Over the years MI has been involved in many different projects that have distinguished MI ahead of all others. Besides being the preferred choice for Resistance equipment in major national laboratories worldwide, MI has contributed to various leading edge projects in the world.
Below is just a few of the many success stories of MI over the years:
Large Hardron Collider for calibration of DCCT’s
A 20,000 Amp Direct Current Comparator (DCC) Range Extender developed by Measurements International is being used to calibrate the direct current transformers (DCCTs) of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) facility near Geneva, Switzerland.
MI was approached over a decade ago to develop a 20,000 kA Range Extender based on a design originally conceived by the National Research Council (NRC), Canada. The range extender is being used to calibrate the direct current transformers (DCCTs) of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) facility near Geneva, Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider is a circular 27 km particle accelerator designed to study subatomic particles in high-energy physics experiments including one that may shed light on the creation of the universe. After several years of development and construction by thousands of technical personnel from 100 countries, the first beam was successfully guided around the 27 km accelerator on September 10, 2008.
MI’s founder and CEO Duane Brown received a congratulatory note from one of the CERN technical engineers, “So you should be very proud that your unit had such an integral part in the evaluation and calibration of the most critical DCCTs in the LHC.”
Duane and MI have been an industry leader in the development and design of commercial DC Current Comparator Bridges and in 2012 he was recognized for his outstanding work in the field by receiving the coveted Wildhack Award, (an annual award given out by NCSLI to a person to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of metrology and measurement science, consistent with the goals of NCSL International) below is the description from the award.
|“Duane Brown has been involved in metrology since 1972. In 1990, Duane developed and marketed the first fully automated resistance bridge. This is one of the most significant developments in the field of resistance metrology, providing laboratories with faster and more repeatable measurements while reducing the influences of human operator error. Since then, he has established a MI resistance bridge as the primary resistance measuring device in nearly every national laboratory in the world.”|