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July 2014
Matt DeLacluyse, RAECO Rents business development manager

Have you ever rented an instrument and have the batteries in the instrument fail during testing? It's frustrating, to say the least. And we do our best to see that this doesn't happen to you.

We could rely solely on manufacturers' specs to tell us how long batteries will last, but that's not really accurate. We could run the instruments till the batteries are dead to test the spec, but we think real-world results would tell us more.

So, when you rent instruments with rechargeable batteries, you'll find a log sheet in the kit. Please fill out the log to let us know whether the instrument battery life was sufficient for your project.

With this accumulated data, we'll be able to ensure that you always have enough battery power to complete your tests.

Till next time,


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Now Available: GE Panametrics Portables

GE TransPort PT878 Panametrics Portable Liquid Ultrasonic FlowmeterTwo new additions to our rental pool make your survey measurements easy.

The GE Panametrics TransPort PT878 clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter is great for survey applications or for verifying the operation of installed flow measurement devices. It measures flow from outside plastic, metal or concrete-lined pipes non-intrusively using clamp-on flow transducers, so there’s no pressure drop, leaks or contamination.

GE PM880 Panametrics Intrinsically Safe, Battery Powered Digital HygrometerGE's Panametrics PM880 digital hygrometer is an intrinsically safe, portable moisture meter for measuring the moisture and humidity content of industrial gases and liquids. The compatible MIS Probe2 aluminum oxide probe measures moisture concentration in gases and non-aqueous liquids from trace (ppb) to ambient levels.

These two battery-operated portable GE units are avialable to rent by the day, week, or month, and come complete with compatible sensors, cables, and PC software.

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Read the latest from our blog:
Nine ways moisture can harm your process and systems.

Did You Know...

Do you keep copies of calibration certificates for the instruments you use on projects? We've always included printed calibration certs in the rental kits of all the instruments that require factory calibration. The problem? Sometimes customers forget to make copies... or there isn't a copy machine available.

So now, it's even easier to keep track of cal certs for your projects. On the day your RAECO Rents order leaves our dock, you'll get an e-mail from us that includes PDF copies of the valid calibration certs for the instruments you'll be using. So now the cal certs for your rental kit come to you automatically in e-mail, so they're already digitized and easy to file with your project records.

Curing Instrumentation Buyers' Remorse

You purchased a measurement instrument. But after one use or a few, it sits on a shelf gathering dust. When it does need to be used, it’s a scramble to find parts and accessories, make sure the unit works, and verify that its calibration is current.

We call this problem Instrumentation Buyers' Remorse, and there's a cure. Send us your unused instrumentation. We’ll keep it maintained and calibrated for you. If you need it, we'll ship it right out. Otherwise, with your consent, we'll rent it out or sell it on your behalf.

Call Matt at 866-736-8347 and ask about our new Consign-Rent service.

RAECO Rents PLUSRent or Buy, You Choose

Sometimes, it makes sense to rent measurement instruments. Other times, it's as efficient and cost-effective for you to buy. Now, you can buy instruments, like Testo's PocketPro line of low-cost portable test meters or E Instruments' portable combustion analyzers directly from our website.

Look for the RAECO Rents Plus logo in our secure online store for items available to buy.

Matt's Chocolate Chip Cookies in every rental kit! It's like Cracker Jack: A treat inside every box!

RAECO Rents goal is to treat you right, from providing top-brand instruments to affordable shipping to goodies in every rental kit. Look for the Matt's chocolate chip cookie in the case with your next rental. Isn't it cool? A local bakery named their company after me!

Can’t find something you need on our website? Call 866-736-8347 and we’ll find it for you.

RAECO Rents www.RaecoRents.com
135 Bernice Dr

Bensenville IL 60106-3366
Phone: 866-736-8347 (866-RENT-EHS)
Fax: 815-464-8720