Sensorex Adds the UVT-LED Monitor to Water Instrumentation Offerings.

Portable, highly efficient UV-C LED monitor now available exclusively from Sensorex.

Sensorex is now the sole supplier of the UVT-LED Transmittance Monitor, formerly known as the PearlSense T254. The UVT-LED is the first instrument of its kind to use highly efficient UV-C LED technology. The compact monitor delivers fast, accurate transmittance readings in the field, water treatment facilities or industrial settings.

Transmittance measurement with the UVT-LED ensures proper UV dosing and efficient operation. The use of mercury free UV-C LED bulbs results in a compact design, easily used as either a handheld portable meter or an in-process instrument. The LED light source is ready for instant operation with zero warm up time. Capable of battery and solar-powered operation, the UVT-LED offers long lamp life with little maintenance and low operating costs.

Simple to operate, with a clear backlit LED display, the UVT-LED takes automatic measurements every 60 seconds. Integrated wiping prevents fouling and build-up in all water conditions, with a self-calibration check to ensure continual accuracy. The handheld model comes with battery power and convenient carrying case for use in the field and lab. The continuous model for in process use runs on 24 VDC power, and can be used in an open channel configuration or directly in a pressurized pipe. The ultra-small instrument is ideal for retrofit installations.

UV transmittance values are used to track changes in water quality, as well as detecting the presence of organic compounds and other issues. From municipal water treatment facilities to food and beverage applications, consistently accurate measurements can save energy and ultimately provide superior water quality.

To learn more about the Sensorex UVT-LED Transmittance Monitor, visit www.sensorex.com, email sales@sensorex.com, or phone +1 714-895-4344.

About Sensorex:
Sensorex(a Halma company) is a global leader in design and manufacture of quality sensors for water applications. The company offers more than 2000 sensor packages for pH, ORP, 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 designs and 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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Castell launches new heavy-duty access interlocks to protect workers in heavy industries

- AI-HD and AIE-HD withstand high potential loads and high frequency of use

Industrial safety specialist Castell has launched heavy-duty access interlocks for use in industries such as waste and recycling, aggregates, steel and chemical processing. The AI-HD and AIE-HD have been designed to deliver robust performance where there are high potential loads and a high frequency of use.

The risks to personnel safety in harsh environments can be increased due to the heavy wear placed on safety components. The UK’s HSE recently reported that the construction industry in particular, while accounting for only around five per cent of Britain’s employees, still accounted for 31 per cent of fatal injuries to employees and 10 per cent of reported major or specified injuries.

Recognising these issues, Castell examined how it could develop its durable AI and AIE access interlocks to deliver enhanced products that would meet the day-to-day operational cycles encountered in heavy industry.

The AI-HD and AIE-HD will deliver years of performance in the harshest environments. The products use a heavy-duty stainless steel support mechanism, designed to take up to 1.5 times the load of current access interlocks, which reinforces the locking action. The design also provides additional protection for applications with high levels of vibration, such as mixers and shredders.

Elisa Hunt, Castell’s marketing manager, commented: “Castell has always been synonymous with high-performing products in harsh environments and the new HD access range takes this to a new level. Taking feedback from our customers in the cement mixing, tanker loading and waste and recycling industries has enabled us to develop a product that offers new levels of safety performance.”

Castell Safety International protects personnel, assets and the environment worldwide across the energy, industry, manufacturing and transport sectors. Castell products are designed to work in the harshest environments, delivering safe and efficient solutions.

For more information, please contact Ms.Elisa Hunt at pr@castell.com or visit www.castell.com. Castell Safety International has a distributor presence in India.

About Castell Safety International
Established in 1922, Castell manufactures the world’s widest range of industrial safety interlocking systems. Designed to protect personnel working with dangerous machinery or in hazardous environments, the company’s products are robust, durable and suitable for the heaviest of applications. Available in a range of materials, including stainless steel, they are proven even in dusty, corrosive and aggressive operating environments. All products conform to European safety standards.

