Flow meters are specially designed instruments used to calculate or measure flow rates of specific gases and liquids moving through a pipeline. Gases and liquids vary greatly, in terms of volume, pressure, temperature, toxicity, etc. There are a number of qualities and characteristics that you need to be concerned about. Consequently, flow measurement methods, constraints, and applications can also be quite diverse from an engineering standpoint.
The different conditions, constraints, challenges, and needs that come with flow measurement require equally diverse solutions. There is no single solution, or one type of flow meter, that can address each and every requirement. For a solution to be effective, it has to fit the appropriate application. And every industry has a different set of requirements for specific applications, which can only be addressed with the right flow measurement tool.
Depending on a particular industry, flow meters are referred to by a variety of names like flow indicator, liquid meter, flow gauge, digital flow meter (for the newer digital designs), and so on. But no matter what you call them, they all serve a single purpose, to measure the flow of liquids and gases. Moreover, the technology behind these instruments also varies according to their unique designs. Some technological designs work better in measuring certain liquids or gases with specific characteristics, while others may not. This is why it is crucial to know the type of liquid or gas you want to measure before you start looking into the different flow meter designs and technologies. Continue reading “Gas or Liquid: Finding the Right Digital Flow Meter Solution”
Excavators are among the first heavy machines that are usually deployed during a construction project. Used in clearing away rubble like tree stumps and dirt in a construction site, excavators indeed make heavy-duty operations a lot easier to accomplish. Here’s a list of fascinating facts about excavators that will interest you:
The First Steam-Powered Excavator
The first steam-powered excavator, which was called steam shovel, was invented by a young American innovator, William Otis. At the age of 22, Otis, who was a civil engineer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, created the world’s first mechanical excavator that was powered by steam. He received a patent for his invention in February 1839, which was officially called “Crane-Excavator for Excavating and Removing Earth.” Unfortunately, just a few months after officially getting his creation’s patent, he died in November 1839; he was only 26 years old.
Early Uses of the Steam-Powered Excavator
During the time Otis invented the steam shovel, railroads were being constructed in the USA and the UK and with that, the steam shovel became in demand. Steam shovels were also used in digging foundations and basements for skyscrapers at that time. In 1904, during the construction of the Panama Canal, 102 steam shovels were stationed there to do the digging. It took them a decade to finish the digging, but without the help of the steam shovel, it would have taken a lot longer than that to complete the Panama Canal.
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For true blue otakus, Comiket is a haven. This is where members of Japanese-related fandoms (e.g. Touken Ranbu, Kantai Collection, Love Live, Touhou, etc.) converge twice each year. It is a dojinshi fair with records of attendees that reach over half a million. Otakus who want to go to Japan usually schedule their trip when Comiket is happening because the doujin prices are considerably lower at the fair than in overseas shops or online stores. Aside from the numerous doujin and manga booths, the fair also features a lot of cosplayers!
Comiket is not like the typical conventions some people attend, which is why we give you this basic guide on how to survive this epic convention! We hope you have fun and find the items you’ve been looking for to satisfy your love for your favorite series.
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Robotics have significantly improved the way prosthetics function. These days, prosthetics are much more than just filling in what’s missing. Advanced robotics has added functionality into prosthetics, allowing amputees to do simple tasks like picking up a glass of water, tying shoelaces, or walking without a noticeable limp. The addition of artificial skin to the world of prosthesis has also enhanced the way they look and feel. Prosthetics are more lifelike and barely noticeable now.
To further develop prosthetics and their functionality, scientists have developed a way to capture sensation, transform it into electrical pulses, and transmit those pulses to the relevant part of the brain, thus giving a sense of touch. Although it’s still far from actual human applications, research results were promising as scientists have been able to send the touching sensation, as electrical pulses, to the appropriate brain cells in mice.
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Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is about ensuring that your website gets a decent ranking in search results, or Search Engine Result Pages (SERP). Now, most big companies hire third-party service providers and SEO experts to optimize their website and develop effective Internet marketing strategies to boost their web traffic. A lot of these types of services can be costly, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll get a high return on investment (ROI).
