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.


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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Aquionics Panel Speaker at WWEMA

Erlanger, Ky. (April 15, 2014) – Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal, will be speaking at the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufactures Association’s 41st Washington Forum , April 16 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.). Lawal will be part of a U.S. EPA Technology Cluster panel speaking on the topic of Impacts on Current and Future Markets.

Lawal’s talk will explore how regulators, utilities and technology innovators can engage within the framework of water clusters. He will share personal experience of working within this framework on breakthrough UV-C LED disinfection and measurement technology.

Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal, will present at the Hot Market Watch trade conference.

Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal

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Aquionics Names New Distributor Ryan Herco Flow Solutions

Appointment facilitates UV disinfection company’s expansion into industrial market

Erlanger, Ky. (April 1, 2014) –Aquionics has increased its exposure to customers in industrial markets by appointing Ryan Herco Flow Solutions (Burbank, Calif.) as its new distributor. The company will represent the Aquionics line of UV disinfection systems across the U.S.

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions has over 65 years of experience providing fluid handling and filtration products to customers in the aquatics, general industrial, water and wastewater, chemical processing, life sciences and food & beverage markets. The company has over 75 outside sales reps and locations in 20 states. For more information, call 1-800-848-1141 or visit

Aquionics disinfection equipment uses UV light to neutralize waterborne microorganisms. The process is chemical free, and now highly energy efficient with a new line of UV-LED disinfection and transmittance monitoring equipment.

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