Staying on Top of Temperature

CONTROL’s Monthly Resource Guide

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Every month, CONTROL’s editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn’t include, send them to wboyes@putman.net, and we’ll add them to the website.

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT HANDBOOK
Omega Engineering
203/359-1660
www.omega.com
Volume MMX, Temperature Measurement Handbook, 6th edition, offers detailed information and specifications on over 40,000 products for process measurement and control featured on over 2,000 color pages. It includes the latest technology on thermocouples, RTD probes and elements, thermistors, infrared products, calibration equipment, handheld instruments, meters, controllers, timers, transmitters, process controllers and power switching devices, data acquisition, recorders, cryogenics temperature measurement, heaters and technical reference.

WORKING WITH THERMISTORS/RTDS
National Instruments
888/280-7645
zone.ni.com/devzone/
The contents of this tutorial include an RTD overview; measuring temperature with RTDs, which National Instruments products can you use with RTDs; programming considerations for RTDs; thermistor overview; measuring temperature with thermistors; and RTD/thermistor measurement systems. Many diagrams are included.

ON-DEMAND TEMPERATURE WEBCAST
Mettler Toledo
800/METTLER
us.mt.com
During this webinar, several examples from actual industrial  and chemical processes are presented including heat flow trending as an inline analytical tool; optimization and early safety screening of a Grignard reaction (calorimetry); hydrogenations under pressure from basic to advanced studies with temperature and gas uptake measurement. The online presenter is Dominique Hebrault who earned his Ph.D in organic synthesis, and has more than 10 years experience in process development in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries using automated laboratory tools.

TRENDS IN TEMPERATURE
OMRON
847/843-7900
compad.com.au
Data sheet shows 10 trends in the temperature and process control industry. Read about DIN-rail mountable controllers, size reduction, software support, fuzzy logic, multi-loop control, PLC-based controls, PC use in factory automation and communications networking.

HART TEMPERATURE TRANSMITTERS
ABB Instrumentation
215/674-6580
abb.com/temperature
Brochure describes two models of smart HART temperature transmitter with universal sensor input. Two inside brochure pages cover the head-mounted TTH300 and field-mounted TTF300, respectively. Large graphics depict sensors physical details. Configuration options are included.

IMPROVE THERMPCOUPLE MEASUREMENT
Watlow Electric Manufacturing
800/WATLOW
watlow.com/news
White paper discusses how the incorporation of smart technology into thermocouples can make a difference in performance. It describes limits put on the cable manufacturing process by the material constraints, describes a system and presents the results of testing to show the degree of improvement that is available for the thermocouple. The smart thermocouple system consisting of non-standard thermocouples coupled with a memory to a compatible data acquisition system will overcome some of the material problems associated with thermocouple thermometry including raw material and processing.

ADVANCED TEMPERATURE CONTROL
ISA
919/549-8411
isa.org
Advanced Temperature Control by G.K. McMillan and C.M. Toarmina, published by ISA, is a step-by-step approach for analyzing factors that affect control of temperature loops, including major sources of measurement errors. It focuses on temperature control, and provides a systematic approach to identify and correct many sources of measurement system error. It is designed for independent self-study; no other text or references are required.

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