provide Portable Hygrometers to Chernobyl.
manufactured by Michell Instruments have been supplied to engineers
working at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine, formerly
part of the Soviet Union. Two Cermax portable dewpointmeters
have been supplied via Michell Instruments` Russian distributors
One of the Cermax
instruments will be used to monitor and log the dewpoint (moisture
content) of instrument air, with a dewpoint of -60 degC. The
other instrument is to be used to monitor argon with a dewpoint
of -80 degC. The argon is to be used for welding and the moisture
content is critical to achieve the extremely high standard of
welding required in the reconstruction of a nuclear power station.
After the explosion
of one on the nuclear reactors in April 1986, the policy of the
authorities was to source all equipment from local (Ukrainian
or Russian) equipment. However the required specification and
quality of the Cermax cannot be matched by local equipment so
special dispensation was given to Regular Co which allowed them
to quote Cermax as part of the tender process, in which they
were duly successful.
The Cermax utilises
the Michell Instruments Ceramic Sensor to provide accurate and
stable measurement of moisture of most commonly used gases. Features
include data logging, pressure compensation and fast response.
For hazardous areas and explosive gases the Cermax IS is available,
which is ATEX, FM and CSA certified.
For more information,
please contact :-
Michell Instruments Limited
48 Lancaster Way Business Park,
Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 3NW. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1353 658031 Fax: +44(0) 1353 658199