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Mini Flame Detectors Protect Singapore Mall

The small and compact 20/20MI IR3 flame detector, from Spectrex (USA), that is almost unnoticeable and able to detect a wide area is the perfect solution for commercial applications, such as shopping malls. The large field of view allows a small number of detectors to be installed for a large area. The Jem Mall in Singapore has recently employed the 20/20MI detector, benefiting from fast, long distance, accurate flame detection at distances of up to 133ft (40m). The 20/20MI has the highest...

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New Hand Arm Vibration Meter Launched

Casella’s (UK) new Hand Arm Vibration Meter has been developed to monitor those susceptible to hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). This serious condition affects one in ten people working with hand-held, vibrating power tools¹, such as hammer drills, chainsaws and concrete breakers. Encompassing a number of conditions including Raynaud’s Disease and White Finger, without proper workplace precautions and monitoring in place HAVS can cause irreversible and painful damage to the blood ve...

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E2S Warning Signals appoints Joachim Ebert as Central Europe Sales Manager

E2S Warning Signals (UK), the independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning devices for hazardous areas, fire & industrial and wide area applications, has appointed Düsseldorf-based Joachim Ebert as Central Europe Sales Manger, replacing Wolfgang Pfanner who has retired after seven years. His key tasks are to build on the strong business base developed by Wolfgang through strengthening relationships with established channel partners, spearheading penetration into new geographies an...

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New Intrinsically Safe Personal Noise Dosimeter Launched

Svantek (UK) manufacturer of occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation – has launched the new ATEX and IECEx Intrinsically Safe (IS) SV104 personal noise dosimeter for use in potentially explosive work environments. To support this high performance instrument, the company is offering free octave band and audio record until the end of the year. Svantek’s IS SV104 is a cable-free personal noise dosimeter and can be easily attached to the user’...

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12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)

It is a great pleasure and an honor to extend our warm welcome and invite you to the 12th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP) to be held in Jeju, Republic of Korea during June 14-19, 2015. The Minamata Convention on Mercury is finally adopted in October 2013 as a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Through this conference, with theme of 'Today's Action, Saving the Future' our wish is to enhance underst...

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New Compact High Output D2x Explosion Proof Horn Sounders and Horn/Beacon Units

The new D2x family from E2S Warning Signals (UK) is based on a high output 116 dB(A) SPL 64-tone 4-stage horn sounder, which can be combined with a powerful 5 or 10 Joule Xenon strobe in a compact 130 mm wide, 125 mm deep die-cast marine grade aluminium housing. Designed for use in Zone 2, 22 and Division 2 hazardous locations, the D2x is a truly global product range, with multiple approvals permitting use in regions covered by IECEx, ATEX, NEC and CEC regulations. With four remotely trig...

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Experience New Noise Solution at Health and Safety Scotland

Casella (UK) will be showcasing its next generation noise dosimeter at Health & Safety Scotland, on 22-23 April 2015 at the SECC in Glasgow where visitors to the show will get the chance to interact with the new technology. At the exhibition, Casella is also hosting a seminar offering tips and best practice guidance for conducting noise surveys. The noise dosimeter from Casella has been designed following invaluable feedback from users, and includes a number of new features that will ensur...

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New Occupational Hygiene Monitoring Solutions to be Showcased at IOHA 2015

Casella (UK) will be presenting its new, next generation noise, dust and vibration monitoring solutions at the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) Conference in London on 25-30 April 2015. Designed to simplify the measurement and monitoring of agents that cause work-related diseases, Casella’s latest hand-held and bodily worn instruments offer scalable solutions to those responsible for occupational hygiene and health. Taking into account critical feedback from users, t...

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Soap Containing Mercury Seized

Soap containing toxic mercury was seized in England by Enfield Council's (UK) Trading standards team The soaps were spotted at a shop in while officers were carrying out a London wide sampling project to assess how common the sale of skin lightening creams are. Exposure to high levels of mercury can cause damage to the gastrointestinal tract, the nervous system, and the kidneys. Symptoms of high exposures to mercury include: skin rashes and dermatitis; mood swings; memory loss; mental di...

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New Personal Electronic Dosimeters Released

Tracerco [http://www.tracerco.com/] (UK) has increased its range of award-winning radiation monitors [http://www.tracerco.com/monitors] with the release of a new collection of Personal Electronic Dosimeters (PEDs). With the launch of the new PED Blue and PED+ devices, the leading industrial technology specialist will now have a solution for whichever radiation monitoring task needs completing. Andy Hurst, the Managing Director of Tracerco, commented: "This new range of monitors will allo...

