Technical Articles

Oxford Instruments has published these technical articles:

(Food and Beverage)
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Fat and oil content is an important measurement of nutritional value and product quality for many foodstuffs. In particular, this value is widely used to determine energy content and to calculate the...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Fluorides are used in many industrial processes, of which the production of hydrochloric acid and smelting are two examples. It is important to regulate these processes, so that the yield of product...
(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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The measurement of grease content in waste water is a crucial parameter in water quality control and environmental monitoring performed by water suppliers' laboratories and environmental authorities....
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Fish feed manufacturers produce pellets that vary in size, oil content (from 5 to 40%) and moisture (usually less than 10%). Measuring the oil and moisture content is essential for quality control to...
(Uncategorized)
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Measurement of oil (and water) in oilseed residues after crushing and solvent extraction is important to ensure maximum process efficiency. Likewise the oil content of the oilseed and grain...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Although wax was originally treated as a waste product by the oil refining industry, it is now widely used in manufacturing because of its specific mechanical and physical properties (flexibility,...
(Food and Beverage)
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Solid Fat Content (SFC) is an essential measurement for characterising edible oils/fats used in the bakery, confectionery and margarine industries for which a rapid and convenient method is required....
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Cocoa beans are processed to extract cocoa liquor and cocoa butter, both major ingredients of dark and milk chocolate. Cocoa beans are roasted, separated from their shell and cracked into nib. Nib is...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Xylene solubles' (XS) is a historically established term denoting the percentage of soluble species in polypropylene homo- and co-polymers. In practice, this measurement is widely used for product...
(Stock Fabricated Materials and Shapes)
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The textile industry is one of the largest industries in global commerce. With many hundreds of years of technological development, today's industry provides an almost unlimited variety of products,...
(Metals and Alloys)
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The mineral fluorspar (or fluorite) is the most important source of fluorine. The purity (calcium fluoride content) of the mineral will determine its eventual use in the steel, aluminium or chemical...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Modern toothpastes are designed to do more than just clean teeth. Hence, they contain many additives, either for health or for cosmetic reasons, such as components to prevent tooth decay, colorants,...
(Metals and Alloys)
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Aluminium is produced by electrolytic reduction of alumina (Al2O3) in molten cryolite (Na3AlF6) to which aluminium fluoride (AlF3) has been added to further reduce the melting point. This process...
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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Asphalt shingles are one of the most prevalent roof coverings used in North America. They are a composite product, with a base layer of paper or fibreglass, which is impregnated or coated with an...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Fat content is an important nutritional and quality control parameter in the manufacture of animal feed, therefore a fast and reliable measurement is required for process optimisation. Nuclear...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Accurate and fast determination of oil and water content in oilseeds is important to breeders, growers and buyers for determining the commercial value of crops such as rape (canola), sunflower,...
(Oil, Gas and Mining Equipment)
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Oil palm is grown extensively around the world, chiefly in Indonesia, Malaysia and parts of South America. Crude Palm Oil (CPO) is extracted from the flesh of the oil palm fruit (known as the...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Measuring the oil content of dried snack foods is essential for quality control to ensure that the products meet their nutritional values specifications. The amount of oil used is also important in...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Measuring the oil content of Jatropha seeds is important for two reasons: firstly, for non-destructive measurement of single seeds, to select high oil content specimens for propagation, secondly, for...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a versatile thermoplastic which is used for construction, bottles, packaging, floor coverings, coatings and tubing. It can be rigid or flexible, depending on the amount of...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Wax (paraffin) content is an important characteristic affecting the physical properties of petroleum products, in particular their viscosity and setting temperature. This not only affects their...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Mineral Oil is added to Crystal Polystyrene to increase its flexibility. Precise control of the amount of mineral oil used is necessary to ensure the correct performance properties are obtained...
(Plastics, Elastomers and Polymers)
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Polybutadiene (or rubber) is added during polymerisation of styrene to increase the flexibility of polystyrene polymers. It is important to closely monitor the amount of polybutadiene added, so that...
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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The hydrogen content of aviation fuel is an important parameter as it determines the combustion properties of the fuel. Traditional methods such as smoke point, smoke volatility index and luminometer...