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penetrometer

 [pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter]
an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays; qualimeter.

pen·e·trom·e·ter

(pen'ĕ-trom'ĕ-tĕr),
An obsolete instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays from any given source.
[penetration + G. metron, measure]

penetrometer

/pen·e·trom·e·ter/ (pen″ĕ-trom´ĕ-ter) an instrument for measuring the penetrating power of x-rays.

penetrometer

See stepwedge.

penetrometer

An obsolete device formerly used to quantify an X-ray’s penetrability, or “hardness”.

step wedge

(step wej)
Triangular aluminum device placed over a radiographic film during exposure to determine the penetrating ability of an x-ray beam.
Synonym(s): penetrometer.

penetrometer (pen´ətrom´ətur),

n an aluminum step wedge or ladder exposed over a film to determine the quality or penetrating ability of a specific beam of x-radiation.
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Rotational Penetrometers are available for purchase through Beneficial Designs, Inc.
In court cases regarding playground surfacing, the National Center on Accessibility has investigated surfaces using the Rotational Penetrometer to convey the presence or lack of firmness and stability.
The MDT-1 is a next-generation replacement for the hand-operated Magness-Taylor (MT) penetrometer the industry has relied on for decades to measure fruit firmness, manufactured by Mohr and Associates (Mohr).
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At each sampling in each field, 10 penetrometer (Rimik Agricultural Electronics CP20 Cone Penetrometer) readings were taken to a depth of 600 mm at random locations along a defined transect in each field.
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THE Curragh racecourse is experimenting with the use of a penetrometer to help determine the state of the ground at different points on the track, writes Tony O'Hehir.
Osborne said: "The penetrometer used to take the measurements was a slight modification of the version used in France.
1991), in future versions of commercially available penetrometers may help to overcome these problems.
EP542 describes penetrometers, soil measurements and statistical treatment of problematic measurements.
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