Saturday, December 28, 2013

Products: Patriot Sensors & Controls Corporation

 
Pressure Transducers:

PSCC manufactures high performance pressure transducers with the highest accuracy and reliability; build to last. Combining pressure design expertise with innovative signal conditioning electronics, PSCC offers the most advanced pressure transducers in the industry.
  
Position Transducers:

PSCC acquired the Rayelco line of position sensors to offer the most advanced cable extension position transducers in the industry.

Accelerometers:

PSCC's accelerometers are the reliable choice for your next application.
 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Products: Quadlogic Submetering Systems

 

Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart.  By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Benefits of Engineering Consulting

The preliminary requirement for conceptualizing or building anything is engineering; and it is an established fact that its consulting is way better than interacting with an individual.

Consulting services offers several benefits:

A consulting firm will engage a group of experts who bring their experience into your project. They are goal oriented and take into account important scientific and economic factors. They understand the project and related problems and come up with intelligent cost-effective options to benefit the parent party.

The best part of consulting against working with an individual is that many minds come together, debate, deliberate and construct a viable solution. This may not be possible while working with a single engineer. After all a consulting team will constitute, not just engineers, but technologists, business analysts and other domain experts.

Obviously when a team of experts from related fields, work together under a mechanical engineering consultant, the collaborative effort along with the several important and complex factors that eventually contribute to the success of the project are taken into account.

The basic concept of consulting is to help businesses meet their design and construction needs. The requirement may range from building a completely new structure replete with heating, air-conditioning and electrical fittings or renovating an existing building to suit client requirement.

Consultants offer a range of services in building science and engineering that include land assessment, building plans, landscaping, inspect and repair existing structures and more. Firms make use of quality software such as CAD and the like to create mechanical assemblies based on assessments.

Advanced engineering consulting includes:Analysis, diagnosis, designs and operation of mechanical systems; expertise in fracture of manufacturing materials; mechanics as well as the dynamics of fluid flow; and thermodynamics.

Basically a modern mechanical engineering consultant works on everything from transportation, food production, building, energy generation to electronic devices. They improve clients' business processes by providing quality solutions.

Every consulting firm must take the following steps to popularize their service:

• Carry out an extensive market research to identify potential business.

• Define services so that prospective clients get a basic understanding of the services

• Have a website that clearly highlights consulting services

Advanced engineering consulting:

Accomplished consultants provide quality, safe and cost-effective consulting services. They have the capability to create digital representations of mechanical drawing layers so that the client can actually see the shape the firm intends to give the project. Services include: 2D drafting, parametric modeling, assembly modeling, production drawings, bill of materials etc.

Mechanical engineering services include: design and drafting; manufacture design; safe load tables; load testing; forensic and failure analysis; Gantry cranes design and verification; car platforms and hoists; Non destructive testing; mechanical drafting; simulation; 3D rendering; vibration and fatigue analysis; hydraulic cylinders, vehicle hoists and platforms among other things.

The consultants are expected to adhere to strict quality standards that include:

Identification of hazards; risk management; safety equipment for working at heights; construction of safe work platforms; man boxes, cages; manual handling aids and more.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Products: Valdor Fiber Optics

 
Fiber Termination
 
 
SMA Multimode Connector

• Epoxyless connector ideal for fiber bundle applications
• For glass/glass, glass/plastic, and all plastic fibers
• Superior Performance in high temperature environments
• Ideal for high energy laser delivery applications
• Ideal for fluorescent applications, eliminates "UV" noise
• Radiation resistant
• Eliminates gap between fiber tip and connector
• Miniaturization capability
• Epoxyless miniature lens mounting capability
• Standard and custom-designed connectors readily available
• Single connector handles a range of fiber sizes
• Field installable for quick repair and maintenance
 
ST & SC Multimode Connectors

• Minimum Preparation
• Fast Installation
• Simple Auto Cleaving
• Quick Polishing

Friday, December 13, 2013

Commitment to our Customers

Frontline Environmental are automation and control systems specialists with heavy "hands on" experience. Our emphasis is providing the customer with a single source for engineering and services related to automation, control systems, and communication technologies. Our commitment to the customer has been the cornerstone of our success. We consistently provide a broad range of clients with reliable services designed to bring in projects on time and on budget. We supply on-going technical support and instrumentation components and equipment required to maintain customer's facilities in the day to day operation. Our commitment means that we provide 24 hour emergency response service 365 days a year.

Periodically, we offer a free technical training workshop to our customers. The workshops are held at our office in Benicia, California. We provide one or more technical personnel from an equipment manufacturer and an environment for a concentrated education on a particular product or system. We have found that the workshops are well received, and provide a forum for both social and technical exchange.

As a further commitment to our customers, we offer 24 hour "Emergency Response"services 365 days a year, and routinely travel throughout the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii. Our field engineering experience and technical trouble-shooting expertise saves our customers valuable time and money by evaluating and eliminating improperly designed or tuned control schemes which can be the primary source of nuisance interruptions in the production or facility process operation.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Our Expert and Efficient Staff

Our firm's seasoned engineers provide services ranging from phase one feasibility studies and conceptual design, to complete "State of the Art" complex systems using "Fail-Safe" control schemes and techniques. Our company's design philosophy is based on a simple principle: "Begin with the end in mind". The result is designs with an open architecture for both hardware and software. Our designers create drawings in AutoCAD Release 13 software, produced in layers in both color and the standard black and white. This approach provides an extremely reliable system, with detailed documents and drawings that make it easy for the technician to read, resulting in less down time and greater profitability. Our designs furnish the customer's engineer with a platform for expansion and migration, and the ability to reduce future costs for engineering and system modifications.

Frontline's project managers provide the control and coordination over project schedules, budgets and safety with the ability to head off potential problems before they occur. We are a licensed C10 - Electrical Contractor providing complete "Turn Key" design build installation services for both electrical power and automation control systems. We provide third party inspections using NEC, ISA, ANSI, API and IEEE standards as well as those of our customers.

