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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/28/19 1:00 PM

Time delay in sample systems is the most common cause of inappropriate results from process analyzers. Process measurements are instantaneous, but analyzer responses are not. There is always a time …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/28/19 8:45 AM

But even PTFE has its limits, so keep the minimum bend radius in mind "Unlike the rigidity of tubing and pipe, it can be bent without the need of tube …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/26/19 9:00 AM

A new way to 3D print graphene at a far higher resolution than before paves the way for the material’s use in smaller objects and a greater diversity of shapes …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/25/19 9:00 AM

Semiconductor manufacturing involves cleaning processes. Due to environmental and health concerns, physical cleaning techniques such as liquid jets or underwater ultrasound are more desirable than the use of toxic chemicals …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/22/19 9:00 AM

An international team of engineers has built a new material from the atom up. Combining the strength of titanium with the porosity and cellular structure of wood, this sheet of …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/21/19 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that process analyzers are more expensive than other measuring devices within your sampling system. Some organizations require justification for such expensive equipment in the form of a …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/20/19 2:00 PM

For lower pressure and less critical applications, rubber hose is often a cost effective solution "Keep in mind that working pressures lower as system media increases in temperature." - From Swagelok …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/19/19 9:00 AM

Scientists were stunned to discover that gold will melt at room temperature when exposed to an electric field. The ability to manipulate the property of gold will have implications for …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/18/19 9:00 AM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his partners are experimenting with a technology to extract CO2 from the air and use it to produce a mix of petrol and diesel. If …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/15/19 9:00 AM

A new class of mechanical metamaterials can change from rigid to flexible in response to a magnetic field. They nevertheless retain their shape, making them appropriate for applications such as …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/14/19 9:00 AM

Focusing on sound system design practices, as well as the proper selection, installation, maintenance, and storage of your fluid system components can help you maximize the life of those parts …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/13/19 8:45 AM

Swagelok Northern California can optimize it, engineer it, and build it for you "You already know about the high quality design and manufacture of Swagelok components. You can put that …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/12/19 1:00 PM

Popular Science has released its 31st annual Best of What’s New awards. This is a compilation of technologies and gadgets that don’t just wow, but have the potential to change …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/12/19 9:00 AM

In many analytical instrumentation systems, the process analyzer does not provide an absolute measurement. Rather, it provides a relative response based on settings established during calibration—a critical process subject to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/11/19 9:00 AM

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have used an algorithm to monitor 3D printing frame by frame that can detect errors in parts as they are printed. The technique improves …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/8/19 9:00 AM

China’s Chang'e-4 probe successfully landed on the far side of the moon, and early this year sent the first ever pictures of the uncharted region. Read the full article published in Silicon Republic → …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/6/19 8:45 AM

Three minute overview on Swagelok Grab Sample Systems that helps you pick the right one. Swagelok Northern California can customize a grab sampling system for the unique needs of your …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/5/19 9:00 AM

Silicon Carbide is becoming more popular in semiconductor applications for electronic devices, but it does degrade. Now scientists in Japan have gained new insights into the material’s degradation at the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/4/19 9:00 AM

Scientists evaluate two vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) technologies for low-cost post-combustion CO2 capture and concentration (CCC). The aim is to identify the best adsorbents for carbon capture that are also …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 2/1/19 9:00 AM

A 3D printing technique has overcome the shortcomings of graphene to revolutionize the way manufacturers will produce batteries and supercapacitors, and perhaps even tissue engineering. Whereas until now graphene has …

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