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Canadian Hospital Uses VOC Detector to Ensure Safe Working Environment for Employees

In a move designed to help ensure the on-going health & safety of its 4000-strong workforce, especially those with known chemical sensitivities, Canada’s St Boniface Hospital has ordered a handheld Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detector from Ion Science (UK). The high performance PID instrument is being used by the tertiary care facility to monitor levels of potentially harmful emissions from housekeeping products such as paints, adhesives, floor coatings, new furniture and saniti...

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Wide Range of Noise & Vibration Monitors Plus New Android App on Show at The Health & Safety Event 2015

Svantek (UK) will be showing a wide range of high performance noise and vibration monitoring instrumentation at The Health & Safety Event 2015, including the SV103 personal vibration dosimeter; SV104 personal noise dosimeter with octave band analysis; SV971 sound level meter and SV106 eight-channel human vibration meter. The company will also be highlighting its newly launched Android ‘app’, SvanMobile, specially designed for use with the SVAN 977B and 979 sound level meters.   Using...

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Next Generation Noise Monitor to be Unveiled at the Health and Safety Event 2015

Casella (UK) is to unveil the latest generation of noise monitoring equipment at the Health and Safety Event 2015, 24-26 March at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors to Casella’s stand (F36) will be among the first to see and experience a new solution which has been developed from user feedback using the latest technology. Having been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing precision instrumentation since 1799, Casella, a global specialist in occupational hygiene and environmental ri...

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Next Generation Multifunctional Gas Detectors Released

Gas instrument manufacturer Esders GmbH (Germany) announces the market launching of the second generation of SIGI EX, their multifunctional gas leak detector. A handheld unit used for leak pinpointing, hazard monitoring and/or purge analysis, SIGI EX has consistently proven its worth in everyday use by utilities companies, pipeline installers and biogas producers alike. Putting this field experience to good use, Esders has now developed a new version with improved sensor technologie...

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Sound Analysers Approved by the German PTB

Casella (UK), a global provider of occupational and environmental monitoring equipment, announced today that its two CEL-62X and CEL-63X sound level meter series have received regulatory type approval from Germany’s Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Type approval is mandatory for many official measurements undertaken by Government enforcement agencies or specialist Consultants. It protects unsuspecting customers faced with a choice of suppliers, who would otherwise not be abl...

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Inframation 2015 Thermal Imaging Conference Announced

FLIR Systems, the global leader in thermal imaging, has announced its 15th Annual InfraMation Conference to be held May 12-15 2015 in Nashville, Tenneesee (USA). The InfraMation Conference is widely acknowledged as a leading international event for attendees to learn about the latest thermal imaging techniques and applications, and network with many hundreds of industry colleagues.  This conference is for thermographers, regardless of which camera system they might use, or those just...

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How Does Contaminated Soil Effect the Environment?

Unfortunately, soil contamination is a common occurrence. As a result, the amount of knowledge regarding the leachability, relative toxicity and mobility of chemicals in contaminated soil is growing. Studies have been performed on numerous contaminated sites, such as this one study, which concentrates on Perlis, Malaysia’s smallest city: Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Malaysia’s Smallest State: Perlis. Soil contaminants effect the environment and human health in a number of dif...

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What is Soil Contamination? And Why Does It Happen?

Soil contamination occurs when human-made chemicals, such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals, find their way into the earth, altering the natural soil environment. Generally, soil contamination is cited as a consequence of non-organic farming practises, industrial activity and improper waste disposal. Common chemicals involved in soil contamination include petroleum hydrocarbons, lead, solvents, pesticides and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, such as naphthalene. Agriculture and improper w...

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New Zealand Defence Force Doubles Number of VOC Detectors Used During Field Inspection & Overseas Deployment

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), comprising just over 14,000 people, has doubled the number of ION SCIENCE (UK) handheld Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detectors it uses to monitor hazardous gas concentrations during domestic field inspections and overseas deployment. NZDF Equipment Manager, Bryan Geurts comments: “The Health & Safety of military personnel in the field is of paramount importance and last year NZDF started looking for new VOC detectors to replace its obsolete...

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Hazardous-Area Safety Competence Guide Offers Insight into Protection Methods for Overall Safety

Every year in the news there seems to be a major incident resulting from an accident in a hazardous area. Most of these unfortunate incidents could be prevented with better planning and the right equipment and maintenance. Even the most well-meaning companies can easily make mistakes, but in hazardous areas, those mistakes can come at high price. Preparation, training on regulatory standards and using the right equipment is the key for safe production in hazardous areas. A new guide from M...

