Tag: Class 1E

OTEK at ISA Energy & Water Automation 2019 Conference

Among the lush emerald fairways and the heated palms, the Florida sun and summer’s end, OTEK President & CEO Dr. Otto Fest is presenting his solution to analog obsolescence at the 2019 ISA Energy & Water Automation Conference. Under the stage lights of the Omni Orlando Resort, Dr. Fest will lecture on several key tenets… Read more »

Nuclear Energy Russia – Set Sail

Nuclear Energy in Russia Sets Sail A nuclear power plant is churning through the dark cold waters of the Arctic. Bound for Russia’s Far East port city of Pevek, the Akademik Lomonosov is the first of its kind anywhere on planet Earth. Commissioned by Rosatom, the Russian State Nuclear Energy Corporation in 2007 and strapped… Read more »

Upgrade to the Future, Upgrade to Otek

This, your standard Sigma 9270—cumbersome metal wrapped around an awkward and elongated shape nearly a foot long, and almost half as high, 10 VDC for an input signal, and outdated power supplies—this all before diving into the cosmetic faults inherent in decades-old analog technology such as this. Take a look at the display plate—that could… Read more »

Westinghouse KX241 Replacement

The Westinghouse KX241 was designed to harness technological breakthroughs that would allow the meter to achieve peak reliability and performance for both military and commercial applications. It was a rousing success. The meter performed to all the industry expectations and standards, resulting in a wide dispersal of the unit over a vast range of applications,… Read more »

OTEK Instruments Still Measure Up While Temps Fall

With a frigid Armageddon falling over the Midwest and Northeast parts of the U.S. this week, the very fabric of society seems to be frozen itself. Mail has been suspended in Michigan, people are freezing to death for cigarettes, beer is turning to yellow blocks in trucks before they reach the stores, businesses have shuttered… Read more »

Sigma 1251 Disappears into the Obsolescence Cloud

Sigma Instruments was incorporated in 1995 for distribution of products in the semiconductor and vacuum-coating industries. Long before then however, the company had been a major player in the analog metering sector for nuclear power plants with one of their staples, the Sigma 1251. With the curved subjectivity of its PSG display and drooping needle,… Read more »

Yes, We Replace Obsolete DPM’s as Well as Analogs!

Founded in 1964, Vehicular Instrumentation Systems (VIS) was a privately controlled company under the brand name Dixson, which specialized in gauges, meters, and other measurement devices for the automotive industry. When Dixson was acquired by the global manufacturer Ametek thirty years later in 1995 as a specialty division, their aim spread to instrumentation control for… Read more »

Trade In Your Crompton 007 for Model

Crompton Instruments has been making analog meters since 1881. That’s over 140 years of instrumentation that has served the industry faithfully despite its inherent limitations. Good help may be hard to find, but let’s get real here—it’s 2019, wouldn’t you say it’s about time for a meter made in this century? At OTEK we absolutely… Read more »

Form, Fit, & Function Replacement for Foxboro 257

Obsolescence is inescapable. With each passing year analog technology is rendered more and more useless by the prodigious advances of its digital counterparts. This is due to a variety of issues, most notably: inaccuracy, inefficiency, subjectivity, and quite simply, age. Progress eliminates that which cannot keep pace. After all, the Model-T went to wayside when… Read more »

Enrico Fermi, the Chessel 700, and the End of an Era

On December 2nd, 1942, the Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first nuclear reactor, went critical and Enrico Fermi was christened “the Architect of the Nuclear Age”. Born in 1901 in Rome, Fermi, an innovative physicist, would emigrate to the United States where his legacy would ultimately pave the way for Robert Oppenheimer to remark in 1945,… Read more »