Sensorex General Purpose pH Sensors for In-Line and Submersion Mounting

Economical S270 Series offers customized options for use in water and industrial applications

Sensorex S270 Series pH sensors provide accurate pH measurement in plant water/wastewater treatment, chemical, food production, and other process environments. Economical and easy-to-clean, the pH sensors are compatible with virtually all commercially available transmitters and controllers, including the Sensorex TX100, 2000 or 3000 pH/ORP Transmitter family. The durable S270 Series sensors are available in a range of configurations to meet the needs of both industrial and municipal end users.

S270 sensors are a cost-effective choice for wastewater discharge monitoring in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment settings, as well as other online water quality and process applications. Either spherical (S271CD) or flat (S272CD) pH measurement surfaces are available, providing accurate measurement over a range of 0-14 pH. For long service life with low maintenance, S270 sensors are constructed with highly chemical- resistant Ryton sensor bodies and use Sensorex’s proprietary polymer sensor reference gel.

With integral ¾” NPT threads, the sensors can be installed in-line in any standard 3/4” flow through pipe tee, or submerged directly in a process tank. Sensors have a temperature range up to 100°C and pressure rating of 0-100 psig. Custom options include specialized cable lengths, connectors and Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC). Sensorex’s technical team also develops special configurations such as low ionic models, fluoride resistant pH glass and other specialty sensors to meet customer application needs.

To learn more about the in-line ph sensors and the company’s full range of analytical sensing products, visit Sensorex at: www.Sensorex.com, or contact India Sales Manager, Mr. T.A. Kumar on +91 93870 64044 or e-mail ta.kumar@sensorex.com

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HWM develops data logger range for gas industry

New Intelligens suitable for network monitoring and AMR

HWM has launched an intrinsically-safe range of data loggers suitable for the gas industry, after 30 years developing monitoring, telemetry and data logging solutions for the water market. The new Intelligens range will offer a number of variants suitable for gas network monitoring and automatic meter reading.

The new data logger is certified to ATEX Zone 0 and suitable for applications including gas network pressure surveys, governor / regulator station monitoring and extremity point monitoring. Thanks to multi-input functionality, the Intelligens unit can be supplied with multiple digital pressure inputs, in addition to temperature, flow and state recording. Data is transmitted via GPRS with an option for SMS backup. A 3G modem variant is also available.

The unit’s telemetry options, robust construction and five-year battery life make it particularly suited to applications requiring an accurate and reliable monitoring system on sites which are remote, hard to access or visited irregularly. Advanced features such as digital pressure transducers ensure long-term stability with negligible drift.

The logger’s two-way connectivity allows for remote programming and advanced interrogation, avoiding the need for unscheduled and expensive site visits. An advanced alarm template can be uploaded to enable an alert to be sent to multiple recipients. When an alarm event occurs the unit’s accelerated sampling frequency and data transmission options allow the user to monitor and respond to changing conditions with much greater confidence.
The low-power electronics ensure a five-year battery life, even after increased data transmission rates during alarm conditions are factored in. The internal battery can be supplemented with solar power or external battery packs.

For more details about HWM range of products, please contact the Regional Export Manager, Paul Harrison at PHarrison@hwm-water.com

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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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FFE Seeks Indian Partners for its Talentum Flame Detectors

Ambitious new global partner programme launched

Flame detector manufacturer FFE has unveiled an ambitious new partner programme for its Talentum range of optical flame detectors. The Talentum Partner Programme offers unrivalled support by helping partners expand their customer base, become more competitive, reduce costs, increase profits and increase their industry profile.

FFE is now seeking suitable partners from India to join the programme.

“The Programme is a vehicle for us to engage with our distribution channel and build a relationship with key partners which will bring the unique Talentum flame detection technology to our chosen markets,” comments FFE’s Managing Director Mark Osborne.

“We carefully select our partners to make sure they are right for us. They need to demonstrate that they are close to their local markets and that they have a track record of offering outstanding service to their customers. In return, we offer dedicated account management and up-to-the-minute training and certification, ensuring partners’ sales and technical teams are up to date with the latest Talentum technology,” he adds.

