Monitoring & Testing News

  • Rotork electro-hydraulic actuators provide increased safety at Mauritius International Airport

    Replacing obsolete electric actuators from another manufacturer, the Profibus-enabled, ATEX-rated failsafe Rotork actuators have been installed in critical valve areas to prevent potential spillages by automatically closing-off the flow of fuel on receipt of an overfill alarm signal. Skilmatic self-contained actuators have been specifically designed as the reliable solution for this type of vital ...


    By Rotork

  • Workshop focuses on dust protection and monitoring

    Ashtead Technology, TSI and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) recently collaborated to deliver a workshop focusing on the environmental and safety hazards presented by dust and other particulate matter. Alan Hasson and Josh Thomas from Ashtead Technology provided an overview of the justification for dust monitoring in the workplace, and Nicholas Baxter from HSL described the requirements ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Accurate Dosing Pumps Enable Welsh Water To Maintain Strict Phosphorus Limits And Reduce Maintenance Costs

    To help overcome the repeated blockage of diaphragm pumps when dosing ferric sulphate at wastewater treatment plants, a number of Welsh Water sites now feature Qdos 30 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The investment is expected to achieve a quick return thanks to ...

  • In-Situ® Inc. Expands into Flow Monitoring with Acquisition of Australian-based MACE

    In-Situ®, a leading manufacturer of on-site water monitoring instrumentation, has acquired all of the operations of Australian-based Measuring and Control Equipment (MACE). MACE is a privately held company that has designed and manufactured ultrasonic flow meters, data loggers, and controllers for over three decades. Combined with MACE’s flow measurement technology, the acquisition will ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Occupational Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico to Microbial Hazards in Metalworking Fluids

    In Puerto Rico and throughout the United States, over one million workers are employed in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers utilize metalworking fluids (MWFs) and could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in these liquids and in the air they breathe. MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction, and to remove ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • BTU900 Economical 2 or 3 Gas Analyzer

    BTU900 Economical 2-3 Gas Analyzer - Residential Combustion Analyzer The NEW BTU900 Economical Residential Combustion Analyzer is the most advanced unit to meet the growing needs for Boiler & Burner Set-Ups, Servicing, & Maintenance.  Now available are field replaceable sensors for easy diagnostics and replacements to ...

  • TOXcontrol-article in Elsevier – Science of total environment

    A new system for monitoring toxicity TOXcontrol® (MicroLAN BV, The Netherlands) has been used to assess the toxicity of a selection of priority or emergent compounds in the laboratory. In this study, inhibition curves and EC50 – Effective Concentration causing 50% inhibition – of selected compounds (including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, surfactants and metals commonly detected in ...


    By microLAN B.V.

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Analytik Jena Presents Innovative Applications for its Elite Product Range of ICP-MS and ICP-OES Instruments at EWCPS 2017

    At this year’s European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS), February 19 – 24, Analytik Jena presents in various applications how the advanced technologies and analytical capabilities of the PlasmaQuant® Elite instruments benefit research work in many fields. Examples shown include the ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Report: Emerging Markets Smart Grid Outlook

    Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2017 is the sixth edition of its annual emerging markets smart grid overview. The study looks ahead over the next decade to project where smart grid infrastructure investment will occur in developing countries. To-date, most smart grid investment has been concentrated in developed countries. This mainly includes countries in North ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Integrated Process for Turbomachinery Rotor development, dynamics analysis and testing

    March 2nd , 2017  | Start Time 10:00 – 11:00 AM EDT Rotor-bearing systems are the most critical components of any rotating machinery. Rotor lifetime and reliability depend, first and foremost, on the level of rotor vibrations. With this in mind, in order to meet the highest requirements of reliability, each step of the rotor development process should be based on accurate rotor ...


    By SoftInWay Inc.

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Silver Spring Networks Announces Smart Grid Deployment with AEP Ohio

    Silver Spring Networks, Inc. recently announced its selection for an innovative networking deployment for the second phase of AEP Ohio's smart grid program. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment has received regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and will enable improved energy efficiency, increased grid reliability and provide better access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NO2 or not NO2, that is the question...

    If you’re looking for a chemiluminescent NOx (NO and NO2) analyser with “enhanced” NO2 measurement capability then look no further! ET are pleased to introduce the NEW T200P Photolytic NO2/NO/NOx Analyser with patented high efficiency Blue Light Converter (BLC), also known as a photolytic ...

  • ProMinent at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    From 24 to 28 April once again the HANNOVER MESSE is the linchpin for seven leading trade fairs – Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, digital Factory, Energy ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. ProMinent will be attending and presenting a new metering system and hydraulic and peristaltic pumps at the PUMP PLAZA in hall 15 on stand G43. On the PUMP ...

  • Landis+Gyr`s Smart Meters to Power Ambitious Project in Spain

    Spanish energy company Iberdrola has signed an order for the supply of more than 700,000 smart meters from Landis+Gyr, which was also chosen to provide a total of 1.5 million devices over the past six years. The newly ordered smart meters are of the latest generation and will be installed within the scope of the final phase of the STAR mass rollout, starting in 2017. By December 2018, IBERDROLA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Building Science Consultants Identify and Mitigate Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 adults have the condition. The chronic disease results in billions of dollars in annual medical costs, and approximately 25 million missed days of work and school. The CDC states that four thousand people die from asthma-related causes and it is a contributing factor in another 7,000 deaths ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Western lawmakers vow to increase state renewable energy portfolios

    With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions. With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and ...

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