Visit CAS DataLoggers and T&D at Pittcon!

Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, GA

Pittcon2016CHESTERLAND, OH, USA  —  Visit CAS DataLoggers at Pittcon March 7-10 in Atlanta GA!

Learn how T&D dataloggers can save lab technicians and managers time by automating temperature monitoring and data collection with the new T&D Thermo WiFi series dataloggers.

Experience Pittcon: Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science.

Attracting more than 16,000 attendees, Pittcon welcomes attendees in life sciences, pharmaceutical discovery and QA, food safety, environmental fields, and more. Continue reading

ThermoAnalytics TAITherm Version 12.1 News

TAITherm Version 12.1Calumet, MI, USA  —  Version 12.1 of ThermoAnalytics’ TAITherm software is now available for download.

Below is a reminder of just a handful of the powerful features and upgrades ThermoAnalytics have made to the software.

Distributed Memory Parallel

The Distributed Memory Parallel is now a more functional, well-rounded tool for you having the capability to function with natural environments, wind convection, and models containing solar lamps.

Solar Lamp Distribution Curves

Virtually replicating tests in environment chambers is easier and more accurate with new solar lamp fall-off functions. The “Lamps Tab” has been added to the interface, which allows you to work with your solar lamp data more easily.
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Milestones for the AMS Education Program

By Jeff

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In a milestone year for the now 25-year-old AMS Education Program, one of the proudest achievements was the successful completion of the five-year AMS Climate Studies Diversity Project.

This NSF-funded initiative introduced and enhanced geoscience and/or sustainability teaching at nearly 100 minority-serving institutions (MSIs) since 2011.

The recent AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans was the final event in the project; it included a Sunday workshop bringing together 18 faculty from minority-serving institutions who had attended the project’s May 2015 workshop on implementing the AMS Climate Studies course.

The faculty not only attend the workshop; they also presented at the subsequent Education Symposium of the Annual Meeting.

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Trip Alarm with Intrinsically-Safe (IS) Field Connections

Moore Industries’ SPA2IS Reduces Installation & Maintenance Costs

SPA2IS Programmable Limit Alarm Trips

SPA2IS Programmable Limit Alarm Trips

NORTH HILLS, Calif.—Feb. 4, 2016—Moore Industries announces the new SPA2IS programmable alarm trips with built-in intrinsically-safe (IS) field connections.

Now customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas extraction & refining and pharmaceutical industries that monitor, control, and measure signals in hazardous areas have an alarm solution that significantly reduces wiring, installation and maintenance costs.

The SPA2IS is a combination alarm trip and temperature transmitter solution that includes built-in intrinsically-safe field connections for current/voltage, resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and thermocouple.

The IS approach as a method of hazardous area protection with monitoring and measurement instruments is increasing globally.

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Thermal Infrared Camera Technology Aids Honeybee Health

Utah Among The First To Use FLIR Technology For Bee Inspections

Winter Honeybee Inspection

Online — Most people don’t think of winter as a good time to inspect honey bee colonies, but apiary inspectors at the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food are actively inspecting hives this winter, thanks to a partnership with the University of Utah.

The thermal infrared camera winter beehive health inspection program is among the first of its kind nationally and one of many free services available to registered beekeepers to help them better manage their colonies. Continue reading

Lake Shore provides AC Hall measurements for PEC material research

From The Lake Shore Blog

Hematite Chunk

A Piece of “As-Mined” Hematite

Online  —  “Lake Shore has also been collaborating with scientists from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, along with other institutions, in work aimed at developing more economically feasible photogeneration technology.

“This goal of this PEC (photoelectrically cell) solar water-splitting research is to take a relatively abundant semiconductor material and synthesize it so as to enable the efficient conversion of solar energy to chemical energy in the form of clean hydrogen (H2).

“(For more about the sunlight harnessing/water-splitting process, the U.S. Department of Energy has a nice, succinct presentation on its website.)

“One promising candidate material for use as a photoelectrode in PEC water splitting applications is hematite (?-Fe2O3). A mineral form of iron oxide, hematite is highly stable and abundant, with mineral deposits found throughout the world. Continue reading

Global Multi-function Infrared Thermometer Industry 2015

Market Research Report from ReportBazzar: $2800

logoOnline  —  The Global Multi-function Infrared Thermometer Industry 2015 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Multi-function Infrared Thermometer industry.

The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.

The Multi-function Infrared Thermometer market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Continue reading

Better than guessing: How MARWIS helps to enhance traffic safety

By Ann Pattison

Crazy winter in the US: Snow storm Jonas was raging in the country few days ago and triggered several traffic accidents and casualties.

Of course every party concerned is looking for ways to better prepare for and deal with storms like Jonas in the future.

In the following, Ann Pattison from Lufft USA explains how school bus drivers in North Carolina manage to bring students to school safely and how every driver has a chance to lower traffic risks during cold days.

Washington, D.C., USA – January 23, 2016: snow covered cars during a snowstorm – photo: faustasyan, Fotolia

Stay indoors! Stock up on food and supplies! By all means, stay off the roads! By now we are used to these messages after the devastating blizzard conditions brought on by winter storm Jonas last week. Continue reading

Testo Guide to Food Safety

By Testo Limited


Online  —  Testo offer a wide range of equipment for food safety which will help you meet your requirements and give you the reassurance you are storing and cooking your food safely.

Safety is the most important ingredient!

A modern lifestyle requires ever increasing flexibility and mobility. This is one of the reasons why people are going out to eat more and more.

Demands of restaurant guests regarding variety and freshness of food are as high as they’ve ever been. The gastronomic trade can only meet these demands with absolute quality and, above all, food safety. Continue reading