Friday, 22 September 2017

Nanoindenters : How Do They Work?


Nanoindentation Testing is part of the surface sciences and known for being integral to biological materials classification. With very real application in biomedical research, nanoindentation is an important advancement in the biomedical engineering sciences, and the usage of nanoindentation has ensured that truly innovative materials have been created in order to replace human tissue.

But how exactly can a nanoindenter develop new tissues? Nanoindentation is the process of testing factors in materials such as lifespan, resistance to inflammations and bacteria, biocompatibility and of course the mechanical properties of a material.

Doing so requires the application of nanoindentation and a nanoindenter to properly examine the mechanical properties of these materials and compare them to human tissue. This is done at a molecular level through nanoindentation. A nanoindenter is an astonishingly complex piece of kit on the inside, able to percept the activity of cells in infected tissues. Yet what exactly is different about an infected cell compared to a healthy one? A number of things, really –  but typically an infected cell will be much stiffer than a healthy cell. This feature is what can be detected with the usage of a nanoindenter.

The problem of creating a suitable replacement for human tissue is a daunting one. Classed as a complex class of materials, human tissue tends to be much softer than most things, yet human tissue has an elasticity which is normally unassociated with its other features.

Compared to commonly tested materials, human tissue is characteristic of having complicated structures of cells, which make up each of human tissues’ characteristic features. By examining these features closely with the usage of nanoindentation techniques, scientists can learn more about human tissue in order to create a viable replacement.

Human tissue is but one of many challenges which can be solved with nanoindentation techniques. There are a wealth of materials that mankind seeks to create, but even with that considered, there is  possibly nothing more complex than what is around us in the natural world.

The challenge of finding a suitable replacement for human tissue is not without its pitfalls, but with the usage of nanoindentation techniques, advancements in the field are frequent and with research, viable replacements are on the horizon.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

India Is Becoming the First Country To Go Fully LED


India is becoming the first country in the world to utilise the power and reap the benefits of LED Lighting efficiency, as well as becoming a global world leader in reduced C02 emissions. India’s Power Minister Piyush Goyal stated that the country hopes to use LED Lighting such as LED Strip Lights and LED Rope Lights for all of the country’s lighting needs by 2019, which will help the nation greatly reduce the global burden placed on the earth by C02 emissions – a figure calculated at 2.7 crore tonnes of C02 every year.

This proposal comes alongside Piyush Goyal’s proposals to make all houses in India electrified before 2022, and make the proposed Indian bullet train affordable to members of the public with competitive pricing promised.

India’s stance on renewables is well and truly admirable, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Climate change is a topic which is prevailing almost everywhere you look in recent years, and as more and more countries are starting to stop and take notice of the effects of climate change, India’s decision has been welcomed by both scientists and environmental awareness groups. This also holds a massive improvement for India’s infrastructure – utilisation of LED Lighting throughout the country means that an average of 7,725 MW will be saved in peak demand, further strengthening India’s power grids although the country has a very high population.

This decision has likely been made much easier by the falling prices of LED Lighting in recent years, thanks to increased production by larger companies such as Panasonic and Sony, and investment into research and development of LED Lighting which has led to very many improvements which meant that LED Lighting is the favoured choice of all manner of environments – Commercial and residential facilities can experience reduced energy costs, greater efficiency and a range of features such as smart lighting which simply isn’t possible with older lighting technologies such as CFL and Halogen bulbs.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Seismic Inversion Package With Simulated Annealing And Coloured Inversion Covered

An example of absolute impedance output from SA Inversion
through InSeis.
Equipoise Software are a London based software company which are a sister company of the very well respected ERC Equipoise, and are very well known for the Petrel / IHS Kingdom plugin Velit, of which boasts a number of features to vastly decrease uncertainty.

Velit is industry standard software, and reduced uncertainty, more efficient workflows and of course Velit’s advanced library of depth conversion techniques have cemented the plugin’s relevance to modern day geophysics as well as petrophysics.

