Diverse apps across many industries
Stone Ridge, NY, USA. — SP Scientific reports upon the growing range of applications served by its premium Hotpack Stability Chambers.
Available in a variety of customizable models, these systems provide precision temperature controlled environments from 2 °C to 70 °C and 20% to 96% RH with exceptional uniformity throughout the chamber and therefore can serve a diverse array of applications across a multitude of industries.
Hotpack Stability Chambers are used in the pharmaceutical, automotive, and cosmetic industries to test the resilience of product samples under controlled temperature and humidity variables.
Hotpack Stability Chambers are also used to test packaged food in sealed bags for moisture permeability.
A leading national naval laboratory relies on Hotpack Stability Chambers to house its atomic clocks. Continue reading →
Posted on 16 October 2017 by dana1981 at SkepticalScience.org
Evolution of the American power grid mix since 1960. Illustration: Carbon Brief (Click the image to see a larger version)
Online — Last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, “the war on coal is over.”
If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost!
According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), many old American coal power plants are being retired or converted to natural gas, and new coal power plants aren’t being built because they’ve become more expensive than natural gas, wind, and solar energy:
The share of US electricity coming from coal fell from 51 percent in 2008 to 31 percent in 2016—an unprecedented change. Continue reading →
Existing GF Series OGIs can be retrofitted
Meer, Belgium — FLIR Systems has announced that its GF-series Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras are now available with interchangeable 24-degree, 14.5-degree and 6-degree lenses.
This new flexibility has been introduced to maximise the gas leak finding capabilities of these popular cameras.
Available as standard on all new GF320 Series and other related cameras, all existing GF Series OGI cameras returned to FLIR systems for general maintenance can be retrofitted with the interchangeable lens capability free of charge. Continue reading →
To help map air-quality trace gases
Palaiseau, near Paris, France – Sofradir, a leader in advanced infrared (IR) detectors for aerospace, defense and commercial markets, has announced that its infrared detector Tropomi is among the instruments launched last Friday on the Sentinel 5-Precursor satellite from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia.
The mission of Sentinel-5P, one of the fleet of satellites within Europe’s Copernicus program, is to monitor Earth’s atmosphere.
Sofradir’s Tropomi detector is installed in the spectrometer of the same name; a state-of-the-art monitoring instrument carried onboard the satellite, whose role is to map numerous trace gases such as nitrogen dioxide, ozone, formaldehyde, sulphur dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide and aerosols – elements affecting the quality of the air we breathe. Continue reading →