Immersion Heaters An immersion heater is a device which is installed in a tank or container to heat a liquid. The installation can be over-the-side, flanged, or threaded.

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Technical Learning What is a Silicone Rubber Heater and how does it work?

Wed Apr 17 10:27:51 EDT 2019 |

What is a Silicone Rubber Heater and how does it work? Silicone rubber heaters are thin, durable, lightweight, and flexible. They can improve heat transfer and speed warm-ups where controlled heating is required in confined areas.

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Technical Learning What is a Polyimide Heater?

Wed Apr 17 10:27:10 EDT 2019 |

What is a Polyimide Heater? Polyimide heaters, also known as Kapton heaters, are made from Kapton, a polyimide film developed by DuPont.

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Technical Learning Tape and Rope Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:26:25 EDT 2019 |

Tape and Rope Heaters Rope and tape heaters are flexible heaters designed to wrap around pipes, beakers, and other round surfaces. Rope and tape heaters are very similar in that they have similar power densities and construction.

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Technical Learning Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters

Wed Apr 17 10:25:42 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters The sensor for the control of part temperature is an important factor in application design. Sensors should be placed between the working surface of the part and the heaters.

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Technical Learning What are silicone heaters used for?

Wed Apr 17 10:23:50 EDT 2019 |

What are silicone heaters used for? Silicone rubber heaters have a wide range of industrial, commercial, and military applications. These heaters are resistant to radiation, moisture, compression set, weathering, vacuum, fungus, oils, solvents, and chemical attack.

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Technical Learning Wastewater Lift Station Surveillance and Management

Wed Apr 17 10:21:28 EDT 2019 |

Wastewater Lift Station Surveillance and Management A wastewater lift station decided to renovate its lift station cabinets - getting a much simpler, more cost-efficient setup with remote access to transmitter data and programming.

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Technical Learning Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’

Wed Apr 17 10:21:05 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’ The value of a products’ ability to complete temperature measuring solutions with quality and reliability.

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Technical Learning Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’ with Temperature Transmitters

Wed Apr 17 10:19:50 EDT 2019 |

Temperature Sensors go ‘Hand in Hand’ with Temperature Transmitters A leading temperature sensor manufacturer develops, manufactures and sells thermocouples and Pt100 resistance thermometers (RTDs), cables and connectors, and so much more.

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Technical Learning Stable and Accurate Temperature Signal Readings

Wed Apr 17 10:19:26 EDT 2019 |

Stable and Accurate Temperature Signal Readings A number of applications require signal conditioning devices to operate in extremely harsh environments – natural gas compressors with heavy engine vibration is one example.

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Technical Learning Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade

Wed Apr 17 10:18:53 EDT 2019 |

Ship Engine Room Technology Upgrade A globally operating shipping and logistics company recently decided to refurbish a number of ships with newer technology.

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Technical Learning Sales Measures Water Levels

Wed Apr 17 10:17:45 EDT 2019 |

Sales Measures Water Levels Customer service that goes above and beyond in combination with excellent products at competitive prices.

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Technical Learning Safe and Precise Temperature Transmission and Control

Wed Apr 17 10:17:19 EDT 2019 |

Safe and Precise Temperature Transmission and Control Stable, safe, and high precision measurement of temperature signals in all stages of the manufacturing process is of the essence at a polysulfide plant.

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Technical Learning Renovation of Digestion Tower at Wastewater Facility

Wed Apr 17 10:16:53 EDT 2019 |

Renovation of Digestion Tower at Wastewater Facility During the renovation of a wastewater facility it was determined that a flexible and durable transmitter was needed for the installation.

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Technical Learning Quality, Support, and Flexibility

Wed Apr 17 10:15:18 EDT 2019 |

Quality, Support, and Flexibility When it was time to exchange an old panel that controlled a hydrogen compressor an automation technician decided to go with a backplane.

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Technical Learning Problem Solver in the Field

Wed Apr 17 10:14:55 EDT 2019 |

Problem Solver in the Field A project of operating a brand new waste-to-energy line gave an electrical engineer the chance to work with a field mounted HART temperature transmitter like TXUN-HT for the first time.

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Technical Learning With an Isolated Repeater/Splitter

Wed Apr 17 10:14:11 EDT 2019 |

With an Isolated Repeater/Splitter A provider of electrical solutions to a wide range of customers and other electrical contractors, from temperature and pressure measurements to providing small PLC solutions needed a solution when working with temperature and isolation.

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Technical Learning Electrical Noise Generation

Wed Apr 17 10:13:25 EDT 2019 |

Electrical Noise Generation A US-based OEM manufacturer of CO2 technology systems, chose a temperature converter for many of its cleaning solutions – the main reasons: greater channel density, EMC performance and easy configuration.

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Technical Learning Devices Use Advanced Technology

Wed Apr 17 10:13:02 EDT 2019 |

Devices Use Advanced Technology Using a temperature/mA converter and a display programming front DRST-UN and DRSL-DISPLAY for a variety of applications throughout the plant has made signal monitoring more advanced – and less complicated.

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Technical Learning Danish CHP Station

Wed Apr 17 10:12:35 EDT 2019 |

Danish CHP Station The members of a maintenance team at a Danish power station were fed up getting error messages and false system alarms from one of the boiler’s temperature surveillance systems.

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Technical Learning When Building a Compressed Air System

Wed Apr 17 10:12:14 EDT 2019 |

When Building a Compressed Air System Having just one easy to use device managing all safety related signals was a significant advantage in implementing and maintaining one manufacturer’s safe systems.

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Technical Learning What is a mass flow meter and how does it work?

Wed Apr 17 10:11:47 EDT 2019 |

What is a mass flow meter and how does it work? A thermal mass flow meter measures the flow rate of gas mass based on the convective heat transfer of a heated surface to the flowing fluid.