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Handheld Formaldehyde Meter/Monitor

Formaldehyde (HCHO) is one of the most commonly used poisonous substances found in daily life and industry. New Star (USA) is pleased to offer the HFX205 Formaldehyde Monitor designed for use in a wide variety of applications such as furniture, floorboards, wallpapers, paint, gardening, indoor decorations, construction, dye stuffs, paper manufacture, pharmaceutical, medical, food, cleaning, synthetic resins, textile treatment, horticulture and cosmetics. The HFX205, based on reliable electroc...

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Sound Level Meters for Environmental and Occupational Noise & Vibration Monitoring Go Mobile

Svantek (UK) has announced the launch of SvanMobile. This exciting new Android ‘app’ has been designed for use with the company’s high performance SVAN 977B and SVAN 979 sound level meters. Using the built in Bluetooth functionality of the Android smartphone or tablet, Svantek’s SvanMobile allows remote operation of the company’s high performance SVAN 977B and SVAN 979 sound level meters when making general acoustic measurements or monitoring environmental and occupational noise and...

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UK Health and Safety Professionals Enhance Service with Flexible and Quick Turnaround Times

Casella (UK), a global provider of occupational and environmental monitoring equipment, has announced the appointment of two new service team members, which has significantly enhanced its service offerings, including quicker turnaround times and greater flexibility. Tim Wright has been appointed to the role of Product Support Service Supervisor, where he is responsible for service provision and overseeing product support engineers and technicians. Carl Van Niekerk has been selected for the ro...

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Danish Sewage Plant Uses Fixed VOC Detector to Track Hydrocarbons

In a bid to avoid costly and time consuming clean-up of sludge, Danish sewage treatment plant, Frederikshavn Renseanlaeg, recently installed a fixed ATEX certified Total Volatile Organic Compound (TVOC) detector from Ion Science (UK) to help detect potentially dangerous hydrocarbons in its sewage lines. Technical Manager, Rasmus Bendsen, from Duotex A/S, Ion Science distributor in Denmark comments: “Hydrocarbons in sewage lines pose a threat to maintenance personnel and could potentially co...

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A Healthy Christmas Comes Early with ‘Old for New’ Replacement Scheme

Casella (UK) is offering up to 30% off the price of new sound level meters, noise dosimeters, dust monitors and air sampling pumps. This unique offer is open to all UK customers who exchange their old instruments before 17th December 2014. The ‘Old for New’ health monitoring equipment is the ideal solution for anyone considering upgrading their personal monitoring equipment within the confines of a restricted budget. The replacement scheme is available for all personal monitoring equipme...

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First Aid Kit Launched for Early Diagnosis of Excessive Noise Levels in the Workplace

Pulsar Instruments (UK), manufacturer of noise measurement products, has launched a First Aid Noise at Work monitoring kit, comprising everything you need to monitor noise levels quickly, and to enable employers to take the first steps towards compliance with Noise at Work Regulations (2005). With the Pulsar First Aid Noise at Work monitoring kit, even a safety professional with only basic training can undertake a noise assessment at any time and interpret the data measurements to locate a...

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What are the Dangers of Fracking?

The energy debate shows no signs of slowing. Uncertainty about supply, prices and the environment are all valid reasons to be discussing the future of energy; and one of the most hotly debated subjects right now is the issue of fracking.  Fracking is used extensively in the United States to extract hard-to-reach reserves of gas and oil. After being banned and then reinstated in the UK, it’s now firmly back on the agenda - along with some fierce opposition from politicians, communities a...

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Improve Occupational Health at Health and Safety North 2014

Casella (UK), a global specialist in innovative occupational hygiene and environmental risk measurement solutions, exhibited its extensive range of noise and dust monitoring solutions at Health and Safety North on 8-9 October 2014 in Bolton. Experts were on hand at the event to discuss the individual requirements of attendees, whilst showcasing the wide range of dust and noise monitoring solutions that Casella offer, including the Microdust Pro and dBadge. Microdust Pro is an easy to use,...

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New Israeli Distributor Means Continued Growth for UK Instrument Manufacturer

As part of its strategic growth plan, Ion Science (UK), manufacturer of gas, leak and corrosion monitoring instrumentation, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new distributor in Israel. Located a few miles east of Tel Aviv, Amos Gazit was established in 1958, employs more than 80 staff and has extensive experience of the country’s health & safety market. Amos Gazit is set to help boost sales of Ion Science’s product portfolio within the Oil & Gas, Chemical, Petrochemical and...

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What is Crystalline Silica? And What Are the Associated Hazards?

