What Does Caustic Environment Mean?

You may have heard the term “caustic environment”, but what does that mean exactly? According to Corrosionpedia: Caustic environments refer to environments that are corrosive, capable of burning, and harmful to materials and humans. Caustic environments enhance the caustic cracking of materials. A small amount of caustic substances—like alkaline sodium, potassium and ammonium carbonate-bicarbonate solution—causes…

A Guide to Temperature Control

Have you wondered about temperature control in the food industry? According to Foodservice Equipment and Supplies: Foodservice operators can choose from a variety of options for temperature control and monitoring in commercial kitchens. These include thermometers, wireless monitoring systems and handheld devices. The application will dictate the best monitoring method. Temperature control devices play an…

Chemical thermometers take temperature to the nanometric scale

How do you measure temperature changes in nanometric events? According to Science Daily: The miniaturisation of electronic components coupled with their increasing integration density has considerably expanded heat flows, which can lead to overheating. But how to measure these nanometric events when conventional solutions such as infrared thermography cannot go below a micrometre (1,000 times…