Palintest Partners Up with Durham Wildlife Trust for Environmental Monitoring Project

Palintest Ltd, the leader in water analysis, is delighted to support the Durham Wildlife Trust’s Living Waterways Project with its portable water chemistry analysis equipment. The project is an Environment Agency initiative that aims to find sustainable solutions to the problems caused by urban diffuse pollution in our local rivers.


A major part of the project requires the analysis of water chemistry at a number of project sites. To facilitate this, Palintest Ltd has loaned a Macro 900 WQS to the Wildlife Trust, enabling project staff to carry out easy, accurate and reliable testing of key parameters such as Dissolved Oxygen and pH level. The company has also supplied a set of additional visual test kits for the project.

Living Waterways Project Officer, Michael Rogers, states that the data gathered in the field “is invaluable, as it provides a base from which all our work will be monitored in the future, to see and show the real difference we are making!”


The study aims to help improve the ecological status of urban water bodies across the North East. This is done through wildlife habitat creation coupled with efforts to raise community awareness and interest in local streams and waterways. Reliable, accurate and easy-to-use on-site testing is crucial to the education process and on-going environmental upkeep.

To learn more Palintest’s full range of water testing products, visit, email or phone +44 (0)191 491 0808

About Palintest
Palintest (a Halma company) is a world-leading manufacturer of water testing and environmental products for water quality, drinking water, and swimming pool testing. Palintest leads the way in technology for the domestic, industrial and commercial water and soil management markets as well. We supply a wide range of photometer and comparator instruments, test kits and reagent systems for the detection of many elements.Whatever your applications, Palintest instruments offer the most reliable methods available in portable meters using the latest technology.

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Critical pH Measurement in Primary Wastewater Treatment

Sensorex TX2000 pH/ORP transmitters pair with quality sensors to provide accurate real-time data

Sensorex’s TX2000 Intelligent pH/ORP Series Transmitters’ advanced technology delivers critical analytical information from process sensors to water treatment plant operators. Designed for use with Sensorex’s easy-to-clean flat surface technology sensors, including the modular S8000 pH sensor line, the user friendly TX2000 integrates easily with plant control systems.

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Influent process monitoring can alert water treatment plant operators to contaminated raw sewage entering the plant, allowing it to be diverted and further treated to avoid process upsets. Measuring pH in raw sewage can detect excess acid or base conditions that may be the result of a municipal spill or large industrial user discharge. The pH of discharge water must also be monitored to comply with local regulations. In plants using biological treatments, ORP(redox) measurement is frequently used for process control. Full featured with alarm/control relays and current outputs (4-20mA), the TX2000 transmitter interfaces to plant SCADA or DCS control systems, keeping operators apprised of changing process conditions.

The transmitter features easy-to-navigate text and graphic illustrations in a large display, backlit for operation in low light conditions. Supplied in a compact NEMA 4X/IP65 enclosure, units can be wall mounted, installed in a panel, or conveniently pipe/handrail mounted.

An optional TX2000RS model offers additional features including data display charts and trend graphics, a real-time clock with logbook function, and customer defined five-point calibration with displayed calibration curve. The RS model is also equipped with one analog output and serial RS-485 interface for MODBUS RTU or ASCII communications, for digital interface to existing plant SCADA or DCS control systems.

Both models are CE certified and include Multi-Cal calibration with automatic buffer recognition, an additional wash feature, and universal 100-240VAC power supply. The TX2000 has a pH measurement range of -2.00 to 16.00pH and an oxidation reduction potential (ORP) measurement range of -1999mV to 1999mV. The transmitters are compatible with a number probes and sensors to fit most process application requirements.

To learn more about the new TX2000 Intelligent pH/ORP Transmitters as well as Sensorex’s full range of sensors, electrodes and analytical products, visit, email, or phone +1 714-895-4344.

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Dairy Plus in Thailand Replaces Chlorine Disinfection with Hanovia UV

UV offers clean, environmentally-friendly alternative with no after-taste.

Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. in Thailand has replaced its chlorine-based disinfection system with medium pressure UV technology from Hanovia. The company decided to reduce high levels of chlorine dosage throughout the process because it was proving ineffective at removing all microorganisms, particularly in the rainy season. It was also producing an after-taste in the product.


Water to the plant is from two sources: city water and deep well water. The chlorine is only dosed at the raw water feed level, firstly after the clarifier for pre-chlorination and then some low concentration dosing after the softener.

“The incoming city water in particular has a high microbial contact – often as much as 20,000 cfu/ml in the rainy season,” commented Ying Xu, Hanovia’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager. “At these times, high chlorine doses of even 8ppm were still resulting in microbial concentrations over 6,000 cfu/ml. Something therefore had to be done, and that’s where UV was able to help.

“UV, which is a non-chemical disinfection process, was brought to the attention of Dairy Plus by our local distributor,” continued Miss Xu. “When Dairy Plus saw the advantages of our medium pressure UV systems, which effectively remove microorganisms without any problems of after-taste or re-infection, the company decided to switch from chlorine to UV as its main disinfection method.”

Five Hanovia UV systems are installed at the plant – four duty and one standby. Two units disinfect clean-in-place (CIP) water and two are used for treating dairy mixing water. Each UV system treats up to 130m3/hour of water. As mentioned there are two sources of raw water being used with two feeds coming out of the city water source.

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City water source: (two feeds)
Feed 1: City water > Clarifier > Sand filter >Carbon Filter>Chlorination>Storage tank
Feed 2: City water >UF Filter>Chlorination>Storage tank

Storage tank (Feed 1 combined with Feed 2) > Softener No.1> Low Dosed Chlorination>Bag Filter>Storage tank of Softener No.1> UV1 > UV2 > CIP (Clean-in-place)

Deep well water: (one feed)
Deep well water > Deion filter > Carbon filter > Chlorination>Storage Tank>Softener No.2>Low Dosed Chlorination>Bag Filter>Storage Tank>UV3 > UV4 > Mixing with final product

Bacteria targeted for reduction include E. coli and many other common water-borne coliforms; the expected level of bacterial reduction is a total plate count of <50 cfu/ml.

“One of the main reasons Dairy Plus selected Hanovia in particular was down to the efforts of our local distributor, who helped resolve a number of initial complications. Our products are also recognised as offering the most advanced technology for high purity food and beverage applications like this,” added Ms Xu.

“Since our systems were installed the customer is very satisfied with their performance, reporting that the units are running well and producing excellent disinfection results. The company is particularly impressed by the low maintenance costs, the high energy output of the systems, and the fact that the frequency of CIP procedures has been dramatically reduced, meaning less down-time of the manufacturing process,” she concluded.

For more details contact Mr.Gunvinder Bhogal; Tel: +44(0)1753 515300, E-mail:; Website:

About Dairy Plus
Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. produces and distributes UHT dairy products across Thailand. It is part of the Dutch Mill Group which accounts for 20% of Thailand’s dairy produce output.

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BEA Sensors Hires Segment Sales Manager for India

Vivek Krishnan has joined BEA Sensors as Segment Sales Manager- India. Vivek adds to BEA’s investment in the strategically important India market and will drive our Sales and Marketing efforts especially with OEM customers.

Vivek Krishnan joins BEA

Vivek Krishnan joins BEA

Mr. Vivek Krishnan comes to BEA Sensors with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. Vivek has a strong background in Key Account Management having worked in various sales and marketing roles promoting industrial technology products for companies like Sterlite and Brady for over 6 years.

While the India market offers many opportunities for BEA’s unique products and technology, Mr. Krishnan’s initial efforts will be focused on OEM business in the automatic door sensor market which is getting wider acceptance with new infrastructural projects. He will be promoting the unique and distinct microwave sensing technology that BEA Sensors (a Halma company) have mastered to Indian customers, considering the local customer needs. Vivel will be reporting to the Asia-Pacific office of BEA based out of China. For further information, please visit our web-site at

Vivek Krishnan, the new India – Segment Sales Manager, will be based out of Chennai and can be contacted on
T: +91 98843 01018 or E-mail:

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Riester launches the latest Stethoscope at Medicall 2014.

