The industrial world needs a large variety of different measuring Instruments. From measuring temperature to PH.
Measuring Instruments by industries
Maintenance: in factories, buildings need measuring vibrations, speed of engines and conveyors, thermometers, wind speed meters and horoscopes, Moisture meters, thermal images and more.
Environmental: gas, particle, sound level meters, light meter and wind speed meters.
Safety: radiation meters of all types for reactive, electromagnetic, ultrasound and more.
Material properties and mechanical measurements: color meter, gloss meter, force gauges, hardness, roughness, calipers, micrometers, height meter and depth gauges.
Tests in water and liquids: acidity, conductivity, oxygen, chlorine, turbidity, viscosity, density.
Quality assurance and calibrations: temperature, humidity, pressure, vacuum,
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Calibration of measuring instruments
It is very important to calibrate your device from time to time, especially when changing measurements. Failure to calibrate a device may result in erroneous measurement results.
Measuring Instruments should perform the measurement process as accurately as possible in order to avoid deviations or measurement errors that may cause ongoing problems. A measuring Instrument that is not calibrated is actually an unreliable device and can even be defined as improper and problematic to use. Every measuring Instrument requires calibration once in a while. According to the standard there is a precise definition indicating when calibration must be performed for each Instrument. If the regular times are met, the measuring Instrument will be preserved and will allow its continuous use for years and without problems.
What might happen if measuring Instruments are not calibrated?
If you ignore the need to calibrate the measuring Instrument, real damage may occur.
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Main Types of Measuring Instruments
Sound Level Meters– Sound Level Meters are also called decibel meters. It measures in decibels the intensity of the noise in the place where it is located There are three types of filters that are defined as A B C. With the most popular being A- which is less sensitive to the low frequencies
The noise meter measures the sum of noises from all noise sources and displays the intensity in units of decibels. Several international standards for noise measurements have been defined. They are defined in CLASS when the differences between them are minor (mainly tiny exact differences).
Force Gauges– Force Gauges are devices designed to accurately determine power. The unit of force is the newton (symbol N). A force Gauge that measures force in newtons may be called a metronometer. There are two types of force Gauges: analog and digital.
Thermometers- Temperature measurement is used in almost every field of industry. The applications of Thermometers include: Laboratories, home, for babies, aquarium and pools, food, medicine and many different industries
Wind Speed Meters– An anemometer measures wind speed and strength professionally. Main types are: Vane Anemometer, Hot Wire Anemometer, Anemometer with an Ultrasonic Sensor, Cup Anemometer
pH meters-A pH meter measures the hydrogen-ion activity in water-based solutions, indicating its acidity or alkalinity expressed as pH. The measurement range of a PH meter always ranges from 0-14. It is important to know that the lower the number, the higher the acidity level
Pressure chamber for measuring water potential– A pressure chamber allows you to monitor the level of pressure in the plants. It allows you to monitor the plants/fruits and know how much more needs to be watered or lowered. It is important to bring the measuring device to the field to immediately measure the plants.
Conductivity meters-A conductivity meter measures the amount of electric current or conductivity in a solution. The applications of conductivity meters include: Research and engineering, aquaculture, aquaponics and freshwater to monitor the amount of nutrients, salts or impurities in the water.