Predictive maintenance (PdM) and condition monitoring equipment is used to predict equipment maintenance and to monitor corrosion, oil condition, bearing wear, overheating and other parameters than can lead to the breakdown of capital equipment.
Atomic absorption (AA) spectrometers use the absorption of light to measure the concentration of gas-phase atoms.
Atomic emission and optical emission spectrometers determine analyte concentration via a quantitative measurement of the optical emission from excited atoms.
Audio headphones are small speakers worn over the ears to isolate sounds for the listener.
Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance (PdM) software is used to predict equipment maintenance, and to monitor corrosion, oil condition, bearing wear, overheating and other parameters than can lead to the breakdown of capital equipment.
Condition monitors and fault detectors find faults in mechanical, electrical, optical or other systems before a system failure condition occurs. An example of a fault in an electrical system is an arching circuit breaker. An example of a fault in a mechanical system is a failed roller bearing. Both mechanical and electrical faults produce characteristic sounds, which can be detected using air or structure borne acoustic detection techniques.
Flame photometers read atomic emissions to detect the presence of metal salts, principally sodium (Na), potassium (K), lithium (Li) and calcium (CA).
Fluorometers measure the amount of fluorescent radiation produced by a sample exposed to monochromatic radiation.
Infrared (IR) spectrometers measure the wavelength and intensity of the absorption of infrared light by a sample.
Infrared Thermometers are non-contact temperature devices that use infrared radiation to infer the temperature of an object.
Mass spectrometers separate ions by their mass-to-charge (m/z) ratios. They are used to identify compounds by the mass of one or more elements in the compound. They are also used to determine the isotopic composition of one or more elements in a compound.
Measurement microphones are most commonly condenser microphones, which convert sound pressure to an output that is then converted into a reading such as sound pressure level (SPL).
Noncontact infrared temperature sensors absorb ambient infrared (IR) radiation given off by a heated surface. They are used in applications where direct temperature measurement is not possible.
Oil sensors and oil analyzers are used in automotive or industrial machinery applications to sense oil levels, and check for contamination, and particulates, viscosity and/or temperature.
Predictive maintenance (PdM) systems and condition monitoring systems are used to predict equipment maintenance, and to monitor corrosion, oil condition, bearing wear, overheating and other parameters than can lead to the breakdown of capital equipment.
Raman spectrometers are used to determine chemical compositions based on the measurement of the wavelength and intensity of inelastically scattered light from molecules.
Residual gas analyzers (RGAs) identify the gases present in vacuum environments.
Thermal imagers detect heat patterns in the infrared wavelength (1 micron to 100 micron) spectrum.
Ultrasonic instruments use beams of high frequency, short wave signals to inspect, monitor, and measure materials and components.
Ultrasonic transducers send and receive waves for many types of sensing. Examples include distance, proximity, level, nondestructive evaluation, web break detection, counting, and security applications.
UV and visible spectrometers measure the amount of ultraviolet (UV) and visible light transmitted or absorbed by a sample placed in the spectrometer.
Vibration measurement instruments and vibration analyzers are used for measuring, displaying and analyzing vibration. Typically these instruments comprise a transducer, data acquisition and either a local display or some sort of output to a computer or another instrument.
Viscometers define viscous properties of a fluid at ambient or defined temperatures.
X-ray fluorescence spectrometers (XRFs) use a spectroscopic technique that is commonly used with solids, in which X-rays are used to excite a sample and generate secondary X-rays.