The driving force behind any SEO strategy is content. But, this doesn’t mean that you can simply put any content on your website and just sit back and relax, and watch as your efforts start to increase traffic to your website. It doesn’t work that way. You need to produce the right content if you want to attract the right audience or consumer base. Luckily though, content production doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Yes, you can hire professionals to develop great quality content for your website, but there are cheaper alternatives you can consider, especially if funding is a concern for you.
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Aside from travelling with your friends or by yourself, nothing is more memorable than traveling with your kids.
Despite the fun of having your children around when you travel, traveling with kids can be challenging in general. Kids are naturally very curious and require a lot of parental guidance to avoid getting into trouble. Read further as we give you some great parenting tips on how to travel with young ones without getting stressed.
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If you have a husband, wife, teenage son or daughter who loves photography and already have their own DSLR camera, then camera lenses will certainly make for an excellent gift this Christmas.
Nikon is among the most popular names when it comes to cameras, especially in the digital single lens reflex or DSLR line. Here are some of the best Nikon DSLR lenses that provide excellent features and a fairly wide selection for almost all general photography needs.
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Sometimes, when we find better opportunities or a better location somewhere, we choose to let go of our old condominium unit and resell it so we can buy a unit at the new location.
In this day and age, wherein people prefer living in condominiums than in a house and lot, it is understandable that the demand for condo units will remain high.
If you have a condo unit that you plan to resell, take note of the following:
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It can happen to you or to someone you know—apartment scams can happen before you even notice them. Hence it is important that you know the signs of a scam before you unwittingly rush headlong into them. Some of these are hard to detect but if you scrutinize every financial transaction before you commit, it’s easy to evade scammers before they dupe you. Here are some early signs that you’re being set up for a scam:
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If you think you need a boatload of money to be able to travel, think again! Stiff competition in the travel industry has made it easier and a lot less expensive for people to go on weekend getaways and even grand vacations.
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Although a lot of progress has been made in the medical field in the past few decades, it wouldn’t hurt to see some more developments to help improve the quality of medical care provided for the people. When it comes to improvements in the medical field, every new invention counts.
Just recently, Evena Medical, a firm based in Roseville, California has released a new near-infrared device designed for ultrasound and vein viewing. What makes the device remarkable is that it can be worn simply like a pair of goggles. The Eyes-On glasses are built using Epson’s Moverio technology, which allows it to display images laid over the field of view of the wearer.
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Technological advancements have made life a lot more convenient for most of us. They have also made it a lot easier for business owners to manage their respective businesses. Several aspects of a business operation are made easier and completed in much less time with the use of certain computer applications. This is why it has become necessary for businesses of any kind to find software that’ll help maximize their potential. This is also the reason why the demand for software development services has grown exponentially in recent years.
Among other things, an investment in software can help improve your branding, streamline your work processes, and increase your sales. Whatever you hope to achieve with computer technology, though, you are only going to achieve it if you take the right approach. And the right approach involves learning about the various phases of the software development life cycle (SDLC). Learning about this cycle gives you a clearer understanding of what it takes to successfully complete a software development project.
Phases of the SDLC
For a truly successful software development project, you will need to set clear goals and identify milestones for each phase of the SDLC. Note that each software development firm will likely use a different terminology, but in general, these are the phases of the SDLC: Continue reading “Software Development Phases and Finding Good Developers”
As a business owner, time is probably your most valuable asset; you need to use it wisely. The problem is that there are so many things that need to be taken care of in order for a business to succeed these days. For one thing, you need to market your business online, and one important component of online marketing is the maintenance of a blog, which requires quite a bit of work. Among other things, you will need to create and publish blog posts regularly, earn readers, gather feedback from readers, interpret your analytics, and handle technical issues.
The problem becomes even bigger if writing and blogging doesn’t come naturally to you. Add to that the fact that you also have to take care of all the other aspects of growing your business and it’s easy to understand why many business owners opt to hire virtual assistants. There are many things a virtual assistant service company can help you with. Your virtual team can backup your blog and keep it up-to-date. They can also generate content ideas for you and even draft blog posts for you to approve. Furthermore, they can maintain your editorial calendar, optimize your blog, and reply to comments and questions on your blog.
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