As system integrators, we use Wonderware, Intellution, Visual Basic and other prominent makers of development software for SCADA or MMI packages. We incorporate a trueInformation Systems approach with open architecture for growth, tight control of site and system-wide management, alarming, trending, energy management, and data manipulation through MS ACCESS. Combining software and cutting edge, off the shelf hardware packages, i.e. Allen Bradley, Siemens, Square D, GE Fanuc Program Logic Controllers and Distributive Control Systems is our standard for maximizing value for the customer.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Small Manufacturers Ask "Why Automate?"

You may be a small manufacturer that has been in business for several years. Long enough to have established a very steady group of clients. Your customers have been purchasing your products for a period of time and they know they can depend on you to deliver on time. You are not one of those companies out there that just do not wish to change the old traditional ways of producing products. You want to know "Why automate?" You are interested in maximizing the returns on investment that have been made in your operations. In this statement you may have answered the question of why automate. With the cost of raw materials growing as it has been for years, it is almost necessary for your company to keep production growing to maintain the same level of profits over any given period of time.

There are some other reasons for why automate. More than likely you are one of those manufacturers that knows the importance of being diligent in the face of global competition. Just to stay in business these days you need to strive to be an effective contributor of products to an ever-demanding market place. Manufacturing automation can offer you the ability to accomplish this. As the connection of your production to the market is shortened, you need to have the ability to respond to any changes that are required in the market place. Some products are targeted toward niches. But even so the market in those narrow areas can make shifts in product requirements much more quickly they used to. Being able to follow the requirements shift is an effective characteristic that manufacturing automation can give you. Being able to meet the needs of a new niche market can be more easily accomplished with flexible manufacturing automation, thus giving you profitability that would not be there otherwise.

One of the clearly identifiable characteristics that occurs in most markets today is the pressure of new technology to change the way products are created and distributed. As a member company contributing to the production that meets the demands of customers, you should be aware of the need to capitalize to attain the latest advances in manufacturing. Technology is presenting more economical and efficient ways to meet the demands of any market. To not follow the road to up-to-date production devices could be a deathblow for some manufacturers. That same pressure in the market can help push your company to a competitive edge, even with the dynamic shifts in any market.

In your part of the production world you are probably aware of changes that your competitors may be involved in to keep and grow their share of the market. Just having the knowledge of what competition might be doing to take part of your share of the market should be a great incentive for you. Manufacturing automation can help give you the ability to thwart any aggression that a competitor would have in commandeering your part of the market. Developing optimum production processes should allow you to manage your current market share and also to increase your share. It should also assist in the development of new product lines. These can be more readily presented to the market place because of the your optimized production.

Any company that is meeting the demands of its market place by customizing automation to make manufacturing more efficient is doing so because of customer requirements. This is really the only reason for doing such a thing and it can be the one for why automate. After all you are only in business to meet the needs of the market when the market demands for you to do it. Having the speed and accuracy to give customers the products that they want in the form that they want when they want them is your whole reason for being. Any manufacturer will tell you that building extra capacity with manufacturing automation is only done as a response to the requirements of the market place. Delivering those products in a timely fashion is the second half of the answer to the needs of the market. As the response to demands of the market are required to be shorter and shorter, it is imperative that manufacturers have flexible and immediate response in order to stay in business. Pressures in the market place will only continue to grow requiring the responses to be even shorter still to the demands. The only way these responses can be met by manufacturers is to utilize the latest tools available in the form of automation.

You can gave leverage for the future when you meet the demands of the market today by employing the latest automation to do it. You will discover that if you have automation in place when new demands are made on your products like changes in format or size you will be able to meet those changes demands more readily. Automation yields a great amount of flexibility for adjustment to manufacturing configuration. Being able to tweak an existing device to perform a new task is much easier than implementing an entirely new manual process to accomplish a change in production.

Manufacturing automation continues to improve your abilities even after it has made its initial improvements to your production that is why you automate.

John Mitchell is President of Provision, Inc, an online publisher of information about the application of automation in business. Mitchell has years of experience in the management of manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation. The company website, http://www.provinc.net, assists companies in the evaluation of the benefits and capabilities of production automation. Thoughts on how to select the most effective automation for your business are presented. Insights into the use of vision systems, RFID and other topics in automation are covered. Requests for quotations and questions about automation can be submitted to the consulting engineers of leading automation companies.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Automation Engineering Services

Automation engineering refers to the application of specialized knowledge in the field of automation control. It provides specialized services to the industries to facilitate the smooth functioning of automation control system. Automation engineering measures quality and improves quality of products in the manufacturing sector. It is the automation engineer who is capable of testing the motors of every types and sizes. He can manage both the big integral motors as well as DC motors. Both these types are used in the automation control system. Automation engineers can design and build test system and automated assembly for a number of applications in the industrial automation. These systems are very useful for the automation at cell level. Thus automation engineers are of great help in the field of manufacturing for the purpose of quality testing, computer control as well as productivity.

Engineers specialized in the field of automation control are capable in integrating the test and control hardware with software control to provide a dependable system in the industrial automation. Automation engineering makes factories capable to reach their efficiency and production goals regardless of its structure, size or system. It deals with large complicated assembly systems with various component parts, test requirements and assembly steps or even a small system. In both the cases it meets the requirements of a manufacturing unit. Automotive component testing one of the branches of automation engineering can deal with each application. It has the precise techniques and equipments to meet the demand of an industry. Under the automation engineering a tester is so designed to stand to all the required tests with accuracy and in a fixed cycle time.

In automation engineering industrial grade hardware and computers are used for testing which are efficient enough in measuring with fast data acquisitions and high precision. It thus reduces the testing time that goes in cycle. The software and control engineers in the automation engineering are highly qualified. They acquire expertise in programming languages, development platforms and different operating system platforms. They adhere to the safety guidelines while developing custom control system through concepts and documentation. Thus the automation engineering discipline has made possible the implementation of a variety of automation control and testing skills. It has helped built various building equipments for customers in various different industries.

