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Unboxing Our Calibration & Service Kit for the Aeroqual Dust Sentry Today I’m going to be unboxing our calibration and service kit for the Aeroqual Dust Sentry. So let’s have a look inside. We will start with some spares. So we have some spare O-rings for the inlet, some spare keys, some spare screws for the inlet, and some spare luer fittings. Tools wise, we have a long screwdriver for taking modules out. Filters, we have filter pairs for the particulate monitoring. The amount of filters that you have will...

Mini PowerMate Portable Battery Pack: Aeroqual AQS1 & Dust Sentry Monitors The Mini PowerMate is a 15 hour power pack, which we have designed with a lithium-ion battery and AC charger. Take the PowerMate and attach it to the back bracket on the AQS or Dust Sentry monitor Take out DC power cable with Anderson connections. These are waterproof. Blue goes to blue. Attach those and turn on. This power pack will last for about 15 hours. The Mini PowerMate Battery Pack Details Now let's have a look to see...

Connecting a Load Sensing Node We are going to look at how to connect your load sensing node to an external battery. We have three parts to make this happen: We've got a five volt adapter that can hook up directly to a 12 volt battery. We've got a extension cable We have a pass through for USB power to the node on the inside. Disconnecting the USB First, we are going to disconnect the USB from the inside of the Load Sensing node, it is usually plugged in right...

Rail Clip Prism: 25 Millimeter Prism & Anodized Aluminum L-Bar A rail clip prism is made up of two components. We have a high-quality 25 millimeter prism connected to an anodized aluminum L-bar. The rail clip is two parts, stainless steel connected by a stainless steel bolt. And we have another stainless steel bolt connecting the L-bar to the bracket. Preparing the Rail Clip Prism The tools I have for installation today are a socket wrench and two Allen keys. Lets prepare the rail. First, I am going to remove...

Cities are expanding rapidly, not only above, but also underground. They grow through tunneling projects which pose a lot of geotechnical challenges. If you are in charge of a large construction project, you need a reliable instrumentation and monitoring program to reveal hidden threats, to manage risks. The Risk of Collecting Sensor Data Through Manual Readings Most of you install sensors to monitor the behavior of the ground and soil structure interaction. However, the majority of you still collect sensor data through manual readings, which, as you know, is risky...

Sonitus Systems Automated Sound Level Meter - Unboxing Our Sonitus Systems is in the carrying case. First thing we will do, is we are going to open up this case. We've got the EM2030 sound level monitor. EM2030 Sound Level Meter - Antennas This is the actual brains of the operation. It has two antennas; one for wifi and one for cellular. On the bottom, you have a port for the microphone on the right and a port for the power on the left, and then your led indicator on...

Wildfires are a common, yet dangerous, problem faced by Americans, especially in the southern and western parts of the country. In fact, in 2019, there were 50,477 wildfires, burning almost 4.7 million acres, according to information provided by the National Interagency Fire Center. This year's fire season has been declared a major disaster by President Trump, reaching a historic scale and still growing. The Damaging Effect of Wildfire Smoke Wildfires burn vegetation, forests and agricultural land and can also impact our homes, businesses and infrastructure such as roads and power supply. Fires...

Unboxing An Optical Survey Prisms Today we are going to do a quick unboxing of a large optical survey prism. First thing we are going to open up here is going to be the box of hardware. Here we have a couple of standoffs that you can use if you are using this with some traditional survey mounts. We have another standoff adapter here. We have the hardware for fastening everything onto the prism itself. We have our small ankle bracket arm here, and then we have...

Unboxing a Large Reference Prism This is the large reference prism here and it comes in two boxes. Let's start with the small one here. We've got our hardware and two different standoffs for a survey pole mount. We've got another standoff for a survey pole mount. There are various sizes and there are small angle brackets and a couple of screws and washers. We also have the main large angle bracket. And in the large box here, got our solar and rain shields. Then we have the main prism....

Setting the Azimuth Angle - Topcon (AMTS) Total Station Today we are going to be taking a look at setting the azimuth angle on your Topcon total station. The first thing that we are going to want to do is to aim our total station at the prism that we are going to use the center angle. Once we do that, once we aim at that prism, we will see that the sighting collimator, the white triangle, is visible when we look straight down the barrel there. Now we are...