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To be revealed at Interphex 2010

Posted on February 26, 2010

Interphex PR........................Interphex Puerto Rico, March 4th and 5th. Booth #418.


Stop by and check out the most clean-able and easily calibrate-able Non-intrusive temperature sensor ever shared with the world. (that may be a bit bold, but it feels good)New SNI




If a trip to the Caribbean isn't in your immediate plans, we hope to see you at Interphex New York in April.  We'll have even more news to share then!!Interphex NY

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National Engineers Week; (Eweek)

Posted on February 12, 2010

Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Presidents Day... eweek.jpg Finally Engineers Week, Feb. 14 to 20.  Seems fair to me.


Celebrations are taking place around the country and on Technical campuses everywhere.  ASME is offering it's members free electronic Eweek - eCards.  I've sent a few.  If you're an ASME member, share the love with your engineering friends.  Not an ASME member?  Then call your engineering friends and wish them a Happy Engineers Week.


Do something technical!  The engineers at Burns will be whooping it up, running tests, designing Sanitary RTDs, performing Accredited calibrations, sorting thru reams of data and all that fun engineering sort of stuff.


What are you doing for Engineers Week?  Comment below and share!

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ASME-BPE; Fascinating and Passionate.

Posted on February 9, 2010

In late January, the Committees developing the BPE Standard met in Puerto Rico working toward a publishing date in 2012.  That may seem like a long time, but given the publishing schedule, and the work identified to be complete, it's actually a bit scary.


The group continues to be passionate about this important guidance.  The 2012 version will be re-structured to make it more user friendly.  Moving portions of the content into other sections, for example, the information about sterility and clean-ability of instruments will move to the section on Process Instrumentation.  Similarly the info regarding clean seals will move to the Seals section.  The passion shows up when the team member, (all volunteers) that have spent years developing the entire section on sterility and clean-ability (SD, Sanitary Design) struggles to be comfortable with the relocation of this content.  They want to be sure that the same love and care is provided to this important information.  It's like sending your child off to college.  A combination of relief and anxiety.


The teams continue between gatherings to work on the development of the standard.  The next meeting is scheduled for June in Montreal.


I have the honor of leading the Task Group developing the Temperature Instrument part of the PI section (Process Instrumentation).  I appreciate the assistance of my colleagues from other Temperature Sensor manufacturers as well as the BioPharma product / process representatives.



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