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10th Jun 2016

Australian Railways’ Weakest Link:

How to Reduce Track Damage & Derailment Risk

Mounting Pressure on Australia’s Rail Network:
Driven by massive ore extraction industries, rail has provided the critical transit arteries for Australia’s booming mineral export industries. In 2004/05 alone, the rai…


10th Jun 2016

In the Field with the GE Panametrics TransPort PT878GC Ultrasonic Gas Flow Meter
TechRentals rented out a Panametrics PT878GC to a customer intending to audit compressed air flow at their facility. The set up involved 50 mm metal pipe with a known pressure of 7 bar. The customer reported intermitten…


8th Jul 2016

TechRentals have developed a simple solution for the monitoring of the concrete curing process that also provides ‘matched temperature’ control of the concrete pour samples. The benefits include a more accurate estimation of concrete strength and potential shortening of the period before additional…


11th Jul 2016

The Brisbane Airport Link construction project demonstrates the value of instrumentation hire in improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.

Written by Gerard Pearson – General Manager TechRentals August 2012

During this project a major construction company relied on TechRentals for their i…


11th Jul 2016

The 500 companies subject to taxation on carbon emissions are generally well experienced in what to do about mitigating the cost. One of the strategies will be to pass on the tax burden to other businesses, the public sector, and the private individual. For business and public sector users this prov…


9th Jun 2016

Vector Network Analysis on the Keysight N9913A

Spectrum Analysis with the Keysight N9913A

Cable and Antenna Testing with the Keysight N9913A


9th Jun 2016

Options and functionality vary from model to model. Please speak to our rental team about your requirements

An overview of Anritsu's Line Sweep Tools

Anritsu SiteMaster Range of Cable and Antenna Tester

Additional Resources

Anritsu


9th Jun 2016

General Dynamics R8000B Communications Analyser

Covers:
General Dynamics R8000 Introduction and Product Overview
General Dynamics R8000 Transmitter Testing Overview
General Dynamics R8000 Receiver Testing Overview
General Dynamics R8000 Repeater Te…


9th Jun 2016

TMS 9110D Portable Vibration Calibrator

Covers:
Conduct Accelerometer Calibrations using the TMS 9110D
Create Dynamic Proximity Probe Calibration Certificates on a TMS 9110D
A Summary on Proximity Probe Calibration and Troubleshooting Using the TMS…


9th Jun 2016

Whole Body Vibration Test Procedure

  1. Load Svantek software and driver
  2. Plug the SV100 into the PC
  3. Run the SvanPC+ software
  4. Click 'Update RTC' (To Sync the clocks) Then OK
  5. Clock 'Setup editor' Set the following:
    a. Click 'Return all setti…


9th Jun 2016

Do you need to measure the level of low frequency noise made by car stereo systems?
Depending upon the low frequency requirements most sound level meters operate down to 20 Hz. The SVAN 912A can measure infra-sound (sound levels between 1 Hz and 20 Hz).

If you w…


9th Jun 2016

How to use the Measure Function on a Fluke 810 Vibration Analyser

How to Measure Vibration With The Fluke 810

Additional Resources

Beginner's Guide to Machine Vibration (ppsx)
Fluke 810 Webinar
Fluke 810 Demo Video


8th Jun 2016

MEL M5-200 4-20mA Optical Position Transducer
This is a distance measurement device that can be mounted with a range of 240 to 440 mm for the measurement unit to the test piece. The device can resolve the distance in this range to ±0.06 mm. The power…


8th Jun 2016

Understanding brushes and coils

PCWI coils brushware for high voltage porosity detectors

Porosity Holiday testing, Setting up Test voltages

Earthing Types for Porosity Holiday Detectors

PCWI porosity holiday


8th Jun 2016

Press On/Off Key The unit will turn on
Select which transducer you are going to use.
Three are supplied with the kit.
  1. M102 General Purpose
  2. M106 Thick Composites and Fibreglass
  3. M2008 Thiner Composites and Fibreglass


8th Jun 2016

38DL PLUS: Zero & Calibrate a Dual Probe

38DL PLUS Echo to Echo vs.Thru-Coat

38DL PLUS Product Overview

Transducer Gage Type Mode Thickness Sound Speed Range
Aluminum (sheet)
M202 STD 3


8th Jun 2016

Defelsko Positest Pull Off Adhesion Tester Instructional Video

Additional Resources

User Manual (pdf)


8th Jun 2016

Introduction to the Hilti Safety Bolt Inspection System

Introduction to the Hilti Safety Bolt Inspection System

The Hilti Tester4 Inspection system to test safety bolts on the exterior of buildings.