Mechanical engineering team of automation engineering makes it sure the system of a manufacturing unit has the tools necessary to utilize fully the capabilities of the test system. Precision components and durable designs are the characteristic features of all automation engineering system.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Energy 101: Wind Turbines



See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a wonderful day enjoying food, family and friends

Monday, November 25, 2013

Energy to keep America moving video



It takes a whole lot of energy to keep America moving, growing and thriving...

It all starts with oil and natural gas. And at the center of America's oil and natural gas industry are the hundreds of thousands of hard-working men and women who work to safely refine, transport and market petroleum products. Every day they bring an unmatched level of skill and professionalism to their vital work. Creating the fuel for nearly 250 million vehicles... aviation fuels for commercial, private and military aircraft. And petrochemical feedstocks for products ranging from medicines and apparel to the fertilizer needed to grow the food we eat. They operate and maintain more than 170,000 miles of secure pipelines and safely transport and deliver petroleum products to businesses and consumers. But vital fuels and other products aren't all the U.S. oil and natural gas industry produces refineries also produce jobs and economic growth. The U.S. refining industry supports approximately 540,000 good-paying American jobs and supports $268 billion of U.S. GDP providing the oil and natural gas that keeps our nation strong, prosperous and on the go.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Getting To Know The Importance of Calibration

One of the wonders that people have discovered in the world of science and measurements is calibration. Often referred to as the process of verifying and determining the relationship between the output and the response of measuring instrument to the value of the input quantity, calibration is known as a measurement standard.

For non-specialized use, calibration involves the entire process of adjusting the output/result or the indication on a measurement instrument to correlate with the value of the applied standard within the boundary of specific accuracy.

WHY USE CALIBRATION?

In more modern and scientific language, calibration is referred to the natural process of transition that is used to measure accuracy and comparison of a measuring instrument that has a standard to determine the possible errors in a specific scale.

Today, calibration is basically used for the process of manufacturing so less and less possible mistakes and errors can be made. This process or measuring apparatus is also used to lower the cost of manufacture or possible production by determining or ensuring the quality.

Calibration is also ideal in minimizing possible errors because it uses scientific method to determine impending miscalculations while doing something to correct the errors if there were any. Calibration becomes more and more popular to companies because the method aims to economize time, labor, and other resources in any production by means of accurate verification.

If there were one industry that benefits a lot in the discovery and utilization of calibration, that would be the numerous laboratories all over the world that conduct seemingly endless and continuous research. The researcher or the tasked observer usually uses this measuring apparatus to refine his or her work.

Calibration is also greatly beneficial to a researcher is he or she doesn't the time to develop his/her own apparatus due to lack of time and he/she needs a set of methods for accurate testing.
Aside from the field of research laboratories, calibration is also extremely beneficial because it makes the construction of instruments that are capable of measuring with sufficient precision and lesser probability to ensure correction.

Considered as the actual accuracy of a scale or balance, calibration is widely used in testing the products to get their accurate weight. In the United States alone, an agency called National Institute of Standards and Technology that is tasked to maintain standards for values of SI units and industrial standards, calibration has become a helpful tool in providing the traceability of their subjects of study by adhering to the basic standards of calibration.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Frontline Environmental Services

Our team of professionals provide customers with a mechanism for managing safety, construction costs and scheduling, from conception through final systems validation & start-up. We have a combined experience and knowledge that spans several distinct industries and markets. We capitalize on this diversity of expertise by incorporating the latest cutting edge technologies, products, methods and information into our designs.
Services
• Engineering Design
• Software & Systems Integration
• Consulting
• Installation
• Preventive & Predictive Maintenance
• 24 Hour Emergency Response "Call-Out"
• Training (On site or at our School)
• Conceptual Planning
• Feasibility Studies
• Cost Analysis
• Facilities Access Design
• Calibration
• Site Development Planning
• Project Management
• (C10) Construction Management
• (C10) Construction Installation
• Inspection (ISA, IEEE, ANSI, NEC, API)
• Start-up & Systems Validation

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Why You Need Feasibility Studies

In the realm of business, countless measures are taken to ensure success. From risk assessment to feasibility studies, people work tirelessly to implement various strategies that give any particular venture the best odds for survival. If you're asking yourself what a feasibility study is, it's very easily defined.

Simply put, studies are groundwork investigations into the prospective benefits correlated with undertaking a particular activity or project. A feasibility study's main goal is to take into account all conceivable factors associated with a task, and then determine if the time and other resources invested will return a wanted result.

Most feasibility studies are highly detailed and fully examine every plausible angle. For these reasons alone, conducting a feasibility study is undoubtedly in your best interest. However, the decision to carry out a study is one that should never be taken lightly. You will have to invest a lot of time and a lot of money into your study. Conversely, not implementing a feasibility study can prove to be infinitely more damaging due to expenses and time lost recouping a loss.

It's always in your best interest to make the best possible use of a study. You're going to need a clearly defined course of action consisting of multiple business models or scenarios that you want to explore.

Conduct an initial investigation and explore your business ideas, goals and possible risks before moving along with an all-out study. Members of your committee or a hired consultant can help perform the early investigation. You can try things like doing a marketing study in order to determine if the business idea has any market viability.

This way, if it doesn't, you've just saved a costly and time consuming process by not moving forward with the comprehensive study. And if the idea does have market viability, then it's a safe bet that your feasibility study won't result in a loss.

A properly implement feasibility study will address issues such as cost and other factors that are both directly and indirectly associated with the project or idea. If you're putting a new product on the market, the study will examine the costs associated with reaching out to a customer base for the product. The use of these studies has offered assistance to companies for years.

