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Technical Learning How to Use a Magnetic Flow Meter to Meet Hygiene Requirements for Clean-in-Place (CIP) Systems

How to Use a Magnetic Flow Meter to Meet Hygiene Requirements for Clean-in-Place (CIP) Systems In the food and beverage industry, clean-in-place (CIP) maintenance is essential for meeting safety and hygiene standards while maintaining process efficiency and maximizing equipment service life.

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Technical Learning Best Practices: 3 Steps to Efficiency and Flexibility for Small Businesses using IIoT

Best Practices: 3 Steps to Efficiency and Flexibility for Small Businesses using IIoT Operational efficiency is key to the success of any small business, and IIoT essentially helps you achieve that by turning your offline processes to online through a connected environment.

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Case Study Groundbreaking Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator Uses Standard Components to Provide Flexible Solution for Worldwide Access

Groundbreaking Low-Cost Emergency Ventilator Uses Standard Components to Provide Flexible Solution for Worldwide Access The COVID-19 pandemic has created worldwide demand for ventilators—with approximately 880,000 more needed.

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Technical Learning How to Monitor Asphalt Temperature with IIoT Devices

How to Monitor Asphalt Temperature with IIoT Devices The temperature of hot mixed asphalt is a critical component to the compaction and longevity of poured concrete.

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Technical Learning How to Connect Your Modbus Devices to the Layer N Gateway

How to Connect Your Modbus Devices to the Layer N Gateway Industrial setups look to reap the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by establishing a connected environment.

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Technical Learning How to select Heat Trace Cable?

How to select Heat Trace Cable? Selecting the proper cable family according to the process conditions is necessary to get desired temperature controls within the pipes.

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Technical Learning What is a Heat Trace System?

What is a Heat Trace System? A heat trace system is a set of paths lined along pipes or vessels.

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Technical Learning Designing the Right Heat Trace System

Designing the Right Heat Trace System Designing a perfect heat trace system requires considering several important variables.

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Technical Learning What is a type K Thermocouple?

What is a type K Thermocouple? A Type K thermocouple refers to any temperature sensor containing Chromel and Alumel conductors, that meets the output requirements as stated in ANSI/ASTM E230 or IEC 60584 for Type K thermocouples

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Technical Learning What Are The Most Common Applications for Thermocouples?

What Are The Most Common Applications for Thermocouples? Thermocouples are used in a wide range of applications.

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Technical Learning How to Mount Thermocouples Correctly?

How to Mount Thermocouples Correctly? When connecting thermocouples to other devices care needs to be taken to ensure that the proper polarity is maintained.

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Technical Learning FAQ: Thermocouple Characteristics and Specifications

FAQ: Thermocouple Characteristics and Specifications Thermocouples do have positive and negative wires, in order to read a correct temperature the polarity needs to be maintained throughout the circuit.

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Technical Learning Thermocouple Styles and Constructions

Thermocouple Styles and Constructions Thermocouples come in three types of junctions, Grounded, Ungrounded and Exposed.

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Technical Learning Common Techniques to Calibrate Thermocouples

Common Techniques to Calibrate Thermocouples Thermocouples are usually calibrated in one of three ways depending on the accuracy needed and the conditions where the calibration takes place.

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Technical Learning FAQ: Thermocouple Installations

FAQ: Thermocouple Installations When more than one measurement is needed, dual thermocouples provide that extra measurement signal.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications

Pressure Transducer in Underwater Applications A pressure transducer being underwater presents its own unique challenges.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Controllers

Pressure Transducer and Controllers Pressure not only needs to be measured, but your system needs to make changes based on pressure readings as well.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection

Pressure Transducer and Amplifier Selection Choosing the proper amplifier depends on the type of signal that your system needs.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer for Gases

Pressure Transducer for Gases ‘Gas’ is an incredibly broad term. Many industries use gas, but not every industry needs to accurately measure the pressure of the system.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer for Air

Pressure Transducer for Air Air pressure was first measured all the way back in 1643: when the barometer was invented.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducer in Air Applications

Pressure Transducer in Air Applications There are a wide variety of applications that need air pressure properly monitored.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers

Pressure Transducers and Dataloggers Data loggers are typically used to measure and store the pressure signals that a system puts out.

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Technical Learning Choosing a Signal Transmitter

Choosing a Signal Transmitter From reviewing both devices and the way they work with other devices, it is clear that signal transmitters and signal conditioners more or less perform the same set of tasks.

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Technical Learning Signal Transmitters

Signal Transmitters A signal transmitter is a device that transmits data from one place to another.

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Technical Learning IIoT vs. IoT: What is the Difference?

IIoT vs. IoT: What is the Difference? Whenever there's a discussion about IIoT, a comparison with IoT always exists.

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Technical Learning What components are in a IIoT network?

What components are in a IIoT network? IIoT or Industrial Internet of Things is one such technology that is well-known among industry experts but mostly unknown to the rest.

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Technical Learning Pressure Measurement of Water Level

Pressure Measurement of Water Level Figuring out how much the water level has risen or fallen in a tank (or something similar) should be a simple task.

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Technical Learning Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant

Pressure Transducers for Refrigerant Plenty of systems in the real world rely on the refrigeration cycle; from massive supermarket refrigeration systems to the AC unit in your car.

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Application

How to Locate a Water Leak Using an Ultrasonic Flow Meter When a single conduit line in a complex configuration of pipelines is compromised, it can be challenging to locate the precise point where the leak is occurring.

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Application

How to Measure an Industrial Coffee Grinder Motor’s Temperature During Grinding In this application, the purpose is to measure the temperature of the motor in an industrial coffee grinder during the grinding process to better understand the strain on the motor.