In the United States, the practice of fracking has been credited with meeting an increased demand for energy, while reducing prices for consumers. But it’s certainly not all positive. In fact, fracking has come under fire for its negative impact in several areas; including the environment and human health. For workers directly involved in the fracking process, one substance - known as Crystalline Silica - is particularly hazardous. Crystalline Silica is a substance naturally found in soi...

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What are Man-Made Earthquakes?

We’re all familiar with earthquakes as a natural phenomenon. But what about those that are man-made? Over recent years, the number of earthquakes in the US has accelerated. In fact, from 2010-13, scientists observed an average of more than 100 earthquakes measuring 3.0 or higher on the richter scale, every year. That’s in comparison to just a 20 per year average from 1970-2000. So, what has changed? One of the most frequently blamed activities for man-made earthquakes is fracking. In f...

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Face Level Sampling Made Easy

Welding is a common industrial process but at the same time a hazardous one. Obvious risks include burns to the skin, flash burns to the eyes and the risk of fire. However there is an invisible risk, one that can have acute and long term effects for the welder, and that is welding fumes. These are solid particles that originate from welding consumables, the base metal and any coatings present on the base metal. The type of fumes that the welders are exposed to are determined by the type of we...

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Safety Solutions to Save Time and Money

In the year of its 125th anniversary, Dräger (UK) will be showcasing a range of safety solutions at this year’s WWEM conference on stands 2 & 3 – aiming to help the water industry stay on top of the testing and calibration of its portable gas detection instruments, whilst saving time and money. Solutions will include the Dräger X-dock, an instrument calibration and management system which allows companies to complete automatic bump testing and calibration in seconds, using just a...

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Expert Advice on Health, Safety and Environmental Monitoring

Please visit the Shawcity Limited (UK) stand, number 1. Their sales team will be on hand to give information and advice on their health, safety and environmental monitoring instruments. Shawcity Limited are specialists in providing monitoring solutions for your business’s needs.  Shawcity provide solutions for gas (ground, fixed or portable), vibration, air quality, heat stress, and sound and noise. As for WWEM, they have specific monitoring solutions, such as the Gas Clam for gro...

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Quality Safety Devices on Display

DEHN (Germany) is globally known for its high-quality protection and safety products.  The wide range of products available at DEHN now include more than 4000 components and devices, specialising in three product ranges: surge protection, lightning protection/earthing and safety equipment.  Please visit DEHN's stand 111 where the team will be on hand to help with any questions and will give support where needed.  More information on DEHN’s extensive range of products is available...

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Improve Occupational Health at Health and Safety North 2014

Casella (UK), a global specialist in innovative occupational hygiene and environmental risk measurement solutions, will be exhibiting its extensive range of noise and dust monitoring solutions at Health and Safety North on 8-9 October 2014 in Bolton. Experts will be on hand at the event to discuss your individual requirements whilst showcasing the wide range of dust and noise monitoring solutions that Casella offer, including the Microdust Pro and dBadge. Microdust Pro is an easy to use, han...

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Demistifying the Decibel - New Guide Published

E2S Warning Signals (UK), independent manufacturers of high-performance audible and visual signals for commercial, industrial, marine, onshore and offshore hazardous locations, has published an educational guide that seeks to ‘de-mystify’ the dB (decibel), one of the most common units in engineering, yet also one of the most confusing. The guide can be found at www.e2s.com/soundbasics. The main difficulty in comprehending dB measurements is that it is a log-linear scale, which, while it...

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Handheld PID Instruments are Hot Property for German Fire Investigation Consultancy

German fire investigation consultancy, Brandursachenermittlung Klingenberg, has purchased two Tiger volatile organic compound (VOC) detectors from Ion Science (UK) for use as part of the fire investigation activities it conducts on behalf of insurance companies, the legal system, vehicle manufacturers and private clients. The advanced hand held photoionisation (PID) devices replaced old competitor systems which had proved unreliable due to poor sensitivity levels. Brandursachenermittlung Klin...

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An Important Acquisition for Gas Analysis Specialists

Having distributed Dynascan instruments since 2012, Cambridge Sensotec (UK) has finalised the acquisition of the local Cambridgeshire business this month. Founded in 2001 by a team of highly skilled specialists with over 30 years of experience, Dynascan are manufacturers of innovative leak detection systems and made to measure product quality solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Cambridge Sensotec is an ISO 9001 accredited company who specialise in gas analysis and...

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Clutching at straws to come up with noise level solution

The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related challenges. Noise consultant Chris Selkirk is no stranger to those challenges having worked on a large variety of festivals over the years, in both urban and rural locations...

