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Jul 20, 2017 7:16:00 AM

Setra to exhibit at the 2017 NCSL International Workshop & Symposium

From August 14th through the 17th, Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the NCSL International Workshop & Symposium taking place at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Precision & Performance with Measurement Science”:

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Jul 13, 2017 7:11:00 AM

Setra to exhibit at the 54th Annual ASHE Conference in Indianapolis

From August 6th through 9th, Setra Systems will be exhibiting at the 54th ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in Indianapolis, ID. Associates from Setra will join nearly 4,000 other professionals to discuss healthcare compliance, updates to codes and standards, and other emerging trends in healthcare facility management.

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Jul 6, 2017 8:13:00 AM

How do we know that hospitals are safe?

Hospitals and outpatient facilities serve a critical need in global communities. They provide emergency care for the sick, but we also rely on them as a safe zone for treating communicable diseases and keeping the public at-large safe. But how can we know for certain that a hospital is clean and safe, and that we won’t get sick from something another ill patient has carried in?

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Jul 3, 2017 7:04:00 AM

Setra Gives Back on its 50th Anniversary

This year, Setra Systems celebrates 50 years of designing and delivering premium sensing solutions. Brothers Y.T. Li and S.Y. Lee founded Setra in 1967 shortly after developing the variable capacitance transduction principle. Since then, Setra has grown to become an industry leader in the field of high-accuracy pressure sensing.

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Jun 29, 2017 6:13:00 AM

What do electrical contractors look for in a power meter?

User-side energy submetering is becoming increasingly popular in new commercial construction and renovation projects alike. The latest advanced LEED certification requires operator-owned submeters to be installed in high consumption areas and facilitate continuous tracking of total consumption for an entire structure.

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Jun 26, 2017 10:55:59 AM

BACnet International Proud to Announce Setra as its Newest Member

The BACnet community is proud to announce that Setra has become the latest company to join BACnet International as a Silver member. Setra, founded in 1967, designs and develops one of the most comprehensive portfolios of sensors in the world. It has nearly 50 years of experience in critical applications in many industries, and is part of the Fortive Corporation, a Fortune 500 science and technology leader.

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Jun 22, 2017 11:25:00 AM

How to Select a Power Meter

What Are You Monitoring?

One critical consideration when searching for a proper power meter is to determine what you're measuring. Is the monitored load signal-phase, split-phase or three-phase? What voltage/current ranges are going to be monitored? 

If you're interested in a power meter for residential or light commercial applications, then typically a single or split-phase meter would be the best cho

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Jun 19, 2017 6:36:00 AM

What does shock and vibration do to a pressure transducer?

There are numerous environmental factors that can interfere with the performance of a pressure transducer.  Two commonly overlooked factors are shock and vibration. Knowing the system where the pressure transducer is installed can help avoid high shock and vibration conditions, minimizing premature failure of your instrumentation. 

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Jun 15, 2017 7:23:00 AM

How are power meters used in LEED projects?

LEED, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the largest driving force behind the increased development of green buildings in the world. One of the most important factors that LEED uses in their certification process is energy consumption and the owner’s ability to track usage and identify potential savings. While most conventional buildings have simple meters provided by the utility company for billing purposes, the advanced standards for LEED certification require more robust and more precise monitoring capability.

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Jun 12, 2017 6:55:00 AM

What is a Vivarium?

To most people, the term “vivarium” conjures up the image of a small fish tank-like glass box where a pet rat or gecko lives. While this is not incorrect, vivariums in biomedical research facilities are a bit more robust than what you might see in a high school science lab.

Vivarium Defined

Vivariums are enclosed areas designed to provide a stable environment for animals and plants for observation or scientific research. Often, vivariums contain a portion of an ecosystem for a particular species with controlled environmental conditions on a smaller scale. A vivarium you would find in an academic research setting contains multiple racks of various sizes depending on the species it contains.

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