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By H. Rosemary Taylor (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1441947299

ISBN-13: 9781441947291

ISBN-10: 1475749058

ISBN-13: 9781475749052

'Data acquisition' is anxious with taking a number of analogue signs and changing them to electronic shape with enough accu­ racy and pace to be prepared for processing by way of a working laptop or computer. The expanding use of desktops makes this an increasing box, and it's important that the conversion procedure is finished adequately simply because details misplaced at this degree can by no means be regained, irrespective of how solid the computation. The outdated asserting - rubbish in, rubbish out - is particularly suitable to information acquisition, and so every thing of the publication incorporates a dialogue of error: the place do they arrive from, how huge are they, and what could be performed to minimize them? The e-book goals to regard the information acquisition strategy intensive with much less special chapters at the primary rules of degree­ ment, sensors and sign conditioning. there's additionally a bankruptcy on software program applications, that are changing into more and more renowned. this can be one of these swiftly altering subject that any assessment of obtainable seasoned­ grams is sure to be old-fashioned sooner than the ebook reaches the learn­ ers. as a result, i've got defined the information dealing with that is to be had in a variety of varieties of application and left it to the reader to choose from no matter what is obtainable on the time.

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The platinum must be pure because contamination reduces the temperature coefficient, and minimum values at certain temperatures are specified if a thermometer is to be used for calibrating other thermometers. In industrial thermometers, the platinum wire is enclosed in a ceramic tube and protected by a stainless steel sheath, and possibly also a steel well or pocket. Another type consists of a grid of platinum foil on an alumina substrate (alumina is one of the few materials which is an electrical insulator but a thermal conductor).

A sensor which is intrinsically sensitive to a flow variable may be converted to measure the corresponding effort variable by the addition of a high resistance. For example, a moving-coil movement may be converted to either a voltmeter by a series resistance or to an ammeter by a parallel (shunt) resistance. 1 Effort and flow variables Effort Flow Quantity Energy Power Impedance Potential current charge energy power impedance vxixt vx i z v q =i x t = vii Volt amp coulomb joule watt ohm Force velocity displacement energy power impedance F dx/dt m S-1 x Fxx F F/(dx/dt) metre joule watt Nsm-1 Temperature heat flow heat quantity energy power thermal resistance T dQ/dt Q Q dQ/dt R= newton X dx/dt T/(dQ/dt) kelvin joule S-1 joule joule watt thermal ohm STATIC PERFORMANCE OF SENSORS 23 an object of the appropriate stiffness.

The ISO/lEC Guide 58 Calibration and testing laboratory systems - General requirements for operation and recognition, and its European equivalents EN 45002 General criteria for the assessment of testing laboratories, and EN 45003 General criteria for laboratory assessment bodies. Accredited laboratories are allowed to issue calibration certificates bearing the NAMAS logo and the laboratory's number (Carter, 1995; Skinner, 1995). 1 Introduction Sensors are the devices which generate the data for the system to acquire.

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