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Technical Learning What is a Coriolis Flow Meter and how does it work

Wed Apr 17 10:11:21 EDT 2019 |

What is a Coriolis Flow Meter and how does it work A Coriolis flow meter is a type of mass flow meter. It is designed differently and works differently than thermal or differential mass flow meters.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Applications

Wed Apr 17 10:10:49 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell Applications Gas Turbine Engine/Rocket: High accuracy measurements of the volumetric flow of gas through the pipeline. The turbine rotor turns the rotor blades by gas flow into the meter, measuring gas velocity.

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Technical Learning NOISE

Wed Apr 17 10:09:49 EDT 2019 |

NOISE Noise is unavoidable in PC based data acquisition systems. There is board induced noise which can be measured by shorting an analog input to ground and taking a series of readings and plotting them in a histogram.

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Technical Learning RS-232 Wiring and Connector Diagrams

Wed Apr 17 10:07:36 EDT 2019 |

RS-232 Wiring and Connector Diagrams RS-232 is widely used for connections between data acquisition devices and computer systems. RS-232 devices are defined as either DTE (usually a computer) or DCE (usually an interface device).

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Technical Learning RTD vs Thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:05:32 EDT 2019 |

RTD vs Thermocouples Selecting the best temperature sensor for your application can be a challenge. A broad range of sensors are available today, and the better you understand the key differences between them

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Technical Learning Principles of Infrared Thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:04:07 EDT 2019 |

Principles of Infrared Thermocouples The IRt/c product line represents a dramatic breakthrough in temperature sensing technology. The IRt/c sensors are unpowered, low cost, and can measure surface temperatures of materials without touching.

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Technical Learning Vortex Flow Meter

Wed Apr 17 10:03:07 EDT 2019 |

Vortex Flow Meter A vortex flow meter is a flow measurement device best suited for flow measurements where the introduction of moving parts presents problems.

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Technical Learning Cold junction compensation for thermocouples

Wed Apr 17 10:02:33 EDT 2019 |

Cold junction compensation for thermocouples In this article different types of cold junction compensation are review. Discover common practices when accurate thermocouple measurements are required.

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Technical Learning Thermocouple types

Wed Apr 17 10:02:02 EDT 2019 |

Thermocouple types Thermocouples are available in different combinations of metals or calibrations. The most common are the “Base Metal” thermocouples known as Types J, K, T, E and N.

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Technical Learning Thermocouple Response Time

Wed Apr 17 10:00:08 EDT 2019 |

Thermocouple Response Time Time constants calculated for air at room temperature and atmospheric pressure moving with velocity of 65 feet per second for thermocouples

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Technical Learning Themocouples - Reference Guide

Wed Apr 17 09:58:59 EDT 2019 |

Themocouples - Reference Guide OMEGACLAD® is a three-part system composed of compacted MgO insulation, thermocouple wire and metal sheath.

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Technical Learning RS-232 , RS-422 , RS-485

Wed Apr 17 09:58:33 EDT 2019 |

RS-232 , RS-422 , RS-485 Why use RS-232 vs RS-485 and what is the real difference between RS-422 and RS-485? First, lets define each one.

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Technical Learning Liquid Flowmeters

Wed Apr 17 09:57:00 EDT 2019 |

Liquid Flowmeters An overview of types and capabilities, plus guidelines on selection, installation, and maintenance.

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Technical Learning How to Use Ferrite Cores with Instrumentation

Wed Apr 17 09:55:21 EDT 2019 |

How to Use Ferrite Cores with Instrumentation OMEGA’s thermocouple and RTD connectors with built-in nickel-zinc ferrite cores are used where it is desired to suppress electro-magnetic, interference commonly known as EMI.

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Technical Learning Practical Guidelines for Temperature Measurement

Wed Apr 17 09:54:43 EDT 2019 |

Practical Guidelines for Temperature Measurement Temperature can be measured via a diverse array of sensors. All of them infer temperature by sensing some change in a physical characteristic.

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Technical Learning Pt100 Probes

Wed Apr 17 09:54:15 EDT 2019 |

Pt100 Probes Probes may be terminated in a connection head, quick disconnect, terminal block, or extension wire. OMEGA’s standard terminations are pictured on product pages.

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Technical Learning Resistance Elements and RTD’s

Wed Apr 17 09:53:49 EDT 2019 |

Resistance Elements and RTD’s Resistance elements come in many types conforming to different standards, capable of different temperature ranges, with various sizes and accuracies available.

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Technical Learning How to Install a Pressure Tranducer?

Wed Apr 17 09:53:26 EDT 2019 |

How to Install a Pressure Tranducer? OMEGA transducers have three main types of electrical outputs; millivolts (mV), volts (V), and current (mA). It is important for the user to know which output suits his application to ensure proper selection of a transducer.

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Technical Learning Water and Wastewater Test Methods for Operators

Wed Apr 17 09:52:59 EDT 2019 |

Water and Wastewater Test Methods for Operators A variety of test procedures and methods are available for use by water and wastewater operators.

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Technical Learning ph Control

Wed Apr 17 09:52:33 EDT 2019 |

ph Control Systems for pH control are characterized by extreme rangeability and sensitivity, and are also subject to difficulties arising from contact between measuring electrodes and hostile fluids.

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Technical Learning What is a Voltage Divider?

Wed Apr 17 09:52:04 EDT 2019 |

What is a Voltage Divider? In order to measure a signal which varies over a range greater than the input range of an analog or digital input of a measuring device, a voltage divider can drop the voltage of the input signal to the level the analog or digital input can measure.

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Technical Learning Technical Conductivity and Resistivity

Wed Apr 17 09:51:33 EDT 2019 |

Technical Conductivity and Resistivity Conductivity measures the ability of a solution to conduct an electric current between two electrodes.

