How to calibrate temperature instruments

CALIBRATION WEBINARS

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 https://www.isa.org. (more…)

Fires in Tunnels

Researching the spread of heat & smoke

 full size mock-up of a tunnel Online — Fires in road tunnels cause serious explosions and loss of life. The main source of casualties in recent tunnel fires in China and elsewhere was the release of toxic substances from incomplete combustion of fuels.

A study published next month in Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology will say that the key to solving tunnel safety problems is to understand smoke flow patterns and thermophysical properties of fires in tunnels. (more…)

The 6 Most Important Parts of a Temperature Monitoring System

Guard Critical Products and Processes

Temperature monitoring system at CAS DataloggersOnline  —  In the last few years, it’s become increasingly common for hospitals, clinics, healthcare, and life science organizations and other business to use an electronic temperature monitoring system to safeguard their products and satisfy regulatory demands.

You may know that you need a monitoring system possibly with alarming capabilities but aren’t sure how to select the best one to meet your needs.

To complicate matters, there are literally dozens of different types of temperature monitoring systems with different features and a wide range of prices.

Whether you’re tasked with recommending what to buy, a purchasing agent or the ultimate end user, you can ensure that you’re getting the right system by learning a bit about the most important parts to consider.

At CAS DataLoggers they’ve put together a basic tutorial covering the 6 parts to a typical Temperature Monitoring System to help you know what to look for.

Consider each of these six factors when specifying/selecting a temperature monitoring system:

Learn more online at: https://www.dataloggerinc.com/resource-article/6-important-parts-temperature-monitoring-system/

How To Build An Eight-Bit Thermal Imaging Camera

by Chris Best on sensors|online

8-BIT THERMAL IMAGER ON CIRCUIT BOARDOnline –“The 8-bit thermal camera consists of the following three main hardware components:

“Panasonic Grid-EYE infrared sensor
“Varitronix COG-C144MVGI-08 graphic display LCD module
“PIC18F27K42 8-bit microcontroller

“Infrared detection is performed using the Grid-EYE sensor. The Grid-EYE is an 8 x 8 pixel (64 total) infrared array sensor designed using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) thermopile technology.

“The thermopile array consists of a series of free-standing thermocouples. Each thermocouple consists of two thin wires of different thermal materials.

“The two wires are joined together at one end, known as the hot junction, with the other ends connected to a heat sink.” (more…)

Measure Surface Temperature of Cooling Metal for Quality Welds

App Note From CAS DataLoggers

Online — CAS DataLoggers provided the dataTaker datalogging solution for a welding company manufacturing a wide variety of metal parts. In many of their jobs workers needed to measure surface temperature of long lengths of pipe.

The high heat applied during the welding process distorts and warps the metal as it cools, so welders first have to preheat the metal before welding.

During preheating the metal reaches temperatures as high as 800 °F before it’s ready to weld; afterward the metal cools and structural stress is released. While on the job, workers needed a temperature monitoring system to display the metal temperature and ensure a quality weld. (more…)

New Edition Free Data Acquisition Handbook

Third edition of MCCC’s Data Acquisition Handbook

Data Acquisition HandbookOnline  —  The latest edition has been enhanced to address more practical applications than theoretical measurement issues.

Each chapter covers a major topic with sufficient detail to help readers understand the basic principles of sensor operation and the need for careful system interconnections.

The third edition of the Data Acquisition Handbook is available for download and has been enhanced to address more practical applications than theoretical measurement issues.

Each chapter covers a major topic with sufficient detail to help readers understand the basic principles of sensor operation and the need for careful system interconnections. (more…)