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G. Raymond Peacock

Temperatures.com Inc.


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Thoughts on Commissioning a New Sensor   December 19, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

You've evaluated the measurement demands of your application, specified the sensor's requirements, and purchased the new device. But you're not finished yet. You still have to commission the sensor. In this phase, you're simply ensuring the sensing device is functioning and will continue to do so...more >>

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Commissioning a New Sensor   December 17, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

During the past year, I've been discussing some of the best practices required to successfully add a new sensor to your operations. This month, I'll examine the next to the last step in the process: commissioning the sensor. In this phase, you're simply ensuring the sensing device is functioning...more >>

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Location, Location, Location   November 21, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

The number of sensors being deployed is increasing exponentially across a wide array of industries and applications. Getting them up and running is only half the battle. If they are installed in such a way that accessing them for service or replacement is prohibitively difficult and costly, you've...more >>

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Installing Your New Sensor   November 18, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

Most people believe the least demanding part of making a measurement is installing the sensor, and sometimes it is. But in modern, complex manufacturing processes, the expense of installing the device can be greater than the cost of the sensor itself, and the process can be daunting and time...more >>

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Check It Out!   September 23, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

This is the ninth essay in a series expanding on an article I wrote for Sensors titled A Twelve-Step Sensor Selection Checklist. In July, I talked about acquiring the sensor and the expert technical services you require. This month, I'll focus on making sure you get what you asked for.

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Be Certain, Be Diligent   September 19, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

What appears to be the end of the sensor purchasing process is just another test for the professional engineer. You've gone to great lengths to specify, find, and acquire the right device for the application. Don't blow it in the homestretch by not checking to see if it's the right sensor, with the...more >>

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Sensor Purchases-Remember the Big Picture   July 25, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

When you choose a sensor for a project, you're also establishing a relationship with an expert organization and its key people. Your vendor will help you and your organization get the most from its sensor. If you buy from a catalog or base your purchase decision solely on price, you'll miss the...more >>

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Get an Expert with Your Sensor   July 22, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

This is the eighth essay in a series expanding on an article I wrote for Sensors titled A Twelve-Step Sensor Selection Checklist. In May, I talked about the process of soliciting bids. This month, I'll focus on acquiring a sensor, or measurement device, and expert technical services.

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Working with Your Purchasing Department to Buy Sensors   May 23, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

You've done the homework described in the article I wrote for Sensors titled A Twelve-Step Sensor Selection Checklist. Now it's time to send your specification to the vendors you've chosen. You're probably working with your company's purchasing department, a process that has its pluses and minuses.

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Soliciting Bids for Sensors   May 20, 2008
By: G. Raymond Peacock

Continuing with my series on the twelve-step sensor-selection process, this month I'll look at the best practices for soliciting bids for the devices you've specified. Remember, your aim is to obtain price quotes from two to four qualified suppliers. The vendors should meet the requirements...more >>




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