Measurement in Action
Measurement in Action award winner 2013
On-line Leak Detection Systems for Aerosol Production Lines Improving Health, Safety and the Environment with Rapid ROI
Cascade Technologies Ltd
Leaking aerosols are traditionally identified using hot water baths with operators looking for bubbles.
Cascades system is a fully automated on line, leak detection and reject system that is fitted to existing production lines which can be used as a water bath replacement.
Download and view the Cascade Leak Detection System video.
The judging panel commented:
“This entry has been chosen as the winner for its application of measurement to the on-line leak detection of aerosols in a production line environment.
"The judges consider it to be an excellent implementation of a radically new technology to provide a successful solution. Advanced optical techniques are used to deliver a step change in performance and consequent improved efficiency in the manufacturing of aerosol cans."
Recording Epidural Pressure and Needle Insertion Speed in Obstetric Patients During Needle Insertion for Epidural Simulation
Bournemouth University and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
We developed two novel wireless devices to measure pressure on epidural needles inserted during an anaesthetic procedure on patients. The device used on patients has to be sterile, wireless, portable and unobtrusive for use in operating theatres.
Our measurements capture unknown information on saline syringe pressure fluctuations during epidural placements.
Zero Powered Wireless Sensors for Smart Cities
Heba Bevan - The University of Cambridge
Future thinking around the Built Environment considers the development of smart infrastructures that use sensors to assess building performance, and to evolve to a state of condition-based maintenance to produce Smart Cities. Our wireless infrastructure monitoring sensors have been demonstrated to be world leading in being self-powered and highly reliable.
Gaining a Better Understanding of Injuries Sustained in Battlefield Explosions
Imperial College London and National Instruments
Our challenge was to develop a data acquisition system capable of synchronously recording data from a test rig that simulates the impulse transferred to a soldier’s leg during an underbelly vehicle explosion. The benefit is that we gain a comprehensive understanding of how the body reacts to the short-duration impact.
BIDOYNG Smart Fuse
Kelvatek Ltd and Electricity North West
BIDOYNG Smart Fuse is a retrofit device that replaces a standard J type fuse on Low Voltage Electricity Networks. It is designed to restore supplies after a fault occurs on the network, and records power quality information and waveforms that allow the fault to be located.