It helps with understanding which projects to proceed with and which to let die on the vine before investing countless resources for a lost cause. If you find that an idea shows no promise of generating profit after a feasibility study is performed, which could be the case, then take solace in the fact that you can minimize your losses. When you're planning to spring into action with your latest project idea, it's always a great idea to conduct some type of market study. It is the thorough investigation performed that will better assess what shot it has at success. It's something you're going to need eventually in a successful business.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Choose The Right Calibration Services For Maintaining The Performance Of Gadgets

The intense increase in the use of various electronic gadgets has simplified the way of life of people. There are so many tasks which are performed with the help of various gadgets. This has greatly reduced the manual efforts and incorporated an element of modernization. Various gadgets have found application in different households, industries and factories. The use of various modern devices has made it possible for individuals and establishments to get several benefits. However, it is extremely important for people to ensure that the gadgets they use are at par with certain standards. A gadget which is performing below a standard is not considered to be very suitable.

One very important thing which gadget users should keep in mind is about calibration. There are a number of experts who provide these services. Calibration services are basically the methods of evaluating and adjusting the values of a gadget for its precision and accuracy. Such a thing is done by comparing the gadget with another gadget which has an accurate and unvarying standard. These services are capable of checking, determining and correcting all the gadgets that use quantitative measurements. Many individuals and establishments rely greatly on these services. The method of calibration cannot accept any kind of faulty and shortcut processes. These services include validation, repair, preventive maintenance and electronic asset management.

Many laboratories, hospitals, measuring device manufacturers, aviation and testing industries, engineering institutions and processing plants undergo calibration. In order to ease the process, calibration instruments can be used. The use of these instruments brings a number of benefits. It can greatly benefit the manufacturers and consumers. Manufacturers can greatly increase their level of productivity, get a smooth flow of work and reduces wastage. The consumers will get the advantage of using high quality products. The business organization as a whole tends to become very credible by using these instruments. wastage Their brand becomes popular throughout and is promoted positively. The instruments should definitely be calibrated in these establishments so that the standards are maintained and the progress of the establishment is ensured.

Organizations should make all possible efforts to avail these services from a reliable source. If a reliable and expert service provider is approached for carrying out the process of calibration, the establishments can get several benefits. These service providers use sophisticated instruments for the process. They are capable of giving the accurate results. Proper actions can then be taken by the establishment. These services can be adopted at extremely reasonable costs. There is no need to spend huge sums of money in getting the instruments calibrated. The reliable services would ensure cost effectiveness to the establishments. It proves very profitable for the organization, individuals and households to a great extent.

Author define the calibration services usage for better maintenance of gadgets Performance, has years of experience in testing and measuring tools. Through this article he shares some valuable information on calibration instruments among all reader here.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

The History of Automation

Mankind has always tried to use technologies in order to improve his life. The wheel, for instance, was invented in order to transport goods saving forces and to move more quickly. The discovery of fire helped to heat him and to defend himself from wild animals.

From the very beginning man has always looked for a better way of life. Time after time, he has continued to improve his environment, both at work and at home.

The first automations in fact were born in the factories, where at the end of the 19th century the first applications of electricity permitted to make some automated operations, without the intervention of a human being.

Slowly then there has been a shift from manual jobs to automated jobs, from simple tools relied to the ability of a person to process chains controlled by programmable controllers.
That's why many jobs disappeared and new ones were born,and others have completely been transformed.

So automation is whatever permit to make a sequence of automated activities, often in a faster way. And this idea was born in the world of industry. Here in fact there was the need of helping the worker taking him away from repetitive and depressing jobs: as a consequence automated machines and technologies have been developed, so that the way of working in a factory completely changed and the manual factory became automated.

Just think for example at the automobile industry: production times have been deeply reduced thanks to automated production chains, based on sophisticated machineries handled by programmable controllers which control all the production chains without any human intervention.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Products: Omntec Automatic Tank Gauging and Leak Detection Systems


 
OEL8000II Tank Gauging and Leak Detection System:

The OEL8000II is a comprehensive tank-gauging and leak-detection system that can simultaneously monitor product levels, water levels, temperatures and leaks in up to 8 tanks. With advanced technology and enhanced features, the OEL8000II is suitable for a variety of gauging and leak-detection applications.
 
 
Leak and Level Detection

OMNTEC’s LU and LPD leak-detection and overfill-alarm systems provide continuous, accurate monitoring in a variety of applications. Typical applications are reservoirs, sumps, dry interstitial spaces and dispenser pans. These easy-to-install controllers alarm for in tank levels and leak conditions. The LU controllers are capable of accepting up to 9 sensors for high level and leak detection. The LPD controllers are capable of accepting up to 9 sensors for in tank levels and product distinguishing leak detection. The electro-optic sensors used with these controllers allow users to easily cycle all sensors through a simulated leak, with the press of a single button. This feature eliminates the need to remove the sensor from its location.

Monday, November 4, 2013

What's Up With The Future of Natural Gas?



New technologies are safely recovering more than a century's worth of clean natural gas in America.

Friday, November 1, 2013

What are SCADA Systems?

SCADA is a word that is used mostly to portray management and control solutions in a broad range of businesses. Some of the businesses where SCADA are used are Electric Power, Water Management Systems, Mass Transit Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Environmental Control Systems, and Traffic Signals.

SCADA as a System

There are several parts of a working SCADA. A SCADA-system generally takes account of signal hardware (the input and the output), networks, controllers, communications equipment, user interface (HMI), and software. At one fell swoop, the word SCADA refers to the entire central system. This central system typically monitors information from different sensors that are both off-site or in close proximity.

User Interface (HMI)

A SCADA scheme comprises a user interface, called "HMI or Human Machine Interface." The HMI of the SCADA scheme is where information is processed and offered to be monitored and viewed by a human operative. This interface typically incorporates controls where individuals could interface with SCADA system.

HMIs are easy means to standardize the facilitation of viewing and monitoring numerous PLC's or RTU's. Usually PLC's or RTU's will run a pre-programmed procedure, but monitoring all of them individually could be hard, typically because they're spread out all over the scheme. Since PLC's and RTU's historically had no consistent method to show or present information to an operator. The SCADA system corresponds with PLCs all through the network system and processes details that are easily dispersed by the HMI.

