TechNotes & Resources
The following links are listed for informational purposes and are not necessarily meant to imply endorsement of our products by the referenced organizations. The RDP staff has determined these sites to be of significant interest and the links are offered as a service to our customers. Topics include Shock & Vibration, Pressure Calibration & Metrology, Water & Wastewater, Industrial Process Control, and Temperature Measurement.
Shock, Vibration, Sound & Environmental Testing
- The Vibration Institute
A nationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to the exchange of practical information about vibration and condition monitoring.
- The The Society of Automotive Engineers
The SAE is the one stop resource for technical information used in the design, testing, and operation of motor vehicles.
- Endevco Technical Papers
A list of technical papers regarding shock and vibration testing, use of accelerometers, and related topics.
- Gage Applied Technologies
Contains information regarding high speed measurement methods for ultrasonic imaging, Radar, Lidar, and Sonar measurements, Particle Physics, and more.
- Crash Network
This site is a forum for users and manufacturers of automotive safety related test equipment. Analysis routines, links to related sites, and general news regarding the crash test community are available here.
- Equipment Reliability Institute
Links to consultants and trainers in the area of shock, vibration, and related fields and links to courses and material regarding shock and vibration at www.vibrationandshock.com
- Data Physics Technical Papers
Although this site requires "registration" it does provide a number of articles dealing with dynamic signal analysis, modal analysis, numerous case studies, information regarding shaker control techniques , and an interesting article entitled "Understanding the Physics of Electrodynamic Shakers"
- Cincinnati Sub-Zero Technical Papers
This site offers links to technical publications regarding environmental test chambers.
Calibration & Metrology
Water & Wastewater
- The U.S. Geological Survey
Information providing hydrologic information and knowledge required to achieve the best use and management of the Nation's water resources.
- The American Water Works Association
An international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply.
Industrial Process Measurement & Control
- International Society of Automation
The ISA is an international, non-profit, educational organization fostering advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instruments, computers, and systems for measurement and control.
Temperature & Humidity Measurement
- Temperature Reference Information
A site maintained by ISOTECH which provides links to the "Journal of Thermometery", general temperature calibration articles, as well as R to T calculations and International Temperature Scale (ITS-90) information.
- Humidity Measurement Case Studies
This site, maintained by EdgeTech contains articles regarding a variety of dew point measurement topics including chilled mirror depression, Peruvian Treasure, Sistine Chapel humidity measurement and more.
In addition to the above, many of the manufacturers that we represent have download libraries containing technical papers and application notes that address many issues relating to the products that they manufacture and the markets that they serve. We invite you to link to them through our Manufacturers page and follow the appropriate path to the technical library or download section. Our staff may also have knowledge relating to specific topics and we would also invite you to contact us either by phone or by use of the Contact Us page from our site.