The instrument will check the bolts to AS1891.4-2000…


8th Jun 2016

The GE Pitot Static Tester ADTS552 Air Data Test Set


8th Jun 2016

Introduction to the Pruftechnik Rotalign Ultra Laser Shaft Alignment System

Laser Shaft Alignment 1 (PRÜFTECHNIK)

High end modular alignment system, extendable to all advanced shaft and geometric applications

This cutting-edge system…


8th Jun 2016

The Fixturlaser Dirigo puts laser alignment accuracy within reach of everyone! The ergonomically designed control unit fits comfortably in one hand. The live display means that you will get instant feedback when shimming or moving the machines. This eliminates the…


8th Jun 2016

The Complete Solution to Pressure Calibration
The Fluke 718 pressure calibrator family provide a total pressure calibration solution for transmitters, gauges, and switches. This compact pressure calibration solution is about a third of the size of comparable instru…


8th Jun 2016

Introduction on How to Use the GE Druck DPI620 GENII

How to Calibrate a Temperature Transmitter Using the DPI 620 GENII

Use the DATALOGGING App to Record Calibration Data Using the DPI 620 GENII

Using Analysis Mode t


7th Jun 2016

How to Operate the Panametrics PT878 Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter

A Theory of Operation on Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meters Time of Flight

A How to Guide for GE Panametrics Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meters

Applications

Sanitary F


7th Jun 2016

How- to Setup a Testo 184 G1 Data Logger


7th Jun 2016

Quick Setup Instructions

  1. If you do not have an RS232 port available
    1. Insert the USB to RS232 adapter supplied
    2. Found New Hardware Wizard ‘ will appear
    3. It will request ‘Can Windows connected to Windows Update etc…’ Select ‘No, not at this time’ Click Next
    4. It will ask…


7th Jun 2016

Introduction to the Testo 350 Combustion Gas Analyser

The Testo 350XL complies with US EPA requirements although the US requirements call for

  1. CO measurements done with Electro-Checmical instead of NDIR
  2. NO & NO2 measurements done with Elect…


20th Jun 2016

This is a set of videos covering firstly general use of the TPS systems with particular reference to the TPS 90FL-T, then the calibration procedures of each of the sensors including some comments about their operation and storage etc. and finally a sh…

temperature
20th Jun 2016

Sensors

Hach LDO™
Since 2002, Hach has established itself as the premier provider of Luminescent Dissolved Oxygen technology, and only Hydrolab Series 5 sondes feature Hach LDO technology – designed, manufactured, and supported by Hach in Loveland, Co…

temperature
2nd Jun 2016

Do you need to test your workers blood alcohol levels?

There is no need to highlight the dangers of working under the influence of alcohol; we all know that alcohol lowers senses and reflexes, more than doubling a person’s chances of making mistakes or causing an a…


2nd Jun 2016

Introduction to the Skyray Instruments EDX3 X-Ray Florescence System

Determine the Chemical Composition of Precious Metals with the Skyray EDX3 XRF System

The SKYRAY EDX3 can be used for Positive Materials Identification (PMI)

The Modes available


2nd Jun 2016

This instrument complies with:

AS/NZS 4663:2004. Slip resistance measurements of existing pedestrian surfaces.
Appendix B. Dry Floor Friction Test Method. (In-situ and Lab Testing)

The allowable limits are Notional contribution of the floor surface to the risk o…


2nd Jun 2016

WATER CURRENT METER

How do you measure stream flow?
Quick stream flow measuring is best done with a water current meter to measure water current velocity. Stream flow measuring is easily accomplished using a water current meter and a tape measure…


20th Jun 2016

How to use the TSI Q-TRAK IAQ Monitor CO2, CO Temperature and Humidity Logger

Providing a comfortable, safe and healthy indoor environment is an increasingly important concern. Good air quality increases concentration and productivity. It can…

temperature
20th Jun 2016

Checking if a surface is ready for the application of adhesive and paint

The question is when do we apply adhesives or paint to a surface. Many adhesives and paint processes are most effective when applied within a narrow band of surface temperature…

temperature
6th Jun 2016

How to Setup and Conduct Tests on the Ponovo PCT200i


6th Jun 2016

  • Stand-alone or remote-control operation
  • Accurately measures ratio, phase deviation, and exciting current
  • Field upgradeable without compromise to calibration
  • Built-in capability for storing and downloading test results in an XML format, via RS…


6th Jun 2016

  • Direct 2-channel digital reading (1 µΩ to 2000 Ω)
  • dc test current up to 10 A maximum
  • 0.25% measurement accuracy
  • Integrated demagnetisation feature
  • Tests operation of on-load tap-changers
  • Very fast auto safety discharge circuit

The MTO210 Transform…


6th Jun 2016

Transformer Insulation Assessment Using IDAX

• Fast and accurate moisture assessment in power transformers
• Well proven technology; IDA/IDAX units have been in field use 10+ years
• Reliable results at any temperature
• Automated ana…


6th Jun 2016

  • Smallest and most rugged Frequency Response Analyser (FRA) instrument in the industry
  • Highest possible repeatability by using reliable cable practice and high-performance instrumentation
  • Fulfils all international standards for SFRA measurements
  • Highest dyn…


6th Jun 2016

• Integrated PowerDB software package allows for automated control without the use of a laptop
• Extremely easy to use, without any extensive hardware or software setup
• Rugged, portable unit for field/shop use and designed to work in high interference switc…


6th Jun 2016

Transformer Wiring Condition

One of the first failure modes of a transformer is shorts between the wiring. Using the Biddle 550005, you can accurately measure the number of turns and the ratio number of turns on each part of the transformer. If you check what is me…


6th Jun 2016

Introduction to the Ponovo L336i Secondary Relay Tester


17th Jun 2016

An Overview of the Megger Sverker 900E Relay Test Set


6th Jun 2016

Standby Power Consumption
A customer needs to measure standby current on a single phase piece of equipment. The Hioki 3332 is designed for this purpose. It can measure extremely low currents, on the 1 mA range its resolution is1 µA.