Benefits of the Talentum Partner Programme include:
• Online partner portal
• Lead generation and referrals
• Training and education
• Technical support
• Marketing and sales material
• Certifications
• Regular newsletter updates

Mr Osborne continued: “We’ve always been completely focused on our customers – they are the life-blood of our organisation – so it’s crucial for us to continue making significant investments in our channels. We’re very excited about this new programme which we know will generate tremendous success for our growing list of partners.”

FFE acquired Talentum in 2013, adding its highly respected range of optical flame detectors to FFE’s established product offering of Fireray infrared beam smoke detectors, so providing a unique value proposition to the fire protection industry.

By utilising infrared (IR) sensing technology, Talentum products detect flames within seconds, irrespective of any dust, steam or smoke present. With the addition of an ultraviolet (UV) sensor the detector also becomes immune to false signals such as sunlight. They are often used in sensitive or dangerous environments to detect fires even before there is any smoke produced, or where smokeless fires may occur. Applications are wide-ranging and include warehouses, petrochemical plants, waste handling facilities and aircraft hangers.

For more details, please contact India Business Manager, Mr. Sasi Kumar on T: +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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Advanced Protection for Magna Carta

One of the most famous historical documents in Britain, if not the western world, is being protected by extinguishing and fire alarm panels from Advanced with installation by Reflex Systems.

Sealed by King John at Runnymede in 1215, Magna Carta is celebrating its 800th anniversary (the actual anniversary is 15 June). It is the first example of an absolute monarch surrendering some of his powers, the beginning of a process that led eventually to our current system of government and the prototype for democratic government all over the world.

The version protected by Advanced is particularly precious being one of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta sealed by King John and is kept in a special vault at Lincoln Castle, itself a Scheduled Monument, alongside Magna Carta’s sister document The Charter of the Forest (1217).

Lincoln Castle, one of the best preserved in England was constructed in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror, and is one of only two to have two mottes. The fire and suppression systems installed by long-time Advanced partner Reflex Systems incorporate two MxPro 5 panels in the main heritage centre and the former Victorian prison building, which closed in 1878. Advanced’s ultra-dependable ExGo extinguishant release system has been installed in the Magna Carta vault.

ExGo has been developed specifically for sensitive and strategic assets such as server rooms, historic and cultural attractions and control rooms. It has been installed in high-profile buildings across the globe, including the Romanian National Library and along oil pipelines in Sudan.

MxPro is the industry-leading multiprotocol fire system. Offering real choice and flexibility, it includes two panels ranges, the EN54-2&4 approved MxPro 4 and EN54-2,4&13 approved MxPro 5. It offers four protocols, Apollo, Argus, Hochiki and Nittan and a completely open installer network that benefits from free training and technical support.

John Pye, Managing Director of Reflex Systems said: “Lincoln Castle required an open protocol fire system and we knew that Advanced panels could deliver maximum reassurance and long term reliability. Having worked with Advanced in the past, we knew that the equipment would be of the highest quality for such a historic building plus the system offers the flexibility to meet future requirements.”

MxPro 5 panels can be used in single loop, single panel format or easily configured into high speed, 200 panel networks covering huge areas and tens of thousands of field devices. In total, one MxPro 5 four-loop panel was installed in the main prison building and one MxPro 5 two-loop panel was installed in the heritage centre.

ExGo is suitable for almost all single-flooding area applications and includes a range of control options and devices. It is approved to EN54 parts 2, 4 and 13 and EN12094-1 and is among the first systems to combine these with EN12094 Part 3 in a single solution. EN12094-3 relates to the integrated manual release on the front of the panel. ExGo can be integrated into Advanced’s Axis and MxPro fire panels, or any third party fire system.

A spokesperson for Lincoln Castle commented: “We’re very pleased with the Advanced systems installed by Reflex. As the Castle is a listed building, it was essential that the panels and detectors be as discrete as possible, particularly in the prison and the Magna Carta Vault. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta and we are happy that our visitors will be able see one of the four original copies under the protection of Advanced panels.”