SCADA Hardware and Software Components

SCADA systems are extremely advantageous means to monitor and run processes. They are truly great for small applications like control of climate or could be efficiently used in big applications such as controlling and monitoring a mass transit system or nuclear power plant.

SCADA could come in an non-proprietary and open protocols. Smaller schemes are exceptionally reasonable and could either be bought as a complete system or could be matched and mixed with particular components. Big systems could as well be made with off-the-shelf components. The SCADA scheme software could as well be simply configured for approximately any application, eliminating the necessity for intensive software or custom made development.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Benefits of the Industrial Automation Process and Control System

When rugged data acquisition and monitoring is needed in a variety of industrial applications, automation can provide many benefits. The technology is especially helpful in marine and offshore applications, where feedback signals, logic and switching functions can all be automated.

Automation utilizes information technologies and control systems to improve dependability and productivity. Machine automation processes can help to increase efficiency and consistency beyond a level that is possible with human effort. Automation goes one level above mechanization. While this streamlined process offers human technicians equipment to physical support to their regular tasks, the automation process decreases the need for human labor altogether. Depending on the industrial function, consistency and creation time can see a substantial increase. Optimizing drive systems to through robotic automation and control technologies can assist the manufacturing to be more efficiency and accurate.Today, energy efficiency in industrial processes is becoming more and more relevant. As energy costs continue to rise, automation can help work to decrease these costs.

Another benefit of automation includes an improvement in overall product quality. The use of automated systems also reduces the amount of time from beginning to end during the physical operations process. It provides benefits in instances where a high degree of accuracy and consistency are required. Automation can also replace the need for human workers in tasks where difficult physical labor is required. Robotic engineering can perform tasks that are simply beyond scope of human beings. Systems can be customized to ideal production without having to worry about human capital and the inherent limitations that go with it, such as physical endurance and mental concentration.

Most importantly, it can also replace the need for human workers in dangerous environments. This is especially beneficial in marine and offshore applications. Automated systems can withstand dangerous work environments and work around hazardous substances. By removing workers from these unsafe areas, and assigning them in more challenging operating and programming jobs, industrial automation improves quality of life and protects the company from costly insurance claims.

Robotic automation can also help to reduce costs. It not only can cut down on labor costs, but also can also reduce operation time and handling time significantly. It essentially allows workers to take on higher-level jobs in the automated processes. Fully integrated automation systems can provide piece of mind in knowing that not only is production efficient and reliable, but that tasks are being performed safely without putting employees at risk.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Landlord and Tenant Solution For Measuring Electric Use



Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart. By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Energy 101: Energy Efficient Data Centers



Data centers provide mission-critical computing functions vital to the daily operation of top U.S. economic, scientific, and technological organizations. These data centers consume large amounts of energy to run and maintain their computer systems, servers, and associated high-performance components—up to 3% of all U.S. electricity powers data centers. And as more information comes online, data centers will consume even more energy.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Taking The Mystery Out Of Electric Usage: Submetering Solves The Problem



Quadlogic has provided electric submetering systems for residential and commercial customers for 25 years. Our patented Power Line Communications technology is what sets us apart. By utilizing a building's existing power lines to transmit metered data, no additional wiring or meter readers are required. Leading electrical contractors, property owners and property managers depend on the accuracy and reliability of our equipment. Our meters are also capable of receiving pulse data from water, gas and BTU meters for a complete utility metering solution.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Industrial Automation - Changing The World

Automation does not run on the will power alone but it is automated by good programming structure behind the work to be executed. It needs proper engineering to succeed. There are some people who still do not understand the value of the automation, as they do have some questions in their mind as they are still confused with the idea of industrial automation. There are many questions aroused in the mind of these people ask, what advantages do the automation bring? What is its purpose? Does it really work?

Industrial automation is worked out to bring the work time down and save the time by maximum, through which the cost is saved while production and with guaranteed quality. Now the question is aroused that how it is executed? It is very simple, the work does not depend on the human hands but a program is developed so that the work is totally dependent on the program for execution. The programs are structured for different specific operations, leaving no space for mistakes or miscalculations or misjudgment. All actions are executed to perfection for a certain goal, letting speed and efficiency claim the importance to gain quick time profit. This is what all the owners or say the investors of the business require at the end. Once the program are developed and executed do not required to be told again and again how to perform the work. They simply do the work repeatedly till they are stopped to do so, for which the program has been written.

By introducing this concept in your business you can save your profit which is attained in the business. There is no spending on wages on the skilled workers where automation can be implemented instead of them. Instead you can spend the most on the skilled workers where the business requires them and where the automation cannot replace them through anyway. It gives your business the chances it needed to bring the best of all worlds into your company for success.

Industrial automation is defined as its easy process, affordable and of course it's beneficial to the business. You don't have to rely on the number of workers for everything. You can rely on some skilled workers to run the business. It is a rare certainty that allows you to delegate positions that require more speed, more skill and more practice for the programs to be apt to execute the work in a proper way, leaving other areas which are required to be completed by the skilled workers open for better paid and more appreciative and skilled employees.

It is easy to implement it in your business you just need to invest a little to turn the fortunes in your favor. If you want to compete with the world where both the man and machines are clubbed to extract good quality work you need to update your business with the facilities around and the quick changes happening around.


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Solving The Problem Of Electric Metering For Multi-Unit Buildings



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Friday, October 11, 2013

Benefits of the Industrial Automation Process and Control System

When rugged data acquisition and monitoring is needed in a variety of industrial applications, automation can provide many benefits. The technology is especially helpful in marine and offshore applications, where feedback signals, logic and switching functions can all be automated.

