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NCSLI and Talkin’ Temperature

Posted on July 28, 2009

Burns Temperature Measurement Experts at NCLSI are making things happen.  Matt Z. wins the Mitutoyo dial caliper by indicating the correct time to within 2 seconds.  matt-wins.JPGThis may be a good opportunity to Stump the Temp Expert on precision, uncertainty, accuracy or on any temperature topic you happen to be dealing with today.


Leave a comment or send a tweet to TempTalk.


How accurate is accurate?  I wonder if Bill or Matt can answer that?



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NCSLI, visit the Burns booth #601

Posted on July 27, 2009

The Burns booth at NCSL - Flexible and creative, just like our custom designs and approach to solving temperature measurement challenges.ncsli2009-booth-1.JPG If your in San Antonio at NCSLI, stop by and ask some really difficult questions to Bill and Jeff.   They're all ready for you.  If you can't be at the show, Send a tweet via twitter to Jeff on @TempTalk, or leave a comment here.


Let's play stump the Temperature Expert.



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The Bells toll in Degrees C

Posted on July 14, 2009

While on vacation in Colorado we went on a hike to Crater Lake at the foot of the Maroon Bells just outside of Aspen. maroon-bells.jpg  Of course even though I was on vacation it was impossible for me to turn off my temperature measurement mind.  As I looked out at the clouds that hugged the mountains I thought of how they are a great example of upslope fog caused by the cooler air temperature in the higher elevation.  The adiabatic lapse rate, or sometimes called the "expansional cooling" lapse rate, tells us that  the temperature decreases 3 deg C per 1000 ft elevation due only to expansion of air as it rises.bells.jpg


We were lucky to have brought our rain gear along for the hike because it started raining just as we set out on the trail.  As we gained elevation we could feel the air temperature cool.    When we arrived at Crater lake at elevation 10,350 we had a wonderful view of the Maroon Bells and the beautiful clouds that were forming as a result of the wet air being blown up the mountain and condensing into upslope fog "clouds" due to the adiabatic lapse rate.


I figured the natural beauty was enough of an experience for my wife & daughters so I saved the temperature lesson for the road trip home.  With temperature, as in life, a picture is worth one thousand words.  jim-at-the-maroon-bells.jpg


As I contemplated this temperature phenomena I had them snap this picture of me in a vintage BE baseball cap knowing I would want to share this moment with all of you.


Please share with me where you have seen the beauty of Temperature.


- Jim Burns

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RTD Vs Thermocouple - a BIG hit.

Posted on July 9, 2009

rtdology.jpgThe RTDology Web session "RTD Vs Thermocouple; What's the right choice?" presented by Temperature Measurement Expert Bill Bergquist was a BIG hit.  The attendance was beyond our expectations, the questions were great and everyone stayed until the end.


Let's do it again!!!  Tell us what topics would be valuable to you and your processes by visiting the Burns RTDology web page and click the VOTE NOW button.





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RTD Vs Thermocouple?!?!?

Posted on July 7, 2009

Wednesday, July 8th at 1:00 PM central time....    If you have ever wondered how to choose between an RTD and a Thermocouple for a temperature measurement in your process, you need to join us.


Visit the Burns RTDology page and see how.!


But contact us soon, because we need to stop the registration process at 11:00 AM central time.  The response has been great so we have opened the registrations to UNLIMITED.


RTD Vs TC has been the most frequent search question bringing folks to the Burns web site, so we decided to help clear up the confusion.


The Burns Temperature Measurement Expert, Bill Bergquist will share an hour of info and Q&A opportunity on this mystical question.


Then, Book Mark the RTDology page and watch for the next Web sessions.  Also give us your thoughts on topics - click the "VOTE NOW" button.


Join us on the Web!

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