A University of Delaware Professor’s Comparison: How Does it Affect the Rest of the USA?
Professor James J. Corbett works on energy and environmental solutions for transportation in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment at the University of Delaware.
You can view the video on YouTube.com, if you wish, at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=48jS2kZvsEw
Visit the UD web page of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment to learn more at www.ceoe.udel.edu/getinvolved/oilSpill.aspx
Since the Gulf Oil Spill began nearly two months ago there has been an information overload in ever media outlet, including the web.
The US Government Agencies responsible for different aspects of the spill have been hard at work using their resources to aid in understanding what’s going on and what is likely to occur next. In spite of outcries about the inaction of the President and his administration, the people in the front lines were prepared to respond and they have.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been regularly feeding real & forecast data to their efforts and their public websites.
Here’s today forecast from NOAA (You can download a larger version in PDF format by clicking on the link here and the one indicated below).
There’s much more on the NOAA website that is dedicated to the Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico, such as:
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A Tour of the ABB’s Stonehouse flow meter calibration rig in the UK
Here’s a video of something that few get to see or appreciate, a calibration rig for a large, industrial flow meter calibration facility. This one is a very large one, for flowmeters up to 3000 mm (nearly 10 feet) in diameter at >ABB’s facility in the UK.
Do all flowmeters need to be calibrated. You bet they do! Like all measurement devices, flowmeter are no more precise than their fundamental calibration.
Sometimes it is an easy task; one can calibrate a simple, low flow meter with some water a volume measurement device (a bucket?) and a timer (stopwatch). For others, especially ones for very large flow rates and unusual fluids, it can be a challenge.
Born in 1792, the French mathematician and physicist Gustave Gaspard de Coriolis was the first to describe the force that history has named after him. This force is particularly noticeable in rotating systems.
The experiments and simulations shown in this film illustrate what it’s all about, courtesy of the YouTube video by the Endress & Hauser organization a flowmeter manufacturer, among other process measurement & control products.