Gas Detection

CoGDEM Comment - Success at WWEM 2016 in November

Nov 21 2016 Comments 0

CoGDEM is the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring, a trade association with a membership of around sixty companies involved in the gas detection industry.  We are pleased to have ILM/ETP (the publishers of this IET magazine) as an Associate Member, so we now place a regular column of news from the gas detection industry in IET magazine.

Every two years, many of the gas detection equipment and sensor manufacturers who supply their products into the process industries meet in the UK Midlands to take part in the WWEM exhibition and workshops.  This biennial event took place on 2nd and 3rd November 2016 at The International Centre Telford, where visitors from many industries received free entry, free parking, free refreshments and free workshops.  The event was very well attended and was a great success.

CoGDEM was pleased to help to coordinate the Gas Detection Zone at WWEM, providing visitors with the chance to see innovative new gas detection instruments and systems being displayed for the first time, as well as the opportunity for visitors to attend free workshops and seminars.  These were attended by engineers and managers from many process and manufacturing industries, and will have helped to improve their knowledge of gas detection.  One particularly well-attended seminar gave an oversight of how the average citizen is affected by gas detectors and sensors in everyday life, and other topics covered included the automatic bump-testing of fixed detectors, the next generation of infrared gas sensors for hydrocarbon detection, and how portable gas detectors used by vulnerable workers can communicate any kind of alarm status to the outside world.

CoGDEM had representatives available during WWEM 2016 who answered generic questions related to industrial gas detection subjects and were able to direct visitors towards the relevant members’ exhibits and workshops.  There were also several requests for information on how companies could join CoGDEM.

At the end of the event, one new CoGDEM member company who had chosen the WWEM 2016 exhibition to launch an innovative range of portable gas detectors, was particularly pleased with the response from visitors to their stand.  Several industrial contacts were made which could lead to a healthy and unexpected commercial relationship in the future.  This company was so impressed that they have now booked their stand for WWEM 2018 and reserved a prime location in the Gas Detection Zone which will catch the eye of visitors to a new attraction that the exhibition organisers are arranging – watch this space for updates!

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