Optical Monitoring Articles

  • New Advances in XRF Technology Allow for Measurement of Electroless Nickel Plating

    Electroless nickel (EN) plating was introduced over 50 years ago as a means to provide lightweight materials for improved fuel efficiencies, greater corrosion performance and durability. Quickly implemented into the automotive, aerospace and transportation industries, it was also seen as an alternative to plating with chrome, ...

  • NEO Monitors conquers the Quasi-impossible

    China is a world factory powered by its abundant coal resource. China is facing a huge environmental challenge brought together with the fossil-fired power plants. China has therefore been conducting technical retrofit to the engines of its economy, by introducing emission control facilities. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is one of the most widely applied emission control ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • Measuring carbon in steel – absolute reliability matters

    The incorrect analysis of the carbon content in steel can lead to a multitude of issues down the line, making accurate and reliable carbon analysis critical. Our OES expert Willy Sanders looks at why… Carbon steel has been in use for nearly 2,000 years, but rose to prominence during the late industrial revolution when steel makers really began to exploit the properties that a little carbon ...

  • DOAS Explained

    DOAS stands for Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy. The DOAS technique was conceived almost a century ago, and it was applied on research level to air quality monitoring already in the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, the technology was then commercialised and turned into practical and wide-spread use. The acronym DOAS itself reveals quite a lot of what it is about. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • Understanding Laser Classifications and Output Levels

    Mainstream, low-powered lasers that emit continuous wave beams are harmless to humans. However, there are some lasers that can cause serious damage to one’s skin and eyes. To educate and protect people from using such lasers incorrectly – in a way that could cause injury – regulatory institutions have created a classification system that establishes the level of damage that the ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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

  • Distribution of mean flow and turbulence statistics in plunge pools

    When the capacity of the spillway of a dam is exceeded for a given flood, overtopping occurs; in such cases potentially dangerous hydrodynamic actions and scour downstream of the dam need to be foreseen. Detailed studies of jets impinging in plunge pools from overflow nappe flows are scarce. This work addresses plunge pool flows, and compares numerical results against our own experiments. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Introducing the Knowledge Center

    Want to learn more about analyzing critical fluids like lubrication oil? Check out our NEW Knowledge Center.   Our mission at Spectro Scientific is to enable our customers to always make ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Distributed Measurements Unlock the Future of Design

    The next generations of materials and design will require sensing technologies that can monitor beyond the scope of point sensors such as thermocouples and strain gauges. New sensing platforms based on optical fibers can obtain spatially continuous, real time data, giving developers detailed insight across broad areas into how their materials and designs behave. Such systems also can sense ...


    By Sensuron

  • Optical encoders and LiDAR scanning

    Overview Modern technology is taken for granted; a driver only needs to type a destination into a SATNAV system and step-by-step instructions, journey distance and duration, driving conditions and hazards, as well as alternative routes, instantly appear. In order to work, highly accurate and up-to-date maps are required of an entire country's road ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • Where do you find the latest meteo technologies at one place?

    Sustainability is the main theme of both the Meteorological Technology World Expo and the CIMO Teco (Technical Conference on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observation)  held in Madrid from September 27 until 29, 2016. Therefore it’s the optimal platform to present one of our latest environmental sensor developments to a broad public: the ...

  • Surface flows from images: ten days of observations from the Tiber River gauge-cam station

    Fully remote surface flow measurements are crucial for flow monitoring during floods and in difficult-to-access areas. Recently, optics-based surface flow monitoring has been enabled through a permanent gauge-cam station on the Tiber River, Rome, Italy. Therein, a system of lasers and an internet protocol camera equipped with two optical modules afford video acquisitions of the river surface ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ping-Ping, What’s That Sound? Acoustic Fiber Optic Technology Helps Identify Problematic Water Mains

    With the deteriorating state of many aging water mains found in cities across North America, urbanites are frequently witnessing unexpected plumes of water erupt as man-made geysers in their own metropolitan backyards. While natural geysers are awe inspiring, urban geysers are much less so, due to their destruction to property, roads and the environment. Because an uninterrupted water flow is the ...

  • Ping-ping, what’s that sound? Acoustic fiber optic technology helps identify problematic water mains

    With the deteriorating state of many aging water mains found in cities across North America, urbanites are frequently witnessing unexpected plumes of water erupt as man-made geysers in their own metropolitan backyards. While natural geysers are awe inspiring, urban geysers are much less so, due to their destruction to property, roads and the environment. Because an uninterrupted water flow is the ...

  • Platinum Labware and It`s applications

    The Platinum is a metal extremely resistant to corrosion, high temperatures and attacks of acids. It's high resistance allows platinum and it's alloys to offer to the industry area a wide range of applications. It's used in the chemical, electrics, textile, glass, oil and mining industries, besides having it's alloys used in the manufacturing of cirurgic, optic and jewelry ...


    By Oregon Labware

  • Mind the bandgap | A temperature profiling technology comparison

    When it comes down to determining temperature in environmental media, there are many options—from fiber-optic to infrared sensing technologies—to observe and quantify the relative kinetic energy of a material. For single point data acquisition and a given specific temperature range and target medium, of course certain technologies are more optimal than others.  When it comes to ...


    By BeadedStream

  • 3 Reasons for Biopharmaceutical Labs to add Mass Detection to Routine Analyses

    As regulators focus in on the critical quality attributes (CQAs) of biotherapeutics, what can biopharmaceutical labs in late development or QC do to increase confidence in their bioseparations assays – other than to run additional orthogonal assays? Many labs are finding the answer in mass detection, specifically with the ACQUITY ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • BugLab Visits The MiL

    The MiL was recently visited by Dr. Martin Debreczeny, Ph.D. and co-founder of BugLab, LLC. Dr. Debreczeny brought with him BugLab’s BE2100(R) Biomass Monitor, which is a non-invasive optical monitoring system that is designed to measure biomass growth from a wide variety of glass vessels and stainless steel vessels with viewing ...

  • Cloud simulation instead of data cloud: the CHM Simulator

    MARWIS as all-rounder: the new CHM Simulator is able to simulate clouds with the help of the sensor which is normally used for traffic meteorology applications. The name of the simulator equipment refers to the cloud height sensor CHM 15k, ...

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