Aquionics Hosts Free Webinar for Dairy Producers on UV and PMO Guidelines

Attendees can register at www.aquionics.com for October 24 event

Erlanger, Ky. (October 3, 2016) – UV disinfection expert Aquionics will host a free webinar, titled “PMO Guidelines – Creating Pasteurized Equivalent Water with Ultraviolet Disinfection,” for dairy producers at 1:30pm EDT on October 24, 2016. The 60-minute webinar will instruct attendees on the Food and Drug Administration’s 2015 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance, the benefits of UV over pasteurization, and how to use UV in compliance with PMO guidelines. Registration is available at www.aquionics.com.

UV disinfection is used in the production of “Grade A” milk as an equivalent to pasteurization for push or flush water. The webinar will cover the history of PMO regulation, a review of PMO requirements for UV, and lessons learned from actual UV installations at dairy production facilities.

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New Aquionics UV System Designed to Help Milk Producers Comply with FDA PMO

Allen Bradley PMO controls feature built-in data collection and reporting

Erlanger, Ky. (July 20, 2016) – The new PureLine PQ with PMO controls package from Aquionics provides third party validated UV treatment for the dairy producing industry. The system contains built-in data collection and reporting compliant with the Food and Drug Administration’s 2015 Pasteurized Milk Ordinance guidelines. PMO guidelines approved the use of UV for the continuous treatment and disinfection of incoming water sources, condensate of whey (COW), polished water, reverse osmosis (RO) water, permeate and pasteurized equivalent water (PEW).

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Designed in partnership with automation specialist Allen Bradley, the new PureLine controls handle the complete fulfillment of PMO requirements, including inlet/outlet and divert valve control. The system uses variable power to ensure only the energy needed to meet the performance requirements is used. Aquionics PureLine PQ has a small footprint and is easily installed directly into existing pipework.

PMO required data can be accessed directly on the PureLine PQ touch screen display, with no need for an external laptop computer. The PureLine system also features a USB port to download reports at any time.

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Aquionics UV Disinfection System Installed at 120-Year Old Brown Brothers Winery

Erlanger, Ky. (October 1, 2015) – To provide consistent, chemical-free disinfection of water for use in its winemaking processes, Brown Brothers winery (Victoria, Australia) installed an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system from Aquionics.

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Having built its reputation for quality wines over the last 120 years, Brown Brothers selected the Aquionics system based on its ability to deliver the most consistent and environmentally friendly disinfection available. Water passed through the system is exposed to UV light, destroying microorganisms on a cellular level, and making the water safe for use in bottle washing, process water, QC, laboratory water and anywhere else bio-safe water is required throughout the winery.

“Our system has worked perfectly since we installed it in 2009,” said Brown Brothers engineering manager, Steve Dows. “We routinely get a zero (bacterial) count after the UV.”

Besides eliminating bacteria, viruses, yeasts and molds, UV disinfection is also effective against harmful protozoa Cryptosporidium and Giardia, which are chlorine-resistant. The chemical free method has no effect on the water’s pH, color or taste, ensuring there is no impact on the quality, flavor or aroma of the wine.

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FDA PMO Compliant UV Treatment from Aquionics at International Dairy Show

Erlanger, Ky. (August 27, 2015) – Aquionics will display its newly upgraded PureLine PQ UV disinfection system for the dairy industry at the International Dairy Show. Aquionics is exhibiting with partner Rodem Inc. in booth 7622 at the show, which takes place September 15-18 at the McCormick Place convention center (Chicago, Ill.).

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The PureLine PQ range of disinfection systems provides validated, chemical-free UV treatment of water in the food and beverage industries. The newly upgraded version was specially designed with the FDA Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) requirements for replacement of pasteurization of process water in mind. It features a touch screen interface and integrated software package to simplify the electronic records reporting process for PMO compliance.

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Aquionics Names Dan Shaver Regional Sales Manager for Canada and Western US

Erlanger, Ky. (August 19, 2015) – Further extending its reach to customers throughout Canada and the western United States, UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has appointed Dan Shaver its new Industrial Regional Sales Manager. In his new role, Shaver will provide service and support to customers in industrial markets such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and microelectronics.

Aquionics Regional Sales Manager, Dan Shaver.

Aquionics Regional Sales Manager, Dan Shaver.

Having previously worked at Aquionics as Business Development Manager, Shaver brings a well-established understanding of the company’s products. He has over 15 years of sales experience, including six years working with UV instrumentation and treatment products within the water industry. Shaver rejoins Aquionics from water sensor manufacturer Sensorex. He holds an Honors Bachelor of Commerce in Sales and Marketing from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario).

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Aquionics Names New Distributor Oliver M. Dean, Inc.

Erlanger, Ky. (July 22, 2015) – UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has increased access to local sales and service for customers in the Northeast U.S. and New England by appointing Oliver M. Dean, Inc. (OMD) as its new distributor. As an official Aquionics distributor, OMD will work closely with new and existing customers to help them select, install and operate Aquionics’ disinfection, dechlorination and deozonation equipment.

OMD has provided hygienic process equipment to the dairy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical markets for over 90 years. The company has extensive experience installing UV systems, and offering sales support to potential customers who require design, installation and commissioning capabilities. For more information, call 800-648-3326 or visit www.omdean.com.

Aquionics’ UV disinfection systems offer clean, safe and chemical-free deactivation of microorganisms, with no residue left behind on process equipment.