Off the back of the advances made with Velit, Equipoise Software have another plugin which is making headway in the field of seismic inversion. InSeis is a plugin which is intended for usage within Petrel as well as IHS Kingdom, and is an excellent solution for seismic inversion. In today’s world, seismic inversion is a far cry from mostly optional exploration tool which has took a back seat compared to depth conversion. Nowadays, seismic inversion is useful for obtaining far more accurate interpretations and better estimations of reservoir properties.

InSeis is a neat little tool which covers very many forms of seismic inversion, most notably Coloured Inversion and Simulated Annealing Inversion, for every situation. Coloured Inversion on InSeis is rather quick but the results are still comprehensive – easily comparable to far more time and labour consuming sparse spike methods of seismic inversion. Bed resolution is enhanced, as well as minor faulting, fracture zones and discontinuities are better highlighted- which for some projects can be very helpful, offering far more of an insight to the geologist.

Simulated Annealing is made simple in InSeis thanks to the plugin’s model driven approach, which entirely and automatically removes the seismic wavelet, as well as providing an output of high resolution relative impedance, as well as absolute. Since InSeis’ Simulated Annealing is easy to parameterise and run, it completely avoids the problem of needing to be trapped at local minima by using global optimisation.

Inseis is an absolutely revolutionary project, which provides an excellent toolkit for geologists and geophysicists which place value in getting as much of the picture as possible.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Slimhole logging in the oil and gas industry


Slimhole logging is a process that enables us to measure rocks and fluids, extremely important in the oil and gas industry. It has been used for a number of years and proven to be a highly effective method of working in the industry.

This process goes all the way back to 1927, where two brothers in France who worked for the Pechelbronn Oil Company created the process as we know it today. Success inevitably followed and it soon became widespread in the industry, especially garnering much momentum in the USA. This was the start of slimhole logging.

The application will see the tool lowered into a ‘slim hole’, where the testing can begin. This allows users to dig a narrow hole that is deep enough to test the ground and rock for its properties in relation to oil and gas.

When the ground data is gathered, an analysis can begin and the likelihood of oil and gas provision can be calculated and influence the next stage of plans. Slimhole logging requirements from a cable-head to a complete logging truck can be used through hire and purchase from slimhole logging providers.

Thanks to this process, slimhole logging is a very advantageous process suitable for many excavators to undertake and allows for swift results to be gathered under examination.

The slimhole logging process takes place when slimhole drilling has been undertaken and is significantly smaller than a borehole. It is generally around 6 inches in diameter and around 4 ¾ inches or less deep

For companies and professionals that need to undertake these processes, a company that both provides equipment and training based in North Wales is one of the best in the world and widely used as a premium slimhole logging producer and educator


By using the best equipment and training, you are enabling your company to become efficient and effective to offer both the best service and in the most efficient and enjoyable manner.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Nanoindenters Made to High Precision, Supplied in the UK

A nanoindenter, unsurprisingly, is one of the main component for usage in hardness tests which are used within the field of nanoindentation. They have been in regular, widespread use since the 1970s in order to measure and test very small volumes of mechanical properties. Also known as depth sensing indentation or instrumented indentation, the nanoindenter is primarily used as part of processes which use machinery to record small amounts of strain put on materials, and the materials reaction to said strain.

Furthermore, a good nanoindenter will be used as an instrumental part of the process to calculate load displacement data which gives added insight into material elasticity, hardness, yield strength and of course wear properties.

The usage of nanoindenters is common in many fields, such as quality testing, assurance, research and academia. There are very many nanoindenters on the market, from a great number of manufacturers across the world. They take very many shapes and forms, including pyramid-shaped nanoindenters, wedges, cones, spheres, cylinders and very much more. Shape can be a rather fluid thing when it comes to nanoindentation, differing shapes can yield results with far greater accuracy depending on the material being tested.

What is static when it comes to nanoindenters is that each and every one must be made to ISO 14577-2 production standard – in order to achieve the high precision requirements which are part and parcel of these tests. Many manufacturers offer nanoindenters as part of their catalogue, including Nanomechanics – a company that strives to make nanoindentation easy and affordable for any laboratory.

