Moisture Monitoring Articles

  • Why You Should Consider a Sample Conditioning Unit for Taking Low NOx Measurements When Using a Portable Emissions Analyzer

    Using state-of-the-art technology, we here at E Instruments create high-quality portable industrial combustion gas and emissions analyzers that are capable of taking precise, low NOx measurements for both NO and NO2. In particular, we recommend our sample conditioning unit to those of you who need to take accurate, low NOx or SO2 ...

  • Applications of a Portable Gas Spectrometer

    In the realm of natural gas processing, enterprises don’t always find it economical to send products back to the lab and wait for test results. Being able to perform on-the-spot, highly accurate compositional analysis with gas chromatography equipment can reduce operational costs and help companies determine on-the-spot accurate gas levels in a natural gas stream. ...


    By Envent Engineering Ltd

  • Build your pond to last with a liquid liner

    Build a pond without providing proper sealing and you'll probably be watching your money getting washed down the drain. Pond cracks, pond holes and pond leaks can be a persistent and costly problem so heading them off before they start in the construction process is a very good idea. That means paying particular attention to lining your ...


    By Pondpro2000

  • Case study - Jämtlands Värme, Strömsund

    The boiler for Jämtlands Värme in Stromsund was built in 1987.  The old flue gas condenser, from another supplier, began leaking and needed to be replaced. Boiler: 10 MW Fuel: Bio fuels Condensor effect: 2 MW The boiler in Strömsund was built in 1987 and in 1994 it was equipped with a flue gas ...


    By Envibat AB

  • Optimization of a microwave-assisted extraction procedure for the determination of selected alkyl, aryl, and halogenated phenols in sewage sludge and biosolids

    A microwave-assisted extraction method for the determination of 15 alkyl, aryl, and halogenated phenols in sewage sludge and biosolids samples was developed and optimized. The effects of solvent, temperature, time, moisture content, acid, and number of extractions on the recovery of phenols were evaluated. Results indicated that extraction solvent had the greatest impact on the recovery of all ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Precipitator Solves Dryer Problem

    Plum Creek Manufacturing, Columbia Falls, Montana, installed a PPC Industries electrostatic precipitator to solve a direct fired dryer dust plugging problem. The electrostatic precipitator was installed in a very congested area and the project had to be done so the dryer was off-line a minimal amount of time. Plum Creek personnel relocated existing equipment, poured concrete footings, ran all of ...

  • Calibration of a capacitance soil sensor is required to achieve the level of accuracy required for satellite ground truthing

    Why not make it easy with a non-capacitance based soil sensor like the HydraProbe? This study published in American Meteorological Society's BAMS journal demonstrates the extent of variability in readings one can expect with a soil moisture sensor based on capacitance technology.  To ...

  • High Quality Moisture Analysis for High Value Resins

    Whether you’re making syringes or turkey basters, pacemakers or milk jugs, maintaining the correct moisture content in your resins is essential to your production process. Join us February 9-11 in Anaheim, CA at Plastec West / MD&M West, booth 3920, and see why our instruments are considered the leaders in moisture analysis for the medical device ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Studying soil moisture at a national level through statistical analysis of NASA NLDAS data

    The purpose of this research is to enable better understanding of current environmental conditions through the relations of environmental variables to the historical record. Our approach is to organize and visualize land surface model (LSM) outputs and statistics in a web application, using the latest technologies in geographic information systems (GISs), web services, and cloud computing. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Moisture in Oils: The Three-Headed Beast

    Abstract Moisture contamination in in-service lube oils is perhaps one of the most destructive forms of engine corrosion second only to particle contamination.  Water contamination in oil can be categorized into three forms of water; Free, emulsified, and dissolved.  All forms of water have direct consequences to the oil and gears of the engine, but indirect consequences as ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Time is of the essence in plastics

    Introduction Determining the moisture content in plastics is an important step in the extrusion and molding process of many industrial resins.  Excessive moisture content can lead to microscopic steam pockets that can blister or weaken the integrity of the molded product.  Plastic pellets in a saturated or ‘wet’ state can also mislead buyers of bulk plastic since ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Instant Loss on Ignition Results for Trommel Fines

    Cost-effective compliance with landfill tax regimes Many issues have been raised with HMRC’s proposed Loss on Ignition (LOI) testing regime for landfill taxes, including concerns that tests will take too long to be actionable and will cost too much to perform with any regularity. This may indeed be true for samples sent to a laboratory, but there is an alternative: the ...


    By Arizona Instrument LLC

  • Analysis of fire behaviour simulations over Spain with WRF-FIRE

    Wildland fire spread and behaviour are complex phenomena owing to both the number of involved physico-chemical factors, and the non-linear relationship between variables. Spain is plagued by forest and brush fires every summer, when the extremely dry weather sets in along with high temperatures. The use of fire behaviour models requires the availability of high resolution environmental and fuel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Instrument air case study

    Application Moisture is measured in instrument air to ensure that the air is properly dried. Problem Instrument air is used through-out a facility to protect delicate electronics, instruments, and to operate key process actuators. Many instruments also use instrument air to operate various pneumatic operators they might possess. Too frequently, there is ...

  • Hydrogen annealing ovens case study

    Application Moisture is measured in hydrogen annealing ovens. Problem Hydrogen gas is used in annealing furnaces manufacturing stainless steel and other metal parts. High-moisture concentrations in the hydrogen will oxidize the metal, resulting in an unusable product with a surface finish that is too dark. Equipment Any ...

  • Argon and Nitrogen in Glove Boxes and Blanketed Chambers case study

    Application Moisture is measured in argon or nitrogen when it is used as a blanketing gas in glove boxes and other blanketed applications. Problem The presence of moisture in the blanket gas for a glove box causes serious contamination problems especially when welding or conducting moisture-sensitive chemical reactions. Moisture causes product contamination, ...

  • Heat treatment of steels and other metals case study

    Application Moisture is measured in the blanketing gases that are used in the treatment of steel. Problem Inert blanketing gases are required during the heat treatment of steels to prevent oxidation of the metal product. At heat-treating temperatures, moisture and oxygen will readily react with the metal to form an undesirable metal-oxide coating on the ...

  • Hydrogen-cooled electric generators case study

    Application Moisture contamination is measured in the hydrogen gas used to cool large stationary electric generators. Problem Hydrogen is used to cool the bearings and other rotating parts of large stationary electric generators. Hydrogen is the best choice for a cooling gas because of its unique combination of high thermal conductivity and low viscosity. In ...

  • 10 things you need to know about EPDM waterproofing membranes

    Waterproofing membranes or strips of EPDM rubber used on cladding, facades and for isolating joints around external window frames and doors of buildings, both commercial and residential. The rubber membrane works by keeping rainwater, damp and moisture ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Architecture and Building Science Education in North America - Challenges and Opportunities

    A recent workshop on Building Science Education in North America, hosted by ASTM International and the National Institute of Building Sciences, spurred frank discussion about the place of the modern architect in building design and construction. Workshop chairman Daniel Lemieux offers a summary of the dialogue. When the design of a building falls short of expectations and performance suffers as a ...


    By ASTM International

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