Temperature Monitoring Articles

  • Case study - Buoy-based temperature profiling in the Bavarian Lakes

    In summertime a temperature stratification occurs in deep lakes – the surface water is warm, but deep down the water is cold.  This has considerable influence on the nutrient balance and the biological habitat in these lakes. Due to generally higher air temperatures induced by the climate change, both change and have effects on the life conditions of the ecosystems in the lakes. ...

  • Safe Landings Whatever the Weather: Lufft Sensors on Airports

    Pilots, air traffic controllers and airport operators do their best to make air travel safer and more efficient. Sometimes, however, flight security depends on external factors we can hardly influence. This especially refers to risky weather conditions: Strong winds, icy cold or strong precipitation can have serious consequences. On average, 23% of all aircraft accidents and 68% of canceled ...

  • Tech Tip: Deploying Sea-Bird CTD in Ice

    Large numbers of Sea-Bird conductivity instruments have been used in Arctic and Antarctic programs. Special accommodation to keep temperature, conductivity, oxygen, and optical sensors at or above 0° C is advised. Often, the CTD is brought inside protective doors between casts to achieve this. Conductivity Cell When freezing is possible, we ...

  • What became of the radio amateurs’ weather station in Ravensburg?

    In November 2015, the chairman of the German Radio Amateurs Club’s (DARC) local association in Ravensburg, Germany introduced himself and explained how we helped to realize one of their dreams by sponsoring a professional WS601-UMB weather sensor. In the following article he shows us how the station has ...

  • Making your production work – key questions to ask

    The following is from an editorial feature published in the leading journal Process & Control, September 2016 There’s nothing quite like production downtime or a process heating and cooling system that’s struggling to cope to give engineering and production managers a headache. But there’s a wide range of ways to tackle the problem without reaching for the paracetamol. ...


    By Gus Pech Mfg. Co., Inc.

  • Freezing Temperatures Could Place Commercial Properties in Hot Water

    With another frigid winter on the way, frozen cooling tower valves and pipe leaks are likely to wreak havoc on commercial property water usage. “As temperatures dropped below zero last year, we began receiving dozens of calls from property managers about their cooling tower’s solenoid valve freezing in the fill position and water continuously flowing out,” states David ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Case study - Measuring gases in AD and landfill – which is the right product for your application

    With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell ...


    By Geotech

  • Should Your Sensor Have A Connector Or Pin Terminals?

    When it comes to measuring the activity of your project, it’s nice to have options. High precision sensors can offer plenty of selections from the range of your measurements to the output of your readings, but a sensor is only as good at its connection. Connectors and pin terminals are common and dependable connections that relay your readings from within the sensor to the screen in front ...


    By Jewell Instruments LLC

  • Optimising next-generation lithium ion batteries with infrared spectroscopy

    Lithium batteries have become the mainstay of modern portable electronics, providing a reliable power source to run mobile phones, laptop computers and electric vehicles. Lithium technology is now even being developed on a large scale to provide electricity storage to supplement the National Grid during peak demand [1]. The issue with lithium batteries remains the same – energy density ...


    By Specac Limited

  • 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 ...

  • What should be in your First Aid Kit?

    Basic Essentials for a Low-Hazard Workplace For most it will be obvious that their workplace needs a first aid kit somewhere on site, but when it comes to the exact contents, things become less straightforward. What should they contain? What’s the bare minimum of items they should be stocked with? The simple answer is that there is no standardised list of contents, only ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Reducing Costs of Steam Flow Measurement

    Traditionally, steam flow has been measured with a differential pressure device. This is typically an orifice plate. However, such devices are inherently volumetric flow measurements. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, changes in pressure and temperature ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Optimal control of reservoir release temperature through selective withdrawal intake at hydropower dam

    This study is motivated by the need to understand the temperature dynamics and warm-water temperature withdrawal. This study also recognizes the need for an environmental assessment of the proposed temperature control schemes at New Fengman Dam. An unsteady three-dimensional (3D) non-hydrostatic model is used in the present study to predict the hydrodynamics and thermal dynamics in the forebay ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Facile synthesis of novel hierarchically porous carbon derived from nature biomass for enhanced removal of NaCl

    In this work, the hierarchically porous biomass carbon (HPBC) was originally prepared for desalination through a simple activation of cheap biomass carbon (BC). Such crucial activated conditions as the KOH/C ratio, the activation time and the activation temperature were deeply investigated. It is demonstrated that the activated conditions had a great influence on the structure properties and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Short-term temperature impact on simultaneous biological nitrogen-sulphur treatment in EGSB reactor

    Sulphides are present in many wastewater streams; their removal is important due to corrosiveness, toxicity and unpleasant odour, and can be carried out by anaerobic biological treatment. This study focuses on the temperature effect (25–10 °C) on an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor for sulphide removal using nitrate as electron acceptor. The reactor was run at a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement Science and Technology Paper - Potential for improved radiation thermometry measurement uncertainty through implementing a primary scale in an industrial laboratory

    A primary temperature scale requires realising a unit in terms of its definition. For high temperature radiation thermometry in terms of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 this means extrapolating from the signal measured at the freezing temperature of gold, silver or copper using Planck's radiation law. The difficulty in doing this means that primary scales above 1000 °C require ...


    By AMETEK Land

  • E-Guide Measuring Oil Viscosity

    The most important physical property of a lubricating oil is viscosity. Viscosity determines the load carrying ability of the oil as well as how easily it circulates. The correct balance between high viscosity for load carrying and low viscosity for ease of circulation must be considered for any lubricant and its application. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Application of a distributed catchment model to investigate hydrological impacts of climate change within Poyang Lake catchment (China)

    The extreme cycles of flood and drought in the Poyang Lake catchment (China) place immense pressure on the region's water users and ecosystems. This study examines potential impacts of future climate change in the Poyang Lake catchment using the popular regional climate model, COSMO-CLM, and a distributed hydrological model, WATLAC. Near-future projections (2016–2035) indicate that the mean ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

  • Work when others sleep – service on the runway

    When asking our quality manager Hartmut Schneider, which kind of projects are the most spectacular ones in his opinion, he’d answer: airport projects. In the following he reports on the general challenges during runway sensor acceptance tests… On large international airports, it can take several years until an installation and acceptance of embedded road sensors such as the ...

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