Transit data recorders move from PC to Mobile

By pnorton@deltatrak.com (Peter Norton)

flashlink miniOnline  —  In a world where almost everyone has a smart phone and other mobile devises, DeltaTrak is moving along with technology by developing mobile temperature logging devises for transit, and one of their newest products, the FlashLink Mini PDF logger, fits nicely into this trend.

The FlashLink Mini PDF logger is a flash link logger that creates an onboard software pdf file which can be plugged in and downloaded to any PC, tablet, mobile telephone, even a printer with a USB port, anywhere in the world.

All of the necessary software is already programmed onto the devise which eliminates the need for any cradles, readers or adapters. Continue reading

Software Calculator for Modelling Freeze Drying Cycles

 LyoModelling Calculator & Two Webinars

spscientificpr75-imageStone Ridge, NY, USA  —  SP Scientific announces the introduction of the LyoModelling Calculator (LMC) – a powerful new free software utility that enables those developing freeze drying cycles to calculate the time required for primary drying and the maximum product temperature based on user data input.

This free software resource is available on the SP Scientific website**.

Users obtain a starting point for primary drying duration and the maximum product temperature at the sublimation interface using pertinent information, such as shelf temperature and chamber pressure, from which an optimized freeze-drying cycle can be developed. Continue reading

Scientific Reports Compare Air & Water Condensers

Two reports show Asynt “CondenSyn” comparable to water-cooled ones

Asynt CondenSyn air condenser

Asynt CondenSyn air condenser

Online  —  Asynt announces how new scientific evaluations from the Department of Chemistry, University of Uppsala (Sweden)** and the Australian National University (Canberra) report on the testing of the performance of their Asynt CondenSyn air condenser versus traditional water-driven condensers and an alternative commercial air condenser in “real-world” laboratory conditions.

Synthesis labs are aware that water-driven condensers use a large amount of water which is wasteful, expensive and increases the possibility of leaks from the condenser. That could result in flooding: thus labs are keen to find an alternative.

In the two independent reports the Asynt CondenSyn air condenser displayed comparable performance to even the most efficient water-driven condensers and outperformed the alternative air condenser designs tested. Continue reading

Ensuring Optimum Coolant Flow during Chemotherapy Treatment

Titan Enterprises 800 Series flowmeter integrated into cooling system

Scalp Cooling System for chemotherapy

Scalp Cooling System for chemotherapy

Online  —  Titan Enterprises reports on how Paxman Coolers Ltd (www.paxmanscalpcooling.com) has enhanced their innovative Scalp Cooling System for chemotherapy treatment through integration of a Titan 800-Series flowmeter.

Paxman has been pioneering scalp cooling technology worldwide for over 25 years and are committed to improving the efficacy of scalp cooling for all cancer treatment patients across the world.

The Paxman scalp cooler has been used by over 100,000 patients in 32 countries and is responsible for helping patients to keep their hair and retain normality during chemotherapy. The treatment works by lowering scalp temperature before, during and after the administration of chemotherapy. Continue reading

5 Tips to Help Prevent Heat-Related Illness

Here’s 5 tips to keep you going on these hot days, but first:

With an average temperature of 71.8 °F, last month was the hottest on record for the contiguous United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Children and older adults are the most vulnerable in these record-setting temperatures. The high temperatures can be blamed for about 658 deaths in the United States every year.

As the temperatures heat up, our bodies gradually adjust (through blood flow and sweat) to the change over five to seven days. However, infants and the elderly aren’t able to adjust as easily as healthy adults, putting them at a higher risk. Continue reading

Airborne mission to explore the global atmosphere

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, mission

ATom mission

Probes on the outside of NASA’s DC-8 aircraft to collect atmospheric samples. The DC-8 aircraft will be outfitted with 20 instruments for the ATom mission. Credit: NASA.

Online  —  Ice sheets, deserts, rivers, islands, coasts and oceans – the features of Earth’s surface are wildly different, spread across a vast geography.

The same is true for Earth’s thin film of atmosphere and the mix of gases it holds, although the details are invisible to human eyes. Pollutants emitted to the atmosphere – soot, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides – are dispersed over the whole globe, but remote regions are cleaner, by factors of 1000 or more, than areas near the continents.

A new NASA airborne campaign aims to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the land and oceans below.

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, mission is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans. Scientists aboard NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory will journey from the North Pole south over the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand and then across to the tip of South America and north up the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland. Continue reading

Thermal Infrared Cameras for Monitoring Manufacturing Operations

FLIR GR306 , GF309 & GF320 OGI cameras

fliratspr136-imageMeer, Belgium — FLIR Systems GF-Series infrared cameras are being used by chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and many other manufacturing industries worldwide to ensure that existing air quality or internal systems for removing chemicals are functioning properly.

Regulations exist in most industrialized countries that specify thousands of inspection points around a manufacturing operation and how often they must be monitored.

A comprehensive system for testing and repairing those leaks can yield competitive advantage by reducing maintenance and inspection costs while increasing worker safety, improving environmental quality inside the facility and outside as well. Continue reading

WEBINAR: Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry applied to Process Safety

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 @ 10:00AM EDT – in English

(French, Spanish & Portuguese Translation available)

Setaram Webinar Online — SETARAM is pleased to invite you to our next 2016 Webinar Series on the Energetics of Zeolites of other framework materials.

The title is, “ENERGETICS OF ZEOLITES AND OTHER FRAMEWORK MATERIALS STUDIED BY THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY”.

We hope this information will help you further your material science research and inspire your imagination. Continue reading

I-Plug-PDF for Food & Beverage Cold Chain Validation

Compact Data Logger for Affordable Temperature Monitoring

ECCS I-plug PDF temperature data logger

ECCS I-plug PDF temperature data logger

CHESTERLAND O, USA — The Food & Beverage industry is increasingly turning to temperature recorders as an affordable way to prove best practices and product quality.

Now CAS DataLoggers and Swiss manufacturer ECCS introduce the new I-Plug-PDF Single Use Temperature Data Logger.

Read more on CAS Datalogger’s new Cold Chain Datalogger page.

The I-Plug-PDF logger monitors the temperature of its environment at a Temperature range of -40 °C to +65 °C.

The logger takes measurements at an accuracy of ±0.3 °C and resolution of 0.1 °C. Continue reading