Engineering Workshops at Sensors & Instrumentation

The Sensors & Instrumentation Engineering Workshops are free-to-attend and will help engineers in the early stages of their careers and new users of instruments find out more about different topics including gas sensing and laser measurement.

You can register for free for the exhibition here.

Tuesday 25 September 2018


Time Speaker Title Synopsis
09.45 – 10.30
David Atkins, PASS & John Reynolds, FLIR Systems
Using thermal imaging for engineering applications
Thermal imaging cameras are powerful and non-invasive tools for monitoring and diagnosing the condition of electrical and mechanical installations and are widely used for many R&D projects. With a thermal imaging camera you can identify problems early, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more costly to repair.

Visit the PASS Ltd workshop to gain an insight into thermal imaging. Topics covered will include: an introduction to thermal imaging; an overview of the challenges posed by using a thermal imager; taking thermal further than just a checking tool; complementary technologies and practical demonstrations and product overviews.

11.00-11.45, 13.25-14.10
Aidan Hill and Stuart Randall, Third Dimension
Non-contact laser measurement in modern metrology
Metrology, once seen as a wasteful extravagance, is now becoming viewed as integral to increasing quality, decreasing production time and reducing costs. Modern production is always demanding faster, easier to use methods of measuring. Traditional contact methods are time consuming and prone to operator bias.

Looking at specific applications from automobile manufacture and aerostructure construction to wind turbine fabrication, the workshop will explore the advantages of this handheld laser measurement technology. And, looking beyond handheld applications, describe how the same handheld applications can be migrated to robot-based solutions doing away with the operator bias entirely.

Martin Peacock, Zimmer and Peacock
How hot is your Chilli?
Martin Peacock provides a case study on building a sensing system by testing chilli sauce.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Time Speaker Title Synopsis
09:45 – 10:30
Jason Edwards, Trescal
Laser tracker and portable CMM arm
Trescal’s engineers can provide the expertise and support for data acquisition of large products including assemblies, fixtures, products and test fixtures. Capturing precise measurements, utilising portable and non-contact metrology equipment and demonstrating metrological traceability to national standards.

Attendees to this workshop can learn a little about: turn-key metrology engineering; non-contact measurement; metrological traceability; reverse engineering; jig assembly and recertification; and general inspection.

11:30 – 12:15
Keith Warren, Mettler Toledo
Gas analysis using Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) technology
When it comes to process safety for protecting people, assets and the environment, or for process control and monitoring, only the best equipment will do. This is particularly true for gas measurements in industrial and manufacturing processes. Faced with a wide range of measurement options, users must carefully select the right technology for each measurement task.  

The latest developments in the field of Tunable Diode Lasers make this technology particularly attractive for achieving efficient and reliable measurement of single gas species. This workshop will cover the basics of TDL gas measurements, installation and maintenance, and other factors that can influence measurement performance.

13:25 – 14:10
Craig Storey, Cirrus Environmental
Environmental noise measurement systems and operation
Environmental noise measurement covers a wide range of issues from noisy neighbours to the local factory waking you up at 3am. This workshop will look at what environmental noise is, and what the challenges are in finding the correct equipment and systems to undertake the noise measurement you really need.

This talk will specifically cover: what is environmental noise monitoring?; the challenges associated with the undertaking of environmental noise monitoring; the problems associated with remote monitoring equipment; ensuring data integrity; current and potential solutions to the problems faced by acoustics professionals in this area and the equipment and systems currently available.

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