6th Jun 2016

Power Usage and Quality Measurements Made Easy

Power Demand and Power Quality Loggers are very effective tools that enable you to:
• Discover where and when power is being used
• Uncover poor power quality that will cause equipment to fail
• Rev…


6th Jun 2016

The Phenix Technologies BK130 includes:
• Digital instrumentation for improved accuracy
• An internal voltage divider
• A lightweight rugged design
• An accessory package

The accessory package includes:
• An insulating pad
• A copy of t…


6th Jun 2016

• Weighs only 42 pounds
• Internal rechargeable battery
• Pre-programmed national specifications
• Safety interlock on test chamber door
• RS-232 output for optional printer kit

The Megger OTS 60PB Portable Oil Test Set is a fully automatic oil test se…


6th Jun 2016

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provided by HV Diagnostic Equipment on cable testing overview and conducting Tan δ (Delta) measurements. This equipment includes the HVA TD60 Portable Tan Delta Measurement System.

What Is Tan δ, Or Tan Delta?

Tan Del…


6th Jun 2016

Electrical Transformer Oil Breakdown
As electrical transformers are used, the oil in the transformer will gradually breakdown. This is due to contamination with both water and carbon due to arcing events caused by power surges and lightning events. To measure the c…


6th Jun 2016

The current they need on the test set relates to how low the resistance is and how accurately they need to measure the resistance. The lower the resistance, the higher the current required for the test.

In general it is the current not the voltage of…


6th Jun 2016

Introduction to GEOX 3 Pole Method of Earth Ground Testing

Introduction to GEO Soil Resistance Testing

Introduction to GEO Easy Soil Resistance Testing

Introduction to H GEO 3 Pole Method of Earth Ground Testing


6th Jun 2016

Conduct Insulation Testing Above 1 kV

Megger MIT1020/2 10 kV Insulation Resistance Tester with Data Storage


6th Jun 2016

Conduct Basic DC Testing with the ALL TEST Pro 5

A Comparison of the ALL TEST Pro 33 and ALL TEST Pro 5

Learn to Conduct Advanced dc Testing with the ALL TEST Pro 5

The ALL TEST Pro 5 on a Form Wound Induction Wind G


6th Jun 2016

Check the effectiveness of anti-static precautions

The 3M 701 is a device designed to test the effectiveness of anti-static precautions. It displays the resistance of the surface in MOhms and gives a pass/fail indication of the surface.


6th Jun 2016

General Introduction

Connection Between CBA 1000 and the Circuit Breaker

Circuit Breaker Timing Test

Circuit Breaker Timing Test and Test Results

Circuit Breaker Motion Test: Transducer

Circuit Brea


3rd Jun 2016

Measure Internal Impedance on Batteries using a Hioki 3554


3rd Jun 2016

NOTE - For those of you who remember, this equipment is the successor to WG's PFA-30.

Product Details / Application
The JDSU E1 and Data Testers are valued as a complete test solution for telecommunications and data circuits up to 2048 kb/s. These rug…


3rd Jun 2016

OptiFiber Pro getting started part 1: Unboxing

OptiFiber Pro getting started part 2: Setting up - 1

OptiFiber Pro getting started part 3: Setting up - 2

OptiFiber Pro getting started part 4: Running a test


3rd Jun 2016

Optical Fibre Application Notes

Singlemode - (or SM fiber or fibre)
Typically has a core size of 9 µm and can be found in applications such as, broadband, telecommunications, FTTx, and general data comms. Depending on your testing requirements, we have Light Source…


3rd Jun 2016

DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer getting started part 1: Unboxing

DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer getting started part 2: Setting up

DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer getting started part 3: Running a test

DSX-5000 CableAnalyzer getting started p


3rd Jun 2016

CertiFiber Pro getting started part 1: Unboxing

CertiFiber Pro getting started part 2: Setting up for a test #1

CertiFiber Pro getting started part 3: Setting up for a test #2

CertiFiber Pro getting started part 4: R


20th Jun 2016

Determine Concrete Crack Depth using the Proceq PL-200PE


3rd Jun 2016

Introduction to the Handy Search NJJ-95B Reinforced Concrete Radar

Instrument Manual

More and more requests for quality assurance inspection on concrete buildings have been made in recent years. When a concrete building is repaired, rebuilt, or mainta…


3rd Jun 2016

Setting up the Testo 420 Air Balancing Flow Hood System


17th Jun 2016

Operating the Testo 417 100 mm Vane Anemometer


28th Apr 2016