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Specialist in Sound and Vibration Instrumentation and Sensors Marks Milestone by Revealing Sales Increase

Aylesbury-based AcSoft, one of the UK’s leading specialists in high performance sound and vibration instrumentation and sensors for a wide range of sectors including environmental, automotive, aerospace, transport and telecommunications – is celebrating its 20 year anniversary. Part of the rapidly expanding AcSoft Group, which also comprises occupational health and environmental noise and vibration monitoring business, Svantek, and newly formed GRAS UK Ltd, AcSoft is marking this importan...

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PID Instrument Used to Monitor VOCs During Construction of Properties for People with Chemical Sensitivities

California-based design-build group, pH Living, is using an Ion Science (UK) Tiger hand held photoionisation (PID) detector to monitor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during the construction of its bespoke residential and commercial properties for people with chemical sensitivities. This is in line with the new Healthy Home Standard developed by the International Institute for the Building Biology and Ecology (IBE). pH Living is a design-build group and think tank specialising in healthy,...

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Successful Flood Alert Siren Upgrade for Chesil Beach

Chesil Beach is located in Dorset, South Coast of England. The shingle beach is approximately 14 miles long and it is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The Chiswell settlement and the southern neck of Chesil Beach have been flooded many times and this is well documented. Many sea defence systems and flood drainages have been constructed at the Portland end of the Chesil Beach to try to alleviate the overtopping and flooding problems. In addition to sea and flood defences, the En...

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High Performance Thermal Imaging Cameras at Photonex

FLIR Systems has chosen the Photonex exhibition, being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (UK) on 15th and 16th October 2014, to present its market-leading high performance thermal imaging camera range to the UK market. Visitors to Stand C17 will have the chance to discuss and see demonstrated FLIR Systems innovative X8400sc HD thermal imaging camera and the Ultra-fast X6580sc thermal imaging camera. With a highly sensitive InSb detector, mega pixel resolution, advanced functionality, and...

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A New Library of Technical Bulletins for Warning Signal Applications

E2S Warning Signals (UK) designs and manufactures high performance audible and visible signalling devices for use in industrial, marine and hazardous area applications. To assist system integrators and specifiers to choose an effective signal for their specific application E2S has launched a technical bulletins library offering product information in a concise format. The first three bulletins published cover two specialist products, Hootronic and Appello, and the dB(A) performance of their A...

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Ultrasonic Leak Detector Receives DNV Type Approval for Marine Applications

Emerson Process Management’s (USA) Rosemount Analytical GDU-Incus ultrasonic leak detector has received the highly respected Det Norske Veritas (DNV) type approval. This DNV certificate further confirms the device is suitable for use on-board marine vessels including LNG and LPG carriers, crude oil tankers, and floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units, all of which can suffer loss of production, or worse, in the event of a gas leak not being detected quickly. “Detecting g...

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Environmental Monitoring Unit Helps Contractors go Underground in Doha

Casella (UK) has provided a number of its innovative Boundary Guardian environmental monitoring units for the construction of the new Qatar underground metro system. This is a major part of Qatar’s programme of development taking place in the city of Doha on the coast of the Persian Gulf. Like many major cities, Doha has a number of local guidelines for noise and dust emissions from construction works, especially with regards to more sensitive areas around the site. Combine this with loca...

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Affordable Cooled Thermal Imaging Camera Launched

FLIR Systems announces the FLIR A6700sc – an affordably priced, compact thermal imaging camera designed for industrial R&D applications that need better image quality, more sensitivity and a higher frame rate than what can be obtained from a camera with an uncooled detector. The FLIR A6700sc incorporates a cooled Indium Antimonide (InSb) detector that operates in the 3- to 5-micron waveband. A broadband version operating on the 1- to 5 micron waveband is available. Both versionsproduce cris...

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Lone Worker Safety Company Expands Headquarters and Enters German Marketplace

Blackline GPS (Canada), a leader in Lone Worker Safety and asset tracking products, has signed a 5-year lease to expand their manufacturing headquarters by nearly 100%. Located in the Inglewood district of Calgary, Alberta the expanded facilities will accommodate Blackline’s Canadian operations including: product development, manufacturing, customer care and sales.  “Our decision to increase the Manufacturing, Customer Care and Onboarding divisions of the company has been driven by th...

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New Leadership Appointments within Safety Sensors Division

Honeywell Life Safety (USA) has made some senior appointments within its multi-million dollar Sensors Division this month. Sean Clay has been promoted to the role of General Manager, and Alexandre Naef, ex Johnson and Johnson Director, has taken on the role of Sales Leader. Sean Clay reports to David Wilson, VPGM of the wider Systems & Sensors Division within Honeywell Life Safety. The Sensors Division employs over 1000 people globally and includes gas sensor manufacturer City Technology, a...

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