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

Cameron Instruments Inc. Supplier Profile

Cameron Instruments Inc. is a dedicated Canadian supplier located in Guelph, ON. We have been in business for over 30 years during which time we have grown from a company of two to over 10 employees. Our focus is supplying the Canadian natural gas distribution market with quality instrumentation for calibration, measurements and tests. This includes providing high accuracy pressure and gas quality measurement standards, used in meter shops, custody transfer, hydrostatic pipeline construction and biogas green energy. Cameron's priorities over the next five years including supporting the Canadian Gas industry through innovative…Read more

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