The Nanomechanics iNano Nanoindenter is designed to be easy to use. There are a number of features which are part of the iNano Nanoindenter which other manufacturers simply cannot replicate – a degree of innovation which makes Nanomechanics the leading Nanoindenter manufacturer. Essentially, Nanomechanics Nanoindenters are comprehensive and powerful enough to impress those which are not new to the process, and simple enough for even first timers to understand.

Nanomechanics nanoindenters are only available in the UK through Scanwel, a leading distributor of components and systems to a variety of laboratories across the United Kingdom, as well as being an excellent manufacturer of custom fabrications themselves. Enquire today about Nanomechanics products with Scanwel, at 01678 530281 to learn more about their range.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Nanonis Quantum Transport Systems – A Superior Way

Nanonis, a subsidiary company of the highly respected SPECs, is an undisputed industry leader when it comes to Quantum Transport Measurement Systems, and this is because of a few factors. The first is the high reputation for quality that SPECs have acquired because of a few factors – mostly the excellent performance of the SPECs EnviroESCA – and SPEC’s stellar reputation in the manufacture of other systems. Add onto that the fact that the Nanonis subdivision has made fantastic advances in the fields of SPM Controllers and Quantum Transport Systems.

One of which is the Nanonis Tramea quantum transport measurement system, which gives a direct technological advancement when compared to conventional measurement systems. A direct upgrade, the Nanonis Tramea is set to make more conventional systems absolutely obsolete due to a number of improvements which promote better, more accurate results, done in a much speedier and efficient way.

What exactly is different with the Nanonis Tramea quantum transport measurement system?

Take the Nanonis Tramea’s real-time data generation and acquisition, as an excellent example of things being done in a very different way. Unlike other quantum transport systems by other manufacturers, the Nanonis Tramea has a dedicated CPU which ensures that all of it’s power is dedicated to the Nanonis Tramea’s computations, rather than the CPU of your machine, which is more than likely balancing several tasks at once. This guarantees a faster computation and constant point spacing, which is a far superior offering than any quantum transport system on the market.

In order to supply your laboratory with this absolutely revolutionary quantum transport system, give Scanwel a call on 01678 530320. This UK based company both manufactures custom vacuum fabrications as per your company’s need, and is the supplier of varying branded solutions from Nanonis, SPECs and very many more, which guarantees your laboratory to stay cutting edge, whether you’re in the field of research or academia.  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

What Is Oil And Gas Pricing?


Oil and Gas Pricing requests are what every oil and gas company has to go through – throughout multiple stages of an asset’s lifespan. Due to the interests of governments, tax authorities, and of course a firm’s investors, shareholders and lenders, oil and gas pricing is not something that simply can be ignored. Your company’s worth is tied up in assets, and it is imperative that rigid models are constructed so external and internal powers can be placed in the same page as to what is the state of the company and how much it stands to owe.

When your firm has a number of active assets across the world, it makes sense to outsource the arduous tasks of oil and gas pricing to an expert oil and gas reservoir evaluation company with experience in economic evaluation, in order to ensure that the proper due diligence is paid. Saying that, it is also imperative that the oil and gas pricing firm also demonstrates the split between debt and equity with great precision as well as adherence to privacy.

A company’s reports does have a great impact on its value. Investors may not have perfect information or share a view on the process of investment projects without accurate oil and gas pricing. Add into the equation the scrutiny of the state- the way that each and all oil and gas companies must adhere to differing taxation advantages and differing risk profiles – especially when it comes to reserves-based lending.

Reserves-based lending is the go-to for oil and petroleum companies, but at its heart, reserves based lending is merely an asset-backed loan with the asset itself serving as collateral. With this considered, proper oil and gas pricing reserves reports are essential to give investors and lenders an accurate picture of where the company is and the worth that the company has – as most oil and petroleum companies’ wealth is strictly on paper.

ERCE are a London-based oil and gas reservoir evaluation firm and are the go-to when it comes to oil and gas pricing, and their methods of constructing models and then stress-testing them in an extensive fashion can result in investor, shareholder and lender confidence in your company. Furthermore, with their 30 years experience of fiscal systems throughout the world, ERCE are a safe bet for all manner of oil and petroleum companies on a worldwide basis.