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Technical Learning PFA Fluorocarbon Information

Wed Apr 17 09:51:06 EDT 2019 |

PFA Fluorocarbon Information PFA Fluorocarbon Information

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Technical Learning Wiring a Bridge Type Sensor

Wed Apr 17 09:50:29 EDT 2019 |

Wiring a Bridge Type Sensor One of the most common applications is acquiring data from a load cell or a pressure transducer ( or any full-bridge type sensor such as a strain gage bridge) with an A/D board.

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Technical Learning Flow Meter Tutorial

Wed Apr 17 09:50:04 EDT 2019 |

Flow Meter Tutorial So you want to measure flow? The answer would seem to be to purchase a flowmeter.

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Technical Learning Troubleshooting Thermocouple Input Devices

Wed Apr 17 09:49:23 EDT 2019 |

Troubleshooting Thermocouple Input Devices Testing a thermocouple input measuring device is as simple as connecting a short across the input terminals.

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Technical Learning Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices

Wed Apr 17 09:48:35 EDT 2019 |

Common Problems with Data Acquisition Devices Traditional printer drivers are very benign; they are only active, and use the printer port when you tell an application to print.

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Technical Learning Testing a PC's RS-232 Port

Wed Apr 17 09:48:01 EDT 2019 |

Testing a PC's RS-232 Port There are many factors involved in communicating with an RS-232 device from a PC.

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Technical Learning Electronic Halogen Leak Detector

Wed Apr 17 09:47:36 EDT 2019 |

Electronic Halogen Leak Detector For many years the most effective, and only, method for finding gas leaks of any type was the use of a soap or "bubble" solution.

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Technical Learning Electrode Basics

Wed Apr 17 09:47:05 EDT 2019 |

Electrode Basics pH electrode technology hasn't changed much in the past 50 to 60 years, yet pH electrode manufacturing remains an art.

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Technical Learning Ion Selective Electrodes: Measurement Considerations

Wed Apr 17 09:46:38 EDT 2019 |

Ion Selective Electrodes: Measurement Considerations This article is designed to apply, in general, to all specific ion electrodes.

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Technical Learning Single-Ended vs Differential Inputs

Wed Apr 17 09:45:21 EDT 2019 |

Single-Ended vs Differential Inputs One of the most common questions asked is the difference between single-ended and differential inputs, and what applications they should be considered in.

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Technical Learning What is a Low Pass Filter?

Wed Apr 17 09:44:53 EDT 2019 |

What is a Low Pass Filter? A low pass filter is placed on the signal wires between a signal and an A/D board

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Technical Learning Infrared Quick Help

Wed Apr 17 09:43:51 EDT 2019 |

Infrared Quick Help When to Use Infrared Temperature Measurement

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Technical Learning Technical Principles of Valves

Wed Apr 17 09:42:58 EDT 2019 |

Technical Principles of Valves Solenoid valves are used wherever fluid flow has to be controlled automatically. They are being used to an increasing degree in the most varied types of plants and equipment.

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Technical Learning Low Noise Thermocouple System

Wed Apr 17 09:42:24 EDT 2019 |

Low Noise Thermocouple System A low noise thermocouple system consists of a probe, a connector and wire. Each component has distinct noise and they provide a way to reduce electrical noise

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Technical Learning Fuzzy Logic

Wed Apr 17 09:41:32 EDT 2019 |

Fuzzy Logic On/off, PID, microprocessor based, Fuzzy Logic; the evolutionary changes of controls. This brief paper outlines some background of standard PID control and how the implementation of Fuzzy Logic can improve your single feedback control systems.

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Technical Learning Technical Dissolved Oxygen - The Fundamentals

Wed Apr 17 09:41:04 EDT 2019 |

Technical Dissolved Oxygen - The Fundamentals Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the term commonly used in liquid analytical work for the measurement of the amount of oxygen dissolved in a unit volume of water.

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Technical Learning Measuring a 4-20ma Signal with a Voltage Input Device

Wed Apr 17 09:40:35 EDT 2019 |

Measuring a 4-20ma Signal with a Voltage Input Device It is extremely simple and inexpensive to measure 4-20ma with a device that will measure only Voltage.

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Technical Learning Choosing the Right Temperature Transmitter for Your Application
Technical Learning Top 6 Methods to Measure or Monitor Fluid Levels

Wed Apr 17 09:37:47 EDT 2019 |

Top 6 Methods to Measure or Monitor Fluid Levels Measuring and monitoring fluid levels accurately and precisely requires choosing the correct methodology for the target medium and vessel.

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Technical Learning Contact Closure Inputs

Wed Apr 17 09:37:12 EDT 2019 |

Contact Closure Inputs Many times it is necessary to monitor a contact closure using a PC. Some applications include monitoring a relay closure on a machine to record on-off times, or simply as an alarm to notify someone of an open freezer door.

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Technical Learning Scaling Voltage & Current to Engineering Units

Wed Apr 17 09:36:23 EDT 2019 |

Scaling Voltage & Current to Engineering Units It is very often necessary to convert a voltage, millivot or current reading into a more useful value such as PSI, GPM, LBS, etc.

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Technical Learning Sources of Noise

Wed Apr 17 01:45:01 EDT 2019 |

Sources of Noise Noise is unavoidable in PC based data acquisition systems. There is board induced noise which can be measured by shorting an analog input to ground and taking a series of readings and plotting them in a histogram.

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Technical Learning Calibration of load cells in Weighing Applications

Wed Apr 17 01:43:09 EDT 2019 |

Calibration of load cells in Weighing Applications Inspect the load cell cables, and coil and protect any excess. The load should be equally distributed among multiple load cells of multiple load cell installations.

