From Waste to Watts: Making the Case for Energy Recovery Plants
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6d ago
Energy-from-waste facilities tackle the problem of responsible waste disposal while generating electricity for their city or region. This is a win-win situation for consumers, municipalities, and the planet. The more people there are in the world, the more  ..read more
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Case Study: Creating a Durable Temperature Assembly for Catalyst Calcination
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1M ago
A major producer of supported catalysts in the U.S. was dissatisfied with the short lifespan of the temperature sensors in their rotary calciners. WIKA USA came up with a creative solution that protects thermocouples from mechanical damage while still providing  ..read more
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The Importance of Monitoring SF6 and Alternative Gases in Gas-Insulated Switchgear
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2M ago
Insulating gases – not just pure SF 6 but also SF 6 blends, N2, g3, and others – protect switchgear from failure. WIKA is a leader in remote sensing solutions that help power transmission and distribution companies monitor the quality and quantity of these gases.  ..read more
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What Are Bimetal Thermometers, and When to Use Them
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5M ago
Bimetal thermometers are tried-and-true instruments for measuring temperature in a wide range of industrial applications, combining low cost and low maintenance with easy installation, use, and calibration. Sometimes a measurement technology is so simple yet  ..read more
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Preventing Thermal Runaway Reactions with Fast-Response Sensors
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5M ago
Thermal runaway reactions are one of the leading causes of accidents in chemical and petrochemical plants. To prevent such catastrophes, operators should continually monitor temperatures using sensors with the fastest possible response time for that application.   ..read more
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Tubeskin Temperature Measurement: How to Improve Tubeskin Thermocouple Accuracy on a Butter-Pad
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6M ago
This article is a continuation of “ How Butter-Pad Affects Tubeskin Thermocouple Accuracy .” WIKA conducted a series of tests – both in the field and using computational fluid dynamics – to evaluate the accuracy of tubeskin thermocouples (TSTCs) when  ..read more
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Absolute Pressure Gauges: Advantages and When to Use Them
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6M ago
While measuring gauge pressure is sufficient for most industrial applications, sometimes it is necessary to use an instrument that displays absolute pressure, as this reading does not fluctuate depending on altitude or weather conditions. When selecting a pressure  ..read more
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How Butter-Pad Affects Tubeskin Thermocouple Accuracy
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6M ago
A butter-pad allows refineries to weld new thermocouples onto it rather than directly on the bare furnace tube, as repeated welding damages the tube’s integrity. However, using this weld overlay affects the accuracy of temperature readings. WIKA conducted a series of  ..read more
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Measurement Technologies for a Hydrogen Economy
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7M ago
Permeation and embrittlement are issues that stand in the way of realizing a viable and mature hydrogen infrastructure. For pressure and temperature sensors, using materials that protect against these conditions is key to safety and profitability in the chemical  ..read more
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RTD vs. Thermocouple: When To Use Each Product
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7M ago
Temperature sensors are essential measuring instruments for ensuring the safety and efficiency of countless industrial processes. While RTDs and thermocouples both provide accuracy and reliability, each has pros and cons that make them better suited for particular  ..read more
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