Modern Technology Closes the Gap caused by the Deficiencies in Traditional Analog Air Sampling Instrument Technology
Smart air sampling instruments can reduce, minimize and often eliminate the deficiencies of traditional analog air sampling instruments at a time when the industry needs maximum credibility on health and safety issues in preparation for the resurgence of commercial nuclear power plant construction on a worldwide basis.
The rapid evolution of microprocessor technology since the mid 1980s has revolutionized the world of computers to plateaus unimaginable at that time.
This same evolution of technology is making its impact upon the world of air sampling and air monitoring applications. For most of the 20th century, the air sampling technology revolved around devices for the measurement of differential pressure (DP), such as orifices, venturis, laminar-flow elements, etc. In many cases, these devices were coupled to analog DP gauges that were calibrated in units of flow to the desired measuring range. Typically, DP measurement gauges, such as magnehelic or pressure gauges, were utilized for this purpose. They reported flow rates at the actual temperature (T) and pressure (P) conditions existing in the flow measuring device.