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Technical Learning Infrared pyrometers

Wed Apr 17 01:42:47 EDT 2019 |

Infrared pyrometers Pyrometer is derived from the Greek root pyro, meaning fire. The term pyrometer was originally used to denote a device capable of measuring temperatures of objects above incandescence, objects bright to the human eye.

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Technical Learning Mechanical Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:42:22 EDT 2019 |

Mechanical Flow meters Discussed in this chapter are various types of mechanical flow meters that measure flow using an arrangement of moving parts,

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Technical Learning Differential Pressure Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:42:01 EDT 2019 |

Differential Pressure Flow meters The calculation of fluid flow rate by reading the pressure loss across a pipe restriction is perhaps the most commonly used flow measurement technique in industrial applications

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Technical Learning Overview of GPIB protocol

Wed Apr 17 01:41:35 EDT 2019 |

Overview of GPIB protocol IEEE-488 refers to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standard number 488 and is commonly called GPIB (General Purpose Interface Bus).

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Technical Learning RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation

Wed Apr 17 01:41:04 EDT 2019 |

RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation Capacitance level detectors are also referred to as radio frequency (RF) or admittance level sensors. They operate in the low MHz radio frequency range, measuring admittance of an alternating current (ac) circuit that varies with level.

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Technical Learning Liquid Flowmeters

Wed Apr 17 01:40:36 EDT 2019 |

Liquid Flowmeters Measuring the flow of liquids is a critical need in many industrial plants.

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Technical Learning Variable Area Flow meters

Wed Apr 17 01:39:56 EDT 2019 |

Variable Area Flow meters Variable area flow meters are simple and versatile devices that operate at a relatively constant pressure drop and measure the flow of liquids, gases, and steam.

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Technical Learning Plug-in Cards

Wed Apr 17 01:39:24 EDT 2019 |

Plug-in Cards Although the microprocessor and digital network technologies have fundamentally reinvented the ways in which today's data acquisition systems handle data

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Technical Learning Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs

Wed Apr 17 01:39:03 EDT 2019 |

Differential Signal Vs Single-Ended Inputs One of the most common questions asked is the difference between single-ended and differential signals inputs, and what applications they should be considered in.

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Technical Learning The Venturi Effect

Wed Apr 17 01:38:26 EDT 2019 |

The Venturi Effect Venturi tubes are available in sizes up to 7 inches and can pass 25 to 50% more flow than an orifice with the same pressure drop

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Technical Learning Pressure sensor

Wed Apr 17 01:37:55 EDT 2019 |

Pressure sensor Piezoelectric presssure sensors can further be classified according to whether the crystal's electrostatic charge, its resistivity, or its resonant frequency electrostatic charge is measured.

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Technical Learning Strain Gauge

Wed Apr 17 01:37:21 EDT 2019 |

Strain Gauge When external forces are applied to a stationary object, stress and strain are the result.

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Technical Learning The RS-232 protocol

Wed Apr 17 01:36:46 EDT 2019 |

The RS-232 protocol Information being transferred between data processing equipment and peripherals is in the form of digital data which is transmitted in either a serial or parallel mode.

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Technical Learning Orifice plate flow meter

Wed Apr 17 01:34:40 EDT 2019 |

Orifice plate flow meter The orifice plate flow meter is commonly used in clean liquid, gas, and steam services. It is available for all pipe sizes but it is very cost-effective for measuring flows in larger ones (over 6" diameter).

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Technical Learning Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges

Wed Apr 17 01:34:10 EDT 2019 |

Wheatstone bridge for strain gauges In order to measure strain with a bonded resistance strain gauge, it must be connected to an electric circuit that is capable of measuring the minute changes in resistance corresponding to strain.

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Technical Learning Pitot Tubes

Wed Apr 17 01:33:39 EDT 2019 |

Pitot Tubes Although the pitot tube is one of the simplest flow sensors, it is used in a wide range of flow measurement applications such as air speed in racing cars and Air Force fighter jets

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Technical Learning What is a thermography?

Tue Apr 16 01:49:50 EDT 2019 |

What is a thermography? Thermography extends the concept of point radiation thermometry to one-dimensional profiles or two-dimensional pictures of non-contact temperature data.

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Technical Learning Strain Gage Technical Data

Tue Apr 16 01:49:25 EDT 2019 |

Strain Gage Technical Data The most universal measuring device for the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities is the strain gage.

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Technical Learning Non-contact thermometers

Tue Apr 16 01:48:55 EDT 2019 |

Non-contact thermometers Historically a radiation non-contact thermometer consisted of an optical system to collect the energy emitted by the target;

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Technical Learning RS485, RS422 and RS232

Tue Apr 16 01:47:49 EDT 2019 |

RS485, RS422 and RS232 Why use RS232 vs RS485 and what is the real difference between RS422 Vs RS485? First, lets define each one. Keep in mind that all three are considered SERIAL, as opposed to IEEE-488 which is PARALLEL.

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Technical Learning pH Control

Tue Apr 16 01:47:12 EDT 2019 |

pH Control Systems pH control systems are characterized by extreme rangeability and sensitivity, and are also subject to difficulties arising from contact between measuring electrodes and hostile fluids.

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Technical Learning RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation

Tue Apr 16 01:46:30 EDT 2019 |

RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation One of the primary principles underlying industrial level measurement is that different materials and different phases of the same material have different densities.

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Technical Learning How to measure pressure with transducers?

Tue Apr 16 01:45:59 EDT 2019 |

How to measure pressure with transducers? OMEGA transducers have three main types of electrical outputs; millivolts (mV), volts (V), and current (mA). It is important for the user to know which output suits his application to ensure proper selection of a transducer.

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Technical Learning Specialty Level Switches

Mon Apr 15 01:51:02 EDT 2019 |

Specialty Level Switches Thermal, vibrating, and optical level switches are specialty devices developed to solve specific level detection problems.

