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Today, we're going do a quick overview of the slope monitoring system using load sensing nodes. Equipment (from top to bottom) Vaisala all-in-one weather station - this measures precipitation, temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and direction. Solar panel – this is used to power the weather station. On/Off Switch - behind the solar panel is an on/off switch to disconnect the battery. Cables - there are 2 cables, one that plugs into the solar panel and another cable (on the other side) to power the instrument – it plugs into...

Today we’ll take a look at how to connect to a Delta Link over a local Wi-Fi connection. This is one of two main ways to connect to your Delta Link, the other being through the web portal (which we cover in a separate video/blog). Power up your Delta Link and connect the Wi-Fi antenna. On your computer (or our phone – whichever you are using), you should see the Delta Link Management pop up and then the serial number of your Delta Link as a Wi-Fi network. To connect...

Hey guys. Mick from Specto Technology here. Today I'm going to show you how to change the filters on your Dust Sentry Pro. Your Dust Sentry Pro has two filters - a sample filter (labeled DQ) and a purge filter (labeled BQ). To change the filters: Pull the filter out from the cassette. Remove the filter from the connectors – just pull them out of the connectors. Attach the new filter into the connectors, making sure the arrow is pointing to the top so that you have the right flow...

Hey guys, Mick from Specto Technology here. Today I'm going to show you how to do a leak check on your Dust Sentry Pro. Remove the TSP head off of the monitor. Connect the vacuum gauge on the top (push connect). Grab the purge tubing and pinch it. When you pinch it, you'll see that you get a vacuum in the system. We're creating a vacuum so that we can see if there's a leak. Turn the monitor off and now look at the vacuum gauge. If the vacuum gauge...

Hey guys. Mick from Specto here. Today I'm going to show you how to adjust the flow rate on your Aeroqual Dust Sentry Pro. Checking the Flow Rate We're going to be using a rotameter, or a flow meter, which shows you the flow rate in liters per minute. The flow rate for a Dust Sentry Pro is one liter per minute. Turn the unit on. Remove the TSP head. We have a push connect, so you just want to push that down on top of the inlet until you...

Hey guys, Mick from Specto Technology here. Today, I'm going to show you how to calibrate a VOC module in the Aeroqual AQS1 monitor. So, what we're going to do is take you through how to connect the gas cylinders up to the monitor, and then take you through the software and how you actually update the calibration curve on Aeroqual Cloud. Service Kit So, the first thing we're going to do is just show you the hardware that we're using here. So, this is in your service kit. This...

Today, we're going to have a look at how to calibrate your BSWA sound level meter integrated in your Aeroqual unit. 1. First, lift up your unit and then press the pause button. You should see the pause icon in the corner. 2. Once you're on pause, press menu, navigate down to calibration, and hit enter. (We're doing this upside down because that's the way that the cable comes out of the box.) 3. Hit play/pause to start the calibration. Next, we'll get our microphone ready. We will need our...

This 6-part blog series explores the use of MEMS Accelerometers for vibration monitoring in construction and blasting applications, and the five most prevalent issues with these devices, as outlined in Instantel’s recent white paper, “Limitations of MEMS Accelerometers for Vibration Monitoring Systems.”  Read Instantel’s findings here. “Limitations of MEMS Accelerometers for Vibration Monitoring Systems.” Instantel’s paper concluded that, when it comes to vibration monitoring for construction and blasting applications, data from MEMS Accelerometers can be unreliable when measuring high frequency vibrations caused by explosives, heavy construction equipment, jackhammers, pile drivers and...

This 6-part blog series explores the use of MEMS Accelerometers for vibration monitoring in construction and blasting applications, and the five most prevalent issues with these devices, as outlined in Instantel’s recent white paper, “Limitations of MEMS Accelerometers for Vibration Monitoring Systems.” Instantel’s paper concluded that, when it comes to vibration monitoring for construction and blasting applications, data from MEMS Accelerometers can be unreliable when measuring high frequency vibrations caused by explosives, heavy construction equipment, jackhammers, pile drivers and similar activities. The paper outlined five major concerns, including:  Vibration Rectification Error...

This 6-part blog series explores the use of MEMS Accelerometers for vibration monitoring in construction and blasting applications, and the five most prevalent issues with these devices, as outlined in Instantel’s recent white paper, “Limitations of MEMS Accelerometers for Vibration Monitoring Systems.” Instantel’s paper concluded that, when it comes to vibration monitoring for construction and blasting applications, data from MEMS Accelerometers can be unreliable when measuring high frequency vibrations caused by explosives, heavy construction equipment, jackhammers, pile drivers and similar activities. The paper outlined five major concerns, including: Vibration Rectification Error...