D585 Very Low Pressure Calibrator

The D585 Very Low Pressure Calibrator (VLPC) kit is intended to be used by Navy personnel in shipboard and shore-based laboratories and for on-site, in-place calibration. The equipment will be used to generate, measure, and control pressure within the defined operating range to calibrate pressure-indicating devices including gauges and switches.

The VLPC kit is comprised of two separate cases. The initial case houses all of the calibratable components including one pressure indicator, three pressure modules and one calibration module for calibration of the digital indicator. The second case consists of small and large volume controllers as well as hose assemblies and additional adapters. The following diagrams contains all pertinent parts to properly demonstrate the set up and purpose of The D585 Very Low Pressure Calibrator kit.

VLPC Figure 6

 

Contact the engineering staff of Measurement Instruments at (724)-459-8090 for more information.

Automated HFC43-10 Adsorption Test System

The Automated HFC43-10 Adsorption Test System (AHATS) is an adsorption cell test center used for testing a fabrics’ resistance to chemicals. Measurement Instruments will include a complete turnkey system including design, fabrication and commissioning of the system, complying with MIL-DTL-32130 procedure.

Angled view

The test center consists of the following subsystems:

  • Housing for fabric test samples.
  • A material handling system allowing multiple test samples to be automatically loaded, tested and unloaded from the system.
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Housing for fabric test samples.

  • A combined chiller/heater system produces a temperature controlled stream of water, maintained between 60°F and 70°F plus or minus 3°F, that flows through the adsorption cell to maintain a consistent cell temperature. An embedded thermocouple is used for the monitoring and control.
  • An electric heater preheats the test sample to a temperature between 80°F and 110°F to remove moisture, using compressed air at a rate of 20 cfm.
  • A nitrogen control system to deliver a specified flow of diluted nitrogen to the test cell.
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Gas pressure and temperature gauges.

  • A gas chromatograph is used to analyze the composition of the nitrogen gas stream exiting through the fabric.
  • A control and data acquisition system provides automated control of all equipment described above and automatically acquires and stores test data from the gas chromatograph.

Human-Machine-Interface computer allows the system operator to set up a test, execute the test and observe the results of the test. Control of the adsorption test cell and all ancillary equipment will be performed using a commercially available programmable logic controller (PLC).  Signals from all field devices, such as the mass flow sensors, thermocouples, pressure transducers and other devices will be connected to the PLC which then uses these sensor inputs to control the operation of the complete system.

Internal networking of AHATS system.

Internal networking of AHATS system.

The PLC will be interfaced with the Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) using a standard Ethernet interface.  This interface will be used to communicate set point and alarm data from the HMI to the PLC and to communicate process data from the PLC to the HMI. The HMI will consist of a Windows PC based system. The HMI will provide a graphical interface of the entire test cell including the ancillary support equipment.

Call Measurement Instruments at (724)-459-8090 to learn more.

 

 

 

Mitech

Measurement Instruments, Inc. is a small business (25 full-time employees) located in Blairsville, PA. Since 1977, Measurement Instruments has been integrating, selling and supporting test, measurement and calibration equipment. The systems integration arm of Measurement Instruments is known as MiTech (Measurement Instruments Technology). MiTech began providing systems to military and commercial markets in 1988. The first project involved a series of testers for the US Army, designed to test a portion of the electrical parameters of a tank. Since that time, our engineers have designed and built a number of systems for military and government applications, including:

ASTM D9025 Bar and Rod Specimens for Adhesion Tests in Accordance with ASTM D2094

Model 5076 Calibrator for Inflator Assembly Kit

Very Low Pressure Calibrator (VLPC) for the US Navy.

Automated HFC43-10 Adsorption Test System (AHATS) built in accordance with MIL-DTL-32130 standard.

Pressure Calibration Kits consisting of COTS Heise PTE-1 and HQS pressure calibration instrumentation.

High Precision COTS Mensor Digital Differential Pressure Gauges packaged in accordance with MIL-STD-2073.

Temperature Triple-Ice-Point-Of-Water Calibration Systems for the US Air Force.

Pneumatic Test and Data-Acquisition Systems for Parker Hannifin Corporation.

Designed Test and Exercise Systems for the newly developed Electronic-Throttle-Body for Visteon Corporation.

Operator Interface and Control Panels, utilizing a CAN-Bus communication protocol, for Nordson Corporation.

– US Service Depot for Milacron – Electronic Control Systems, supplying and supporting in excess of 1,000 systems since 1990. Milacron, a manufacturer of plastic injection molding machines, established MiTech as their US Service Depot. All systems are returned to MiTech for repair, and then returned to the Milacron repair service equipment inventory. Sustainability has been a key factor for this account over the years. We have, multiple times, been able to identify, test and qualify replacement components for obsolete components – thus extending indefinitely the life of their system.

The MiTech division of Measurement Instruments is staffed by electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, industrial engineers, instrumentation specialists, technicians and quality assurance personnel.

Our team excels at projects involving:

– System Integration

– Software Development and Integration

– System Design

– Commissioning

– Calibration Equipment

– Calibration Kits

– Requirement Analysis & Specification Development

– Assembly, Testing, Burn-In

– Compatibility Verification

– Custom Branding

– Sheet-Metal Fabrication

– Technical Support

Engineering assistance, custom cabling, custom packaging, and friendly support are some of the MiTech key elements that our customers have found to be extremely valuable.

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Walter H. Firth

Completed three plus years in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry at Miami University of Ohio. He has nine years of experience as Group Leader of the Special Projects Laboratory and as Product Engineer at Dayton Walther Corp. (automotive), with particular expertise in technical expert witnessing, statistical analysis and instrumentation. His sales experience includes four years as liaison to Ford Engineering in Dearborn, MI ($660 MM success), nine-and-one-half years in management at Stress Analysis Services, eight-and-a-half years as an Account Executive for the Fluke Corporation and 12 years with Measurement Instruments. Walter’s strengths lay in his strong communication skills, his ability to supply application solutions involving instrumentation and sensors and, above all, his strong ability to sell.

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With a degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME), joined Measurement Instruments in 1997, and provides sales coverage in SW Ohio and Central Kentucky. Sergio spent years in the automotive industry in Dayton and, more recently, as a lab manager in Detroit with Valeo, a French manufacturer of automotive components. He has proven himself to be the correct person to cover that territory.

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Stan Tofil

Holding degrees in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering and came to us after 20 years with Nicolet-Gould. Starting with Nicolet-Gould as a Technical Support Product Specialist, he then moved to Applications Engineer, Sales Engineer, Product Manager and finally Regional Sales Manager. His education, product management and sales background have proven key ingredients to a super successful Northern Ohio sales team.

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Josh Gwinn

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MSME, a Masters Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, covers the Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware markets. His talents, energy and youthful insight have significantly increased the professional image and presence of Measurement Instruments.

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Jim Esch

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Roger Rager

Roger Rager

EE, a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Electrical Engineering, was hired in January 1994 to assist in the coverage of Western Pennsylvania and now In 2013, Roger became our Eastern Territory Sales Manager. He has been a winning performer and has demonstrated that he possesses the proper personality, technical skills and positive attitude to accomplish significant results in that territory.

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Mark Smith

Mark Smith

V.P. Technical Support, is a graduate chemist from Indiana University of PA with a strong complementary mechanical and electronics background. He has covered Western Pennsylvania for many years. He has worked diligently with customers in the specification, selection and implementation of hardware and software. Mark joined our company in September of 1984 and has been one of the top performers every year.

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