Solving High-Speed Automotive Testing Challenges

FLIR Systems White Paper

fliratspr202-imageB Meer, Belgium  —  FLIR Systems has published a white paper that discusses how new Infrared (IR) camera technologies are providing engineers and technicians with the tools they need to address the difficulties of high-speed automotive testing.

Product research and development on internal combustion engines, brake rotors and tires, and high- speed airbags are discussed as just a few of the areas that could truly benefit from high speed, high sensitivity thermal characterization testing. Measuring temperature on objects that are moving fast is challenging.

Traditional forms of temperature measurement such as thermocouples are not practical for systems in motion.

Non-contact forms of temperature measurement such as spot pyrometers lack the fast response rates necessary to take accurate readings on fast moving objects or to thermally characterize a high-speed target accurately. (more…)


AMS report links weather & climate events to human influence

#BulletinAMSOnline  —  The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is releasing its annual edition of scientific studies tying humanity’s releases of greenhouse gases to news-making extreme weather and climate events.

The linkages are made in a report was releasing today, Monday, December 10th: “Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective“.

This seventh annual supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) collects 17 unique analyses of 16 different extremes in 2017—from billion dollar floods in South America to wildfires in Australia to drought in Ethiopia, Europe, and the United States.

More than 100 scientists authoring these new studies use the latest “attribution” techniques to show the human fingerprint in the weather extremes that are in many ways the most dangerous risks of our changing climate.

Due to the connections that can now be made scientifically between weather risks and climate change, the research enables society to better appreciate the new risks of extremes that threaten lives, property, and infrastructure. (more…)

Simple Safe Parallel Reaction Sampling

Asynt’s New Synthesiser Kit

AsyntIsleham, UK — Asynt has introduced the DrySyn OCTO Mini Conversion Kit to enable chemists to efficiently sample reactions performed using their DrySyn OCTO 8-position parallel synthesiser.

The DrySyn OCTO is a compact, entry-level parallel synthesiser for chemists wishing to conduct synthetic reactions under an inert atmosphere with temperature control and powerful magnetic stirring.

The new Mini Conversion Kit lets you quickly adapt a standard DrySyn OCTO unit for use with shorter length reaction tubes, enabling faster reaction sampling with disposable needles. (more…)

Frostbite and Hypothermia

Courtesy of Infraspection

Optikos temperature testingOnline  —  For many, the early days of winter weather are upon us. Thermographers working outdoors in cold climates can face serious safety challenges due to frostbite and hypothermia.

Knowing the symptoms of these conditions and proper treatment is imperative for worker safety.

Frostbite is a severe reaction to cold exposure that can permanently damage its victims. A loss of feeling and a white or pale appearance in fingers, toes, or nose and ear lobes are symptoms of frostbite.

Hypothermia is a condition brought on when the body temperature drops to less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Symptoms of hypothermia include uncontrollable shivering, slow speech, memory lapses, frequent stumbling, drowsiness, and exhaustion. (more…)

FLIR Delta Podcast

Keeping solar farms efficient

Podcast Randall Warns speaks with Nikhil VadhavkarOnline — Flir just released their second episode of the series sitting down with Nikhil Vadhavkar, CEO of Raptor Maps.

They are proud to have a unique place in the industry where we have little direct competition and can work directly with every major stakeholder when it comes to drone technology.

These podcasts are casual conversations about the individual journeys and perspectives of each guest.

We talk a lot about what it’s like to start businesses, mistakes you might avoid, and what might be shaping the drone industry in the future. (more…)

FREE Julabo App Now Available

Do you have the right temperature capacity?

Linked to Google Play StoreOnline. — Determine the heating and cooling capacity you need to get the results you want. The formula is in the new JULABO US App.

Download now to see the recommended temperature capacity and the ideal equipment for your application.

You can also use the app to access Julabo products, industry information and limited-time promotions.

From the Apple App Store: (more…)