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UV Disinfection for Food and Beverage Process Water Webinar

Aquionics Hosts free learning event June 30

Erlanger, Ky. (June 3, 2015) – UV disinfection expert Aquionics will demonstrate the benefits of UV science within the food and beverage market in their upcoming webinar on June 30. The 60-minute webinar, “How Ultraviolet systems help to ‘Ensure Microbial Protection’ of your process water” is available to attendees at no cost. Registration is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/1IO5THe.

Aquionics Technical Manager Mark Aston and Sales Director Ken Kershner will host a webinar to educate audiences on the benefits of UV disinfection for the food and beverage industry on June 30.

Aquionics Technical Manager Mark Aston and Sales Director Ken Kershner will host a webinar to educate audiences on the benefits of UV disinfection for the food and beverage industry on June 30.

Hosted by Aquionics Technical Director Mark Aston and Sales Director Ken Kershner, the webinar will lay out the advantages of using UV for industrial beverage production. Attendees will learn about UV disinfection best practices for reuse and wastewater disinfection, possible causes of contamination, the differences in UV lamp technologies, and how UV works to eliminate the threat of resistant bacteria in water and sugar syrup. The presentation will conclude with a live Q&A.

Those unable to participate in the event on June 30 may still register and view the webinar and presentation slides at a later date.

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Aquionics Appoints New Distributor Anderson Dahlen Inc.

Company has 70 years of experience serving food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets

Erlanger, Ky. (April 9, 2015) –Aquionics has expanded its presence within industrial markets by naming Anderson Dahlen Inc. (Ramsey, Minn.) as its new distributor. The company will provide Aquionics UV disinfection products to customers across Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

In addition to being an authorized distributor, Anderson Dahlen has offered contract manufacturing of custom fabricated stainless steel equipment and process systems to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets for 70 years. For more information, call 763-852-4700 or visit www.andersondahlen.com.

Aquionics’ line of industrial disinfection equipment, which includes the PureLine UV and PharmaLine UV, uses ultraviolet light waves to neutralize microorganisms on a cellular level. The process is completely safe and chemical-free, removes chlorine and ozone, and leaves behind no residue on equipment.

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UV-LED Disinfection from Aquionics Featured at Singapore International Water Week

Part of show’s dedicated Innovation Pavilion
Erlanger, Ky. (May 28, 2014) – Aquionics has been selected to exhibit its new line of highly efficient UV-C LED disinfection equipment at Singapore International Water Week’s Innovation Pavilion. This special exhibit runs the duration of the show June 1-5, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre Singapore, Stand IE8.

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The PearlAqua, PearlSense T254 and UV Connect from Aquionics, featured in the Innovation Pavilion at Singapore International Water Week, 2014.

The show’s Innovation Pavilion is specifically dedicated to highlighting companies with “cutting-edge, disruptive technologies, applications and solutions…Water-tech companies who are actively changing the future of the water space.” Aquionics was one of just 16 companies chosen to exhibit in this hall based on the uniqueness of its UV Pearl line, which replaces conventional mercury UV lamps with UV LEDs. In addition to this recognition, the company’s products have recently been awarded the Innovation Tracker Badge by BlueTech® Research.

The UV Pearl line includes both disinfection and monitoring equipment. The PearlAqua uses mercury-free, low power UV-C LED disinfection to destroy microorganisms on a cellular level. The compact, high-efficiency unit is ideal for low flow applications and can be tuned to target specific pathogens. PearlSense T254, a UV transmittance monitor, helps operators ensure proper UV dosing and efficient operation. Available in a handheld battery powered model and in-process model for open channel installation or direct placement into a pressurized pipe, it is significantly smaller and more efficient than traditional systems.

Also on display will be Aquionics’ UV Connect telemetry system. The device connects to a user’s control panel and broadcasts critical operating information, such as alarms and lamp hours, to the user’s smartphone or tablet device.

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Aquionics PearlSense T254 Earns Global Innovation Award

UV-C LED transmittance monitor highly efficient
Erlanger, Ky. (April 28, 2014) – Aquionics’ PearlSense T254 transmittance monitor has taken first prize in an innovation competition run by its parent company, Halma plc. The award recognizes technology advancements made by Halma subsidiaries that have a significant impact on the company’s success.

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Aquionics President Oliver Lawal (left) accepts the Halma Innovation Award from Halma non-executive Chairman Paul Walker (center), with Avo President Joe Dallas (right).

The Innovation Awards stem from Halma’s belief that encouraging continual improvement and unique ideas are key factors in its prosperity. Innovation drives organic growth in its subsidiaries and differentiates them from their competitors. The awards committee looks for creative new ways of doing things to improve a company’s products or operations and rewards the companies with the determination to bring them to fruition.

Developed in collaboration with Halma sister company, Avo Photonics, the PearlSense’s UV-C LED technology beat out 23 other entries from 13 Halma companies. This is the first product of its kind, using highly efficient UV-C LED technology rather than mercury lamps to measure UV transmittance. The result is a compact design with long-lasting lamp life, helping UV disinfection system users ensure proper UV dosing and efficient operation.

“We’re really proud of the PearlSense T254 as it represents a true shift in the way UV transmittance can be measured,” said Aquionics president, Oliver Lawal. “We feel it will expand the application uses for this key water parameter into new markets.”

This is the second award for the Aquionics Pearl brand. In 2013, it won the coveted International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) Product Innovation Award for its PearlAqua UV-C LED water disinfection device.

Based in the United Kingdom, Halma is a group of 40 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products for protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. The company’s business groups focus on process safety, environmental and analysis, infrastructure safety and medical sectors.

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