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Analytical instruments

Controlling water supply measurement (15/05/2017)
Article image Effective management of water metering networks is crucial to ensure that the required accuracy is attained, says Alick MacGillivray.
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Considering feedback sensing for position and speed (09/05/2017)
Article image Urs Kafadar discusses encoder properties and their selection for position and speed control applications.
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Never ignore your instruments (26/04/2017)
Article image Alan Hunt warns of the danger of ignoring what your instruments are telling you. 
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Seeing a bright future for calibration 18/04/2017
At the inauguration of new facilities at Beamex headquarters in Finland, Jan-Henrik Svensson, CEO of the company, talked about the changing role for calibration in the factories of the future. Full Story...

Taking a risk-based approach to optimise efforts 10/04/2017
Find the right calibration schedule and comply with the ISO 9001 risk-based thinking approach.   Full Story...

Addressing the big data knowledge gap 10/04/2017
Leor Barth warns that SME manufacturers need to properly identify and analyse actionable data to ensure they remain competitive.  Full Story...

Reflecting on 40 years of test and measurement 28/03/2017
Dr James Truchard, CEO and co-founder of National Instruments (NI), talks about the changes he has seen in test and measurement technology in the past 40 years. Full Story...

An uncertain solution to optimise flow meter management 21/03/2017
Calibration and maintenance can offer some money-saving opportunities for the oil and gas industry by making better use of available data, says Craig Marshall. Full Story...

Test bench design tips 04/01/2017
HBM looks at the critical variables in the design of new test benches and explains how to cost-effectively optimise test routines and shorten test times. Full Story...

Exploring the benefits of Raman technology 15/11/2016
Control Engineering Europe looks at Raman spectroscopy, which is still considered by many to be a rather exotic technonology. Despite this it is starting to gain fans in the process sector for in-situ sample measurement. Full Story...

A new approach to flow meter calibration 30/08/2016
Neil Bowman suggests some alternatives to traditional set-time based calibration strategies. Full Story...

Ensuring calibration compliance for critical heat treatment process 25/07/2016
Peter Sherwin discusses a project that aimed to develop specific software solutions to fully manage the calibration and compliance of the thermal treatment process required for most aircraft components. Full Story...

ISO9001 changes and their effect on calibration processes 19/07/2016
Heikki Laurila explores the changes in the 2015 revision of ISO9001 and explains how these changes affect calibration processes. Full Story...

How calibration improves sustainability 07/03/2016
The Beamex Integrated Calibration Solution (ICS) is a system made of documenting calibrators and calibration software that increase economic sustainability by promoting quality and efficiency through faster, smarter and more accurate management of all calibration assets and procedures.  Full Story...

Process gases: flaring alternatives 12/01/2016
Torsten Haug discusses a high-performance measuring system with fast response time which enables problem-free utilisation of process gases in many industry sectors. Full Story...

Improving power plant performance with a modern calibration process 04/11/2015
Beamex explains the most common reasons to implement a modern calibration process in power plants, exploring the typical issues encountered with outdated calibration processses, and explaining how to implement a modern calibration process.  Full Story...

When to calibrate in a workshop 28/10/2015
Today, field instruments are often calibrated out in the field. However, there are still various reasons why it is sometimes more convenient and effective to undertaken calibration in a workshop. A recent Whitepaper from Beamex explains further. Full Story...

Cutting costs through condition-based maintenance 15/09/2015
Gordon Ellis, operations director at XPD8 Solutions, discusses how an effective condition based maintenance programme can cut costs, increase safety and improve productivity in the oil & gas sector. Full Story...

Avoiding vibration-induced issues 24/08/2015
Neil Parkinson discusses the use and benefits of operating deflection shape analysis to interpret machine vibration issues. Full Story...

Product inspection: guides to regulatory compliance 05/06/2015
A series of free-to-download product inspection guides, published by METTLER TOLEDO, provide useful information to help engineers understand and maintain compliance with regulatory standards and ensure product safety. Full Story...

Top 10 tips for condition monitoring 05/06/2015
Condition monitoring of plant is now a common method of preventing failure of critical equipment and maximising uptime. However, David Manning-Ohren, of ERIKS UK believes that many engineers are making some basic and costly mistakes. Full Story...

How often should instruments be calibrated? 19/01/2015
Plant efficiency can be improved and costs reduced by performing calibration history trend analysis. It can help to define which instruments can be calibrated less frequently and which should be calibrated more frequently. Calibration history trend analysis is only possible with calibration software that provides this functionality, says Beamex.  Full Story...

Analysing waste gases on a simulated Mars mission 02/12/2014
As part of a project to measure the effects of long-term isolation on astronauts, small groups of individuals have been selected to live in a tiny ‘Habitat’ perched on the upper slope of a volcano in Hawaii to contribute to the understanding of issues that would confront a manned mission to Mars. Full Story...



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