We all noticed a drastic change when comes to technologies and scientific equipments in recent decades. Weather we talk about general universities or schools labs, research labs, water monitoring or environmental labs, they all come up with an inclination all the times for the betterment of our ecosystem to provide us a hassle free life. This won’t be wrong if we say science has proved, nothing is impossible to a great extent. Generally we people look for the outputs, no one worries for the process it goes through. For any kind of development, equipments included in the process play a very important and crucial role. Having knowledge about these is interesting and great fun. So let’s study and be aware of some of the scientific equipments used by many laboratories.
Starting with the simplest equipments used in general laboratories, medical institutions, and university and school labs. The range of such instruments includes laboratory incubator which is highly in demand from medical institutions and more, then comes laboratory ball mill which is designed for mixing and grinding purposes in industries such as cement industries, paints, etc., and afterwards there is laboratory water bath used by medical labs, nursing homes and research institutions, shaking machine, deep freezer, heating mantle, distillation apparatus, universal oven, vacuum oven, ultrasonic cleaner bath, muffle furnace, vertical autoclave, high vacuum pump, sieve shaker, and turbidity meter which are used extensively by scientists in many developments. The range of laboratory instruments used should be made using premium grade raw materials which offer high strength and durability to the products.
Then comes a turn of hydrological instruments which are the equipments used in water monitoring by research laboratories. This includes the range of water level recorder consists of a weatherproof enclosure that ensures longer working life, then it’s water current meter is used to determine the velocities of flowing water in open channels and streams, then comes water level indicator used for measuring the increasing and decreasing levels of water through LED display, then portable ultrasonic flow meter measures flow rate by calculating the spread time of ultrasonic wave in a liquid,and for measurement of underwater physical and biological components we use echo sounder; suspended sediment sampler, digital depth sounder and multi parameter water quality instrument are some more help in research centers. These instruments are manufactured using cutting edge technology which is capable of providing accurate results.
Meteorological Instruments are the other type of instruments used for studying weather forecast. The array of weather equipments includes Anemometer is an instrument used in study of wind, Automatic Wind Monitor, Wind Vane is used to measure the direction of wind comprises of a compass that point in the direction of the wind (South, West, Southwest, etc.), Automatic Weather Station is used for professional weather monitoring and continuous recording, Digital Evaporation Recorder is used for monitoring water evaporation with a weather proof enclosure, Open Pan is used for measuring evaporation loss of water in the atmosphere, Sunshine Recorder, Digital Solar Radiation Recorder is used for measuring solar radiation received from whole hemisphere, Digital Rainfall Recorder, Ordinary Rain Gauge, Snow Gauge is used for measuring snow water equivalent, Snow Water Equivalent Recorder, Stevenson Screen and Self Recording Rain Gauge.
Then comes a range of petroleum testing instruments which includes bomb calorimeter, carbon residue apparatus, melting point apparatus, martin flash point apparatus, and cloud point apparatus.
Soil testing instruments soil moisture meter and soil temperature recorder. And lastly solar equipments which includes the range Solar Fans, Solar Air Coolers, Solar LED Lamps, Solar LED Lanterns, Solar LED, Solar Pump, Solar Power Plant and many more and Plant Testing Equipments includes Chlorophyll concentration meter and plant canopy analyzer.
Knowledge about these instruments is necessary for each individual who keeps the interest in science and technologies and all the industries use these products.