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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 fraction of...

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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 ground monitori...

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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 at their web...

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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, hand...

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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 is ve...

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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 m...

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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 important mi...

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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, s...

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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 cutt...

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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 gas le...

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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 local ch...

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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 crisp...

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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 the expand...

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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, and...

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The Lightest Touch

The high-performing uvex phynomic XS safety glove protects against a multitude of workplace hazards, yet is the purest glove on the market. The impregnated coating of the uvex phynomic XS is so sensitive that it can even be used on industrial touch screen monitors, saving the worker from having to remove their gloves every time they touch a screen and potentially putting themselves at risk. Developed after extensive research by uvex, now the largest glove manufacturer in Europe, the uvex phyn...

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Safety Glasses Get a Makeover

Widely regarded as the most successful industrial safety spectacle ever produced, and certainly one of the most copied by manufacturers around the world, the classic uvex (UK) astrospec has been born again, taking style, technology, comfort, functionality and versatility to another level. uvex’s makeover of the astrospec includes: A complete redesign, new soft-grip technology for ear-pieces, a secure and pressure-free fit, innovative brow grip capability, the latest hinge technology, increase...

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Environment Agency Revokes Permit

An appeal by Think Environmental Ltd against its permit being revoked by the Environment Agency (UK) for a site in Northamptonshire has been dismissed. The company ran a bio-drying and waste management centre at Blackbridge Farm, Cranford Road, Burton Latimer which had two fires. In October 2012 Think Environmental was fined a total of £33,000 and full costs of £15,000 for failing to stop smells from the site and failing to remove illegally buried waste on paddock land next to its permitted s...

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Protect Hearing and Business with Latest Noise Measurement Technology

Avoid putting your employees’ hearing at risk and costly compensation claims by investing in the latest noise measurement technology from UK ‘s leading manufacturer while complying with the latest Noise at Work Regulations. Loss of hearing can happen in a wide range of industries such as manufacturing but also in the entertainment, transport and construction industries. Recent court cases include an employee being exposed to excessive noise from machinery without hearing protection over a lon...

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AcSoft Appoints Sales and Application Engineer

In a key strategic move to support further growth, Aylesbury-based AcSoft (UK) is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Smith as Sales & Application Engineer. In this newly created role, Peter will drive pre sales support and play a pivotal role in the sales process to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction through the installation of AcSoft’s noise and vibration products across a wide range of markets, including environmental, aerospace, engineering, automotive and telecommuni...

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New, User Friendly Website Launched

Casella (UK) has launched a new website. The new, user friendly website is designed to unite the global solutions that Casella offer and better serve customers in specific sectors by making it easier and quicker to find company, product, service and distributor contact information. With improved functionality, design and navigation, the new multilingual website features an enhanced homepage design, cleaner layout of page content, and a user-friendly navigation system. It also provides new pro...

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World’s First Personal Hand-Arm Vibration Exposure Meter

Svantek (UK) has launched the world’s first personal hand-arm vibration exposure meter. The compact and rugged SV103 easily attaches to the operator’s arm whilst the lightweight MEMS accelerometer straps to the hand making it the only device to accurately measure the vibration dose being received. In addition, Svantek’s new SV103 incorporates an additional contact force transducer that measures whether the tool is being gripped correctly. The lightweight, easy to use instrument meets ISO8041:...

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Protect Personnel from Hazardous Voc Gases and Sick Building Syndrome

Ion Science (UK) has launched Corvus, a continuous wireless VOC (volatile organic compounds) monitor specially designed for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring, ensuring a safe working environment for personnel and reducing the risk of sick building syndrome. It is also suitable for use in process control and building emissions level monitoring. The Corvus IAQ monitor utilises unrivalled, highly sensitive technology detecting VOCs down to low part-per-billion (ppb) levels measuring compounds...

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Barking up the Right Tree with Noise Monitoring Solutions at the Health and Safety Expo 2014

Cirrus Research (UK) is taking its Noise Doctor advisory clinic and a brand new delegates' competition to the Safety & Health Expo this June. Enjoying a highly visible position on Stand Q2380, the team of experts will be offering advice, information and product demonstrations on a range of sound level meters, noise dosimeters, training courses and noise warning signs. But to ensure it's not all work, visitors will also be invited to participate in the new version of the popular "HOW Loud?" co...

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Detecting VOC Leaks from A Safer Distance

A new technical report from FLIR Systems details how developments in optical gas imaging camera technology are allowing smaller Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) leaks to be detected from a safer distance. Detecting leaks of volatile, gaseous compounds can be dangerous, therefore operational safety of any detection technique is of vital importance for maintenance engineers. With Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, they make use of non-contact measuring Infrared technology that can detect, in rea...

