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IWMA 14th annual conference: Call for Papers out now Last year in October the IWMA board of directors announced that the 14th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Istanbul, Turkey on 22nd and 23rd October 2014. Now the call for papers has been published and can either be downloaded from the IWMA’s homepage or requested from the IWMA’s oﬃce in Hamburg. The procedure as well as the schedule have been overhauled for this event. That means that those wishing to give a presentation will have to hand in their abstract by 31st May 2014. The IWMA’s scientific council will then check the submissions and on 30th June 2014 the speakers will be notified if their topics have been accepted. From this year onwards they will also be given a template to standardize the incoming papers. By starting this process at this stage, the IWMA wishes to take away some of the pressure, to give the speakers more time to prepare, possibly also to attract new speakers and thus to make the conference even more interesting and attractive”, says Bettina McDowell, IWMA association secretary.
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Smoke detector reliability and long life are important properties (Source: shutterstock) Because batteries in autonomous systems have very high power density, a short circuit can be all it takes to start a fire. To prevent damage to electronics and the environment, overcurrent protection is thus indispensible. This can be implemented both with an active solution as well as with a simple fuse. Here fuses offer clear advantages: compared to active solutions they are more reliable and take up less space. In addition, the latestgeneration fuses are convincing because of very low power dissipation and precise tripping characteristics.
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The UMx line from SCHURTER â€” compact with high performance The UMT-H, UMF 250 and UMT 250 SMD fuses were developed for primary protection on SMD circuit boards. They are designed for rated voltages as large as 277 VAC,
respectively 250 VDC and are available with various current ratings (see Table 2). With a high breaking capacity extending up to 1500 A, the UMx line offers the ideal solution when dealing with high fault currents. The cuboidal design of the UMx line meets all the requirements of SMD technology as regards processing. Based on their encapsulated qualities, they can also be used in potentially explosive atmospheres. The model UMT 250 is also available with pre-attached clips.
Specifications Secondary protection USF 0402 24 - 32 VDC 0.375 - 5 A 35 A Super-quickacting FF 1.05 x 0.55 cURus
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USFF 1206 125 VAC 63 VDC 0.05 - 0.25 A 100 A Super-quickacting FF 3.2 x 1.6 cURus
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HBM continues providing excellence in calibration services. HBM has developed its calibration services and technology to provide superior support and measurement technology from a single Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) accredited laboratory to provide calibration. The laboratory at HBM’s headquarters in Darmstadt, quality calibration equipment to ensure maximum accuracy. In addition all calibration staff are highly trained to ensure maximum competence. HBM’s Darmstadt laboratory is one of the best-known and most capable DAkkS standards calibration laboratories worldwide covering a range from 2.5 N to 5 MN for tensile and compressive force; this is the largest range available through DAkkS. The calibration service provides very high accuracy with measurement uncertainty ranging from 0.005% to 0.02% of the actual value. Additionally, HBM provides calibration to be undertaken either in Darmstadt or as an on-site service from HBM Service Engineers.
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The importance of calibration What is Calibration? as the comparison of measurements between one known measurand against an unknown measurand. Measurand - that which is being measured In other words, instrument calibration inits simplest form can be of a ‘known’ quantity (the measurement standard) to an ‘unknown’ quantity (the indicated readings of the instrument under test).
Why should I calibrate my instrument? Regular calibration is not only seen as good practice, but it is also a requirement of ISO-9001:2008. ISO-9001:2008 Clause 7.6 – Control of monitoring and measuring equipment, states that in order to ensure valid results, all monitoring and measuring equipment must be calibrated or against measurement standards traceable to international or national measurement standards. All calibrations produced by Hitek are designed to meet the requirements of ISO-9001. With Hitek calibration your instrument will give validated
How can I organise calibration? process or product that is monitored by the use of measurement equipment. managed Test and measurement instruments will need to be calibrated for performance enhancement, so that reliable and accurate readings can be taken. Is the instrument doing what it should be doing? Naturally, the sensors within an instrument can drift over time, some faster than others. The result of sensor drift means that the instrument will require calibration to ‘tune up’ and have ‘adjustments’ where necessary. It is also important that the whole system needs to be calibrated and not just the sensor itself, as any associated electronics are just as likely to change characteristics as the sensor.
for all calibration and instrumentation requirements. With onsite calibration services where technicians will attend site and calibrate instruments within a mobile calibration laboratory or on customer premises. The mobile calibration lab is fully equipped to work onsite; all it will require is a level parking space and a mains power supply. Alternatively, instruments can be sent to Hiteks’ in house laboratory. Hitek wide range of instruments including
Why is calibration so important? Calibration tests are required to check that the instrument’s readings adhere to the manufacturer’s performance regular calibration is seen as good practice and can help an organisation
Whether you have a simple meter or large state-of-the-art systems, Hitek recognise the importance of calibration and have the capabilities to make ‘adjustments’ depending on your requirements.
