APOLLO to showcase Fire Detection range at FIRE INDIA (stand A70)

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, will be exhibiting at Fire India in Chennai from 21st to 22nd September 2016.

Visitors to the Apollo stand at A70 will be able to learn more about the extensive Apollo range, including SOTERIA®, Discovery, Orbis and specific detection devices for marine environments.

“India is an important and growing market for fire protection solutions”, comments Ed Browning, Sales and Marketing Director at Apollo. “We work closely with our partners in the region and are committed to providing market leading solutions for customers coupled with outstanding technical support.”

Fire safety regulations and legislation in the region have been reviewed and tightened in recent years. As a result, the industry is experiencing an increased demand for intelligent fire detection solutions to meet new regulations.

The Apollo range of intelligent fire detection systems meets, and often exceeds, these standards. In addition many of the new product ranges are backwards compatible with established ranges and can easily be installed to upgrade existing systems.

The new SOTERIA® range is the next generation in intelligent fire detection technology and is designed to be easy to install and gives improved detection and reduced false alarms. SOTERIA® is the start of an on-going technology innovation at Apollo.

Discovery is a range of high specification analogue addressable fire detectors designed to meet specifications for detectors incorporated in sophisticated systems.

Detectors for marine applications have to operate reliably under challenging environmental conditions. In addition, devices installed into marine applications have to carry a unique set of approvals. Apollo has been supplying products to the marine market for a number of years and will exhibit a range of analogue addressable and conventional detectors with marine approvals.

Apollo will also have their new 2016/17 Product Catalogue available, a crucial guide for anyone who specifies or installs fire detection equipment.

For more information regarding Apollo products visit www.apollo-fire.co.uk or contact Vikrant Patil, India Sales Manager on +91 91672 17636, Tel: +91 22 6101 1218, or E-mail: vikrant-patil@apollo-fire.com

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New Mass Flow Controller from Alicat Performs at High Volumes

Design overcomes limits of high flow rates to maximize speed and accuracy

Alicat Scientific has engineered a new mass flow controller with its highest top flow rate suitable to a wider range of applications. The MCRH can accommodate flow rates of up to 5000 slpm, without compromising speed or precision of gas control. The highly stable controller manages industrial processes with more chaotic upstream fluctuations, such as control of industrial combustion gases, or mass flow into food and packaging processes.

The MCRH 5000 slpm precisely and rapidly controls mass flow rate, volumetric flow rate, or back pressure of gases in high flow processes. To overcome the poor turndown ratio and slow response of existing methods (such as interlinking a meter with an external valve) Alicat designed a new flow geometry. This new design accommodates the higher flow rates, with a low pressure drop of 14.1 psig at full scale. A dual valve design enables a fast 100 millisecond control response time without significantly raising instrument power requirements.

The instrument’s Gas Select firmware includes a library of up to 130 preloaded gases, user selectable in the field. The MCRH 5000 slpm can be programmed with the instrument’s push button menus and onboard display, or via remote connection. Digital communications options include RS-232 or RS-485 serial, Modbus, or PROFIBUS, as well as analog 0-5 Vdc, 1-5 Vdc, and 0-10 Vdc, or 4-20 mA.

To learn more about Alicat mass flow meters, visit www.alicat.com, or contact Gajendra Kelkar on +91 99300 47455 or email gkelkar@alicat.com

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Ocean Optics hires India Sales Manager

Investment in local resource will help Ocean Optics deliver sales and application support for customers spread across India

Optical measurement specialist Ocean Optics has appointed Raghu Charan R as India Sales Manager. Raghu’s appointment is a significant investment by Ocean Optics in the strategically-important Indian market, and will help the company to share its application knowledge with optical researchers and professionals across a range of industrial sectors.

Having studied mechanical engineering, Raghu brings over 13 years’ experience in mechanical and optical fields to his new role. With a strong background in promoting application technology in the optoelectronics industry, he specializes in tailoring solutions to meet unique customer needs.