Riester introduced the Latest Stethoscope in the Indian Market at the Medicall 2014 show. The 12th Medicall Expo was held in Chennai from Aug 1-3. Medicall is India’s premier hospital needs and equipment exposition and the biggest of its kind in India.

Medicall brings the latest, appropriate and affordable technologies, for the benefit of all hospitals including smaller hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and physicians setting up group practice. The annual conference saw over 10,000 doctors, medical professionals and related people attending the conference and expo.

Riester’s New Stethoscope with constructed cardiophon 2.0 and duplex® 2.0 assign nothing less than a quantum leap in the quality of acoustics. Auscultation (listening to the internal sounds of the body) is significantly disturbed by interfering side noise. Therefore during the construction phase of the cardiophon2.0 and the duplex® 2.0 special attention has been paid to the design of the binaural and the ear-tips. The contact pressure of the binaural can be adjusted individually; the ear-tips are pivotable and made of extra-soft material. Altogether the ear canal is perfectly sealed against external side noise. In addition, disturbing noise due to the friction between the ear-tips and the ear will be avoided, even if the stethoscope is moving.

Riester Stethoscope

Riester stethoscopes are manufactured to an uncompromisingly high quality standard. The production of the binaural for example is automated. This guarantees a perfect production of the binaural at the ear. The chest-pieces are manufactured using latest CNC-technology to minimize any tolerances – a precondition, which allowed the novel sound pick-up system of cardiophon 2.0 and duplex® 2.0. The continuously high level of quality is guaranteed by multiple quality checks under our 1SO:9001 quality management along with the trademark German art of precision.

For such a regular but key diagnostic tool, the technology and clarity of Riester’s stethoscope got the attention of the key opinion leaders in the Medical industry of South India. Riester’s presence at Medicall through their channel partner ‘Naik Meditech’ saw the exhibition booth being visited by key doctors and professionals from the Apollo, SRM TVS group, Manipal GKNM, and many other prestigious groups in the four southern states of India.

Govardhan of Riester at Medicall 2014

Govardhan of Riester at Medicall 2014

Govardhan (on the left) at the Medicall 2014 booth with a salesperson from Naik Meditech

Govardhan, the Senior Sales Manager for South East Asia/ India/ Gulf had this to say, “Riester’s products are crafted with typical German precision with a lot of attention is given to every minute aspect of the product design and manufacturing. Riester’s products are the best tools that doctor can depend on for precise diagnosis. A premium product with proven reliability, it is also user friendly. No wonder many medical professionals are staunch loyalist of Riester range of products. With the launch of the stethoscope, we intend to bring a change in the very basic tool that every doctor depend on.

For more information on Riester’s range of products, contact Govardhan on: M: +91 98410 47371, or Email:

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Hanovia UV Ensures Safe Direct Drinking Water for Luxury Property in Jinan, China

A luxury private residential complex in Jinan, the capital city of China’s Shandong Province, has recently installed a Hanovia UV disinfection system to guarantee the safety of its drinking water. Since installing the system, the Jiezheng Lingyu Plaza has won plaudits from residents.

Luxury Property in China uses Hanovia's UV disinfection system

Luxury Property in China uses Hanovia’s UV disinfection system

Quancheng Square in the centre of Jinan

The prestigious, high-end luxury property aims to ‘enhance the living experience of its residents by providing innovative, smart facilities’. To this end, its developer is treating the entire complex’s drinking water system with Hanovia UV.

Hanovia’s medium pressure UV system destroys potentially pathogenic microorganisms in municipal water supplied to the complex. After UV treatment the water quality meets the strict WHO guidelines for drinking water quality, as well as the requirements of China’s National Bottled Water Standard (GB19298-2003). Hanovia’s systems are designed to remove at least 99.9% of E.coli, cryptosporidium, flagellate and other harmful microorganisms.

