No More Mr Fluffy: How to Identify Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation While Mr Fluffy sounds like the name of a lovable pet, or a kid’s teddy bear, the truth isn’t something to be happy about. Read on to find out
Hyperspectral Imaging In The Food Industry While quality control is a major consideration for every production business, it is a particular concern in the food industry. Here, even slight changes in colour and chemical make-up can have a major impact
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): Everything You Need to Know about the New Player on the Field
Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an elemental analytical technique that can identify carbon in steel. While LIBS is not new to analysis labs, its growing presence in fieldwork is drawing attention. If inaccurate or inefficient carbon identification is hampering your business, LIBS might just be the solution.
The strength and durability of steel is largely determined by its carbon content. Therefore, it is essential that manufacturers can measure carbon accurately and quickly. Here are the five most commonly used methods for carbon analysis in steel.
It’s Time for your Seeds to be More Photo-Genetic: How Advanced Image Processing Assists Seed Germination Testing
By understanding how to prevent seeds from failing to germinate, and by making the germination process more efficient, the seed industry can have higher and more frequent yields. Learn how advanced image processing is improving the effectiveness of seed germination testing.
Not Out of the Woods yet: A Reflection on Last Year’s Timber Shortage and the Importance of Quality Screening
You may remember that for much of last year, Australia was experiencing a serious timber shortage. Wood prices skyrocketed because there wasn’t enough of it – leading some to call for the Federal Government to extend their home-building assistance program. While the crisis has subsided for now, there are some vital lessons to be learnt if you want to have the best chance of remaining profitable if a similar crisis happens again.
Asbestos is a mineral formed by a natural process, and is made up of tiny, microscopic fibres. These flexible fibres are resistant to electricity, heat and corrosion, making them a useful mineral used in construction. In this article, we will look at the dangers of asbestos and how you can safely protect yourself when working with it.
As growing global economic uncertainty rises, the price of Gold has surged to its highest price in decades at over US $2000 per ounce. Rising by approx. 17% in the last 12 months, Gold is seen as a stable and valuable investment amidst stock market volatility, global currency fluctuations, and the looming threat of inflation. With this recent Gold rush, it is more important than ever to ensure you’re getting the best value for your products.
Portable Analytical Solutions Pty Ltd (PAS) has just been awarded a $98,500 Federal Government Grant to develop a real-time and accurate asbestos testing solution.
don’t come up a cropper – seed quality testing promises a bumper harvest Crop health and yield are highly influenced by seed quality. Low-quality seeds lead to weak seedlings and slow germination. Seed quality can prevent challenges like cold soil,
Taking It To The Limit: An Essential Guide To XRF Detection Limits The most important characteristic of an analytical procedure is the limit of detection, particularly in the analyses of toxic substances in the environment. The detection limit of X-Ray
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There is toxic lead all around us due to historical industrial processes, plus the old lead-based paints used in residential buildings and in industrial applications.
Instant data collection and dissemination means farmers can predict with accuracy the health and yield of their soils and crops. This is where precision agriculture comes in.
Historical dating, pigment analysis and identification, the viability of future research and restoration all benefit from the use of X-ray fluorescence or infrared spectroscopy.
Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information about the Earth using high-flying aircraft and satellites.
The verification of metal alloys for quality assurance and quality control has never been more important for product reliability and safety.
Hyperspectral imaging is no longer limited to the lab, as Headwall’s MV.X combines high-speed processing power with industry-leading hyperspectral imagery for live classification.
With the high price and volatility of gold today, more efficient gold-testing methods are being used to establish the value of items like jewellery or coins being purchased, sold, or recycled