Neil Parkin, Sales Manager for Advanced added: “Advanced fire systems are famous for their quality and ease-of-use and being specified to protect life and cultural assets of this importance is testament to our work to stay at the forefront of the market. As a company we are proud of all of our jobs but this one is very special. They don’t come up very often and it says a lot about Advanced products that we are the first choice.”

Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees them used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems.

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com and also visit .

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Advanced Consolidates Transportation Credentials by Joining Rail Industry Fire Association

Global fire systems business Advanced has recently become a member of the Rail Industry Fire Association (RIFA), reinforcing the company’s credentials in the transport industry.

Kings Cross Station in London, where Advanced fire systems are installed

“We have a long track record in the railway and urban transport industry,” comments Advanced’s Marketing and Communications Manager Aston Bowles. “Our EN54 and UL864 fire alarm panels and systems are installed in some of the UK’s and the world’s leading facilities, including Waterloo and Kings Cross stations in London, the Crossrail development, many stations across the London Underground, the Istanbul Metro, the Tyne & Wear Metro and many more.

“Joining RIFA is a natural step for Advanced and helps us consolidate our position in an industry with extremely rigorous fire safety standards. It will also allow us to learn more about a fast-growing and rapidly evolving sector,” added Aston.

Advanced is constantly developing new products to meet the needs of the transport and wider fire protection industry. The company’s recently-launched TouchControl touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal is a 10” HD touchscreen with dynamic graphics and zone plans called Active Maps. Active Maps allow any image from a technical drawing, zone plan, photograph or even a Google map image to be used to display fire info. Multiple views allow users to interrogate the status of zones in a site from different angles or scales, while Map App software makes it simple and easy to add map images and associate them with a zone.

For more details please contact Reji Mathew, India Business Manager, M: +91 98802 80326, E-mail: rmathew@advancedco.com and also visit www.advancedco.com.

About RIFA
RIFA is a global association established to share information, experience and best practice in the management of fire safety throughout the railway industry. Fire prevention within railways involves special consideration that requires understanding of the operational railway and its users. Whether it’s a heavy haul goods operation, high speed rail, metro or light rail, there are impacts from fire that have to be considered. RIFA is an independent and authoritative source of fire safety information for rail industry best practice.

About Advanced
Advanced is a world leader in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. The legendary performance, quality and ease-of-use of its products sees them used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks. Advanced products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems. Advanced is a Halma company.

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New PixelSensor with Electronics Board for OEM clients from PIXELTEQ Unveiled at SPIE Optics and Photonics

PIXELTEQ displayed its PixelSensor spectral sensor with new OEM electronics board at SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition, booth 641. The show took place from August 11-13 at the San Diego Convention Center (California, USA).

PixelSensor, now partnered with a new OEM electronics board, is designed for easy integration into customers’ analytical equipment and provides a smaller footprint (45.72mm x 21.34mm) and faster time-to-market. This offers a cost-effective alternative to traditional sensor technology. The parallel channel design results in no moving parts and faster measurements than discrete optic designs and spectrometers.
PixelSensor provides spectral sensing in an integrated package design that includes up to eight photodiodes with optical filters. The number of channels, package type and filter characteristics may all be customized to fit customers’ specific application needs. PixelSensor with new OEM electronics board is ideally suited for in vitro diagnostic instruments, biochemical assays, imaging and colorimetry applications.
To learn more about the solutions offered by Pixelteq, please contact Marco Snikkers on marco.snikkers@pixelteq.com or visit www.pixelteq.com

About Pixelteq:
PIXELTEQ provides micro-patterned spectral filters, sensors, and cameras – helping users shrink multi-wavelength devices into a single package, enable new optical features, and deliver application-specific sensors and cameras. Leveraging comprehensive know-how in thin film coating, micro-patterning and electro-optical integration, PIXELTEQ’s specialists collaborate with client teams to provide expert design assistance and custom-engineered solutions from rapid prototyping through high-volume OEM production.

PIXELTEQ is a subsidiary of Halma plc., an international market leader in safety, health and environmental technology.

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