calibration instrument Articles

  • Recent Improvements in Air Flow Calibration Reference Instruments

    A key element in radiation protection programs at commercial nuclear power plants, nuclear research facilities, fuel fabrication plants and regulatory agency oversight programs of licensees is management's ability to validate the accuracy of the many air sampling instruments utilized in the facility's radiation protection air monitoring programs. The volume of air sampled in each sample ...


    By F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.

  • Maintenance Tips: Thermocouples

    Keeping air pollution control equipment properly maintained is essential for meeting regulatory requirements and efficient operation. Here on the CPI blog, we regularly share tips on maintaining your systems, which requires replacing components on a yearly basis. Today we're taking a closer look at the importance of replacing ...

  • Quality assurance and Quality control technical note

    Introduction For almost 50 years HYDROLAB products have provided dependable sensor technology in a multiple parameter instrument for montioring essential indicators required for assessing water quality in natural waters. Useable data are the lifeblood of any environmental water quality monitoring program and variation in measurement processes impairs the quality of the data that water ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Innovation and efficiency at the forefront of long-standing partnership

    Wiltshire-based Malaby Biogas operates one of the few independent anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, specialising in the diversion of food waste from landfill. Its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste disposal and energy generation solution in one safe, clean and highly-efficient process and the facility has gained a wide-ranging ...


    By Geotech

  • Why calibrate PULSE?

    This famous remark emphasises the importance of measurement in the world of science, industry and commerce. We all use and depend on it daily, in even the most mundane aspects of life – from setting your wristwatch to the radio time signal, to filling the car fuel-tank, or checking the weather forecast. All of these things depend on proper calibration and traceability to national and ...

  • Recommendations for Implementing a Calibration Program

    Introduction This article is limited to the principles of organization for calibration work in relation to cGMP and other pharmaceutical standards. Calibration and metrology methods related to actual calibration techniques, statistics, and theories are not explored in our discussions.1 Each class of instruments requires specific techniques and approaches to achieve stated accuracies. All ...


    By Prime Technologies, Inc.

  • Free-field calibration in China

    Practically all reference microphone calibrations that are performed by national metrology institutes are pressure response calibrations. This is the case even if most practical measurements are carried out under free- or diffuse-field conditions. Fortunately, for measurement microphones, there are essentially fixed ratios between the pressure-, free- and diffuse-field responses. Therefore, the ...

  • A simple radon chamber for use with soil gas for calibration of radon measuring devices and instruments

    A simple and easy to use radon calibration chamber of volume of 216 litres was designed and constructed for applications in calibration of radon measuring devices and for research studies. The main advantage of this chamber is that instead of using 226Ra source to generate the 222Rn inside the chamber, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improved Calibration and Correction Techniques for Pressuremeters

    Equipment calibration is essential to the pressuremeter test procedure in order to obtain meaningful results. This paper assesses the accuracy of the standard calibration procedures for a monocell pressuremeter probe. The probe was inserted into sets of instrumented aluminum tubes of various lengths and diameters. The pressure distribution acting against the cavity wall was determined for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Calibration – the sure way to accurate measurements

    Calibration   During testing, microphones and accelerometers can change sensitivity or break. They might look intact, but what happens if you continue measuring without having calibrated your transducer? Can you trust your data? Do you have to redo the entire test? In cases of extreme testing you might only have one shot at getting your measurement right as the product gets ...

  • The soldier salesman: field instrumentation

    “The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined for defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War These words may apply to warfare, and though they were written over two thousand years ago by a Chinese general, they could not be more accurate than when applied to today’s sales ...


    By HM Digital, Inc.

  • The Fundamentals of the Air Sampler Calibration-Verification Process

    INTRODUCTION The calibration of an air sampling instrument using a reference air flow calibrator requires attention to scientific detail in order to establish that the instrument’s reported values are correctly stated and valid under the actual operating conditions of the air sampling instrument. DEFINITIONS For the purposes of this ...

  • How Often Should Gas Detectors be Calibrated and by Whom?

    Calibration frequency is one of the most commonly asked questions concerning the use of gas detection instruments. Common factors to consider when deciding how frequently to calibrate are: type of sensor, type of gas detector (fixed vs. portable), the required use and accuracy of the detector, manufacturer’s recommendations, how confident you are about the functioning of your instrument ...

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • How often should you calibrate your scales?

    Weighing plays an integral part in a wide variety of industrial processes. A typical weighing system consists of a weight controller, a load sensor–based scale, and a programmable logic controller (PLC). To be reliable and accurate, weighing systems must be calibrated. But how often is enough? Old weighing systems included dials and pivots, springs, counterbalances, or levers, which ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Scale calibration techniques: which method is right for you?

    To achieve optimum performance of an electronic weighing system, accurate calibration of the system and correct selection of the load sensors, mount- ing hardware, and other installation assemblies are essential. During installation, the accuracy of the system may be affected by external factors such as restraints caused by the addition of process piping, surrounding equipment such as motors and ...


    By Hardy Process Solutions

  • Calibration stability of the sievers 900 series TOC analyzers

    Objective One of the advantages of the membrane conductivity measurement system employed in the Sievers 900 Series TOC Analyzers, compared to other TOC analyzers, is the excellent stability of the calibration. To illustrate this, a series of tests were conducted on three 900 Series analyzers over the course of a 14-month period and the results are  summarized in this report . The 900 ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Design and Performance of the Imperial College Instrumented Pile

    This paper describes the design, calibration, and field performance of a number of new instruments that have been used for research into the behavior of displacement piles in clays and sand. The instruments include axial load cells, surface stress transducers, and pore pressure probes. The special features of the surface stress transducers and pore pressure probes are described in detail, and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Air Sampling Instruments for Radiological Emergency Preparedness

    The necessity of state-of-the-art air sampling and airflow calibration instruments for radiological emergency preparedness teams (REP), civil survey teams (CST) and radiological assistance program teams (RAP) is clearly established in today’s terrorism sensitive environment. Instruments need to be lightweight, reasonably small, simple to operate and to display accurate measurement ...


    By F&J SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, INC.

  • Why is Calibration of Water Quality Testing Equipment so Important?

    The calibration of water quality testing equipment is as important as the tuning of a musical instrument. When people find out I’m a chemist, the first thing they ask me is, “Are you Walter White?” (This shows you the kind of people I typically run into). The second thing they ask me is, “Why is calibration so important?” Simply stated, calibration is how we adjust ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

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