While the Indian market offers many opportunities for Ocean Optics’ range of spectrometers, Raghu’s initial efforts will focus on raising awareness of Ocean Optics’ ability to create unique spectroscopy solutions. By offering a broad product line, including modular and Raman spectrometers and spectral sensors, Ocean Optics can help many industries to lower costs by providing a customized solution and bundled pricing for OEM applications.

Raghu Charan R can be contacted on M: +91 96 3232 6932, Tel: +91 80 6747 5336 or E-mail: Raghu.charan@oceanoptics.com.

About Ocean Optics:

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of spectral solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has sold more than 260,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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Protect your investment with Elfab’s Rupture Disc and Safety Valve Combination

Elfab’s introduction of “PRV-GARD”, designed to extend valve life

Rupture discs and holders are commonly used in combination with pressure relief valves (PRVs). Even though rupture discs can be used on their own, the benefits of using both are making this solution a popular choice in the process industries. Not only can this combination extend valve life, it can also improve maintenance schedules and support with emission control, while helping to reduce long-terms costs.

Due to increasing safety pressures on businesses, Elfab recognised the demand for a robust design to improve overall safety performance and sought to develop a technically superior rupture disc assembly (PRV-GARD), combining Elfab’s leading rupture disc ranges with an improved holder solution that allows safe opening of a rupture disc when installed before a pressure relief valve. With its increased face to face holder design, it ensures that full opening after burst is achieved, eliminating the risk of the disc protruding the holder; a significantly important factor when using a rupture disc and PRV in series.

In addition, the valve life is extended with the use of a rupture disc and holder in situ as using both helps to extend and isolate the contained media from the safety valve, allowing customers to benefit from cost savings in purchasing less exotic materials for the valve. Using our rupture discs in combination, it will assure a high quality operation and support with SIL ratings.

Using Elfab’s new and improved combination design will not only improve maintenance schedules and support with emission control, it will increase overall safety performance and prolong valve expectancy. For those applications that require additional valve protection, Elfab will work with you to achieve a practical solution.

For more details, please contact Mr. Russell Trotter on E-mail: pr@elfab.com or visit our website : www.elfab.com

About Elfab:

Elfab is a leading manufacturer of rupture discs, bursting panels and associated detection devices. These intelligent pressure relief systems protect people, plant and equipment across the globe. Elfab also delivers unique design, testing and consultancy services for pressure management. Elfab’s customers are predominantly in the energy industry (oil & gas, biomass, power generation and utilities), process industry (chemical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage) and transportation industry (storage & distribution, Intermodal containers, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive). The company’s technology is also used in a wide range of OEM applications like solid and bulk handling, medical, gas and liquid handling and various industrial applications from launch systems in space rockets and air bags in cars, to cryogenic systems in body scanners. Elfab is a Halma Company.

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New Nanosponge Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Substrates from Ocean Optics

Gold-silver alloy on SERS substrates detects trace level explosives and pesticides

Ocean Optics has introduced a new substrate for Raman spectroscopy applications. The new RAM-SERS-SP Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy substrates use a proprietary gold-silver nanosponge alloy to produce highly sensitive, trace-level Raman spectroscopy measurements. The applications for SERS range from detection of explosives and narcotics, to food safety, anti-counterfeit tagging, and biological research.

SERS substrates amplify very weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude. Fast, repeatable measurements of SERS-active analytes are possible even to parts per trillion levels. Silver-only SERS substrates work best with 532 nm Raman excitation, and gold substrates are better suited to 785 nm Raman systems. By combining the silver and gold on one substrate, the new SERS nanosponge substrates perform well with either wavelength. Also, when used with 638 nm Raman excitation, the nanosponge substrates are enhanced to an even higher level of sensitivity.