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Accutome hires Market Development and Product Support Manager for India

Mr. R. Ramamoorthy has joined Accutome, Inc. as Market Development and Product Support Manager for India. Ramamoorthy’s appointment is a significant investment by Accutome in the strategically important India market and will drive our efforts to make Accutome a respected brand of choice among ophthalmic doctors in India.

Ramamoorthy

Mr. Ramamoorthy comes to Accutome with a background of education in Computer Engineering and a strong background in promoting advanced technology diagnostic instruments to the ophthalmic industry.

While the India market offers many opportunities for Accutome’s unique products, Mr. Ramamoorthy’s initial efforts will be focused on creating awareness about Accutome as a premium manufacturer of ophthalmic diagnostic devices like A-Scan, B-Scan, UBM, Pachymeters, Accupen Tonometer, as well as Accutome’s surgical product line; diamond knives, cannulas and cystotomes, forceps, I/A systems, markers, Phaco manipulators, scissors, speculums, and other instruments for surgeries. Ophthalmic doctors around the world have come to depend on Accutome for precision diagnostics in eye care, because when it comes to eyesight, nothing can be left to chance. Accutome is especially known for unsurpassed customer service. By offering a broad product line, Accutome can help ophthalmic practices lower costs by offering a one-stop shopping experience and bundled pricing.

Ramamoorthy, the new India Market Development and Product Support Manager can be contacted on T: +91 89031 80803 or E-mail: RRamamoorthy@accutome.com

About Accutome:
Accutome, Inc. (a Halma company) is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA. Accutome designs, manufactures and sells surgical and diagnostic instruments and a variety of pharmaceuticals for the ophthalmic marketplace. It is known for its leading ultrasound diagnostic equipment, used prior to cataract surgery and to diagnose certain eye conditions, and for its surgical instrumentation featuring Accutome’s leading diamond-blade surgical knives. For more details, please visit www.Accutome.com

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Alicat Adds Color Display Option to Rechargeable Portable Mass Flow Meters and Calibrators

Backlit color TFT display for handheld flow meters ideal for fast, accurate flow verification in low light conditions

Alicat Scientific has added a backlit color display to its rechargeable portable gas mass flow meter options. The handheld meters offer laboratory-class +/-0.8% reading accuracy for field flow verification and validation. The new backlit color display provides 6 hours of continuous operation for fast and easy flow verification in applications such as ambient air monitoring inside air station enclosures, and any other low-light setting in environmental, manufacturing and metrology industries.

Alicat’s rechargeable portable flow meters provide fast flow validation with multi-parameter measurement, wide operating ranges and multiple true gas calibrations. These durable meters have no moving parts and no warm-up time requirement for reliable service with minimal downtime and process interruption.

Alicat’s mass flow meters feature fast 5-ms meter speeds and live readouts of mass and volumetric flow rates, pressure and temperature. Rapid and easy access to this information makes Alicat’s rechargeable meters ideal for validation of environmental analyzers, verification of flow rates in industrial manufacturing and field flow calibration as a secondary transfer standard.

Portable meters come loaded with Alicat’s Gas Select™ firmware. Its library includes up to 130 preloaded gases and gas mixes, referenced to NIST Prop 9. The integrated COMPOSER™ utility allows up to 20 personalized gas compositions to be quickly programmed and stored directly on the Alicat device. All Alicat instruments are backed by comprehensive technical support and a lifetime warranty.

To learn more about Alicat portable mass flow meters, visit www.alicat.com/portables, 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 at http://www.alicat.com/alicat-blog/

About Alicat Scientfic:
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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Perma Pure launches new Nafion dryer for aerosol research and measurement

Perma Pure, the global leader in sample gas conditioning, has launched a new Nafion dryer on the Indian market. The MD-700 large diameter dryer was specifically developed for humidity control in particle measurement and aerosol analysis applications, but can be used in a wide range of drying or humidifying applications.

