Vintner Jamie Macfarlane began his wine-making career in 1982, working in several of France’s famous wine regions before returning home to Canada to create and market the first Ice Wine from Niagara, Ontario.
Blast freezers provide a unique door challenge to rolling steel, overhead and even fabric doors. The temperatures are usually in the range of -10°F on the warm side to a subfreezing temperature of -30° to -40°F on the cold side.
Estimating measurement uncertainty is one of the most challenging tasks that scientists and calibration technicians have to deal with. When an instrument is calibrated the measurements should be traceable back to a common standard.
Most homes in Canada are now equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. We know the deadly consequences of not having this life-saving device installed in our houses. But are you protected against this hazard at work?
“The product is suitable for use in Zone 1, as well as for use in Class 1, Div 1.” This statement is heard or read again and again in the descriptions for products for use in hazardous areas.Read More
Black-light videos from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help crime labs manage an invisible risk. When two scientists from the NIST brought black lights and glow powder into the Maryland State Police crime lab, they weren’t setting up a laser tag studio or nightclub.
For chemical plants, chemical tank farms and refineries, atmospheric corrosion of steel is a continual concern that can require re-priming and re-painting every few years to prevent safety issues and the premature replacement of costly infrastructure.
In most applications, operators trust analyzer results to indicate whether their product is meeting specifications. But when analyzer results are not accurately reflecting an end product’s characteristics, it’s likely that a sampling system design or performance issue has compromised the process sample.
Technology limitations, as well as the real and perceived ill-effects of traditional petrochemical synthesis, have led to alternative models of chemical production, including synthetic biology (synbio).
OT (operational technology) cybersecurity is competing with all other company priorities in terms of funding and backing, and too often leadership teams lack deep technical expertise. From the OT cybersecurity executive sponsor’s view within an organization, a significant challenge is weeding through technical detail to determine the criticality or importance of a technology investment.