RAM-SERS-SP nanosponge substrates are more robust than other options and handle the deposition of sensitive samples more effectively. The higher sensitivity of these substrates opens up new opportunities for SERS applications–particularly in addressing the growing need for fast, effective detection of explosives and pesticides.

The new substrates work with the complete range of Ocean Optics Raman instruments. For users to take full advantage of the RAM-SERS-SP nanosponge substrates’ sensitivity, Ocean Optics now offers 638 nm modular Raman solutions and 638 nm versions of its mini handheld IDRaman spectrometers.

Ocean Optics’ proprietary plasma deposition permits affordable mass production with high repeatability and customization options. Standard substrates are microscope slide format with a 4 x 4 mm active area. Ocean Optics uses optical-grade borosilicate glass for compatibility with a wide range of solvents.

To learn more about SERS substrates, please contact an Ocean Optics Applications Scientist at info@oceanoptics.com, visit the website at www.OceanOptics.com.

About Ocean Optics:

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of spectral solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the company has sold more than 260,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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Economical Online Process Meters from Sensorex Measure pH, ORP, or Conductivity

TX- and CX- models direct fit alternatives for discontinued Eutech Instruments equipment

Sensorex has expanded its family of water quality and online process transmitters, adding four new models to provide basic monitoring and control. The TX10 pH/ORP and CX10 Conductivity and transmitters offer simple monitoring, while the TX20 pH/ORP and CX20 Conductivity controllers can also be programmed for process control. These small-footprint panel-mount transmitters provide reliable data and control of process fluids, in a cost-effective package. Applications include water quality, chemical, electronics, food production, environmental and wastewater treatment.

The TX10 measures pH or ORP and temperature. The CX10 transmitter measures conductivity, resistivity, and temperature. Both provide convenient local display of values and easy access to calibrate online process sensors. The primary measurement 4-20mA signal output can be integrated into a range of process control systems.

The TX20 monitors pH or ORP, with temperature compensation for accurate measurement and control. The CX20 monitors conductivity or resistivity, also with temperature compensation. Both provide local display of values with relay output for alarm or control of process conditions ideal for use with chemical feed systems.

All four models are simple to operate, with push button interface and clear LCD displays. They are designed to save panel space with a small footprint 1/8 DIN enclosure. The devices are 100-240 VAC line-powered.
• Sensorex TX10 replaces Eutech Instruments pH 190
• Sensorex CX10 replaces Eutech Instruments Cond 190
• Sensorex TX20 replaces Eutech Instruments pH 200
• Sensorex CX20 replaces Eutech Instruments Cond 200

To learn more about the Sensorex family of process instruments, contact India Business Manager Mr. T A Kumar on M: +91 93870 64044, E-mail ta.kumar@sensorex.com, or visit www.sensorex.com

*Eutech Instruments is part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. No affiliation, endorsement or sponsorship is stated or implied.

About Sensorex:

Sensorex (a Halma Company) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of electrochemical and optical sensors, and instrumentation for real-time water analysis. The company offers more than 2000 sensor packages for pH, ORP, UV transmittance, dissolved oxygen, free chlorine, chlorine dioxide and other specialty measurements, as well as a full line of sensor accessories. Its expert technical support engineers solve analytical sensor challenges with custom engineering and standard off-the-shelf products. Headquartered in California, with a global distributor network, Sensorex is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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Volk iNview Portable Ophthalmic Imager Now iPhone SE Compatible

App upgrade provides SE support, better imaging; hardware upgraded with new optics

Volk Optical has upgraded its Volk iNview portable fundus camera, expanding the range of device compatibility to include the iPhone SE, while also improving both the app and internal optics for even better imaging. Volk iNview makes it easy to take high quality, wide-angle digital color fundus images for general visualization, patient education, referrals and record keeping.