In order to minimize particle losses, a laminar sample flow should be maintained through the flow path of the dryer. The MD-700 addresses these performance needs while providing the moisture removal necessary to make accurate measurements across a wide range of flow rates up to 17 lpm. All moisture is removed in the vapour phase with a purge gas flow. Below are links to more information:

MD-700 Web Page

MD-700 Series Dryer Datasheet

MD-700 Series Dryer Product Manual

MD-700 Particle Loss Presentation Developed with TROPOS-Leipzig

As the MD-700 has very low particle losses in practical operation, users and researchers measuring PM 2.5, PM1, or nanoparticles, or performing aerosol research and analysis, now have an effective option to control humidity while improving measurement accuracy for their analyses.

For more information on Perma Pure in India, please contact Sanjeev Rai, India Business Development Manager on M: 0 99100 98244 or E-mail: srai@permapure.com

About Perma Pure
Perma Pure LLC (www.permapure.com) manufactures a full line of gas conditioning products including dryers, humidifiers, filters, coalescers, specialty scrubbers and complete sampling systems for use in medical, scientific and industrial applications. The company is the sole manufacturer of Nafion tubing under licence from the polymer manufacturer, DuPont. Perma Pure is based in Toms River, New Jersey, with representatives and distributors around the world. The company is a 100% subsidiary of Halma plc.

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Perma Pure opens Indian industry’s mind to Nafion technology at NTPC’s GETS

Improved CEMS Accuracy and Reliability with Sample Conditioning Systems using Nafion Technology

Perma Pure, global leader in the sample gas conditioning space, presented a paper about the use of Nafion technology in continuous emission monitoring systems at the ‘Global Energy Technology Summit’ (GETS) 2014, organized by NTPC, India.

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Caption: Gene Bohensky, OEM Sales Manager at Perma Pure, delivering the presentation at NTPC GETS 2014.

With the recent notification issued by the Central Pollution Control Board for continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) in highly polluting industries, the Indian market is flooded with CEMS enquiries but the major focus is on analyser specification. Mr. Gene Bohensky, Global OEM Sales Manager, Perma Pure, USA, highlighted the importance of sample conditioning systems in CEMS. The gas analyser reads what it gets as a sample so it is very important to choose the correct sample conditioning system.

Mr. Bohensky showed lab results of the difference in SO2 readings of different flue gas compositions, with the most common ‘Sample cooler-based gas conditioning system’ and ‘Nafion-based sample conditioning system’. With the use of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to reduce SOx and NOx in stacks, pollutant gases emissions are reduced by more than 90% and the measurement required is within 100ppm . At such low levels, the Nafion-based system provides very accurate readings when compared with cooler-based systems. At higher measurement levels, Nafion systems reduce acid mist formation, which gives longer life to the gas analyser and more trouble-free operation overall.

In his paper presentation, Mr. Bohensky also showcased case studies of “Chevron – El Sugondo – Monitoring SOx” and “Toyota Motor Manufacturing – Measuring NOx”. The technology got the attention of senior technocrats and they discussed measures to adapt the technology to Indian market requirements.

Abstract of Paper Presentation
The global regulatory focus on the reduction of SO2 emissions has led to the adoption of a range of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) techniques, among others, to control them. Protecting the environment from the harmful emissions of power plants requires CEMS to be accurate and reliable in long-term operation. The most common sample conditioning systems use thermoelectric (Peltier) coolers to chill the sample and remove the moisture in the liquid phase. However, it has been shown that accuracy suffers when monitoring SO2 or NO2 as a portion of the sample is lost while the water is condensed. Secondly, such systems have reliability problems as the wet and dirty samples foul sampling lines and cooler elements, making it difficult to achieve good measurements. In this paper, real-world experience with sample conditioning systems using Nafion membrane technology is presented that demonstrates their ability to preserve the composition of the gas in hot, wet, and dirty samples and guarantee accurate results over a long service life. This experience provides power plants and refineries with the confidence to deploy an effective alternative that both improves measurement accuracy and analyser reliability.

