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Ground as a Voltage Stabilizer & Transient Limiter Whitepaper

Ground as a Voltage Stabilizer & Transient Limiter This Electrical Ground Rules whitepaper is Part 3 of a three-part series that takes a look at grounding and its role in protecting personnel and equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. Consideration of ground can be very complex and application specific. But in many of…

How Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Work & Protect Us from Shock Whitepaper

How Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters Work & Protect Us from Shock This Electrical Ground Rules white paper is Part 2 of a three-part series that takes a look at grounding and its role in protecting personnel and equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. Part 2 examines electrical ground rules in more depth, and…

Circuit Grounding and Why it’s Important Whitepaper

Circuit Grounding & Why it’s Important This whitepaper is Part 1 of a three-part Grounding Electrical Equipment Best Practices series that looks at grounding and its role in protecting personnel, equipment, and ensuring the integrity of electrical signals. In this part, we will review circuit grounding and its importance to you, as well as the…

Strain and Strain Measurement an Introduction White Paper

Introduction to Strain & Strain Measurement This paper covers the topic of strain gauge & load cell input transmitters and strain and load measurement as related to Acromag strain modules and transmitters, but may be extended to other strain gauge or load cell instruments.

How to Get the Most for Your Money with Signal Conditioning Whitepaper

This article reviews signal conditioning equipment features such as accuracy, adjustability, isolation, surge withstand capability, RFI/EMI protection, packaging, and repairability. Where possible, it also examines the relative importance of various features. Accuracy, Linearity, and Repeatability Accuracy, linearity, and repeatability specifications are described in many different ways. Accuracy specifications should include the combined effects of repeatability,…

Temperature Measurement Using RTDs White Paper

The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using RTDs Temperature reigns as the most often measured process parameter in industry. Most industrial applications require that a temperature be measured remotely, and that this signal be transmitted some distance. An industrial transmitter is commonly used to amplify, isolate, and convert the low-level sensor signal to a high level…

Temperature Measurement Using Thermocouples White Paper

The Basics of Temperature Measurement Using Thermocouples Choosing a temperature sensor for an application is not as simple as picking a thermocouple type with a compatible temperature range. You must give consideration to the sensor material type, the application temperature range, the relative sensitivity of the sensor, the limitations of its insulation material, and its…