Controlling Temperature in the Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines

Using the RTC-159 to calibrate the sensors used during storage and transport of COVID-19 Vaccines Pharmaceutical companies all over the world are diligently working overtime to produce an accepted COVID-19 vaccine. While this work continues, other companies are already planning how to distribute a potential vaccine. Perhaps the most significant challenge exists in temperature control as some COVID019 vaccine candidates will require ultra-low temperatures (ULT), typically ranging from -86°C to -45°C. For COVID-19 vaccines requiring ULTs, maintaining these freezing temperatures throughout the process, from manufacturing to delivery to patients, is necessary. Failure at…Read more

New High Range Ozone Sensor for Ozone Sterilization Applications

Published on September 7, 2020 Written By: St John Vuetilovoni, Product Manager HH/AQY at Aeroqual Ltd. WHAT APPLICATIONS IS THE HIGH-RANGE OZONE SENSOR FOR? Ozone sterilization is commonly used in hospitals to sanitize equipment and significantly reduce or eliminate the spread of bacteria. In addition, ozone sterilization applications are emerging where time is a constraint and therefore a higher dosage of ozone may be required to reduce the sterilization time while still achieving efficacy. An example of sterilization of public transport where vehicles such as buses and trains use ozone treatment to achieve…Read more

MAKO Digital Backflow Preventer Test Kit by Arbiter

MAKO M3K - Backflow Preventer Test Kit The Mako allows you to easily collect data in the field using the unique Capture Value function. Your readins will be stored during a test which means no more forgotten readings due to interruptions or dealing with wet paper. The large backlit display allows you to read measurements with ease in a variety of lighting conditions. The Mako features an Ergonomic design and swivel hook which allows for easy hanging of the gauge when necessary, plus soft rubber grips make it comfortable and easy to hold.…Read more

Lab Calibration Equipment: Tips for Service without the Headaches

How can you have the best experience when arranging for repair or calibration services for lab calibration equipment and other instruments? We asked our lab experts Andreas Stachyra and Erik Nielsen from the Cameron Instruments Service Laboratory. How to Initiate a Service Request for Calibration Equipment To get started with a service request, use our online RMA Form to generate an RMA number. Completing the RMA form will generate an RMA number used to track your item(s) through the system from start to finish. Referencing this number we can let you know exactly…Read more

Test Gauge Accuracy Explained!

XP2i Digital Test Gauge The true accuracy of a pressure gauge under operating conditions can be difficult to determine, in part because manufacturers’ specifications are often very confusing.  One of the major differences between brand names is whether they offer “% of reading” vs. % of full scale (F.S.)” accuracy.  Specifications with % of F.S. are a legacy from mechanical gauges, whose resolution was how closely manufacturers could print the graduations on their dials. Today, digital pressure gauges that can display readings with sufficient resolution across their entire range use % of reading…Read more

You Could Benefit from Pressure Calibration Automation Software More than you Know – Here are the Four Key Ways to Decide if it’s Right for your Lab

Anyone performing pressure calibrations can benefit from automation. Whether you are using an automated pressure controller such as the 8270A or PPC4, or a fully manual deadweight tester, there is a lot you can gain, from time savings and increased process consistency, to adding value to your data and certification deliverables. In these times, when calibration technicians may be stretched thin, calibration lab managers should especially consider the value of automation to supplement the capabilities of their staff, while reducing errors and getting better data from tests. Want to know more about the…Read more

Test Gas Regulators with the XP2i Gauge

One of the essential components of the natural gas system is the pressure regulator. A pressure regulator takes an input fluid or gas and reduces it to the desired value for the output. When used in the natural gas system, the regulator will reduce the gas pressure for a variety of reasons. At gate stations, gas regulators reduce the line pressure from transmission levels (200 to 3000psi) to distribution levels (0.25 to 900 psi). Once the gas reaches a home or business, it will go through another regulator to reduce the pressure in…Read more

Feed Flow Line Troubleshooting

A power plant was experiencing a feed water flow problem. The issue was on a line with static pressure exceeding 1000 psi which fed water to one of their steam generators. The plant's engineers suspected that it may be an issue with a filter, flow nozzle, or even with the line itself, but couldn't know for certain until they could isolate and capture one of the transient events. Logging differential pressure - so that they could record readings on both sides of the suspected problem areas - would be the best way to…Read more

Does ozone sterilization kill the Coronavirus which causes COVID-19?

No medical event in recent history has made a bigger impact on global health and the economy, than Coronavirus, and the COVID-19 disease. At the time of writing, most major economies are entering into some form of lockdown, causing significant disruption to businesses and drastically changing the way we live our lives for the next few months.  Governments, Industry and Citizens are united in trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, to give health services time to prepare for the explosion in the demand for care. Sanitizing our homes, workplaces and public spaces is a key tactic in the fight against Coronavirus, to stop the spread of COVID-19.…Read more

Is Ozone good or bad? A quick guide to ozone measurement

Often it's a surprise to people to discover that ozone gas can be good and bad. Ozone is an important gas in urban pollution monitoring, as well as a gas used in industrial processes. Good Ozone In the atmosphere good ozone protects us from the sun's harmful UV rays. Many people know about the hole in the ozone layer that was created by humankind's use of CFCs. Thankfully CFCs are now banned and the ozone layer hole is shrinking. Bad Ozone At ground level in urban environments bad ozone is created by the…Read more