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Caption: Sanjeev Rai attending to an enquiry at Perma Pure’s exhibition stall

Conclusion
Nafion-based sample conditioning systems installed in the field have demonstrated their theoretical advantages by providing more accurate results, being more reliable and proving less expensive to install and maintain. Such systems are well suited for FGD because of the extremely low range of SO2 measurements that can be made to maintain the accuracy as well as the efficiency of the CEMS. Today, as permitted levels of SOx and NOx are continually being reduced, it is even more important to consider specifying a Nafion-based system for your CEMS or process analyser. With decades of real world experience, Nafion dryers provide end users with a cost-effective and reliable alternative to thermoelectric cooler-based systems – one that provides more accurate measurements and helps protect the environment.

For more information on Perma Pure in India, please contact Sanjeev Rai, India Business Development Manager on M: 0 99100 98244 or E-mail: srai@permapure.com

About Perma Pure
Perma Pure LLC (www.permapure.com) manufactures a full line of gas conditioning products including dryers, humidifiers, filters, coalescers, specialty scrubbers and complete sampling systems for use in medical, scientific and industrial applications. The company is the sole manufacturer of Nafion tubing under licence from the polymer manufacturer, DuPont. Perma Pure is based in Toms River, New Jersey, with representatives and distributors around the world. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

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Fire Fighting Enterprises Hires Business Development Manager for India

Sasi Kumar has joined Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) as India Business Manager. Sasi adds to FFE’s investment in the strategically important India market and will drive our sales and marketing efforts, especially for Fireray optical beam detectors, in various industry segments.

Sasi Kumar

Sasi Kumar

Sasi joins FFE with a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru. He has a strong background in sales management, having worked in various sales, service and marketing roles over the last 10 years, promoting advanced industrial technology products for companies like Siemens and HCL Infosystems.

The India market offers many opportunities for FFE’s unique products and technology. While Sasi’s initial efforts will be focused on catering to the needs of the local fire industry, he will start developing a wider acceptance for the Fireray range across a host of application areas, including hotels, cinemas, shopping malls, hospitals and warehouses.

Sasi Kumar is based out of Bengaluru and can be contacted on
T: +91 98869 41982 or E-mail: skumar@ffeuk.com.

About Fire Fighting Enterprises
Fire Fighting Enterprises (a Halma company) is a leading supplier of fire safety products. The company is at the forefront of beam-type optical smoke detection technology, leading the market in providing fire extinguishers for aviation use, and also producing a range of vibration switches for industrial applications.

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Hanovia – 90 Years and Counting

Age is no barrier to innovation at Hanovia!

For 90 years Hanovia, tucked away in the Berkshire town of Slough in the UK, has been quietly innovating. From its early days making UV lamps for treating skin conditions to today’s high-tech UV water treatment systems, the company has always been at the forefront of UV science and, at 90, age is no barrier to innovation!

Hanovia is now a world leader in UV disinfection for applications as diverse as food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, brewing, electronics, swimming pools, buildings, ballast water and fish farms.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary the company hosted a celebration at its HQ on November 3 which was attended the Mayor of Slough, Shafiq Chaudhry, Rob Anderson, the Leader of Slough Borough Council, representatives from SEGRO (which runs Slough Trading Estate), journalists and ex-Hanovia employees.

After a brief talk by John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, about Hanovia’s long history – and looking ahead to the next 10 years – visitors had a short factor tour which was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony and lunch.

It was fantastic to see so many ex-employees on the day – and we were honoured that the Mayor was able to attend. Everyone found John’s talk interesting and the factory tour was the first time some of the visitors had even see a UV system, so there were plenty of interesting questions!

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Left-Right: John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council and Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, at the cake-cutting ceremony)

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Left-Right : John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia’s Marketing Manager and Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council, during the factory tour)

Before Hanovia – the Slough Connection
Sir William Herschel first discovered ‘invisible radiation’ (infrared rays) in Slough in 1880. His discovery led to Johann Wilhelm Ritter’s discovery of ultraviolet radiation in Germany a year later.

