Instrumentation

PRODUCTS

  • The MCR rheometer series is the result of continuous development and based on decades of experience in rheology and rheometry. The combination of innovative and thousandfold field-proven technology with the robust design represents the benchmark in its class. Anton Paar rheometers are built for everyday use in the lab and are the key to all possible kinds of rheological investigations and material characterization. The application field of the renowned MCR series ranges from quality control to high-end research and development tasks.
     

  • Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, offers the PTGA090304MD-V1 wideband, two-stage, LDMOS integrated power amplifier for telecom applications. Fabricated with Wolfspeed's 50 V LDMOS process, it incorporates internal matching for operation from 575 MHz to 960 MHz, and dual independent outputs of 15 W each. It is available in a 14-lead plastic overmold package with gull wing leads.

  • Laser white light offers unique performance properties in low divergence and waveguide delivery for medical, biomedical, machine vision, and specialty illumination applications. Laser Components’ ALBALUX FM is a white light fiber-coupled module designed to produce highly directional, brilliant white light, enabling long throw distances, narrow beam angles, and small optic sizes.

  • The Size 17 43000 Series comprises 43mm stepper motor linear actuators are available in three designs - captive, non-captive and external linear versions.  These actuators are offered in a variety of resolutions, ranging from 0.001524 mm to 0.048768 mm per step. 

  • Real Tech’s algae monitoring solution is a powerful screening tool that enables you to rapidly identify an increasing algal population and the potential onset of an HAB.

WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • Midlantic Urology Associates Introduces Added Convenience For Patients With Rideshare Program

    Midlantic Urology Associates had been employing a single driver for all participant pick-ups. This proved to be inefficient and unsustainable, so they began utilizing taxis. This alternative was costly and unreliable – there had to be a better way. ClinCard’s integration with Lyft has not only improved the experience for patients and study coordinators but has also helped with recruitment as new patients are enrolling in the study as a result of this added convenience.

  • Leveraging Rentals For Pneumatic Conveying Applications

    Pneumatic conveying applications are critical to many facilities – when you can’t move material you can’t make or sell your product. Because of a historical lack of availability of specialized rental blowers and compressors for pneumatic conveying, plants often ether accepted the production outage or rented a more readily available 2 stage oil-free rotary screw compressor designed for 90-150 PSIG plant air service that is very inefficient at the reduced pressures needed for pneumatic conveying.

  • Camera System Gives Tunneling Machines New Sights

    In this case study, high resolution cameras are mounted in the cutter head of a tunnel boring machine to enable structural analysis and geological documentation of the drilling surface.

  • County Drastically Cuts Costs With DIMMINUTOR®

    Fairfield Wastewater Treatment Plant in Butler County, Ohio was having a lot of trouble with their grinders. The plant serves over 42,500 domestic customers, a number of commercial and industrial institutions as well as Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. They treat about five million gallons of wastewater collected in over 175 miles of sewer pipe each day.

  • Data Matrix Codes And Tamper-Evident Seals Help Pharmaceutical Company Ensure Quality And Prevent Falsification

    The medium-sized pharmaceuticals company Krewel Meuselbach GmbH manufactures top-quality, affordable pharmaceuticals using state-of-the art technology. Traceability and prevention of product falsification, Krewel Meuselbach uses the compact XS2 MV TE system in a thermoforming line to ensure comprehensive quality control and prevent the falsification of its products. It achieves this through data matrix codes and tamper-evident seals.

  • Sanitaire SBR System Boosts Capacity, Reliability Without Building A New Facility

    Jefferson City, the Capitol of Missouri, has operated a sanitary sewage collection system dating back to the 1800s. The generations of infrastructure included a trickling filter treatment plant that first entered service in 1967 and underwent major upgrades involving screening, primary clarification, and secondary treatment over the course of 1969-77.

  • Specialty Chemical Company Improves Productivity And Reduces Cost With Aptean Ross ERP

    As a chemical company with plants in the US and abroad, Hammond Group knew that if the company was to grow and maintain its reputation for customer care, it needed to invest in systems that would cut costs from its operations while still allowing it to focus on its customers. They implemented Ross ERP and Pivotal CRM to handle both front and back office needs.

  • Connecticut Water Utility Successfully Removes 45% Of Trihalomethanes (THMs) With Quick-Turnaround Clearwell Intervention

    In the past several years, Aquarion Water Company had been monitoring their system’s THM formation and attempting to lower them through treatment and distribution system changes. Aquarion engineers decided that reducing THM formation in the Laurel High Service Clearwell at the Stamford Water Treatment Plant (WTP) would eliminate concerns of elevated THM formation in the distribution system served by the WTP.

  • Medical University Finds Solution To Track Participant Remuneration

    Concern ensued across the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) research faculty and staff when they received notice that departments would need to somehow track and sum all their petty cash, Walmart and Target gift cards, VISA cards and checks issued through Accounts Payable (as there was no institutional research policy standardizing a single type of remuneration payment for clinical research participants). A fellow academic medical school recommended ClinCard by Greenphire which ended up being the perfect solution.

  • Lockout Pressure Optimization

    Pipeline operators face a constant balancing act of running their pipelines while protecting the environment from oil spills caused by a rupture. A sudden low-pressure event might indicate a pipeline rupture that threatens the environment. To minimize environmental impact, operators set parameters for low-pressure conditions that would cause a hard shutdown, or lockout. Lockouts can last for hours or days, greatly impacting the pipeline’s revenue.

  • Flower Mound, Texas Prioritizes Repairs, Prevents Failures, And Reduces Risk With Engineering Assessment

    Like many fast-growing communities, the Town of Flower Mound, Texas lacked detailed information on the true condition of some key aging assets, including underground pipes and water mains.

  • Black & Veatch's Field And Workforce Management Transformation

    Black & Veatch’s (B&V) clients include large telecom companies with hundreds, even thousands of technicians who install and repair equipment on a daily basis, to leading satellite companies that provide complex tracking of ship fleets. Due to advancements in connectivity, large infrastructure projects and field teams are becoming highly distributed and B&V wanted to take a proactive approach to ensuring real-time visibility into its workforce. “We want to be proactive about the future of work because this is where things are headed. The more tech savvy our workforce is, the better positioned our workforce is,” said Barbie Bigelow, former CIO at B&V.

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Instrumentation
The science of measuring and controlling variables is termed instrumentation. As the name suggests, the process involves using a wide variety of instruments. These are classified as any device that can measure amounts that are physically quantifiable. These instruments do not have to be extremely complex in design. For example, the ruler is an instrument to measure distance, and a simple thermometer measures temperature.
Instruments specific to petrochemical processing include platinum Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s), P/I Converters, many types of level meters, chromatographs, and continuous gas analyzers. These instruments are essential to the day to day instrumentation at petrochemical plants, as it is impossible to gauge to the necessary extent by estimation alone. Human error is inevitable, but an instrument can easily be calibrated or replaced.
Now that you understand the definition of and tools used in instrumentation, you should also understand the necessity of it. Temperature and pressure meters serve to ensure that the environment stays safe for both the chemicals being processed and the employees of the plant. Heat is a very well-documented activator in chemical reactions. If the temperature rises to unusual levels, this could spark an undesired chemical reaction that could prove catastrophic. The flow meter must measure how much oil is leaving the refinery, as it is a very volatile substance. Analytical instruments, such as the chromatograph, analyze the chemical make-up of the refined oil. This allows for the opportunity to make sure that the chemical make-up is correct, giving evidence that the process was correctly completed at all stages of refinement.