Combustion testing instrument
The SOX2 Combustion Check standalone tool measures flue gas %O2, temperature and calculates %CO2 and % excess air.
The SOX2 Combustion Check standalone tool measures flue gas %O2, temperature and calculates %CO2 and % excess air. The instrument tests natural gas, oil #2 and propane, and switches among them with the push of a button. The differentiation between fuel types provides a more accurate calculation of %CO2. The instrument measures %O2 and stack temperature by inserting the included pump and the high-temperature thermocouple into the flue. It then calculates the resulting %CO2 and excess air present during combustion.
Fieldpiece Instruments, www.fieldpiece.com
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey