• A highly sensitive, on-line differential viscometer used in conjunction with SEC-MALS-IV to determine the size and conformation of all types of biopolymers, synthetic polymers and even proteins and peptides.

  • The HDI Pinhole Inspector from Nikka Densok offers 100% inspection for BFS vial card production.

  • GWT electrocoagulation (EC) technology has become a valuable solution in the treatment of water and wastewater due to its ability to remove contaminants that are generally more difficult to remove by filtration or chemical treatment systems, such as emulsified oil, silica, total petroleum hydrocarbons, refractory organics, suspended solids, and heavy metals.

  • The KAA402* Series of 19" Rack Mount RF Amplifiers consists of three models, KAA4020, KAA4020P, and KAA4021P. These Class AB wideband RF power amplifiers deliver more than 500 Watts CW power into a 50-Ohm load over the frequency range of 1MHz to 50MHz.

  • MT2IEC10V3M and MT4IEC10V3M are full turn-key systems in one rack, capable of producing 10 V/m CW (18 V/m AM). Both systems fully comply with IEC 61000-4-3:2020 Edition 4.


  • Accelerating Results For Healthcare Brands Through Advocacy, Materials Science Expertise And Integrated Packaging Capabilities

    Any change to packaging design for an approved pharmaceutical product is a time consuming, detail-orientated effort, even with small brand-driven changes––so when governments update packaging regulations on a larger scale, a company’s entire product line could be impacted, creating change management projects for sometimes hundreds of items. When Health Canada introduced amendments to the existing Food and Drug Regulations for non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products in 2014, pharmaceutical organizations selling products in the Canadian marketplace knew they had a significant challenge to overcome

  • Harnessing The Power Of GIS To Improve Customer Service

    Learn how White House Utility District, Tennessee’s largest water provider, adapted during COVID-19 to a new service model that ultimately delivered better customer service while also protecting customers and employees.

  • Fujirebio Increases Study Agility By Streamlining Clinical Operations And Data Management Process

    Fujirebio’s fast-growing U.S. Clinical R&D team was preparing for shorter studies with higher complexity. Traditional methods using paper and spreadsheet trackers were no longer adequate to meet quality goals. Learn how the group increased its agility and readiness with LifeSphere Clinical EDC and CTMS tools.

  • NIS With Multiple Countries Within Europe

    A pharmaceutical client needed to to conduct a challenging Non-Interventional Study (NIS), across 7 countries in Europe. This case study outlines how we successfully provided the Sponsor with a “one shop” solution for this NIS covering 7 European countries with diverging requirements.

  • Bearing Failure Prediction

    At many process manufacturing operations, bearings fail exponentially and with little notice, leading to downtime that can become expensive and making scheduled maintenance difficult. System interdependence often means that a failure of one bearing results in the subsequent failure of other system bearings. Being able to prepare for and prevent the first bearing failure can reduce the costly and harmful effects of unplanned bearing failures.

  • When Every Sample Is A Life Trusted To Our Care: How CRL Automated Assay And Scale Throughput

    Discover how our technology played a critical role in CRL’s exceptionally fast development and scale-up of a saliva-based SARS-CoV-2 assay to meet the unprecedented testing need.

  • Rho And Anthera Pharmaceticals’ Collaborative Partnership In Cystic Fibrosis

    By providing quality deliverables, actionable insights, and an exceptional customer experience, Rho developed a collaborative relationship with Anthera Pharmaceuticals. The small feasibility project we started with quickly grew to include global project management for Anthera’s pivotal Sollpura study (SOLUTION), management of additional complex protocols, and regulatory support of their liprotamase development program.

  • Hydro-Brake Drop Cuts Corrosion, Complexity And Cost For Saudi WWTP Project

    Saudi Arabia's National Water Company needed to transport sewage from Riyadh to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at Al Haer. Read the full case study to learn how Hydro International worked with ILF Consulting Engineers to develop an alternative design using three Hydro-Brake® Drop systems.

  • Digitalizing Cell And Gene Therapy Manufacturing

    MES solutions can remove paper from the manufacturing floor once and for all — while boosting operational efficiency and saving costs.

  • Meeting Customer Demands For Clean Water At Bristol Water

    Bristol Water provides clean, fresh drinking water every day to approximately 1.2 million people in the city of Bristol and surrounding areas in the west of England. As part of taking inventory on ways to improve its service, Bristol Water undertook its largest ever program of customer engagement. This invited customers to participate in the decisions Bristol Water makes about the future of their water services.

  • Ensuring True Results And Bringing A New Therapy To Market

    Ensuring true results through accurate assessments, WCG MedAvante-ProPhase helped its client bring a post-partum depression therapy to market.

  • Domestic Wastewater Treatment In Telluride, CO

    Last Dollar is a year-round residential community located just outside of Telluride, Colorado. The facility had been reliant on an aging treatment system that was failing quickly and needed immediate replacement to prevent operational fines. The current technology would not meet the new and more stringent effluent requirements in Colorado, so the project had to be completed quickly and within a tight budget. AquaWorks DBO provided the permitting and site engineering support to ensure the project was completed in 8 months from contract award to system operation.



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.