Hanovia and UV
Hanovia’s history goes back to the early 1920’s, when the company started manufacturing UV lamps in Slough for medical treatment. ‘Actinotherapy’ or ‘artificial sunlight’ gained popularity after it was found that it cured rickets and helped in the healing of wounds. From then on, no hospital could afford to be without UV equipment. Hanovia was also one of the innovators of air disinfection using UV.

From those early days, Hanovia has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries.

Hanovia’s timeline
1924 – The British Hanovia Quartz Lamp Co Ltd is founded in Slough, holding various patents and manufacturing rights across the British Empire
1925 – The company starts manufacturing UV lamps for medical and other applications
1927 – Hanovia extends its operations overseas, appointing distributors in Australia, India and New Zealand
1928 – UV ‘artificial sunlight’ receives significant press coverage and front page news due to the work Hanovia was doing for medical applications
1931 – Hanovia starts publishing ‘The Quartz Lamp’, a quarterly journal reproducing the best articles in the field of actinotherapy
1934 – The company acquires land in Slough and begins building its own office and factory premises, which are opened in 1935
1935 – The company is renamed Hanovia Limited
1936-1939 – These years see the development of an entire new range of therapeutic lamps and a series of laboratory models based on a new UV ‘arc tube’
1939 – The company introduces ‘low pressure’ mercury discharge tubes for bactericidal irradiation
1939 – 1945 – Hanovia manages to retain its unique team of specialists and continues operation as an ‘Essential Establishment’
1942 – The company designs ‘high pressure’ UV arc tubes for use in high speed photo printing
1949 – By now, food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers across Europe are using Hanovia’s UV technology for bacterial disinfection
1950 – The ‘Biscayne’ domestic sunlamp is launched
1955 – The company introduces a portable fluorescent UV lamp for actinotherapy
1960 – A domestic room heater is launched
1981 – Hanovia is acquired by Halma plc, a FTSE 250 company with subsidiaries around the world, focusing on hazard detection, life protection, personal and public health improvement and environmental protection
1983 – Aquionics begins operation as Hanovia’s North American sales, marketing and service arm
1986 – Hanovia collaborates with the ‘North Sea Sun Oil’ rig to eliminate bacteria in seawater used for downhole injection
1987 – Aquionics installs the first UV system for drinking water treatment in North America at the Fort Benton, Montana Drinking Water System facility
1988 – Berson UV-techniek (founded in 1972) is acquired by Halma plc
1992 – The new low pressure WS 200 Series is introduced
1993 – Hanovia is the first company to gain approval for its technology with dose control from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
1994 – Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter is the first in the UK to install UV for swimming pool water treatment (supplied by Hanovia)
1997 – Hanovia launches the ‘Photon’ medium pressure UV system with dose monitoring
2001 – The company’s technical expertise is recognised by a Queen’s Award for Innovation for the ‘SuperTOC’, a UV system for removing contaminants from ultrapure water used in electronics manufacturing
2004 – Hanovia launches the ‘CrossFlow’ UV system for municipal applications, which also receives USEPA validation
2006 – The ‘AF3’ low pressure, amalgam UV system is launched for industrial applications such as pharmaceutical and beverage production. The AF3 has a unique ‘L’ shaped UV chamber to optimise water treatment
2007 – Hanovia focuses on industrial applications while Berson UV-techniek focuses on municipal applications
2007 – The company opens a sales and service office in Shanghai, China
2008 – Hanovia relocates to new, larger premises in Slough, giving the company scope to significantly increase production
2009 – Hanovia wins the Ringier ‘Technology Innovation Award’ for the beverage market in China. The company subsequently won the award in 2012 and 2014
2010 – The company partners with Wartsila to produce a ship ballast water UV treatment system to prevent invasive species being transported in ballast water
2011 – PureLine, PharmaLine and SwimLine are launched to support specific market requirements in the beverage, pharmaceutical and leisure industries
2012 – The award-winning, 3rd party accredited PQ (Performance Qualified) range for the beverage and pharmaceutical markets are launched
2014 – Hanovia’s UV Application Centre is opened in Shanghai, China, enhancing the research and development of UV science.
Today – 80% of Hanovia’s business is export, with 20% of turnover coming from China

The future – As it turns 90, Hanovia is now widely recognised as a world leader in UV technology for industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping applications. The future is looking very exciting for a company that, while staying true to its roots in a small Berkshire town, is a global player.

About Hanovia
Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications, with branch offices in the USA and China and a global distributor network. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

For more details contact Mr.Gunvinder Bhogal; Tel: +44(0)1753 515300, E-mail: gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com; Website: http://www.hanovia.com

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Halma India announces opening of new branch office in Vadodara

Halma India’s Managing Director, Mr. Prasenjit Datta inaugurated the Vadodara branch office on November 6, 2014. The office locate on the 4th floor of Atlantis Heights in the busy commercial area of Vikram Sarabhai Marg in the city of Vadodara, marks the first expansion of Halma India outside Mumbai where the main office of Halma in India is located. Prasenjit announced, “Halma is looking at India to fuel the growth of Halma companies as well as tap into its vast and experienced pool of skilled engineers in setting up knowledge and development centres. The Vadodara office will help Halma companies be closer to its customers who are located in Gujarat.”

Prasenjit Datta cutting the ribbon to open the Vadodara office of Halma India

Prasenjit Datta cutting the ribbon to open the Vadodara office of Halma India

The Vadodara office spread over more than 1100 sq.ft. will currently serve as base for Nitul Sanghvi, the Area Sales Manager for South East Asia and his team for Netherlocks range of products. Netherlocks is a leading supplier of safety and valve control systems for major industrial operations as well as smaller firms. Netherlocks main customers are oil & petrochem firms and consultants.

Vadodara Office Interior

For more information about Halma and its companies, please contact Mr. Sunil Balan, Marketing Manager of Halma India on Mobile: 077381 61211 or Tel.: 022 6708 0400 or Email: halmaindia@halma.com. You could also visit our global website www.halma.com. The Baroda office can be reached on Tel.: 0265 234 1134

About Halma:
Halma, the leading safety, health and environmental technology group is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has around 5000 employees in nearly 50 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare, water and waste treatment, construction and transport. Halma has an office in Mumbai and now in Vadodara.

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Ocean Optics introduces surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates

Gold nanoparticle SERS substrates amplify Raman effects

Ocean Optics has introduced a new substrate for Raman spectroscopy applications. Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates are highly sensitive, stable and reliable, delivering precise trace-level Raman spectroscopy measurement in applications ranging from chemical and explosive agent detection, to authentication, contaminant screening and quality control in production environments and the laboratory.

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Using precisely controlled gold nanoparticles, Ocean Optics SERS substrates amplify very weak Raman signals by many orders of magnitude. The result is fast, repeatable SERS measurements for the identification and quantification of SERS-active analytes. Detection at the parts per billion and even parts per trillion, level are possible.

Ocean Optics’ unique SERS substrate manufacturing method results in affordable mass production with high repeatability and customization options. Standard substrates are microscope slide format with a 5 mm diameter active area. Ocean Optics uses optical-grade borosilicate glass and high-performance silicone-based adhesive for compatibility with a wide range of solvents. Customized designs are available on demand with a choice of form factor such as swabs and coatings, as well as the ability to impart specificity to particular analytes.

SERS substrates work reliably with the complete range of Ocean Optics Raman instruments, including the IDRaman mini handheld Raman spectrometer.

For more information on Ocean Optics SERS substrates visit http://oceanoptics.com/product/sers/

To learn more about SERS substrates, please contact an Ocean Optics Applications Scientist at info@oceanoptics.com. For enquiries contact Daniëlle Ravenshorst at Tel: +31 (0)26 319 05 00 or visit http://www.oceanoptics.com

About Ocean Optics:
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics (a Halma company) is a leading supplier of 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 200,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, metrology products and optics. Ocean Optics is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology.

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