Fluke Wins $1.4M Federal Grant
EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 8, 2010 -- Fluke Corp., a producer of handheld electronic test and measurement technology and electrical calibration, will receive $1.4 million in federal funds to create calibration tools for monitoring the smart grid. The smart grid is digital technology that evaluates electricity flow, including energy from renewable resources such as wind and solar. The grant, which was awarded by NIST to support research of critical national importance, is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Of 1300 applicants, Fluke was one of 27 companies to receive the money.
Fluke's new technology will calibrate phasor measurement units to evaluate the health of the electrical power grid and to identify the preconditions that lead to power interruptions. Phasor measurement units gauge power flowing into the grid so distribution centers can determine where and when it is most efficient to send power across transmission lines.
To answer questions about thermal imaging and the company's thermography tools and software, Fluke recently introduced a live chat service.
Thermal imagers detect moisture damage and missing insulation, identify energy loss in windows and doors, inspect roofing, and examine electrical and mechanical equipment, among other uses.
The Fluke Corp. is a division of the Danaher Corp.
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- thermal imaging
- The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
- The recording of a scanned pattern on a photographic medium, utilizing the infrared radiation naturally emitted by the object, as well as infrared receptors, such as photoelectric cells.
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