Monitoring and Metering

Condition monitoring solution helps prevent unplanned downtime at a Swedish sawmill

Even the most reliable machines will eventually fail. The challenge for many companies is whether to keep the machine running until the inevitable suddenly occurs or whether to turn the inevitable into a planned maintenance measure. The operator of a Swedish sawmill found the answer to this question in Schaeffler’s …

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Metron4 is formally launched at the 10th Sensors & Instrumentation Live

This years’ Sensors & Instrumentation Live celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!! The show was a huge success, boasting over 60 specialist exhibitors from the worlds of sensors, measurement, monitoring and control, around 2,000 visitors, an Engineering Symposium and an Enterprise Hub, where key engineering institutions presented funding and training …

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New network of weather stations in Sheffield

OTT HydroMet is installing fifteen automatic weather stations as part of the University of Sheffield’s Urban Flows Observatory, which is led by the Departments of Civil and Structural Engineering, and Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE). The monitoring sites are conveniently located at Sheffield schools, and data from the stations will …

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Powelectrics are delighted to launch their new Metron4 IoT telemetry device at Sensors & Instrumentation Live 2019

Connecting assets to the cloud is now essential to remain competitive! Meet Powelectrics‘ brand new Metron4! Metron4 represents future of remote monitoring! It makes it easy for Powelectrics customers around the world to monitor, control and maintain their assets and critical processes. Building on the success of our award-winning and …

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Aiming to increase quality and efficiency in complex vacuum coating applications

HORIBA, the world-renowned manufacturer of high-quality instruments and measurement systems, is collaborating with Socrate Industrie in process and control technologies that stand to improve quality and yield in vacuum coating applications that use physical vapour deposition (PVD) and plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD). Socrate Industrie supplies vacuum coating equipment for PVD and microwave …

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New partnership in waste pile management solutions

Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for two innovative products that help waste managers improve composting efficiency; protect staff and site safety from waste fires; avoid odour complaints; protect the environment, and comply with the latest regulations. Developed by Freeland Scientific, ‘CompostManager’ …

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An introduction to the different types of air sampling techniques

Monitoring air quality is both an essential part of health and safety and for ensuring a pleasant workplace environment. For example, in breweries or dry food storage areas, where carbon dioxide is produced as part of the fermentation process, monitoring gas levels is key for protecting workers’ health. ­Even in …

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Can a high-tech sniffing device help keep us safe?

Science stinks. So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odour — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her. Harries, …

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Promising mobile technologies find methane leaks quickly

On trucks, drones and airplanes, 10 promising technologies for finding natural gas leaks swiftly and cheaply competed in the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, the first independent assessment of moving gas leak detectors at well sites. The organisers of the contest – Stanford University‘s Natural Gas Initiative and the Environmental Defense Fund …

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BVM is at the heart of level crossing safety updates

There are more than 6000 level crossings in the UK’s rail network, and in 2017-2018 there were over 400 collisions or near misses between trains, vehicles and pedestrians. To improve performance and reliability of locally installed detection and monitoring systems, BVM was asked to upgrade and future-proof existing technology. The …

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