Automation utilizes information technologies and control systems to improve dependability and productivity. Machine automation processes can help to increase efficiency and consistency beyond a level that is possible with human effort. Automation goes one level above mechanization. While this streamlined process offers human technicians equipment to physical support to their regular tasks, the automation process decreases the need for human labor altogether. Depending on the industrial function, consistency and creation time can see a substantial increase. Optimizing drive systems to through robotic automation and control technologies can assist the manufacturing to be more efficiency and accurate.Today, energy efficiency in industrial processes is becoming more and more relevant. As energy costs continue to rise, automation can help work to decrease these costs.

Another benefit of automation includes an improvement in overall product quality. The use of automated systems also reduces the amount of time from beginning to end during the physical operations process. It provides benefits in instances where a high degree of accuracy and consistency are required. Automation can also replace the need for human workers in tasks where difficult physical labor is required. Robotic engineering can perform tasks that are simply beyond scope of human beings. Systems can be customized to ideal production without having to worry about human capital and the inherent limitations that go with it, such as physical endurance and mental concentration.

Most importantly, it can also replace the need for human workers in dangerous environments. This is especially beneficial in marine and offshore applications. Automated systems can withstand dangerous work environments and work around hazardous substances. By removing workers from these unsafe areas, and assigning them in more challenging operating and programming jobs, industrial automation improves quality of life and protects the company from costly insurance claims.

Robotic automation can also help to reduce costs. It not only can cut down on labor costs, but also can also reduce operation time and handling time significantly. It essentially allows workers to take on higher-level jobs in the automated processes. Fully integrated automation systems can provide piece of mind in knowing that not only is production efficient and reliable, but that tasks are being performed safely without putting employees at risk.


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Energy 101: Lumens



Description: In this edition of Energy 101, we talk about Lumens. When you're shopping for light bulbs, compare lumens to be sure you're getting the amount of light, or level of brightness, you want.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Feasibility Study Components

A feasibility study is created in order to minimize risk and to ascertain the viability of a project. As soon as it is certain that a specific project could be carried out profitably, it is only then, that it could be implemented. It is not merely an investigation but at the same time a plan or a framework on how the operation of a business project shall be accomplished.

A feasibility study contains five major components namely: marketing study, technical study, management study, financial study and social desirability.

During marketing study, the researcher must determine if there are sufficient demands for the product as well the competitive position of the firm in the industry. Sale projection for the project must also investigate as part of market study.

The manufacturing process, plant size, production schedule, machinery, plant location and layout, structure, raw materials, utilities and waste disposal is taken into consideration when it comes to technical study.

Management study involves on how the project shall be managed such as the business organization including the organization chart and function of each unit management personnel, skills and numbers of labor required.

In financial study, the researcher should include the assessment of total capital requirements, break-even outputs, sales and prices, amount of sales required to earn a certain amount of profit and the cash payback period.

Last but not the least is the social desirability which is measure by economic benefits to the people living in the community and its vicinities.

No wonder that one of the important steps in business development is a feasibility study. Feasibility study is used to determine the potential for success of a proposed business venture. The success of a feasibility study is based on the careful identification and evaluation of all of the important aspects for business success.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Energy 101: Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy



See how marine and hydrokinetic technologies harness the energy of the ocean's waves, tides, and currents and convert it into electricity to power our homes, buildings and cities.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Industrial Automation Technology

Industrial Automation Technology refers to the control of industrial machinery and its various processes thus reducing the need for human intervention. Industrial automation technology makes use of various control systems such as programmable logic control, industrial control and numerical control systems. These applications are usually used in concert with information technology systems such as computer technologies that control the automated machinery.

Automation is a step up from mechanization because it greatly reduces the human mental and sensory requirements, whereas mechanization assists human operators with the muscular requirements for the work.

Industrial automation plays a large part in the global economy, and engineers work hard to combine mathematical tools with automated devices to produce better and more complex systems for the expanding applications and range of human activities.

The automation of machines and other technologies has a big impact on a wide range of industries, for example; telephone operators have been mostly replaced by automated switchboards and answering machines, and automated teller machines now make money transactions much easier and help cut down visits to the bank.

Industrial automation is used in a wide range of industries for many different types of application and some of these can include:

o Mechanical engineering

o Industrial controls

o Electronic engineering

o Integrated circuit design
 
o Motion control and fluid control

o Data acquisition software

There are many advantages and disadvantages in the scope of industrialization and some of these advantages are:

o Economy improvement

o Can be used to carry out dangerous tasks

o Can replace tedious human tasks

Some of the main disadvantages are:

o Automation has its limits and at present is unable to replace all human tasks

o Development costs can be unpredictable

o Initial set-up costs are usually high

It is thought by some critics that automation will lead to higher unemployment, yet others argue that the opposite is true and that automation has led to higher employment.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Energy 101: Concentrating Solar Power



From towers to dishes to linear mirrors to troughs, concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies reflect and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 90,000 homes. This video explains what CSP is, how it works, and how systems like parabolic troughs produce renewable power.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Importance of a Feasibility Study

Almost everyone would like to have their own business at one point in time for different personal reasons. Almost everyone has an idea of what kind of business they would like to have. It is however a common truth that not all ideas are guaranteed to succeed in the field of business. Going into business means risk. Nobody would like to start a business and see it go down the drain because their idea didn't work. When planning to start a business you would want to be on the safe side. You want to make sure that your business idea would work and will turn in a profit. That's the mean reason you wanted to start a business anyway, to earn.

Over the years I've seen a number of friends venture into business. Some of them succeeded, the others however didn't fair so well and had to give up their venture due to a number of reasons. Some of them found out that there was no viable market for what they had to offer, others didn't realize that the market was already heavily saturated until it was too late and they were unable to compete with other similar businesses, there were those who ran out of financial capital because they had no idea how much it would cause to start their business, and there were those who were unable to cope with the challenges of having to own and run a business. All of those who failed had one thing in common; they did not conduct a feasibility study.