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Get to grips with Noise and Dust Monitors at Safety and Health Expo 2014

Casella (UK), a global specialist in innovative occupational hygiene and environmental risk measurement solutions, will be exhibiting their extensive range of noise and dust monitoring solutions and giving visitors a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD at Safety and Health Expo on 17-19 June 2014 in London. Improving health and safety standards has become increasingly important across many industrial sectors in recent years as businesses attempt to reduce injury, disease and potential compensation...

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Blowers Handle Methane Extraction and Flaring and Other Challenging Applications

AMETEK (USA) Precision Motion Control offers ROTRON Chem-Tough regenerative (side channel) blowers for situations requiring safe and efficient handling of corrosive and/or potentially explosive gases. ROTRON regenerative blowers operate dependably in environmentally challenging, chemically corrosive and potentially hazardous conditions including methane extraction and flaring. They are ideal for a wide range of oil-rig, oil-field, landfill, wastewater and chemical processing applications. The...

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 Infiniti Red Bull Racing Announce Partnership with French Thermal Imaging Company

FLIR Systems has announced that it has been named an Innovation Partner with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. The winner of four consecutive Formula One World Champions in both Constructor’s and Driver’s categories, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will work with FLIR – the world’s leading supplier of thermal technology – to gather temperature data from its 2014 challenger, the RB10. In the partnership, FLIR will develop solutions using world-class miniature thermal cameras to provide the Infiniti Red Bull...

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New British Design Helps Safety Professionals Reduce Occupational Noise Risk

NOVA, the latest range of professional sound level meters launched by Pulsar Instruments plc (UK), promises exceptional user experience, performance, accuracy and battery life.  The meters are perfect for monitoring noise levels in a variety of work environments, with the view to collecting evidence and helping to address any noise at work issues. When it comes to expertise in noise measurement, Pulsar Instruments have become the name to look out for. This latest range of six sound meters com...

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Roxbury declined soil testing permit for landfill

The town of Roxbury, Connecticut, US, has been refused permission to collect samples and test soil quality from new gas extraction wells that are being dug at a landfill site. On Wednesday (April 2nd) the township took the request to the Morris County Courthouse, where a Superior Court judge ruled against it.  The Department of Environmental protection (DEP) is about to begin digging 21 new gas extraction wells on the Fennimore Landfill site, which are aimed at enhancing its gas collection sy...

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Blackline Establishes International Office and Appoints Managing Director

Blackline GPS Corp (Canada), a leader in work alone employee safety monitoring with one of the most complete product portfolios, has created a new, wholly-owned subsidiary – Blackline GPS Europe Ltd. Located in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, Blackline GPS Europe is ideally positioned to target the key European, Middle Eastern, and African markets (EMEA). The European market alone is estimated to grow to 650,000 lone worker devices by 2018 according to Berg Insight – a leading research gro...

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New Office and Addition to Middle East Sales Team for Safety Technology Company

Industrial Safety Technologies (IST) announces the opening of a sales office in the United Arabs Emirate.  The office is strategically located in Dubai and will assist in further driving gas and flame detection sales growth in the Middle East Region for all of the IST-Group companies. The IST-Group of companies includes Detcon, Simtronics, Oldham, and GMI and this office will be utilised for all four of the companies Middle East selling activities. At the grand opening of the office, Preston...

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Ideal System for Monitoring Daily Personal Noise Exposure at Work

The Pulsar (UK) doseBadge is a tiny, compact and lightweight dosimeter which is worn on the human body, usually on the shoulder, or on a safety helmet. It measures accurately the amount of noise that the person wearing the device is exposed to during their working day. This revolutionary personal noise dosimeter is a self-contained noise measurement device (also known as a PSEM).  It has no cables, displays or controls, making it the perfect solution for noise dosimetry, because the units can...

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Certificates and Declarations of Conformity Attained for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

E2S (UK) are pleased to announce the attainment of these new certifications for products from their fire & industrial, explosion proof and wide area disaster notification portfolios. The new TR CU Declaration of Conformity certifies compliance to the new, harmonised Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Community (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) and fulfillment of safety requirements. The new TR CU Certificate of Conformity for the Customs Union for safety of equipment for use in exp...

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Refined High-Definition Thermal Imaging Camera

The Flir ThermaCAM P65, available to rent from Ashtead Technology (Singapore), takes high-definition 14-bit thermal images. At the same time, it records visual images with its built-in digital camera. The integrated Laser LocatIR, activated at the touch of a button, helps you to safely and quickly associate a hot spot shown on the IR image with the problem area on the physical target. The ThermaCAM P65 is the most highly refined infrared inspection system available today. Its powerful new fea...