“Of all known disinfection technologies, only UV can effectively sterilize water rapidly and safely without any residues, and this is the main reason we chose Hanovia,” said Mr. Li, the sales manager of Qing Dao Bei Te, one of Hanovia’s Chinese business partners. “Moreover, Hanovia’s equipment is extremely compact and easy to maintain, which fits our requirements very well. In fact, offering safe drinking water for our residents has been one of the key reasons for the commercial success of this project.”

“Offering safe drinking water for our residents has been one of the key reasons for the commercial success of this project.”

Helen Zhang, Hanovia’s sales manager in China, added, “Jiezheng Lingyu is our first case study in the luxury property market in China. We are already providing safe water for many high-end hotels and office buildings across south-east Asia but, until now, in China most of our installations for building water treatment have been limited to high-end hotels and resorts. Our experience and reputation in providing high purity water for the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries in China has gained us recognition and means we are now being invited to provide water of the same high quality to private residences and public buildings.”

For more details contact Mr.Gunvinder Bhogal; Tel: +44(0)1753 515300, E-mail:; Website:

About Hanovia
Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia (a Halma company) is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for swimming pool, spa and leisure applications. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year! 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.

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Crowcon’s Modular Gasmaster Control Panel Monitors up to Four Gas Detectors

Crowcon’s new Gasmaster control panel has a modular design meaning users only need purchase the required number of input modules. It can easily be extended by adding more modules at a later date. Gasmaster monitors up to four gas detectors or four fire zones, all from a single location.

Crowcon Gas Master

Crowcon Gas Master


Simple to operate, the large multilingual LCD display shows gas levels from all detectors simultaneously and allows quick and easy system adjustment and testing from the control panel. It can operate as a stand-alone unit or interface with any alarm or visual warning devices and control systems.

In addition to standard 4-20mA-type gas detectors, Gasmaster can also be used with mV pellistor-type flammable gas detectors, which are significantly lower in cost than 4-20mA-types as they have no internal electronics. Sensor calibration is performed via the Gasmaster user interface: once commissioned, mV pellistor-type detectors do not need to be accessed until the sensor needs replacing – usually 3-5 years after installation. In addition, power to mV pellistor-type detectors is automatically cut if the gas reading exceeds 95% of the gas’ LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) to prevent sensor damage.

Gasmaster provides as standard a wide range of analogue, relay and Modbus outputs and a ‘calibration due’ warning informs the user when a service is due on a gas or fire detector. An IP65 enclosure also means the control panel can be installed in potentially wet areas without requiring the additional cost of high-IP enclosures.

Key industries include:
• Refineries
• Petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical plants
• Water and wastewater treatment
• Gas storage and distribution
• Power generation
• Manufacturing processes (e.g. car manufacturing plants)
• Universities and research facilities
• Local authorities

For more information contact Mr. Sandip Diwate of Crowcon India on Tel: +91 22 6708 0400.
M : +91 (0) 98205 76070; E-mail: /;

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Hanovia’s webinar for the global beverage industry a huge success

Hanovia’s recent webinar on UV water treatment for the beverage industry was very well attended, with a global audience from many of the world’s leading beverage companies taking part. Hanovia would like to thank all those who registered and really appreciates all the feedback given during and after the event.

The seminar is still available to view on Hanovia’s website, so why not register and hear what Dr Mark Aston, Hanovia’s Technical Director, says on these topics:

• How UV eliminates the threat of bacteria in water
• Where UV fits into the beverage production process
• What is validated UV science?
• Benefits of low pressure and medium pressure UV lamp technologies
• Emerging requirements, such as sugar syrup disinfection
• Efficiency and economic benefits of using UV

Future webinars are already being planned, with each focusing on a particular aspect of UV science. This coincides with the recent launch of Hanovia’s UV Application Centre in Shanghai, China, where the company is investigating the science behind applications such as beverage and pharmaceutical production.

With these webinars and the new UV Application Centre, Hanovia is putting customers at the forefront of its UV research and development.

For more details contact Mr.Gunvinder Bhogal; Tel: +44(0)1753 515300, E-mail:; Website:

About Hanovia
Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia (a Halma company) is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for swimming pool, spa and leisure applications. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year! 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.

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Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s Detective Net

Wireless module works with Crowcon’s Detective+ transportable gas detectors.

