Real-time air monitoring empowers health improvements during research into biomass stoves & indoor air pollution

One of the world's leading research universities used a portable, real-time air monitoring system as part of an ongoing study into the impacts of household air pollution when switching from biomass to gas stoves. With the study taking place in rural Peru, the ultra-portability of the system allowed researchers to overcome challenges related to access and power from sampling equipment. Data from this study is helping researchers better understand how our choice of stove affects NO2 concentrations indoors, towards an overall goal of reducing household pollution, improving health outcomes and saving lives. Reducing…Read more

Calibration Reminders and Alerts

Enable Calibration Message on your XP2i Pressure gauges are used throughout the gas industry for testing and calibrating various instruments. These gauges require periodic calibration to assure their accuracy. Regulatory authorities require routine testing and/or audits of gas systems, which can entail fines for non-compliance. By choosing XP2i digital pressure gauges from Crystal Engineering, costly fines can be prevented with the help of automatic built-in calibration alerts and reminders. Keeping Track of Gauge Calibrations Can Be a Challenge Test gauges are used as the standards for calibrating and testing important equipment used every…Read more

Ranger – Portable Dust Monitor from Aeroqual

Aeroqual Ranger™ | Dust is a real-time, active-sampling monitor which provides simultaneous measurements of multiple particle fractions (PM1, PM2.5, PM4, PM10, TSP). Ranger Dust combines the capabilities of a fixed monitor with the portability of a handheld device plus the power of Cloud-based insights, delivering the ultimate connected dust monitoring solution. Suitable for use in a range of projects, including industrial and occupational hygiene, environmental monitoring, personal exposure assessments, and indoor/outdoor air quality assessments. Ranger Dust lets you see what's happening at the job site remotely, cutting down on site visits. All logged…Read more

Ditch the Note Pad!!

The MAKO Digital backflow preventor kit by Arbiter is a revolutionary new tool for the backflow and cross-connection-control industry. It provides a tough, water-resistant digital solution with benefits and features unseen in a traditional mechanical (analog) gauge by performing all standard backflow testing procedures. MAKO Assist App Save Time Spend less time writing down values and worrying about interruptions because the capture button stores your readings during a test. Without the need to start over when you pause to answer a customer call or worrying about wet paper. Software All MAKO backflow preventor…Read more

Calibration of “impossible” Temperature Sensors Made Easier

RTC-168 Dry Block Calibrator from JOFRA Calibration We are pleased to announce the new JOFRA RTC-168 Series. It offers more flexibility, better accuracy, more stability, and faster speed. JOFRA's 3rd generation dry/wet combination calibrator from JOFRA - based on know-how! New Liquid System - A redesigned liquid basket and a faster magnetic stirrer have resulted in a longer temperature uniformity zone. This vertically extended uniformity zone now makes it easier for smaller sensors, like sanitary sensors, to reach the uniformity zone resulting in improved calibrations. In addition, more space is now available to…Read more

Cameron Instruments Service & Return Process

As a trusted calibration and service partner we often get questions about our calibration and repair process. This prompted us to put together an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Instructions page with answers to some frequently asked questions. I've compiled these thoughts here to hopefully make the process clear and easy to follow. First Steps The first step in returning anything to us is to complete our online RMA Form. This form can be accessed on our home page: by clicking on the RMA Form button. By filling out the form you are…Read more

Choosing a Gauge: Gauge Construction

When you know what to look for, you can tell in advance which gauges can stand up to the elements you work in. Sensors: Welded Sensor: It's not generally possible to tell whether a sensor is fully welded by looking at the gauge, so check with the manufacturer. Non-welded sensors use o-rings or even thread tape inside the gauge. O-rings can degrade, and both o-rings and thread tape have the potential for leaks. Moisture: If the specification warns you to use clean, dry air, the sensor does not have an isolating diaphragm. It…Read more

Replacing Outdated Calibration Equipment in Peaking Power Plants

A local peaking power plant with four combustion turbines was looking to replace some older pressure calibrators for their instrumentation and control technicians. These instruments would calibrate gauges, sensors, and transmitters for parameters such as steam pressure, differential pressures for level and flow, fuel pressures and more. The team was looking to replace basic pressure calibrators. The AMETEK Solution The AMETEK HPC40 Series with a 30 psi low-pressure sensor and a 3000psi high-pressure sensor was determined to be a good fit for the applications that they had described. The dual range calibrator allowed…Read more

Cameron Instruments Inc., Laboratory Expansion

Cameron Instruments Inc. operates a state-of-the-art ISO 17025 accredited pressure calibration facility.  Their laboratory provides high accuracy pressure and temperature calibrations, using Fluke Piston Gauges and AMETEK JOFRA dry block and liquid bath temperature calibrators.  Their current scope for pressure provides coverage from 5kPa (0.7 psia) to 200 MPa (30,000 psia) in either gauge or absolute mode.  Their temperature capabilities cover an effective temperature range from   -100°C to +660°C.  Over the past year, Cameron Instruments has invested in their laboratory by adding three key pieces of equipment.  The purpose of these additions was…Read more

New Connection Wizard in the AMETEK ASC-400 Multifunction Process Calibrator

Process signals are crucial, from controlling valves, switches, or lights to measuring pressure in a pipe to calibrating temperature in a bakery oven. Ensuring that these process signals remain accurate is essential. Users have multiple choices on the calibration equipment they use. One of the most important factors to consider is ease-of-use. Since multiple process signals may be used, including; volts, millivolts, amps or milliamps, and each of these may have large range differences, most users turn to a multi-function calibrator to satisfy all situations. However, as the options increase, the instruments complexity…Read more