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Technical Learning Electronic Flow meters

Mon Apr 15 01:50:37 EDT 2019 |

Electronic Flow meters While the flow measurement technologies discussed in this chapter--magnetic, vortex, and ultrasonic--are neither exclusively nor exhaustively electronic in nature, they do represent a logical grouping of flow measurement technologies.

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Technical Learning What is a Load Cell and How Does it Work?

Mon Apr 01 09:27:07 EDT 2019 |

What is a Load Cell and How Does it Work? Before strain gage-based load cells became the method of choice for industrial weighing applications, mechanical lever scales were widely used.

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Technical Learning Types of Load Cells

Mon Apr 01 09:26:55 EDT 2019 |

Types of Load Cells Hydraulic load cells are force -balance devices, measuring weight as a change in pressure of the internal filling fluid.

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Technical Learning Load Cell Installation

Sun Mar 31 09:26:29 EDT 2019 |

Load Cell Installation Each load cell installation is unique; consult a structural engineer when in need of very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom applications and specifications, and when using varied R&D environments.

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Technical Learning How to Wire a Load Cell?

Sun Mar 31 09:24:20 EDT 2019 |

How to Wire a Load Cell? One of the most common applications is acquiring data from a load cell or any full-bridge type sensor such as a strain gauge bridge with an A/D board.

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Technical Learning Flanged Immersion Heaters

Wed Mar 20 00:41:07 EDT 2019 |

Flanged Immersion Heaters Flanged immersion heaters consist of hairpin bent tubular elements welded or brazed into a flange and provided with wiring boxes for electrical connections.

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Technical Learning What is a Cartridge Heater?

Tue Mar 12 00:46:22 EDT 2019 |

What is a Cartridge Heater?

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Technical Learning Threaded or Screw Plug Immersion Heaters

Tue Mar 12 00:46:22 EDT 2019 |

Threaded or Screw Plug Immersion Heaters Screw plug immersion heaters consist of hairpin bent tubular elements brazed or welded into a screw plug and provided with wiring boxes for electrical connections.

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Technical Learning What are the Operating Temperatures of a Cartridge Heater?
Technical Learning Over-the-Side Immersion Heaters

Tue Mar 05 11:46:22 EST 2019 |

Over-the-Side Immersion Heaters Over-the-side immersion heaters are designed for vessels where through the side immersion heaters cannot be conveniently installed.

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Technical Learning What are the operating temperatures of a cartridge heater?

Tue Mar 05 11:46:22 EST 2019 |

What are the operating temperatures of a cartridge heater? Cartridge heaters can operate at low, medium, and high watt densities. They are designed to withstand a working temperature of up to 1400°F.

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Technical Learning What are the applications of a cartridge heater?

Tue Mar 05 11:36:35 EST 2019 |

What are the applications of a cartridge heater? Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating dies, platens, molds, and other metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.

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Technical Learning Flowmeter Selection Guide

Tue Mar 05 11:17:34 EST 2019 |

Flowmeter Selection Guide

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Technical Learning What are the Applications of a Silicone Rubber Heater?
Technical Learning Temperature Sensors and Controllers for Cartridge Heaters
Technical Learning What are the Applications of an Immersion Heater?
Technical Learning What are the Applications of an Immersion Heater?

Sun Mar 03 11:36:20 EST 2019 |

What are the Applications of an Immersion Heater? Each type of immersion heater is suited for different types of applications. Water, oils, solvent, plating baths, salts, and acids are some of the many liquids and viscous materials commonly heated with immersion heaters.

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Technical Learning What are the Applications of a Cartridge Heater?
Technical Learning What Is a Silicone Rubber Heater?

Fri Mar 01 10:51:12 EST 2019 |

What Is a Silicone Rubber Heater?

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Technical Learning PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator

Fri Nov 30 09:42:42 EST 2018 |

PLATINUM™ Series PID Control Simulator In modern industrial systems, temperature is the most common physical measurement...

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Technical Learning What is a Displacement Transducer?

Fri Nov 16 02:51:44 EST 2018 |

What is a Displacement Transducer? A Displacement Transducer is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable signal.

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Technical Learning Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement

Fri Nov 16 00:19:31 EST 2018 |

Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement Whether you want roses in January or fresh salmon in August, a temperature-controlled supply chain...

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Technical Learning Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance

Thu Nov 15 11:40:19 EST 2018 |

Reactive Maintenance vs. Proactive Maintenance: You’re Paying 2-5X More for Maintenance Proactive maintenance, reactive maintenance, and the many benefits of switching to proactive maintenance.

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Technical Learning Preventive or predictive: what is the right type of maintenance for your process?

Thu Nov 15 11:37:12 EST 2018 |

Preventive or predictive: what is the right type of maintenance for your process? Predictive maintenance differs from preventive as it allows you to repair or replace equipment before it runs-to-failure

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Technical Learning Wireless Process Monitoring: Pros & Cons of Using Wireless Devices

Thu Nov 15 09:39:28 EST 2018 |

Wireless Process Monitoring: Pros & Cons of Using Wireless Devices Wireless monitoring is a versatile and inexpensive solution for a variety of applications in locations with no interference.

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Technical Learning Preventing Explosions with FM Approved

Thu Nov 15 09:23:27 EST 2018 |

Preventing Explosions with FM Approved "Intrinsically Safe" Instrumentation Industrial explosions have caused devastating loss of life on many occasions.

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Technical Learning Cellular Monitoring: Process Monitoring with Cellular Technology

Thu Nov 15 03:13:30 EST 2018 |

Cellular Monitoring: Process Monitoring with Cellular Technology Cellular monitoring is ideal for applications and data logging where updated information is not required in real time.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Ultrapure Water Tanks

Thu Nov 15 02:21:10 EST 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Ultrapure Water Tanks Ultrapure water is contained in a storage tank for use in high purity applications. Monitoring the liquid level of the tanks ensures water is purified to tight specifications.

