Volk and Keeler appoints new regional sales manager for North India

Team Development will lead to better sales and service support for Volk & Keeler customers.

Amit Saxena has been appointed as the new Regional Sales Manager for North India by the Volk-Keeler team in India. Volk Optical, US is an innovator in the design and manufacture of diagnostic and surgical ophthalmic lenses and equipment. Keeler, UK specializes in diagnostic and magnification products for professionals in the Ophthalmic and healthcare industry. Amit will be responsible for both Volk & Keeler products all across the northern states of India i.e. Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. He joins the Volk-Keeler national team which is headed by Mahadev Dhuri and growing aggressively year-on-year.

Amit brings a wealth of experience in ophthalmic products to the role. After completing his BSc from Bareilly College and Post Graduate Diploma in Office Management and Secretarial Practice he has worked for various reputed firms for over 16 years in the medical field with a special focus on ophthalmology. In his previous stint at Abbot Medical Optics he was working as a key accounts manager. He has previously worked with companies like Alcon, FDC and Alkem Labs. His experience in selling ophthalmic products will be of great help as he looks forward to provide full attention to the North India market combined with his love to travel places and meet people.

At Volk-Keeler, Amit will be focusing sharply on the ophthalmology markets, promoting KEELER’s range of ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, indirect ophthalmoscopes, non-contact tonometer, cryo-surgery unit, slit lamps, applanation tonometer, and loupes as well as VOLK’s product range comprising of non-contact surgical systems and portable imaging camera.

Mahadev Dhuri who leads the India team says: “Volk & Keeler have a tremendous reputation in ophthalmology & optometry gained over long period of history, and Amit is joining at an exciting time, with several major new products being introduced. We place a great emphasis on building long lasting relationships with our distributors and customers, and I am looking forward to working with Amit. North Indian market has a lot of unfulfilled potential in a competitive environment for Volk & Keeler which Amit will help us focus on with his systematic, dedicated and aggressive efforts”.

For more details contact Mahadev Dhuri, General Manager – India (Volk-Keeler) on T: 91-22-67080400, M: +91 99303 11090, E-mail: mahadev.dhuri@halma.com. Amit Saxena can be contacted on M: +91 78300 07832, E-mail: amit.saxena@halma.com

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Downhole Corrosion Monitoring System from Cosasco® at DUG Eagle Ford

Only tool capable of providing corrosion rates from inside downhole tubing

Corrosion monitoring expert Cosasco will display its Downhole Corrosion Monitoring System (DCMS™) at the DUG Eagle Ford exhibition, booth 2030. The show takes place October 25-27 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (San Antonio, Texas).

Production wells typically contain water, carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, which combine with varying temperatures in downhole tubing to create an extremely corrosive environment. The DCMS is a tubular electronic instrument that uses a Cosasco electrical resistance probe to determine the rate of metal loss within the downhole tubing. It is the only tool on the market that provides corrosion rate data from within hostile downhole environments to test the efficacy of corrosion inhibitor treatments and ensure safe, environmentally friendly, economical operation.

The DCMS is constructed from highly corrosion resistant 17-4 PH stainless steel, and designed to withstand temperatures up to 302°F (150°C) and pressures up to 10,000 psi. It has a battery life of 90 days with measurement settings at two hour intervals, allowing for enough time to accurately evaluate corrosion inhibitor effectiveness.

More information and specifications can be found at www.cosasco.com.

This Press Release and an archive of all company news can also be found on the Rohrback Cosasco News Blog at; http://halmapr.com/news/rcs/

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Malaysian Soft Drink Manufacturer uses Hanovia UV to Remove Bacteria from Process Water

UV disinfection system installed after dechlorination unit

F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in Malaysia has installed a Hanovia UV disinfection system at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu. The Hanovia UV system is installed after an activated carbon dechlorination unit and is used to eliminate bacteria from water used in the soft drinks manufacturing process.

F&N is Malaysia’s largest soft drinks manufacturer, producing many of the country’s most well-known brands, including 100PLUS, F&N Fruit Tea and F&N SEASONS. The company’s brand promise is ‘Pure Enjoyment, Pure Goodness’, so quality is uppermost in all its manufacturing processes.

UV technology is required for this application to fulfil local QA/QC (quality assurance/quality control) requirements. Hanovia was selected as the UV system supplier due to the company’s reputation in the beverage industry and the fact that its UV systems are optimised for process water applications such as those found in beverage manufacturing. Added benefits for the customer included low operating and maintenance costs.

The benefits of UV

Meeting the increasingly rigorous hygiene standards required in the beverage industries is a real challenge. If improvements need to be made to plant and equipment, they need to bring quick returns on the investment and measurable improvements in product quality.

For manufacturers seeking to improve the quality of the end product, UV is an economic, realistic option. It is an established method of disinfecting drinking water throughout the world, and is also widely used for high purity applications such as pharmaceutical processing and microchip manufacturing, where water of the highest quality is essential.

There are no microorganisms known to be resistant to UV – this includes pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Legionella and Cryptosporidium (and its spores, which are resistant to chlorination).

UV disinfection systems are also easy to install, with minimum disruption to the plant. They need very little maintenance, the only requirement being replacement of the UV lamps every 9 – 12 months, depending on use. This is a simple operation that takes only a few minutes and can be carried out by general maintenance staff.

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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Science and Creativity Come Together with Spectroscopy and Pyrotechnics

Ocean Optics’ spectrometer assures special effects colour purity and safety for Le Maitre

Spectrometers from Ocean Optics are being used by Le Maitre Ltd in Surrey to ensure the quality and safety of its close proximity pyrotechnics. Ocean Optics spectrometers measure plasma emission and emissive colour of effects used in theatre productions, concerts, and sporting events. The measurements help Le Maitre ensure these explosive displays are consistently amazing and, most important, safe.

Le Maitre Pyrotechnics Developer Hamish Cavaye, Ph.D., runs live product tests in a silo in rural England. His challenge is to objectively verify that effects are producing the desired colours. As was recently proven with the pop culture “What colour is the dress?” phenomenon, the human eye is easily fooled. Using a spectrometer to verify colour purity, Cavaye looks for particular emission bands indicative of a specific chemical composition.

Measuring the emissive colour of pyrotechnics with a spectrometer also has the ability to signal safety issues. If the spectra identify elements that are not expected, it may indicate contamination. Verifying consistency not only ensures a pleasing colour for the audience but helps assure the safety of patrons and performers.

Measurement speed is also important in testing pyrotechnics, as some effects can last less than a second. With integration times on some Ocean Optics spectrometers as low as 1 ms, Cavaye can easily capture multiple spectra for each effect. Along with needing the precision and accuracy typically required of spectrometer measurements, Le Maitre had the additional challenge of requiring an instrument that was portable and durable. Compact miniature spectrometers can easily be brought to the testing silo and are rugged enough to withstand close proximity to live effects as they are firing.

Ocean Optics recently visited Le Maitre to see its spectrometers and Le Maitre’s effects in action. Watch the explosive video here: http://youtu.be/Nw0bNfNUYuQ?a.

This isn’t the first time Ocean Optics’ spectrometers have felt the heat. They’ve also been used for studying muzzle flashes from rifles, rocket plume emissions, and applications involving flame analysis of metals and other materials.

To learn more about Ocean Optics range of spectroscopy solutions, please contact an Ocean Optics Applications Scientist at info@oceanoptics.com, visit the website at www.OceanOptics.com.

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