Condition Monitoring Articles

  • First Day of Winter – Cold Weather Work Safety Information

    Today marks the first day of winter! Do you frequently work in cold weather environments? Working in cold weather can expose workers to environmental cold injuries. Hundreds of workers report cases involving days away from work caused by exposure to environmental cold each year. Environmental cold can affect any worker, especially those who work outdoors and are ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Overview of Rotating Disc Electrode (RDE) Optical Emission Spectroscopy for In-Service Oil Analysis

    Introduction The basis of modern oil analysis is the use of optical emission spectroscopy (OES) to measure the ppm (parts per million) levels of wear metals, contaminants and additives in oil samples. Whatever else an oil lab may measure, a multi-elemental analysis is the core of in-service oil analysis. This paper gives an overview of Rotating Disc Electrode Elemental Spectroscopy and its ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Forget big data! Collect the right data

    The term big data is everywhere nowadays, but what does it actually mean? According to a definition provided by Google, big data is ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.’ Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. Through big data, businesses can have a greater overview of their operations than ever before, allowing ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Automating oil particle analysis

    Run up to 25 samples at one time The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Watershed Project Presents Challenges

    Dennis McAlpine, P. E., project engineer at Houston Engineering, Inc. (HEI) acknowledges he enjoys a professional challenge. He has one. And so do several other folks connected with a $3 million water management project to clean up lakes in the Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD), as well as other projects. The district is in the north/northeast sector of the metropolitan area and includes parts ...


    By EPG Companies Inc.

  • Assessing buried infrastructure deep under buried infrastructure

    In preparing for its water future, the Region of Peel (Peel) adopts a unique assessment strategy for a newly constructed potable water transmission main that extends deep underground through the heart of Peel Region. The effort is paying off, with Peel decision makers gaining a better understanding of this pipeline as it comes into ...

  • Ferrography Made Easy With The FerroCheck 2000

    The measurement and trending of abnormal ferrous wear debris in machinery lubrication oils is arguably the most significant indicator of machinery health and a key predictor of catastrophic machinery failure. There are several methods available to measure the ferrous content of lubrication oil. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Creative Service Solutions - Case Study

    A paper mill in Finland suffered the complete failure of a large four-stage vacuum blower. Creative problem solving resulted in a repair time of only seven days. The maintenance team built a functional blower by using parts from three outdated machines. The combined efforts of Sulzer and of the paper mill’s own engineers made it possible. The paper industry has to cope with a ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Multi-temporal variation in water consumption of summer maize as determined by the Water Transformation Dynamical Processes Experimental Device

    A better understanding of the multi-temporal variation in evapotranspiration (ET) at different crop growth stages is the key for determining a reasonable irrigation schedule. In this study, a new device known as ‘Water Transformation Dynamical Processes Experimental Device’ (WTDPED) was used to monitor ET for maize under controlled environmental and groundwater conditions, and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving clinical pregnancy and implementation success rates for IVF clinics with Geotech - Case Study

    The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in the success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today.  Therefore, choosing the right equipment is key.  Leading Atlanta, US-based IVF clinic, Reproductive Biology Associates’ (RBA) decision to choose a market-leading solution from Geotech, the G100 portable CO2 ...

  • Stacking up: flare Monitoring from LumaSense

    Lenny Shaver, LumaSense Technologies’ director of product management, explains the company’s IR and pyrometer technologies FLARING systems are common in many industries to burn gases before they enter the atmosphere. The safe operation of a flaring system requires the continuous monitoring of pilot flames and flared gases to ensure that vented gases are ignited. As ...


    By LumaSense Technologies, Inc.

  • Delphin System Streamlines Test Evaluation at Henkel

    Measurement Data Acquisition Used in Developing New Washing Detergent In 1907 German manufacturer Henkel developed Persil, the first automatic washing powder, which made clothes washing much easier. Clothes washing went on to become even simpler and environmentally friendlier. Households began to wash with ...


    By Delphin Technology AG

  • Why good incubator management is critical for IVF clinics - Case Study

    There is a large and growing number of fertility clinics throughout the UK, all registered on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database.  Each clinic is carefully monitored and assessed by the HFEA to ensure patients are protected and receive a service of high standard – even the clinic’s ‘Success Rates’ and ‘Inspection Reports’ are ...

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • Utilising the Strengths of Different Sound Sensor Networks in Smart City Noise Management

    City noise management involves a variety of disciplines such as planning, mapping, action plans, policing, complaint management, abatement and public awareness. With the wide availability of mobile broadband internet access coupled with low cost noise sensors, many authorities and researchers are eager to use sound sensor networks for these tasks. A sensor network can be defined as a group of ...

  • Tis the season for …. Battery Care!

    With the growing season winding down in the northern hemisphere, some growers might be thinking about putting their drones away for winter storage. Drones use lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries which are very powerful and lightweight compared to most other types of batteries, but LiPo batteries also need special care for storage. Follow these tips to get the best performance and life out of your ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • The vibration monitoring evolution

    A recent report from Markets & Markets estimated that demand for vibration monitoring systems will reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2020. That’s a staggering increase of around 50% compared with today – with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6.5%. Is this growth a big surprise though? As a company that has seen first hand the rapid evolution of the ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • City Of West Palm Beach Reaches Out To Community With Proactive Approach To Manage Critical Force Main

    The City of West Palm Beach (WPB) makes a concerted effort to engage its citizens. As one of the three largest cities in South Florida, WPB is a vibrant, growing waterfront community with a population of more than 100,000. Since 1974, WPB has experienced exponential growth in its population and correspondingly, in its wastewater ...

  • Optimising laboratory environment for successful IVF outcomes with Geotech’s G100

    The accuracy of incubator gases within an IVF laboratory plays a major role in success of IVF programs in any fertility clinic today. Given the crucial role that the incubator plays in the IVF process, the conditions within the incubator in an IVF laboratory must be optimal at all times to increase the likelihood of a successful assisted reproductive treatment. Geotech’s ...

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