Monitoring & Testing Articles

  • Monitoring Gas Emissions from Volcanoes to Predict Volcanic Activity

    To understand and predict the behaviour of volcanoes an increasing number of scientists are combining geological monitoring and geochemical models. By measuring and monitoring the prevalence of gases like CO2, scientists hope to be able to better predict the likelihood of volcanic eruptions. In 2010 Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted, releasing 250 million ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Have You Missed a Valve Checkup?

    Let’s face it: Few people enjoy going to the doctor for routine exams — but it’s important. Routine visits help make sure you’re in good shape, and highlight things you can do to be even healthier. As you schedule your annual trip to your physician, don’t forget that valves need checkups, too. In fact, control valves need a checkup every 12 weeks. In our latest ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • What is natural flood prevention and how does it help?

    Around the world many different countries have had to design elaborate and often expensive methods of controlling and mitigating the damaging effects of global flooding. Whilst these methods often involve feats of technical and mechanical engineering, they work against nature, rather than with it.That is where natural flood prevention comes in; utilising local environments and ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • NoiseTools for Noise Nuisance Users

    At Cirrus, we’ve always looking for ways to enhance our products to better help our customers meet their noise measurement needs. The NoiseTools software that you are using with your Cirrus Noise Nuisance equipment is always being updated and enhanced with new functions and features all the time. At regular intervals, we will release a new version which contains these updates so to make ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Designing that unique Ferrari sound using NVH Simulation

    Our NVH simulation technology enabled Ferrari to perform virtual evaluations of alternative design decisions in an interactive, free-driving scenario. Ferraris are distinguished by a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music. Creating this characteristic sound authentically and yet keeping it within legal limits requires careful component design and selection. Our NVH ...

  • Thoroughly modern installers keep on industry trend

    The ErP Directive, through its various iterations since 2009, not only places high demands on the efficiency levels of a wide range of heating products, and especially hot water storage in our homes, but also on installers to communicate the benefits of greater energy efficiency to their customers. If the target to reduce energy use by 20% by 2020 is remotely realistic, not only has product ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.  In one indicator of the dramatic difference, snowpack on the Sierra mountains recently measured 135 percent of its seasonal average. “We haven’t seen an event of this magnitude in at least a decade,” Mike ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF

    The London Women’s Clinic in Cardiff (LWC Wales) is one of ten clinics within its group which collectively provide expert fertility treatment to families across England and Wales. When it comes to IVF and fertility treatment there is no ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘one size fits all’ solution and, as such, the medical teams produce a bespoke fertility programme for each and ...


    By Geotech

  • The Next Generation of Level Control

    Water is an essential resource for everyday life, and thus having a way to store and distribute water is of critical importance. Water storage tanks have been designed to compensate for varying water demands during high and low ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • CEA LASE laboratory uses Kartotrak to map radionuclides difficult to measure

    Problematics The autoradiography technique consists in depositing sensitive screens collecting the radiation on facility floors, ceilings or walls during different exposure times ...


    By Geovariances

  • Analyzer underpins growth of container inspection company

    After a career as a customs officer in the Netherlands, Wim van Tienen was well aware of the toxic gas hazards presented by some freight containers, so in 2009 he started a company, Van Tienen Milieuadvies B.V., offering gas analysis and safety advice. The company grew quickly and now employs 23 staff. Wim attributes a large part of this success to the advanced FTIR gas detection and analysis ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Sludge Blanket Level Detection – making new process opportunities possible

    Much Pulsar's Self-Cleaning Viper Sludge Sensor of the demonstrating the effective maintenance-free solution. discussion around the way we deal with sewage sludge – the way it is moved around the process, the bellmouth valves and decant processes, the downstream treatment of the liquors, important issues around TOTEX and discharge Compliance, plus more recently the ...

  • The Clog Blog

    Clogging and over pressuring are definitely problematic for Liquid Chromatography columns. Back in 2005 John Dolan’s sage advice to chromatographers to make an LC column last forever was simple, “Never open the box!” As John pointed out, this is not practical and I have to agree. But as an LC column manufacturer I have seen remarks from customers regarding clogging as though it ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Use and application of Piezocone Penetration testing in Presumpscot Formation

    Abstract: This paper examines the advantages and limitations of CPTu and SCPTu as an exploration method for geotechnical engineering of Presumpscot Formation. Discussion will include typical results of CPTu and SCPTu data for Presumpscot Formation, application and use for settlement prediction, bearing capacity analysis, slope stability evaluation, and seismic design considerations. Intent is to ...

  • Case study - Hydraulic slurry emplacement of potassium permanganate and zero valent iron for integrated site remediation

    Site Description: An active electronic manufacturing facility had an on-site TCE handling unit that was active for 10 years. During this time, approximately 1,365 gallons of solvent was released, which created an approximate 16 acre plume in saprolite and bedrock. Contaminants: Primarily TCE at concentrations greater than 200,000 ug/L in the source area with ...

  • What is a Spectrometer?

    The characteristics of a white LED light differs greatly, when compared to a yellow CFL. Without any special tools, one can see that the LED emits a clear white color, while the CFL generates yellow light. Going one step further, using a spectrometer, one will be able to “dissect” the light sources and see that they are composed of other colors in the visible light spectrum, such as ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Strategic management of water resources important to Ontario craft breweries

    The vast majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance to save money, protect the environment and enhance community relations. This was a major finding of a survey of Ontario craft breweries conducted in the fall of 2016 that found 97 per cent of respondents agree that better water management is important or very important to ...


    By BLOOM

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

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