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Arbil Limited: Leading the Calibration Field
As arguably one of the largest single providers of lifting and rail equipment; Arbil Limited is also on course to become the number one calibration and service centre for hydraulic and mechanical lifting and rail equipment as well as small plant.
Arbil’s renowned industry name in its strength in calibrations and servicing has resulted in an accreditation centre status for leading brands such as ENERPAC®, Tractel® & Dillion®. Dave Nicholls, Arbil Lifting’s General Manager, explains why he believes these accreditations have been obtained, “On customer’s requests equipment that enters Arbil’s service department is taken through a rigorous procedure of complete strip down, chemical clean, repair, re-spray, test and certification in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001.’ Nicholls continues, ‘Our inspections are carried out by experienced examiners who are on hand to provide professional, helpful advice on any technical or legislative requirements for lifting and rail equipment testing. We understand that we should be the experts in these details and not necessarily our customers. We take the strain from our customers for this workload. Our knowledge helps to ensure our customers are always compliant and up to date with ever changing legislation in the industry and this is a key reason why our accreditation statuses were received.”
Arbil Limited is the original authorised service and calibration centre for Dillon® force measuring equipment and is also an authorised service and calibration centre for ENERPAC® and Tractel™. The range of products calibrated and serviced includes: Tractel® Dynafors™, Dillion® Dynometers, along with tension meters, crane scales, compression load cells, weigh pads and hydraulic jacks with gauge up to 1000t capacity. Arbil also has the capabilities to calibrate ENERPAC® gauges along with nearly all other branded gauges.
With a team of calibration & service engineers at each of Arbil Limited’s three dedicated service branches, Arbil has the capacity to take on both small and large scale calibration and service jobs at relatively short notice. To find out more about the services oﬀered visit: www.arbil.co.uk or to book in a job contact the team on: 0845 600 8007
With over 25,000 ft² of workshop facility space in its bespoke premises, Arbil Limited has one of the largest calibration and service centres in the lifting and rail industry. Arbil’s five sites oﬀer nationwide coverage for testing, calibration, service, sales, hire and engineered products.
About Arbil Limited Established in 1963, Arbil Limited has over 5 decades of experience in the provision of lifting and rail equipment and associated products, in both hire and sales. Arbil Limited produce and source a vast range of specialist lifting products, designed and manufactured to be the toughest and most durable available.
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The nationwide one stop-shop for lifting gear components and fabrications; Arbil Lifting has now launched the new Crosby Platinum Line range. Arbil’s strength in manufacturing and servicing lifting gear products has led to it becoming a preferred supplier for the new Crosby® Platinum 8/10 Chain Fittings Range. The new range incorporates both Grade 80 & 100 components, with grade 100 20-25% stronger than its grade 80 counterpart. These new grade 80 & 100 components have the added benefit of dual chain use, but most importantly the grade 100 oﬀers the most economical and eﬀective solution when compared to competitor grade 100 solutions, due to its compatibility and cross use with grade 80 chains. Willy Caubergs, Managing Director Crosby Europe, comments, “We decided to develop the Platinum Line to bridge the gap between premium ranges of lifting components, such as our Kuplex® range and the budget brands also available on the market. Our new Platinum line has been developed by the same engineers as our Kuplex® range and is being produced within the same fully equipped UK premises. The added benefit of these Platinum components is that they have dual chain use, meaning the grade 100 chain type can be used with both the 80 & 100 components. As with Kuplex®; all of our Platinum Line components are individually proof tested to 2.5 times the WLL.’ ‘All components in the Platinum range are quenched and forged from alloy steel, which include Quic-Check angle and deformation indicators as standard. The new line meets European chain standard: EN1677 & EN818, with full traceability and certification of each of our product lines accessible. At Crosby® we pride ourselves on the highest levels of quality control procedures being followed and this is part of the reason why Arbil make the perfect partner.” Dave Nicholls, Arbil Lifting’s General Manager explains why Arbil was chosen as a preferred supplier, “We have been selling and servicing Crosby’s Kuplex® range of lifting components for over 20 years now and during this time we have established a close working relationship with The Crosby
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