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Technical Learning New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System

Thu Nov 15 00:02:48 EST 2018 |

New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System The dashboard connects data from your measurement equipments to a webserver for easy-to-use data storage and collection.

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Technical Learning Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials

Wed Nov 14 02:34:42 EST 2018 |

Optimizing Strain Gage Performance for Inhomogeneous Materials How to use strain gages and optimize their performance while working with inhomogeneous materials

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Technical Learning Particle Pollution & Environmental Safety

Wed Nov 14 01:15:31 EST 2018 |

Particle Pollution & Environmental Safety Indoor air quality is the responsibility of building owners, managers and employers.

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Technical Learning Factory Air Quality: Five Substances and Conditions you Should be Monitoring

Wed Nov 14 00:17:43 EST 2018 |

Factory Air Quality: Five Substances and Conditions you Should be Monitoring Top 5 conditions and substances your Air Quality System should be monitoring

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Technical Learning Industry 4.0 — The Next Industrial Revolution

Tue Nov 13 11:59:54 EST 2018 |

Industry 4.0 — The Next Industrial Revolution Imagine a manufacturing facility where everything goes as planned.

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Technical Learning Get Started with Predictive Maintenance

Tue Nov 13 11:14:53 EST 2018 |

Get Started with Predictive Maintenance Examine how to maximize the ROI of your equipment, along with the other advantages of implementing a maintenance plan.

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Technical Learning 5 Reasons to Wirelessly Measure Relative Humidity

Mon Nov 12 00:17:03 EST 2018 |

5 Reasons to Wirelessly Measure Relative Humidity Monitoring Relative Humidity in Lab can be challenging. Choose the most simple and powerful way by using wireless transmitters.

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Technical Learning The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance

Mon Nov 05 11:16:55 EST 2018 |

The Benefits of Implementing Predictive Maintenance Predictive maintenance can help you anticipate failure before it happens, saving money, time and making processes more efficient. Learn more about these and other advantages.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Pre-Treatment

Wed Oct 10 11:57:15 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Pre-Treatment Using Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Pre-treatment systems can ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Post-Treatment

Wed Oct 10 10:40:14 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Life Science Post-Treatment Post-treatment systems ensure exhibit tanks maintain the required water quality and liquid levels to protect the aquatic species.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Cooling Tower Water Basins

Wed Oct 10 10:22:19 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Cooling Tower Water Basins Cooling towers are heat exchange systems that require precision sensors to ensure water basin liquid levels are monitored.

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Technical Learning Air Quality Monitoring | Things you should know about it

Wed Oct 10 03:08:02 EDT 2018 |

Air Quality Monitoring | Things you should know about it Ambient air contains life supporting oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and chemicals that can harm you and your employees.

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Technical Learning Ultrasonic Level Sensor applications in Plating Tanks or Baths

Wed Oct 10 02:46:52 EDT 2018 |

Ultrasonic Level Sensor applications in Plating Tanks or Baths How Ultrasonic Level Sensor applications improve the process of Plating. Improving the appearance, corrosion resistance, hardness and durability of parts.

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Technical Learning 3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor

Wed Oct 10 02:31:22 EDT 2018 |

3 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Custom or Off-the-Shelf Sensor Given the risk to human lives and the financial costs when things go wrong, aerospace engineering...

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Technical Learning Ultrasonic Level Sensor Application in Above Ground Bulk Storage Tanks

Wed Oct 10 01:44:35 EDT 2018 |

Ultrasonic Level Sensor Application in Above Ground Bulk Storage Tanks By installing level sensors, operators can be proactive and monitor liquid levels - ensuring environmental regulations associated with the design and operation are consistently met.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Water Treatment Chemical Feed Tanks

Wed Oct 10 00:36:04 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Water Treatment Chemical Feed Tanks Chemical feed systems produce chemically treated water fit for specific purposes. Omega sensors can play an important role in chemical supply refill process.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in pH Neutralization Tanks

Wed Oct 10 00:17:25 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in pH Neutralization Tanks Before wastewater can be reused or released to the municipal sewer or environment, it must be treated to acceptable standards.

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Technical Learning Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Boiler Chemical Feed Tanks

Mon Oct 08 03:11:13 EDT 2018 |

Applying Ultrasonic Level Sensors in Boiler Chemical Feed Tanks Ultrasonic Level Sensors help boilers generate and maintain heated water or steam for use in facility processes, maintaining the integrity of the boiler.

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Technical Learning 5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process

Sun Oct 07 08:50:47 EDT 2018 |

5 Ways the Right Expertise Can Simplify the Customization Process Pressure transducers and load cells play a critical role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and accuracy of products and processes across a wide variety of industries—including aerospace, mining, manufacturing, technology, and more.

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Technical Learning Improving Safety in Machine Control Systems with Limit Switches

Wed Oct 03 09:34:14 EDT 2018 |

Improving Safety in Machine Control Systems with Limit Switches Imagine a product being moved on a conveyor belt that somehow gets out of place.

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Technical Learning Logging Temperature and Pressure in the Canning Industry

Tue Oct 02 11:36:12 EDT 2018 |

Logging Temperature and Pressure in the Canning Industry Topics include background to food canning, process verification, temperature distribution, and more.

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Technical Learning 10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter

Tue Oct 02 08:53:40 EDT 2018 |

10 Applications Where You Need a Digital Panel Meter Digital panel meters present numerical information that’s easy to read.

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Technical Learning Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application

Tue Oct 02 02:55:05 EDT 2018 |

Infrared Temperature Measurement Theory and Application Infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement are highly developed sensors which have wide-spread application in...

