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

AMETEK Land Offers Free UKAS Certs on Cyclops IR Thermometers

UKAS Calibration Certificate & more on new orders

Cyclops 100L

Cyclops 100L Infrared Thermometer

SHEFFIELD, UK — AMETEK Land has announced that buyers of its Cyclops C100L will receive a designated three point UKAS calibration certification to ISO / IEC 17025:2005 as standard.

Widely used in industries such as metal and glass production, as well as in ceramics, petrochemical and refractories, the Cyclops C100L portable non-contact (infrared) thermometer provides UKAS certification against three temperature points as specified by AMETEK Land.

They are:  650 °C, 1200 °C and 1450°C (1202 °F, 2192 °F and 2642 °F). Continue reading

New Smart Flue Gas Analyser – testo 330i

By Testo Limited

testo-330i-app

Online  —  The New testo 330i flue gas analyser is the combination of proven technology and revolutionary handling.

The basis of the flue gas analyser is the measurement technology of the proven predecessor the testo 330LL, however operation of the analyser has been truly revolutionised in a number of ways.

The testo 330i is the ultimate in precision and flue gas analysis

Operation and display of the measurement values take place by Bluetooth via the free testo 330i App. Continue reading

Physicists Collide Ultracold Atoms, Observe Pauli Exclusion

By CSA Editor

Online — Physicists from New Zealand’s University of Otago have used steerable ‘optical tweezers’ to split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and slowly smash them together to directly observe the Pauli Exclusion, a key theoretical principle of quantum mechanics.

The principle places fundamental constraints on the behavior of groups of identical particles and underpins the structure and stability of atoms as well as the mechanical, electrical, magnetic and chemical properties of almost all materials.

Otago Physics researcher Associate Professor Niels Kjærgaard led the research, published in journal Nature Communications. Continue reading