Volk iNview’s indirect ophthalmoscopic lens attachment is compatible with iPhone® and iPod® devices, working in conjunction with the free Volk iNview app to take retinal images on dilated patients. The recent app upgrade provides support for the new iPhone SE, as well as improving the quality of images taken with any compatible device. The device’s custom double aspheric glass optics are optimized for use with Apple devices’ native cameras. These quality internal optics have recently been upgraded, yielding even brighter, sharper images. This improved visualization is especially helpful in patients with darker retinas.

Volk iNview remains the easiest-to-use Apple-compatible fundus imaging device. The app’s auto-capture function takes a rapid series of images, running a proprietary algorithm to present a collection of the best-focused and defined images for review. A manual-capture option also allows experienced users more control over imaging.

The latest app version is available for free download from the Apple App store (search “Volk iNview”). Volk is offering free upgrades of the lens attachment hardware to existing Volk iNview owners. Visit https://volk.com/index.php/inview-upgrade/ for more information.

The Volk iNview works with iPhone 5s, 6, 6s, SE, and iPod Touch (Gen 6) models. A package system that comes with dedicated iPod is also available from Volk.

For more details contact Mahadev Dhuri, General Manager – India (Volk-Keeler) on T: 91-22-61011202, M: +91 99303 11090, E-mail: mahadev.dhuri@halma.com, Website: www.volk.com

About Volk:

Volk Optical (a Halma company) is an industry leader in ophthalmic imaging through its aspheric ophthalmic lenses for the diagnosis and treatment of human eyes, and portable diagnostic imaging devices. Glass lens construction and the company’s patented double aspheric technology result in the highest resolution imaging with the best stereopsis for precision diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical work. Volk’s portable, electronic, digital imaging devices are building the foundation for the future of ophthalmology, optometry, and general medicine. The company is based in Mentor, Ohio, USA and has representatives and distributors around the world.

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FFE bringing the latest in smoke and flame detection to Fire India

FFE is bringing the latest in wide-area smoke and flame detection to Fire India by showing its extensive range of Fireray optical beam smoke detectors and Talentum flame detectors.

Held between 21-22 September at the Chennai Trade Center, it will be the Southern Indian region’s leading security, fire and safety exhibition and conference. FFE will be located at Booth D15, which the company will be sharing with fellow-Halma company Advanced.

With over half a million units installed worldwide, Fireray is the first choice for installers and engineers looking for optical beam smoke detection over wide areas. With its modern design aesthetic and minimal footprint, the Fireray is popular with architects for a wide range of applications, including airports and aircraft hangers, conference and shopping centres, sports and leisure facilities, warehouses, historic buildings and places of worship.

In addition to Fireray beam detectors, visitors will also get to see Talentum flame detectors, which are used in sensitive or dangerous environments to detect fires even before there is any smoke produced, or where smokeless fires may occur. By watching for and recognising the non-visible ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) signatures of the flames themselves, the Talentum range does not need smoke to know if there is a fire. They can detect flames through steam and smoke and, with an Air Purge Kit, dust as well. They are also immune to the effects of wind.

“FFE has always been driven by innovation, from the introduction of the first Fireray optical beam smoke detector over thirty years ago to the integration of the Talentum flame detector range in 2013,” comments the company’s Managing Director Mark Osborne.

“These products are relied on to protect some of the most iconic buildings in the world, from the White House and Buckingham Palace to Dubai Airport and the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, as well as countless industrial installations worldwide. Talentum flame detectors have also been selected to protect the Bloodhound supersonic car, set to break the world land-speed record in the coming years,” added Mark

To find out more about these technologies and to see demonstration of these products be sure to visit FFE’s booth (D 15), where our industry experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

For more details, please contact India Business Manager, Mr. Sasi Kumar on M: +91 98869 41982 or E-mail: SKumar@ffeuk.com or visit our website : www.ffeuk.com

About FFE
FFE is a global design and manufacturing business, dedicated to supplying specialist detection products to the fire industry. Headquartered in the UK with offices in the USA, Dubai, India and China, the company’s two leading brands are the Fireray optical beam smoke detector, with over half a million units installed worldwide, and the Talentum flame detector, one of the world’s most respected flame detector brands. FFE also leads the global market in providing fire extinguishers for aviation use and produces a range of vibration switches for industrial applications. FFE is a Halma Company.