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Technical Learning Measuring pH with a Wireless Device: 3 Must-Have Features

Tue Oct 02 02:23:14 EDT 2018 |

Measuring pH with a Wireless Device: 3 Must-Have Features Ready to measure pH with a Wireless Device? This is what you should be looking for in a portable data logger for pH measurement.

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Technical Learning What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used?

Tue Oct 02 02:15:46 EDT 2018 |

What are Nanosensors? How and Where are They Used? While few engineers need to work at the nano scale, temperature measurement with compact thermocouples is applicable across many fields.

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Technical Learning Practical Considerations When Choosing a Pressure Transducer

Tue Oct 02 01:22:43 EDT 2018 |

Practical Considerations When Choosing a Pressure Transducer Understand the necessary criteria to select the right type of pressure transducer for your application

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Technical Learning Flow Measurement in a Return Activated Sludge Line

Mon Oct 01 10:33:43 EDT 2018 |

Flow Measurement in a Return Activated Sludge Line Keene Waste Water Treatment Plant uses a secondary treatment process called activated sludge, a process which converts non-settable substances into a biological floc

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Technical Learning Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications

Mon Oct 01 04:23:16 EDT 2018 |

Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications Data loggers are instruments that monitor and record changes in conditions over time.

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Technical Learning Wirelessly Monitoring Air Duct Temperature

Mon Oct 01 03:04:02 EDT 2018 |

Wirelessly Monitoring Air Duct Temperature Measuring temperature inside an air duct is a common facilities maintenance task for energy conservation, particularly when office area temperatures are far from defined set-points.

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Technical Learning Server Room Remote Environmental Monitoring

Mon Oct 01 02:10:08 EDT 2018 |

Server Room Remote Environmental Monitoring Monitoring temperature and relative humidity conditions in a server room is essential to maintaining the operating efficiency of this critical infrastructure.

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Technical Learning Sensor Theory of Operation

Mon Sep 24 08:14:16 EDT 2018 |

Sensor Theory of Operation Omega is a reliable source for pressure transducers and load cells that provide high quality data in a myriad of processes.

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Technical Learning Machine Safety Checklist : Top Aspects to Consider

Fri Sep 21 10:57:10 EDT 2018 |

Machine Safety Checklist : Top Aspects to Consider Safety should always be the top priority in a facility with production machinery. Proper safety measures help to ensure that your workers are safer, and it’s simply a smart business practice.

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Technical Learning 5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process

Wed Sep 19 10:24:23 EDT 2018 |

5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process Here's 5 Ways IIoT Sensors Can Add Value to Your Process

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Technical Learning What is MI Cable?

Wed Sep 19 08:56:31 EDT 2018 |

What is MI Cable? The basic construction provides high-temperature capability, exceptional electrical isolation, and physical protection for the conductors especially when subjected to harsh environments.

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Technical Learning PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds

Tue Sep 18 11:43:29 EDT 2018 |

PID with Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Control—The Best of Both Worlds Proportional integral derivative (PID) control is a well established way of driving a system towards a target position or level.

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Technical Learning The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab

Tue Sep 18 08:43:47 EDT 2018 |

The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab Failure rates for many electronic components rise with temperature.

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Technical Learning High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements

Wed Sep 12 09:47:29 EDT 2018 |

High Temperature Pressure Transducers vs. Cooling Elements Pressure measurement is often a challenging task due to the harsh environments frequently found in industrial manufacturing.

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Technical Learning Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation

Wed Sep 12 07:44:43 EDT 2018 |

Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation Coriolis mass flow meters can detect the flow of all liquids, including Newtonian and non-Newtonian, as well as that of moderately dense gases.

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Technical Learning Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies

Wed Sep 12 03:08:41 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Transmitter Scaling Methodologies Temperature transmitters are used to send a signal from a temperature sensor, such as a thermocouple or RTD, to a measurement or control device.

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Technical Learning How accurate can a Coriolis Flow Meter be?

Mon Sep 10 11:01:35 EDT 2018 |

How accurate can a Coriolis Flow Meter be? Mass flow measurement is the basis of most recipe formulations, material balance determinations, and billing and custody transfer operations throughout industries that need to measure flow.

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Technical Learning Types of Relays: Mechanical, SSR, Internal or External

Mon Sep 10 07:54:43 EDT 2018 |

Types of Relays: Mechanical, SSR, Internal or External Relays are the control switches that operate with low-powered electrical signals controlling most types of circuits.

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Technical Learning Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments

Mon Sep 10 00:03:38 EDT 2018 |

Temperature Measurement in Electromagnetic Environments One of the easiest ways to measure and record temperature is with a thermocouple. Thermocouples perform reliably in most environments, tolerating temperature extremes, vibration and even ionizing radiation.

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Technical Learning Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps

Fri Sep 07 04:08:41 EDT 2018 |

Strain Gage Application Requires Quality Control Surface Preparation and Application Steps OMEGA Engineering offers four types of strain gages: The Karma Grid or K-Series, Precision Strain Gages, Pre-Wired Gages, Transducer Quality.

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Technical Learning Creating a Machine Guarding Policy

Fri Sep 07 02:44:12 EDT 2018 |

Creating a Machine Guarding Policy A machine guarding policy is a critical part of the safety program at any firm where employees interact with machinery.

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Technical Learning Differentiating Between Doppler & Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Thu Sep 06 11:42:46 EDT 2018 |

Differentiating Between Doppler & Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters Ultrasonic flow meters are non-intrusive devices that use acoustic vibrations to measure the flow rate of liquid...

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Technical Learning Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters

Tue Sep 04 11:35:50 EDT 2018 |

Introduction to Coriolis Flow Meters It was G.G. Coriolis, a French engineer, who first noted that all bodies moving on the surface of the Earth tend to drift sideways because of the eastward rotation of the planet.

