Calibrate Long Sensors with the new JOFRA CTC-652 Temperature Calibrator

We are pleased to announce the new AMETEK STC JOFRA CTC-652 temperature calibrator. The CTC-652 is the tallest of the JOFRA's CTC Series calibrators and is the only industrial-grade temperature calibrator with a 200 mm insert. This insert provides the CTC-652 with an immersion depth of 190 mm, making it ideal for calibrating long sensors. The CTC-652's large insert allows it to calibrate difficult sized sensors, like long capillary sensors found at transformer stations, turbine steam temperature sensors at power plants, and the exhaust gas temperature sensors in the maritime industry. The new…Read more

Avoid Short Sensor Calibration Inaccuracies

Preparing machine for work in pharmaceutical factory. Chemical industry. Pharmaceutical Factory Worker. Pharmaceutical Industry. Many processing plants within the pharmaceutical and food industries feature a wide range of short sanitary sensors that cause problems during calibration because of their shape and size. Their odd shapes and sizes necessitate calibration within an oil bath, which often introduces further problems including: purchase and disposal prices, additional training, potential exposure concerns, spill issues, subsequent safety scenarios. Beyond general maintenance and execution, and even if carefully managed, the oil bath process may still result in errors as…Read more

New CSA Approved Intrinsically Safe Multi-Range Pressure Calibrator – HPC50!

HPC50 Series Pressure Calibrator AMETEK STC (Sensors, Test & Calibration) introduces the new intrinsically safe HPC50 pressure calibrator. The new pressure calibrator is part of the company's popular Crystal line of pressure products and offers its users time saving features like scaling, % error and flow calculations, as well as both internal and external pressure modules into a single handheld unit. The updated "advanced simplicity" interface, also makes the instrument easy to use without sacrificing features. The HPC50 pressure calibrator uses a similar non-menu interface to the one found in the popular HPC40…Read more

Extended Data Logging with the CRYSTAL XP2i Test Gauge

Pressure Recording with an XP2i in Ultra Low Power Mode Recording of pressure data, or data logging, is increasingly becoming a requirement of many companies. Whether you are testing for long term trends, looking for anomalies, or documenting required tests, having an accurate and reliable pressure recorder is essential. While pressure recorders can differ in many ways, including accuracy, features, ease of use, and recording space, one thing that all field recorders have in common is batteries. If you have a long-term test, finding an instrument that will collect all the information you…Read more

Low Temperature Freezer Calibration with the JOFRA RTC-159 Ultra Cooler

The Importance of Low Temperature Measurement in Pharmaceutical Products As many of today's pharmaceutical products are more advanced and complicated, the need to control very low temperatures has quickly become a requirement. Historically, most products (many in pill form ) had a relatively short shelf life and were typically stored for short periods of time at refrigeration temperatures. Today, more advanced products are being used that require storage times; and many must be frozen to -70 to -90°C. To protect these products in long-term storage, reliable systems must be in place to keep…Read more

Hydrostatic Pressure Testing

Easily Document Pressure Testing for Transmission System Pipelines Within the natural gas system, one of the largest sections is the transmission system. The transmission system is composed of various diameter pipelines, and it moves large amounts of natural gas thousands of miles from the gathering systems to local distribution companies. As these pipelines are carrying materials that need to be contained within the pipe, maintaining the integrity of these pipelines is essential. One of the tests required to verify the pipelines safety is a hydro-static pressure test. A hydro-static pressure test involves isolating…Read more

Redefining Le Grande K! – Part Deux

Last time we explored how humankind originally conceived of 'measuring and recording' the world around them. As the world's popluation grew and human activity increased, people from different regions, countries and cultures expanded and eventually came in contact with one another. Experiencing and exchanging new methods - from agriculture, architecture, construction - to trying exotic new foods, spices, and sundries - was in fact a brave new world. Along with exchanging customs, art and cultural norms, came the true driving force of these interactions - trade - which created a crucial requirement -…Read more

Extended Data Logging

Pressure Gauge for Long-Term Recording of Pressure Data XP2i Digital Test Gauge Recording of pressure data or data logging is increasingly becoming a requirement of many companies. Whether you are testing for long term trends, looking for anomalies, or documenting required tests, having an accurate and reliable pressure recorder is essential. While pressure recorders can differ in many ways, including accuracy, features, ease of use, and recording space, one thing that all field recorders have in common is batteries. For users in need of performing long-term tests, finding an instrument that will collect…Read more

Orange Research Application Spotlight – Oil & Gas

Written By: Jim Gill, Orange Research One of the largest markets for Orange Research is Oil & Gas. Their products are very popular in refineries. The basic principle of a refinery is to cook the oil to break it down into various types of basic hydrocarbon products, such as gas, gasoline, lube oil, kerosene and so forth. This is done in very large distillation towers...a process called cracking. First, the Atmospheric Distillation Tower (or column) breaks down the oil into several different forms with the heavier, thicker oils settling at the bottom of…Read more

New Intrinsically Safe Multi-Range Pressure Calibrator from Ametek

HPC50 with External Pressure Module Ametek STC (Sensors, Test & Calibration) introduces the new intrinsically safe HPC50 pressure calibrator. The new pressure calibrator is part of the company;s popular Crystal line of pressure products and offers its users time saving features like scaling, % error and flow calculations, as well as both internal and external pressure modules into a single handheld unit. The updated "advanced simplicity" interface, also makes the instrument easy to use without sacrificing features. The HPC50 pressure calibrator uses a similar non-menu interface to the one found in the popular…Read more