Research Instruments Articles

  • Micro Pulse Lidar: Perfect Tool for Atmospheric Research

    Micro pulse style lidars are active remote sensing tools proven to be highly useful in atmospheric research. This style of backscatter lidar has been around for decades; however, incremental improvements in photon counting, sensitivity, polarization, optical filters, coatings, and precision machining of each element support increasingly accurate analysis. Each iteration of the ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR measures aerosols caused by biomass burning - Case Study

    From June to October, the burning of agricultural fields in southern Africa creates smoke that blows west across the southeastern Atlantic Ocean and reaches Brazil, over 4,500 miles away. Using Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) and other instruments, researchers at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility on the remote island of Ascension, operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, ...

  • Mass flow controllers give pin point accuracy – Case Study

    According to Dr. James Barry, a Benthic biologist and senior scientist at Monterey Bay Research Institue (MBARI), about a third of the human CO2 gas emissions in our atmosphere is absorbed by the ocean, making the ocean 30% more acidic than just 100 years ago—a process known as "ocean acidification." ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Buy sound level meters online with total confidence

    Why you should have faith when you buy sound level meters online from Pulsar Instruments High standards of management and quality controls Pulsar Instruments plc, is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and suppliers of noise measurement products in the world, announced today that it has resecured its recertification audit from the British ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Ruggedized and Airworthy PTR-TOF 4000

    Custom-built by IONICON engineers for the University of Montana One of the special skills we are known for is to custom-build PTR-TOFMS and ioniTOF systems for research and industrial applications. Our engineering team is eager to work out ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • Transformer oil FTIR testing | Spectroscopy Solutions

    The United Kingdom is powered by a huge grid of pylons, conducting electricy across hundreds of miles. Thanks to this network of transmitters, we can switch on the lights, boil a kettle and visit the Specac website to read this article. Like any piece of equipment, pylons require maintenance. As high voltage electricy (up to 750,000 volts) surges through the pylons, transformers ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Best practices for air sampling in veterinary environment with the coriolis® μ

    It is extremely important to monitor exposure to bio-contamination in veterinary-based facilities such as CAFOs, farms and life-stock areas. Reducing the risk of exposure to air borne bio-contaminants is crucial for the human and animal well-being in those environments. The Coriolis® μ innovative biological airsampler developed by Bertin Instruments is perfectly suited for environmental ...


    By Bertin Instruments SAS

  • Techcomp Invests in Livingston, Scotland

    Techcomp Europe Ltd continues to expand their operations in Scotland with their European HQ, Manufacturing base and R&D centre. The Group has purchased three adjacent buildings providing 30,000 square feet of assembly production, laboratory, R&D and office accommodation.  Another 10,000 square feet has been leased nearby to house ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Noise measurement in the fast lane! - case study

    Due to the nature of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) work, noise is an inevitable by-product of its daily activities. Consequently to ensure the welfare of both its staff and the community in which it operates, VOSA undertakes regular noise assessments to ensure that the relevant regulations are being adhered to, thereby protecting both the environment in which it operates as well ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Planning to perfection! Cirrus Research helps The Banks Group to keep at the forefront of noisemeasurement

    With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Groundwater Week 2017 Highlights

    Highlights Day 1 2017 Groundwater Summit Kicks Off with Opening Session Session focuses on a new multi-benefit model for green infrastructure and groundwater. ...

  • Imperial College London explains why they have always used Peak gas generators - Case Study

    Mark Bennett, MS Facility manager at Imperial College, tells us how his Genius 3031 nitrogen generator has helped in their Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) based analysis. Name: Mark Bennett Job title: MS Facility manager Company/institution: Imperial College Location: London, UK ...

  • Cape Cod Times article on McLane’s Global Footprint

    The Cape Cod Times has published an article on McLane’s exports of its profilers, samplers, and flotation around the world.  Recently, the ...

  • Air Pollution in Subway Systems May be Much Worse than we realized

    As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto’s subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It’s a troubling realization for subway-goers, but there are ways to keep these underground systems clean. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Optimus® Fired up for Rocket noise testing project - Case study

    Airborne Engineering Limited (AEL) specialises in measurement, testing and research; particularly of advanced rocket propulsion systems. One of AEL’s principle services is carrying out static tests of rocket engines for other aerospace companies. AEL is based at Westcott Venture Park, formerly the Rocket Propulsion Establishment, and operates two test bunkers, purpose built in 1949 for ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Flow Tip Video: Learn Why Ease-of-Use is Critical for Flow Meter Selection

    Many times scientists and researchers spend more time setting up equipment and instrumentation for their experiments than conducting actual experiments to gather important data. This holds true for flow meters and controllers to measure and control gases to experiments. Some flow meters are very cumbersome with no display, can only measure one ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Arctic Polar Research - A Global Responsibility

    Due to climate change and geopolitical trends, the Polar Regions (particularly the Arctic) are increasingly becoming the focus of scientific, political, and economic interests. Much of the global climate is driven by forces that originate in the Arctic. The Arctic sea ice is receding faster than climate models have predicted, and the movement of freshwater into and around the Arctic plays an ...

  • Waters and BioanalysisZone are Highlighting our Bioanalytical Chemists

    Like the black panther, are analytical scientists going extinct? In a presidential election year, we are reminded of the many tough choices we face—Democrats or Republicans, plastic or paper, ketchup or mustard, soccer or football. And as we watched the Olympic track and field events, for instance, we saw the margin between first and last become more narrow with each ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Interview with the chairman, Kevin O`Donovan

    What's your background? After a degree in Biological Sciences I commenced a PhD at one of the London medical schools. After a year I realised that research was not really for me so I started as a salesperson in a Life Science Research Instrument company. I turned out to be a pretty good salesman and, after completing an MBA whist working as marketing manager for the same company, I ...


    By Specac Limited

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