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Form, Fit, & Function Replacement for Foxboro 257

   Obsolescence is inescapable. With each passing year analog technology is rendered more and more useless by the prodigious advances of its digital counterparts. This is due to a variety of issues, most notably: inaccuracy, inefficiency, subjectivity, and quite simply, age. Progress eliminates that which cannot keep pace. After all, the Model-T went to wayside when the Mustang became available.

Enrico Fermi, the Chessel 700, and the End of an Era

   On December 2nd, 1942, the Chicago Pile-1, the world's first nuclear reactor, went critical and Enrico Fermi was christened "the Architect of the Nuclear Age". Born in 1901 in Rome, Fermi, an innovative physicist, would emigrate to the United States where his legacy would ultimately pave the way for Robert Oppenheimer to remark in 1945, "Now I am become Death. The destroyer of worlds."

Are Analog Meters Doomed?

The simplicity of the analog meter, along with its low manufacturing cost, has been offset by its unreliability, inaccuracy, fragility, and subjective interpretation.

Bach Simpson 3623 Replacement

    For nearly five decades the Bach Simpson 3623 meter has faithfully served Nuclear Power Plant control rooms in their instrumentation needs. As we approach twenty years into the new millenium that faithfullness is nearing collapse. Analog obsolescence cannot be ignored and is not going to simply disappear or disipate if we bury our heads in the proverbial sand.

OTEK Offers 100% Form, Fit, and Function for the GE/DB40

   While the Nuclear Industry grapples with its looming analog obsolescence crisis, OTEK is stepping up to offer immediate and viable solutions. The DB40 has been an industry fixture for nearly a half century, but as with the rest of its analog brethren, it is facing extinction with the inexorable advancements in technology and changing industry standards.

OTEK Offers New Technology in Yokogawa's Absence

   OTEK is proud to be on the forefront of the 21st century panel meter revolution and is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to benefit our customers in the industry. To that end we offer, from our New Technology Series, the model NTM-9 as a 100% Form, Fit, and Function replacement for Yokogawa 180/GE180 for Class1E Safety Related & Nuclear Qualified and MIL Standards 461, 167-1, 810, 901, and IE EE344. The NTM-9 is also Cyber Security Compliant!

OTEK Fulfills Night Vision Contract

OTEK proudly supports our men and women in the armed services, and we recently had the honor of providing one of our New Technology Meters to the U.S. Department of Defense!

Impressions from PowerGen 2018

Dr. Fest has once again returned from Orlando where he attended the 2018 International Power Gen Conference

Happy Holidays from OTEK!

Tis the Season Here at OTEK!

Even though it's 70 degrees, sunny, and we're often reclining in bathing suits by pools mid-December, there's no doubt the holiday spirit is alive and well in the OTEK headquarters.

Dr. Fest Returns to Orlando for the Power Gen Conference

Dr. Fest will be traveling back to Orlando this coming Monday, December 3rd through the 6th, to attend the 2018 International Power Gen Conference. 

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