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Application

Benchtop Controller for Mantle Heater Heating mantles are commonly used in laboratories to heat liquids as part of the research process.

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Application

Measuring the Force Applied to a Rocket Parachute Rockets deploy parachutes to aid in rapidly decreasing the rocket’s re-entry or landing speed. However, before use, it’s essential to test the system using s-beam load cells.

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Application

How to Measure the Bending Force of a Sheet Metal Bending Machine Measuring bending stress requires determining the average amount of force exerted on the material that results in a repeatable uniform surface.

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Application

How to Determine the Force Measurement of a Crossbow Crossbows work like a spring. The force and tension applied as you pull the string of the crossbow is what creates the movement and energy to propel the arrow from the bow at high speed.

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Application

Flow of Paper Stock A customer in the paper industry wanted to measure flow of paper stock pulp on a 250mm SS line with an average flow of 120-150 l/s and a pulp temperature of 45°.

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Product Info Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal Imaging Camera A thermal imager is a non-contact temperature measurement device.

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Product Info An Introduction to Flow Meters

An Introduction to Flow Meters As the name implies a Flow meter is an instrument for monitoring, measuring, or recording the rate of flow, pressure, or discharge of liquids or gasses.

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Technical Learning How Does a Pressure Transducer Work?

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 Digital Signal Transmission

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 What is a Polyimide Heater?

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

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 With an Isolated Repeater/Splitter

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 Devices Use Advanced Technology

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 What is a Mass Flow Meter?

What is a Mass Flow Meter? 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?

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 RTD vs Thermocouples

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

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 Cold junction compensation for thermocouples

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

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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Product Info What is a PID Controller?

What is a PID Controller? A PID controller is an instrument used in industrial control applications to regulate temperature, flow, pressure, speed and other process variables.

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Product Info How to Choose Between a RTD PT100 vs Pt1000?

How to Choose Between a RTD PT100 vs Pt1000? The sensing elements in Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s) can be categorized in terms of the type of metal out of which they’re made and their resistance at a benchmark temperature.

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Product Info What types of RTDs are available?

What types of RTDs are available? Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) available today can generally be categorized into one of two basic types of RTDs, depending on how their temperature sensing element is constructed.

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Technical Learning Resistance Elements and RTD’s

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 Industrial pH Monitoring: pH and pH Electrode Basics

Industrial pH Monitoring: pH and pH 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 Fuzzy Logic

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 Top 6 Methods to Measure or Monitor Fluid Levels

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: Connect Digital Input & Output DAQ Board

Contact Closure Inputs: Connect Digital Input & Output DAQ Board 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

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 Infrared pyrometers

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 Differential Pressure Flow meters

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 RF/Capacitance Level Instrumentation

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 Pressure sensor

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

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

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Technical Learning An Introduction to Pitot Tubes and Probes

An Introduction to Pitot Tubes and Probes 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?

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 Electronic Flow meters

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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Product Info Working principle of thermocouples

Working principle of thermocouples A typicial thermocouple is made up of two dissimilar metals joined together to form two junctions.

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Technical Learning Wireless Signals & Faraday Cages in Temperature Measurement

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 New Data Logging, Charting and Alarm Notification System

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

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

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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Case Study Load Cell Customization  A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser

Load Cell Customization A Small, But Critical Component in the World’s Brightest X-Ray Laser By modifying its standard load cells, OMEGA helps keep novel laser project on track for completion in 2018.

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

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?

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 Differentiating State, Event and Pulse Data Loggers and Defining Applications

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 Sensor Theory of Operation

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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Case Study Custom Pressure Transducers

Custom Pressure Transducers A custom pressure transducer is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal, often manufactured with the exact specifications required for an application.

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Technical Learning The importance of wind tunnel testing in the lab

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

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Technical Learning Coriolis Flow Meter Applications & Installation

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

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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Product Info Sanitary Sensors

Sanitary Sensors A Sanitary Sensor is a device which measures temperature, flow or pressure in an environment where products will be for human consumption.

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Technical Learning Doppler Meters Vs Transit Time Ultrasonic Flow Meters

Doppler Meters Vs 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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Product Info Strip Heater

Strip Heater A strip heater is a device which is mounted on a surface and used to heat the surface or air (gasses).

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

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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Product Info Cryogenic Temperature Sensors

Cryogenic Temperature Sensors Cryogenics is the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.

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Product Info Temperature Measurement

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 Signal Conditioning and Transmission in Temperature Measurement

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 Lessons about Positive Displacement Flow Meters

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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Product Info Panel Meters

Panel Meters A panel meter is an instrument that displays an input signal in either a digital or analog form.

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Product Info Infrared Thermometer

Infrared Thermometer On its most basic design an infrared thermometer consists of a lens to focus the infrared (IR) energy on to a detector.

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

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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Product Info Pressure Transducers

Pressure Transducers A pressure transducer, often called a pressure transmitter, is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.

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Product Info What is an Ultrasonic Flow Meter?

What is an Ultrasonic Flow Meter? An ultrasonic flow meter (non-intrusive Doppler flow meter) is a volumetric flow meter which requires particulates or bubbles in the flow.

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Product Info What is a Thermistor and how does it work?

What is a Thermistor and how does it work? A thermistor is an element with an electrical resistance that changes in response to temperature.

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Product Info Anemometer

Anemometer An anemometer is an instrument used to measure the speed or velocity of gases either in a contained flow, such as airflow in a duct, or in unconfined flows, such as atmospheric wind.

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Product Info How to Measure Acceleration?

How to Measure Acceleration? An accelerometer is a device that measures the vibration, or acceleration of motion of a structure.

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Product Info Level Measurement

Level Measurement Integral to process control in many industries, level measurement sensors fall into two main types. Point level measurement sensors are used to mark a single discrete liquid height–a preset level condition.

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