Measuring the flow of liquid refrigerants

High Pressure Flowmeter for -25 °C to +125 °C

titian turbine flowmeterSherborne, UK —  Titan Enterprises, a manufacturer of specialist flowmeters, reports on the development of a high-pressure turbine meter for measuring the flow of liquid refrigerants.

In response to their OEM customer’s requirements, Titan Enterprises designed a flowmeter able to deliver reliable, high performance across 6 flow ranges from 0.05 to 15 litres per minute. With careful sensor selection the pressure drop through the flowmeter is low enough to prevent gas break-out and ensure reliable flow measurement from -25 °C to +125 °C.

To ensure the highest degree of inertness to the refrigerant fluids the flowmeter polymer components were moulded in an FDA approved grade of Polyvinylidene difluoride (PDVF) and mounted in a 316 stainless steel body.

Incorporating steel reinforced polymer components, to give a pressure rating of 40 Bar, the low inertia turbines of the flowmeter have proven ideal for measuring the low viscosities (0.3 to 0.4 centipoises) encountered with volatile refrigerant fluids measured in the liquid form. (more…)

A simpler way to measure moisture

A NIR-based technique

 KJT130 Handheld Portable Instant Moisture MeterBy Mary Page Bailey,

The new NIR-based method enables portable, instant moisture readings of chemical feedstock, product formulations or any end product.

NIR moisture meters allow accurate measurement of solids, pastes, and liquids without contact or sample preparation, so there is no contamination in handheld and online models, says the company.

Because no direct contact or sample alteration is required, particle size variation and unusual textures are not an issue.

In addition, because the process is non-destructive, samples remain unaltered so they can be used for additional tests or put back into the product stream. (more…)

Measuring Humidity in Condensing Environments

Webinar (FREE): Dec 04th 2018

Vaisala_logoOnline  —  Energy efficiency and humidity measurement are tightly connected. Getting accurate humidity data usually means an improved possibility to control your process, save energy and improve the end-product quality.

Join Vaisala on December 4th at 4 PM CET (Central European Time) / 9 AM EST (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) to see how humidity can be measured reliably in high humidity environment. (more…)

Harvesting renewable energy from the sun and outer space


apparatus Online — Scientists at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously with a single device.

Their research, published November 8 in the journal Joule, suggests that devices for harvesting solar and space energy will not compete for land space and can actually help each other function more efficiently.

Renewable energy is increasingly popular as an economical and efficient alternative to fossil fuels, with solar energy topping charts as the worldwide favorite. But there is another powerful energy source overhead that can perform just the opposite function–outer space.


How to calibrate temperature instruments


Beamex ebook on calibrationOnline — Beamex and ISA experts teamed up to present a two-part webinar series titled “How to calibrate temperature instruments.”

The webinar covered both theory and practical applications, demonstrations of temperature instrument calibration, as well as Q&A sessions.

Read the blog post and watch the webinars

The webinars covers some theory, many practical things, demonstrations of temperature instrument calibration and Questions & Answers sections.

More information on ISA can be found at (more…)

Bedbug II High Temperature Infrared Camera

Manufactured by: The Characterization Division of Mirion

M330- Bedbug IIOnline  —  The IST-Quadtek™ Bedbug II High-Temperature Infrared Camera from Mirion is a remote observation system.

It utilizes infrared camera electronics to monitor the smeltbed in recovery boilers, monitor slag build-up in utility power boilers and monitor product distribution and control, as well as burn efficiency in industrial process furnaces.

Mirion’s high temperature imaging systems combine temperature measurement, real-time video, and image processing into an enhanced video experience showing measurement information overlaid onto a live video image.


FLIR Systems First Deep Learning-Enabled Camera Family

FLIR Firefly® Camera Family

FLIR firefly camera systemWILSONVILLE, OR, USA — FLIR® Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has announced the FLIR Firefly® camera family, the industry’s first deep learning inference-enabled machine vision camera.

The FLIR Firefly®, which integrates the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU), is designed for image analysis professionals using deep learning for more accurate decisions, and faster, easier system development.

Traditional rules-based software is ideal for straightforward tasks such as barcode reading or checking a manufactured part against specifications. (more…)