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Avire supplies LCD displays to Chinese retail and office buildings

E-Motive displays installed in two facilities in Shenyang

Avire has supplied LCD displays to two buildings in Shenyang, China, in partnership with Schindler.

The lift safety and communication specialist has provided 37 C1 E-Motive displays for the China Resources MixC Shopping Mall, in Shenyang’s Golden Corridor Plaza. The 7-inch displays are installed in both the landing areas and lift cars. The 250,000 square-metre, seven-storey structure features more than 200 shops, as well as catering and entertainment facilities.

Avire has also supplied six 15-inch C2 multimedia displays from E-Motive for the landing stations in China Resources Land Mansion, a 70,000 square-metre, 36-storey office building on Shenyang’s Golden Corridor.

Avire designed the layout of both the C1 and C2 displays according to Schindler’s specific requirements.

For more information about Avire in India, please contact Rajeev Joshi, Regional Business Manager – IMEA on M: +91 91677 30003, E-mail: rajeev.joshi@avire-global.com, visit www.avire-global.com. Avire operates in India from an office located in Wagle Industrial Estate in Thane, Maharashtra.

About AVIRE:

Avire – a Halma company, combines 4 market-leading brands (E-Motive, Janus, TL Jones and Memco) within the elevator industry; offering an extensive range of lift safety and communication products like light curtains, LCD displays, emergency telephones and LED lighting. Each brand has a strong market presence, a unique identity, a distinct product range, and a long, successful history. With manufacturing locations in Singapore, China, India and the Czech Republic, and sales offices in 13 locations worldwide, Avire is a truly global brand.

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Alicat Scientific Wins Global Company Awards

Named a Halma plc ‘Company of the Year’ and recognized for international success

Alicat Scientific has been recognized by its parent company, Halma plc, receiving “Sector Company of the Year,” and “Growth from International Expansion” awards. The Halma awards honor top performing companies from within its global group of safety, health and environmental technology companies.

Halma’s non-executive Chairman Paul Walker presents Alicat’s president David Lashbrook with the Halma Sector Company of the Year award.

This is the second year in a row that Alicat has been named Company of the Year in Halma’s Environmental and Analysis Sector. While one of the criteria is significant growth, the award also takes into account innovation, governance, and overall management. Alicat, which also won a Halma Innovation Award in 2015, has demonstrated a continuous investment in product and personnel development. Its mass flow meters, mass flow controllers and pressure controllers are used throughout the world in a broad range of industrial and research applications, from measuring methane emissions on farms, or controlling weld gases in production facilities, to providing data and pressure control in aeronautics research.

Alicat was also recognized for Growth from International Expansion, one of only two companies from among Halma’s 45 subsidiaries to receive this distinction. The award rewards growth in markets outside of the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe. Over the past year, Alicat has demonstrated outstanding growth in Asia and other markets outside the United States, particularly in India.

Based in the United Kingdom, Halma’s global subsidiaries develop and manufacture products for protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. Its portfolio of market-leading companies are organized into four sectors: Process Safety, Environmental and Analysis, Infrastructure Safety and Medical.

To learn more about Alicat mass flow meters, visit www.alicat.com, or contact Gajendra Kelkar on 0 99300 47455 or email gkelkar@alicat.com

To find an archive of Alicat news, visit the Alicat News Blog


Part of the international Halma group, Alicat Scientific designs and manufactures mass flow devices used in medical and scientific instrumentation, as well as diverse industrial applications, for high-precision measurement of gas and liquid flows. Its all-digital product range includes mass and liquid flow meters and controllers; pressure gauges and controllers; portable flow meters; secondary calibration standards; software and accessories.

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