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Making Sense of Noise at Work Regulations

Join Pulsar Instruments’ (UK) noise experts in a series of face to face courses and gain vital insight on how to manage the noise measurement process. The one day courses are delivered by a member of the IOA (Institute of Acoustics) on behalf of the company and are intended to meet the needs of those new to noise measurement. The courses are particularly suited for those safety professionals who have recently purchased a new sound level meter or a noise dosimeter system or who are thinking of...

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Obesity 'increases risk of air pollution-related illness'

Air pollution has been linked to issues with human health for a long time. Airborne pollutants have been tied to a number of illnesses, including cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems. However, new research has suggested it is not only the level of pollution you are subjected to that can result in it having a worse effect. Scientists have suggested that body weight could be a factor when it comes to air pollution-induced respiratory illness.  Researchers from the School of Public Hea...

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New Occupational Exposure Limits Set for Peracetic Acid

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Board of Directors has approved the new 2014 occupational exposure limits, including a new Short Term Exposure Limit (STEL) for Peracetic Acid (PAA). Pressure groups have demanded investigations to study the severe health effects of exposure to PAA in the workplace. The ACGIH have confirmed the dangers of working with PAA and set the STEL to 0.4ppm. This means that employers should ensure that their workers are not exposed...

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Fashion retailers aim to reduce landfill waste

Fashion retailers throughout the UK have joined forces in a bid to reduce the amount of textile waste that makes its way to landfill each year. Big retailers within Britain are to agree to reduce the waste, carbon and water impact of their clothes by 15 per cent by 2020.  The new target is to reduce the amount of clothes that end up thrown away by 350,000 tonnes, while also reducing the size of the UK's landfills. Next, Tesco, Marks and Spencer and Arcadia are set to agree on the target and w...

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UK Noise Measurement Company Celebrates its 45th Anniversary

Pulsar Instruments (UK) plc announced today that it is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Since its inception as an engineer-led concern in Silicon Valley, USA in 1969, Pulsar Instruments has seen extraordinary growth, becoming of the success stories in the field of occupational noise monitoring. It was the first company to display the sound level on the scale of a sound level meter and the permitted sound exposure which, at the time, was revolutionary. It also pioneered the use of integrated...

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Landfill site receives complaints for excessive odour

A landfill site in Surrey has received over 120 complaints concerning the sewage-like smell that residents in the area have been subjected to in recent weeks. Residents in Redhill, where the site is located, and Reigate have been subjected to the strong smell for a number of days thanks to the Biffa Waste Services landfill. The strong smell prompted an investigation of the site by the Environment Agency, which found that surface water had become contaminated. Breaches in Biffa's operations ha...

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Specialist Companies Join Forces to Monitor Airport Noise

Casper, the specialist in web-based visualisation and monitoring software for the aviation industry and Cirrus Environmental (UK), a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of environmental noise monitoring solutions, today announced a partnership on airport noise monitoring. Casper Noise: Casper’s web-based noise management solution provides a complete suite of functionalities for effective noise management. The intuitive design, effective cloud based system architecture and advance...

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Breathe Easy with Health and Safety Wear for a Range of Industries

One of Keison Products' (UK) specialities is Breathing Apparatus. They supply all major brands to Fire, Petro Chemical and other Industries and are currently running a promotion on the Scott Contour 300 and 500s, advanced sets and the Basic Sigma 2 sets. All sets can accommodate light carbon fibre cylinders or steel, with the Contour 5000 having the ability to accommodate two cylinders. Keison Products supply other personal safety equipment such as Gas Detection, Safety Masks, Fall Protection...

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45 Years of British Design and Acoustic Research on Show

Visitors to the Health and Safety event at the NEC in March will get the opportunity to see the best of British engineering and design in noise monitoring when visiting the Pulsar Instruments (UK) on stand F33. The firm, which will be celebrating 45 years in business this coming February, will be well represented and will be showcasing its entire range of noise dosimeters, noise activated warning signs and occupational sound level meters including the outstanding new NOVA range. When it comes...

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New Portable Noise Monitor Launched After 2 Years in the Making

Cirrus Environmental (UK) launches its new Invictus portable noise monitor. After more than 2 years in development the Invictus has been designed specifically for environmental noise applications with all new functions, making it the most comprehensive noise monitoring device on the market today. Developed by Cirrus Environmental’s own in-house R&D team, the Invictus allows simultaneous measurements of all parameters and can be controlled remotely via 3G, GPRS, Wi-Fi Ethernet or Radio Modems....

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China's Soil Pollution Too Bad for Farming in Many Areas

Soil pollution in China has become so bad that around two per cent of the country's arable land is now too polluted for farming. Around 3.3 million hectares - an area roughly the size of Belgium - has become too contaminated to safely grow food on, according to the government. The latest findings show that 30 years of rapid industrial growth brings with it large environmental costs. Wang Shiyuan, vice minister of land and resources, told a press conference in Beijing on December 31sat 2013 th...

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