Crowcon’s new Detective Net wireless module allows up to 25 Detective+ gas detectors to be linked without cables. It is ideal for use in the oil, gas, petrochemical and utility industries.

Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon's DetectiveNet

Wireless Gas Detection with Crowcon’s DetectiveNet

The Detective+ is a free-standing, transportable multigas monitor that can be used individually or in groups to monitor up to four gases at once. By using the Detective Net module, up to 25 Detective+ units can be linked wirelessly and positioned as much as 100 metres apart. Should wireless connection between two of the detectors weaken, the RICOCHET® wireless network will ‘self-heal’ and automatically re-route communications via alternative devices. This creates a ‘mesh’ type network, ensuring greater reliability in safety-critical situations.

Over a dozen gas sensor options are available with the Detective+, including infrared sensors for flammable gas that are immune to the poisoning effects which plague standard flammable gas sensors. If a dangerous gas level is detected, the Detective+ unit warns with a wailing 104 dBA siren and flashing, high intensity LED beacons which are visible from all angles. A signal is also sent to all the other units, alerting workers to the danger. In addition Detective Net transmits other fault information such as loss of signal or low battery power.

If the signal is very weak, for example because of thick metal bulkheads, Detective Net can act as a repeater to boost the signal between units. A cable can even be used to extend the reach of an individual Detective+ unit and put it in a position with a stronger wireless signal – this is especially useful in cramped, confined spaces.

The Detective+ is indeed ideal for confined spaces, ensuring safe gas levels before workers enter and monitoring continuously during welding and other repair work. With 60 hours of battery operation, work can go on with a minimum of detector recharging, keeping shutdown time as short as possible. In commissioning new liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, the Detective+ can be placed along the pipelines to check for leaks, minimising explosion risks.

The rugged tripod construction and raised profile keeps the Detective+ sensors away from obstructions and surface water. An integral safety cage gives extra protection in the event of the unit being overturned in chaotic work areas. An operating temperature range of -20°C to +40°C assures reliable detection in a variety of environments. The units are Class 1 Division1 Groups A, B, C, and D approved. Optional folding legs facilitate compact storage and transportation.

For more information contact Mr. Sandip Diwate of Crowcon India on Tel: +91 22 6708 0400.
M : +91 (0) 98205 76070; E-mail: /;

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Avire hires Regional Sales Manager for IMEA region

Rajeev Joshi has joined Avire as Regional Sales Manager for the India, Middle East and Africa region. Rajeev adds to Avire’s investment in the strategically important growth markets and will drive our business and marketing efforts there.

Rajeev Joshi @ Avire

Rajeev Joshi @ Avire

Rajeev Joshi comes to Avire with a degree in Man Made Fibre Technology from Kanpur University and MBA (International Marketing) from Symbiosis, Pune. Rajeev has a strong background in Sales, business development with a lot of experience in the Polyester, Textile, Chemicals and Electronics industry. His last assignment was with Intelux Electronics Pvt. Ltd. where he was responsible for driving business for its Power Electronics product range.

The Indian market offers many opportunities for Avire’s unique product range which ensure the safety of passengers in lifts. Mr. Joshi’s initial efforts will be focused on quality conscious OEMs for whom safety is of paramount importance. The elevator industry will be in the spotlight with new infrastructural spending driving demand growth. Avire expects these to translate into demand for its light curtains, elevator displays, LED displays and emergency communication systems which are manufactured by it. The developed economies of the Middle East is now, also showing appetite for development and the African story is slowly unfolding.

Rajeev Joshi commented “I look forward to overcome the challenges that Avire faces in the market place and deliver sustainable growth over the long term. Expectations from developing and growing economies are high. I look forward to developing a strategy and a business plan to deliver on them.” For further information, please visit our web-site at or contact our office in India. Rajeev Joshi, the new Regional Sales Manager – IMEA can be contacted on T: +91 9167730003 or E-mail:

About Avire
Avire Global (a Halma company) – home to E-Motive, TL Jones and Memco – offers an extensive range of elevator safety and communication products. 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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