Monitoring and Metering

River conservation is ‘blind’ without high-resolution monitoring

Scientists from the University of Portsmouth have been investigating nutrient concentrations in the Upper River Itchen, in Hampshire, UK, on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) to better understand where phosphorus is coming from and how it is impacting river ecology. The work has been ongoing for over three …

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Rail 4.0: Schaeffler and ZF announce rail condition monitoring collaboration

To coincide with InnoTrans 2018, Schaeffler and ZF signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate between the two companies to create a digital condition monitoring system for mechanical drive trains in the rail sector.  The combination of both companies’ expertise will allow a Rail 4.0 solution with significant added-value to …

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Hanwell makes Lite work of temperature monitoring for vets

Ensuring temperatures for cold chain storage are being maintained at the correct level around the clock is vital for vets, according to the business director at Paragon Veterinary Group, a leading Cumbrian practice. The earlier a problem is identified the quicker it can be rectified to prevent catastrophic pharmaceutical refrigerator …

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November issue of Instrumentation Monthly published online

The digital edition of the November issue of Instrumentation Monthly has been published. In this issue, in Monitoring & metering, we learn more about the stricter monitoring requirements for combustion emissions. We also find out about environmental monitoring. In our Internet of Things feature, we find out about the impact …

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Government action critical to overcoming air quality crisis

With research highlighting that an estimated 400,000 deaths occur every year in Europe alone due to air pollution, the case for immediate action is clear. Here, Steve Billingham, CEO at Duvas Technologies, discusses why government intervention is needed to drive remedial action. Statistics around the issue of air pollution deaths …

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View live vehicle emissions data at AQE 2018

Visitors to next week’s Air Quality & Emissions Show (AQE 2018) in Telford will be able to view live emissions data from vehicles travelling on a road close to the Telford International Centre, where the event will take place (21-22nd Nov.)  Ricardo plc, a global strategic engineering and environmental consultancy, …

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Sensonics completes delivery to Nuclear Power Plant in UAE

Condition monitoring specialists Sensonics have delivered the final tranche of machinery protection systems to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant project in the UAE.  Following a five year design and manufacturing phase, the equipment delivery, made up of nearly 400 Sentry G3 4-channel protection modules and over 1200 channels of vibration analysis across twelve cabinets …

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Predictive maintenance of rail traction motors using depot-based vibration monitoring on underfloor wheel lathes

Ian Pledger, service engineer at Schaeffler UK, describes the results of a series of studies involving depot-based condition monitoring of railway traction motors using underfloor wheel lathes. These studies have proved that simple vibration-based parameters are often sufficient in providing very reliable indications of motor condition. Schaeffler has more than …

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Endothermic process and heat treatment furnaces

Endothermic gas (CO/H₂/N₂) is often used as a ‘neutral’ protective gas or carrier gas during heat treatment process. Monitoring and controlling the furnace gas composition is essential to ensure metallic products retain their desired properties. This article outlines why CO and CO₂ levels must be precisely controlled, and the best …

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Marine monitoring system development powered by innovation

Innovation is driving advanced monitoring and control technologies for environmental and safety compliance in the marine sector, says Gérard Baldellou, marine business unit manager at CMR Group. The marine diesel power sector continues to face significant challenges, particularly in areas where emissions resulting from combustion inside engines, along with fuel …

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