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Technical Learning Types of Load Cells

Tue Sep 04 10:44:02 EDT 2018 |

Types of Load Cells Various load cell types are preferred, relative to the needs of the laboratory or operational environment.

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Technical Learning A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor

Tue Sep 04 10:20:53 EDT 2018 |

A Brief History of the Temperature Sensor The sensations of hot and cold are fundamental to the human experience, yet finding ways to measure temperature has challenged many great minds.

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Technical Learning Measurement of Current with a Voltage DAQ

Tue Sep 04 08:59:04 EDT 2018 |

Measurement of Current with a Voltage DAQ A data acquisition (DAQ) system that measures current typically does so directly. However, DAQ systems that measure voltage are often more readily available to the user.

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Technical Learning Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft

Tue Sep 04 03:04:11 EDT 2018 |

Using Load Cells to Weigh Trucks, Trains, and Aircraft In the airline industry, weight is money. Every additional pound requires more fuel to lift, so making sure there’s enough gas in the tanks means knowing what the aircraft weighs.

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Technical Learning Thermal mass flow sensors, theory of operation & design

Mon Sep 03 11:09:20 EDT 2018 |

Thermal mass flow sensors, theory of operation & design Thermal mass flow meters measure the mass flowrate of gases and liquids directly.

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Technical Learning Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors

Mon Sep 03 10:23:13 EDT 2018 |

Preventing Vibration Damage to Thermocouples and RTD Sensors Challenges presented to temperature measurements in the presence of vibration

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Technical Learning Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres

Mon Sep 03 09:59:08 EDT 2018 |

Measuring Temperatures in Furnaces with Oxidizing Atmospheres Measuring temperatures inside a furnace can present several challenges: high temperatures, temperature cycling, and hostile atmospheres exceeding the limits of many measurement devices while others have greatly reduced lifetimes and poor accuracy.

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Technical Learning Applications and Benefits of Mineral Insulated Cables in Critical Processes

Mon Sep 03 09:31:43 EDT 2018 |

Applications and Benefits of Mineral Insulated Cables in Critical Processes MI cable is a specialized type of cable used in high temperatures or harsh environmental conditions because it has low flammability, even when operating at high temperatures. It resists oxidation and enables precise measurement.

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Technical Learning Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices

Sat Sep 01 03:55:33 EDT 2018 |

Installing a Load Cell: Best Practices Each load cell installation is unique. Consult a structural engineer when your application requires very high accuracy, long-term stability, custom specifications, or when using in a varied R&D environment.

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Technical Learning Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement

Sat Sep 01 03:03:31 EDT 2018 |

Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement Output signals produced by temperature measurement sensors require conditioning to convert them to a form that can be used for further processing.

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Technical Learning Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria

Sat Sep 01 02:44:23 EDT 2018 |

Thermowell Characteristics and Selection Criteria Thermowells are used to guard temperature sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors and bimetal thermometers against damage from excessive pressure, material velocity and corrosion

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Technical Learning What is a Mass Flow Meter?

Sat Sep 01 02:40:13 EDT 2018 |

What is a Mass Flow Meter? Industrial and chemical processes ranging from polymerization to brewing depend on delivery of precise quantities of liquids or gases.

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Technical Learning Flow & Level Measurement

Sat Sep 01 01:31:16 EDT 2018 |

Flow & Level Measurement Mass flow measurement is the basis of most recipe formulations, material balance determinations, and billing and custody transfer operations throughout industries that need to measure flow.

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Technical Learning Calibrating Temperature Measurement Devices Used in Manufacturing

Fri Aug 31 07:21:05 EDT 2018 |

Calibrating Temperature Measurement Devices Used in Manufacturing Calibration equipment options and reasons for and against using an AS17025 calibration laboratory.

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Technical Learning Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches

Fri Aug 31 02:34:40 EDT 2018 |

Understanding Deadband for Pressure Switches A pressure switch consists of a sensing component and an electrical switch.

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Technical Learning Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters

Fri Aug 31 01:59:59 EDT 2018 |

Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters Positive Displacement flow meters are the only flow measuring technology to directly measure the volume of fluid that passes though the flow meter.

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Technical Learning How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement

Fri Aug 31 01:03:43 EDT 2018 |

How Bright is it? Shining a light on intensity measurement Human vision depends on light. Light reflects off surfaces into the eyes, passing through the cornea and pupil to form an image on the retina.

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Technical Learning What is a Cartridge Heater?

Thu Aug 30 08:06:21 EDT 2018 |

What is a Cartridge Heater? Cartridge heaters are most frequently used for heating metal parts by insertion into drilled holes.

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Technical Learning Tuning a PID Controller

Wed Aug 29 11:59:24 EDT 2018 |

Tuning a PID Controller Heat treatment processes exemplify the need for PID control. To ensure consistent product quality the temperature inside an oven or furnace must be kept within narrow limits

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Technical Learning What is a LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer)?

Wed Aug 29 09:06:40 EDT 2018 |

What is a LVDT (Linear Variable Displacement Transducer)? An LVDT is an electromechanical device used to convert mechanical motion or vibrations, specifically rectilinear motion, into a variable electrical current, voltage or electric signals, and the reverse.

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Technical Learning Air Flow Measurement Instruments: How Precise and Accurate?

Wed Aug 29 04:11:46 EDT 2018 |

Air Flow Measurement Instruments: How Precise and Accurate? Calculating flow rates through ducts, pipes, hoods and stacks (collectively called ducts for our purposes), has never been difficult.

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Technical Learning Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe”

Tue Aug 28 04:26:56 EDT 2018 |

Understanding What’s Meant by “Intrinsically Safe” Fire is a hazard in many industries. Sometimes the risk is quite evident, as when flammable gasses...

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