You have an idea and you believe that you can make a business out of it, that's fine. But before you decide to go ahead with your plan, conduct a feasibility study first. A feasibility study is a research than an individual conducts to make sure that his idea would work. It's your first line of defense against project failure. A feasibility study is a research that you would like to conduct first before going into the actual project development. It is conducted during the planning stage. If done correctly, a good feasibility study could tell you if there is a viable market for your product. It would tell you if that market has growth potential or if that market is already heavily saturated. Your feasibility study could indicate how much risk is involved if you were to push through with your plans. It could also indicate whether the risk is within acceptable levels or too much. A good feasibility study could also indicate if your proposed budget for the project is enough for what you need or not. Pretty much, your feasibility study will indicate whether your project will succeed or not; allowing you the chance to realign your plans in order to be sure that it will have better chances of succeeding.

If you have plans to get into business at any point in your life, before you do anything else make sure that you conduct an in-depth feasibility study before you commit; especially if your plan involves a substantial amount for capitalization. This way you'll know what you're getting yourself into. You wouldn't want to see your money go down the drain for nothing.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Energy 101: Lighting Choices



In this edition of Energy 101, we discuss lighting choices. People have been using the same light bulb since Thomas Edison invented it about 130 years ago. Today, there are more lighting options in stores that will save you energy and money.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Energy 101: Hydropower



Learn how hydropower captures the kinetic energy of flowing water and turns it into electricity for our homes and businesses.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Important Factors to Consider During a Feasibility Study

A feasibility study is conducted to identify if a project is worth pursuing till completion. Feasibility studies are often conducted prior to project commencement; however in some instances, the project managers may decide to conduct parts of feasibility studies parallel after the project has begun due to time constraints.

Organizational and cultural feasibility determines if a project is suited for the existing and future organizational culture. This study will look into finding data on overall impact on organization, employees, structure and motivation. As the all employees should be satisfied with the project work that they get involved in, a new project should not bring unwanted risks to the whole organization.
Even though most modern organizations are moving with the fast changing technology trends, it is not possible to keep track of all of them. Technology feasibility determines if the organization has the necessary resources to complete the project. If not the ways of acquiring that knowledge and resources are investigated within the budget limits.

It is a fact that many projects often fail to meet their initial deadlines. Schedule feasibility evaluates if a company or department can allocate necessary resources for a project for a set period of time. Some of the deadlines will be mission critical such launching a new terminal at an airport or opening a new faculty at a university. In such situations, the schedule feasibility plays a critical role.

Resource feasibility identifies the overall resources required for a project. Some projects such as IT and Engineering design will require a lot of human resources. Manufacturing and production projects will require more physical resources. Based on the needs of the projects, the resources needed, methods of procurement, recruitment, allocated budget the end result may differ.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Energy 101: Geothermal Heat Pumps



An energy-efficient heating and cooling alternative, the geothermal heat pump system moves heat from the ground to a building (or from a building to the ground) through a series of flexible pipe "loops" containing water. This edition of Energy 101 explores the benefits Geothermal and the science behind how it all comes together.

Monday, September 2, 2013

3 Differences Between a Feasibility Study and a Business Plan

There seems to be a mix up between a feasibility report and a business blueprint or plan. While some say they are the same, others argue they are not. So I want to use this medium to draw a line between a feasibility study and a business plan.

Though the process involved in developing feasibility report and a business plan are similar, I will reveal to you some basic differences:

1) Feasibility is carried out with the aim of finding out the workability and profitability of a business venture. Before anything is invested in a new business venture, a feasibility study is carried out to know if the business venture is worth the time, effort and resources.

On the other hand, a biz plan is developed only after it has been established that a business opportunity exist. This simply means that a biz plan is prepared after a feasibility study has been conducted.

2) A feasibility report is filled with calculations, analysis and estimated projections while a business blueprint or plan is made up of mostly tactics and strategies to be implemented in other to grow the business.

3) Feasibility is all about business idea viability while a business plan deals with business growth and sustainability.

I hope this few words I have written has been able to point out the key differences between a feasibility study and a business blueprint or plan. I feel it's also worthwhile to know that a feasibility report or study can readily be converted to a business plan.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Energy 101: Cool Roofs



This edition of Energy 101 takes a look at how switching to a cool roof can save you money and benefit the environment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What Is a Feasibility Study?

A feasibility study is a detailed, objective analysis of a business idea or proposed project to determine its potential impact or outcome. It provides a visual aid for a new venture by putting an idea on paper so that potential problems can be more easily identified and solved before the idea is implemented, saving investors time and money in the future. Feasibility studies reveal the positives as well as the negatives of an idea, allowing you to determine what will work, what can be fixed, and what resources will be needed in order to bring an idea to life.

Feasibility studies are generally conducted by an independent, third party consultant. This provides an important level of objectivity to the study that someone involved in the project cannot offer, and objectivity is a significant aspect of a feasibility study to potential investors. Choosing the right consultant to conduct your feasibility study is a very important decision. Some factors to consider when choosing a consultant include experience, technical ability, knowledge of the industry, and the ability to work within your group's budget and timeline.

The first step toward conducting a meaningful feasibility study is defining the project and describing its objectives. This is important because naming one's specific goals will help determine exactly what resources and funding will be needed to reach these goals. This will help minimize unwanted surprises after the implementation process begins, such as suddenly needing additional funding. It also brings to light factors that may have gone unidentified during the "brainstorming" or "ideas" phase that could totally change the direction of a project.

The body of your feasibility study will outline every aspect of how a business will operate or how a project will be implemented. This includes detailed, researched financial and marketing analysis. The more research conducted and the closer to real-life your projections are, the more useful the study will be to you. Some factors typically included in the financial portion of feasibility studies are facilities, equipment, personnel, production costs, and pricing. Looking at these aspects will help you determine whether or not the venture is cost-effective. It is imperative that the total cost to implement the project, from start to finish, is tallied in the study. Some marketing factors to consider include target markets, competitors, and sales and marketing strategies. Researching the strategies of competitors will help you evaluate what does and does not work as well as determine whether or not your business will even be a viable competitor in the market. The marketing portion may even include a section of surveys conducted among project members, the community, or both.

The most common reason people conduct feasibility studies is because they are evaluating a new business venture. Some other reasons can include expanding on an existing business, changing operation procedures, extensive remodeling of facilities, or merging with another business. In today's economic climate, it is more important than ever to be fully prepared before entering into any type of investment.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Energy 101: Daylighting



Daylighting—the use of windows or skylights for natural lighting and temperature regulation—is one building strategy that can save money for homeowners and businesses. Highly efficient, strategically placed windows maximize the use of natural daylight in a building, lowering the need for artificial lighting without causing heating or cooling problems.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Good Reasons for Robotics and Manufacturing Automation

Good reasons for the use of robotics and manufacturing automation come as both positive increases of assets and capabilities and reductions to costs and efforts in the production process. Couple these together and there are very strong arguments for the implementation of robotics and manufacturing automation in any business that has any kind of production as part of its operations. Once a business looks in detail at all the increases and reductions involved here, it is very hard to argue against the use of robotics and manufacturing automation to make a manufacturer efficient.

On the reduction side, robotics and manufacturing automation can reduce overall operating costs in a plant. Such a cut in expenditures will make a business much more competitive in any market where it competes. Along side the reduction in short-term expenditures, a business that implements robotics and manufacturing automation will have reductions in its outlay for inventories. There can be a distinct reduction in inventory in progress and cuts in allocations for long-term inventories. The accuracy of robotics and manufacturing automation can also reduce the amount of waste that is generated in production, thus further cutting costs for inventory. There can be reduction in manual labor and the associated cost for accidents, sickness, and insurance.

Robotic automation can cut the turnover rate for highly skilled workers by replacing a lot of the tasks that these workers perform with automation that is very efficient. There should be a complimentary reduction in the amount of effort and expense that is incurred in the recruitment of skilled workers with robotic automation as a part of overall operations.

As for the increases that robots and manufacturing automation give to a business, there can be a definite increase in the quality of the environment where workers are required to put in their time. Robotics automation must work effectively in harsh and hazardous conditions so that employees do not have to. Robotics gives the company an increase in the compliance to safety rules and the overall health of employees. Employees are kept out of those areas that are not healthy or could cause injury or lost time.

Production rates are increased by manufacturing automation with robotics. Human operators do not have the consistent, overall high quality performance on the production line that robotics can offer. Output levels can be increased because the robotics can work continually day and night without a break, if automation is configured correctly. An increase in the accuracy of meeting the deadlines that are required by customers is achieved by the robotics in manufacturing.

Overall product quality that comes off the production line is increased by robotic automation. Tiredness, boredom, laziness, inconsistent work, and the effects of tediousness does not factor into the production that is done by robotics. Manufactured product quality is kept high and very consistent. The flexibility of manufacturing is increased with the advent of automation robotics. When the programs that control automation devices have been optimized, it is very easy to move the concentration of robotics from the production of one product to another simply by changing the program in the controller.

Automation gives a business an increase in the utilization of space required for manufacturing. The devices that are placed to do the production work on an automated line take up less space that what would have to be allocated for manual production operations. The way that the automation system is designed can squeeze a lot of work into a small space. Robotics can be mounted on the wall, on the ceiling in a multitude of ways to get the most from the space that is available for manufacturing. Confined spaces become very productive when robotics are assigned to them. As production begins every inch of the manufacturing floor space can yield some profitability.

There are just to many positive effects from the implementation and utilization of robotic automation in any manufacturing process to ignore. The costs of gaining all these capabilities has been falling over the last several years. The competitive nature that is in the market that supplies the automation devices has pushed the prices down considerably. Technology continues to drive the ability of machines higher and higher, so it would be the best consideration for manufacturers of all sizes to find the area of automation that will work best for their operation and implement automation to realize the positives for their business.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Energy 101: Solar PV



Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems can generate clean, cost-effective power anywhere the sun shines. This video shows how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Getting To Know The Importance of Calibration

One of the wonders that people have discovered in the world of science and measurements is calibration. Often referred to as the process of verifying and determining the relationship between the output and the response of measuring instrument to the value of the input quantity, calibration is known as a measurement standard.

For non-specialized use, calibration involves the entire process of adjusting the output/result or the indication on a measurement instrument to correlate with the value of the applied standard within the boundary of specific accuracy.

WHY USE CALIBRATION?

In more modern and scientific language, calibration is referred to the natural process of transition that is used to measure accuracy and comparison of a measuring instrument that has a standard to determine the possible errors in a specific scale.

Today, calibration is basically used for the process of manufacturing so less and less possible mistakes and errors can be made. This process or measuring apparatus is also used to lower the cost of manufacture or possible production by determining or ensuring the quality.

Calibration is also ideal in minimizing possible errors because it uses scientific method to determine impending miscalculations while doing something to correct the errors if there were any. Calibration becomes more and more popular to companies because the method aims to economize time, labor, and other resources in any production by means of accurate verification.

If there were one industry that benefits a lot in the discovery and utilization of calibration, that would be the numerous laboratories all over the world that conduct seemingly endless and continuous research. The researcher or the tasked observer usually uses this measuring apparatus to refine his or her work.

Calibration is also greatly beneficial to a researcher is he or she doesn't the time to develop his/her own apparatus due to lack of time and he/she needs a set of methods for accurate testing.
Aside from the field of research laboratories, calibration is also extremely beneficial because it makes the construction of instruments that are capable of measuring with sufficient precision and lesser probability to ensure correction.

Considered as the actual accuracy of a scale or balance, calibration is widely used in testing the products to get their accurate weight. In the United States alone, an agency called National Institute of Standards and Technology that is tasked to maintain standards for values of SI units and industrial standards, calibration has become a helpful tool in providing the traceability of their subjects of study by adhering to the basic standards of calibration.

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